Dreamy A’BULAE Rooftop Wedding

Celebrating on the dreamy A’BULAE rooftop for William + Gabrielle’s wedding was like a fairy tale! These two love birds both grew up in the Twin Cities metro and started their love story after both swiping right in 2016. They quickly fell in love after their first coffee date, and William eventually proposed over dinner on their 5th anniversary. William and Gabrielle both love live music, brewery dates, traveling, and binge-watching Insecure and Euphoria. William loves Gabrielle’s tendency to build pillow fortresses when she lays in bed, and Gabrielle is always impressed by William’s ability to accurately impersonate singers (his impression of Hootie and the Blowfish is her favorite). 

When planning your couples, wedding party, and family photos, remember that you don’t have to be limited to your venue. In many cases, it can be fun to explore the area around your venue to get a wide variety of outdoor shots. For William + Gabrielle, that meant wandering to a nearby park in addition to photos on the A’BULAE rooftop. Something I love so much about Minneapolis and St. Paul, is there are so many great parks, bodies of water, and gorgeous buildings within walking distance of most venues. I recommend exploring the area around your venue ahead of your wedding day to see all of your options! Also, I’ve worked at dozens of venues around the metro area and beyond, so if you need suggestions I am always here to help!!

William + Gabrielle’s day was captured by my incredible associate Colette, who you can learn more about here. Their day of photography started with separate getting-ready photos of the bride + groom, before they came together for their first look. Next came the standard couples, wedding party, and family photos before time to rest + reset ahead of the ceremony. Willaim + Gabrielle held their ceremony on A’BULAE’s gorgeous rooftop. Next came the cocktail hour, while William + Gabrielle signed their marriage license as a new couple!! Their DJ welcomed them in a grand march, before dinner, cake cutting, and toasts. The night of course ended with dances and an open dance floor!! Check out the whole dreamy A’BULAE rooftop wedding day below!

Vendor List:

Florist: Jessica Sommerhauser, JOLENA

Cake/Dessert: Buttercream Cake & Desserts

DJ/Band: DJ Chuck Chizzle

Hair + Makeup: Warpaint International – Amanda and Nathasha

Catering: Mintahoe Catering

Gabrielle’s Outfit: BHLDN

William’s Outfit: Heimie’s Haberdashery

Wedding Party’s Outfit:  Heimie’s Haberdashery, Azazie

Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Bella Belle

Jewelry/Rings: Poppy Finch, Filigree

Invitations and programs: Minted

Planning a St. Paul wedding and want engagement photos to match? Bailey + Shane captured memories in multiple *gorgeous* St. Paul locations ahead of their Minneapolis Courthouse Wedding. Check their full blog for location inspiration here!




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