University of Minnesota Alum Marry at Aria

Molly and Seth walk down the aisle during their wedding at Aria.
Real Wedding
Molly and Seth's dog got to join in the festivities, and the bride's near miss with some sparklers made for a memorable send-off.
Written by
Allyson Reedy


Fall/Winter 2019

Wedding: October 13, 2018

Honeymoon: Spain and Italy

Molly Sands and Seth Rosin met while out with mutual friends at the University of Minnesota, and although the couple now lives in Illinois, they wanted to come back to wed. “We knew we wanted to get married in Minneapolis because it’s where we met and a place we both will always call home,” Molly says. They chose Aria for the venue and loaded it up with whimsical, colorful florals and lots of greenery. Among the highlights of their wedding day were the wonderful music and the special people—especially their mothers—who attended. Other personal touches: including their dog in the festivities and inserting a mention of pizza in their wedding vows. But the most memorable part of the event might have been at the end of the reception. “Our wedding ended with an epic exit that no one expected,” Molly says. “My wedding dress caught fire from the sparklers, and I nearly became ‘Katniss, Girl on Fire’ in seconds.” It was quickly extinguished, however, and the newlyweds were able to go out in a blaze of glory.

Flowers sit in front of a table at Molly and Seth's wedding at Aria

Molly and Seth kiss before an orange car in front of the Aster Cafe.

A young girl looks at Molly and Seth's wedding cake.

Molly and Seth pose with their wedding party in front of Aria.

Molly shows off her bouquet on St. Anthony Main

The decorations for Molly and Seth's wedding at Aria

The tables set for Molly and Seth's wedding reception at Aria.

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