We bonded from the moment these two came into the studio. There was just a presence about them, a joy, a sincerity, and I just knew this journey with them would be extra sweet. Andrew is a stud. Comfortable to be around and inclusive of everyone he meets. His energy fills a room, but even this smooth fella gets lost for words in the presence of his beautiful bride! What a dress! Melanie is the thoughtful glue that holds everyone around her together. Faith permeates their life and drives them to be better people together in the world. Janelle and I were so honored to get to join you on this quest and hope we left the world a little better place because of what transpired on December the 5th, 2015 at Aria. We can't wait to be apart of the dent you will make in the world!
Contributing Vendors: Aria (venue), White Confetti (planner), Instant Request DJ (music), Linen Effects (decor), Avant Decor (decor), PHOS lighting (decor), Wedding Paper Divas (invitations), Juut Edina (hair), Creative Beaute Agency (makeup)
What a fun journey it has been with these two! I have known Peter for years and have been long anticipating this day, getting to celebrate with such a special family. Heidi is stunning inside and out, and she knew this day would be planned to perfection so she could live in each moment. These two were like giddy kids at Christmas all day, having to pinch themselves to make sure it was all real. Aria and their stellar team put on quite the impressive display, as the old theater came alive for this night! Laughter could be heard for blocks I am pretty certain as this crew knows how to have fun. I didn't want the night to end.
Contributing Vendors: Aria (venue), Sarah Jane's Bakery (dessert), Instant Request (dj), Apres (rental decor), Something Borrowed (rental decor), minted.com (invitations), Deco (catering), urban village (hair), Twin City Makeup (makeup)
I met these two at the Semple Mansion's wedding expo and when they threw the vision by me, I just couldn't resist freaking out a little! Steampunk meets mansion in a throw back to the industrial revolution with touches of dark carnival on Friday the 13th no less. Ariel and her fabulous mama had wicked fun putting together this event, as guests were greeted by mannequins, pearls, and time-specific antiques around every corner. They have some pretty fantastic people in their life that helped get them to the altar and they know what a blessing they are. After the sweet ceremony, we slipped out into the night to enjoy the city skyline and pinch ourselves if this day was really flying this fast.
These two are comfortable like a big cozy fleece blanket, perhaps a red and white one with a large 'W' on it for Wisconsin. At their core, they are fiercely loyal and take in life's best at a decaffeinated level--unless the Badgers are playing of course. With the people they love around them, things can get amped up a few levels as seen on this day. Final touches were made at Sarah's lovely Edina home where Patrick would meet up to lay eyes on his breathtaking girl. The make-up, the hair, the dress were all on-point; she was a knock-out! Patrick didn't look bad either, and walked three inches taller with a little sly swagger and grin. I had to smile. Our Lady of Grace in Edina was a tee-shot away from the fabulous Interlachen Country Club where we would close down the night. All left happy for these two and maybe even humming a certain fight song.