Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Bold, Moody Wedding Inspiration at Hotel Ivy

A plethora of bold hues in the moodiest of tones, this shoot was all about dramatic details that would make any couple stand out. Our style inspiration was a little bit boho, a touch whimsical, a tad gypsy and 100% luxury. From the calligraphed metallic invitation suite to the incredibly detailed floral shrug and the luxurious table decor, every detail was crafted with flair.

Our model rocked two incredible goddess style gowns- a more traditional style with fitted, scoop neck bodice and soft flowy skirt. As well as a vintage modern option with an illusion neckline, lace detail and beaded back, with soft tulle overlay on the skirt.

Studio C created an amazing floral shrug & headpiece to accent the traditional gown. The bold and beautiful headpiece was a twist on a floral crown- with burgundy peonies and cascading amaranth. The shrug is a fantastic bouquet alternative that stays with you all night!

Invitations were crafted in copper and lavender with the most sensational hand lettering.

The hotel Ivy was the perfect upscale, modern venue for this shoot. They boast amazing views, gorgeous natural light, and super clean architecture.

The tablescape was an opulent array of black, gold and deep red/ burgundy and deep purple tones.

The sky-high candelabras and gold cloche accent with dramatically textured floral arrangements of peonies, purple cabbage, spider mums, hydrangea, amaranthus, greenery, ferns, seeded eucalyptus and ranunculus was breathtaking.

The textured gold chargers were both anchored and accented with black linen, accompanied by elaborate gold table runners. The combination exuded the moody vibe while maintaining a classic luxury feel. 

The single tier cake was hand crafted with a deep aquamarine blue marbled fondant that looked too scrumptious to eat! It was a striking contrast with the purple and red hues and paired great with the bubbly display.

We included several behind the scenes photos because we think it's important for our couples to see how much work goes into a styled shoot! We do them because we love them- but there really are like mini-weddings! We LOVED working with this vendor team and appreciate all of their amazingly hard work in making such a beautiful, unique vision come to life!

Be sure to check out the Artfully Wed feature too!  And please PIN away! You'll see a variety of angles for some of the various design and decor elements- this was quite a dynamic shoot. 

Photographer: Tandem Tree Photography

Venue: The Hotel Ivy

Videographer: Acowsay Cinema

Event Planner & Designer: La vie Charmé by Simply Elegant

Floral Designer: Studio C Floral

Dresses: The White Room

Desserts: The Copper Hen

Hair & Makeup: Haley Sachs Artistry

Stationery Designer: Jill Elaine Designs

Tuxedo: Savvi Formalwear

Gift Boxes: Minny & Paul

Robe: Flirt Boutique

Linens & Rentals: BBJ Linen

Models: Sierra Corneil, Joel Bauman