Modern Minneapolis Warehouse District Wedding

January 27, 2015 | Junebug Weddings


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.


































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
Day-of-Coordination – 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.


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  1. I love everything about this wedding! The flowers are just gorgeous, and I love how the groom’s boutonniere matches the flowers. I also really like Aria as a venue because it has so charm without taking away from the couple. Beautiful wedding!

  2. What a lovely couple!Rachel and Jonathan: both of you are looking gorgeous.Aria; most incredible venue for the themed wedding. Mind-blowing photography by Matt Lien.Thank you for sharing inspirational ideas.

  3. Love the high shot and use of B&W – great stuff. Matt is really a talented photoghrapher – thanks for sharing. Some great moments captured there :-)

  4. What a fantastic venue. Perfect space for a reception!

  5. Outstanding photography and the venue looks amazing!

  6. Gorgeous wedding! I am adoring those bridesmaids – they each look unique yet all work together! Such a big, happy wedding party.

  7. Stunning pictures! They looks amazing. Love it

  8. Wow everything looks perfect! Love the simplicity and elegant style of this wedding! Awesome photos! inspiring!

  9. What a gorgeous venue! Great photography too.

  10. What an amazing venue – a modern swing on things with a slight old school touch. Love the fact that you brought some of the outside, inside, since you couldn’t have an outdoor wedding. Take a look at all of those guests, must of been absolutely marvelous to celebrate with them all! Congratulations.

  11. Who knew a warehouse could look so fabulous. This is so breathtaking. Do many warehouses let you rent out spaces like this?

  12. Absolutely breathtaking images

  13. I really love the photos in the trees. And his bow tie, it rocks!

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  15. This is y far one the the best weddings I have ever seen. The photographer is incredible!!!

  16. Awesome photos and beautiful photos.I love the cufflink. Really adorable this. All details are very stunning.Thanks for sharing.

  17. These venues are simply gorgeous!

  18. Obviously very sweet and cute couple romantic wedding photography in such these beautiful place . I also like such nice photography . I’m inspiration to see these.

  19. WOW! This wedding is AMAZING! That venue is a dream.!!!

  20. Where can I get that bowtie for my groom????? Love it!

  21. Amazing pictures!

  22. Absolutely stunning

  23. Awesome pictures, thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Really enjoyed your pictures.

  25. Love the leaves pictures so vibrant.

  26. Awesome pics! love it!

  27. Stunning couple photography of wedding. I really like your photography and inspire for romantic lover. Flower decoration also gorgeous and mind blowing.

  28. Love the detail shots, gorgeous work

  29. Wow, such beautiful wedding photos, awesome!

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