Month: March 2017

Modern Matrimony, as seen in Dainty Obsessions

This beautiful modern wedding inspiration editorial shoot was featured in the last issue of Dainty Obsessions (Fall/Winter), and we’re finally getting around to sharing it here on our blog! We LOVED this shoot so much! Not only was the venue perfection, but the color palette was fantastic! Creating the design was super fun. We mixed so many unique textures and elements to create something really contemporary, modern and vibrant.  There is a misconception that modern sometimes means devoid of color, but that couldn’t be less true in our experience!

First, let’s talk about the florals. Oh. My.Goodness!  First, this bouquet was incredibly unique. The variety in color & texture gave the garden style bouquet incredible dimension, and it was oh so swoon worthy. Any bouquet that includes peonies or orchids tends to make us fall in love but paired with thistle, greenery, hyacinth and scabiosa; it was over the top amazing.

Second, let’s talk about the attire!  The two ballgown style wedding gowns were so lovely. The addition of the gold sash to the one shoulder silk, ivory gown was stunning.  And dress number two in black had us awestruck. The exquisite texture and modernized sweetheart neckline were striking.   For the groom, a modern navy blue suit paired beautifully with the ivory gown (and loved the floral patterned bowtie for a fun twist). And a tie-less black tux was an on-point pairing for the black gown.

Third, let’s talk about the yarn! What a FUN design element to incorporate. We had a custom yard backdrop created for the ceremony, as well as a multi-color yarn chandelier to hang over the guest table. It was as far from traditional as you could get and added whimsy to the overall design.

Last, we can’t leave without noting the super cool copper chairs, acrylic menu cards, and funky patterned linen runner. Although each element was a slightly eclectic choice individually, it tied together more beautifully that we initially anticipated! And, we can’t forget to mention that our ever faithful, and adorable, mascot, Mila only added to the awesomeness of the shoot. We love her so!

Which element is your favorite? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment!

Garden style bouquet in shades of green, purple, white and deep navy blue

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Rings + Earrings: Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts // Dresses: L’atelier Couture // Tux: Tip Top Tux // Photography: Caitlin Nightingale Photography // Styling + Planning: Rosetree Events // Florals + Yarn Chandelier: Whimsy Designs // Bow Tie: AENDEE. // Cake: The Cake Lady Sioux Falls // Film: Acowsay Cinema // Stationery + Signage: A Milestone Paper Co. // Hair: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios // Makeup: Glamour Grace Cosmetics // Yarn Backdrop: Elizabeth Painter // Watercolor: Leigh Ellexson Art // Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box // Models: Lauren Schmidt + Cavan Metzler // Rentals: Festivities// Dog: Mila Joy

Rosetree Weddings | Chad and Brett’s Tilia Linden Hills Wedding

When we first met Chad and Brett, we knew they were going to be one of our favorite couples of all time. They were so charismatic, full of vibrant energy, and their love for each other was undeniable. The simplistic elegance of their wedding plans was something unlike we’ve ever seen.

Chad and Brett were focused on having the people they loved most take part in their union, so they invited 65 of their closest friends to join them at Tilia, a local restaurant in Linden Hills/Minneapolis.

The evening began with a brief social hour inside the restaurant, where the grooms mingled with their guests over a glass of champagne. Just before the ceremony was to begin, everyone gathered in the nearby alleyway, standing in a circle around Chad and Brett. The ceremony was beautifully emotional, and the two said “I Do” with another champagne toast and the largest wedding selfie we’ve ever seen!

Immediately following the ceremony, guests participated in a speed round of photos with Chad and Brett, while Tilia passed delicious gourmet appetizers and drinks. Dinner took place inside the cozy restaurant, where you could hear happy conversation and lots of laughter. It was obvious that every person there held a special place in Chad & Brett’s hearts, and it was beautiful to see.

Before the dance began, guests went back outside to the alley to have donuts and an informal “roast” of the newlyweds, although no one had anything but nice things to say! The evening wrapped up with a lively dance reception, complete with some of the couple’s favorite late night snacks.

We love weddings of all shapes and sizes, but this one was one of our favorites. We love you, Chad & Brett! Wishing you all the best that married life brings, and thank you for choosing Rosetree to be a part of your big day!

 

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Venue: Tilia |Photographer: Matt Lien  | Bakery: Bogart’s Donuts | DJ: Instant Request | Florist: Roger Beck | Draping & Cafe Lights in Alleyway:  Avant Decor

 

Rosetree Wedding | Haley & Matt’s Hope Glen Farm Reception, As Seen in The Knot Mn

When we can marry OUR love of planning/coordination with styling and design, we’re over the moon. Creating a wedding design is one of our favorite services we offer.  Sometimes a design idea hits us, and we aren’t able to implement it until the right couple comes along. Haley and Matt were that couple for us!

