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A Backyard Wedding Themed “Upscale BBQ”

This wedding? It deserves a standing ovation. Designed in the hands of denae brennan weddings & events, it’s a celebration that makes “upscale BBQ” look completely elegant with too many pretty moments to count. Laura Ivanova snapped every second of the fun, cute babies and cute pups included.

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Summer
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Backyard
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Rustic

From denae brennan weddings & events… Courtney and Erik were married on what the weatherman called “the hottest day of the year” in Rochester, MN. Despite the sweltering heat, their day couldn’t have been more perfect as they celebrated on the bride’s family property surrounded by loved ones, including their beloved pup, Stella!

The ceremony took place in Courtney’s mother’s backyard, and when the couple read the heartfelt vows they had written for each other, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Guests then walked down the road to enjoy lawn games, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres around the private pond on the property. Dinner followed under the tent strung with café lights, and the dance floor, adorned with the words “Everybody Dance Now,” was rocking well into the night courtesy of the Bluewater Kings.

The couple wanted the casual feel of a backyard wedding while keeping the aesthetic romantic and elegant. Farm tables were dressed in vintage lace runners and barnwood boxes filled with lush blooms and spotted with antlers (a nod to the groom’s avid love of hunting). An “upscale BBQ” was the theme of dinner, which was served family style and highlighted by pie à la mode for dessert.

The bride and groom (and the guests!) were treated to a few fun surprises throughout the day– a flyover with a banner showcasing their wedding hashtag, and a humorous song medley performed by the maid of honor and bridesmaids.

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Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography | Cinematography: Vibrant Film | Event Planning: denae brennan weddings & events​ | Floral Design: Fox & Fern Floral Co | Wedding Dress: a&be bridal shop | Cake: Daube's Bakery | Stationery: Minted | Catering: Johnny Mango's Cabernet Catering | Makeup: Katie Kirckof Make-Up | Hair: Sola Salon Studios | Band: Bluewater Kings Band | Transportation: Rochester Trolley & Tour Co. | Venue: At Home | Rentals: Majestic Tents & Events | Signage: denae brennan weddings & events​

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This Couple Planned The Ultimate Indoor Garden Party

What happens when you bring the outdoors in? I’ll tell you – undeniable beauty. Take this romantic celebration filmed by Sky Focus Films and planned by Fab Event Design as proof. With Munster Rose transforming an indoor space using outdoor elements complete with a Cocoa & Fig cake and Paper Rock Scissor paper goods, Melissa Oholendt captured this floral filled fete to share. See it all in The Vault!

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From Fab Event DesignThe day can only be described as magical. The bride, Morgan, says their hearts were entirely captured seeing the space filled with hanging floral arrangements, crystal chandeliers, and an aisle full of greenery that created a lush, indoor garden.  The romantic ceremony blew them away with the 30 foot tall handmade backdrop, the room filled with the sounds of the string quartet, and the surprise gospel choir that serenaded the room with “All You Need Is Love” in a scene that was directly inspired by the move Love Actually.  She felt so beautiful in her Hailey Paige gown paired with a Twigs & Honey headpiece that matched her bohemian spirit and impeccable style.

The space was completely transformed for dinner with a regal head table that was framed by hanging floral decor that were dripping with greens and garden roses.  Guest tables were illuminated by chandeliers and styled with an endless lines of candles, florals, and metallic vases.  Guests dined on duet plates of salmon and beef while sipping champagne and enjoying the live entertainment of a blue grass duo.  After dinner, they were treated to a custom designed dessert table featuring miniature sweets, macaroons, multiple cakes, and chocolate bars with artwork to match the custom calligraphy invitations.

Some of the many personal touches throughout the night included adding their favorite love song lyrics to the table numbers, using her grandfather’s classic car as a greeting place and gift holder, as well as a welcome wall of floral and legacy photos of the couple and their parents and grandparents’ weddings.  The love Morgan’s family had for her shown through in the love that went into the hand-lettered welcome sign and the ceremony backdrop creation.  The musical surprises continued throughout the evening with Morgan bringing an entire room to tears with her own performance of the song “Yours” by Ella Henderson, and the maid of honor toast song that was personally crafted by the bride’s sister.

A memorable story of the day was while the group was taking photos.  One of the bridesmaids went for a silly pose with the bride and misunderstood the directions and planted a big kiss on Morgan’s cheek; leaving the bride with pink-lipped reminder on her cheek of how much she means to her friend.

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Photography: Melissa Oholendt | Cinematography: Sky Focus Films | Event Planning: Kirsten Fischer Of FAB Event Design | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: The Wedding Shoppe | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cakes: Cocoa & Fig | Invitations: Paper Rock Scissor | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Flutter Boutique | Catering: The Deco Catering | Calligraphy: Hooked Calligraphy | Groom's Attire: Halberstadts | Bridal Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey | Bridal Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Ceremony Musicians & Blue Grass Duo: Laurels String Quartet | Dessert Table: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables | Gospel Choir: Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir | Hand Lettered Welcome Sign: DIY | Old Theater: Aria | Reception Band: Flash Mob | Rentals: Apres Party And Tent Rental

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See How This Couple Brought a Palm Springs Vibe to Minnesota

As a Midwestern bride myself, I totally get the need to bring a little extra oomph to a not-so-exotic location. And armed with a Palm Springs-inspired wedding vision, this bride did just that. She brought on the fiercely talented ladies of Munster Rose to incorporate bright pops of color and palm leaves into the floral design, that paired beautifully with the modern setting at Calhoun Beach Club. Go see how it all turned out in the full gallery from Geneoh.

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Summer
Settings
Ballroom
Styles
Modern

From The Bride… While planning my wedding, I found myself inspired by the looks of Palm Springs weddings, despite getting married in pretty much the opposite place–Minnesota. I loved the idea of incorporating palm leaves and really saturated pinks. Our venue’s aesthetic was clean and sophisticated, so I wanted florals that complemented it.

When it came to meeting with Munster Rose, I was a bit nervous I’d be laughed out of the room for proposing palms for Minnesota wedding. To my delight, Jackie and her team not only were excited about the idea but also expanded on it in brilliant ways–including actual palm trees in our ceremony! It was a real treat watching Munster Rose do their magic setting up the florals on the day of the wedding. I loved them so much more than I ever imagined.

Moreover, I was so impressed by how sweet and personable the whole Munster Rose team was. They do many weddings each year, but they still made mine feel unique and special.

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Photography: Geneoh | Event Planning: denae brennan weddings & events​ | Floral Design: Munster Rose | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bridal Shop | Invitations: Bay & Boardwalk | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair + Makeup: Creative Beaute Agency | Venue: Calhoun Beach Club

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