A fun take on favorites

Published 9:00 am Sunday, February 9, 2020

Couple centers wedding around things they love


Photography by Lumos Images


Bride: Savannah (Simpson) Berg

Digital media account consultant at Optimize Social Media

Groom: Tony Berg

Department manager at Walmart

Couple currently lives in St. Paul. Bride is from Albert Lea, groom is from Bagley

Wedding date: Sept. 7, 2019, at Hyatt Regency-Minneapolis Bloomington


Did you have a theme for the wedding?

Our theme was “these are a few of our favorite things.”


Tell us about the dress:

What made me fall in love with my dress was the underneath coloring of blush and the thick floral lace. If anyone knows me, they know how much I love floral, and this dress was definitely “me.”


Tell us about the flowers:

I wanted corals and blues in my flowers, and the Hy-Vee in Oakdale made that dream a reality. I actually used fake flowers for the rest, including bridesmaid bouquets, flowers on the tables and the boutonnières.


Other decorations:

Our decorations were unique to us. Each of our tables were themed to something we love (“The Office,” horror, music, etc.) and each of those tables had trivia questions on them. We wanted to make it as interactive as possible, and we heard great things from it! We definitely used cherry blossom fake flowers on each table for a small floral touch. A lot of our decor was bought from either Hobby Lobby or Target! Our guest book was a poster with our bitmojis on it, and now it’s hanging on our wall! We used a polaroid hanging fixture for the fun photos instead of a photo booth.


What was your favorite detail?

For our ceremony, it actually was 15 minutes long! Our unity ceremony was a time capsule, but we forgot the items in the venue! Looking back, it’s too funny not to share.


Tell us about the cake:

Our cake was a two tier from Hy-Vee that we actually didn’t serve. Our venue served dessert and it was a lemon cheesecake torte. Very delicious!

What were you most nervous about?

I think I was most nervous about accidentally falling in front of everyone! I didn’t!


What was your most memorable moment?

My most memorable moment was our first look. Tony cried!


Advice for others planning:

My biggest advice is don’t let people make decisions for you. This day is about your union in marriage, and no one should be deciding what that looks like except for you and your spouse. Enjoy the day the best you can, and remember, it’s just one day and that day is the start of the rest of your life!