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Romantic + Industrial Minneapolis Wedding with Swedish Traditions

Full of feminine details and nods to Swedish traditions, this duo transformed an industrial Minneapolis event center into a vision of Scandinavian glamour.  And with a team of vendors like Munster Rose (can you believe that gorgeous floral chandelier?!), Lovely Bride, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Traveling Photo Booth and Geneoh behind the camera, it was a perfect marriage of style and tradition. See it all here.

 

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Spring
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Elegant

From Blush And WhimKeeping true to the Swedish tradition of getting married in the hometown of the bride, Brita and Henrik hosted their June wedding at MUSE Event Center in the stylish North Loop of Minneapolis, MN. With a large majority of their guests traveling to Minnesota from Sweden and NYC, Brita + Henrik decided to infuse their wedding with a fresh, coastal feel, full of feminine details and thoughtful nods to Swedish tradition. Dreamy watercolor, lush florals, and airy draping and sweet white cafe lights gave the modern space the perfect touch of Scandinavian glamour. Guests were greeted with Swedish Mules and rhubarb infused cocktails before taking their seats for the ceremony. An 8 foot floral wreath/chandelier designed by the oh-so talented Jackie of Munster Rose stole the show, hanging above the couple as they said their vows and later as they danced the night away. This nordic design element was also continued in small greenery wreaths, adorned on the heads of Brita and Henrik’s many flower girls.

Cocktail hour featured a bevy of candles and vintage lounge furniture, an intimate and cozy spot to sit and enjoy the dixie land style jazz of Davina and the Vagabonds.

During the reception, white washed vineyard cross back chairs were the perfect coastal touch, accented against the raw linen, hemstitch napkins, and glassware that lined the harvest style tables. Guest were escorted to their tables with calligraphed watercolor cards, all hung on a canvas creating a lovely piece of art.

The dinner was full of Swedish traditions, complete with a Swedish “toast master” who hosted the entire dinner that featured over 15 songs, toasts, speeches and oh-so many Swedish kisses for the bride.

Photography: Geneoh | Cinematography: Harrison Film Co. | Event Styling: Vic | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Cake: Dairy Queen | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Crave Catering | Hair And Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty | DJ: Adagio | Band: Davina And The Vagabonds | Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna | String Quartet: Four Voices String Quartet | Transportation: Total Luxury | Venue: MUSE Event Center | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride | Event Planning & Design: Blush And Whim | Installations: Phos | Paper Goods: Emily C. Bailey | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Pianist: Cheri Sykes | Rentals: Collected Vintage | Rentals: Apres Party And Tent Rental

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Vintage Glam Minnesota Outdoor Wedding

When a Bride admits that she used SMP as her wedding reference from the get-go, you KNOW it’s bound to be a pin-worthy affair. And with Geneoh behind the lens, this vintage inspired fete proves to be all that and more. From the serenading Groom to the sequined studded Bridesmaids’, it’s a gallery that sparkles with serious style.

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Summer
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Golf Club
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Elegant

From the beautiful Bride…While we had a specific design aesthetic in mind when planning, the most important thing to us was that our day reflected our love. We wanted people to not just see that but feel it. We’d been dating for eight years before we got married so by now everyone knew us well as a couple. What people maybe didn’t get to see as often was just how deep our love ran. Ultimately, we wanted the day to recall those feelings of first falling in love again. We kept coming back to that in every element of our planning.

Phil and I elected to not use a wedding planner. Phil is a professional pianist and vocalist and has played at hundreds of weddings so he had a lot of ideas he had been collecting along the way and I used Style Me Pretty to gather all of our décor ideas. Our florist, Dani at Studio Fleurette, was a huge help too!

Although we’d been living in Los Angeles at the time, we elected to get married back in our home state of Minnesota. We chose a golf club located just miles from where we both grew up. We immediately fell in love with the sprawling hillside view and gorgeous draped tent. When it came to colors, we chose a soft color palette to evoke a natural, organic aesthetic. Adding gold accents and three large crystal chandeliers added the perfect amount of glamour to the tent—which we used for both the ceremony and the reception.

Since Phil is a professional musician, the music was one of the most important elements of our day. As guests shuttled into the ceremony, we had a string quartet playing “Bittersweet Symphony” and I walked down the aisle to Christina Perry’s “A Thousand Years.”

We chose to write our own vows (which we could barely get through because we were crying so much) and my sister and brother-in-law sang a couple of our favorite Christian songs to reflect on the real reason we were standing at the altar! We walked out to Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

Cocktail hour was held inside of the golf club while the tent was flipped for the reception. When guests came back into the tent they were welcomed by an acoustic set performed by one of our favorite local singer/songwriters (who happens to sound just like Jason Mraz!). He also sang “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes for our first dance.

