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Vintage Romance Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ali Leigh Photo

If there’s anything on your to-do list for today, checking out this beautiful event from Minneapolis-St. Paul is a must. It’s got romance, vintage elements and ideas that are stunning, and one of the cutest real couples we’ve laid our eyes on. It’s definitely a treat for this Thursday!

large wedding bouquets - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

black and gold wedding invitations - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

vintage wedding invitations - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

sequined bridesmaids dresses - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding venues in Minneapolis - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photographers in Minneapolis - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photography - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photographers - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

vintage weddings - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

whimsical wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

striped wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding centerpieces - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

bridal party - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding menus - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding planters - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

romantic centerpieces - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

reception chair decor - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

bridal fashion - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

blue and white wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding lounge area - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding cakes - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding desserts - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

sweetheart table - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

fun wedding exits - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

Above photos by Ali Leigh Photo

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Be sure to check out the video from Sacred Light Studios:

BFW Minneapolis-St. Paul Inspiration

Photo Credit: 1. Reg Campbell Photography, 2. Nicole Berrett Photography, 3. Earthmuse Photography, 4. Edyta Szyszlo Photography, 5. Hazy Lane Studios, 6. Ann Blake Photography, 7. Let’s Frolic Together, 8. Modern Wedding Photography, 9. Samantha Lauren Photographie

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ali Leigh Photo, Christa Reed Photography, Courtney June Photography

Floral and Event Design, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Tables 1, 2, 3

BLOMMONSTER

Floral and Event Design, Head Table, and Tables 7, 8, 9

Bella Mystique Designs

Floral and Event Design and Tables 10, 11, 12

Elaborate Style Events

Floral and Event Design and Tables 4, 5, 6

A Vintage Touch

Day-of Coordination

Sixpence Events & Planning

Venue

JX Event Venue

Hotel

Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis

Travel

IMINA Travel and Events

Jewelry

Style by Cia

Hair

139 Hair by Heidi

Makeup

Just Cuz - Beauty Boutique & Styling Squad

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Rent the Runway

Menswear

Savvi Formalwear

Catering

BRIE cater

Wedding Cake

Enticing Icing

Macarons

Nikkolette’s Macarons

Cupcake Bar

A Cupcake Social

S'mores Bar

North Mallow & Co.

Cash Bar

Liquidmotion

DJ and Emcee

Silver Sound Entertainment

Band

Blue Water Kings Band

Rentals

Apres Party and Tent Rental, A Vintage Touch

Signage

Lettered and Lovely

Wedding Invitations

Lion & Lamb Design

Photo Booth

Sandy’s Photo Booth

Videography

Sacred Light Studios

White Wine Sponsor

HALL Wines

Daily Pick

Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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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

Luxe Northwoods Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

I genuinely just don’t know where to begin with this styled shoot from Meg Cooper Photography, Fox & Fern Floral, and denae brennan weddings & events. The lush bouquet with pops of red peonies? The gold chandelier hanging above the reception table in the woods? The impeccable Tara Keely gown? They’re all great starting points, but just wait until you take everything in for the full picture of perfection.

luxe northwoods wedding inspiration - photo by Meg Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-northwoods-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, denae brennan weddings & events: When Meg Cooper approached me with the desire to put together a winter-themed styled shoot, I immediately contacted Brianna at Fox & Fern Floral to get her on board as well. The three of us did two weddings together in 2015 and I was excited to get these talented vendors on the same project again. Brianna and I had worked at a very special private ranch property on a 2014 wedding, and the owners were gracious enough to not only let us set up our shoot there, but also take out one of their gorgeous horses for a few shots!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Meg Cooper Photography

Event Coordination

denae brennan weddings & events

Floral Design and Styling

Fox & Fern Floral

Wedding Dress

Tara Keely

Bridal Store

Mestad's Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Amber Berry

Wedding Cake

Top Tier Delights

Wedding Invitations

Allison Hopperstad

Calligraphy

Hooked Calligraphy

Daily Pick

Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Converted Train Station Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Geneoh Photography

A wedding with a bride in ballet shoes, centerpieces in sterling silver pitchers, and a jaw-dropping Free People installation over the sweetheart table is everything our little hearts could ask for. Rachel and Ryan’s wedding was nothing short of perfection (especially thanks to the endless talents of Geneoh Photography and Bloom Designs, and the bride’s own mother), and we guarantee you’ll walk away with tons of new ideas for your own wedding day!

converted train station wedding - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: Our hope was for our guests to experience and love Northern Minnesota as much as we do. It truly is the most lovely place on earth. Simple and laid back was the feel we envisioned. I used lots of neutrals, dusty rose, and gold. Whatever I dreamt up, my Mom, Lori Murray, made happen. She helped me collect mismatch overstuffed chairs for my head table, antique silver pitchers for our centerpieces, vintage tea cups and china, old hankies, and lampshades she recovered, wired and hung throughout the space for up-lighting. A beautiful hand made Free People display was extracted from the Mall of America to hang over the head table. Thousands of pink and white sequence were wrapped on each hand glittered branch and stuffed with frosted globe lights. All things wood were the handy work of my Dad and Ryan.

bride getting ready - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ballet shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridesmaids with babys breath - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

pastel peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony handkerchiefs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

I love the simplicity and delicacy of baby’s breath so I had my bridesmaids carry that. I always dreamt of a solid Peony bouquet – and although I had missed prime Peony season, Amy Jobe and Kate Keupers surprised me with the most perfect soft pink peony bouquet. It had me smiling all day long.

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

reception area - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

sweetheart table sign - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception chairs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

vintage china - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

unique reception chandelier - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set a wedding planning end time and stick to it. Ryan and I agreed that after the rehearsal we would let the chips fall. It forced us to enjoy our guests and each other and reminded us what the weekend was really about.

centerpiece in sterling silver - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

polaroid guest book - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding cake with roses - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cupcakes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cake table - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Daniela Andrade
“Love Shall Abide,” John Overland

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Geneoh Photography

Florist

Bloom Designs

Wedding Planning and Bride's Veil

Lori Murray

Venue

The NP Event Space

Bridal Store

Posh Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Ballet Beautiful

Hair and Makeup

Kelsey Proud

Groom's Suit

Judd Frost Clothier

Catering

The Blue Door Pub

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Brittany Barr

Ceremony Vocalists

Susan and Elizabeth Druck

DJ

Electrifying Dynamics

Wedding Invitations

Randi King Designs

Daily Pick

Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Handcrafted Fall Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kellie Rae Studio

Have we mentioned how much we love fall? We have? Well, you’ll probably hear it from us a few more times because we’re just so excited for this cooler weather and the excuse to cuddle up under a blanket with a warm mug of tea. This shoot from Kellie Rae Studio jumps right into some of the best parts of fall, and implements fantastic ideas for all you do-it-yourself brides out there. We absolutely love the pistachio shell flowers made by Kellie!

