As soon as this wedding arrived in my inbox from Erik Anderson Photography, I spotted the word “minimalistic”. I knew I would fall in love with the decor! It looks fantastic and I’m so glad to see home trends forming styles in the wedding world! Samantha and Luke’s wedding took place at the Ironworks Hotel in Wisconsin.
I asked Samantha a few questions about her and Luke’s big day and how they put it together…
How did you both meet?
“I had recently returned home from college and was car shopping at Hyundai. Luke was the salesman who greeted me. After hours of paperwork and subtle hints from my sister, Luke asked me out for celebratory drinks at a nearby restaurant. We talked for three hours and when he was walking me to my car afterwards, he asked if he could kiss me. I said yes and we’ve been together since. Four years later, he got down on one knee in our living room while we were decorating the Christmas tree. He said, “I want to do this with you forever.”
What was the inspiration behind your day?
“The color palette happened by chance. I couldn’t let go of charcoal colored bridesmaid dresses but loved the champagne tone of my wedding dress. In the end, I decided that clashing metals with fresh greenery couldn’t be more perfect. It was important to me not to overpower the wedding with strong colors. I wanted everything to be airy, light and simple. I would consider myself a non-traditional bride but there were some things we decided were important like not seeing the bride before she walks down the aisle and using a portion of traditional vows. I wanted the overall even to be sweet, simple, fun and memorable for all.”
Can you tell us a bit more about the beautiful greenery throughout the wedding?
“I did not want the tables to be cluttered so I opted for succulent and eucalyptus filled lanterns accented by small, gold-dipped concrete candle votives. I’d say the greenery was the biggest role in the wedding décor. It accented our copper arch, filled our guest tables and decorated our escort card table. Our bouquets were asymmetrical and long with no stems showing. Everything was off-center or wispy as I’m just the kind of person. Things were perfectly un-perfect.”
Bridesmaid Dresses: Veils and Tails / Catering: Abreo / DJ: Admit One DJs / Dress Store: Here Comes the Bride / Floral Design: Pepper Creek / Invitation Design: Adoration / Other Location: Ironworks Hotel / Photography: Erik Anderson – Photography / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse