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Amy & Jaime: A Winter Wedding in St. Paul, MN

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Amy & Jaime in St. Paul, MN
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Amy and Jaime ceremony was held at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Bouquets in remembrance of Amy's father and Jaime's sister, Carrie, stood on the altar during the church ceremony.
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Amy and her maids carried bouquets of ivory dendrobium orchids, tulips, roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, and freesia, with pine cones peeking through the blooms like a snow-covered forest.
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Amy added a lace jacket and champagne silk sash to her gorgeous ivory silk gown.
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Amy's bridesmaids wore strapless, espresso-colored gowns with blue ribbon sashes.
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The flower girl carried a pomander of ivory carnations dotted with pinecones and held by a champagne-colored ribbon.
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Blue table cards were set in perfect brown on each table, and "snowballs" of carnations held aloft on glass towers alternated as centerpieces with glass bowls filled with and blue carnations.
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Amy, Jaime, and their team of helpers filled the ballroom with creative touches, such as blue and brown candy table stocked with lollipops, truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, berry blue jellybeans, and other goodies to which guests were invited to help themselves.
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Inspired by a cake she had seen in a magazine, Amy planned the wedding around a blue and brown color scheme accented with a pinecone motif. Fortunately, recreating the all-important cake that Amy loved turned out to be no trouble at all: "Robin Martin from Gateaux told me she could make a cake that looked exactly like the picture," Amy says.
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Guests received jingle bells strung with light blue ribbon and personalized CD (including a song by Jaime's band).

Amy & Jaime in St. Paul, MN

Lead singers of rock bands are no strangers to adoring fans. But when Amy offered to help lead singer Jaime carry his band’s equipment, he was smitten. “My friend invited me to see a band called Misfit Toys at Sweeney’s Saloon in St. Paul,” remembers Amy. “I thought they were great and thought the singer was cute, but didn’t get a chance to meet him that night.” The Bride Amy Swart, 31, physician assistant The GroomJaime Smith, 32, technology sales The Date February 18 A few months later, the same band (but with a new name) played at Cabooze in Minneapolis, and this time Amy got her chance to talk to Jaime. “He was really fun to talk with so I invited him to a benefit party a few days later, and the rest is history,” says Amy. Two years later, the pair was relaxing and listening to music at Amy’s house when “At Last” by Etta James came on the stereo. “It was during that song that he proposed,” Amy says.
- Siobhan Adcock
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