by Amy Serrago
Cieara and Josh both lived in Duluth, MN while they were in school, but never met. After college, Cieara moved to the Twin Cities and that’s when she and Josh met, online. For their first date IRL they went to dinner and barely touched their food because their conversation was so engrossing. They felt an immediate connection and they’ve been together ever since. Cieara says she wanted a “mix of elegance and the simple beauty of nature” to be her wedding’s theme. She achieved it beautifully, starting with an outdoor ceremony beside an arbor draped in white sheers and lush white florals. Cieara surprised Josh by having his very talented friend perform a live instrumental version of one of his favorite songs.
Cieara was stunning in her sexy mermaid cut gown by Enzoani with its sheer lace bodice and open back. Her bridesmaids were elegant in pale gray gowns with high necklines and sweep trains. All of the ladies carried bouquets of greenery that featured all white florals. Josh and his groomsmen were handsome in navy blue suits paired with pale gray ties.
Lush greenery is a favorite of Cieara’s, so the reception tables were set with leafy eucalyptus runners. The neutral color palette of gray, green and white played beautifully against the natural wooden elements of the venue, for a timeless, elegant look. Gold details completed the decor and crystal chandeliers added some vintage-inspired sparkle. Fun elements like a popcorn bar and DIY touches like the octagonal coasters Cieara and Josh gave as favors, personalized the day. As the evening came to a close, guests said goodnight to the newlyweds with sparklers in hand! Congratulations Cieara and Josh!