The forecast was calling for rain(and possibly SNOW gotta love MN right), for Kate & Liam’s spring wedding ceremony held at The Basilica of St. Mary’s with reception at Semple Mansion. Luckily the day turned out to be nothing as the forecast called for, the sun came out and the day was simply perfect! With the combination of white, green, and gold, accents throughout in their decor it highlighted the beauty of their venues Semple Mansion for reception and Basilica of Saint Mary for ceremony. Kate also designed and made the seating chart along with the welcome sign and the signature drinks chalk board herself!
We of course always love hearing about every brides planning process and what made them say YES to the dress 🙂 We asked Kate how did you choose your wedding day look?
Kate: I always envisioned a long sleeve dress with a lot of lace, but when I tried on the dress that I ended up saying Yes to, it was short sleeved, no lace and very simple, clean A-line skirt. Although it wasn’t anything I first imagined, I fell in love with the dress. It was actually the very first one I tried on. I tried on several after it, but ended up going back to the very first one.
We asked Kate & Liam what was your most anticipated or special moment of the wedding day you were most looking forward to?
Kate: our most anticipated moment was seeing each other for the first time that day as the church doors opened.
Were your emotions during that moment what you were expecting?!
Kate: I didn’t really know how I would react at that moment because so many emotions are running through you. As soon as the doors opened though and I saw Liam down the aisle, I relaxed and just tried to be present in the moment.
Now that the day has come and gone what advice do you have for couples planning their weddings? (maybe something you wish you would have done, or not done!?)
Kate: Spreadsheets are your friends! Make a budget and get as detailed as possible. In the end, it’s all the random small costs that add up to a lot, so make sure you build in enough room for those extra costs. Also, do as much as you can early on so that you’re not stressing yourself out the month before the wedding and can actually enjoy the last few weeks of that engaged life!
Congratulations Kate & Liam, we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!!
Vendors || Studio 220 Photographer: Bree & Nicole | Ceremony Venue: The Basilica of Saint Mary | Reception Venue: Semple Mansion |Florist: Aneta’s European Florala | Hair & Make-up: Spa Beauty Agency| Wedding Gown: Bridal Accents Couture