A Sophisticated, Romantic Wedding at the Calhoun Beach Athletic Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota

A timeless navy and gold palette lent a decidedly effortless vibe to Rita Hurd (24 and a medical student at University of Minnesota) and Grant Weller’s (30 and a research scientist) relaxed yet sophisticated affair.

The couple regularly walks their dog, Jack, around Lake Calhoun, so having their ceremony and reception at the beautiful Calhoun Athletic Beach Club “made it feel like a special place to us,” Rita says. A simple arbor decorated in hanging greenery served double-duty as a ceremony arch and reception centerpiece.

Deep red and pink bouquets popped against the navy floor-length bridesmaid gowns.

The cake provided yet another (delicious) way to incorporate the wedding colors into the celebration.