Real Weddings: Aaron Smith and Phillip Pottratz


Aaron Smith and Phillip Pottratz

Date of Wedding: August 13, 2011
Dating Since: Had dated 3 ½ years

Ceremony and Reception: Private residence in Melrose
Floral: Sadie’s Floral
Photography: Alee Photography

In order to incorporate Aaron’s New York background with Phillip’s Minnesota background, the couple decided to “blend a NYC chic with a Minnesota Nice theme” for their wedding. With classy cocktails and Minnesota comfort food, the day fully embraced the merging of two lives into one. Aaron and Phillip even created a special cocktail–the “PandA”–to commemorate the event. The evening ended in a splash–Aaron and Phillip both jumped into the pool followed by several guests!

7 Responses to Real Weddings: Aaron Smith and Phillip Pottratz

  1. kathy melling says:

    I had the great honor to attend this event. It was truly a beautiful, intimate ceremony followed by a joyous celebration. It was wonderful to see the radiant couple enjoying the day and each other!

  2. Melissa Wenker says:

    This was an absolutely stunning wedding. Everyone was so joyful…wish we could do it again!

  3. Lynn Melling says:

    Absolutely stunning. Just SO disappointed I missed it. Aaron and Phil deserve all the love in the world.

  4. Anna Senrick says:

    This is SO exciting!!! To plan for months and see it all come to life…. and to top it off – here we are being published. Thanks again to all your great vendors who helped me make Phillip and Aaron’s wedding day so special!!!

  5. Marie Muenchow says:

    I was so happy to attend this ceremony. It was a beautiful celebration of two very beautiful people!

  6. From the ceremony, thru cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, this was the best wedding I have ever DJ’d.

    It was epic when the guests all jumped in the pool!!

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  1. […] I had the honor of planning a “commitment ceremony” and reception back in 2011.  I was overjoyed to help these handsome men execute an amazing day of celebration…. Long before the legal rights they will have after August 1, 2013.  Aaron and Phillip have my praise and respect for leading the way to joining hands for the lifelong venture of love and happiness.  Check out more in this publication of Lavender Magazine. […]

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