A Rustic Ballroom Wedding at Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

rn Neutral tones with hints of navy and “lots and lots of greenery” helped create a rustic-chic design for Ariel Mackley (27 and a speech language pathologist) and Trent Vedders' (28 and a logistics coordinator) celebration. The couple used white and blush flowers, wood details, mixed metals and greenery to soften the ballroom's interior and to emphasize the venue's existing rustic décor. They added wine barrels from the restaurant and amber uplighting to make the space feel warm and intimate. The ceremony programs even had a simple floral pattern, while centerpieces included white pillar candles, geometric gold pieces and wooden flower boxes with oversize white hydrangeas. When choosing their menu, Ariel and Trent made sure to include brie given their engagement in Paris. Individual desserts and a white buttercream cake with raspberry filling inspired by Trent’s mother’s recipe rounded out the menu.