Erica & Dmitry: A Sweet Downtown Wedding with Pops of Pink and Coral

From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

As the planner within the couple, Erica Shea knew a proposal was in her future when Dmitry Tomasevich really wanted to whisk her away for a July 4th weekend up north. Duluth was the destination, a place special to Erica thanks to a childhood of happy memories visiting her grandparents. Along the creek in Congdon Park where Erica and her sister once played, Dmitry asked the big question. Once engaged, the couple had hoped to marry at their favorite restaurant, Aster Café, but with the venue too small, they reserved it for their rehearsal dinner and instead booked the next best thing: the Minneapolis Event Center. “It is next to Aster Café, and we knew it was perfect,” says Erica. “The building has a ton of character with the exposed brick and beams similar to Aster, but it’s much larger and has some great modern touches.” Gorgeous flowers popped in the couple’s décor and details, and unique touches thanks to Dmitry and his family, who are from Kiev, Ukraine, meant that guests were treated to traditions, music and toasts of “Nazdarovya!” with horseradish vodka shots. Throwing a fun party for family and friends was the couple’s main wedding-planning goal, and Erica and Dmitry achieved it with high style.

Credits: 
Shoes
Vince Camuto
Accessories
Bridesmaids’ dresses
Makeup
Lianna Colestock
Groom’s & groomsmen’s attire
Desserts
Flowers
Invitations & stationery
Vanessa Kimball
DJ
Ceremony & reception venue