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Kellie Rae Studio: We’ve all seen a TON of DIY weddings lately, which is SO awesome! But, I just wanted to show that it’s totally possible to produce something way uniquely beautiful and do it all yourself. I also think it’s easy for DIY to be overdone and expensive. I wanted this shoot to look effortless, but detailed all while being something totally doable and a smaller budget. Also, can we please share pistachio flowers that are not only totally adorable but also really fun to make? Because who doesn’t love an instant snack during crafting?

wedding ideas - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

nonfloral bouquet - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

wedding - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

I guess this isn’t all done by me, because I can’t sew this super adorable dress which is from Rent the Runway. The pie toppers were something I came across on etsy and just had to have. I found a tree that had to be chopped in the woods behind my house, grabbed a chainsaw and cut some pieces from it for the centerpiece. Only almost cut my hand off once. The plates, silverware (well, goldware), and the candles are thrifted from Savers and Goodwill. The pine cones smell like Christmas and are from Michaels. So is the gold spray paint that I used a ton of!

wooden bouquet charm - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding place setting - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding table - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding ideas - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

The bouquet includes the pistachio flowers I made, as well as some pine cones I glued in there. I stopped on the side of the road and grabbed some of the ornamental grass that has taken over the ditch and included that in the bouquet as well. Wrapped it up and called it good! The couple, they aren’t actually engaged, but I really think they should be. Nick’s clothes came from his closet, nothing needed to be bought for this. Bailey, the model, did her own hair and makeup. Oh, and they brought their dog. I, personally, think more dogs need to be involved in weddings. They’re so cute!

winter wedding ideas - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

wooden cake toppers - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

pie toppers - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography, Design, and Bouquet

Kellie Rae Studio

Wedding Dress

Yumi Kim via Rent the Runway

Pie Toppers

VaniTeaz

Pine Cones

Michaels

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

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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

Daily Pick

Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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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

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Caterina Jewelry

Caterina Jewelry is a luxury designer and manufacturer of silver charm jewelry based in Beverly Hills, California. The company creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that beautifully complements any outfit no matter the time, mood, or occasion, promising unmatched elegance, timeless sophistication, and a fun vibe. Exquisite, delicate, and unapologetically feminine, Caterina Jewelry’s pieces are made from .925 sterling silver and lovingly adorned with stunning gemstones that make even the most casual ensemble look a little more polished

CJ Bridal Minimalista Collection has been designed to honor the long-standing tradition of the bride gifting her bridesmaids. A reflection of the current minimalist modernist trend, the collection features stunning, fashionable jewelry that will delight the bridesmaids, nicely accenting their outfits while offering an enduring gift to cherish for a long time. The ideal favor for your special ladies, our jewelry is versatile and can be worn on numerous other occasions!

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Out of Africa Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

As soon as I read Brooke Michaelson‘s description of this styled shoot – a whimsical, tropical paradise loosely based on Out of Africa,” I was pretty much obsessed already. Of course, the images didn’t disappoint — and neither did the styling and floral design by Girl Friday and DeBruyn Designs. Get ready for a burst of color to brighten up your Friday!

Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

From the photographer, Brooke Michaelson: We called our shoot “Out of Africa,” since we loosely based the concept on the memoir. We tried to create a whimsically tropical paradise on farm land in the Minnesota River Valley. Here are a few more details from the shoot stylist: “Shot at the photographer’s private residence and farm on the Minnesota River bottoms in Eden Prairie, MN. We draped the tent in sheers to mimic mosquito netting. Ceiling installation: Spanish moss and grapevine were loosely woven to create a false ceiling. Brand new lanterns from Midway Party Rental are hung at varying heights over the table with braided decorative robes and tassels. The 5 ft floral arrangement on the table sits atop a moss runner layered over a raw, bleached linen runner from The Vintage Type Rentals.”

floral wedding invitations - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

ring shots - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

unique wedding dresses - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bridal inspiration - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

orange green boutonnieres - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

spring wedding bouquets - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bright orange bouquets - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bridal looks - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

“DeBruyn Designs combined African flowers with Minnesota native varieties while A Milestone Paper Co. printed the menu on exotic wood veneer. Debruyn Designs made the bridesmaid necklaces by combining strands of dates and beads with paper necklaces made by women in Rwanda as a fundraiser for Educate Rwanda. The beaded necklace that the bride is wearing was purchased by the photographer during her travels in Ecuador last summer. Girl Friday’s chalkboard art inside our “living frame” was photographed to create the invitation and envelope liners. Coordinating fabrics displayed in embroidery hoops behind the bride on the porch. The darling bathroom we used for the suit and boutonniere shots is the result of the HGTV show ‘Bath Crashers.'”

Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

bridesmaid jewelry - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

African inspired weddings - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

African inspired weddings - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

faux wood menus - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

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cake tables - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

wedding cake - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

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Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

Out of Africa inspiration shoot - photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/out-of-africa-inspiration-shoot

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Shoot Location: Eden Prairie, MN / Photographer: Brooke Michaelson Photography / Event Styling: Girl Friday / Florist: DeBruyn Designs / Dresses, Suit, and Veil: Mestad’s / Bride’s Necklace: from Otavalo Market, Ecuador / Bridesmaid Necklaces: Educate Rwanda / Hair and Makeup: Priscilla Bruce / Caterer: Premier Catering and Event Planning / Tent: Total Rental Center / Rentals: Midway Party Rentals / Vintage Rentals: The Vintage Type / Menu and Placecard: A Milestone Paper Co.

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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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

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Bouquet recipe: The flowers included garden roses, peonies, ranunculus and other beautiful flowers.