Perhaps the most meaningful part of the night (and my favorite) was Phil’s surprise performance after dinner. He pulled me over to the piano, sat me down and sang a few songs to me. That moment was so special because it represented not just a romantic gesture, but so much of what we’d been through as a couple. Phil’s music career has been a journey we’ve been on together and I couldn’t be more proud of how far he’s come.

The night ended with an impressive fireworks display coordinated to our favorite songs including Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”—which was selected as the soundtrack to our wedding video. Reflecting back on our day, we get teary eyed just thinking about it. It was the culmination of so much love and joy. It really was the best day of our lives!

Photography: Geneoh | Videographer: Visual Masterpiece | Event Planning: The Bride | Floral Design: Studio Fleurette | Wedding Dress: Rivini | Cake: Buttercream | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement Ring: JB Hudson | Wedding Bands: Icing On The Ring | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Calligraphy: Quill Muse | DJ: Level11 | Band: Level11 | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Tux: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Pastor Ralph Olsen | String Quartet: Loring String Quartet | Hotel: The Saint Paul Hotel | Wedding Venue: StoneRidge Golf Club | Bride's Hair & Makeup: Peter Phung | Bride: Blogger & Stylist: Maria Vizuete | Bridesmaids' Hair & Makeup: Jennee Wathanaphone | Draping: Avant Decor | Groom's Bowtie: Tom Ford | Groom's Cake: Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe | Groom: Pianist & Vocalist: Phil Thompson | Headpiece: Erica Koesler | Linen Rental: Linen Effects | Menus: Platinum Designs | Music: Phil Thompson | Rolls Royce: Gary's Collector Car | Sash: Allure | Vintage Furniture Rental: Rudy's Event Rentals

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Springtime Botanical Specimen Wedding Inspiration

Florals are often a main focal point of any wedding, but botanical specimens are something new! This stunning Jody Savage-shot inspiration shoot from Splendid Supply Co. brings florals to the forefront, with some gorgeous blooms from FiftyFlowers, yummy bites from Chowgirls, and a stunning model Bride, whose look was fresh and springy, thanks to Julie Swenson and the team from A And B Bridal. See it all right here!

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Spring
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Whimsical

From Splendid Supply CoOur shoot’s inspiration started with 19th century botanical specimen illustrations and gardens. Instead of opting for a more traditional vintage approach, our team, led by Maddy of Splendid Supply Co., created a contemporary twist by infusing a modern color palette and a whimsical, Anthropologie-like approach to the execution. Photographed by Jody Savage and coordinated by The Simply Elegant Group, this shoot is fresh and perfect inspiration for a late spring or early summer wedding.

Starting with the concept of terrariums pulled from the vintage inspiration, Dani from Studio Fleurette created a lavish display featuring bulk flowers from FiftyFlowers.com. To give it a fresh look, Dani and Maddy designed and overgrown look that incorporated moss, ferns, air plants, and whimsical flower stems. We fleshed out the rest of the concept by continuing the overgrown look to a dessert bar installation that would take guests’ breaths away!

To continue the specimen concept, we incorporated other details that brought the research element forward in well designed, thoughtful way. We included escort cards that were collected seed packets, decorated with library books from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals in our color palette, and picked up a stunning customized suite from Minted that prominently featured a botanical drawing – what we considered to be a modern update to the traditional specimen print. We even sourced a dress from A and Be Bridal Shop by Truvelle that had layers that reminded us of ruffled petals on a flower.


Photography: Jody Savage Photography | Styling And Concept: Maddy Hague Of Splendid Supply Co. | Videography: Acowsay | Coordination: The Simply Elegant Group | Floral Design: Studio Fleurette | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Reception Venue: Solar Arts By Chowgirls | Catering: Chowgirls | Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty | Hair: Teanna Moye | Bride’s Wardrobe: A And Be Bridal Shop | Bulk Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com | Escort Card Design: Maddy Hague | Groom’s Wardrobe: Savvi Formalwear | Guestbook Notebook: Wildflowers By J. Bartyn For Minted | Hand Lettering, Custom Signage And Cake Topper: Maddy Hague Of Splendid Supply Co. | Invitations And Menu: Dahlia Bouquet Foil-Pressed Suite By Alethea And Ruth For Minted | Jadeite Milk Glass Cake Stands: Minted | Models: Talia Hindi And Luke McCarter | Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

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Romantic Minnesota Barn Wedding

Would you wear a flower crown on your Big Day? I’m so smitten with this Bride’s halo of blooms that it’s got me dreaming of donning florals on the daily. And as if the botanic goodness wasn’t dreamy enough, the love story that crafted this day is even more special. Marrying on the same day they met, Kate Becker Photography captured it all here!

