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Botanical Parisian Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Yantes Photo

Don’t let the industrial setting of this stylish inspiration shoot fool you — the complementary light blue and purple tones are reminiscent of the great City of Lights. With a bit of classic beauty and an infusion of modern style (we see you, top-and-skirt bridal combo), this shoot from Minneapolis vendors Yantes Photo, Belle Noelle Events & Design, and Maven shows what this city has to offer and inspires us from beginning to end!

lilac and ice blue wedding colors - photo by Yantes Photo http://ruffledblog.com/modern-parisian-influenced-wedding-ideas

From the photographers, Yantes Photo: The Machine Shop is a brand new, historic venue in the heart of the St. Anthony Main neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Machine Shop will be the first of its kind in the Twin Cities; historic, luxurious, airy and bright. Built in 1916, the Machine Shop was originally part of the Pillsbury Mills, which was at one time the largest mill in the world. During restoration, many of the original architectural details were kept to highlight the venue’s historical background. The introduction of modern luxury in this industrial space and the neutral pallet yet upscale finishes on the historic structure allow Machine Shop’s clients to explore their own aesthetic without reinventing the space.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Yantes Photo

Event Coordination, Design Concept and Direction

Belle Noelle Events + Design

Floral Design and Styling

Maven Floral + Styling

Venue

Machine Shop MPLS

Bridal Store

The White Room MPLS

Bridal Accessories

Goldfine Jewelry

Rings

JB Hudson

Hair

Julie Rose

Makeup

Lady Vamp Artistry

Desserts

The Copper Hen

Rentals

Apres Party and Tent Rental

Calligraphy and Paper Cones

Hooked Calligraphy

Grown Up and Elegant Pink Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Ivanova

When your soon-to-be proposes to you in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World, it makes sense that you’d want to add some fairy tale elements into your wedding day in tribute. Laura Ivanova captured the wedding of Ashley and Jon, a couple who made sure their big day was totally infused with their personalities and loves. This included a heaping portion of pink blooms put together by Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, ranging from roses to anemones to the all-time wedding favorite, peonies.

Elegant Calhoun Beach Club Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

From the bride, Ashley: We wanted the entire day to be a reflection of our personalities and our relationship. Jon has always been traditional and a bit old-fashioned, whereas I tend to like things that are trendy and unique, so our wedding was a combination of our two styles. We also kept things fun and playful by adding in details that were special to us. Jon proposed in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World, so we had fun creating a bit of a fairy tale theme to go along with that; my Hayley Paige gown (I called it my princess dress) and our ‘happily ever after’ cake topper were two places you can see that. Additionally, we had both lived our entire lives in Minnesota but knew that we would be moving to New Orleans shortly after the wedding, so we tried to throw in some very Minnesotan details where we could to celebrate the state we love so much! Our venues were situated in our favorite spot on the lakes in Minneapolis, just blocks from our apartment building. Taking pictures on the beach where we had walked so many times before felt special and almost surreal. Jon and I are huge hockey fans and one of our favorite things to do together is go to Wild hockey games so my parents surprised us by having the Wild mascot show up during our cocktail hour. Having him there was a huge hit with guests and the pictures that we got are priceless!

wedding ring box - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bride reading note - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

peony and rose bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Bouquet recipe: Peonies, ranunculus, roses, and anemones.

bride and bridesmaids - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

waterside wedding kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

peony and rose bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Pink has always been my favorite color so it was an easy choice for my flowers. My parents also had a pink wedding 30 years ago and their marriage means so much to me, so I wanted to give a nod to that. I am proud that even as a medical student, I managed to plan and execute a lot of the wedding details on my own! Two projects that I am really proud of are the Mr. and Mrs. signs for the back of our chairs at the reception and the table of photos displaying our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos.

ceremony doors - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

ceremony decor - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bridesmaids during ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with the planning! Try to throw in little details that are unique to YOU! I think it’s great to find inspiration from other weddings online and in magazines, but at the end of the day you should look at your wedding day and be able to say that no one else in the world could have a wedding exactly like yours. The personal details will be the ones that stand out when you think back on your day.

