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Tag Team for Life: Allison & Ryan’s Wedding and shared love of wrestling

Champlin, minnesota

Allison and Ryan envisioned a wedding day filled with laughter, love, and a touch of their goofy personalities. Their shared passion for All Elite Wrestling became the unique theme that tied their day together. This wasn’t just a wedding; it was a celebration of their shared interests and deep bond. Their day overflowed with special details, from the couple’s matching sneakers to a heartfelt tribute to Ryan’s late mother, ensuring she was part of their special day. Each detail celebrated the charm and uniqueness of Allison and Ryan as a couple. The vibrant autumn leaves provided a stunning, natural backdrop that added to the cozy, heartwarming atmosphere of their celebration.

The Venue

The venue itself played a significant role in their wedding day. Maverick’s Wood Grill, with its rustic charm and intimate setting, was the perfect choice for this laid-back, fun-loving couple. Ryan happens to also be the manager of the restaurant, so he was able to feel comfortable there and trust that he had an excellent staff for the big day. Not to mention the beauty and warm atmosphere of the venue. The stained glass wall added a splash of color and whimsy, complementing the fall foliage outside. The wood detailing provided a warm and inviting atmosphere, making everyone feel right at home. The three distinct areas of the venue—the outdoor patio, dining room, and bar/dance floor—offered guests a variety of experiences, from quiet conversations to energetic dancing, ensuring everyone found their perfect spot throughout the evening.

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Getting Ready

Allison and her ladies got ready at a nearby hotel, with plenty of snacks and laughter. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation as they shared stories and helped each other prepare. The bridal suite was a hive of activity, with makeup brushes swirling, curling irons buzzing, and all hands on deck to assist the bride.

Meanwhile, Ryan was at the venue preparing the area as well as himself. He and his brother shared many sweet, intimate moments while getting ready, including helping each other put on their matching bow ties. The camaraderie between the brothers was evident as they exchanged jokes and reassurances, adding a layer of warmth to the proceedings. The contrast between the bustling hotel suite and the calm, focused preparation at the venue highlighted the different ways each half of the couple approached the big day.

The First Look

The anticipation had been building when Allison arrived at Maverick’s, which then turned into a magical moment filled with genuine emotion. Ryan’s face lit up with pure joy and surprise as he turned to see Allison in her stunning wedding dress. Their embrace was a beautiful display of their connection. Little did Ryan know, we had prepared a surprise for him. Allison gave him a box of photos we had taken and printed out just for him. The joy on Ryan’s face as he flipped through the pictures was priceless, setting a joyous tone for the rest of the day.

The Ceremony

With the formal photos of the family done and the guests snuggled in their blankets, it was time for the big moment. Allison’s entrance, escorted by her mother, was a moment of pure beauty and happiness. The vows were heartfelt, filled with personal anecdotes and promises for the future. It was a touching ceremony with many moments of laughter throughout. The couple was absolutely beaming, love radiating off of them.

The Reception & Party

The reception was a lively affair that perfectly captured the couple’s fun-loving spirit. The dining room buzzed with conversations and laughter as guests enjoyed a delicious meal, catered by Brasa. The transition to the bar/dance floor area marked the beginning of a night full of dancing and celebration. The wedding guests were just as unique and stylish as the bride and groom, which really came out once the party started. You could tell everyone there loved to dance and came out to have a good time.

From heartfelt toasts that brought tears to eyes to moves that had everyone cheering, the reception was a true reflection of Allison and Ryan’s vibrant personalities. The couple’s friends and family fully embraced the celebration, creating a dynamic and joyful atmosphere that lasted well into the night.

From heartfelt toasts that brought tears to eyes to moves that had everyone cheering, the reception was a true reflection of Allison and Ryan’s vibrant personalities. The couple’s friends and family fully embraced the celebration, creating a dynamic and joyful atmosphere that lasted well into the night.

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