Category archives: Wedding & Engagement

Modern Boho WeddingAli & Lou

This was a wedding that I was excited about ever since the first phone call I had with Ali. She seemed so chill, trusted me, is up for anything, and is obviously stunning and then paired with her man, Lou, they were just a fantastic couple. You could feel their love for each other through how they would talk gently with each other, hold each other, kiss each other, ah I just love love when it’s so obvious and sweet.

Ali & Lou first read notes that they had written each other and opened gifts. This is always a sweet moment for me to be a part of because it’s such an intimate moment, where intimate words are said, yet the other doesn’t get to see it so I get to tell that story for all to see. Ali & Lou had their first look right outside their venue, The Machine Shop. Some tears may have been shed which always makes me happy! They then joined their intense- that being a great thing- bridal party for pictures at this gorgeous garden in Edina. Having your best friends, who also love having a good time, around you on your wedding day is such a blessing! And it’s always fun to watch friends having the best time together.

Ali’s dress, from Grace Loves Lace, was so boho and looked so lovely on her! Her flowing bouquet from Poppy Lane Designs paired perfectly with it! Scroll down to see more luscious greens, beautiful maids, hilarious men, and a love that can be sensed through images.

You can also see this wedding featured over on Boho Weddings! And all the way at the bottom of this post you can view Ali & Lou’s wedding video from Narrate Studios! Grace Loves Lace, the designer of Ali’s dress, also did a post of this lovely wedding here.

 

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/245695480″>Ali &amp; Lou Love Story Film</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/narratestudios”>Narrate Studios</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

Planning- Maven

Floral- Poppy Lane

Invitations- Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Dress- Grace Loves Lace

Venue- Machine Shop

Makeup- Tina Beaupre

Hair- Hair By Teya

Videography- Narrate

 

You can also view Ali & Lou’s engagement session here.

Aria Minneapolis Wedding | Ashley and Seth

I love Aria, Minneapolis wedding venue. It was one of the first venues I had ever heard of when I moved to Minneapolis was Aria. I had watched a fashion show there and was in love with the vintage, rustic yet modern feel of the whole place. So when Ashley reached out to me about their Aria Minneapolis wedding I was happy to chat. Ashley and Seth were planning their Aria Minneapolis wedding from out of town so I didn’t get to meet up with them for meetings and such but they did travel up for their engagement session in the winter before their wedding. It was there that I learned of Ashley’s larger than life personality and her adorable laugh and smile.

Ashley and Seth had a huge bridal party- and a huge wedding over all- I believe it was either the biggest or one of the biggest weddings that Aria had ever seen. Ashely got ready with all of her girl friends, cousins, and her “Petal Patrol” in  a beautiful hotel in downtown Minneapolis. There were so many laughs in that hotel suite and I just loved to be a part of it!

Ashely had a First Look with her dad at The Basilica of St Mary and then had one with her soon to be husband, Seth. Unfortunately, it was raining most of their wedding day but we made due with what we had and I loved the outcome!

Though I love love love light and airy venues with plenty of natural light and The Basilica and Aria are not those venues. But I loved the challenge of it and trying something new (The Basilica and I are long time friends but Aria is a new one)!

Also, some exciting news, a photo from this wedding was featured in Brides magazine! Yay!

Planning- Lasting Impressions

Flowers- Sadies Floral

Dress- Rivini

Videographer- Landon Oldenberger Videos

Shoes- Badgley Mischka

Decor- Apres Events

Bridal Dress Boutique- Posh 

Makeup- SM Makeup

Hair- Becca Lillemo

Invitation- Paper Rock Scissors

 

The Best Gift for the Modern Bride

We’re rounding the bend to wedding season and I’m sure Save The Date’s are starting to fill up your mailbox. And though a new blender or a blanket might work for the casual acquaintance but for the weddings that you’re either a part of or for the person who you’re much closer to you’ll need a much more personal item. We searched for the best gift for the modern bride and though we all love a good knife engraved with our initials that we’ll never use but maybe something a little nicer and little bit more personalized is The Heirloom Bouquet. The Heirloom Bouquet is a company that specializes in modern bouquet preservation.

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There are plenty of bouquet preservation places out there but we could not find one modern bouquet preservation. So we made one! The Heirloom Bouquet is an exclusively developed, custom fine art print, crafted using distinct techniques that will preserve your bridal bouquet for generations to come.

Every made-to-order arrangement is photographed with film-inspired technique and then printed on museum-quality Hahnemühle paper. Our 100% cotton rag paper has been in production since the late 16th century and assures archival caliber. The luxury matte coating fulfills gallery standards regarding density, color gamut, color graduation, and image sharpness, while sustaining the unique effect of authentic art paper. Our process is intricate, as each flower is titled by way of custom hand calligraphy and placed beside its corresponding bloom.

The Heirloom Bouquet is a luxury product to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation. We believe in capturing the substance of your wedding day in a meaningful way, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to create these one-of-a-kind works of art. So not only will you be giving a beautiful gift to someone you love but you’ll also help preserve a memory of their wedding day.

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Spring Pink Bouquet | Modern Bouquet Preservation

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Black Point Inn Ocean Front Wedding | Allison & Ben

A Maine ocean front wedding. Ah, what a beauty you were. Allison and Ben’s wedding day at Black Point Inn was one for the books. I met Allison and Ben through the fabulous planner Heidi of She Luxe Events. This was my first Maine wedding since being back here and it was a great one to start off with. Allison explained her wedding to me as floral explosion and oh was she right. From the tall centerpieces to the garland to the ceremony’s arch it was definitely a floral explosion. Allison and Ben’s ceremony took place over looking the ocean. We could see the blue color of the ocean beside the cotton candy sky and hear the crash of the ocean. I could have stayed there for forever just watching the waves go back and forth. As the ceremony started, the sun dipped down below earth and we watched Allison and Ben share their vows under the most beautiful sky that somehow mirrored all of the colors in their wedding floral that Pretty Flowers of Maine created. You’ll for sure what to scroll down to see their arbor- one of the most beautiful arbors I have ever seen. If you have the chance to have a Maine ocean front wedding you should definitely go for it! It’ll be something you’ll never forget!

Allison and Ben had a massive bridal party with lots of personality which made for an incredibly fun dance floor! It was one of those weddings where I would have loved to have been a guest and enjoy the dance floor as a guest. But it was hilarious watching everyones great moves…that were actually great! That doesn’t happen too often!

Such a fabulous wedding- thanks so much for trusting me Allison and Ben! Cheers to you two!

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Planner- She Luxe Weddings and Events

Floral- Pretty Flowers of Maine

Photographer- Jaimee Morse

Hair- Uptown Curl

Films- ARA

Entertainment- KB3

Reception Venue- Black Point Inn

Rentals- One Stop Shop Rentals

Transportation- First Student

Second Shooter- Katherine Angell