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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

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

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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


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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

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Jackson Meadow Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Paper Antler

Today’s bride and groom have known each other since they were each 12 years old – talk about childhood sweethearts! It was only fitting that their wedding should be full of sweetness and homey details, like exchanging vows while standing on a rug gifted to them by the bride’s sister. Paper Antler and Alisun Abbott pulled all the stops on this Minnesota affair!

backyard weddings - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

From the bride, Ashlee: We have known each other since we were 12 years old, so planning came pretty easily! We pictured ourselves getting married outside in a meadow type setting surrounded by our closest friends and family. Our hope was something unique with lots of personal touches that felt like a celebration of us. We didn’t have a theme or colors in mind. The gorgeous meadow backdrop provided most of the decorating. My sister gifted us the amazing rug we were married on (which is now in our home), our friend made all of the personalized benches for our ceremony.

jackson meadow wedding - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

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flower girls - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

As soon as I found my dress, the rest fell into place, each bridesmaid would wear a lace dress of her choice, my husband wanted a cool “old timey suit” We are incredibly lucky to have such talented and generous friends, almost everything from chalkboards, pies, flowers and decor was done by our wonderful family and friends. One of the biggest projects was making a path to the ceremony site in the meadow, my husband spent many weeks mowing, trimming and perfecting the beautiful winding path. My mom and I went to farmers market a few weeks before the wedding and chose our favorites. I wanted the flowers to look very natural, loose and wild. They turned out so beautiful! My sister created a bouquet for me using all creams and whites, I loved it. We ended up using flowers from the meadow and gardens to make boutonnieres and crowns.

wedding decorations - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

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jackson meadow wedding - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Relax, look around and enjoy this special day! You get to celebrate with friends and family and marry your very best friend.

jackson meadow wedding - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/jackson-meadow-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Retrograde,” Leo Koetkes
Ceremony: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Elvis (sung by groom’s father)
First Dance: “This Magic Moment,” The Drifters (sung by bride’s sister)

Wedding Location: Marine on St. Croix, MN / Photographer: Paper Antler / Event Decor and Styling: Alisun Abbott / Flowers: St. Paul Farmer’s Market / Venue: Groom’s family home, Jackson Meadow / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Ebony Davis of Bespoke Hair Artisans / Bridesmaids’ Hair and Makeup: Brian Graham Salon / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Zara / Groom’s Suit: Heimie’s Haberdashery / Wedding Caterer: Lancer / Pies: family friend / Ceremony Music: Joel Shapiro on guitar, groom’s father / Reception Music: Patty and the Buttons / Ceremony Benches: handmade by a friend of the couple / Table Arrangements and Decor: friends and family / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Videographer: LB Jeffries

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Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Woodsy Wonderland Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Jeff Loves Jessica

Today’s bride describes her wedding day vision as “Marie Antoinette meets Mad Hatter tea party.” It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Jeff Loves Jessica, Bash Collective, and Saffron & Grey all teamed up to create a truly romantic Minnesota wedding we’re crazy about.

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From the bride, Melissa: I wanted my wedding to be soft, romantic and whimsical but most of all, fun. We wanted to throw the best party our family and friends had ever attended. Our theme was Glamorous in Wonderland and we used the color scheme of pale pink and shades of grey. We wanted our wedding to be a cross between a Marie Antoinette hosted picnic and the whimsy of the Mad Hatter Tea party.

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We had 18 months to plan, so there were lots of DIY projects. I designed my own invitations and had them printed by a letterpress in Utah. I purchased fabric and had my talented mother sew the table runners and pillows. My mother also crocheted bunnies for all the kids under 2 who were attending. We collected 800+ pieces of mismatched china, teapots, vintage clocks, milk glass vases, and old Alice in Wonderland books from thrift shops. My groom sprayed painted dozens of ceramic bunnies (also found at thrift shops) and a dozen plastic flamingos. We painted and assembled the chipboard clocks that we used for our seating plan. Printed and punched out name tags for placecards. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot, and in the end I was ready to be done!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire amazing vendors. My wedding day was stress free and went wonderfully because I had such amazing vendors. Don’t do anything just because “it’s a tradition”; if it doesn’t speak to you, skip it! And I would say, keep your guests in mind. I was constantly thinking – how would it feel to be a guest at this wedding and I made my decisions according. I know it’s suppose to be the bride’s big day, but I invited 120 other people and I wanted them to have a their best day too.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Piano cover of “Titanium,” David Guetta
Recessional: Piano cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns N Roses
First Dance: “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room),” Flight of the Conchords

Wedding Location: Finlayson, MN / Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica / Wedding Coordination: Bash Collective / Florist: Saffron & Grey / Venue: Juliane James Place / Wedding Dress: Ann Taylor / Belt: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Melissa at Creative Beaute Agency / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rush’s Bridal, Luxe Bridal, Saks Off 5th / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: New Scenic Cafe / Desserts: Cocoa & Fig / DJ: Generation Now Entertainment / Rentals: Vintage Type and Prop it Up Now / Officiant: Judge Susan N Burke / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Bride, Letterpress by The Mandate Press

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Intimate Minnesota Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Simply Rosie

I’m a total sucker for a good intimate wedding. As a wedding photographer herself, bride Elisabeth knew from past experience that she wanted to keep her wedding small. With a gorgeous family farm setting and images by Simply Rosie, we’re smitten with the results of her tireless DIY work!

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From the bride, Elisabeth: I always knew my wedding would be at the family farm where I grew up. Our farm is along the Red River in Minnesota with a beautiful barn and fields. With this landscape already, we didn’t need to do much else! We wanted a laid back country wedding feel with hayrides, campfire s’mores and a picnic dinner. Ribs, potatoes & beans were served. The guests sat on haybales during the ceremony as the sun set. The barn was decorated with a touch of gold and elegance with wildflowers from the fields nearby.

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Our stationery was hand painted by my mom. We cut out gold wrapping paper to make the bunting we hung with the lights in the barn. We hand dipped the root beer bottles into gold and pink paint and let them drip. I spray painted all the little farm animals gold for the name places. We made our own tables for the guests to eat on out of the barn wood that was always stored in our barns. Any of the extra decorations were from my own house — being a photographer, I have plenty of little props to style with! The gold paperclip fringe on the sweetheart table was made by my little sisters. Let’s just say that was a tedious and time-consuming job. I am so grateful to my family for all the help. And also our large friend network of creative, helpful DIY people — we couldn’t have done it without them. It was a fun wedding to plan!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to have a small wedding. As a wedding photographer, I looked back on my favorite weddings to shoot- one of them had 16 people in attendance. When considering a small private wedding, I had wives tell me to go for it and that they wished they would’ve done the same. While we kept ours to just family, it was still around 60 people. It really was perfect.

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Wedding Location: Red River, MN / Photographer: Simply Rosie / Wedding Dress: My own dress was from the first local dress shop we went into. I didn’t want anything too elegant as it was a barn wedding. Something simple and classic. A little secret – it was $100 ;) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ruche, H&M, Forever 21

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Get ready, because this shoot from Jody Savage Photography has some serious style. Quyen and Michael are a real-life couple who are engaged to be married next year, and we love that she opted to wear an all-white jumpsuit in lieu of a long gown for this photoshoot! Florals from Uy-Lennon Flower & Design and some serious design input from Simply Loves are just the icing on the cake.

