Jade and Adam first bonded over their mutual love for Star Wars on their first date. "I asked Adam if he was as excited as I was for the release of Star Wars: A Force Awakens, which was magic to his ears and the rest was history," said Jade. So when it came time to plan their wedding, they knew they wanted their wedding to reflect the love they shared for the movie series. Not only did they choose to get married on the official Star Wars day, May the Fourth (...be with you, get it?), there are subtle Star Wars details in almost every aspect of the wedding, from the signature drinks, the Old Millennium Falcon and Mandalorian Mule, down to the hand-painted coasters donning Star Wars symbols. The groom's mother and aunt even created a gorgeous backdrop and provided the guests with light sabers that lit up the dance floor.
A Frame Forward was responsible for capturing the lovely photos of the couple's special day.
All florals were provided by the talented Artemisias Studio. Don't forget to ask them about their Forever Bride deal for a special offer!
The ceremony and reception were held at the charming Aster Cafe in Northeast Minneapolis. It's the perfect riverfront venue overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge and city skyline. Take a look at a sweet proposal that took place at Aster Cafe proposal here.
Jade's beautiful Mira Zwillinger gown was from L'atelier Couture Bridal Boutique.
The bridesmaids' unique and galactic-inspired dresses were Adrianna Papell.
The women all looked stunning with hair and makeup from Brook D. Carl.
Meanwhile, Adam and his groomsmen were looking handsome in their tuxedos from Heimie's Haberdashery.
We can't get over the Star Wars socks, so fun!
Rings were provided by Arthur's Jewelers while all of the adorable Star Wars decor was done DIY by friends and family!
One of the most important parts of the wedding for Jade and Adam was including their beloved Yorkie, Ted, who they'd just found out had cancer and a short life expectancy. "Every night for months prior to the wedding, I would sit down with Ted and asked for him to stay strong and to keep fighting," said Jade.
"Our dear boy did as he was told and held on for as long he could. With heavy hearts we sadly had to let our beloved dog go the morning after the wedding. He succumbed to the cancer, but before he did, Ted gave us beautiful wedding memories that we will forever cherish."
photography // A Frame Forward
floral // Artemisias Studio
venue + catering // Aster Cafe
bridal gown // l'Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique
bridesmaids // Adrianna Papell
groom + groomsmen // Heimie's Haberdashery
hair + makeup // Brook D. Carl
rings // Arthur's Jewelers