Annie and Ryan’s love story is fairytale-esque as they met in high school. After graduating, Ryan returned to visit from college and they began to date long-distance. Their relationship grew, they fell in love, and in September exchanged vows at the beautiful McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota. The slate blue, gold, and cream themed ceremony and reception was a perfect color combination to celebrate this beautiful couple.
Annie looked stunning in her modern two piece Maggie Sottero Griffyn gown from The Wedding Shoppe. The top to this gown is a combination of chiffon and tulle, with a deep V-neckline, spaghetti straps and features gorgeous Swarovski crystals throughout the tulle. The floor sweeping skirt elegantly draped behind Annie as she made her way down the aisle.
The gorgeous slate blue hue of Annie’s bridesmaids dresses from Kennedy Blue complemented her gown perfectly. The “Lana” style gowns were made a of crinkle chiffon fabric, and included a full length A-line skirt, thin spaghetti straps and complemented by a V-Neckline. The bridal party looked exquisite as they each held a bouquets of green foliage mixed with cream and slate blue accents.
Ryan and his groomsmen were handsomely dressed in suits from 1197 Grand at The Wedding Shoppe. The dapper gentleman were fit with three piece gunmetal grey suits with slate blue accented ties. The slate blue and the grey complimented one another so nicely!
It was an absolutely gorgeous day for Annie and Ryan, we wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Photographer: Megan Norman Photography
Videographer: Adam DeMarchi
Catering: D’Amico & Sons
Dress: Maggie Sottero from The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaid Dress: Kennedy Blue from The Wedding Shoppe
Menswear: 1197 at The Wedding Shoppe
Makeup: Blush Beauty Room
Hair: Pompadour Salon
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.