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From the photographer, Jody Savage: We wanted to do something different – so my planner Shauna from Simply Loves and I collaborated to create a shoot that was different, edgy but still romantic. Macrame vases (threaded all the way from Peru), a pantsuit instead of the typical bridal gown, a beautiful classic car – a 1958 Jaguar XK150 – watercolor invitations. Quyen and Michael are a real couple in love getting married next Memorial weekend 2014 – we had a lot of fun. We decided to shoot in an abandoned car lot and I shot in film.

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Shoot Location: White Bear Lake, MN / Photographer: Jody Savage Photography / Event Designer and Coordinator: Shauna Brick of Simply Loves / Florist: Terri Uy-Lennon of Uy-Lennon Flower & Design / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Makeup: Jackie Pangerl / Cake: Kevin Lindee of Ganache Truffles / Macrame Vases: Knit-N-Jules / Stationery: Paper Thick Ink / Car: 1958 Jaguar XK150

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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The Wedding Pie: Lara + Steve

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Lara and Steve put together a gorgeous Minnesota Flower Farm wedding that we had featured earlier here. They were kind enough to share all of the details of their budget with us. It’s nice to see that they were able to have such a beautiful celebration with such a smart budget!

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Budget Breakdown:
Venue & Rentals: $5000
Florals: $1375
Food: $1875
Photographer: $2500
Drinks: $875
Stationery: $1250
Dress: $625

From the bride, Lara: I would recommend every vendor we used. We definitely splurged on our wedding site because we felt like it was the most perfect place to have our wedding and we were willing to spend less for other details. We did our own invitations and programs. We also did a buffet, picnic-style dinner that included compostable dinnerware. We also tapped people we knew to help out with details like the music and my hair. I would say a photographer is a priority because it’s one of the only things that lasts beyond your wedding day itself and a bad photographer can really feel like it puts a damper on your special day.

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Our “splurge”: Our wedding would have truly been a budget wedding had it not have been for our location. Our location, Camrose Hill Farm, was to be used for both the ceremony and reception, but having our wedding there meant we had to also rent the semi-permanent tent erected there, provide our own rentals (chairs, tables, speaker), and use the owner of the farm as our florist. These costs added considerably to our budget, but we feel it was money well spent.

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Cost cutting tips:
– Ordering food for ten less people with our final count for our caterer.
– Ask around for people you know that might have things you can use or borrow.
– We had 2 iPods we could switch between for the music which saved us money for the dance.
– Choose only 2 or 3 details that you want to add for a personal touch.

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Wedding Location: Stillwater, MN / Wedding Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography / Wedding Venue and Flowers: Camrose Hill / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Bride’s Hair: Samantha Palumbo / Bridesmaid’s Dress: BCBG / Groom’s Outfit: Reyn Spooner / Wedding Caterer: Divine Swine / Ice Cream Dessert: Sebastian Joe’s / Wedding Invitations: Mara Mi

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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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

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Minnesota Flower Farm Wedding

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Not only is this wedding from Jeff Loves Jessica Photography itself completely gorgeous, but the story of Lara and Steve is even sweeter! After living together in Phuket, Thailand, the couple knew they wanted to infuse their wedding day with subtle homages to their time there. And, well, when you’re married in a flower farm, how could your wedding day be anything other than stunning?

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From the bride, Lara: One of the first things we did when we got engaged was to sit down and write out a list of words or phrases that we wanted to describe the feel of our wedding. I still remember sitting out on our patio on a warm summer day and coming up with things like “family style,” “city meets country,” and “a big ole party where, hey! we’re also getting married!” Ultimately we would also use words like simple, classic and most importantly “us.” We also realized how much our friends and family meant to us while being away from them, so we wanted our wedding to not only celebrate our love, but to honor and celebrate everyone around us who have helped us become who we are.


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We hoped (and in retrospect feel like we successfully achieved) that our wedding would look and feel “organic.” Although we do love our co-ops, what we really meant by that was that we wanted everything about our wedding day to organically unfold and feel relaxed and natural. Fortunately, that vision was also conducive to our attempt to be budget-friendly. We didn’t really have a theme or color scheme although everyone from our florist to our mothers tried to narrow one down for us based on what we were telling them. But, because of everyone’s efforts, not a theme or color scheme, it ended up being a beautiful day! For example, we wanted our flowers to be local and seasonal (as we are proud Minnesotans!) with a hint of the tropics (as homage to Steve’s lineage and our time in Phuket).


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? After becoming overwhelmed by options and details and yes, even wedding magazines and blogs, a recently married friend wisely advised me to choose 2 or 3 special touches to take on. We ultimately had to scale back a lot of the details I thought we needed because it was simply too much to coordinate from abroad, but we both walked away with our sanity and the few details we chose to keep were really enough to make it feel like us. So, that is advice I would pass on to any bride, even if you aren’t trying to plan a wedding from halfway around the world!


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Also, we didn’t have a wedding planner, but I now understand why people do! If it’s an expense you have the budget for, go for it, but if you don’t, have someone in charge on the day of other than you or the groom! My friend Caitlin was my right-hand girl and she knew me and my vision enough so that anyone with last minute questions or crises could go to her and I was blissfully oblivious to any last minute drama!


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Which leads to me my final bit of advice: no matter what happens, remember that at the end of the day you will be married! A light sprinkle started about an hour before our beautiful outdoor ceremony was to begin and Caitlin and I waited until 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony to decide to move it under the reception tent. Even though I had always envisioned our ceremony out in the middle of the beautiful garden, in that moment it was a no-brainer (and it helped that the tent was gorgeously decorated with twinkling lights and vines anyway!). And you know what, in retrospect, we think it worked out better than we had planned! Everyone sitting around their tables surrounding us felt so much more intimate than them sitting in rows with our backs to them! This was a good final lesson in letting go of the small stuff and truly having the day organically unfold itself!


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Wedding Music:
Mothers’ Processional: “Whole Wide World,” Wreckless Eric
Bridal Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
First Dance: “Good Life,” One Republic

Wedding Location: Stillwater, MN / Wedding Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography / Wedding Venue and Flowers: Camrose Hill / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Bride’s Hair: Samantha Palumbo / Bridesmaid’s Dress: BCBG / Groom’s Outfit: Reyn Spooner / Wedding Caterer: Divine Swine / Ice Cream Dessert: Sebastian Joe’s / Wedding Invitations: Mara Mi

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

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Lab Event Giveaway Winner!

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The winner of The Lab Event has been finally revealed, and we can’t wait to see the chosen board brought to life! Read on to find out if you’re the lucky winner. And continuing with our Midwest love today, we’re shining the spotlight on our next Local Wedding Guide: Minnesota! If you’re looking for even more inspiration, check out all of our Minnesota weddings.



