Lindsey was one of those brides that you can’t help but love. She radiates joy and was so fun to work with while putting together her and Bo’s wedding in October of 2017 at The Capitol Room in St. Peter.
This was a bride who wanted nothing more than to enjoy every moment of her and her groom’s very special day, and because she hired us for Day of Coordination as well as decor and floral, she was able to do just that. I cannot express how much it makes my heart happy knowing that she didn’t have to worry about a single moment of that day, she didn’t have to bark orders, or watch a clock, she got to giggle with her girlfriends, and twirl carelessly in her wedding gown. The girls spent the morning in the beautiful bridal suite at the venue doing their hair and makeup and drinking mimosas…because what else do you do on the morning of your wedding day?!
The Capitol Room was the perfect setting for this couple to say their vows and celebrate with their guests. Sparkling chandeliers, exposed brick, natural light. It does not get much better than this. This venue is brand new in Southern Minnesota and this was the first time it hosted both the ceremony and reception. The staff handled their first room flip liked seasoned pros! This venue is truly a dream come true.
The bridesmaids were dressed in varying hues and styles of dusty blue, and the bride stunned in her gown from a&bé Bridal. I truly love the trend of bridesmaids wearing different styles and shades of gowns. And how sweet does Lindsey’s flowergirl look with her greenery crown?! TOO SWEET!
The boys arrived earlier than I think I have ever seen and when I questioned the groom as to why the heck he was so early, he said…we are gonna play foosball! And the laughter and shouts that followed for the next couple of hours while the groom and his men played foosball told me that there was no sign of pre-wedding jitters. It was one of my favorite memories of the day. In case you didn’t know- the groom’s space at The Capitol Room is the home of a foosball table.
I loved the way Lindsey and Bo’s families were present in their wedding, from the planning to the big day. At all of our meetings both mom’s were there with their notebooks making sure each detail was noted and any questions they had thought of in between meetings was answered. It was truly special to see the support system that will be there for them all of their lives together. Bo’s little brother served as best man and gave the sweetest speech.
Bo’s dad built the arbor that they were married under, which makes it even more meaningful. It’s special touches like this that make the memory even better, and it will no doubt become an heirloom for their families.
While prepping them for their grand entrance out to view their guests from the balcony of the venue, Bo asked me if they were my favorites ever…I told him they were pretty darn close, and I meant it.
Lindsey was one of those brides that didn’t always know the technical term for what she had envisioned for her wedding but once I showed her a picture or an item, if it matched her vision she’d definitely let me know with an excited “YES! THAT! That’s what I want”.
While planning the floral design for their wedding she kept describing “little blue ball things” she wanted in her bouquets…also known as blue thistle…we had quite a laugh. It’s not every day a bride asks for blue balls in her bouquet. It was adorable. And the bouquets turned out beautifully!
I kept the table decor simple, lots of candles, and lots of greenery. Chic, modern, and just enough texture to make it a bit rustic. I used gauzy hand dyed dusty blue runners along the head table and added candle and greenery. The guest tables were left simple with no runners and I think it was a perfect simple and modern look. It fit the venue and the couple perfectly.
These two danced and danced and danced, I had to keep pushing tables back further and further to make sure there was more room on the dance floor. It was perfect. It is the best feeling to watch my couples enjoying their time with their friends and family. I cry during every father daughter dance, and wipe tears for the mommas after they dance with their sons.
Daniel Dinsmore Photography captured their wedding so beautifully, I have to share more of his incredible images:
This is one of those weddings that makes me have to stop and pinch myself, I cannot believe that this is my JOB! It’s a dream come true every single day.
Thank you Lindsey and Bo for letting Meaningful Moments be a part of your very special day!
Photography: Daniel Dinsmore Photography
Coordination/Decor/Floral: Meaningful Moments Wedding Design + Coordination
Venue: The Capitol Room
Videography: Hagen Media Productions
Catering: HyVee Mankato
Desserts: Baker’s Square (you will never have better carrot cake in your life- SO GOOD)