We know you all love the explosion of real weddings each and every Wednesday and if our first wedding is any indication, this hump day is going to be extra pretty. If your new to the block, this is all you need to know… we are going to be posting snippets of amazing weddings all day long and if you are dying to see more, simply click on the gallery of each wedding to see the whole shebang.

Up first is a Minneapolis wedding oozing buckets of charm. From the Pasta Bar ceremony venue to the Varsity Theatre reception, we are talking venues that are as unique as they are fun. Brandon Werth was the the man behind the camera and he captured so many great moments for you to ohh and ahh over in the gallery, so you know what to do…Click away!

see more of this Minneapolis shindig here!

We were married on the 11th of September 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity Theater. These venues are located right next door to each other on the University of Minnesota campus, which is where Jon and I met in 2005. We both went to school at the University of Minnesota – Jon for Aerospace Engineering and I for Broadcast Journalist. After graduation, we lived apart for a year while I was a TV reporter in South Dakota and Jon moved to Seattle to work for Boeing. I moved to Seattle in 2008 for a job in public relations and we have loved exploring the West Coast together.

While we were home for Thanksgiving in 2009, Jon proposed at the same place we had met – Mariucci Hockey Arena on campus. A friend had introduced us during a hockey game (still a favorite pastime of ours). We quickly decided that we wanted to come home to Minnesota for our wedding to celebrate with family and friends. The search for a unique and fun venue landed us with the Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity Theater. It was perfect! The two places are located right next door to each other and they’re eclectic feel was just what we were going for. My tea length coffee-colored dress and Jon’s “Mad Men” pinstripe suit also fit the bill.

Our wedding was so much fun – the part of a lifetime. The live band was amazing, the atmosphere was electric and best of all, we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Planning from a far was a bit difficult, but with the help of friends, family and the amazing venue staff, the whole wedding went off without a hitch. Plus, we hit up the campus bars after the wedding – still in full wedding attire – just for old times sake.

Photography: Brandon Werth (formerly of Rivets & Roses Photography) / Flowers: Richard Anderson / Officiant: Rev. KC Glaser (friend of the couple) / Event Design: Loring Pasta Bar & Varsity Theater Staff / Ceremony Location: Loring Pasta Bar / Reception Location: Varsity Theater / Band: Metro Jam / Invitations: Cheer Up Cherup / Program: Bride’s Design / Shoes: Nine West / Dress: Justin Alexander / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Jeweler: Zavida Gemstones