A Romantic, Modern Wedding at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

You could say that it was the Boston Bruins that brought Lindsay Corbo (31 and director of events for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) and John Cadi

You could say that it was the Boston Bruins that brought Lindsay Corbo (31 and director of events for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) and John Cadigan (28 and fan relations manager for the Boston Bruins) together. The two were introduced on Lindsay’s first day on the job with the NHL team and quickly became good friends. A year later they decided to take things to the next level, giving a relationship a go, and it wasn’t long before John popped the question. On a warm summer night he took Lindsay to the skywalk observatory in Boston, where, overlooking the city’s most prominent landmarks that had become an important part of their story, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. When it came to planning their wedding, the couple looked to Lindsay’s home state of Minnesota to host the affair. The Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul proved to be the perfect spot; the former federal courthouse boasting a five-story atrium flanked with stately columns and plenty of old world charm. Personal touches were an important component of the d?cor for the couple and they spent the months leading up to the wedding handcrafting everything from hand-lettered street signs for the table names to mini hockey puck place card holders, a nod to the sport that brought them together. Wanting to incorporate their family and friends into the day’s events as much as possible, they had a close friend officiate the ceremony, family members do the readings and Lindsay’s cousin performed all of the music for the ceremony. A paper flower ceremony backdrop, a canopy of airy fabric panels strung across the ceiling and warm auburn uplighting were key in bringing Lindsay and John’s romantic vision to life and heightened the elegant, whimsical vibe of the Landmark Center's historic space. A tip for the taking from Lindsay: “Select a great venue, and hire great vendors. I felt like my vendors were more like friends before the celebration ended.”

When it came to the bouquets, Lindsay opted to keep things simple. Her bridesmaids carried fresh bunches of ivory blooms like hydrangeas, roses and ranunculuses that complemented the classic, formal style of their gowns. For her own bouquet, Lindsay decided to jazz things up with a bit of color. Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling created an arrangement of  pale pink roses and rich red ranunculuses and dahlias for her to carry down the aisle.
While the couple opted for a playful Bruins-inspired design for their save-the-dates, they went in a more classic, whimsical direction for the invitations. After spotting Paperlli’s work on the blog Oh So Beautiful Paper, Lindsay decided to check out their Etsy shop and instantly fell in love with their designs. For the next few months, she worked closely with Paperelli’s design team to create invitations that captured the feel of the wedding to come.
After a long search for the perfect dress for her bridesmaids, Lindsay finally came across an elegant Alvina Valenta gown that fit the wedding’s formal, romantic style and complemented her own dress. The fit-and-flare silhouette and ruffled one-shoulder neckline was flattering on all of the girls, making it an obvious choice. They paired the look with their choice of jewelry from Rent the Runway and polished updos.
It was important to Lindsay and John to involve their family and friends as much as possible into the ceremony. The couple asked a close friend to officiate the ceremony and their godparents did the readings the readings. Lindsay’s cousin and a friend performed all of the music for the ceremony as well, playing a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the processional, “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds Five for the unity ceremony and “Your Love is Lifting Me Higher” by Jackie Wilson for the recessional.
Classic Bridal Updo and Natural Makeup
Ticket stubs, programs and other mementos were incorporated into the design of the wedding’s welcome sign. Each element gave guests a peek into the special moments that marked Lindsay and John’s relationship, while also serving as a reminder to the couple of the path that had led them to that monumental occasion.
Low Modern Hydrangea Centerpieces
A paper flower wall was high on Lindsay and John’s must-have décor list, but after browsing countless blogs for inspiration and attempting a few flowers on their own, they still weren't sure how to pull off their vision. Luckily, John’s family had spotted a paper flower display at a Ralph Lauren store in Boston. The couple got in touch with the shop and the team in Boston agreed to send paper flowers to Minnesota for Lindsay and John to construct. To build the actual installation, they enlisted the help of McClellan Stucco Construction. The result was stunning. The piece stole the show and introduced a whimsical feel to the décor.
One of the Landmark Center’s most noteworthy features is the 20ft ceiling. While most of the centerpieces dotting the reception tables were small, Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling created two tall arrangements of hydrangeas and roses in silvery trumpet vases for each table to work with venue’s impressive height.
Wanting to give the wedding a touch of personal flair, Lindsay and John decided to make some of the décor elements themselves. For the table names, Lindsay enlisted the help of her sister to make small, old-fashioned street signs for each table. The signs bared the names of streets that had significant meaning to both her and John as individuals and as a couple, including the streets they had grown up on and that of the TD Garden, where they first met.
The Landmark Center’s unique architecture, with stately columns and an impressive five-story atrium, infused the wedding with an air of elegance, charm and grandeur. The addition of tall centerpieces, airy fabric panels, candles and uplighting complemented the historic venue’s impressive characteristics, while giving the space a romantic twist to bring Lindsay and John’s vision to life.
Chapel-Length Ruffled Wedding Dress Train