A'bulae // Sam & Aaron

I was so excited to see Sam + Aaron at Saturday's wedding this past weekend, just one day before they hit their one year anniversary! It was wonderful to catch up with this gorgeous couple.  So fun to look back and relive this beautiful day over again! 

Aaron and Sam met at the University of Minnesota during their freshman year. After a few months of building up some courage, he finally asked Sam out on a date! Seven years later, Aaron proposed to Sam at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus where they started their story. At sunset, he got down on one knee and Sam said "YES!" before he could even finish asking! They've supported each other through many stages of life, including Sam graduating with a doctorate in Pharmacy and Aaron starting his career as a NHL hockey player for the Washington Capitals. Sam's letter to Aaron on their wedding day even stated, “After these last few years of long distance, chaotic moving and facing the unknown, I’ve come to realize you are my home.”

They celebrated their special day at A'bulae in St. Paul with their family + friends. We suspended gorgeous candlelight and florals that emulated chandeliers and decorated the head table with tall floral centerpieces. We then alternated between three stunning floral and linen looks throughout the rest of the seating to make for a cohesive and elegant look.  The roof top popped for cocktails with striking black and white striped linens and bold peonies. 

Just look at how amazing their wedding was!

Also see Sam + Aaron's wedding video!

Vendor Credits:
Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events
Photography: Betsy Wall Photography
Venue: A'bulae
Videographer: Vibrant Films
Catering: Mintahoe
Cakes/Desserts: Cocoa & Fig
Gown: Custom by Joynoelle
Florals: Sadie's Floral Couture
Linens: Linen Effects
Hair + Makeup:  Lianna Colestock
Bridesmaid dresses:  Bella Bridesmaids
Event Rental: Après Party and Tent Rental
Band: Northstar - Elan artists
Paper: Spark Letterpress
Transportation: Eclipse Transportation