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In all the daydreaming, wishing, and pinning that goes into planning a wedding, who hasn’t considered the timeless beauty of a mansion wedding? For Ashley and Mason, their intimate Gale Mansion wedding made this dream a reality! From first look to final touches, the day was a lesson in the classics of romance, and we’re excited to share it with you 🙂

The Gale Mansion is a historic mansion south of downtown Minneapolis, built at the turn of the century and perfectly maintained in its original styling. Besides it’s beauty and detail, the mansion’s location is ideal for any Twin Cities residents or their traveling family, but perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of a Gale Mansion wedding are the owners and awesome event staff! If you’d like to learn more about them and about the a Gale Mansion wedding, we sat down with them for a chat on all the details!


We love capturing behind the scenes details before the wedding begins. There is always sense of anticipation in the air that can’t be beat!

  Mansion Wedding bride jewelry details  

Looking snazzy!

This is one of our favorite shots of the day – Ashley’s dad seeing her for the first time on her wedding day!  There are some moments you just don’t want to miss.

This photo also won an award thanks to the trust our awesome couple and their family and friends put in us. If you’d like to see more award-winning photos and a celebration of our amazing clients, check out our Awards Week blog!

Mansion Wedding dad first look

Ashley and Mason’s first look against the timeless beauty of a Gale Mansion wedding!

We love first looks here at Penny Photographics, and if you’re curious how to fit this special moment in on your big day, check out our blog on crafting a wedding timeline!

Ashley and Mason’s bubbly personalities came out in style 🙂

Mansion Wedding laughter after first look

After their first look, we snatched them away for couples’ portraits on the beautiful grounds of their mansion wedding. Then it was time to prepare for the ceremony!


Ashley and Mason shared a special unity sand ceremony after their vows.


After their beautiful ceremony, everyone headed back in for their mansion wedding reception.

After cake we snagged Ashley and Mason for more portraits in the rosy glow of their post-ceremony wedded bliss. A perk of a Gale Mansion wedding? It’s just across the street from a local park!

Mason and Ashley also shared their favorite parts of the wedding that day:

“Mason’s favorite memory is exchanging our vows. Mine is our first look. I had been so anxious until then, and when I saw Mason, I began to really enjoy the day.”

Mansion Wedding couple portrait spin

Then it was time to rejoin the festivities for speeches, cake, and dancing!

These two were the sweetest 🙂

As the night wore on, everyone started cutting loose!

For one of our final and favorite shots of the night, we spotlighted Ashley and Mason against the Gale Mansion in all it’s splendor, lit up like gold in the night.

Mansion Wedding mansion night shot

So many happy returns to Ashley and Mason on their big day! It was a blast from start to finish, and we love every opportunity to showcase the timeless beauty of a Gale Mansion wedding. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and found a little inspiration for your own mansion wedding! Let us know which shots were your favorite in the comments below or weave us your own tales of romance and adventure!


As photographers, we count ourselves among the luckiest to have the trust of our clients on one of their most important days. We are so grateful to Ashley and Mason and all their awesome friends and family for allowing us to take part in their special day!

As you can imagine, reviews and word of mouth are the best way for us here at Penny Photographics to succeed and continue to book amazing couples like YOU. If you have time, could you please spend a few minutes and tell others about your experience with us?

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We also want to thank all the awesome vendors who helped make the magic happen!

Venue/Caterer: The Gale Mansion

Ceremony Music: Ovation String Quartet

Officiant: Julia Gehrig

Flowers: Haute Boutique

DJ: Midwest Sound

A Mansion Wedding | Ashley & Mason | Penny Photographics

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