Chris and Lisa rang in the new year with their wedding yesterday! Words can’t describe this fantastic, warm, sweet, hilarious, playful, goofy couple or the wonderful people they surround themselves with. All I can say, is that Saint Paul’s heart grew 100 times when all of these fabulous humans converged at the Hotel 340 to celebrate the long awaited moment when Chris and Lisa would wed.
The day started off with Glam Doll Donuts, ’nuff said.
The wedding took place at the St Paul Athletic Club, a beautiful historic building in downtown St Paul. Lisa and her ladies glammed it up…
…while the guys got in a workout.
Um, yeah. No words, these guys were the bomb.
Wedding pinup? Why yes, please!
We all braved the cold (sorry about the potential frostbite, Chris!) for some outdoor portraits. The new Pedro Park was perfect for this group, bright, colorful and larger than life.
One more quick stop for a portrait with the Peanuts gang.
Chris and Lisa used elements from the theater throughout the day. They named their wedding “Meet Me in St Paul” and their wedding program was a playbill, complete with cast list and a four scene ceremony. They started off the ceremony with a rude guest on a cell phone being escorted out by the groomsmen. Then the bride entered to the most elegant traditional wedding march, which transitioned into the theme song for The Muppet Show, which immediately told the guests this was no ordinary wedding.
A friend of the couple did a fantastic job officiating, and even dabbing the bridal tears during the vows.
A little known German wedding tradition called “Amalden Sagen” was performed.
After the ceremony, the brave couple ventured outside to take advantage of the gorgeous lights in Rice Park. WORTH IT!
A couple more portraits (showing off the lovely flowers designed by Lund and Lange) back at the Hotel 340 and then it was time to party!
I love the elegant ballroom at the St Paul Athletic Club, and the fact that WA Frost is the in house caterer. Shimmery metallic decor bathed in candlelight worked perfectly with the space, and a Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy cake topper kept things lighthearted. The couple chose comfort foods like meatloaf and ravioli to fill their guests’ bellies so they could party hardy all night…there was even a surprise wedding party dance! DJ Joe kept the tunes spinning and the guests held nothing back when dancing. No words can express the following pictures, I’ll just let you all enjoy!
A celebration full of joy and humor! Chris and Lisa, thank you so much for letting us tag along for the ride! Enjoy your sneak peek!!!!