I posted this question a few months ago, but I'm hoping to get some more varied responses this time around. My wedding is in early January, and I'd love some outdoor pictures of the bridal party! But realistically, there's no way we'll be able to stand outside without some heavy duty winter gear for very long. There's even the chance that it will be so cold out that we won't get any outdoor pictures at all.
So this big question is...where do we go for pictures? I need somewhere that has nice scenery outside (FI and I are more into natural settings than urban/industrial) but with the option of going indoors without spending more money (so not the Como conservatory!). We can't stay at our church because there is another wedding right after ours. Previously, people had suggested Rice Park. While I love it there, FI isn't totally sold on the idea and wants to keep looking. Any other suggestions? The ceremony is in St. Paul and reception is in Minneapolis, so either city (or their immediate surrounding suburbs) is fine with us.
Here's my next question: if we were to go to Rice Park, does anyone have any experience taking pictures inside the Landmark Center without having rented it for your ceremony/reception? From the sounds of their website, they are pretty lenient about it as long as you don't disturb anything going on inside, but I've been having trouble getting someone to return my calls and thought I'd see if anyone here had taken pictures there.