romantic wedding portrait

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Bellagala (Saint Paul, MN) is a cozy, intimate city wedding with understated elegant details! Here’s Bellagala to tell us more:

Julia & Ben wanted an intimate, vintage wedding. They fell in love with Aster Cafe’s charm and uniqueness. Their vintage style came together seamlessly with gorgeous florals and navy, blush and ivory accents.

See more after the cut!

downtown wedding venue

wedding dress

bridal shoes and accessories

lovely bride getting ready

braided updo

gorgeous bride in a sweetheart wedding gown

The couple were introduced by a mutual friend over cocktails in 2013. The friends left them alone, and thats when they started to realize they liked each other. Ben proposed two years later in their living room. It wasn’t flashy or showy, but it was perfect for who they were. Their wedding also reflects the proposal. They prefer things to be simpler and all they care about is each other.

succulent boutonniere

socks with hearts

groom getting ready

groom and groomsmen

bride and bridesmaids

When asked about Aster Cafe, Julia said, “Our ceremony and reception spaces needed very little decor as the space itself had so much personality. We worked with the vintage feel of the Aster Cafe when thinking about what additional elements to include with our decor. Our florist did the decor and she did a wonderful job. The vintage vibe of the decor she provided was perfect for the ceremony and reception space. She also picked the perfect flowers to go along with the color palette.”

Minneapolis, MN

elegant ceremony decor

blush bridal bouquet

simple. elegant wedding ceremony

The couples favorite part of the day was being able to take some time together and just the photographer to take photos by themselves. This allowed the couple to really soak in the day and share some beautiful portraits together. Julia gives advice to future brides: “Hiring a day of coordinator will save your sanity. We didn’t have to worry about anything once our wedding day arrived and it helped so much.”

intimate wedding reception

calligraphy signs for bride and groom

simple, elegant centerpiece

whimsical wedding cake with bunting topper

Congratulations Julia & Ben and thank you Bellagla for sharing! For more information about Bellagala, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.


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Photographer, Planner, DJ:  Bellagala
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Transportation: 1st Class Transportation
Restaurant: Aster Cafe
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair Stylist: Blowdry! Blowdry Bar
Dress Store: Brides of France
Invitation Designer: Minted
Officiant: Positively Charmed Custom Ceremonies & Boutique Decor
Floral Designer: the bee’s knees floral
Groomsman Attire: The Wedding Shoppe
Ring Designer: Wedding Day Diamonds