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A Modern Indoor Wedding in Minneapolis, MN

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Amma & Drew in Minneapolis, MN
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A bold protea, freesia and craspedia bouquet provided an instant pop of color against the bride’s off-white gown.
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A few sprigs of yellow freesia coordinated nicely with Drew’s yellow tie.
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A self-professed “tomboy,” Amma wasn’t keen on the dress-buying process -- until she tried on this satin Pronovias gown with a crumb-catcher neckline.
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Each bridesmaid chose her favorite dress from J. Crew in a flattering pewter color. The groomsmen’s gray suits, Converse All-Stars and yellow ties kept their look in step with the celebration’s color palette.
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A seamstress created yellow and gray dresses for the flower girls. Each carried a small basket of yellow petals for tossing.
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The ring bearer, a close family friend, carried a pillow that Amma’s mother made from leftover fabric from the flower girl dresses.
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The stunning architecture of Bigelow Chapel was exactly what the couple had in mind for their ceremony. “The warm amber walls felt like the building was embracing you as you entered,” says Amma.
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Brilliant natural light, pouring in from the museum’s large windows, made the yellow centerpieces pop against the crisp white linens.
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Modern arrangements of pincushion protea, craspedia, freesia and banana leaves were surrounded by small ribbon-wrapped votives.
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The gray and yellow table numbers coordinated nicely with the rest of the wedding stationery. The cards sat on the tables in pedestal frames.
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Cupcakes were on hand for guests (in yummy flavors like mojito and s’mores), but the newlyweds cut into this small two-tiered confection.
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One of the highlights of the reception was the addition of a Ghanaian dance troupe.
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Amma had once joked that she wanted a Rolls-Royce at her wedding, so Drew surprised with one as their getaway car.

Amma & Drew in Minneapolis, MN

The Bride Amma Aning, 28, an object and graphic designer The Groom Drew Odum, 28, an attorney The Date August 14 Amma and Drew wanted colors with a contemporary vibe that also referenced their shared African heritage. They chose yellow for its joyful feel and paired it with a neutral gray, which was fitting for a summer celebration. The two hues, along with cultural traditions, tied their modern African theme together.
- Susan Berryman
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