April 25, 2019

Italian-Themed Wedding in Minneapolis, Minnesota

FILED IN: couples, weddings

Natalie & Tyler planned their wedding in 84 days. And it was straight out of a dream. They hired an incredible wedding planner, Amanda Burrell with White Ivy Events, and she helped bring their dream to life in under 3 months. CRAZINESS, right?! Probably the fastest moving wedding I’ve had the honor of being a part of thus far— and you would have never known. Everything about it was thought out. Every little detail was perfect. And so genuinely them.


These two met in chemistry class (cue all chemistry love puns) in high school. They later learned that they had every class together their junior year & quickly hit it off. They share a mutual appreciate for food & throughout their three years at the University of MN, they ate at every single restaurant and cafe on campus. Quite the accomplishment if you ask me.


Natalie & Tyler got engaged in an orange garden in Rome, Italy. Natalie studied abroad in Italy for 2 weeks and Tyler met her there afterward. They travelled to Bologna, Florence, Venice, and Rome. The orange garden overlooked the city of Rome and the Tiber River. After the proposal, they enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner & even had the restaurant all to themselves. They celebrated with pasta, steak, chocolate desserts, prosecco, lots of red wine & of course gelato. To reflect the magical evening they shared that night, these two decided to bring Italy to Minnesota (orange grove & all). They even burned jasmine candles to replicate the aroma of jasmine flowers from the streets of Rome. I mean COME ON. It was such an incredible day. So grateful to have been a part of it.


Wedding day vendors

Ceremony Location : Hosanna! Lutheran Church

Reception Venue : Osteria I Nonni

Hair : Chan Hin at Cole’s Salon and Spa

Makeup: Amanda Engstrom at Cole’s Salon and Spa

Bride’s Dress : ALLEN by Sottero and Midgley

Bridesmaid’s Dresses : Alfred Sung

Groom’s Attire : Hugo Boss

Groomsmen Attire : Egara Blue

Floral : Kindred Blooms

Rentals : Linen Effects

Event Coordinator/Planner : Amanda Burrell with White Ivy Events

Dessert : Farina Baking Company

Caterer : Osteria I Nonni

Invites/Stationary : Champagne Press

Live Music : Chris Depoian

Second Shooter : Alexa Kay Photo





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