Ali and Nick traveled all the way to Colorado for their engagement/ Adventure session with us so we had a feeling their wedding was also going to be pretty bad-ass. Needless to say, we were correct.
Where to begin? Well, the day included: one nice wake up call of a Shaggy dance-off between Ali and her bridesmaids, a guest appearance of their cat Diego, a trolley ride around Minneapolis, a photoshoot at the Stone Arch Bridge, a beer ceremony at the venue Trellis, and ended with Nick playing live in his band at the Varsity Theater.
For such an amazingly long day, the events really played out perfectly.
First, we trollied to the Hewing Hotel for the first look of Nick and Ali where an amazing couple at the bar paid for all the drinks of the entire wedding party, which is just about the most baller move one can perform.
Then we skipped around to the Stone Arch Bridge near St Anthony Main because when in Minneapolis, you have to take pictures on the Stone Arch Bridge … especially when the rain from the morning cleared out the mobs of tour guides, joggers, bikers, and other competing wedding parties!
We then jaunted to the actual ceremony site of Trellis wedding venue which was freaking gorgeous! It was like a secret garden of class and beauty. It was the type of place where you wouldn’t be surprised if a gnome came to life and started up a conversation with you.
Nick and Ali’s added a little flair to their unity ceremony by opting to combine a Castle Danger Cream Ale and A Left Hand Milk Stout together and toast to their future wedded life, which is a great idea for those of you beer lovers out there. (Check out some other ceremony ideas)
After the beers and kisses, we finally arrived at the fantastic Varsity Theater in Minneapolis where the live band Windowvine played throughout the night until the guest appearance of Nick and his college band took over. I can’t even describe the epicness that is a groom jamming out with his band on none other than Dinkytown’s own Varsity Theater stage itself, while his new wife fangirled over him (along with the rest of the wedding guests) but if I had to sum it up, I’d say it was pretty bad-ass.
Nick and Ali, you did wedding right! Kudos!
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Thanks to all the awesome vendors that helped make the Varsity Theater Wedding magic happen!
Reception: The Varsity Theater
Catering: The Loring Pasta Bar
Officiant: Tom Armstrong
Florals: Studio C Floral
Cupcakes: Angel Food Bakery