This Hilton Netherland Plaza wedding in classically elegant with a dash of glam! i-do Boutique flawlessly brought together every gorgeous detail! The bride absolutely stuns in that Pronovias gown from Lace Bridal Couture as do her maids in the loveliest pink dresses by Jenny Yoo! The men also brought their A game looking extra dapper in their tuxes from Folchi’s Formal Ware. This beauty is proof that wedding lighting is everything! The lighting by Goodwin Lighting transformed the space and oh my that cake by Maribelle Cakery, swoon! Lucky for us, we get to stare all day long at every pretty image captured by Ben Elsass Photography and do not miss the cutest proposal story ever from the bride!
From the bride, We were neighbors at Sycamore Place Downtown. He lived on the 4th floor, while I lived on the 2nd floor. Even though we moved in to Sycamore Place right around the same time in January 2008, it wasn’t until a year after when we actually met because of Harry. Yes Harry the dog. Tom got him as a puppy around January 2009 and since he needed to take him out every 2-3 hours for potty – we ended up bumping into each other so often at our apartment building lobby!
Don’t miss the rest of this sweet proposal story at the end!
More from the bride, We’ve been hanging out as friends for over a month, and our friends have been urging him to ask me out. One weekend, he accompanied one of my friends who had family in town to Kings Island. There he won one of those HUMONGOUS stuffed animals (sidenote: While he was super excited about this, he failed to think through how to get this big doll home with 4 other people already squeezing in 1 tiny sedan!). As soon as he got home, he went to my apartment, gave me the doll and asked me out! We went to Rookwood for dinner a week after – and while both of us were a bit nervous, it was overall very fun and comfortable because we’ve been hanging out for a bit by that time.
The week leading up to the proposal, he kept asking me to go out on a nice dinner. I kept saying “no” though because it was super stressful at work that week. In order to get me out of the house, Tom thought of another tactic he said that it’s really his parents inviting us to dinner at The Orchids (our favorite restaurant) to celebrate our move to Minneapolis. So of course at that point, I can’t say no anymore ☺ When we showed up at the restaurant, they weren’t there though. We kept waiting until his mom called and said that grandma was having her usual diabetes episode and just needed to be fed dinner. So they’re passing up on dinner but will meet us up for drinks afterwards. I didn’t realize until after the fact that it was all scripted, and this was a way to ensure that I don’t say to Tom that we should just go home and eat dinner at home since they weren’t showing up. I also didn’t know that the whole waitstaff were in it also and they hid the ring in the dessert plate ☺