American Swedish Institute Wedding | Jenna & Jake | Penny Photographics

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Jenna and Jake’s American Swedish Institute wedding was perfectly them – a lovely combination of cosiness, class, and meaning! In fact, ASI was the spot of their first date and they wed on the same day two years later 🙂 You may remember this adorable story from their Library engagement where these two lovebirds cozied up under the classical architecture of a local library and hit the trails to revel in their love of nature. We are excited to share their shots with you, and all the neat little details that made their day unique, but first! Let’s talk about an American Swedish Institute wedding 🙂

The American Swedish Institute is perfect for any couple looking for turn-of-the-century charm in a super accessible location just south of downtown Minneapolis. It is equal parts heritage and cultural foundation, art museum, tasty Fika cafe, and timeless historical mansion with beautiful maintained grounds and thoughtful art installations and statuary. Whether you’re a history buff or a lover of the classic beauty of early 1900s architecture, an American Swedish Institute wedding in the historic Turnbald Mansion is the place for you.

Take a look!

Jenna getting her hair magic on!

A perk of an American Swedish Institute wedding – the stunning details and architecture of the Turnbald Mansion! Much of the Mansion’s indoor and outdoor details are originals pieces by early 1900s local masons, craftsmen, and artists.

Here, Jenna and Jake take a moment to themselves in the Mansion’s solarium, crowned by stunning stained glass installations.

American Swedish Institute Wedding couple under stained glass American Swedish Institute Wedding bride with father American Swedish Institute Wedding romantic couple kiss

Jenna and Jake rocked a Sebastian Joe’s ice cream for their wedding day with personalized spoons!

Check out Jenna’s Friends-themed bridal party shirts!

We loved their creative guest book idea – asking for bucket list ideas for their first year of marriage!

Yard games are always a hit at weddings – Jenna and Jake’s American Swedish Institute wedding was no exception! Their beautiful grounds have plenty of space for outdoor activities.

We hope you enjoyed Jenna and Jake’s American Swedish Institute wedding! Feel free to Pin their neat ideas, and leave us a comment below to let us know which shots you liked best or to tell us your own tales of romance and adventure! We’d love to hear from you 🙂


As photographers, we count ourselves among the luckiest to have the trust of our clients in documenting their most important days. 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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As always, we want to say a big thank you to all the vendors who made the magic happen!

Venue: American Swedish Institute (ASI)

Hair: Bang Bang Salon

Makeup: Nan Fletcher

Caterer: Slate & Stone (through ASI)

Ice Cream: Sebastian Joe’s

DressThe Wedding Shoppe

Groom’s SuitMilbern Clothing Co.

DJ: Josh McClure, Harmony DJ Entertainment

StationaryBill Coombs

American Swedish Institute Wedding | Jenna & Jake


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