chic wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

table number - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

small peony centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

mr and mrs chair - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

traditional wedding cake - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding chairs http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D (I got tears in my eyes the minute that they started playing it. That piece is such a classic at weddings and the moment I heard it was when I had that “Oh my gosh I’m about to get married’ moment.)
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee

Be sure to catch the wedding film from Mike Cunningham:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Laura Ivanova

Floral Design

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling

Ceremony Venue

Lake of the Isles Lutheran

Reception Venue

Calhoun Beach Club

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Earrings

Haute Bride

Jewelry

Kate Spade

Hair and Makeup

Blowdry! Blowdry Bar Minneapolis

Bridesmaid Attire

The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul

Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Groomsmen Gifts

Sota Clothing

Catering and Wedding Cake

D'Amico Catering

Ceremony Music

Lake Minnetonka String Quartet

DJ

Instant Request

Wedding Invitations and Place Cards

Minted

Videography

Mike Cunningham

Transportation

Gray Line MN

Rich Jewel Toned Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

MW Photography

Let’s switch things up a bit today and go for dark reds and purples in a lovely moody shoot photographed by MW Photography and thoughtfully created by Jessica Wonders. First of all, let’s gab about how amazing this styled shoot looks! From the fashion picks of the bride and groom, to the rich berry tones in her bouquet and the blossoming centerpieces with flowers like dahlias and calla lilies by Forget Me Not Floral Events, this wedding inspiration is just a major win all over. Switch up your wedding inspiration boards and take a gander at this dusky beauty.

pink wedding dresses photo by MW Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-jewel-toned-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, MW Photography: I personally loved working with all the vendors on this project. It was my first styled shoot and I think all the vendors did a fantastic job by really pulling this together. My favorite part–although hard to choose because so many things tied in so well–was the flowers! They just make me swoon! All of us had a fun time with the photos and the details of tying in the plum and red theme with winter.
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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Inspired by Floral Graffiti

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Today’s event is inspired by flowers, and we can’t imagine a better inspiration point. The Big Fake Wedding went to Minneapolis-St. Paul and put together beautiful scenes spanning from soft and romantic to bold and tropical, just so long as they were full of floral elements. Don’t miss out on the eye-catching lounge area, brimming with wooden details and greenery!

paper flower backdrop ideas - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

wedding portrait - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

wedding ideas inspired by floral graffiti - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by A.R.T. Photography

wedding invitation - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

floral wedding invitation - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

colorful fuchsia bouquet - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by A.R.T. Photography

bride and groom - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

ceremony backdrop - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

rustic reception lounge - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

protea centerpiece - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

tropical inspired wedding - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

tablescape - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

watercolor table number - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

cake table - photo by Callie V Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by Callie V Photography

poppy wedding cake - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

cake cutting - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

View all images from this event in the gallery

Be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes video from Acowsay Weddings:

floralgraffiti-weddingideas

Floral Graffiti Inspiration board photo credits, from left to right, top to bottom:
Mandy Kellogg Rye, Rustic White, Amy Merrick, designlovefest, Claudia Rose Carter, Miss Wyolene, Jonathan Saunders, Peggy Porschen | Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Allison Hopperstad Photography, A.R.T. Photography, Callie V Photography

Day-Of Coordination

denae brennan weddings & events

Floral + Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 1, 5, 9, 11

Laine Moire

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 6

Thistle and Blooms

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 3, 7, 10, 12

Fab Event Design

Bachelor Party + Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Pinstripes Events

Wedding Venue + Catering

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis

Wedding Dress

The Wedding Shoppe

Hair

139 Hair by Heidi

Beauty

Skin MPLS

Bridesmaid Attire

Kennedy Blue

Menswear

Savvi Formalwear

Dessert

North Mallow & Co.

