Month: December 2016

Rosetree Wedding | Abbey & Robb’s Winter Wedding at Loews Hotel Mpls

Abbey and Robb’s big day was a modern wedding with a holiday twist, which we loved! We’re wild about Christmas, and hearing Abbey and Rob’s vision got us giddy! From the evergreen accents to the sequin bridesmaid dresses, this was one gorgeous winter wedding! The crazy thing is, this feels like it was yesterday. But it was actually last year!

We asked Abbey what the most memorial part of the day was for her. She said “We have known each other for so many years, and knew that our wedding was going to include a huge number of our mutual friends that we grew up with. Therefore, we had a goal of having this night be the ultimate dance party. We chose a venue that could accommodate our late-night wishes – our number one rule in choosing a venue was a place that would let us dance until 2:00 AM because we knew our friends would be up for the challenge. We found it in the Loews Hotel! The lighting and décor lent itself to the perfect late-night party atmosphere. Hands-down, our favorite memory was looking around at all of our friends and family tearing it up on the dance floor. We had an epic rendition of “Shout” including a packed dance floor, people doing the worm and other creative moves. By the end of the night, all the remaining dancers were doing hand-stands on the stage. We wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

We want to also say congratulations to the lovebirds for just celebrating their first wedding anniversary (even though they’ve actually been together since high school, it’s still worth celebrating!). Since we didn’t share these stunning images with you last December, what better time than right before Christmas?

Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events. Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events. Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.

Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.

Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.
Classic, Modern Winter Wedding in Minnesota by Rosetree Events.

 

Makeup Artist: Julie Swenson Beauty | Invitations/Papergoods:  Paper Rock Scissors | Rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals  | Hair: Sarah Peterson | Pianist: Julie Lindorff | String Musician: Samantha Isomura | Lighting: Phos Events | Gastropub: The Happy Gnome | Reception Band:  The R Factor | DJ: Events by MV  Florals: Carol Stutzke| Ceremony: Immanuel Lutheran Church | Reception: Loews Hotel Mpls | Photographer: Megan Norman Photography |Linens: Linen Effects | Cake: Buttercream |Transportation: MN Party Bus

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MN Wedding Planner | Hosting your First Holiday Gathering

Hosting your first holiday gathering as a couple is a big deal! Be it a party of four or a party of 20, you want to be prepared to create the perfect environment for your friends and family.   Our top five tips for making it successful are:

  • Decide on a guest list (we’ll tell you this is the first step in planning your wedding too)
  • Decide on a theme
  • Plan a menu with your skill level in mind
  • Involve your friends and family in the process
  • Don’t stress!

Since this was an inspiration shoot, we knew we were keeping our guest list short and sweet.

We decided on decor with a Kate Spade theme (because she’s amazing and the preppy colors are so fun around the holidays)! For floral, we did a color block look with all of one color floral in each vase (using: Alstroemeria and doubled tulips in vibrant red and peonies and spray roses in hot pink accented with fresh green boxwood in etched gold vases). This is easy to do at home and still gives a luxurious look for a tablescape…not to mention it can cut costs.  We accented the florals with beautiful gold accents from the plates, flatware, and glassware. It also elevated the decor to convey a “holiday ready” look.

Because we love to cook, but also have amazing friends that happen to make delicious desserts, we created the main meal and left the dessert to our friends.  In our family holiday gatherings, ham & apples are a staple, so they were no-brainers for us. We also love to nosh and nibble while we wait, so we knew that appetizers were a must (be sure to scroll to the bottom for recipes)!

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Be sure to check out the beautiful MN Bride feature.  And here are the recipes for the Bruschetta Pomodoro Crostini,  Fresh Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon (YUM) and Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad as well!  The fried apples are a secret family recipe!

Design & Coordination: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Photography: Electric Lime Photography | Florals: Studio Emme | Rentals: Apres Party & Tent Rental | Stationery: Paper Paragon | Cookies: The Cookie Creative | Jewelry: Fringe | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry | Venue: Private Residence