Real Wedding: Haley + Zach

From the bride:

The entirety of our wedding day took place at Aster Cafe’ located in the Historic Saint Anthony Main neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. It provided a quaint, comfortable environment for our guests to relax and enjoy the evening, as well as, the perfect amount of rustic charm. 

Zach and I spent the past year collecting vintage brass vases, organic ceramics, and Turkish Kilim rugs to accent the already beautiful River Room at Aster Cafè. My goal was to channel the look and feel of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. With the help of the ladies of Maven Events, a local event styling and coordination business, the space was transformed into what looked like a corner cafè in The Big Easy.

I chose to wear the Elizabeth Dye "Dunaway" gown that day after I had already chosen the "Lewisia." I was conflicted because I wanted to feel traditional, yet non-traditional in the dress I chose. I think the "Dunaway" best satisfied both opposing requirements with its overall timeless essence and the modern plunging neckline. 

At the end of the night our guests were decked out in marble paper party hats and eating Champagne flavored cotton candy. I'd like to think our wedding was our very own little Minnesotan Mardi Gras celebration.

Not surprisingly, my favorite part of the night was our ceremony. I walked down the aisle to the Twin Peaks theme song and my maid of honor brought the house down with a hilarious David Sedaris essay. It was the most impromptu part of the evening and the most special to us both. 

Photography: Mark & Cody 
Dress: a & bè bridal
Hair/ Make-up: Primped
Event Styling: Maven Events
Venue: Aster Cafè