Cupcake Bar

Enticing Icing Designer Cake Studio

Shaved Ice

MN Snow Shaved Ice

Band

Bluewater Kings Band

DJ + Emcee, Magician

Brian Glad

Aerial Arts Experience

Laura Emiola - Custom Aerial  Arts Experiences

Vintage Rentals + Tables 4, 8

All the Rage Rentals

Linens

Festivities

Lighting + Draping

Dynamic Drape + Lighting

Drink Labels

Clingks

Tanning

goGLOW

Insurance Provider

Northeast Insurance Advisors

Photo Booth

Time Into Pixels Photo Booth

Slow Motion Video Booth

The Slow Motion Booth

Videography

Acowsay Weddings

Invitations: Folk + Floral

Dick and Jane Letterpress

Invitations + Personal Stamps: Vibrant Brush Calligraphy

Hello World Paper Company

Invitations + Programs: Graphic + Rustic Floral Suite

Something Designed

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Ferrari Sparkling Wine

National Travel Vendor

Bliss by Luxury Concierge

MEDIA PARTNERS

MyWedding, Forever Bride, Minnesota Bride

Modern Meets 1920s Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Photos by:

If you ask us, vintage inspired weddings shine the most when they’re blended with a bit of modern elements. Krista Esterling Photography, Anne Victoria Photography, and Saffron & Grey put together this styled editorial to show just how easy it is to mix 1920s style with modern ideas, using on-trend floral design and color palettes mixed with retro finger waves and vintage fashion for a look that’s oh-so-pretty.

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

From the photographers, Krista Esterling Photography and Anne Victoria Photography: Two photographers with one giant vision! Minneapolis-based Krista Esterling Photography and Duluth-based Anne Victoria Photography put their heads together and poured their hearts into this 20s inspired styled shoot with the goal of featuring the amazing talents of many Minnesotan wedding vendors in one gorgeous wedding shoot. Krista pulled half of the vendors from the Minneapolis, MN area, while Anne snatched the other half of the amazing vendors from the Duluth, MN area. Everything came together seamlessly for one big beautiful Minnesota mash-up.

groomsman and bridesmaid - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

vintage wedding hair - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy bouquet - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

groom bow ties - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

wedding paper goods - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy bouquet - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

Without a wedding coordinator on board (by choice!), Krista and Anne had the task of creating a full blown and well thought out shoot with all the details they envisioned. From choosing the appropriate vendors to work with as well as finding the right items from local antique and thrift stores, this was a months-long project that had input from all of the MN based wedding professionals.

emerald cut engagement ring - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold table setting - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy wedding details - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

purple boutonniere - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

eucalyptus table runner - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold place setting - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold name card - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

All these gorgeous aspects made and picked specifically for this shoot by the many talented vendors combined beautifully with the heirloom and thrifted items of the shoot to really embody the balance of a modern wedding shoot done with 20s inspiration. One of the favorite pieces found was the deep burgundy crushed red velvet bridesmaid dress that Krista and Anne discovered at a local antique store in Anoka, MN, which served as the inspiration to add a Bridesmaid and Groomsman to their shoot. It was too perfect to pass up the opportunity and they feel this aspect added an amazing dimension to the session.

wedding cake detail - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold wedding cake - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Krista Esterling Photography, Anne Victoria Photography

Florist

Saffron & Grey

Venue

Kitchi Gammi Club

Wedding Dress and Veil

Che Bella

Bride's Headpiece and Groomsman's Hat

Moe Sew Co.

Hair

Sarah Faust at The Colour Lounge

Makeup

Jamie Snyder at The Colour Lounge

Rings

Wedding Day Diamonds

Bridesmaid Dress and Pearl Necklace

Amore Antiques

Wedding Cake

The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

Invitation Suite, Place Cards, and Menu

Champagne Press

Female Models

Madeleine Surges and Mikaela Kurpierz

Groom Model

Gibrill Betts

Groomsman Model

Silas Wellington

Woodland Romance Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jaimee Morse

If you like the look of woodsy rustic weddings but want to make sure there’s still a touch of romantic femininity, look no further than this styled shoot from Jaimee Morse, Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, and Julia’s Blooms. Hints of the lightest blush pink, gold accents contrasted against wooden details, and beautiful calligraphy pull everything together, all topped off by a scrumptious pie dessert table!

