A Rustic, Botanical Wedding at Historic Riverside Building in Rochester, Minnesota
Who says an urban wedding can't look like the ultimate botanical garden? Claire Lochmondy (31 and a marketing and communications specialist) and Rob Landgraf (33 and a financial adviser) worked with event designer and florist Brianna Truax, from Modern Designs and Concepts and Fox & Fern Floral, and wedding planner Denae Brennan, from Denae Brennan Weddings & Events, to pull off this ultimate modern garden wedding. Knowing that a hotel ballroom was not their style, Claire and Rob exchanged vows in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, at Peace Plaza. It was a blank canvas that they could make their own and had the metropolitan feel that they loved. But two hours before Claire and Rob exchanged vows, 40 mph winds ripped through town and threatened to pull their reception tent off the ground. The couple's all-star team jumped into action and found the Historic Riverside Building, which proved to be the most beautiful venue—one Claire and Rob didn't even know was an option. Claire envisioned billowy blooms, textured arrangements and a subtle nod to her Tennessee upbringing, and Brianna totally nailed it. She brought the rustic botanical theme to life with golden magnolia leaves, blushing bride proteas and hydrangeas that took floral arrangements to a new level. Even the invitations, custom watercolored by Amarilys Henderson at Watercolorful Wedding, were adorned with gorgeous blooms. This wedding looks like an urban garden we want to walk through every day. Needless to say, we're obsessed. See all our favorite details, gorgeously captured by Meg Cooper Photography, below.