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Mallory + Ian

 

I’m always in disbelief at what amazing couples find their way to us, and these two are no exception. They are so adorable together, they are kind, stylish of course FUN! My favorite kind of people, and of course they also have a super cute story. Mallory and Ian’s Journey together started long ago, during their 3rd grade’s production of the Wizard of Oz. Mallory played Dorothy and Ian was the Tin Man along with several other members of their bridal party in the play as well.

Fast forward about 20 years later, on a cold winter night we were lucky enough to film Mallory and Ian as they shared their vows with each other, surrounded by their closest friends and family at Aria Mpls. It was this sweet love story that brought everybody together for an evening that was sentimental, full of laughter, tears, poetry and beauty. It was an evening we won’t soon forget. These two also brought in a killer team of vendors. We’re always thrilled to be in such great company on days like this. Designed by Rachelle at Style-Architects Weddings + Events, with floral and a custom canopy of greenery by Munster Rose and Phos Events. The party was Kicked off by Rock-it Man dueling pianos, followed by the Junk FM band who kept it going all night. Mallory & Ian, thank you so much for bringing us into your amazing world! Best of luck to the two of you!

 

Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events

Photography: Becca Dilley Photography

Venue: Aria

Floral: Munster Rose

Catering: Deco Catering

Dueling Pianos: Rock it Man Entertainment

Band: Junk FM

Lighting: Phos Events

Linens: Linen Effects

Paper: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Dress: Lela Rose

Bridal Shop: L’atelier Couture

Michaelen + Jared

 

As I was editing Michaelen and Jared’s video I was struck by how many small beautiful moments there were throughout the day. Some were emotional, like when Michaelen’s bridesmaids saw her in her dress, and some were hilarious like the best man’s large cutout of Jerod’s first selfie, but all these moments were so sincere and natural.
Each year we are in this business we have been able to better define not only our personal style, but more importantly what we want to communicate through our films. This year we made it a priority to focus more on making our films feel more present, capturing sincere emotion and allowing some room within the edit to stay “in-the-moment” longer rather than always moving on quickly to the next fancy shot. I love that with this film we were able to create scenes that make you feel like you’re in the middle of it all, seeing a moment from all angles.
On top of that, these two had such a wonderful ease on camera and really made our whole day so easy & relaxed. We are honored to have been a part of this magical day, thanks for having us there Michaelen & Jared!

 

Photography: Swell Photography

Planning: Bride’s Mother and Bride

Venue: Calhoun Beach Club

DJ: Instant Request

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet

Invitations: Epitome

Floral: Richfield Flowers & Events

Pianist: Sharon Planner

Catering and Cake: D’Amico

Dress Shop: L’Atelier Couture

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Alterations: A Stich Above the Rest

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Hair: Sarah Grimuldi

Makeup: Cathy Mylan

Tuxedo Rental: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

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Maleeha + Ali

 

Every year we get the opportunity to film a few weddings down in Chicago, and this spirited multi-day South Asian wedding was one of the highlights of our wedding season. One of our favorite traditions in South Asian weddings is the rukhsati, the bride and groom saying goodbye to their families as they leave the wedding. It’s usually a long tearful event, and we are often able to capture some of the biggest emotion during this final goodbye. Maleeha and Ali’s rukhsati was so emotionally charged, and fun all at the same time. There’s was just so much energy and excitement as this lovely couple exited their wedding and drove away in an Audi R8 race car while surrounded by hundreds of their friends and family.

 

Décor: Dream Decor

Photography: Mcree Photography

Venue: Ashton Place

Venue: Shalimar Banquets

Somerset Country Club

Cassie + Pete

 

We had such an amazing time filming and editing Cassie & Pete’s gorgeous wedding. First of all, they could not have had more perfect weather. It was one of those idyllic golden Minnesota days that we all crave. And of course on a day like that, you could ask for nothing more than to be seated under a beautiful clear top tent with white linens, surrounded by the beautiful gardens at Sommerset Country Club and all of the people you love. It really was lovely, and the setting perfectly matched the mood under the tent, it was pure joy, love and happiness. Not to mention the whole thing went off without a hitch thanks to the careful coordination of Ask For the Moon events.
At the 2:13 mark Pete’s brother says “Cassie is such a sweetheart. I cannot explain the smile that she had when Pete was reading his vows… That smile, that laugh, it lights up a room.” He was not kidding, what struck us as we were editing this one is that we had more clips of Cassie smiling than not. It’s a huge ear-to-ear grin that certainly does light up the room. When the bride is so happy, the rest of the wedding will usually follow suit. This whole group of guests was so fun and joyous all day long. Thank you Cassie and Pete for making our job fun and easy!

 

Day-of Coordination: Ask for the Moon Events

Photography: Jeff Loves Jessica

Reception: Somerset Country Club

Church: Hamline United Methodist

Floral: Martha’s Garden

Tent/ Party Rental: Ultimate Events

Invitations: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Hair/ Makeup: Primped

String Quartet: Loring Quartet

Band: Synergy

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photobooth

Cake: Cocoa & Fig

Ring : Continental Diamond

Bridal Shop: L’Atelier Couture

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Shoes: Kate Spade

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Mallory + Ian Trailer

 

We’ve had the pleasure of capturing so many amazing weddings in 2016, and finished the year with two spectacular NYE weekend weddings. We’re so excited to share Mallory & Ian’s trailer from their super fun and beautiful Aria wedding from Dec. 30th. Designed by Rachelle at Style-Architects Weddings + Events, the couple was surrounded by their loved ones during their wonderfully intimate round ceremony underneath a custom canopy of greenery by Munster Rose and Phos Events. The party that followed was one that will not soon be forgotten. Kicked off by Rock-it Man dueling pianos, followed by the Junk FM band who kept the party going. It was a pleasure being part of the day and we wish these two (and all of you) nothing but the best in 2017! Happy New Year!