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

From Casey Hurley: I worked with some great vendors to develop this mix of urban and woodland romantic themed shoot. We used touches from nature along with beautiful soft tones of pink, gold, and silver. We developed two vignettes with one being the dinner setting and the second being the dessert/pie setting – and we got to eat the pie afterwards so that was probably the best part of the shoot.

romantic rustic invitations - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

eucalyptus hydrangea bouquet - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

low back wedding dress - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland meets feminine wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

romantic rustic place setting - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

dessert table - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

dessert table - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Jaimee Morse

Event Design

Casey Hurley

Event Planning

Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting

Floral Design

Julia's Blooms

Bridal Store

Che Bella

Make Up

Hayley Sachs Artistry

Rentals

On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Jennifer Norman Studio

Spring Minneapolis Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Ivanova

After seeing this wedding from Laura Ivanova and Munster Rose, we’re nearly convinced there’s nothing prettier than Minneapolis in the spring. With endless touches of peach hues and pops of metallic gold, Ipek and Matthew’s wedding day looks to be as perfect as it gets, right down to their incredible ceremony site in Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

From the bride, Ipek: We loved how unique our venue was as soon as we saw pictures of it. We decided to balance out the modern look of the dome and the city backdrop with romantic flowers. We wanted an elegant affair, without losing our inherent silliness, which led us to pick details personal to us. We kept our ceremony short and sweet and full of inside jokes. We also timed it so that our guests can enjoy the view. I loved my dress the moment I first tried it on. It was not only very comfortable and light, but also had delicate floral details and a dreamy color. Without really making a connection, I picked invitations that were similar in spirit. Our venue’s food was amazing and even though we thought our guests would be reluctant to dance, the dance floor was always full. For our favors, we wanted to give out a taste of Hawaii, since we were headed there for our honeymoon.

orange wedding invitations - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach wedding flowers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding
Bouquet recipe: The flowers included garden roses, peonies, ranunculus and other beautiful flowers.

orange wedding bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

We chose peach, light gold and ivory as our colors. I love peaches very much, and we thought our colors would work well with the colors of our venue. We didn’t have a theme, but added a little personal twist. Growing up, we had both loved dinosaurs and now, we make it a point to get photos in front of all dinosaurs we find. So we had dinosaur names for each table. We had my mother read A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton, a story that captured the spirit of our relationship in many ways. We also had custom made adorable dinosaur cake toppers, that melted our hearts the moment we saw them. The lady dinosaur’s bouquet matched my own perfectly!

pink bridesmaid dress - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

On the day of the wedding, we felt incredibly lucky. Our amazing vendors and even the weather made sure everything went flawlessly. Our beautiful florals and my bouquet was much more gorgeous than I could have ever imagined, the light was perfect inside the dome and everything was really romantic. We ended up having a wonderful day, and couldn’t stop smiling. And now we get to relive the beauty thanks to our incredible photographer.

elegant escort cards - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

dinosaur table numbers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

cute wedding themes - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

gold wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I found that it’s really important to see the big picture instead of worrying about the small details. Stressing about the details, even though they are important can make the process so much more tiring than it needs to be. In the end things do come together, and it feels silly to have worried so much about them. It’s also great to let others take care of things on the day of the wedding, so you can relax and enjoy your day! Try to make a mental note of the special moments, as the day goes by incredibly fast!