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Photos by geneoh photography. Check out ALL of Geneoh’s wedding features HERE

Photographers:
Amelia Ann Photography
Amy Rae Photography
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Paul Vincent Photography

Rentals:
On Solid Ground Rentals

Videography:
Sky Focus Films

The winner of The Lab contest is Gretchen G with her gorgeous Poetic Whimsy board. The winner of the Wed & Wish giveaway is Elizabeth. Congrats, we will be in touch soon!

In case you missed any of our features from this week…

The Cream Event NYC Part I
The Cream Event NYC Part II
The Cream Event NYC Part III
Modern geometric wedding from Sarah Yates
Signature Drinks from Daily’s Cocktails
DIY gold leaf cement pots
Paper goods from Wedding Paper Divas
DIY Polka dot glass bottles
Handmade Oregon wedding from Anna Jaye
Rent-able bridesmaids dresses from Little Borrowed Dress
Bohemian chic wedding inspiration
DIY paint stick table runner
Blanton House brunch wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Set of 50 brown favor boxes
Huge selection of candles
Jim Hjelm wedding gown
200 kraft mini-envelopes
Vintage china cake stands
Large mason jar stamp
150 bamboo plates

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Minnesota Wedding by Geneoh

DIY Weddings

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Nothing like a good Midwest wedding shot by geneoh photography to lift our midweek spirits! Renee and Nathan handmade their own wedding touches that represented how they met and what they love, which are some of things we will never tire of sharing. The rest was left in great hands with Lizie Anne Weddings ensuring their wedding day went perfectly.


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From the bride, Renee:I would describe my style as a bit more classic, while Nathan is definitely country. We wanted our wedding to look and feel like a perfect blend of both our styles. When we found the Mayowood Stone Barn, it had that rustic feel yet was so classic and elegant. We knew it was a great canvas, so from there we brought in more elements that further displayed our style “marriage.”

Nathan and I love wine, so we made place card holders out of wine corks. Then instead of using the traditional numbers for the tables, we named them based on something significant to us as a couple. For example, one of the table names was Cribbage because Nathan and I play cribbage together every day :) Finally, you might see a photo of a kissing booth. Nathan and had one of our first kisses an got engaged in a kissing booth so we applied a fun twist to a photo booth and made it a kissing booth.

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We opted for soft, classic colors throughout. Primary colors were butter yellow, ivory, blush and light gray. We had one major DIY project in our programs. I decided I’d save money by tea staining and distressing our paper, printing ourselves, adding the doilies, lace, etc. The effort took multiple hours from many family members, and was much more work than anticipated. However, in the end, it was worth it to hear so many of our guests comment on how they had never seen anything like that at a wedding. In the back of our minds, with every decision we made, we were consistently challenging ourselves to create an experience that would be as unique as possible for our guests.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now?
Much of the wedding stress comes the month, weeks and days leading up to the wedding. Every bride wants to be excited during this time, but often it’s difficult because there are so many last minute details to iron out. I would tell brides to consider hiring a day-of wedding planner – someone who can stress about those details prior to and on the big day. Even if you don’t have a huge budget, the peace of mind and ability to actually enjoy the biggest day of your lives is priceless. My mom, who also didn’t have to stress as much thanks to our wedding planner, would agree :) Plus, we found that most planners offered a complete planning package and a day-of or month-prior package for a pretty low rate considering what you get.

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Wedding Songs:
We played a mix of my taste (pop, hip hop), Nathan’s taste (country) and a little bit of everything else including some funk. Our DJ was great at reading the crowd, so ended up playing a majority of pop/hip hop, which kept the crowd dancing most of the night! The bride processional was an acapella song by a singer we hired. His name is Lee Fuchs and he sang a modified version of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” The recessional was Ray Lamontangue’s “You Are The Best Thing.” Our first dance was “The Shape of Us” by Ian Britt. The father/daughter dance was Tom Jones “Green Green Grass of Home.” This song holds a special place in our hearts, as it was the song my grandfather danced with each of his 9 daughters at their weddings. He is no longer with us today, but we know he was watching down as we danced to his song.

The Menu:

Omar’s Kitchen Catering makes the most delicious, homemade food / Salads: Tossed field greens with ranch or kiwi balsamic dressing, Sweet creamy coleslaw with pineapple & grapes, Ole’ fashion potato salad / Slider Bar: Meats – grilled burgers, grilled breast of chicken, pulled pork, sliced beef brisket Breads: cranberry wild rice, 11 grain, pumpernickel, crusty artisan rolls / Sauces: chipotle chile, Asian BBQ, red curry mango, traditional BBQ / Fixings: pickles, onions, jalapeños / Sides: Southern style baked beans simmered in brown sugar & bacon, Potatoes au gratin in rich three-cheese sauce / Dessert Homemade pie: mixed berry, strawberry rhubarb, pear

Wedding Location: Rochester, MN / Wedding Photographer: geneoh photography / Wedding Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn / Wedding Planner: Lizie Anne Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Munster Rose / Hair and Makeup: Blu Water Salon / Wedding Caterer and Dessert: Omar’s Kitchen Catering / Bartender: Apollo Liquor / DJ: Bellagala / Dance Floor Rental: Picnic Table Rental / Wedding Dress: Lazaro style 3004 / Shoes: Butter / Groom’s suit: The groom wore a suit from JCrew and the groomsmen wore vests and pants from JC Penney / Wedding invitations: I ordered printed cards from Pear Tree Greetings, then purchased the envelopes, lace and wax stamp on my own, and assembeled on my own / Transportation: We reserved blocks of rooms at the Hilton and Double Tree downtown Rochester. The hotel provided free transportation to and from the venue to the hotel.

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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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

Flower Guide: Farm Inspired

Flower Guide

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Sassafras Floral and Studio Laguna Photography came together to create a 1700’s prairie inspired shoot, with amazing florals that we get to learn about them today in our next installment of our Flower Guide:

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Flower Guide:

“Black hero” double French tulips
blue leptospermum
plumosa celosia
scabiosa
scabiosa pods


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Location: Minnesota / Wedding Photographer: Studio Laguna Photography / Wedding Flowers: Sassafras Floral / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone via Mestad’s / Wedding Cake: Cocoa & Fig

Minnesota Lodge Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Whenever Geneoh Photography is on board for a wedding, it’s all but a guarantee that we’re going to fall in love. Maggie and Brett wanted their wedding day to be laid-back with a bit of a vintage flair, and Maggie’s amazing Priscilla of Boston dress helped her achieve that. How much do you love her vintage red polka dot gloves?


