Minneapolis Event Centers // Ashley & Patrick

Happy two year anniversary to Ashley & Patrick!  In celebration, we thought we'd share their beautiful story and a few stunning images from their wedding.  

Ashley and Patrick share a mutual love for travel and making big moves. They met in 2011 when Ashley took a last minute trip to Chicago from Michigan to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends.  Patrick, who happened to be at the same party, tried to strike up a conversation with Ashley about his goofy panda shirt.  However, this technique was unsuccessful since she was going to veterinary school.  With her uninterested response he walked away speechless, but later in the night he tried once more and won her attention.  Ashley flew down to Texas three weeks later to visit Patrick, who had just made the move to Texas.  After another eight months, it was Patrick’s turn to make a big move which landed him in Minneapolis with Ashley and their dog, Daisy.

After Patrick proposed, they celebrated with a night of surprises and friends. Afterward, they flew to San Francisco to continue the celebrations with friends!  For their wedding, a fun-loving party was required. They flew in The Pete Saunders Band from New York for an incredible night of music and dancing.  The look was soft and romantic with billowing baby's breath garlands and baby's breath clouds that had cascading orchids above the tables, which were accented with pops of soft corals, pinks, and gold.  These elements created the whimsical feel they were hoping for.  

Check out their gallery for more images!

Vendor Credits:
Event Planning + Design: Style-Architects Weddings & Events
Photographer: Photogen, Inc.
Venue + Catering: Minneapolis Event Center
Videographer: Sky Focus Films
Cakes/Desserts: Cocoa & Fig
Florals: Martha’s Gardens
Linens: Linen Effects
Hair + Makeup:  Haus Salon
Event Rental: Après Party and Tent Rental // Rudy’s Event Rentals
Band: Pete Saunders Band, New York
Paper:  Spark Letterpress
Transportation: Eclipse