Happy Pride Month!

In the spirit of Pride Month, I decided to showcase some of the amazing couples I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years.  It’s been such an honor to be able to show my support and to help plan such momentous days in their lives.  I love the creative thinking and the willingness to do things outside traditional wedding norms to create truly incredible and intimate events for family and friends.  Cheers to these couples and wishing them all a long and happy life together!

Jason & Rodney

Jason and Rodney originally pledged their commitment to one another many years ago in the days of civil unions, but once marriage became legal, they quickly decided to make it official.  The “Take 2” theme worked beautifully acknowledging their second time committing to each other and the theater space in which the event was held.  The Guthrie worked well for their small gathering of guests and allowed them to be married on the endless bridge with sweeping views of the Mississippi.  Guests dined on passed bites and a gorgeous sweets bar and danced the night away in the Amber Box.  Now they are dads to a beautiful little boy!  

Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events  |  Photography: Thea Volk // Rivets & Roses  |  Venue: Guthrie Theater  |  Catering: Culinaire International  |  Desserts: Cocoa & Fig  |  Florals: Indulge and Bloom  |  Rental: Après Party & Tent Rental  |  DJ and lighting: LEVEL11  |  Invitations: Spark Letterpress

Adam & Joe

It just seemed to make sense that I worked with Adam and Joe on their wedding.  Adam graduated from Macalester {like me} and is a twin (I have twins).  We laughed so much and had a lot of fun!  Adam and Joe wanted a casual, fun wedding that skipped a lot of the formality of weddings.  We started with a cocktail hour followed by their heartfelt wedding.  Guests dined on food truck fare and food stations, then TRex cookies, and finally Rise bagels.  All the favorites!  There was dancing and {of course} lots of drinking {we had to run out for more!} but an amazing time was had by all.  This was the first time there wasn’t a flower in sight at one of my weddings, and it turned out beautifully!

Wedding Planning and Design: Style-Architects Weddings & Events  |  Photographer: Tim Davis, Consolidated Photo  |  Venue: Paikka  |  Catering and Food Truck: Marna’s Catering  |  Bar Service: LiquidMotion  |  Cookies: T-Rex Cookies  |  Bagels: Rise Bagel Co.   |  Florals and Chuppah:  Munster Rose  |  Rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals and Apres Event Decor and Tent Rental  |  Lighting: Sitting Pretty Decor  |  Band: Michael Shynes and the Vacancy  |  Paper: Meghan Rose Designs

Brendan & Andrew

Brendan and Andrew and their beautiful daughters hosted a lively New Year’s Eve celebration at the Guthrie.  The long history of this couple was literally outlined on their cake detailing everything from their first date, to the adoption of their children, to the proposal.  It was important to include their girls in the ceremony in a meaningful way, so {following hair and make-up of course!} they walked their dads down the aisle and participated in the sand ceremony.  The drama of the space enabled us to do some fun things such as gobos on the walls and having a countdown clock projected along one of the black walls in the final minutes as guests counted down to midnight.  What a party!

Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events  |  Photography: Pixel Posey  |  Venue: Guthrie Theatre  |  Catering: Culinaire  |  Cakes/Desserts: Gateaux, Inc.  |  Florals: Mani Mela  |  Linens: Linen Effects  |  Event Rental:  Apres Party and Tent Rental  |  DJ: Prime Time DJ  |  Photobooth: Traveling Photo Booth  |  Invitations + Paper:  Beau Paperie

Lawrence & Johnny

Hailing from Los Angeles, this couple decided to come back and marry where they were both raised. The couple wanted a fun, mid-century modern, loft feel to the space, so Studio 1414 {a photography studio} was the perfect location.  We started {again} with cocktails and a step and repeat where all guests were photographed with the couple as they entered.  The ceremony was short and sweet as they were surrounded by friends and family.  Lawrence and Johnny aren’t much for dancing, so they wanted other activities for guests - we brought in two pool tables and electronic dart boards for guests to enjoy.  Of course there was plenty of dancing as well, as guests broke away from the fun to dine on all the amazing food.  There were favorites of Lawrence’s, charcuterie, cheeses, roasted veggies and other bites, as well as a traditional Korean station for Johnny.  But the truly special surprise was a create-your-own ramen station with all the fixings.  Who doesn’t love noodles?

Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events  |  Photography: Melissa Hesse, Rivets & Roses  |  Venue: Studio 1414  |  Catering: Fabulous Catering  |  Lighting: Phos Events  |  Florals: Munster Rose  |  Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental, Rudy’s Event Rentals  |  DJ/Band: Primetime DJs  |  Paper: Spark Letterpress and Meghan Rose Designs