Machine Shop // Madeline & Eric

Madeline & Eric attended University of Kansas together and their story began when they were assigned seats next to each other on a flight to Mexico their sophomore year.  This Kansas native fell in love with a Minnesota girl and ended up moving to Minneapolis three years ago to build his own life here {with the long-term goal of marrying Madeline, of course!}  

In 2016, Eric customized the perfect engagement ring for Madeline and proposed on Iona’s Beach on the north shore of Lake Superior.  “I’m such a Francophile, so my mom took me to Paris to celebrate my engagement (and to find the perfect pair of shoes)!” says Madeline, “My wedding cocktail was even a Blush French 75 with edible flowers.”  Madeline and Eric’s wedding flawlessly expressed their fresh, modern style from the exposed zipper on Madeline’s gown to reversing the looks and putting herself in blush and her bridesmaids in white. The decor’s modern aesthetic was softened with romantic touches, such as the floaty overlay on the head table and the floral design on the back of the menu.

It was important for this trendy, modern bride to incorporate traditional touches to her special day. Eric saw Madeline for the first time as she walked down the aisle in her custom blush Tara LaTour gown and full blusher veil from l’atelier couture.  As her “something blue,” Madeline chose a vibrant blue floral pattern for her gown’s bodice liner. Her something “old” was a vintage monogrammed handkerchief from her great aunt and her "something new" was a Blush Mikimoto pearl that Eric gave her on the big day.

Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events  |  Photography: Kavella Wedding Photography  |  Venue: Machine Shop  |  Catering: D’Amico Catering  |  Coffee Cart: Coffee Cart Mpls  |  Cake: Farina Bakery  |  Gown: Tara LaTour  |  Florals: Munster Rose  |  Event Rentals: Après Party & Tent Rental  |  Acrylic Columns: Linen Effects  |  Hair: Wesley Cayler, Karen Ebort, & Anna Wells  |  Makeup: Andrea Holton Bridal  |  Bridesmaids dresses: Show Me Your Mumu  |  Band: Northstar  |  String Quartet: Lake Minnetonka String Quartet  |  Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny  |  Paper Design: Judith Kostroski Designs  |  Letterpress Printing: Old Printing  |  Transportation: Grayline Trolley  |  Uplighting: Phos Events