Modern & Romantic Wedding at Nebraska's The Diamond Room
July 30, 2018
By: eddye
Classic WeddingsRomanticBallroom Weddings
Nebraska is showing up STRONG today. Lindsay and Alex tied the knot in one of the prettiest celebrations we've seen in a long time - with an attention to detail like no other. From the gorgeous welcome box favors filled with local favorites to the time spent alone in the reception space prior to the guests joining so that they could really feel the hard work pored into their wedding day, Lovestruck Events made sure every last moments was cared for and tended to. And the result, with images by Jessica Blex and  STUNNING film by Buena Victoria, was a wedding that could easily be your favorite SMP wedding ever.
From Lovestruck... Lindsay and Alex’s wedding design was a true reflection of their unique personalities. The foundation of the design represented Lindsay’s desire for a garden-inspired celebration with a muted color palette and romantic florals.
In order to capture Alex’s personality, we added modern elements and introduced deeper tones into the color palette to give the design a masculine edge. Alex played a huge role in directing the overall vision and guest experience of the wedding day. As someone who loves to entertain, he wanted to create a unique and innovative atmosphere for their guests with surprises planned throughout the evening.
The invitation we designed set the tone for the celebration. Cheryl Dyer created an abstract floral pattern that was printed on a vellum envelope enclosing the wedding stationery suite. The modern floral design helped balance the invitation’s soft cotton letterpress paper, handwritten script, and elegant wax seal. Lyrics from their first dance song (I Would Do Anything For You by Foster the People) were foil stamped onto the envelope for a playful touch.
Lindsay and Alex were married on a Saturday evening in October in a clear top tent adjacent to the reception venue. The ceremony featured a custom gray-washed chuppah with a geometric design that was covered in lush floral blooms and greenery. Their ceremony was witnessed by just over 225 guests. A confetti canon was released when the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife.
During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed French 75 cocktails, Lindsay’s signature drink, and a variety of passed and stationed appetizers. The dinner space was draped in white to soften the venue’s industrial finishes. We kept the guest table designs simple and functional, so guests could easily share the family-style bread and salad course before their plated entree.
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Wedding guests were directed back into the clear tent for dancing. A whiskey tasting bar, coffee cart, and 12 foot wooden bar were placed under the tent. Guests enjoyed wedding cake as well as beignets to satisfy their sweet tooth. Pizza was served from a food truck as a late-night snack. A live band from Atlanta kept the guests dancing throughout the evening.

A Q and A with the Bride and Groom

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?

Alex: To me, it was all about an experience. I wanted this to be a magical night not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone in attendance.

Lindsay: Whenever I imagined my wedding ceremony, it was always outdoors and was always in the fall.

What was your color palette and your style vision?

Alex: The vision for the wedding style was simple and unique. I didn’t just want a cliché pinterest wedding. I wanted something that would be unlike any wedding I had ever attended.

Lindsay: Everything I was drawn to evoked a chic, romantic feeling; soft palettes and muted hues. We chose a palette of blushes, peaches, grays, ivory with aged mixed metals and muted woods. I wanted my wedding to feel intimate and really beautiful.

What unique elements or DIY details did you include?

Alex: Putting the lyric of our first dance song on the back of our invitation was subtle, but very cool detail.

Lindsay: I agree with Alex, I loved that... Such a small detail with meaningful lyrics to us!

What was your favorite moment? Your favorite crafted detail?

Alex: My favorite moment was walking into the dancing tent and no one else was there, but my bride and me. It was stunning seeing the lights above us and the band playing and then just being the two of us for one moment before the party joined in. My favorite detail was having a hand-selected craft cocktail bar with a focus on bourbon. The chuppah and the tent were my favorite design details. And no one will ever forget the band…

Lindsay: My favorite moment was hands down the band, it was the moment everyone just let loose and had fun! My favorite detail would have to be the chuppah! It was simply stunning, they just nailed it!

Lindsay, tell us all about your gorgeous dress!

I felt most comfortable and most like myself in a more fitted lace dress. It had a row of pearl buttons up the back. My dress was a combination of two laces; to create the illusion of a pattern, which included an extra long train. Given the longer train I added to my ceremony dress, I wanted something I would feel comfortable in for the party. I knew I wanted a figure-hugging shape, but with enough movement for me to dance! For the ceremony I wanted a more traditional dress, but for the reception I felt comfortable with something less conservative, beadwork and embellishments in a subtle way that felt organic and dainty. My veil was simple, I just knew I wanted it longer than my train! My favorite accessory was a jeweled Jennifer Behr hair piece, I wore it for both the ceremony and the reception!

Can you share a little bit more about all of those important details...your flowers, the food, your favors, your cake?

Alex: The food was important. We chose menu items that could be executed well for our guest count. Rather than to-temperature steak, we chose cabernet braised beef short ribs. It was delicious.

Lindsay: Floral arrangements were organic - peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, anemones, eucalyptus, and garden roses. 

For favors we put together a welcome box. Our approach was to include things that we would appreciate as guests at a wedding. We had a wooden box, which we filled with:

-A welcome program (which included a schedule of wedding events as well as a list of local restaurants and activities)
-Our favorite snacks: pistachios, strawberry macaroons and shortbread cookies, and sea salt caramels.
-Voss water

For our cake we ordered a vanilla wedding cake, semi naked, with flowers all over it. We also had it hanging from the ceiling, which made it fun and different!

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?

Alex: To grooms, it’s your day too. Everyone else tells you otherwise. Don’t listen. I think it’s an important start to marriage to realize it is both of your time. I loved every bit of it because I was involved. If I wasn’t involved it would not have been as special.

Lindsay: Do not get obsessed with details. Despite all your prepping and planning, some things do not turn out exactly how you imagined them, but nobody knows the difference! Remember, this is your and your future spouse’s day - and that should be your focus and priority. It is so easy to get caught up in the business of wedding planning that you can quickly forget what the day is truly about. After the wedding is all over, your real journey begins!