Month: February 2014

MN Wedding Planner | Girl Friday | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

Coined in the 1940’s move “His Girl Friday,” the term refers to a ‘go to’ girl. And, that’s just what Girl Friday is-your go-to (styling) girl. I am a sucker for the old hollywood glamour and tinsletown cinema…..that’s why when Rosetree first met Carly Van Veldhuisen, owner of Girl Friday, I knew I was going to like her (I mean how could I not when her company is named after a movie I have watched a multiple of times).
2014-02-22_00172014-02-22_00132014-02-22_0012With creativity flowing through her blood, Carly does not disappoint in her designs. Girl Friday was created to help you create a look all your own–whether it’s the whole shebang (from ideas to installation) or a custom art piece or prop to bring your look together.
2014-02-22_00032014-02-22_00022014-02-22_0001Carly, the owner of Girl Friday, says, “Our office joke is we style (almost) anything! We style shoots, store displays, homes and events. We love the variety–one day we may be creating store window and the next styling a wedding shoot. Every project is one of a kind–custom designed and styled for our client.”
Girl Friday 4 Girl Friday 52014-02-22_0011 2014-02-22_0010 2014-02-22_0008A motto Girl Friday lives by, “We won’t create anything the same way twice.” Sheer genius and fun Girl Friday is a style guru.  And what, you ask, has been my favorite styling from Girl Friday? Well, that’s easy, this beautiful paper flower dress that Carly put together by hand and this stylish chalkboard design. I could almost see myself walking down the aisle again in this dress (minus the rustling of my leaves).
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2014-02-22_0016 2014-02-22_0015 2014-02-22_0014Carly of Girl Friday was one of the fabulous vendors who participated in our recent Date Night Out Event. She is providing a lucky winner a custom backdrop and we can’t wait to see what it will be!
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Happy Styling!

(Brooke Michaelson’s: Brooke Michaelson Photography Designed and styled tablescape, dessert buffet, seating areas and bridal party. Created chalkboard art, invitation, centerpiece vessel, event signage, dot background. Farm: Joe & Jen Photography Designed and styled tablescape and bridal party. Created pallet wall backdrop. Feather Wedding: Liz Banfield Photography Designed and styled tablescape, dessert buffet, escort card, favor tables and seating areas. Created ombre feather backdrop and canvas art. Fox Wedding: Studio Laguna Photography Designed and styled tablescape, dessert buffet and bridal party. Created fox masks. French Wedding: Laura Ivanova Photography, Staja Studios Photography, Studio Laguna Photography Designed and styled tablescape, dessert buffet, seating areas and bridal party. Created Marie Antoniette place cards. Industrial Wedding: Zlata Modeen Photography Designed and styled tablescape, dessert buffet, seating areas and bridal party. Created umbrella lighting in collaboration with The Vintage Type (now a rentable installation at The Vintage Type). Moss Wedding: Debryun Photography Designed and styled tablescape, décor and bridal party. Created moss floor and stairs, birch tree forest and centerpiece. Sequin Wedding: Joe & Jen Photography Designed and styled tablescape, décor and bridal party. Created tufted backdrop, sequin ball, dipped champagne bottles and glitter candlesticks. Washi Wedding: Joe & Jenn Photography, Donae Cotton Photography Designed and styled décor and bridal party. Created washi tape wall mural, art guestbook, washi tape silhouettes of bride and groom, washi flags for cupcakes and straws, washi tape chair. Winter Wonderland Wedding: Michelle Riedel Photography Designed and styled décor and escort card tables. Created background, swirled sticks for cake pops, flocked bottle brush trees, floral arrangement. Yarn Wedding: Joe & Jen Photography, Donae Cotton Photography, Ling Photography, Michelle Riedel Photography Designed and styled décor, tablescape, seating area and bridal party. Created background, yarn curtain, oversized string art, yarn table accessories, seating chart.)

MN Wedding Planner | Anytime Travel Agency | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

With the coldest winter Minnesota has experienced in over 30 years, we are dreaming of the sun warming our skin and beaches filled with white sand. Vacation Ready, YES! So when we start getting that itch to travel to warmer places, we get in contact with our friend at Anytime Travel Agency, Tamara Lidbom, travel specialist & owner.
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Tamara specializes in vacation packages, destination wedding, honeymoons & romantic getaways, cruises & tours. Always having been fascinated with travel and learning about different cultures, Tamara had the chance to work with a company as a booking travel agent (enjoying it so much, she wanted more). Working more one on one with her clients and getting to know them helps Tamara get some insight into what they want out of their next vacation. (Insert dream vacation!!!) Anytime Travel Agency opened in the fall of 2012 and it was the best thing Tamara has said she ever did. Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Vow Renewals and family vacations are truly exciting for her. The best part of getting married is going on that well deserved Honeymoon! Let Anytime Travel take the stress out of planning the honeymoon or the logistics of a destination wedding. She can help with both!Anytime Travel Agency 1We asked Tamara what her favorite destination wedding was and to our surprise it was her own! Tamara’s boyfriend, at the time, had a trip planned to the Dominican Republic. 7 days before leaving he proposed all the while telling Tamara he wanted to get married in the Dominican Republic too. Ok, no stress there!! I’m a travel agent, I can do this…, Tamara thought. She contacted the wedding coordinator there and found out what they needed to do before leaving. After arriving, they talked with the coordinator, planned the ceremony and it turned out EXACTLY as they wanted. It was indeed the perfect day!Anytime Travel Agency 2Anytime Travel Agency be at Date Night Out tonight giving an amazing vacation away! That alone is a good enough reason to come! Added Bonus: You get to meet Rosetree and many other fabulous wedding professionals!

