Rachel and Joe’s wedding day was full of special moments, but one that stands out is directly after their first look, when both were fighting back happy tears and sharing smiles. Joe has the cheesiest smile, and can’t keep it to himself when Rachel is present. Him and Rachel were unbothered by the drizzle that threatened their wedding day, not letting it literally or metaphorically rain on their parade! They got engaged moments before a downpour, so if anything it was perfect that mother nature threw some rain their way.
Looking at the attire of the wedding party and the bride and groom themselves, it makes perfect sense that Rachel is a fashion blogger! Their day was the ideal mix of classic and glamorous, their looks all white and silver with pops of red. Their bright red bridesmaids dresses were super unique and complimented their bouquets.
The bride and groom’s stylish attire was matched by equally as elegant venues. The morning kicked off at the AC Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, and the evening ended at Aria, just a few blocks down the road. Aria is a dream reception venue, with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a plethora of glistening chandeliers. This spacious, multi-roomed venue is gorgeous from top to bottom, with a beautiful hangout for the wedding party before their grand entrance, awesome arches to pose under, and the ability to have a private cake cutting while the reception took place! The cake cutting is always a sweet moment (pun intended) but Rachel and Joe’s was especially comical. An uneven cake stand and a maze of dowels propping up the cake itself made for a tricky cut, and the newlyweds ended up with more cake than they bargained for, not that anyone’s complaining!
Rachel and Joe, we know you two will always take the time to dance in the rain. Your ability to be positive and joyful in any situation is everything. Congrats!
Ceremony Venue — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church — Minneapolis, MN
Reception Venue — Aria — Minneapolis, MN
Officiant — Father Daniel Griffith — Minneapolis, MN
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist — Sara Capers with On-Site Muse — Minneapolis, MN
Caterer — CRAVE Catering — Minneapolis, MN
Cake Designer — CRAVE Catering — Minneapolis, MN
Florist — Florals by Claire — Eagan, MN
Dress Shop — Diamond Bride & Tux — Plymouth, MN
Dress Designer — Jasmine Bridal — Hanover Park, IL
Bridesmaid Dresses — Diamond Bride & Tux — Plymouth, MN
Tuxedos — Men’s Warehouse — Minneapolis, MN
Party Bus Company — RentMyPartyBus, Inc. — Minneapolis, MN
DJ — Northern Lights DJ — Spring Lake Park, MN
Stationer — Minted
Hotel — AC Hotel Minneapolis — Minneapolis, MN