A Puppy in a Suit Stole the Show at This Romantic Wedding at Machine Shop in Minneapolis
Not only did Sammy and Andy's fall wedding in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have a dreamy blue-and-plum color scheme, a very special VIP, the couple's Yorkie, melted hearts in an on-palette suit. Little Bun B's suit matched Andy's plum ensemble and set the tone for the dreamy, romantic wedding loft wedding celebration. The couple's pup wasn't the only special VIP in attendance, the duo also tapped many family members for key wedding roles to bring their event together. Sammy's brother served as DJ and her uncle's band flew in from California to keep the party going.
Of the couple's inspiration, Sammy says she and Andy wanted to keep the wedding "classic with organic and romantic pieces. Our vision was to make our wedding feel like a huge celebration with a dinner and a concert. My family is made up of musicians, and having good music and entertainment was important for us. Since our wedding was in September, we wanted to include warm blush colors and lots of greenery. There were also pops of slate/vintage blue and maroon from the groomsmen suits. We also had some centerpieces with autumn fruit bowls (plums, pears, and apples). We did include cultural traditions in our wedding. The weekend before our wedding day, we had a Lao and Vietnamese wedding and tied the two ceremonies together with our closest friends and family. On the night of our wedding, I changed into a Vietnamese traditional wedding dress (ao dai) that was custom-made for greeting the tables. Our little Yorkie, BunB, was included in the ceremony, and got to stay with us throughout the evening," says Sammy.
She goes on to note that they "had a Chinese 10-course family-style dinner from a well-known local restaurant in Minnesota! Food and entertainment were really important for us. My brother, Paul, married us which made it extra special. For entertainment, we hired my uncle's band from California and had my brother DJ for the rest of the night. My brother is also an awarded DJ here in Minnesota! The band and DJ combination was a huge HIT! We got a lot of great feedback from our guests. Our favorite parts of the wedding were during the reception, and seeing everyone enjoy their dinner, and seeing/listening to the live band simultaneously. We wanted our evening to feel lively and fun! It was a HUGE day for all of us, and it was amazing to see our families together in one room celebrating us. We truly just wanted everyone to have fun, drink, eat, be married, and have a memorable experience. We don't know when the next time we'll get to have a reunion like that again!"