Minneapolis Wedding by Ingman Photography
August 17, 2011

I'm totally in love with this next wedding and its fresh, modern aesthetic, thanks to the genius that is Silvercocoon/Tia Keobounpheng who designed this gorgeous wedding and coordinated the dream team that brought it to life. The centerpieces by Flora Bella of white peonies and green dianthus make for such a dramatic yet understated focal point that I literally can't stop staring at them. They are total perfection. I'm also loving the super cool Minneapolis skyline stand up invites and the amazing light steaming in through the windows of the Walker Art Center, my new favorite venue. Ingman Photography was there to capture all the details that were coordinated perfectly by Premier Planning Services. Click here for the full party.





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From Ingman Photography...We approached each element of the design with a modern aesthetic that utilized the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis skyline. We made simple, modern, and intentional choices that resulted in a consistent visual thread, allowing one main element to shine and secondary elements to support and enhance its features.

The invitation, response card and envelopes were clean, formal and understated to allow the silver laser-cut city wrap to be the bold element. The bride’s bouquet was viewed as her primary accessory and its design encompassed the theme of the wedding - simple, classic, and modern. There were no formal decorations for the ceremony with the intention that the skyline would be the main backdrop. The seating chart for dinner was simplified into a single map with an alphabetized guest-table list. At the table, each menu touted the handwritten name of each guest, doubling as the place card for their meticulously-planned assigned seat.

The majority of the wedding guests were coming to Minnesota from the coasts, so the invitations were designed to be the first glimpse of Minneapolis and the wedding. As a stand-alone element, the city-wrap could remain at each guest’s home and would be a reminder of their weekend in Minneapolis with Katharine and Garnet. The other print materials pulled the silhouette of the Walker Art Center from the invitation and became a 'logo' of sorts, which was carried throughout the printed materials from the welcoming package for their hotel guests (schedule of wedding events, food and beverage recommendations and welcome note), to the program, and the menu.

The flower arrangements, from bridal party bouquets to reception centerpieces, were conceived as a pairing of two types of flowers, peonies and green dianthus. They were pulled together in mono-culture-clumps so that their distinct features, textures, and colors would contrast and compliment each other. For the ceremony, the bridesmaids carried pure peonies bouquets, the groomsmen and woman displayed pure green dianthus, and the bride and groom had a blend of both flowers. The centerpieces for the reception featured three peonies blossoms in a round field of green dianthus - with the round table-name cards coming out of the center of the arrangement. Bridesmaids' bouquets doubled as centerpieces for cocktail tables immediately following ceremony and during the dance.

Wedding Photography: Ingman Photography / Floral Design: Lisa Roy at Flora Bella / Ceremony + Reception Location: Walker Art Center / Design Coordinator, Invitations + Paper Materials: Silvercocoon, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng / Wedding Dress: Monique L’hullier / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Accessories: Toni Federici / Hair + Make-up: Denny Kemp Salon, Kari + Lauren / Bridesmaid Jewelry: Silvercocoon, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Attire: DKNY + Thomas Pink / Event Coordinator: Premier Planning Services / Wedding Cupcakes: The Bulldog Northeast / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Caterer: D'Amico Catering