The splash of red and yellow worked wonders at the Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis where Emily + Eddie toasted their newlywed status. The bride’s textured Watters gown struck the perfect balance between classic and edgy with its simple strapless neckline and understated black sash (one of my all-time favorite wedding day trends). The couple’s rich chocolate cupcakes from D’Amico Catering fit right in with their modish wedding day celebration and even look tasty to a non-chocolate fan like myself! Visit Photogen-Inc’s website for more pics of this city celebration.
Describe your wedding flowers: Eddie and I decided we wanted to save a little money by doing the flowers ourselves. I went to a whole-sale florist and, sticking with the ‘curry’ yellow color, I decided that we needed Craspedia (a.k.a. Billy Balls). From there we found complementing flowers and greens including: water succulents, yellow ranunculus, fern shoots, and dried willow. Also, we ended up having a cute church lady do my bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, but the rest of the arrangements were made by friends and family.
Describe your wedding cake: Eddie and I decided from the get-go that we did not need a wedding cake and that cupcakes would be perfect! Our caterer had many different combinations of baked-goods to choose from, which is exactly what we ended up doing. But, my Mother surprised Eddie and I with a giant cupcake to substitute for a big wedding cake. It was a wonderful surprise!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Distance! We planned the entire wedding while both of us were in graduate school in Chicago. When we would visit Minnesota for the weekend to work on wedding details we had one meeting after another.
Were there any wedding traditions or new ideas you included in the wedding? We did not use the traditional ‘wedding music.’ Instead we used Beatles songs for the processional and recessional..
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Currently we are looking forward to continuing the life we have already started in Chicago with our neurotic dog, Grover. On a personal level, I am looking forward to finishing my MA in Art Therapy. In the future, Eddie and I are looking forward to more adventures and ridiculousness.