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Modern Minneapolis Warehouse District Wedding

January 27, 2015 | nicole
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The Aria, based in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, is one of the most incredible venues in America with its industrial loft-like structure and warm, romantic ambiance. Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding in Minneapolis stole our hearts when it was chosen for Best Reception for the 2014 Junebug Weddings Choice Awards, and we knew you would love to see the whole shebang on the blog. Photographer Matt Lien really captured the essence of Rachel and Jonathan’s day, from the quiet moments before saying I Do to the exceptionally designed reception.

The Couple:

Rachel and Jonathan

The Wedding:

Aria, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Inspiration:

We really wanted an outdoor wedding, but due to the unpredictable Minnesota weather (and the sheer number of guests we had), an indoor space made more sense. I wanted to use spring colors, but in a muted, more modern palette. I also wanted all the bridal party to be mis-matching, but cohesive. So all the girls picked out their own dress based on our palette, and we got bow-ties for all the guys in different patterns and colors.

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The Moments:

Too hard to pick one thing. We were so happy with the loving energy that filled the room. From our ceremony, to the food stations, to the flowers and hand made pieces, to the crazy dance party — it was all so much fun.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Matt Lien
Event Planning – My Magical Memories
Venue – Aria
Floral Design – Munster Rose
Catering – Crave Catering
Makeup Artist – Sherry Fredcove
Hair Styling – Sara Grimaldi
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply

Thanks to the talented Matt Lien for sharing Rachel and Jonathan’s extraordinary Minneapolis Warehouse District wedding.

xoxoNicole

Flower Girl Dresses from Fattie Pie + a Discount!

January 27, 2015 | carrie

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Quality materials and gorgeous designs are behind the Fattie Pie brand. Fattie Pie dresses are made to order and are definitely stylish and unique compared to other flower girl dresses out there! We just love Fattie Pie dresses, and think you will, too! If you’re wanting your flower girls to be as stylish as you on your wedding day, you need to check out all of the Fattie Pie collections. Fattie Pie is also giving Junebug readers a special discount! You have until February 11th to use the code JUNEBUG15 in order to receive a 15% discount on your Fattie Pie purchase.

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Don’t forget to use the code JUNEBUG15 in order to receive a 15% off your Fattie Pie purchase before February 11th!

How cute are these flower girl dresses? For all of you brides-to-be, make sure to check the Fattie Pie website for more adorable dress designs!

xoxoCarrie

Chicago Wedding at Fennel & Iris Cafe

January 27, 2015 | nicole
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We love an urban wedding that takes place in a romantic nook in the middle of a big city. It was love at first sight when Elyse and Lu spotted Fennel & Iris Cafe, and they quickly booked their wedding venue and planned their day around the charming spot. Christopher F Photography captured such fun, intimate moments shared between the newlyweds as they took in their Chicago wedding.

The Couple:

Elyse and Lu

The Wedding:

Fennel & Iris, Chicago, Illinois

The Inspiration:

We knew we wanted to have a small wedding, and once we found Fennel & Iris, it really set the tone for our wedding day. Fennel & Iris has so much character that we used as our inspiration. We wanted everything to be classic, so we can look back on our pictures 50 years from now and still love them. We were also interested in not being wasteful – we didn’t need many decorations because Fennel & Iris is so beautiful, but the few things that we bought, we are now using to decorate our home!

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The Moments:

Lu: My first time seeing Elyse. We had chosen not to do a first look, so as soon as she walked in, I remember not seeing anything else but her. I’ll remember that forever.

Elyse: Right before I walked in, my dad and I were standing behind these sheer curtains that we had set up. I had been happy-crying all morning, and my dad helped me take a deep breath and be in the moment. I could see Lu through the curtains, but he couldn’t see me, and I was just so excited to marry him.

Another one of our favorite parts was how all of our siblings were a part of the ceremony. Elyse‘s brother got ordained online and officiated the ceremony and her sister was her maid of honor. Lu‘s sister was his best man. It was really special that the most important people in our lives stood so close to us as we joined our lives together.

The Couple Recommends:

Kathy, who runs Fennel & Iris, was wonderful. We were their first wedding, and she was so accommodating to us and we could tell she was excited about it too! She really did everything she could to make our day special – from drilling extra hooks in her wall to switching the room from a ceremony setup to a reception setting.

Christopher, our photographer, was amazing – aside from taking memorable pictures, he helped Lu put his tux on properly and gave us a lot of guidance on how to make our wedding day flow smoothly. He got our pictures to us in record time – two weeks! – and he was so much fun to hang out with the whole day.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Christopher F Photography
Venue – Fennel & Iris
Cake – Sweet T’s Bakery and Cake Studio
Videography – Autumn Tree Films
Hair Styling – Louis Anthony Salon & Spa
Wedding Dress – J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – Formally Modern Tuxedo
Rings – Rosado’s Box, Keswick Jewelers

Thanks to Chrisopher F for sharing Elyse and Lu’s charming Chicago wedding with Junebug! For more urban wedding inspiration, check out Lindsey and Sean’s industrial Brooklyn loft wedding.

xoxoNicole