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From the bride, Maggie: We wanted our wedding to feel completely “us” and embody everything we love about life and each other. We knew we wanted it to feel laid back but still sacred, quirky but still timeless, and above all else, completely us! We wanted all of our family and friends to feel comfortable since most all were coming from out of town. I think we were seeking to make it feel natural, bright, fun, and a little retro too :)


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I would describe our wedding as quirky, vintage inspired, retro, relaxed, local (if that makes sense). We didn’t have a color scheme (I could never pick!) but we did try to gravitate towards red, teal, navy and grey. As far as theme, we thought it would be fun to focus on the “Minnesotan” aspect of it! For DIY projects, those were my favorite parts! We did all the following ourselves: wild rice packet favors, boutonnieres, shoe clips, hand sewn bow ties, barn wood signs, photo booth background, invitation assembly and all the table decor!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Have a cocktail and take a deep breath! I think I took the small things too seriously (first time I’ve ever admitted that) but it all felt crazy important at the time. Make sure you and your fiancé feel comfortable with all the decisions you’re making. Everyone’s got an opinion, and you want to honor those as best you can, but make sure you are having honest, candid conversations with your fiancé, parents and all other important parties. I had some hard conversations with a lot of people, but in the end it made the day of carefree and drama free. Lastly, have fun with it as best you can! It’s only one time (hopefully) in your life that you get to be someone’s fiance and to plan a wedding. Make sure you are making it fun and being thankful for the people who are making you feel so special as a bride :)


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stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

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Wedding Music:

Processional: “Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen
Ceremony: It is Well With My Soul
Recessional: “All I Want Is You,” Barry Louise Polisar
Reception Entrance Song: “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
First Dance: “You are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
Mother/Son Dance: “I’ll Be There,” Jackson 5
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl,” The Temptations

Wedding Vendors (Stillwater, MN):

Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Outing Lodge / Wedding Photographer: Geneoh Photography / Day-Of Coordinator: Jane Chronister / Wedding Flowers: Jackie of Just Bloomed / Bride’s Ceremony Gown: Blue by Enzoani / Bride’s Reception Dress: Priscilla of Boston, “Trish” / Bride’s Shoes: Poetic License / Bride’s Veil: Our Shop / Bride’s Gloves: Vintage / Bride’s Bracelet: Bride’s Grandmother / Hair and Makeup: Lacie and Julie of Japa Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman / Groom’s Bow Tie: Pierrepont Hicks / Groom’s Boots: Red Wing / Ceremony Music: Dan Rodriguez and Megan Gilbertson / DJ: Krista of Adagio DJs / Wedding Cake: Cocoa & Fig / Invitation Letterpressing: Little Doris Press / Videographer: Ken Chang

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Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Historic Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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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

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Minnesota Stone Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Is there a better time of the year for a rustic soiree than the Fall? I think not. This ultra chic barn wedding shot by Eric Lundgren Photography is the perfect example of rustic elegance. Love the little vintage touches blended with modern styling. Anna wore her mother’s veil, such a great way to “something borrowed” and to honor your mom or mom-in-law if you want to rock a brand new gown.

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From Eric Lundgren Photography: Anna and Dan hosted a classic wedding in southern Minnesota. They married under mature oak trees next to golden corn fields. The reception was held in a historic stone barn full of thoughtful DIY details. The couple chose a rustic harvest theme for decor, centerpieces of artichokes and apples over burlap runners complimented by the leaves gently falling during the ceremony.

As the groom is a stand-up comedian, the couple provided a homemade Mad Lib sheet at each place setting to entertain the guests before dinner.

The couple chose an apple crisp dessert so cardboard cakes were constructed and coated with a chalkboard finish, allowing children to decorate the cakes with colored chalk. The chalkboard theme was also used for the bar menu.

The venue itself was built in the early 1900s for the co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Charles Mayo. The charming interior of the stone barn was lit with strings of lights to create a warm and intimate atmosphere for dinner and dancing.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Rochester, Minnesota):

Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn / Photographer: Eric Lundgren Photography / Event Coordinator: Fab.you.lous Event Design / Hair & Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride / Catering: Catering by Design / Florist: Intuitive Blooms / DJ: Midwest Sound / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from Bridal Accents Couture / Veil: vintage (mother’s) / Shoes: Seychelles / Stationery: Paper Rock Scissor

Minnesota Farm Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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It’s always a treat to hear from Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. See all images from their wedding in their gallery!

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It was important to us that the ceremony was the focus of the day- but we also wanted to throw a really great party. We have been together for eight years (I was 16 and had braces when we started dating!) and so we are blessed with a community of friends and family who know us well as a couple and are invested in our relationship. We envisioned a weekend celebration with all our loved ones coming from around the country to our hometown.
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Minnesota Farm Wedding
My wedding dress was definitely the biggest DIY project of the event. Adam is a tailor and from the beginning he wanted to design and make it. We started with lots of sketches and photos of things I liked, and he took it away from there! He bought with a book on 18th century corsets, and taught himself how to make one using my measurements. It was made of silk duppioni and silk chiffon, and then antique french lace on the back. The skirt was silk chiffon. He finished it 13 days before the wedding, and while it caused a bit of anxiety, it was worth it to marry him in something he had put so much time into!

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Minnesota Farm Wedding
Minnesota Farm Wedding

Minnesota Farm Wedding
Minnesota Farm Wedding

Minnesota Farm Wedding


Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure you’re talking with your fiance about things other than the wedding! Adam and I would have wedding-free evenings, where we went to dinner or hung out with friends and there was no wedding talk allowed. Use your loved ones’ skills, because they want to help! At first I felt horrible asking for people’s time and energy (for free!), but then I realized how much people loved helping and contributing. Remember, your wedding is just one day of celebrating your marriage. It’s the marriage that’s forever.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Eden Prairie, MN):

Venue: Riley Jacques Farmstead / Photographer: Geneoh Photography / Florist: bouquets made by the mother of the groom, centerpieces arranged by mother of the bride / Wedding Dress: made by the groom / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Judd Frost Clothiers / Ceremony Musician: Greta Bauer / Band: Farewell Milwaukee / Caterer: Kane’s Catering / Dessert: Maggie Hillery / Wedding invitations: Helen Stackhouse

Geneoh Photography is part of Blue Label, our local vendor guide.

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Sweet & Sophisticated Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Minnesota brides, we have yet another gorgeous wedding to share with you this week! This handcrafted affair shot by Jeff Loves Jessica has oodles of pin-worthy ideas that are just waiting to be stolen. Everything from the hay bales to the John Deere tractor getaway with corn cobs tied to it is sure sending us to dream farm wedding land. Oooh the gallery!