MN Wedding Planner | Nora Events | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

For over ten years, Nora Events has been entertaining the Twin Cities by providing the highest quality audio and lighting. Nora Events is not your typical DJ services and entertainment company! At Nora Events, they provide you a one-stop shop for ALL your entertainment needs. Also believing in giving you a variety of options and will work with you to personally customize your special event. That’s why they have an “A La Carte Services” which provides other products such as uplighting, gobo projector, Photo Booth, and those are just a few! From weddings, corporate events, to private events, let Nora Events take care of the entertainment while you are able to enjoy and make memories with those around you. They provide only the best entertainment systems and upscale products to ensure that the sound and even the look of our products are elegant and flawless to your space.Nora Events 3Nora Events 4Quick sneak peak about the DJ and owner behind Nora Events. Paul Norasingh, accredited from McNally Smith, college of music, is not a cheesy, awkward, and corny jokes type-of-guy. He’s vocal, fun, and passionate about the entertainment industry. He’s ALWAYS keeping up with the latest trends and hits, however, don’t be surprised by his wide range in taste of music; he’s an expert! He is the backbone to Nora Events and is part of the reason why past clients have been highly satisfied with their services.Nora Events 5Built on standards of professionalism and integrity, Nora Events pays close attention to detail and customer satisfaction. All in all, audio and lighting is their specialty and there is nothing else they love to do than sharing expertise with you.Nora Events 6Photography by: Spencer Combs; Ling Photo; Canary Grey; Pixel Posey; Depict Photography

We are proud to have Nora Events as one of our featured vendors for Date Night Out tonight at the Lowertown Event Center in St. Paul, MN. Come check Nora Events out as well as the many other fabulous vendors!

MN Wedding Planner | M Studio Flower Affair | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

Spring is almost here and I can’t wait to see the flowers bloom and smell the fragrant aroma that fills my backyard. With flowers on our mind, Rosetree has had the pleasure of working with Meghan, owner and designer of M Studio Flower Affair, for a recent style shoot. She’s amazingly talented and we want you to meet her!

Meghan loves floral design because flowers can create ambience and set the mood to any space. We all know flowers make people SMILE! She believes opening her studio fulfilled her passion and dream. Working with flowers and color combos to create the brides vision is Meghan’s passion. Each couple has a unique personality and vision for their wedding day. Meghan loves to create floral arrangements to blend with that personality and vision within her client’s budget. (Helpful hint, wedding planners work well with florists; they have the same goal in mind.)

M Studio Flower Affair Meghan’s advice to brides regarding all things floral……….
1st Most Important ~ The Bridal Bouquet!
You see it all day and will be in the majority of the pictures that you will cherish many years to come. Lets make it fit your personality!
2nd Most Important ~ Reception Flowers
These flowers will be creating the mood you want your guests to feel.M Studio Flower Affair 2M Studio Flower Affair 1 Photography by Emily Steffen
Questions Meghan gets asked a lot and giggles every time.
1. “What’s your favorite flower?” My favorite flower is a Lady Slipper Orchid, which is The MN State Flower and I used them in my bridal bouquet.
2. “What flower ideas do you have?” AHHH, I have lots! I dream about flowers and color combos. Let’s just say, if I could only print all my thoughts I would be buying lots of INK!!!

Meghan is one of our fabulous featured vendors for Date Night Out, February 10. Bring your fiancé and enjoy a night out while mingling with wedding professionals. We hope to see you there!

MN Wedding Planner | The Wildernesses | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

We would love to introduce you to the enchanting duo who create The Wildernesses. Wildernesses Photography is co-owned by Emily Gable and Jordan Dibb. Partners in life as well as business, they share a passion for capturing the raw emotion and realness of everything that happens during a wedding—from engagement through the big day.

Wildernesses Photography 3(check out this teaser.)

Approaching every event with a photojournalistic eye, Emily and Jordan have one main focus—to provide their clients with images that will last a lifetime. Whether it be capturing still photos or documenting the day through video, the goal—always—is to act as photojournalists and capture your day in the most meaningful of ways.
It’s because they care so much about the couples they are able to produce such captivating reels that you would find in a cinema. To give you an example, the above video is their “teaser” and below is one of the full videos they produce. Love them both, right!!!

