Tim and Lucy were married today!
Tim and Lucy had the very first wedding in the new addition of the American Swedish Institute and they sure gave the venue a fun inauguration! The couple used modern Scando design in all aspects of their wedding, from the birch themed invitation suite designed by Megan Moore Smith, to serving Swedish meatballs and lingonberry jam at the reception. Lucy even wore the traditional Swedish crown to compliment her sophisticated ensemble.
Tim looked fabulous in his suit from Heimie’s Haberdashery, that man knows how to wear a bow tie!
After we photographed the couple and the gorgeous grounds, it was time for the ceremony. Roger Beck framed the ceremony site with the most exquisite yellow and blush roses I have ever seen! Combined with birch and lambs ear, his designs were simply stunning. The ceremony was lovely and a perfect blend of sweet, funny, and sentimental. Tim played the accordion as his bride walked down the aisle, and Lucy’s brother read the beautiful passage from The Velveteen Rabbit that gets me every time!
On the front steps of the Turnblad Mansion, guests were handed champagne, could have their picture taken with fun props at a photobooth, gaze at the gorgeous interiors, or just enjoy the lovely quartet playing festive Swedish tunes.
The reception began with a processional led by the couple and accompanied by the quartet. I just love how music played such an important roll in the day.
The food was…wow…just so amazing. And that is no surprise because it was created by Fabulous Catering. They not only had delicious food, but it was presented beautifully and the service was impeccable.
Not to be upstaged by dinner, the dessert was also fantastic. Jessica’s Cakes, as usual, created a lovely cake that had flavors I have never tasted before. It was so good! Traditional Kransekake was also available and cute Minnesota and Wisconsin lemon cookies from Cocoa and Fig were at each place setting as a gift.
And just when we thought we had seen it all, Lance from Instant Request started up the dance and that place was jumpin’!
Tim and Lucy, thank you so much for having us tell the story of your day. It has been a joy getting to know you and we were so honored to spend this day with you. Enjoy your sneak peek!