the royal wedding of matt & mallary.

one of the highlights from last weekend’s trip to minneapolis was having the honor to attend matt & mallary’s wedding. shortly after mat & mal got engaged, they moved away from phoenix, and we had to say goodbye to one of our favorite double-date couples, so it was fun to be reunited with them.

the wedding ceremony was held at the gorgeous Cathedral of St. Paul (click here to see) followed by an out-of-this-world cocktail hour and reception at The St. Paul Hotel. Mal’s an event planner plus her mom is a spunky, creative-minded woman who pulled out all the stops for her only daughter’s I Do’s.

a lot like me, Mal loves all things shabby chic, pink and girly. the day was perfect down to every last detail. i wish my photos did it more justice, but you’ll get a glimpse. besides the aesthetics, the day flowed perfectly, which is so important. the timing of everything was spot on starting with the 2pm ceremony followed by a break before the 5:30pm cocktail hour, dinner, toasts, first dances, cutting the cake, a live band playing all kinds of classic rock mixed plus a touch of electronica for the groom. we ate, toasted, danced, drank and ate again until after midnight (everyone loved the late night mini mac & cheese, sliders, fries and dessert station)!

such a wonderful day and we were thrilled to be a part of it. to all my midwest blog readers who came out of the closet – i better see each of you as official followers soon – it was so fun (and flattering!) to meet you all!

{danny on the steps of the cathedral}

{i felt like i was in Rome}

{the vows}

{pit stop at the local brewery between the ceremony and reception}

{carlye’s high school friends}

{ciznarlye & me}

{the cocktail reception was so feminine and perfect}

{cocktails at “M Street Cafe” for Matt & Mallary McKinney}

{all the tables at the reception were just a little different. how amazing is this?!}

{how cool is this – our seating assignments printed on the glass of a huge mirror}

{the head table – all mix & matched chairs that worked perfectly together}

{the mann’s & the ting’s}

{the boys & the glowing groom}

{hooray! the mckinney’s}
{danny with the groom}

{the bridesmaids all had super sparkly headpieces on}

{fringe hanging around the chandeliers with a damask print projected on them!}

{long story – and inside story with mallar & her mom. the monkey’s stormed in for one song}

{techno dance party in minnesota}

{the bride & her wonderful maid of honor}

3 Comments

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Carlye

    While the photos can’t do the details justice, they definitely prove how much FUN we all had! I mean, we are smiling ear to ear in every photo! Thank goodness they don’t reveal how sweaty we all got from dancing ALL NIGHT!

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Jamie

    Yay! I made my Tale of Two Tings debut! It was so fun meeting you and Danny! xoxo

  • Reply September 2, 2011

    Rachel + Mikis

    um, this wedding is RIDICULOUS! swooning over every detail. looks like an amazing dance party was had too. can’t wait to see the pros…

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