Month: May 2017

Rosetree Weddings | Emily & Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Wedding

It’s throw back time! Almost exactly one year ago, Emily & Paul held their wedding day at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory- a truly unique venue in St. Paul.

The couple selected a bold, dramatic color combination of red & black, with touches of white.  Her bridesmaids wore either short red cocktail style one shoulder dresses or a bold floral print full-length dress. The combination was striking! Emily’s dress was a stunning drop-waist lace and tulle low-back gown that looked so beautiful on her. She paired it with a cascading bouquet of red orchids, white peonies, and assorted lilies.

The duo’s ceremony was in the Sunken Garden (inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory)- a really spectacular, picturesque space ideal for the nature lover that wants an intimate option.

Following Emily & Paul’s intimate ceremony, was their reception at the Bullard Rainforest Auditorium. Which provides spectacular views of the Como Zoo grounds and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory tower gardens. It also has an adjoining terrace great for soaking in the sweeping views of the gorgeous grounds.

In addition to the ceremony guests, the reception was also attended by an adorable penguin (unexpected & much welcomed perk of getting married at a zoo)!

Decor was simple black and white, with the focus on laid-back fun and the venue’s naturally beautiful view.

It was a wonderful celebration and we’re thrilled for the couple!

 

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory | Photographer: Eric Vest Photography| Hair: Hair Police| Bridal Makeup: Bridget O’Donnell | Bridesmaids Makeup: Nan Fletcher| Florist: Debbie Turner Flowers| Wedding Coordination:  Rosetree Weddings & Events | Transportation: Total Transportation Corporation | DJ:  Beautiful Day DJs | Photo Booth: Photo Booth Creations|Exclusive Catering: Lancer Catering| Cake: Buttercream | Invitations: Minted | Dress: Bridal Accents Couture (Watters) | Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Bride and groom with horse at Red Barn Farm Wedding

Rosetree Weddings | Sam & Joe’s Red Barn Farm Jewish Wedding

Sam & Joe hosted a lovely Jewish wedding at Red Barn Farm in Northfield. The day was full of thoughtful, quirky details and a subtle vintage theme. With a beautiful soft mint and blush color palette, it was a great summer wedding combination.

The couple’s birchwood Chuppah wasn’t just decorated with lush florals and beautiful sheer fabric. But also of photos of those that couldn’t be with them on the wedding day- including their feline fur baby.

The ceremony included traditional Jewish elements- the Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) & the breaking of the glass (always so fun to watch).

The newlyweds enjoyed a portion of the cocktail hour with guests since they opted for a first look and family photos prior to the ceremony.

All of the florals were absolutely gorgeous. Large garden-style bouquets were made with copious greenery and lush white + blush blooms. They looked so lovely with the soft mint bridesmaids dresses and Sam’s lace gown (with a blush underlay).

For the reception, tables were decorated with bud vases overflowing with greenery and single stems. Each place setting had a uniquely patterned vintage plate- which tied in not just color, but theme (since Red Barn Farm actually touts itself as a vintage inspired venue).

The head table was adorned with a lovely ivory sequin lace linen and had a beautiful floral & greenery garland backdrop.

Sam & Joe are just a touch quirky (and adorable), so the first dance mash-up of Etta James and Walk the Moon was perfect for them.

Their menu was delicious! For cocktail hour, guests were served brick oven baked baguettes with two spreads (Basil pesto; brick oven roasted marinara) and Meatballs. For dinner, a buffet of Spring salad w/ crumbly goat cheese,  brick oven pizza with chicken breasts, roasted garden vegetables & Mediterranean orzo pasta.

We loved their adorable (and clever) jam jar favors and how they ended the night with late night munchies and s’mores (you can never go wrong with this combination)!

Sam & Joe were a great couple to work with and we had so much fun working with them! It was a blessing to welcome them to the Rosetree family and we can’t wait to see where life takes them!

 

 

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Venue: The Red Barn Farm | Photography: Bethany Catherine Photography | Planning: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Beauty: Emily J Hair + Makeup |Floral: Camrose Flower Farm|Rentals & Decor: Apres Party Rentals| Officiant: Judge Thomas Sipkins | Bar &Beverage: With A Twist | Cake & Desserts: Cake Walk Northfield | Entertainment (Music): Nora Events | Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors | Transportation: Lorenz Bus Service Inc. 

Rosetree Weddings | Dana & Christopher’s Day Block Event Center Wedding

Dana & Christopher’s fall wedding at Day Block Event Center is what we would call eclectic elegance.  It was a beautiful mix of traditional fall elements (mainly from the color combination), with a few rustic tie-ins and an industrial-style venue.

Day Block Event Center has gorgeous exposed brick, lots of natural light and high ceilings. It’s a great space that we love working with.

The color combination of the day was a lovely mix of peach, blush, burgundy and greenery.  It is SO pretty!

Dana’s bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in complimenting styled of a smokey blue, blush and burgundy.

Bouquets and centerpiece arrangements were crafted with lots of dinnerplate dahlias, stock, and a variety of roses. The floral installation for the ceremony was incredible! It had lush greenery garland with floral accents in the blush and burgundy tones. It was a stunning creation that defined the altar and acted as a statement piece.

They had quite a few personal details, but we have two favorites. The first was the adorable table names/numbers! Each table was actually named after a state or location that the couple had a personal connection to.  Small wood cutouts were positioned next to a card that told the guests what the significance of that location was. It was a great touch. It also tied in beautifully with the wood slabs that were beneath the centerpieces.

Our second favorite was the cake made of cheese! If you follow our blog, you know that this something that we love to see! It’s a great alternative & statement piece. And of course, it pairs beautifully with wine, fruit and other sweet treats.  The couple opted to also include cupcakes and a traditional cake with their overall menu.

Be sure to check out Marc’s blog too!

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Rosetree Weddings | Chankaska Winery Wedding, Brian & Lara

Brian & Lara’s rustic countryside wedding at the Chankaska Winery was lovely and love-filled! As for Fall Weddings, we couldn’t have asked for better- the weather was a dream come true!

The design for the day was inspired by the natural beauty of the winery -subtle rustic details, paired with a fall color scheme. Chankaska’s landscape is so beautiful already; it doesn’t take much to dress it up!

The florals included some of Fall’s best; corally-pink dahlias, huge sunflowers (the bride’s favorite), red hypericum berries, coral spray roses, eucalyptus greenery and a touch of burlap.

The ceremony, officiated by the bride’s brother,  was held outside, beneath a canopy of trees. The rustic arbor was flanked by large wine barrels and beautiful tall fall floral arrangements.

The tented reception kept guests protected from the elements, but they brought the outside in with the wood elements in the ceiling treatment and the centerpieces. The tree trunk discs at the base of each centerpiece anchored the design. Tables alternated between florals in rustic vases, wooden lanterns and glass vases filled with a variety of branches.

Guests (who all happened to be from out of town) were treated to a delicious meal and a nice, hearty dessert display. And each place setting included a Cliff bar as a favor- a favorite of the couple and just plain good!  Ladies also had a beautiful scarf at their chair, while the men had wine stoppers (tying into the theme, of course).

We love countryside weddings and are so grateful to have been part of Brian & Lara’s day! They were so sweet and wonderful to work with!

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue
Chankaska Winery. Minnesota Wedding Venue

Venue: Chankaska Winery | Planning/Coordination: Rosetree Weddings & Events  | Photography: Ginger Murray Hair & Makeup: Raydiance Salon, Mankato |Florals/Rentals: Parties & Weddings Plus| Catering:  Absolute Catering | Bakery:  Decadent Desserts | Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas