Instead of a wedding day this couple decided to have an stunningly elegant wedding weekend! The festivities were infused with the couples combined personalities and culminated in a weekend of love, happiness, and joy of becoming husband and wife.
Friday evening was filled with a romantic ceremony and intimate dinner full of soft blush and apricot tones. The Saturday soirée reception decor was based on a contemporary, elegant theme with white, black and touches of green as the colors of choice. Both days were magical and emotional, and you can see it all in the full gallery here, captured by Betsy Wall Photography.
Friday Evening Romantic Ceremony & Intimate Dinner: The romantic chandelier draped canopy was the perfect space for the couple to say their I-Dos while creating a gorgeous backdrop for an intimate wedding celebration for family and close friends. Soft shades of blush and apricot were coupled with vibrant colored blooms of ranunculus, dahlias, and roses that draped the cityscape space of the ultra-modern Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis. The bride channeled classic romance, pairing her strapless Swarovski encrusted Lazaro gown with a bouquet of creamy roses, Ranunculus and Anemonies. Sweeping mint gowns were worn by the bridesmaids while the groomsmen were attired in smart black suits and ties.
The tasteful sophistication of the decor was reflected in the exceptional tablescape design. The newlyweds and their friends and family dined at a single rectangular table which was draped in luxurious blush satin linens. White Louis XV ghost armchairs encircled the table and a runner of vividly colored florals flanked by clusters of gold mercury votives spanned the length of the grand table. A beautiful double tiered cake decorated in creamy white fondant featured a rose design with delicate petals and presented family and friends with an unexpected Funfetti filling. The candlelit space was echoed with violins and the evening was as picture perfect as the newlyweds had envisioned.
Saturday Soirée: Three crystal chandeliers sparkled above the head table while the custom lighting and abundant candle light made the industrial space sparkle with romance. Long tables were adorned with crisp white linens and dreamy monochromatic details featuring vanilla Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids spilling from tall vases while lower petite groupings of snowy flower bunches and flickering candlelight surrounded the towering arrangements.
Loved ones enjoyed a sit-down dinner, then were encouraged to partake in the many flavors of the custom popcorn bar so thoughtfully prepared by the couples favorite movie characters - Darth Vader and Storm Trooper. The bride surprised the groom with a three tier masterpiece wedding cake which was embellished with unique details that represented special meaning to the groom. A four-piece string quartet donned the space with cover music from Michael Jackson to Mario Brothers and the DJ made sure no one left without shaking their tail feather.