peach wedding flowers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding reception - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

dinosaur table numbers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

cute cake toppers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach flower cake - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Love Me Do,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Friday, I’m in Love,” The Cure
First Dance: “For Once in My Life,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Photographer: Laura Ivanova / Flowers: Munster Rose / Venue: Millennium Hotel Minneapolis / Wedding Dress and Veil: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Wedding Cake: Buttercream Cakes & Desserts / Cake Toppers: The Air Castle / DJ: Bellagala / Favors: Big Island Bees / Officiant: Jim Albani / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Minted / Videographer: Greg Thuente via Bellagala

Emerald and Lapis Tablescape

Design Inspiration

It’s not a surprise that emerald, the color of the year for 2013, is one of our biggest obsessions these days. This stylish pop of color goes well with everything and I am loving this take on gem tones using emerald and lapis blue, captured by Erin Johnson Photography and created by Life Design Events.

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bow tie wedding menus
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gold polka dot wedding cake
green teal wedding colors
green and blue wedding invitations


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Location: Minneapolis, MN / Photographer: Erin Johnson Photography / Event Designer: Life Design Events / Floral Designer: Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling / Reception Venue: Minneapolis Women’s Club / Dress Store: The Wedding Shoppe / Stationery: paper rock scissor / Cake Designer: Buttercream Minnetonka / Equipment Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals / Makeup Artist: Julie Swenson Beauty

Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Emily Steffen

“Enchanted forest” — whenever I hear those two words together, my heart starts beating a little bit faster. So naturally, when I saw this styled shoot from Johnny and Dottie and Emily Steffen Photography, I just knew I had to share it! How incredible is the idea of having your reception table (or even just a dessert table) covered in lush greenery?

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From Lisa of Johnny and Dottie:Immediately I started to design the construction of the linen. I started with a base of chocolate satin linen. To keep with the design, I opted to use a loose weave burlap and individually pin plumosa fern layer by layer. By the time the linen was completely constructed, I had used over 300 stems of plumosa fern! I wanted the table to have texture and to really be the focal point of the tablescape. We accented this with vintage containers and chalices filled with spray roses, garden roses, ranunculus, freesia, and to add a dollop of colour I added blue hyacinth in silver mercury cylinder vases and accented all of this with mismatched glasses filled with candle votives. The simple dinnerware was wrapped in satin toffee coloured napkins and matched with vintage champagne glasses and gold flatware.


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The cake table was designed with a very simple vintage pilsner glass filled with ginestra, which also accented the wedding cake made of buttercream. We also accented the table with hand stamped forks and cushioned hearts and darts (how can you not love that this time of year?!).


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Stationery suites were a labor of love from Dena Swenson Design. From the textured paper (hand antiqued by Dena!) to the crimson ribbon accent, no detail was missed in complementing the overall design concept. For the bridal, we wanted to create a very dreamy, yet deco feel to her look. Hair and makeup, while soft, gave clear definition to her strong features and the hair (omgoodness the hair!) rolled and coiffed was the perfect accent to the Anne Barge gown. The gown itself was a dream of tulle, lace, and one amazing satin sash. We dressed the Groom in wool pants, dapper suspenders, and a bow tie made by Emily Steffen herself (camera and textile skills that girl has!).


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And… the bouquet. Almost a midsummer’s night dream by itself, it complimented not only the bride but the entire design itself. A mixture of burgundy ranunculus, antique spray roses, freesia, ivory garden roses, and subtle hints of green hydrangea in a pillow of plumosa fern… it all was so beautiful it truly did seem like a dream!


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Shoot Location: Minneapolis, MN / Photographer: Emily Steffen Photography / Planning and Design: Johnny and Dottie / Shoot Venue: Minneapolis Photo Center / Flowers: Johnny and Dottie / Dress: Anne Barge gown from Bridal Accents Couture / Hair: Aubrey from Swept Up / Makeup: Ashley from Unveil Lovelieness / Rentals: Linen Effects / Paper Goods: Dena Swenson

Summer Camp Wedding

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Looking through these images sent over by stylist Sarah Dreher of On Solid Ground Rentals, I had to do a bit of a triple-take as I saw her mention that this was actually a styled shoot! Complete with bridesmaids, groomsmen, and a ring-bearing pup complete with florals by Maven Floral, this inspiration shoot creates a full picture of a perfect wedding for the outdoorsy duo. Since we’re getting ourselves used to bidding adieu to summer, this early fall, Indian Summer shoot makes us giddy for the best of next season. Our thanks to Heidi Lynn Photography for these images!