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Summer
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Rustic

From Kate Becker Photography… Justin & Kandice met in Ramstein, Germany while Justin was stationed there as a TACP Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. Originally from Utah, Kandice was working as an American Civilian on the Air Force base while enjoying and exploring Europe. They went on their first date to dinner at the castle the night before he deployed to Afghanistan & fell for each other hard. When Justin returned back to Germany after his deployment, they were inseparable & got engaged 6 months later. The couple chose to get married in Justin’s home state of Minnesota was because Justin promised to get Kandice a gorgeous barn venue that she had always dreamt of. Dellwood barns was perfect for their laid-back wedding because they were able to use the indoor and outdoor space, enjoy the fresh air, and hang out around the bonfire when the night grew dark. They got married the same date (September 5th) as our 1st date… the night he stole my heart & deployed early the next morning.” The difference on THIS September 5th, was that Justin was there to stay in the morning, with a new title as husband.

Photography: Kate Becker Photography | Videography: Sky Focus Films | Cupcakes: Wuollet Bakery | Catering: Donatelli's | Hair And Makeup: Spa Beauty | Dj: Paul Young | Barn Venue: Dellwood Barns | Bartending: With A Twist | Bride & Groom Transportation: Eclipse Global Transportation | Ceremony Gown: Maggie Soterro - Roma | Floral: Madelin Rose Floral | Reception Gown: David's Bridal | Wedding Planning: Rosetree Events

Romantic Minneapolis Summer Wedding

Hey there Munster Rose, it’s Liz over here, totally crushing on your beautiful bouquets at this summer celebration. I could stare all day and with the combined forces of Rock Paper Scissors and Denae Brennan Weddings & Events, we’re in wedding wonderland. Jeff Loves Jessica snapped it all for us to gush over and if a picture is worth a thousand words, we have millions of goodies to enjoy right here.

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Beach Resort
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Romantic

From Denae Brennan Weddings & EventsMolly and Marc reside in New York City but chose to get married in Molly’s hometown of Minneapolis. The clean lines and elegance of the Calhoun Beach Club provided the perfect backdrop for their modern and fresh wedding day. The happy couple was all smiles from start to finish and their energy was absolutely contagious. Jackie from Munster Rose provided gorgeous pops of color against the simple black and white palette of the wedding party.

Following the traditional Jewish ceremony, guests mingled while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres like mini sliders and mini chicken tacos. When the ballroom opened, the Bruce Henry Band welcomed guests with a fast-paced set before dinner was served, setting the tone for the top priority of the reception: dancing! The band kept the dance floor packed all night, and when it was done a DJ finished out the night. The party truly went all night long with the happy newlyweds at the center of it all!

From the Bride… We were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and have been together ever since. (Thanks again, Missy!) While we live in New York City, we knew right away that we wanted to get married in my hometown, Minneapolis.

We had a lot of guests from out of town, so we really wanted to make sure that they had an opportunity to explore Minnesota. We encouraged everyone to check out the lakes, bike trails, and State Fair, which was the same weekend as our wedding. It was incredibly special to have so many of our favorite people in Minneapolis, and we were pretty much bursting with happiness the entire weekend.

Planning the wedding long-distance meant that we were pretty reliant on my parents, who live in Minneapolis, and our vendors. Luckily, everyone was amazing! We had our rehearsal dinner at the Icehouse, which was a super fun (and delicious!) way to kick things off. We wanted the wedding itself to be elegant, simple, and really fun – and Calhoun Beach Club was perfect. Our florist, Jackie from Munster Rose, created beautiful arrangements and gave each of our flower girls a huge white dahlia to carry, which I loved! Our band, The Bruce Henry Band, made sure our guests danced their socks off and our wedding coordinator, Denae Brennan, made sure everything went off without a hitch.

All in all, it was the greatest of great weekends, and we feel so lucky to have had so many wonderful friends and family there to celebrate with us.

Photography: Jeff Loves Jessica | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: Kathryn Conover | Invitations: Paper Rock Scissor | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: D'Amico Catering | Hair: Trés Jolie Salon | DJ: Instant Request | Band: Bruce Henry Band | Wedding Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Ceremony Musicians: Laurels String Quartet | Event Coordination: Denae Brennan Weddings & Events

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