Farrah & Kevin

March 1, 2010 at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis

Though they met in a somewhat typical way—through mutual friends—nothing about Farrah Suekut and Kevin Sjodin’s wedding was ordinary. In the past, the self-professed soulmates had joked that a marriage proposal would have only included a twisty-tie, so when Kevin proposed, the ring box contained a green twisty-tie in the shape of a diamond ring. (He used the actual bling, a vintage ring, when he got down on one knee.) Surrounded by family on a Florida beach, the couple was married by Kevin’s sister Janelle, who was ordained just for that purpose. In contrast, their celebration at The Soap Factory art gallery had an urban and urbane atmosphere. Exposed beams, brick walls and high ceilings provided the perfect backdrop for the proceedings, while vibrant color, low lighting and a vintage vibe created a speakeasy feel.

Gown: Louise Kegley | Bride’s shoes: Poetic Justice | Hair & makeup: Emily Sjodin and Jamie Mikkelson from The Hair District Edina | Groom’s apparel: Express Men | Florist: Shanna Comstock, friend | Catering and desserts: We Cater to You | Event planner: Stephanie Elmer | Stationery: Hope Suekut | Décor: Twin Town Events

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