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From the stylist, Sarah of On Solid Ground Rentals: I collaborated with Jenny Kleven of Maven Floral months ago to build on the concept of a simple wedding for a couple who loves to camp as much as they love each other. We pulled our inspiration from the desire for an endless summer, right at height of the Indian Summer. We included guests and a wedding party to show how the couple wanted to share their special day with only their closest friends and family.


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The reception dinner included a primitive wash station to clean up before food. We made Roast, potatoes and carrots prepared in the red striped roaster, grilled corn and corn bread with honey butter and invited our “guests” to not only act as our models, but to enjoy a dinner with us! Beverages were also provided, including a “Campy Cocktail” stations, with camp coolers filled with each concoction.


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What’s a camp without a camp fire with s’mores! We provided the “guests” with a variety of unique s’mores toppings including popular candy bars (reeses on your s’mores?? Yes, PLEASE!) and German chocolate marshmallows.


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The couple then retreats to their Honeymoon tent, sheltered underneath the trees, but out in the outdoor elements they love! After a cozy stay in their honeymoon tent, the couple escapes to start their lives as husband and wife.


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Shoot Location: Minneapolis, MN / Event Styling, Vintage Rentals, and Caterer: Sarah Dreher of On Solid Ground Rentals / Wedding Flowers: Maven Floral / Photographer: Heidi Lynn Photography / Wedding Dress: BHLDN and ModCloth / Bride’s Veil: Something Borrowed Bride / Flannel Shirt and Bride’s Shoes: Target / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Apparel: Target and Land’s End / Bridesmaids’ Hair Accessories and Groomsmen’s Ties: Corner Bungalow / Makeup and Hair: Jaide Salon / Desserts: Sweets Bakeshop / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Amy Armato of Armato Design / 1960 Chevy Impala Rental: Stacie Depner / Videographer: The Love Project Photo + Cinema

Typography Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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How do you mix an ultra modern setting with a hopelessly romantic approach? We will let Laura, who happens to be the brainchild behind Nelle Handbags tell the story behind her gorgeous typography inspired, modern whimsical wedding. Thanks Laura for sharing your story with us and Erica Loeks Photography for the beautiful images!

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From the bride, Laura: From the start we both agreed that it was important for our celebration to be inviting, modern, authentic, and memorable! Since my husband and I are both designers we wanted to be a little innovative with the decor, while still attempting to retain a bit of traditional wedding formality. I believe I was the one who later decided to call it a Modern Vintage Affair. The affair portion of the title was the formal part, the vintage the whimsical & feminine part, and the modern represented the industrial and typographical elements.

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It was very important to me to not allow color to be the driving theme of the wedding. While this is a wonderful tool to use to pull together the look of an event I wanted to be a bit more challenged in my attempt to unite a variety of different shades. We also had our typography theme to fall back on when we needed a design element to ground us. DIY touches were all over the big day. My husband designed all the typographical materials for the day. Together we cut and glued each wrap, menu card, seating sign etc… until our finger tips were numb. We also enlisted the help of our friends to make 150 wrapped wire orbs, magnetic ribbon bow ties for favors, and hand dyed silk ribbon chandeliers. Finally, I made an assortment of Nelle clutches for each gal in the wedding party.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advise is very simple, be sure that your future husband is “the one”, and celebrate your commitment to each other in the way that suites you both best. Also, if you have decided to host a celebration, hire a wedding coordinator/planner. That was the first thing we did and having that peace of mind the day of the wedding was worth every penny.

