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Kristin & Luke: Aria Wedding with a Blended Rustic Elegant Theme

By: 
Allyson Reedy

Wedding: December 2, 2017

Ceremony & reception: Aria, Minneapolis

Honeymoon: South Africa

Style maven Kristin Merchant and outdoorsman Luke Roth dubbed their wedding, “Fashionista meets hunter” as a nod to their respective passions. They had a lot of fun expressing this unlikely combo with elements like gold bullet casings at the bottom of glass vases and rustic wooden duck decoys as table décor. Kristin had dreamed of getting married at Aria since she first saw it years ago, and luckily, Luke was into the contemporary warehouse-style space, too. As intricately as they planned their perfect day, the highlight for the couple was something totally unexpected. “Our parents, along with their closest friends, surprised us with a flash-mob-style dance to kick off the party,” Kristin says. “Little did we know, they had the dance professionally choreographed and practiced every night for months. It was a complete surprise—and it kept people on the dance floor all night long.”