The Edina History Museum is located in Arneson Acres, one of the most beautiful places in Edina.
I might be biased, since my office overlooks the Edina park, but I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Many professional photographers love our park's 28 gorgeous gardens, fountain and almost 14-acres of green space for their portraits of wedding parties, families, prom dates and engaged couples.
Doesn't the fountain make a great backdrop for this photo by Shelly Paulson Photography? "The wind inspired a great moment here!" she wrote on her blog. (I love the candid photo of the bridal party laughing at the flying veil.)
Here's the fountain from a different perspective for the bride and groom portrait. So pretty.
While some couples only stop in Arneson Acres for only a photo session, many also hold their ceremony here. This one, shot by Snowfrog Photography, was set up by the fountain. I've also seen weddings in the gazebo, on the terrace and under an archway of flowers.
The park offers a variety of settings for all kinds of photos. Sarah Syhakoun Photography took advantage of Arneson Acres' mall of flowers for this portrait.
While spring and summer are peak times for flowers -- and portraits -- I've seen groups pose for pictures during the fall and winter as well. Families often shoot their casual Christmas card photos here.
Photographer Teresa Hermes noted in her blog that the park was a perfect place for a two-year-old to run off excess energy -- just look at his happy face in his portrait session.
One of my favorite parts of the park is a simple little garden that greets me when I walk into work (photo at right). Bright moss roses and lilies line the steps to the museum's front door.
Tim Zimmerman, horticulturalist with the city, and his crew weed and water, mow and nurture the gardens.
A garden that I don't have to weed or water? Let me amend my first statement: Arneson Acres is not "one of" the most beautiful places in Edina. It ranks firmly at the top of the list.
What do you think is the most beautiful spot in Edina? What are other favorite spots for wedding and prom photos? Comment here and/oremail me your photos showing the locations and I'll post them here.
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