The title says it all…you should be expecting gorgeous and vibrant photos from this Real Brides & Weddings feature. Carina Photographics definitely delivers and has something to share about this wedding that she shot at Aria, a trendy venue in Minneapolis.
Kim and Lucas were married on a cool, dry March day – we felt to be pretty lucky that we were not inundated with snow at the time. The day started off with the happy couple preparing in the separate dressing rooms of Aria.
Once they were ready to go, we held their first look near the back of Aria. The look on Lucas’ face was priceless – the best mix of smiles and tears! Next we spent time on portraits of them, as well as including their bridal party and families. We followed up with a little more time on portraits up in the Aria lounges.
Kim & Lucas’s ceremony was held as a “wedding-in-the-round”, a really cool configuration in which Kim & Lucas were in the center, and all the guests were seated entirely around them in a large circle. The bonus was that being at Aria, we could get upstairs to see the circle from above. It was so amazing!
After the ceremony, the wedding party snuck over to The Tangiers next door for a quick celebratory drink, then headed back to greet guests during Aria’s lobby cocktail hour. Once the main room was set for dinner, guests were treated to a gorgeous display of candles, glass, silver and wood among the beautiful Aria ambiance. Dinner was followed by toasting, and then on to dancing and Photo Booth fun!
Photographer: Carina Photographics//Bridesmaid Dresses:Angelique’s Bridal Salon//Event Venue:Aria Minneapolis//Equipment Rentals: Bella Amore Events//Cake Designer: Buttercream Wedding Cakes//Caterer: Deco Catering//DJ:Northern Lights Professional Sound, Light, & Video//Floral Designer: Serendipity Flowers//Jewelry: Wedding Day Diamonds