Let me preface this by saying outright that I have a complete couple-crush on this pair. The bride is hopelessly gorgeous with a killer sense of style and the groom is just ALL cuteness. So although I might be a bit biased, I am going to put it all out there and say that this wedding is a total keeper. From the stunning letterpress stationery to the gown whose gorgeousness literally makes me blush, captured all to utter perfection by Matt Blum, well...I heart you lovely wedding, I heart you. Click here to see even more.
And a beautiful film by Capture Studios to wrap up the day...
From the bride... I have to admit that I imagined our wedding day long before we were actually engaged. I wasn't exactly the little girl planning her wedding at 10 years old, but I do professionally plan events for a bridal magazine, so ever since I began working for the magazine, I paged through issue after issue of Minnesota Bride, collected pages of inspiration and naturally envisioned what my wedding day would look like. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, so I like to think that a good amount of thought and planning went into every single detail. As most brides do, I spent countless hours online looking at wedding blogs for inspiration and ideas that would really wow guests, but also reflect David and I as a couple. Although we didn't really have a wedding theme in mind, the decor and overall design elements had sort of a vintage-glamour look, from the lace, linen and vintage vanity mirrors used for table numbers to the all white floral and candlelight. In terms of colors we went with timeless classics: black, white, silver and gray. We knew we wanted a formal wedding, but what we didn't want our guests to think it was going to be so formal that it wasn't going to be a good time. So in order to set a fun tone for the event, we worked with the amazing Gretchen Berry of Watermark Stationery to create the perfect wedding suite, which added a whimsical element with an accordion fold-out invitation placed in a mini envelope and custom calligraphy from a local talent, Crystal Kluge.
David and I were married at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota on a beautiful, sunny, 75 degree day. Our 215 guests filled the small, 75-year-old church perfectly. And, as I had heard from several brides before me, the whole ceremony was a blur, but a perfect blur. I wore the wedding dress of my dreams, an ivory Vera Wang gown made with layers of silk organza and tulle. Following the ceremony, David and I drove around the Minneapolis uptown lakes area in a vintage white Bentley and upon arriving at the reception, were greeted by our closest family and friends who had started the party for us. From the food, lighting, decor, floral and music to our amazing family and friends who have loved and supported us from day 1, it was truly a dream come true. I can't thank our incredible wedding vendors enough for helping us create the wedding of our dreams. Matt Blum Photography and Matt Brue of Capture Studios, you documented our wedding day perfectly.
The most important piece of advice I would give to any brides-to-be is to hire a day-of coordinator. We worked with an absolutely wonderful wedding planner, Mi Mi Design, run by the talented Amy Red and Amy Blonde. David and I were able to enjoy every moment of the day and didn't worry about a thing. Everything came together perfectly and I have all of our vendors to thank for that.
Wedding Photography: Matt Blum Photography / Videographer: Capture Studios / Floral: Floral Logic / Wedding Coordination: Mi Mi Design / Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church / Reception: Calhoun Beach Club / Wedding Gown & Veil: Vera Wang "Diana" via L’atelier Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Melissa Sweet via Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Apparel: JoS. A. Bank / Hair: Smart & Chic Bride / Makeup: Jamie Holly of Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios / Ceremony Quartet: Alpine String Quartet / Ceremony Soloist: Angela Bobick / Cocktail Hour Band: Café Accordion Orchestra / Reception Band: Synergy / Lighting & DJ: Instant Request / Linen & Décor: Linen Effects / Rentals: Après + Ultimate Events / Wedding Invitations + Printed Pieces: Watermark Stationery / Calligraphy: Crystal Kluge / Catering, Dessert Table + Wedding Cake: D’Amico Catering / French Macaron + Sugar Peony Favors: Cocoa & Fig / 1951 Bentley Getaway Car: Twin City Trolleys & Classic Cars / Transportation: Star Transportation