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Minneapolis Walker Art Center – Kate & Garnet’s Wedding

Kate and Garnet’s wedding was incredible. Definitely one of my all time favorites. Everything about the day was so beautiful, and as an added bonus, Kate and Garnet are awesome! They are the real deal – kind, loyal, smart, and funny. Oh, and also GORGEOUS. Kate was breathtaking as a bride. I was in portrait heaven! You were not so bad either, Garnet! Very handsome. Jake shot with me all day and we had a lot of fun. He is such a good photographer and sees things so differently than me – which I love.

Not originally from Minnesota, Kate and Garnet have called Minneapolis home for the past few years as they each get their doctorate at the University of Minnesota. They wanted the city to be a part of their wedding celebration, and the Walker Art Center was the perfect backdrop. It became a consistent visual thread throughout the wedding design. My good friend Tia Salmela Keobounpheng of Silvercocoon, worked with the couple and family on the design concept and I thought everything turned out beautifully. The majority of the wedding guests were coming to Minnesota from the coasts, so the wedding invitations were designed to give a first glimpse of Minneapolis. Once friends and family returned home, the city-wrap would be a reminder of their weekend with Kate and Garnet.

Everything about the wedding was simple, classic, and modern, and the Walker Art Center is stunning inside and out. It was a pleasure to be in that space. The silhouette of the Walker was carried throughout each part of the printed materials from the welcoming package for hotel guests, to the program, and the menu. I love that attention to detail.

The flowers by Flora Bella were amazing as well – I absolutely love peonies, a classic choice. Kate’s bridal bouquet was full of soft blush colored peonies paired with a cluster of green dianthus. The reception centerpieces reflected that concept. Simple, modern, and so cool!

Congratulations Kate and Garnet! It was a true pleasure and honor for us to spend the day with you both!

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Ceremony & Reception: Walker Art Center / Wedding dress: Monique L’hullier / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s accessories: Toni Federici / Hair & Make-up: Denny Kemp Salon, Kari & Lauren / Bridesmaids jewelry: Silvercocoon, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng / Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s suit: DKNY & Thomas Pink / Floral: Lisa at Flora Bella / Design Coordinator & Print Materials: Silvercocoon, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng / Event Coordinator: Premier Planning Services

Kate & Garnet Sneak Peek

And it is moments like these that make me love my job so much — literally brings tears to my eyes.