With the help of Nicole Walesch of B. Inspired Events, Brittni's ball gown set a chic tone for their October 2007 event at Minneapolis' Minikahda Club. The lustrous sheen of the champagne linens mirrored the satin fabric, while the flickering of floating votives created a sparkle effect like the crystals on her bodice.
The couple chose to marry at the church where Brittni attended elementary school, despite the fact that it was undergoing renovations. (The year and a half delay didn't seem so bad to the pair, who'd met and shared their first kiss at age 14!)
Their cocktail hour was full of magic—literally. The couple hired a magician for the children in attendance, but he did some tricks for the adults as well. And that wasn't the evening's only unexpected entertainment. For their first dance, the bride and groom treated their 260 guests to a rumba (Brittni had persuaded Jason to take 20 lessons in preparation). Impromptu performances sprang up, too, thanks to a tradition in the bride's family: Instead of clinking glasses to get the newlyweds to kiss, everyone at a table had to stand and sing a song with love or marriage in the lyrics. “It happened throughout dinner!” Brittni says with a laugh.
Monique Lhuillier, moniquehuillier.com
Calvin Klein, calvinklein.com
Vera Wang, verawangonweddings.com
Wisteria Design, wisteriadesign.com
Gateaux, Inc., gateaux-inc.com
B. Inspired Events, b-inspiredevents.com
St. Bartholomew Catholic Faith Community, st-barts.org
Minikahda Club, minikahadaclub.org
Liz Banfield, lizbanfield.com