So I've got a fairy tale for you! Two Renaisance Festival actors--King and Queen to be exact--fall hopelessly in love, light lanterns under the open sky of Lake Minnetonka, and live happily ever after! Well, the ending is not yet written but I sense this story will be one for a lifetime. Aaron quite literally pulled off his best performance of his career surprising the lovely Ashley with a proposal, getting down on one knee during one of their rehearsed skits. The whole cast was in on it as the lines of the approved script wandered off track until a ring made its way onto her trembling finger. In that moment, she decided to let down her hair and trust him, and said yes! Since then, these two have lived their pseudo Disney dream lives, even choosing Orlando for their honeymoon to hang out with the cast of Tangled and the movie most dear to their own story.
This day had it all from crowns, to frying pans, to Harry Potter wands, to small bags looking like it held special pixie dust. The day started in the quaintness of the small historic Trinity Episcopal Church and off they went to see the world, and not just from a window. The sky's royal blue glow at twilight made for some surreal moments as Ashley and Aaron took in their first minutes as husband and wife. Leaving the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres reception, I couldn't help humming with a smile and thinking that Now is where their life begins.
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.