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From Jeff Loves Jessica: Every last detail of Bridget & Andrew’s fun & intimate wedding was completely inspiring to us! They brought some big city class to Andrew’s small hometown & farm in Rushford MN, and blended it with tons of local charm and DIY details. The ceremony took place in an open grassy field along a beautiful little creek on Andrew’s childhood farm. Before plopping down on hay bails at the ceremony, guests were greeted by piles of canvas goody bags, painted with cows & hearts, all nestled together in the scoop of a tractor. Later guests congregated at the Hoiland Mill for a fun photobooth and an amazing meal of local, organic food from the Blue Heron Cafe. Even the rhubarb Spring Valley soda they served was from a nearby fountain shop! The reception decorations were absolutely stunning–bright blooms in glass bottles of various heights were arranged on slabs of wood. Andrew & Bridget are a super adorable couple and we felt so honored to be asked to capture this amazing day of theirs!


Jeff Loves Jessica has oodles of pin-worthy ideas that are just waiting to be stolen. Everything from the hay bales to the John Deere tractor getaway with corn cobs tied to it is sure sending us to dream farm wedding land. See all images in the gallery

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Rushford, MN):

Ceremony Venue: Private Farm Near Rushford, MN / Reception Venue: Hoiland Mill / Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica / Hair: Jennie at Spa Panache / Cake/Desserts: Mon Petit Cupcake / Caterer: Blue Heron Cafe / Music: Nathan Davidson & The Lost Faculty / Dress Designer: Bellissima Couture / Floral Design: Sara Nivala / Stationery: Thomas Vogel Design / Hair Accessories: The Loft Bridal

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Minnesota DIY Barn Wedding

DIY Weddings

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Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend for those of you in the U.S! Mysti and Dietrich’s wedding shot by Brandon Werth Photography is ushering us into another week of gorgeous nuptials, and it couldn’t begin in a better way than with a vintage DIY wedding. The couple handmade most of the details for their wedding, which you can see in full in the gallery.

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Rustic/Vintage was our main theme but I also wanted it to be elegant, which mainly happened because of the sheer number of flowers we had! I wanted lots of color, but not so much that it was busy or distracting, so we did a lot of pastel colors, which also fit in with the vintage feel.

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[Our wedding was] vintage, country-chic, elegant, rustic, colorful, DIY… Our color scheme was mainly spring colors: greens, yellows, orange, light pink and then a dark dark reddish color for some contrast. Our entire wedding was DIY. A year in advance we went to my husband’s aunt’s house in the woods and found dozens of tree stumps (for our cakes) and “tree cookies” (for our place card holders) and let them dry over the winter. We bought fabric, cut, sewed, and made our tablecloths.

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I made about 100 garlands out of paper punches and found old vintage windows that we hung in the barn to display pictures of me and my husband when we were kids and wedding pictures our our ancestors.I bought frames and house numbers and painted and assembled them to make our table numbers. I created our placecards using an online polaroid maker program and each one was a picture of the guest – I then painted frames with lace strips to hold them.

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I also took a giant bulletin board and lined it with vintage paper to create a “guest board” where guests could write (on note cards or the typewriter) us a message or answer 1 of 3 questions:
1. What should we name our kids?
2. What should we do for our first anniversary?
3. What is a piece of marriage advice you have?

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Brandon Werth Photography is ushering us into another week of gorgeous nuptials, and it couldn’t begin in a better way than with a vintage DIY wedding. The couple handmade most of the details for their wedding, which you can View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now?
Throughout the wedding planning process I was lucky enough to have supportive people that wanted our wedding to truly be an expression of us and our style and creativity and everyone wanted to help make things. I think it can be helpful to be aware of traditions and “rules” about how and when to do certain things, but don’t get hung up on it. There is no ultimate rule or way to do anything. I just tried to shake it up and just do what felt right and appropriate for us, even if it was “outside the box.” Some people might expect certain things, but its ultimately your day and if you make it meaningful and personal and about you two everyone will enjoy it and be impressed.

Also a note about DIY – I am VERY detail oriented and created dozens of little crafts and details and decorations, but the reality of DIY is that at some point you have to let go. There was a point when I had to stop and wasn’t done, but I had to just trust my husband and our families to finish putting together my vision and it was more perfect than I could have imagined.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “The Lover’s Waltz” – Instrumental

Recessional: “All you Need is Love” – Instrumental

Reception Entrance song: “You are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne

First Dance song: “That’s How Strong my Love is” – Otis Redding

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Red Wing, MN):

Venue: Round Barn Farm / Wedding Photographer: Brandon Werth Photography / Makeup and Hair: Amy Jo beniek / Caterer: Anna Bells Catering / Florist: Acanthus Floral Art / Wedding Dress: Angels Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: Zappos / Shoe Clips: CholeANDMaddie / Bride’s Earrings: Nesting Pretty / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank / Wedding Invitations, Programs, and Wine Labels: Kindly Spoken

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Lakeside Eco-Friendly Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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We’re loving all the weddings we’re receiving through our submissions form! This one was sent by the bride herself, Kristen. She and her now husband Louie had a vintage-inspired, eco-friendly wedding in the bride’s hometown in Minnesota. Kristen’s wedding dress and all of the retro bridesmaid dresses were made by Kristen and her friend, Erin. We’re so.in.love. with Kristen’s style.

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Eco-Friendly Vintage wedding in Minnesota Midwest

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Eco-Friendly Vintage wedding in Minnesota Midwest

After Louie proposed to me in front of Mr, Lincoln, I of course said “yes” (well actually I believe I said “really???”), and instantly started brainstorming what it would look like, which is very overwhelming without a theme. Louie and I knew that weddings involved throwing a lot of things away and left quite a carbon footprint, so we decided to have a Green/Recycled wedding, with a dash of shopping local. This made it much easier for me to justify sewing a lot of eco-friendly designs for the wedding, and it didn’t take much to get Erin on board, and thus “hand sewn” became a prominent theme as well. The invites were fun, and were made by me and my trusty industrial sewing machine. As my first clue to the guests that this wasn’t going to be a traditional wedding, I ordered clothing labels with “Kristen & Louie May 29th, 2011” printed on them, purchased recycled green paper, and designed the info card and RSVP postcard (no extra envelopes!) to be printed from Greenerprinter.com. Instead of glue, I sewed the papers together with bright colored thread, and topped them off by sewing the clothing label front and center. I knew people would think I was insane for wanting to design and make my own dress, as well as team up with Erin to outfit the wedding party, but it’s a wedding, and you only do it once right?

