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Simplicity Meets Modern Elegance at This Minneapolis Wedding

Kaila and Blayne's fall nuptials featured deep greens paired with a palette of rust and cream.
Sherri Hildebrandt
Photo by Sarah Rohe Photography

WEDDING: November 9, 2019

Kaila Urick and Blayne Dulian’s love story began on the University of Minnesota track and field and cross country teams, just up the road from where they said their “I do’s.” The two had been dating five years when they were on vacation near San Diego; they had just arrived at the beach when Blayne dropped to one knee and proposed. “We knew we wanted to capture the simple beauty of a Minnesota fall with a touch of modern elegance,” Kaila says, so the Grand 1858 was the perfect venue; the couple had been on early dates nearby and had run many miles together along the Mississippi, and the riverfront location perfectly captured the autumn magic. Deep greens in the bouquets and ceremony backdrop accented the classic fall palette of rust and cream. Elements of pure fun included a doughnut wall behind the dessert station, and illustrations of cat Oliver and dog Ziggy graced the beverage menu. “It’s hard to pick a single favorite moment because the entire day was perfect,” Kaila says, “but walking down the aisle and seeing my husband surrounded by our bridal party and family and friends made my heart overflow.”

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