Juan and Christine have a love for literature and plays and decided their wedding should resemble that. Books, typewriters, and other elements that mirror the stories they enjoy created the centerpieces for each table. This fun wedding filled with personal touches at the Aria in Minneapolis was captured by the incredible photographers of Studio Laguna.
Christine and Juan
Aria in Minneapolis
I don’t know that we had a specific inspiration for the decor. What was most important to us was a feeling of warmth and simplicity, and that each decoration was personal. We were on a budget, so we got creative! The venues were huge, so creating an intimate feeling was important–having warm and soft light helped us achieve what we were going for in our reception space. We had tons of candles, and the florals were lush and soft. Literature and plays have played a huge part in our lives together, so each centerpiece was designed around a book or script that meant something special to us. The bridal party was dressed very classically, which was well-suited to the venue. It was important to us that everyone was comfortable! We found that happy guests make the most beautiful weddings!
The Couple Recommends:
Honestly, we recommend every single one of our vendors, every chance we get. They were exemplary. Brett Dorrian made Christine feel confident and like a million bucks. Studio Laguna were creative and fun photographers, and were a blast to have in the crowd. CRAVE’s food was delicious, and their staff was incredible: they were so kind and had perfect timing for the service. The staff at both Aria and the Basilica were generous with their time, efficient, and worked with us to create the perfect day. Taylor Kollitz is a brilliant pastry chef from Cafe Maude and Mill Valley Kitchen, and she delivered a delicious and beautiful cake. Vosa Em is a talented musician who offered his own flavor of music at the reception, while also giving us exactly what we and our guests requested. There was something for everyone! We could go on and on about each of the vendors.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Studio Laguna
Ceremony Venue – The Basilica of St. Mary
Reception Venue – Aria
Floral Design – Florals by Claire
Catering – CRAVE
Invitations – Paper Source
Makeup Artist – Brett Dorrian
Wedding Dress – The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Brides of France
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals – Mobile Photo Booth
Thank you to Studio Laguna for giving us a glimpse into Christine and Juan’s literature inspired wedding at the Aria. Looking for more themed wedding inspiration? Check out this vintage airplane themed wedding and this circus themed wedding.
What a beautiful collection of images! I absolutely love the setting at Aria, and the couple created such sweet and thoughtful details to personalize the feel of their celebration. Studio Laguna did an amazing job of capturing breathless moments of joy and beauty, so fun to witness through their lens!