If you love fairy tales, then you would love this wedding! From the Minneapolis Club, to the Basilica, to The Depot, this wedding was saturated with class and romance.
The day began with breakfast for the gentlemen at the Minneapolis Club. During this time the Father of the Groom presented his original sword to be used during the sword arch (which you’ll see) TOTAL surprise to the groom..such a special moment! Meanwhile, the bride was getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids at the Renaissance Hotel, and her excited energy was just contagious!
Abby told us the sweetest story about the shoes she was wearing for her wedding. When she was a little girl, she saw these shoes in a store. She told her mom, “I’m going to wear these shoes when I get married.” Her mom surprised her by buying the shoes and saved them all those years. Seriously??! How incredible is that?!!
We then headed to the Basilica for a beautiful wedding ceremony. This historic place provided a beautiful backdrop for Abby and James to exchange wedding vows.
On their way out, guests lined the steps of the Basilica and were able to witness a formal sword arch. Wow. Wow. Wow.
Beautiful weather gave us the opportunity to take outdoor photos, and the bridesmaids, in their soft-toned dresses looked INCREDIBLE! We sure got a lot of use out of those Basilica steps!
From there we headed to the Mill City area for bridal portraits, and these two were just radiating with love!
There was still lots more to come at the reception! The Depot was incredible and the romantic candlelight provided beautiful ambiance to close out the day.
As beautiful as it was, there were so many more FUN surprises as well! Umm…The groom playing drums, a military friend joining in with the band?! So much dancing, so many smiles…This wedding was just magical! We are so thankful for the incredible vendors who helped make this day so incredible for Abby and James!
Hair/Makeup–SM Hair and Makeup
Reception—-Ultimate Events and Linen Effects
Cake—Queen of Cakes
Reception Venue—The Depot Minneapolis
Ceremony Venue—The Basilica of St Mary Minneapolis
Reception Music—Band-The 72s