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Eco-Friendly Vintage wedding in Minnesota Midwest

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Louie and I met in Minneapolis, MN — me being the small town farm girl that ventured to the city, and he being the city boy—and due to a crazy turn of events, I chased him all the way to DC with a waitressing job. Louie has always been my biggest support, which goes to show since I started my own tailoring business out of our apartment within 1 month of moving to DC, and within 1 year I opened an eco-friendly design boutique/tailoring shop called Ginger Root Design with one of my best friends, Erin.

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Wedding Venue and Vendors (Barrett, MN):

Ceremony & Reception: Barrett Lakeside Pavillion / Photographer: Tiffany Bolk Photography / Event Designer, Coordinator, and Bridal and bridesmaid dress maker: Kristen Swenson at Ginger Root / Dessert bars: made by family members / Florist: Downtown Floral Co / Officiant: a friend / Band: bride’s father’s jazz band / Bride’s hat: thrift store find and re-vamped by her / Necklaces: Claranette / Earrings: Metal Musings (a friend of the brides mom) / Shoes: thrift store / Groom’s suit: vintage, thrift store / Groom’s vest and shoes: Rock It Again / Groom’s white shirt: Hugh & Crye / Cuff Links: Betsy Berberian / Stationery: Greener printers / Wedding bands: Conrad Selle / Hard Cider Labels: Elizabeth Graeber / Caterer: Kopel’s Cooker

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Sweet Minnesota Fusion Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This wedding is the perfect cultural fusion between two people desperately in love. Saphiya and her groom David planned their wedding in just three months, but you’d never guess it. The details are all so perfect and personal to their families, we get the sweetest little butterflies looking through their photos from the wonderful Gene of Geneoh Photography. Head on over to the gallery for more images!

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From the bride, Saphiya: We were married in David’s hometown at a 19th century lodge, which combines Old World European elegance with Minnesota charm. Once we discovered and fell in love with this gorgeous venue, we built the wedding around the place. The Outing Lodge is located within 300 acres of the beautiful and heavily wooded Pine Point park. So, our wedding was rustic, with a vintage touch to it. Of course, my dress added a fair amount of tradition to the mix too. We had a very short engagement – about three months – and a very small wedding, with about 25 people. It is fairly common in Pakistan – where I am from – to have a small ceremony first and a bigger reception a year or two later. That is what intend to do as some of our very dear family members and friends were not able to be at this wedding. Having such a small wedding made it very intimate and personal. It all just came together. Honestly, once I had discovered Ruffled and a couple of other wedding blogs and seen all the gorgeous weddings, I had a hard time deciding exactly what I wanted — luckily, my mother-in-law, who was my go-to person for all my wedding ideas and needs, helped me bring various little things together (the menu, the flowers, the decorations etc.) and helped David and I create the kind of wedding we really wanted. It wasn’t easy – it took countless hours of talking over dinners, lunches, coffees and trips to vendors – but it was a lot of fun.

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sweet multicultural vintage wedding

I would describe our wedding as rustic, vintage and a little mix of cultures. We personalized almost everything and wrote our own vows. David surprised me by reciting the second half of his vows in Urdu – my first language – I was almost in tears! We chose our favourite poems by e.e. cummings and Neil Gaiman as readings for our ceremony. We actually never officially decided on a theme, or even a color scheme but they definitely emerged as things came together. My dress was pink and lilac, however, since it didn’t arrive from Pakistan until two weeks before the wedding, we held off on the colors of the flowers. Our wedding invitations set, that we downloaded online for free from e.m. papers, used tandem bikes, birds, and grains of wheat on the various stationery we used for our wedding. They seemed to fit our personal style and from there, a nature theme emerged.

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

Instead of a traditional cake stand, we used a wooden cookie board. We wanted to incorporate family photos into the mix to honor our families – especially since only my mother could make it to the wedding. David came up with the brilliant idea of using bird houses and tying strings between them to hang the pictures on by using clothespins. We had some of our favourite books stacked under the bird houses and around the table, including books we had read together and a set of books David had inherited from his grandfather. Our friends, some of whom arrived the afternoon of the wedding, helped with setting everything up. My mother-in-law and I found our bird nests place card holders at pottery barn – on clearance! They definitely added a wonderful touch to the dinner table and were a cute little souvenir for our guests to take home.

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

We had personalized labels for our wine bottles and the spice jars that held my wedding favors: a popular spice mix, called Chaat Masala, from Pakistan. I printed recipe cards with a vegan recipe of my favourite street food from Pakistan which used the spice and set them next to the favors. David did our guest book and instead of going the traditional route, used vintage map post cards that our guests filled out. One of my favourite things about our wedding actually happened without me knowing it – it was gray and rainy on the day of, so David’s mother and aunt got several colorful umbrellas for our ceremony, including a hot pink one for me. It added so much color to our ceremony and I remember thinking everything looked so beautiful as I walked down the aisle.

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Enjoy it — it will be stressful and overwhelming at times but don’t let that get to you. Two nights before our wedding, David and I sat at our neighborhood Fedex store until 2:30 am, creating and printing the menus, place cards and programs. We were exhausted but it’s a very special memory for me because it paid off and we laughed through it. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Believe me, once it’s over, you will be surprised at how much of it wasn’t that important. We spent a lot of time thinking about the ceremony music, stressing out about the sound system. It started raining on the day of and we had the option of either having a music-less ceremony or an indoor one. We choose outdoors and it was absolutely perfect. I don’t think anyone even missed the music.

sweet multicultural vintage wedding

Also, hire a good photographer that shares your style and vision. We were blessed with Gene of Geneoh photography. Once we booked him, I had a constant sense of peace knowing that he was going to capture the true essence of our big day – and he did. Looking through our wedding photos, we felt that we were reliving the whole day. There were so many little things that I didn’t even remember that he captured and I am ever so grateful for that.

sweet multicultural vintage wedding


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Wedding Songs:
Our first dance was to ‘You Swept Me Away’ by the Avett brothers. Right after that, the groom and his friends surrounded a very confused me on the dance floor and suddenly started dancing to a famous Punjabi song that my best friend had told David about. I had no idea that was coming – neither did my mother – but she joined us on the dance floor and that was probably one of the funnest parts about the wedding.

Wedding vendors (Stillwater, MN):

Ceremony and reception venue: The Outing Lodge / Wedding photographer: Geneoh Photography / Wedding coordinator: Carlota and Nancy at the Outing Lodge / Wedding flowers: Rose Florals and Camrose Hills Farm / Wedding dress: made by bride’s friend / Wedding hair: Tawny Meyers / Bridesmaid’s dress: BCBG / Groom’s suit: Jos A Banks / Wedding catering and cake: The Outing Lodge / Wedding invitations: e.m. papers

Geneoh Photography and e.m. papers are members of Blue Label.

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