Haley & Matt actually had an intimate elopement in Hawaii about a year before this event. A few months following their private ceremony, they hosted a large reception in Minneapolis. This event was an opportunity to gather friends that were unable to attend either of the previous two celebrations. You could say that Haley and Matt were not ready to let the love-filled festivities come to an end. And we can’t blame them. Post-wedding planning depression is real!

Bringing this European countryside vineyard design with elements of rustic charm and vintage flair for Haley & Matt’s day to fruition was a dream come true (and in just three months too!). It isn’t often that we can truly take an idea and run with it. But the couple put all of their trust in us and told us to do as wish! So, from the suspended chandelier installation that we dreamed up to the elaborate cheese cake display, each element was created with the design theme in mind.  It was all about creating a unique ambiance with not-so-subtle European inspiration.

There is something to be said for intimate wedding receptions that don’t miss a detail. Sometimes the only way to get exactly what you want (design wise) is by pairing down your guest list. Since this was technically celebration number three, Haley & Matt wanted to host their guests at a venue that said “countryside cozy” with gorgeous decor and delicious food- which made Hope Glen Farm the perfect setting. With more than five vendors lending a hand in the food & dessert service, we knew that there would be something for everyone! And we had a stellar team assembled for decor too! Annie Berndt Designs created the most beautiful custom installations for reception decor,  Apres & A Vintage Touch had the perfect inventory for setting up the lounge areas and creating beautiful family style tables, and Lake Harriet Florist created jaw-droppingly beautiful garlands, Haley’s head wreath and wildflower inspired bouquet.

We’re so proud of how the wedding reception design of this event turned out. Plus, It was super laid-back and enjoyable for the couple. Putting everything in our hands meant that it was no-pressure, no-fuss, all-about-love event. Which, doesn’t always happen (but should). It was an incredible honor and oh so humbling to see their love story featured in the latest issue of The Knot Minnesota (insert giddy happy dance everytime we think about it)!

 

 

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Photography: Kelly Birch Photography |Planning/ Coordination, Design & Styling: Rosetree Events | Venue: Historic Hope Glen Farm | Videography: Harvest Film Co. | Florist: Lake Harriet Florist | Catering + Cheese Cake: Distinctive Catering & Events | Paper: Printerette Press |Rentals: A Vintage Touch (Wedding and Event Rentals) | Calligraphy & Custom Installations: Annie Berndt Designs | Tabletop, linens and chair rentals: Après Party and Tent Rental | Food wall & love letters: EDG Events | Pies & cookies: Sara’s Tipsy Pies| Cupcakes & macarons: Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe | Crepe cake: Spoon and Stable | Horse: Beautiful Bridle Horse Rentals| Musicians: Bon Vivant Music | Truck: Three Mad Poppers | Photo Booth: Birch Booth | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry | Attire: Mori Lee Bridal and J.Hilburn and Heimie’s Haberdashery Couple: Haley & Matt Kalil

Light of Hope Gala

There are a handful of organizations that we, in both a professional and personal capacity, support. Light of Hope Kenya is one of them. If you aren’t familiar with this incredible organization, here is a quick overview:

“In a part of the world too often defined by poverty, there sits an oasis of optimism and faith. This is Light of Hope, a home and school for girls that provides for the needs of more than 60 Kenyan girls. Located on 15 acres in Naivasha, Kenya, Light of Hope exists to end the cycles of poverty, abandonment, and abuse for the young girls it serves.

Recognizing that education is the key to opportunity, Light of Hope offers quality schooling in a safe and secure, Christian environment where necessities such as food, medicine and clothing are provided.

The essence of Light of Hope lies in healing hearts and minds. Caregivers who offer guidance and emotional support surround the residents of Light of Hope, and teach important life skills like cooking, gardening, and self-care. These skills, in turn, enable the young girls of Light of Hope to embrace a future of self-sufficiency.

Refuge, Restoration, and Redirection: This is the Light of Hope”

We had the honor of coordinating and designing last year’s annual gala. This year, we have the honor to also MC the event! We’re ONE short week away from 15th annual The Light of Hope Gala! This year’s gala will be hosted on Saturday, March 11th from 5:30 PM-11:00 PM at Minneapolis Marriott Southwest.

We would be honored to have your support and presence for this year’s event. You can purchase your ticket here: https://lightofhopekenya.salsalabs.org/gala2017/index.html

Be sure to like Light of Hope Kenya on Facebook for more updates!

 

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Here are a few images from last year’s gala!

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Coordination & Design: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Photos: Kelly Birch Photography | Photo Booth: Birch Booth | Floral: La Petite Fleur | Stationary: A Milestone Paper Co. | Venue & Catering: Golden Valley Country Club | Desserts: Cocoa & Fig; Drooling Moose | Band: PowerTap | Chargers: Distinctive Catering