It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon. The sun shone so brightly that we couldn’t ask for a better weather. The ceremony was held on the Endless Bridge – Guthrie Theatre. With breathtaking architectural feature, the site was a great first impression. Aysha was truly a beautiful sight that I’m pretty sure Ryan’s heart skipped a beat upon seeing her.
I first met Ryan & Aysha on a snowy October afternoon at Cafe Latte, St. Paul. Ryan was actually the one who contacted me and our first meeting was a total family affair. There were Ryan & Aysha, her mother, her sister and her best friend all present at the initial consultation. To my own amazement, I totally felt at home with them. They hired me on the spot – which was the highlight of my day.
The journey of planning their wedding was almost too good to be true (I’m not making this up!). They were so easy to get along with that almost everything (I said almost, of course there were a few bumps with other vendors along the way) went practically effortless.
For my very first Thursday wedding, this would be hard to top off. The reception at FIVE Event Center went smoothly despite the air conditioner decided to quit working that morning, but the crew was able to pull that off just 1/2 hour before the dinner started. Kudos to them! The site has a great lounge-y feel and the staff was awesome to work with!
Overall, it was an awesome experience and I am honored to be a part of their new beginning together.
PS: Did you know we re-use frappucino bottles from Starbuck as vases and Aysha’s dad create a wood-bench masterpiece that the guests used to take pictures for the guest book! Wood slabs from Ryan’s hometown in Wisconsin are used as a decor item on the dessert table and manzanita tree on the escort table.
Ceremony: The Guthrie Theater
Reception: FIVE Event Center
Catering: Cafe Ena
Photographer: Chris Emeott Photography
Videographer: Saved By Grace Studios
Dessert Table: Bee The Buzz Event