Category: Inspiration

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

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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!

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.
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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

Rosetree Wedding | Sally + Andrew

Now that the weather is starting to get chillier, we are dreaming of Sally + Andrew’s Hawaii-inspired wedding day at Sally’s family cabin in Emily, MN. Sally + Andrew were both born and raised in the Midwest, but decided to make a life-changing move to Maui, Hawaii in 2010 and have loved every second of it! Although they came back to Minnesota to get married, they knew they wanted to incorporate a few tropical touches into their wedding day. We love the clean colors of white and navy combined with their hints of Hawaiian flair. Sally + Andrew, congratulations once again, and we hope you are enjoying married life in Hawaii!

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From Sally (the beautiful bride):

We met and began dating in 2006 at the University of Kansas. We were both born and raised in the Midwest, so after college graduation we decided to make a big change and try our luck at moving to Maui, Hawaii. We have been living in Maui since 2010 and have loved every second! Andy works at Kapalua Golf, and it was only fitting that he proposed on the most iconic Hole #5 of the Kapalua Bay Course on the Pacific Ocean at sunset.

We decided the place that was most special to both of us was my family cabin in northern Minnesota. We wanted the look to be crisp, clean, and with a touch of Hawaiian influence. We chose navy and white as our colors with beautiful white orchids and lush tropical greenery. Our Minnesota friends and family worked hard all summer getting the property perfect for our wedding day.

Planning a northern Minnesota wedding from the middle of the Pacific seemed like a daunting task, so I hired Rosetree Weddings & Events as our wedding planner and day-of coordinator. Rosetree helped provide recommendations of vendors, helped coordinate decor and rentals, and helped keep me on a timeline of what needed to be done.

I loved our ceremony. We wrote the entire thing ourselves after reading many ceremonies online. We had our family friend, Pete, marry us and it was a great blend of traditional vows, humor, fun music, and we even did a Hawaiian Lei exchange. We incorporated a few Hawaiian songs we love, “Honey Baby” by Three Plus, and had our friend, Joe, play “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele. The reception music was incredible. Our group loves to dance, and I don’t think we sat down once!

 

 

Venue: Waldon Family Cabin | Photography: Meg Cooper Photography | Planning + Design: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Floral: Bloom Designs | Rentals: Apres Party & Tent Rental | Catering: Prairie Bay Grill & Catering | Hair & Makeup: Studio Posh | DJ: DJ Michael Grey | Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Transportation: Reichert Bus Service | Port-a-Potty’s: Fyle’s Portables

Rosetree Wedding | Gina + Scott

Gina + Scott were married on a perfect July day at the gorgeous Camrose Hill Flower Farm in Stillwater, MN. The lush greenery and floral was in full bloom, creating an atmosphere that was nothing short of magical! As we all know, Minnesota summers can be very hot and muggy, but that didn’t stop this couple from having a STUNNING outdoor ceremony, complete with white umbrellas for guests and an enormous eucalyptus garland as the ceremony backdrop. One thing Gina wanted most for her wedding was lots and lots of greenery – and it was everywhere, loves! We had greenery draped all over the place, hanging above the head table, as runners along the farm tables, adorning the Bride & Groom’s chairs at the head table, surrounding the wedding cake from Wuollet Bakery…seriously, it looked like a fairy tale! We added plenty of white pillar candles and crystals to complete the whimsical tone of the evening. Gina + Scott, we are honored to have been a part of your enchanting wedding day, and we hope you are enjoying your lives together as husband and wife and continued success in your lovely storefront Velvet Moon and Dog Threads!!

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From Gina (the beautiful bride):
“If you want to take the pressure off of wondering if everything will go as planned and just enjoy your day, I would strongly suggest hiring Rosetree to plan your wedding. The money we spent on our venue and wedding planner was the best money we spent – well worth every penny. I love the photos as well and think everyone did a wonderful job making the day as magical as it was. It couldn’t have been more perfect for us.”
What did you think of Gina + Scott’s magical garden wedding? Share your thoughts with us in a comment below!

 

Venue + Floral: Camrose Hill Flower Farm | Photography: Canary Grey Photography | Rentals: Ultimate Events | Entertainment: Joel Shapira; Adagio Djay Entertainment | Catering: Lake Elmo Inn | Desserts: Wuollet Bakery | Hair: Mel from Evolution Salon | Makeup: Tina Beaupre | Transportation: Stillwater Trolley

Rosetree Wedding | Shari + Andrew

Shari + Andrew’s wedding was so adorable! Held at the contemporary Minneapolis Central Library, their wedding day was full of sweet emotions and simplistic touches. One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the groom’s wooden bow tie! Paired with a denim undershirt and a succulent boutonniere, Andrew’s attire was both casual and incredibly stylish. Their wedding included gorgeous florals from Ashley Fox Designs, delicious sweets from Mon Petit Cheri, and live bluegrass music from Sawtooth Brothers, resulting in a very personalized wedding day that we will forever cherish. Congratulations Shari + Andrew, we loved working with you on your wedding plans!

