Month: January 2017

Rosetree Wedding | Bridget & Riley’s Minneapolis Wedding, Calhoun Beach Club

Not only was Bridget and Riley’s Minneapolis wedding stunningly gorgeous from start to finish, but these two were a breathtaking vision of love and joy.

After a tearfully sweet first look with her dad, Bridget was ready for her first look with Riley. The nervous energy was almost tangible and she made her way to him, with her bridesmaids looking on!  They shared the sweetest exchange and soaked in the moment during couple’s photos.

They held their traditional ceremony at the Basilica- where Bridget walked down their seemingly mile-long aisle to meet her groom (we love a grand entrance, and the Basilica delivers on that opportunity!). Her beautiful cathedral length veil floated ever so delicately behind her as she walked arm and arm with her dad. After vow, it was time to get the party on!

They selected the lovely Calhoun Beach Club for their reception. This venue has such a beautiful, ethereal quality (white chivaris, high ceilings, crystal embellished chandeliers, lots of windows and mirrors, and that staircase too!) while being a touch traditional and refined. It’s a great choice for traditional weddings, as well as something a bit more whimsical because the existing color palette is crisp and clean.

We adored this couple and were honored to partake in the wedding day! We wish the lovebirds nothing but the best in their journey as husband and wife!

Oh! Be sure to check out Brin’s (the photographer) version of the day here too!
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Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
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Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.
Calhoun Beach Club Wedding. Minneapolis wedding coordinator and planner.

Ceremony Venue: Basilica| Reception Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Photographer: Brin Hanson Photography | Catering: D’Amico Catering | Florals: Sadie’s |DJ: Instant Request | Cupcakes: Family Friend

Rosetree Weddings | Julie & Nic’s Minneapolis Club Wedding

We’ve all heard the saying “the devil’s in the details”… and although that may be true in some cases, details happen to be our jam! And when a couple comes to us with LOTS of ideas for amazing, unique details, we are on board 100%!  Julie and Nic’s Minneapolis Club travel inspired wedding was just that.

Nic is Dutch and it was important to the couple to incorporate that. As soon as guests received their invitations, it was clear that this would be an incredibly special and festive occasion.

The couple sported some fancy dutch footwear, aka clogs. And their amazing food  (um, Filet and Scallops, yes please!) was definitely a tribute as well from the mimosa station to the candy bar, each item was thoughtfully selected and delicious.

Each of the tables was named after a destination and was adorned with a lovely centerpiece created with succulents, roses, dusty miller, orchids and a variety of greenery. Purple, grey and green is a beautiful combination!

They also had a caricature artist set-up during the cocktail hour + reception – this was a fantastic activity and a really fun favor for guests to take home!

If you want to check out the photographer’s blog too, here is the link! They included a ton more pictures not seen below, and we’re doing the same on Instagram, so don’t forget to follow us there as well.

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Venue:  Minneapolis Club| Photographer: Tandem Tree | Florist: Luna Vinca| Invitations: Katie Murphy Stationery| Cake: The Copper Hen| Band: The Riverside Hitmen| Bride Attire: Allure Bridals| Groom Attire: Pal Zileri| Makeup Artist: Lisa Reinhardt| Caricature Artist: Caricatures by Lisa| Officiant: Cris Anderson – Minnesota Officiants

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Wedding Planning Tips for the Newly Engaged

You may have heard the phrase “engagement season” a time of two. And you may or may not know what that means. In the wedding industry, the holiday season (from late November to early February) means a slew of newly engaged couples eager to get their forever started! January may be our busiest month for new inquiries, but if you’re reading this, it may be YOUR most overwhelming and exciting time in your engagement.

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You’re likely spending hours on the various wedding websites/blog out there, browsing Instagram and Pinterest for ideas, checking reviews on Facebook for the vendor’s you’re interested in and perhaps even feeling a little overloaded.  You may have a clear picture of what’s ahead, or you may be swimming in ideas and feel so lost that you just want to wait a few more days or weeks to dive back in. We get it.  We have a few tips for you to keep the wedding planning manageable and on track…

First-CONGRATULATIONS!

Second– Relax, enjoy and have fun during this brief period. It is short lived. Whether you’re engaged for six months or 3 years, this time in your life with your fiance is fleeting. You should take the opportunity to soak it all in.

Third– Determine if you’re a DIY type couple or a too busy (but still excited) for this couple- knowing your expectations, aspirations, and limitations during this time are so important in this process. The experience should be enjoyed. So understanding what you do and don’t want from the process is important for a myriad of reasons- including selecting your vendors, setting a budget, determining a guest list, deciding who to include in your bridal party, etc.

Fourth– Make a guest list. This is SO important. Your guest list dictates where you can get married, and in many ways, helps you set a realistic budget. The two are intertwined.

Fifth– Set a budget. Make a list of the elements of the day that are important to you- decor, music, food, dress, etc..

