A Flower-Filled Loft Wedding at Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Every detail surrounding Falen Bonsett (31) and Paul Lambert's (32) flower-filled loft wedding was seriously chic – from a pink and gold custom invita

Every detail surrounding Falen Bonsett (31) and Paul Lambert's (32) flower-filled loft wedding was seriously chic – from a pink and gold custom invitation suite to a not-so-subtle flower wall that nearly stole the show. "The flower wall was one of the things I most excited about," Falen explains of the pink and green backdrop covered in peonies, roses and ranunculus. The music-loving couple (they're both radio co-hosts!) quickly settled on their loft venue before seeking out the help of their Minneapolis-based planner, The Wedding Guys. "I hosted a charity event at Aria and fell in love with it," Falen says of her choice to book that specific space. "Plus, I really liked that I could transform it into anything and have both the ceremony and reception in the same location." Armed with Kentucky Derby-themed details and a color palette of gold, blush and orange; Falen and Paul incorporated horseshoes and plenty of Mint Juleps into their flower-filled fete. After exchanging vows in a short ceremony in front of 150 guests, the newlyweds retreated to their candlelit reception, where they shared a sweet first dance to "You're The One" by The Black Keys. Guests were even treated to Oaks Lily and Mint Julep cocktails along with a variety of Mexican and Asian menu options and one sweet cupcake station. As for wedding day advice, Falen advises to splurge on one specific vendor over the rest: "I wasn't going to book a videographer, but I'm so thankful that I did!"

Killer Queen Custom Clothes Hanger
Peach and Pink Garden Rose Bouquet
Large chandeliers lent an elegant aesthetic to the open loft space at Aria.
Mestads Blush Pink Bridesmaid Dresses
Strapless Blush Pink Bridesmaid Dress from Mestads
Each of Paul's eight groomsmen wore dark gray suits, white shirts and classic black ties paired with fun, printed socks for added flair.
The groom wore a single rose pinned to his classic gray suit for a look that was formal, yet relaxed.
Ginger P. Designs created this romantic, pink and white invitation suite for the to-be-weds. "Our save-the-dates were very fun and different, while we stuck with a romantic, blush and gold color scheme for the invitations," the bride says.
Creative Save-the-Date Idea
Aria Minneapolis Wedding Ceremony
The newlyweds exchanged vows in front of a green and peach flower wall made with peonies, ranunculus, roses and carnations. "It was the main thing I was most excited for," the bride says. Post-ceremony, the wall was split in half and moved behind the head table and bar area.
While searching for the wedding dress of her dreams, Falen visited two bridal salons before deciding on a Reem Acra strapless dress (the last one she tried on!). "It's true that you know the one as soon as you put it on," she explains. "Luckily, my sister convinced me to try this dress on!"
"I hosted a charity event at Aria and fell in love with the space," Falen says of her choice to book her reception venue. "Plus, I really liked that I could transform it into anything and have both the ceremony and reception in the same place."
Gold Candle Votives with Pink Centerpieces
Black-and-white dinnerware popped against a single, gold sequin table runner. "It's one of the things I really wanted!" explains Falen of the gilded linens.
Pink Rose Centerpiece with Mercury Glass Votives
Aside from a small buttercream cake, guests snacked on salted caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough and lemon-flavored cupcakes. "We even brought in a hot dog cart from Prairie Dogs for our late night snack!" the bride says.
Tall Silver Centerpiece Vase