 

Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events

Photography: Becca Dilley Photography

Venue: Aria

Floral: Munster Rose

Catering: Deco Catering

Dueling Pianos: Rock it Man Entertainment

Band: Junk FM

Lighting: Phos Events

Linens: Linen Effects

Paper: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Dress: Lela Rose

Bridal Shop: L’atelier Couture

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Chris + Jessica

 

We have a fantastic wedding to share with you today. It was such a pleasure to be a part of Chris and Jessica’s wedding day at the ever-stylish Aria Mpls. Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their effortless and emotional wedding.

 

“This is so beautifully done – we all cried happy tears! You both did an amazing job capturing our day and our love for each other! We are so happy we have this to share with our family and friends for years to come – thank you, thank you!” -Jessica

 

Day-Of Coordinator: Lasting Impressions (Sarah Trotter)

Photography: Laura Ivanova

Venue: Aria

Catering: Crave Catering

DJ: Instant Request

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet

Minneapolis Wedding Photography

Shannon + Eric

 
 

If I were to describe Shannon and Eric on their wedding day I would simply say they were joyful. There was a sincerely celebratory and carefree atmosphere throughout the day as their family and friends cheered these two on and danced the night away. We could also tell that these two have a truly special connection just by listening to their beautiful and heart-felt vows. This group really knew how to party, including Eric’s incredibly vivacious grandmother who was on the dance floor all night long!

 

As always, we love filming at Aria, and I’m always excited to find new things to capture from a new perspective. It’s always gorgeous and endlessly versatile.

 

It was a true honor to be a part of Shannon and Eric’s day; we hope you enjoy this Highlight Film as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

 

“IT IS AMAZING!!!!!! You guys totally blew us away – totally exceeded our expectations. You captured so much fun and joy from the day, and we can’t wait to share it with our family and friends!” -Shannon

 
 
 

Day-Of Coordinator: Jessica Wonders, LLC

Photography: Crystal Rose Photography

Venue: Aria

Catering: Chowgirls

Dessert: Angel Food Bakery

Florist: Julia’s Blooms

Cocktail hour band: Broken Heartland String Band

Officiant: Kjersti Moline from Grand Avenue Officiants

Hair and Makeup: Laura Westrem Artistry

DJ: DJ Youngstar (Jordan Townsend) Fulton Productions

Photo booth: Studio Veil

Transportation: Chauffeured Elegance

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Kirstin + Steven

Steven and I lived on the same floor when we where in college, and for a few month stretch we had a pretty entertaining prank war going on. The war ended when Steven threw a very overripe mango into my second story window, which exploded, and ended with all of my belongings being caked in a slimy, fruity film. We lost touch for a long time after that, but about ten years later Steven contacted me and Hannah about filming his wedding in Duluth. Having had ample time to recover from “The Mango Incident” I was excited to re-connect with Steven and meet his finance, Kirstin. Since then the four of us have become friends, and Steven and I came to realize that we have more in common today, then back when we where throwing fruit at each other.

Hannah and I had an incredible time filming a portrait session with these two on the shores of Lake Superior and Lester Park. I want to specifically thank photographer, Russell Heeter, for being amazing to work with and scouting out these beautiful locations. Steven and Kirstin’s day went absolutely perfectly, and Russell played a big role in that! The setting of this wedding really was the best of both worlds for us, Kirstin and Steven’s wedding and reception took place in the historic Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth, but we also got to film in some really beautiful Minnesota nature.

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Elise + Kevin

It was remarkable to see the support that Elise and Kevin received from their family and friends who flew in from LA to attended their wedding. Elise’s father who lives in Minnesota was expecting the wedding to be small, and was quite surprised by the California turn out. This beautiful celebration was held at the Wayzata Free Church and Calhoun Beach Club. We loved the floral, especially with the lovely September light illuminating the tables. It’s sometimes these lovely little details that we get excited about!

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Chad + Gena

Chad and Gena’s journey to this day started at Lambeau Field during a Packer vs Vikings game. Chad, who was wearing a number four Vikings jersey probably wouldn’t have gotten out of the stadium alive had he not knelt down on one knee and proposed to his seemingly unlikely soul-mate, a die hard Packers fan. Chad and Gena decided to fly up from Florida and tie the knot at her Uncle’s farm near the Wisconsin Dells, and we were excited for the opportunity to film in the community Hannah grew up in. If you’ve ever visited the Dells, you know it’s a little off-beat and quirky place, and this farm was no exception, In fact, one of the barns was once used by Barnum and Bailey Circus to house elephants. We absolutely loved that this place and so much of the decor of this wedding had a personal meaning for Chad and Gena. It truly was their personalities transformed into an event, and this amazingly fun and vibrant event ended like all good Wisconsin barn weddings should, a stellar sparkler send off complete with a fireworks show!