Aria // Maddie & Ben

Cheers to two wonderful years of marriage for Maddie and Ben!

Ben and Maddie's first date was at a Starbucks in 2013 and one could say that they both knew they had met the person that wanted to marry that day.  They spent the rest of the weekend going on dates, leaving each other only to attend to prior commitments. These two agree that they are the best versions of themselves when they are together.  They truly married their best friend.  They were both ready to take the next step after a year and a half of dating.  Ben took notes from his parent’s proposal {and Rocky Balboa} 32 years earlier and proposed to Maddie in front of the Amur tigers at the Minnesota Zoo.  Ben had Maddie fooled all the way up until he got down on one knee.  He convinced her they were going to help their friend in the Amazing Race; it was quite the masterful plan!  

They have such enthusiasm for life, family, and friends.   Although it was a bit chilly outside, their celebration was filled with love and lots of fun {and the sun even peeked out which allowed them to capture breathtaking images}!  The décor consisted of gorgeous chandeliers suspended above the full length of the head table at Aria.  The use of blush and gold colors and mix of centerpieces added to the warmth and glow of the space.  The dessert table was split in two with one side dedicated to chocolate and peanut butter lovers while the other side consisted of light and fruity desserts to showcase the bride and groom’s different tastes.  The Johnny Holm Band had guests dancing and goofing around all evening.

It was such a pleasure working with this lovely couple and making their dream wedding a reality!  

Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events  |  Photography: Photogen, Inc.  |  Venue: Aria  |  Videographer: Snowshoe Productions  |  Catering: D’Amico Catering  |  Cakes/Desserts: Cocoa & Fig  |  Gown: Matthew Christopher, Posh Bridal Couture  |  Florals: Sadie’s Floral Couture  |  Linens: Après Party & Tent Rental  |  Hair + Makeup: Julie Swenson  |  Bridesmaid dresses: Posh Bridal Couture  |  Event Rental: Rudy’s Event Rentals  |  Band: The Johnny Holm Band  |  DJ: Primetime DJs  |  Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny  |  Invitations + Paper: Katie Murphy Stationery  |  Transportation: Eclipse Transportation