Pulling Off a Stunning, Modern Celebration Despite a Day of Rain

If rain on your wedding equals good luck, then this sweet couple is the luckiest duo ever. Not only did it rain on their big day, it poured for eight hours straight. And despite the gloomy weather, this celebration was beyond gorgeous. Held at the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, this modern affair has blushing blooms at every turn crafted by Sadie’s Couture Floral and a couple who fully embraced the beauty of a gray day; umbrellas and all. Pore through Meg Cooper’s stunning images plus even more in the vault.

From the bride… They say rain on your wedding day is good luck so my husband and I could only appreciate that we were “extra lucky” having received more than 8+ hours of showers that special day. May 20th started out less than perfect with some light sprinkles in the early morning and soon after transitioning into a cold, windy down pour. As a bride who was an absolute perfectionist, it was truly out of sight, out of mind since the excitement and warmth I felt from my mother and bridal party that morning was overwhelmingly bright. My husband and I were also blessed to have worked with the group of vendors we did as they helped bring together our vision, which from the very start was precisely laid out via PowerPoint (Yes, perfectionist I am). We knew we wanted a stately venue, preferably downtown, and one which embodied minimalistic beauty combined with an abundance of natural light. We chose The Orchestra Hall since we fell in love with the idea of using a space that was so rarely used as a wedding venue – making it unique and special to our day. One of the vendors I enjoyed working with the most was my florist as I felt my vision only came further to life via her floral design. It was important to me that the reception wasn’t stuffy and chose gold geometric candles, romantic garden florals, and even potted herbs 2 nights before to bring about a relaxed, organic feel. I combined lots of low cost, high impact details which included oversized white balloons, simple Dollar Tree tea light holders placed sporadically among the greenery, and children’s toy animals to bring whimsy to our seat assignments. Even down to the food, our caterer sourced local, organic ingredients and gave us a feeling of a home cooked meal. Having both been born and raised in Iowa, we enjoyed the casualness we could bring to such an iconic Minneapolis venue and enjoyed sharing that experience with our out-of-town guests. The rain that evening captured the two of us perfectly with the lights creating a beautiful glow off the streets of downtown Minneapolis. Our first dance was better than we could have possibly planned. The dance hall was surrounded by glass with rain coming down and because of the dark clouds, the candles from the surrounding cocktail tables lit up the entire dance floor. We could not have asked for a more beautiful evening and found are first dance titled “Perfect” completely symbolic of the day. We are forever grateful for our friends and family who made are day nothing short of perfect.

Photography: Meg Cooper Photography | Florist: Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling | Dress: Che Bella | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Rings: JB Hudson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Common Roots Catering | Make Up: Primped | DJ: Rick Gmitro | Grooms Suit: Nordstroms | Officiant: Amy Orstad | Balloons: The Corner Balloon Shoppe | Chairs: The Seatery | Day of Coordinator: Blush & Whim | Linens: Linen Effects | Orchestra Hall: Orchestra Hall