12 Feb

fuchsia, white and dusty miller bouquet

Geronimo balloons, metallic gourds, pheasant feathers and fondant hearts were all at home amidst Alissa + Mark’s elegant and memorable affair at the Weisman Art Museum. It houses a great collection of modern art, overlooks the Mississippi River bank and was the perfect wedding venue that represented unique aspects of who these two lovebirds are. And if the architecture of their venue isn’t pretty enough, check out Alissa’s wedding dress!

Tadashi Shoji brocade and silk wedding dress

birdcage veil and blue garter

silver snake-skin peep toe shoes

Tadashi Shoji wedding dress and birdcage veil

shades of purple bridesmaid dresses

rustic building wedding party portraits

shades of purple bridesmaid dresses and deep fuchsia bouquets

Tadashi Shoji wedding dress, birdcage veil and diamond earrings

fuchsia, pale pink, cream and purple bouquet

Alissa’s bridal bouquet included dahlias, sweet peas, garden roses, scabiosa, spray roses, dusty miller and pheasant feathers. Alissa’s biggest request was that her bouquet include pheasant feathers–her dad grew up in South Dakota where pheasants are synonymous with autumn, and she loved the idea of something a little unexpected, visually, that was a nod to that side of her family.

purple patterned bow tie

pale pink florals and shades of purple bridesmaid dresses

Tadashi Shoji wedding dress and twisted chignon

purple patterned bow tie

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

We spent about ten months planning from start to finish, but a lot of that time was really relaxed–I’m not sure how much that reading wedding blogs while drinking wine counts as planning! The biggest hurdle was definitely our guest list. We both really wanted to keep things small–Mark’s biggest concern was making sure we were able to spend meaningful time with our guests, especially people we don’t see often, rather than spending the entire evening in a whirlwind of handshakes and faces blurring together. So we were committed to keeping it on the small side (our target was 100 people).

outdoor rustic building wedding party portraits

Weisman Art Museum

Minneapolis view from the Weisman Art Museum

museum wedding ceremony

metal lantern and delicate floral accents

all white linens with pops of crimson

all white linens with pops of crimson

fuchsia florals and branch centerpieces

pale pink floral and poster accents

cupcake tower and framed printed details

sofia soda paper flag straw escort cards and crimson florals

romantic first dance

Photography: Wing Ta of Canary Grey Photography / Venue: Weisman Art Museum / Hair: Kelly and Katie Sweno of Level Salon / Makeup: Allison Schlak / Florist: Munster Rose / Cake: Sweet Retreat / Catering: Common Roots Catering / Invitation designer: minted / Rentals: Apres Party / Officiant: Kjersti Moline of Grand Avenue Officiants / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Karin Jacobson Design / Balloons: Geronimo Balloons / Custom print: Apple Blossom Prints on Etsy / Bride’s dress: Tadashi Shoji / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Brides of France / Jewelry: Brides of France / Lipstick color: “Girl About Town” by MAC / Groom’s suit: Giorgio Fiorelli from Atmosfere / Shoes: Kenneth Cole / Other accessories: Cufflinks were Frank Gehry for Tiffany, bow tie was by Bruno Piatelli from Atmosfere / Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan from Nordstrom bridal suite, necklaces from Etsy and they all carried vintage handkerchiefs that belonged to bride’s grandmother / Groomsmen: wore their own grey suits and Bruno Piatelli ties from Atomosfere

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Comments

  1. Romantic Minnesota wedding: Alissa + Mark http://t.co/oEKIAHNW

  2. Love the differernt shades of gray.
    I did that for my wedding too. ;)

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  3. Loving the architecture of this museum wedding venue + the bride’s wedding dress. {photos by @canarygrey} http://t.co/PWnkRAwv

  4. I love the brides dress, I have never seen one like that , it is so pretty. The flowers were gorgeous!! Love the pop of color it added.

  5. Wing, GORGEOUS photos! Alissa and Mark so great to see your personalities shining through. Loved working with you guys. THANKS!!! So thrilled to see this featured here.

    (And good work on those gilded gourds… That was a project, huh?)

  6. Oh my goodness that dress is unbelieveable! Such a unique and flattering bridal look! Love it!

  7. Beautiful! I truly adore the tables capes- so neutral with that bright pop of fuchsia.

  8. gorgeous wedding, dress, couple, and photos!

  9. We were honored to capture their amazing love affair. Thank you for the gorgeous feature…Alissa + Mark are beyond incredible and this day was made even better by their wonderful spirit & hearts! And…THAT dress…one of my favorites!!

  10. Remarkable!! Your style and personalities and values and loving presence were expressed in every choice you made. :) It looks like your photographer captured the
    beauty that your love brings to life! It’s really fun to see the pictures!
    I will remember you and your celebration with pure delight for a very long time.

  11. Love, Love, Love! So happy to see a splendid MN wedding featured! Gorgeous colors and that dress is amaze.

  12. The weisman is one of my favorites!! Beautifully captured…

  13. Love the color combo, the dahlias are my favorite flowers – and that dress is absolutely FABULOUS!

  14. Heartily Congratulation Alissa & Mark.
    Really a Romantic Minnesota wedding. You both look awesome together.
    Alissa, I love your dress, your whole getup.

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