Minneapolis, MINNESOTA :: Scott & Kelly :: A Traditional Wedding // Real Wedding

:: A Traditional Wedding ::

Submitted by :: Thea Volk of Rivets & Roses

Scott and Kelly had their wedding on November 15th, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church (oldest church in MPLS still in use). Following their traditional wedding that was surrounded by family and close friends, they ended their day at the Town and Country Club that overlooks the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN.

It was a wintry, black tie wedding at this historic venue in Minneapolis/St. Paul featuring ivory and evergreen florals, gold, personalized bridesmaids necklaces. Light snow fell throughout the day, in-between a stop for hot toddies at the location of the Bride and Groom’s engagement of family portraits under an original-vintage chandelier at the doorway of the church. A fire warmed the atmosphere at the country club reception and a sparkler topped their all-white 4-tier cake, made by MPLS great “Buttercream Cakes and Desserts”.

Distinctions

Traditional. Black Tie. Historic. Snow.

The Professionals

Venue :: Town and Country Club, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Submitted and Photographed by :: Thea Volk of Rivets & Roses
Cake :: Buttercream Cakes & Desserts

Location

Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Jon & Senate :: Industrial Elegance :: Downtown Minneapolis // Real Wedding

:: Industrial Elegance ::

Submitted by :: Ryan Stadler of Rivets & Roses

Jon and Senate had their wedding at the Mill City Museum in Downtown, Minneapolis. The environment was industrial, and had hints of elegance in the ceremony and reception. Their reception was filled with powerful speeches, and an energetic crowd that was ready to dance the night away in celebration of the newlywed couple. The city lights lit the night sky and set the mood for the remainder of the evening.

Distinctions

Industrial, Elegant, Energetic, City

The Professionals

Venue: Mill City Museum
Submitted and Photographed by: Ryan Stadler of Rivets & Roses

Location

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Bill & Darryl :: Our Perfect Day :: Tucson, Arizona // Real LGBT Wedding

:: Our Perfect Day ::

Submitted by :: Groom, Darryl Howard

Our wedding weekend was amazing! We hosted 100 guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in late September 2014. The weekend was a beautiful gathering of family and friends. The wedding was held on Saturday, 9/20. The ceremony and reception were outdoors at the base of the mountains, as dusk, as the sun started to tuck just behind the mountains and the sky glowed a magical rainbow of reds, golds, yellows, oranges and ambers. There were pretty memorable toasts from our wedding parties and heartwarming first dances with our mothers. Bill and I worked on our wedding details for one year. Everything was executed perfectly and not one beat was missed, thanks to the help of the staff at The Ritz. We had a vintage Polaroid camera table and guestbook for our guest to leave photo messages for us. After a 5 course meal, the night moved into dancing under the Kiva and then into the Members Grill with an afterglow buffet of chicken wings, french fries, quesadilla and homemade cookies (made by Darryl’s mother). We danced the night away and loved every second of our special day.

Thanks to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain for welcoming us and making our guest feel at home. Our day was perfect! There was not one missed step in the execution of the wedding and events surrounding the weekend.  We were showered with love and support from all corners of the country. Our guests traveled from near and far to celebrate with us.

You can also watch their beautiful wedding video by CSM Wedding Films here.

Distinctions

Dusk, Mountains, Dancing The Night Away

The Professionals

Venue :: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Videography :: CSM Wedding Videos
Photography :: Hammond Preuss Photography
Event Production and Floral :: LaFleur Plantscapes

Location

Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona

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Alex & Augustina :: An Intimate Mid-Century Modern Wedding

Submitted by :: MRSter Approved – Kym Ventola Photography

Weddings come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Alex and Augustina’s mid-century modern wedding in Phoenix was the perfect example of an intimate, unique style that came together beautifully.

The wedding party was exceptionally quaint with just two bridesmaids and one groomsman. The ceremony style was that of simplicity and delight. The couple shared vows in a room at the Hotel Valley Ho- a place that is both colorful and muted  If you haven’t been to the hotel just imagine a scotch glass, Dean Martin and a contrasting desert scene surrounding it. It’s like a Palm Springs spectacle, but in Phoenix, and Alex and Augustina were beaming there the entire afternoon.

The color palette was pink, black, white, gold, and blue (even the bride wore a dazzling, modern dress by Max Mara to change things up a bit). Contrasting hues of bright pink peonies and light orange were where the pops of color were seen.

Following the ceremony there were photos at the hotel and a celebratory dinner at FnB- a nearby foodie hotspot where the same close group assembled for an evening meal gathered around one big table. The couple actually planned their entire day around dinner factoring in how many people the restaurant could accommodate. Additionally, the bride and some of her friends are vegan and vegetarian and FnB was the perfect place to provide them with a special meal.

Needless to say, this couple chose every detail with meaningful intentions and their love for those closest to them was very evident. It was a truly blissful, modern and quite uncomplicated day. Everything was perfectly balanced.

Distinctions

Mid-Century Modern, Foodie, Uncomplicated

The Professionals

Dress :: Max Mara
Suit :: Hugo Boss
Shoes :: Jimmy Choo
Flowers :: D and F flower shop in downtown Phoenix arranged by Michelle Finzer
Venue :: MRSter Approved – Hotel Valley Ho
Dinner :: FnB
Submitted and Photographed by :: MRSter Approved – Kym Ventola Photography

Location

Phoenix, Arizona

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