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Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “Get Me to the Church on Time,” My Fair Lady
Bride’s Processional: “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady
Recessional: “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Nancy Wilson; “It’s De-Lovely,” Rare Piano Rolls
First Dance: “Northern Sky,” Nick Drake

Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Spill the Wine / Wedding Photographer: Erica Loeks / Day-Of Coordination: Laura Mullen Events / Wedding Flowers: Jackie Just of Just Bloomed / Wedding Dress: Tara La Tour / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Cardigan: J. Crew / Clutches: Nelle / Hair and Makeup: Julie Swenson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Bloomingdales / Groom’s Suit: Heimi’s Haberdashery / Groom’s Shirt: J. Hilburn / Wedding Cake: 3 Tiers / Cheese and Dessert Tables: Cocoa and Fig / Wedding Invitations: Designed by groom with assistance from Paperista

Historic Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Steffen

We have to say that bride Brooke stumbled upon one of the most gorgeous venues for an indoor wedding! Pops of yellow here and there brighten up the expansive ballroom in these photos from the wonderful Emily Steffen. Read on to hear Brooke tell us how adorable her “first look” with Jay was!

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From the bride, Brooke: Jay and I are college sweethearts. We met in Milwaukee during our third year of college. Shortly after graduation we moved to Arizona and we have lived here for the past three years. After we got engaged we began planning our Midwest wedding! Minneapolis made the most sense because home is where the family is.

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When I drove into the parking lot of Nicollet Island Pavilion I knew it was the place. I got tears in my eyes and could NOT wait to have my wedding there. The pavilion is surrounded by trees and water so we chose October for the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted our wedding to be clean and simple with some modern and rustic elements. Nicollet Island Pavilion was the perfect place!

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After trying on many dresses I found the one at Priscilla of Boston. Months after my purchase, I felt that I needed to do something to make the dress my own, I added a crystal belt and a cage veil from Etsy. It was perfect.

I always wanted black for my bridesmaid dresses. I loved the bows on the back of these dresses–it added a bit of spunk to a timeless piece. Our attire was black and white but I needed something to spice it up, so I added the color through our flowers. This is where the billy balls came in! It was really important to make our wedding day our own. I wasn’t able to travel with many DIY projects so I ordered many pieces off of etsy — the crystal belt, card box, veil, and ‘here comes the bride’ sign.

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My favorite part of the entire day was seeing Jay for the first time. I loved walking up to him with his back turned. Afterwards he told me that he could hear the swooshing of my dress as I got closer and closer to him. I waited until I got a couple feet from him and I said his name. He turned around and looked at me with such emotion and happiness that I knew this is the reason why I am marrying this man today. This really set the tone for the rest of the day. Nothing mattered except our marriage! To me it was perfect.

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Wedding vendors (Minneapolis, MN):

Ceremony venue: Christ Church Lutheran / Reception venue: Nicolett Island Pavilion / Photographer: Emily Steffen / Wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hair and makeup: Erin Dennison / Bridesmaids dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Flower girl’s dress: J. Crew / Flowers: Forever in Bloom / Cake: A Piece of Cake / DJ: Instant Request

Modern Valentine’s Day Table

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Not all Valentine’s Day inspiration has to be red and pink. We were so tickled to find this super-adorable white and black (with hints of red) shoot from Emily Steffen Photography, Bethany Hway, Sadies Floral, Shauna Younge and Linen Effects. That dessert table with its ultra-amazing paper goods and delicious treats is almost too pretty to eat! With lots of texture and variety, this shoot solidifies that all white is all right in my books. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

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Wedding Vendors (Minneapolis, MN):

Venue: The Mpls Photo Center / Wedding Photography: Emily Steffen Photography / Design, Paper goods, Styling: Bethany Hway / Wedding Florist: Sadies Floral / Dessert Table: Shauna Younge / Hair and Makeup: Aubrey Thoren / Linens and table decor: Linen Effects / Wedding Dress: Brides of France / Models: Elliot and Kayla