Sixth– Contact a wedding planner (you’re reading this, so high-five to you for being ahead of the game). Although your venue and dress are usually a couple’s first major commitments, speaking with a planner will help you gain clarity. Even if you don’t think you NEED a planner, someone who has worked with a variety of couples can give you insight that you may not have considered. Yes, your friends and family are an integral part of your decisions and planning, but you and your fiance are the ones getting married. And someone with an unbiased opinion is just what you need. Most planners, us included, have several package levels. From selecting your vendors (based on your budget) to full-service planning, there is an option for everyone.  We promise it will relieve a tremendous amount of stress for you.

Seventh– Take your time selecting the perfect venue, dress, florist, Dj, etc. But not too much (after all, this is the season when vendors get booked quickly). When it FEELS right, commit. It’s natural to want to shop around. But remember the feeling you had when you knew your other half was the one. You’ll likely feel something similar when you find the perfect vendor for the two of you. PS- make sure they’re licensed and insured. Trust us.

All this said, every couple is unique, and we encourage you to do what is right for you.  For all the weddings we’ve done over the years, the most important advice we can give is to be true to your relationship. Remember that this is the start of a lifetime together.  Despite any stress or worry, this occasion is a day to celebrate the most incredible gift anyone can experience. LOVE.

 

Rosetree Weddings|Favorite Weddings & Events of 2016

It’s natural for businesses to spend the last few weeks of the year reflecting on what has made the year memorable. Every Rosetree couple is incredibly unique and each one of their weddings holds a special place in our heart. Their love inspires us, motivates us, and brings us endless joy. Our lives are more rewarding and fulfilled because of this amazing work (if you could call it that). Our gratitude for everyone that crossed our paths in this journey is endless.  It seems that there are never quite enough “thank you’s” to be said to the couples that allow us to be part of their love story, and the vendors that help us make these wedding day visions a reality.

So with the closing of 2016, it only seemed right for us to share with you a few images that embody the year- the best of the best from this remarkable year. We suppose you could call them our favorites of 2016. It took hours of browsing through our fantastic portfolio of weddings and events to decide what to share (side note: we have a few that we can’t share with you just yet because we have something extra special planned for them). But we think we finally did it.

We can’t wait to see what this year holds in store for us- 2017 has a lot to live up to (we have a feeling it’s up to the challenge)!

Enjoy!

 

An English Affair Shoot

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Favorite detail elements: The AMAZING cake table (of course, the cake is pretty awesome too) and the bride’s dress!

Venue: Van Dusen Mansion

Photographer: Kelly Birch Photography

Floral: Lilia Floral

Desserts/Cake: Amy’s Cupcake Shop

Dress: The White Room

Menswear: Men’s Warehouse

Rentals: Apres Tent & Party Rental

Place Settings: Ampersand

Stationery: A Milestone Paper Co.

Hair & Makeup: Warpaint International

Styling/Coordination: Rosetree Weddings & Events

 

Modern Garden in the City Shoot

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Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities

Favorite design elements:  Pretty much everything! The color palette and florals are extra romantic and beautiful.

Venue: MUSE Event Center

Photographer: Ellen Ashton Photography

Floral: Bel Fiore

Food: Mintahoe Catering 

Desserts/Cake: Farina Bakeshop

Dress: The White Room

Menswear: Martin Patrick 3

Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

Place Settings: Linen Effects

Stationery: A Milestone Paper Co.

Hair & Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry

Signage: Rosann K Calligraphy

Styling/Coordination: Rosetree Weddings & Events

 

Rebecca & Jagmeet
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Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities

Favorite detail elements:  Aside from the colors and stunning attire, this wedding was a multi-day celebration with impeccable design, incredible variety and SO much joyous celebration.

Photos: Erin Johnson Photo

Ceremony Venue: Sikh Society of Minnesota

Reception Venue: Walker Art Center

Hair/Makeup: Taylor Camas & Jacki Leger

Invitations: Minted.com

Florals, Lighting + Rentals: Festivities

Catering + Cake: D’Amico

Sitar Player: Amitabh Singh

DJ: DJ Harsh Chicago

Transportation: Greyline Transportation

Dress Designer: Che Bella

Seamstress: A Stitch Above the Rest

Videography: Blake Cohen

Photobooth: Traveling Photo Booth

Henna: Ancient Traditions Mehndi, Angela Skrade

 

Ryan & Anna
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Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota wedding planners, Rosetree Events, best weddings of 2016 in Minnesota, Twin Cities

Favorite design elements: We’re in love with Aria. It’s a super cool venue with a great floor plan, architectural detail for days and more character than you can image. The couple’s timeless color palette and lush floral decor was dreamy!

Photos: Ash & James Photography

Venue: Aria Mpls

Officiant: Rev Phillip Wagner

Florist: LaPetite Fleur

Musicians: Lynn O’brien

DJ: Instant Request

Hair/Makeup: Blast Dry Bar

Catering+ Cake: Deco Catering

Dress: A&BE Bridal

 

Tell us below what your favorite things of 2016 were and what you’re looking forward to in 2017 in the comment section below!