A fresh dusting of snow and an iconic riverside destination with city skyline views, makes the perfect backdrop for a Minnesota winter wedding. It certainly takes a brave couple to plan a December celebration in the midwestern tundra, but the results (romantic winter sunlight and cozy interiors) are definitely worth it, and everyone is guaranteed an experience to remember.
Anna and Marc often say that they feel like they've known each other their whole lives, and in this case, it's true -- they met in 6th grade! When asked about the moment they knew the other was 'the one', Marc shared, "I feel like I've known my whole life. That's super tacky, but its true. The first time I told her I loved her she ran away. Because we were in middle school and that was a weird thing to say. But I meant it. I've always meant it. No matter what I did in my life, she was always in the back of my mind." And we're swooning over here!
So, this lovely couple (who likes to laugh, visit the boundary waters, play games, both dine out and stay in with the cats, and surround themselves with wonderful friends) planned an adventure that they were sure to never forget. They were married with a simple Catholic ceremony, under the light of the stained-glass windows, of the Saint Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis, where Marc often works. Then they whisked their wedding party away to the Stone Arch Bridge and weathered the -20 degrees fahrenheit temps (yes, you read that right!). Needless to say, the bride was smart to wrap up in a beautiful faux-fur blanket and provide her girls with gold pashminas, to compliment their fun multi-hued green dresses. Yeah, did you notice the bride's AH-mazing style? From head-to-toe... vintage bobby pins in her hair, a white and gold-dipped manicure and of course those sparkly shoes. But the guys also had a dapper touch of their own; each wore a unique tie clip from the Groom's father's personal collection!
To finish out the day, they treated their loved ones to a stunning green/gold themed party at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. The table decor and centerpieces were designed by the bride and the vintage green glass vases were thrifted over a 2-year period! The experience was complete with a 'Wishing Tree' for guests to hang bucket-list suggestions for the couple, a number of super creative food stations (think chorizo 'Smashed-Tinis'), a board game area, and lots of dancing into the evening. Congratulations to these two sweethearts! Wishing you many more adventures ahead.