Even though Ashley and Jarrod grew up just five minutes down the street from each other, and even attended the same preschool, they officially fell in love after meeting online. It wasn’t until their first date at the Yard House in St. Louis Park that they realized they had been part of each other’s lives many years before! They soon after fell in love and Jarrod planned a surprise proposal at Minnehaha Falls. Ashley happily said Yes and they celebrated with their families back at the Yard House! Needless to say, Minnehaha Falls was the perfect location for their engagement session and after that evening we couldn’t wait to celebrate with them at their Semple Mansion wedding in Minneapolis.
The day began in Semple Mansion’s newly remodeled Bridal Suite. Every single detail of this day was sophisticated, elegant and absolutely stunning! Kai Salon did an amazing job on hair and makeup and Blissful Blooms Floral created stunning bouquets with deep rich colors that paired perfectly with the bridesmaid’s dresses! Ashley’s gown from Diamond Bride by Winnie Couture was STUNNING and we loved her bridesmaid’s reactions as they helped her get ready. The next stop was the Billiards Room with the men wearing their Savvi Formalwear tuxes. The first look followed which is always one of our favorite moments of the day!
The ceremony was gorgeous – we love Semple Mansion’s grand staircase and the chandeliers throughout. Decor for Weddings and Positively Charmed decorated the space beautifully! The reception began with the bride and groom’s grand entrance and toast from the staircase followed by dinner and speeches. Sykes Piano and Instant Request DJ provided the perfect backdrop to the evening, topping it off with dancing and the bouquet toss! Ashley and Jarrod had the perfect wedding day and we wish them all the bet as they set off on their next adventure in Kauai & Maui, Hawaii!