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Elegant Calhoun Beach Club Wedding

There is always something I automatically gravitate to when first opening a gallery of images. But you know what pulled me in immediately with these gorgeous images by Matt Lien Photography? The way he looks at her. And the way she looks at him. So when you add in the stunning florals from Munster Rose and too many fabulous details to count, you can guarantee by the end I’ve turned into complete wedding mush. See even more in the VAULT.

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From The Bride…Stephen and I wanted our wedding to be a representation of our love, who we are, and who we will be as husband and wife. We absolutely loved the planning process! We enjoyed going to Starbucks on a nightly basis to discuss anything ranging from our vows to what kind of charger plates to use. We only went to look at one venue, and knew right away that the Calhoun Beach Club was where we wanted to get married. The classic, elegant, and sophisticated look of the venue was both modern and traditional. This was exactly what we were looking for.

This classic, romantic, and timeless feeling was the overall theme for our special day. Our color scheme included shades of blush, ivory, green, and gold. For our ceremony, I walked down the fairytale staircase at Calhoun Beach Club where my soon to be husband was waiting for me under our beautiful floral trellis. Our 200 guests enjoyed the string quartet that played during our ceremony and outside on the terrace for cocktail hour.

During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres outside on the terrace while overlooking Lake Calhoun. We offered signature His and Her drinks. His was Stella and Hers was a Cosmopolitan. Guests also enjoyed our Bubbly Bar, which included an assortment of champagnes chilled with floral ice cubes created by Munster Rose.

We placed an assortment of vintage mirrors throughout our venue that were used for our bar menu, guestbook sign, and our hash tag sign. Rosann Konieczny did the calligraphy on the vintage mirrors, which brought a stylish and classic look. Stephen and I had fun going to various antique shops and boutiques throughout Minnesota to find the perfect mirrors!

During the reception, we had a photo booth provided by Matt Lien Photography with a stunning floral backdrop designed by Munster Rose. Our favors were bags of coffee beans from Dogwood Coffee. On the packaging was the story of us and how we first met.

Our day was so special and was such a perfect representation of our love. Everything came together so perfectly thanks to our family, friends, and amazing vendors!

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Photography: Matt Lien Photography | Cinematography: Capture Studios | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Stationery: Paperista | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Calhoun Beach Club | Hair + Makeup: emily j. hair + makeup | Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher | Lighting: Phos Events | DJ: Instant Request | Groom's Attire: Dolce & Gabbana | String Quartet: Alpine String Quartet | Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Groom's Shoes: Prada | Linen Rentals: Linen Effects

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Abby Capalbo

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SPG Weddings

Destination weddings are fabulous, that goes without saying. But a destination wedding at one of SPG Weddings’ stunning resorts?  An entirely new level of awesome.  Think breathtaking affairs in gorgeous locales like Walt Disney World, the Caribbean and the always vibrant NYC.  It’s the wedding you’ve always dreamt of, all wrapped up in amazing customer service and high-end luxury.

With SPG Weddings, you’re not just saying “I do” to the love of your life… you’re treating your guests (and yourself!) to a weekend of pure pampering with a stunning list of properties that pride themselves on going above and beyond your every expectation.  Picture celebrating your I do’s with a rooftop reception overlooking Central Park at Le Parker Méridien New York, sharing that first kiss as a newly betrothed duo at Manhattan’s premiere locale, the St. Regis New York (hello, 15,000 square feet of function space) or dancing the night away in turn-of-the-century fashion at the W New York – Union Square, a breathtaking property in the Landmark 1911 Beaux-Arts building that happens to house the Great Room, a restored bank vault that is the definition of opulence. It’s perfectly curated cuisine meets beyond yummy cocktails meets SPG Weddings’ Whatever/Whenever® service.  Making a statement on your wedding day has never been so easy.

Bespoke menus, one-on-one customer service and venues that will make your heart sing… that’s what an SPG Wedding is all about.  From the completely captivating Great Room of the historic W Minneapolis – The Foshay (think 3,080 square feet with over-sized windows overlooking the city) to the never-ending list of amenities offered at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort (five pools, the world-class Mandara Spa + access to Disney golf courses), it’s a non-stop lineup of loveliness.  Not to mention customized wedding websites, guest room rates and complimentary shuttles.  It honestly doesn’t get any better.

Contact SPG Weddings TODAY to begin planning your dream day.  And don’t forget to ask them about their ah-mazing Honeymoon Offer! (Hint: You can earn Starpoints® to use toward free honeymoon nights!)

Image Credits (Top to Bottom): Le Parker Méridien New York + W New York – Union Square + St. Regis New York + The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort + W Minneapolis – The Foshay

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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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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 Planning & Design: Blush & Whim | Event Styling: Vic | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Cake: Dairy Queen | Stationery: Emily C. Bailey | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Crave Catering | Hair And Makeup: Julie Swenson | Creative Beaute Agency | Calligraphy: Hooked Calligraphy | DJ: Adagio | Band: Davina And The Vagabonds | Groom's Attire: Z by Zegna | String Quartet: Four Voices String Quartet | Transportation: Total Luxury Limousine | Venue: Muse Event Center | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Installations: Phos | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Pianist: Cheri Sykes | Rentals: Apres Party And Tent Rental | Rentals: Collected Vintage

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