And if you didn’t get enough of those two, yes, there is a third one…..creative jeans in this duo, YES, I do agree! They have it!

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Wildernesses Photography 1If you’re still not yet convinced of the Wildernesses, then you must come meet them at our Date Night Out Event…..this Monday….and I’m positively sure their prize is pretty much amazing!

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Lowertown Event Center

Hello Loves,

Rosetree Weddings & Events and Whitney Furst Photography are paring up to host a fabulous event for engaged couples! We are thrilled to be hosting this event at the Lowertown Event Center! This space is lovely and would be perfect for any wedding or event.

Lowertown Event CenterWith rustic planked walls and charming brick walls, your event would be smashing behind this organic backdrop. Located in St. Paul, Lowertown Event Center can be used to fit any wedding style. Stop by tonight for Date Night Out and take a peek! We’ll be there with some wonderful wedding professionals ready to giveaway some amazing prizes to the engaged couples attending!

Photography by: Tim and Maddie Photography

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Kimmy’s Professional Seamstress

Hello Loves,

We had the pleasure of meeting Kimmy, who is the owner of Kimmy the Seamstress, and were instantly taken with her professionalism and her business. An ingenious traveling tailoring company that comes to you, who has served the bridal community and has honed her technique for over 20 years. Kimmy is certainly a delight to have around (and an asset) who’s passion is for making a beautiful dress fit you like a glove all the while  showing off your happiness through your smile.

She specializes in all types of delicate fabrics from silks, lace and extravagant beading. Her goal is to always work towards common ground to assure satisfaction with her clients.Kimmy the Seamstress 3

Kimmy the Seamstress 4Kimmy wants you to feel comfortable and have the gown (that may have made you cry when you first saw it on) accentuating your figure to a “T”. Kimmy not only makes you feel glamorous but in essence is like your fairy  godmother, taking a wedding dress and tailoring it into a one of a kind gown for you and you alone. She not only works her magic on wedding gowns, but flower girl dresses and ring bearer attire, bridesmaids dresses and even custom bow ties for the trendy groom waiting for you at the end of the isle.Kimmy the Seamstress 2

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Have you found your seamstress yet? Come meet Kimmy at our Date Night Out Event Monday February 10, where she is one of the 20-something fab vendors Rosetree and Whitney Furst are featuring. We can’t wait to meet you!

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Ultimate Events

Hello Loves,

We know there are so many aspects of planning a wedding and creating something thats not only memorable but also beautiful. That’s why we enjoy working with our friend, Allison Munsell of Ultimate Events. She is a joy to work with and is always welcoming. Jenn and I always have fun visiting their show room and creating new displays for inspiration for real weddings or style shoots.

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Minnesota Wedding Planner | Rachel Damiani Dance

Hello Loves,

We both love to get dolled up with fancy dresses and putting on our favorite pair of dancing shoes. Whether you have smooth feet on the dance floor or maybe a couple of lefts, don’t worry we have just the right person to introduce you to. Dancing with the Stars is in Rachel Damiani’s (Rachel Damiani/Dance Instructor) bloodline and she’ll have you looking just as good as the stars and starlets on your big screen.Rachel Damiani 1

Rachel grew up watching her parents perform international folk dance and historical ballroom dances from behind the stage. But it wasn’t until after college when she started watching those dance shows on TV that she got the dance bug. Bad! Rachel started by taking private lessons, then competing (Strictly Ballroom style with rhinestone-studded costumes, fake tan and lashes!) and within a few years, had made the leap from HR to teaching ballroom so she could pursue her passion full time.Rachel Damiani 3Rachel Damiani 4

One of the best parts of her job as a dance teacher is helping engaged couples with their wedding dance. That’s because most couples she works with have zero dance experience. “I love watching my students’ faces light up as they master their dance in such a short time, excited to show their family and friends. Not to mention taking dance lessons makes for a great date night!” Many couples are initially concerned that having professional dance lessons will make their first dance too fancy or too cheesy looking. That’s why for most people Rachel teaches simple, achievable steps that allow couples to gain comfort and confidence without being overly showy. But occasionally Rachel is asked to choreograph something really wild so the couple can surprise their guests, like a dramatic Tango, classic jazzy Foxtrot, or even a dance that mimics a famous movie scene. Whatever the couple’s vision for their dance, it’s so much fun to see it come to life in the end! And don’t worry, no fake tans required!Rachel Damiani 2

You’ll be in good “feet” with Rachel as you dance into the beginning of your happily ever after. Take the first step in time together with the help of our friend and professional dance instructor Rachel Damiani. Oh and before we forget to mention, Rachel is one of our featured vendors at the Date Night Out Event. You’ll not only get to meet her, but we hear there will be some dancing going on February 10th!

We hope you’re planning on being there!

Photography By: Jennifer Whalen