If you have a fireplace, light it up and grab a cup of Joe, because you’ll want to get cozy as you page through this urban burgundy fall wedding. When it comes to Autumn weddings, this one is quintessential; deep wine colored florals, moody gray skies, and lots of romantic candlelight. Swoon! The sweet couple found just the right spaces to celebrate their special day from a stunning church to a city reception venue draped in a crystal chandelier. Double swoon! And you can see it all right here… Now, go sit by the fire!
From the Bride:
Our favorite season is fall so it was not even a question of what time of year we would look to set our wedding date. The richness of the color changes in Minnesota, and the crisp, warm yet chilled air provides a sense of being home for the both of us. We both tend to pull towards the rustic style and design but also love the urban setting. We wanted to create a classic look with a rustic and modern feel. Our color pallete included a wine/burgundy color, golds, greens, grey.
One of the beautiful things about our ceremony and reception venues is they both held a lot of character without decoration. For both locations, we did not need a whole lot of decorations as the buildings both brought their own unique charm. With that being said, we added in two statement floral pieces at the alter that matched the bouquets. We also added minimal floral to the sides of the pews. At the venue, we were able to reuse some of the floral pieces from the church as center pieces. Our fall colors looked lovely with the rustic wood and modern design of Minneapolis Event Center.
We were so fortunate to work with Tara from A Day in Provence. Tara was able to create simple yet elegant arrangements that were able to compliment the ceremony and reception venues. We alternated between three different center pieces – taupe candles with greenery, taupe and burgundy floral arrangements, and wooden boxes with burgundy grasses. All very simple yet elegant. Another part where florals were added was on the wood beams over the dessert table. It softened the room and added some unique color and dimension. The florals tied everything together and made a significant impact on our style.
Another thing about our day that was special was we wanted to make sure our guests had a great experience. We wanted to create an environment that was comfortable yet revitalized the energy. We were able to move between different rooms to create a different ambiance for each part of the reception. As for treats and late night food, we had a few things that were special to us. One of our favorite ice cream/frozen custard places is Adele’s in Excelsior, MN. Growing up, I would always get ice cream sandwiches (which are homemade!). So, when we came back in from dinner, the waitstaff at Minneapolis Event Center had miniature ice cream sandwiches on trays to serve guests. I also love trail mix so we created a make your own trail mix bar as a party favor.