Celia & Bobby: Classic Nuptials at Calhoun Beach Club

From: Fall/Winter 2016 edition

Wedding: October 9, 2015 Photographer: Laura Ivanova Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Minneapolis Reception: Calhoun Beach Club, Minneapolis Honeymoon: Paris

Celia Colwell and Bobby Ridley met through friends at Lyon’s Pub in Minneapolis, and it wasn’t long before they discovered that they’d both been at the same bar the night before, although they hadn’t seen one another. It nevertheless seemed to them as though fate was working its hardest to get them to meet. Their wedding was a classically elegant affair, with a church ceremony followed by a trolley ride over to Lake Calhoun for the reception. Handmade drink flags for the Champagne toast featured the couple’s hashtag (#meettheridleys), providing guests with an easy way to share their pictures and impressions throughout the evening. A late-night snack of mini grilled cheese sandwiches, fries and milkshakes was a huge hit, as were the customized matchbox wedding favors, which had the Lyon’s Pub logo on one side, in honor of where they’d first (knowingly) crossed paths.

Bride’s jewelry
Bridesmaid dresses
Nan Fletcher
Groom’s attire
Groomsmen’s attire
Men’s Wearhouse
Lauren Sauer
Customized matches
Little Match Girl
Video booth