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Venue: Minneapolis Central Library | Photography: Matt Lien Photography | Floral: Ashley Fox Designs | Decor Rentals: The Vintage Type | Ceremony Backdrop + Lighting: Avant Decor | Entertainment: Sawtooth Brothers Music | Catering: Mintahoe Catering & Events | Desserts: Mon Petit Cheri

 

Rosetree Wedding | Mona + Lorzone

Hello Loves! We are SO excited to share Mona + Lorzone’s special day with you. This wedding was too unique for words!! Inspired by music festivals, the bride and groom wanted to incorporate a celebratory ambiance that was outdoorsy, open and fun for their guests. Because of their eclectic style, they didn’t have a specific theme or color scheme planned, but instead they focused on making sure their guests felt important and loved. “We wanted them to feel like they were coming to a party, not our wedding,” Mona said to Style Me Pretty (did you know we were featured on SMP!? Read the full post here)! Their outdoor ceremony was held at the gorgeous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, followed by a reception at one of the most unique venues we’ve had the pleasure of working at: Uppercut Boxing Gym (yes, really)!

Mona + Lorzone, we couldn’t have been more thrilled to work with you on your wedding plans. Your day was so unique and special, just like the people that you are, and we hope that you are enjoying your married life together! xo

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From Mona (the BEAUTIFUL bride):

Our tastes in music, fashion, and lifestyle can be really eclectic so it was really hard trying to channel just one theme or style. We basically pulled our inspiration from everything we loved and because we didn’t have a certain theme or color scheme we were following, I wasn’t sure how everything was going to piece together. It really didn’t matter though. Ultimately, we wanted our wedding to reflect who we were and how important each of our attendees were to us (wedding party included!). We wanted them to feel like it was as much a part of their day as it was ours and focus on how their support for us really helped make our long distance relationship persevere.

We both love attending music festivals and were really inspired by them for our wedding. More so on ambiance than style elements. We wanted to bring that kind of outdoorsy, open, fun, and unified atmosphere we’ve experienced from the festivals by creating a celebratory vibe for our guests. We wanted them to feel like they were coming to their party, not our wedding. For this, we knew our main focus was going to be the venues, everything else would be secondary.

For our ceremony site, we went with the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The greenery and the maze-like hedges gave us kind of a cool Alice in Wonderland feel, which we loved. The greenhouse also provided for a beautiful backdrop for our photos. For our reception venue, we wanted something with an open feel; something that didn’t feel too formal but had a unique style on its own and could really stand out devoid decorations. In addition to that, we needed a space large enough to accommodate 450-500 guests!

We had visited a few locations prior to the Uppercut Boxing Gym, and had a few more scheduled to view, but knew immediately that we would hold our reception there as soon as we walked in. The Boxing Gym is just such a cool space; and large! The exposed beams, the warehouse front, and graffitied courtyard really made it hard to pass. The venue is a statement on its own so we the rest of our décor followed quite nicely.

As much as our focus was on our guests and those around us, the times we had on our own, whether it was for photos or video shots, were still really special. Our first dance, actually, was quite nostalgic. It reminded me so much of the night we first met 8 years ago (9 years now)! We shared a dance the first night we met and just like our first wedding dance, everyone around us just kind of disappeared. For a short moment, it was just again, alone in the world. Moments like that are always so powerful and such a great testament to our faith.

All in all, the moments we shared with friends and family who traveled distances to celebrate with us; the smiles that were captured; knowing how hard our vendors worked and then seeing them out on the dance floor with everyone; the food; the love; the speeches; the perfect weather; the rip in my dress; the mishaps; and the 450 bodies that came in and out were all favorite moments that Lorzone and I will cherish forever. We will always live this night through and through with our video that Chris from Sky Focus Films captured so perfectly.

 

What are your thoughts about Mona + Lorzone’s eclectic and bohemian wedding? Please share in a comment below!

 

Photography: Tandem Tree Photography | Cinematography: Sky Focus Films | Cake + Decor: Nicole Thao | Ceremony Venue: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | Reception Venue: Uppercut Boxing Gym | Catering: Bonxai Catering | DJ: Christopher Lee

 

Rosetree Wedding | Andrea + Pete | Part 2 (Wedding)

We had so much fun helping Andrea & Pete with their wedding plans! The couple is from Utah, and they chose to have an outdoor destination wedding at Pinehurst Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We love their simple yet whimsical style, which really came through in their flowers and personal decor! The bride loves organic wildflowers that grow along the side of the road, so we used that as inspiration for the bouquet and centerpieces. They also loved ribbons in the trees, so we incorporated that into their ceremony decor for a fun and unique touch. Andrea was such a laid-back bride, we loved helping her vision out for all guests to see.

Pinehurst Inn

Wedding Dress with crystal belt

organic floral arrangement

Wedding Boutonnieres

Blush & Mauve Bridesmaids Dresses

Wedding Sandals

Bride reflection | Braided wedding hair

Groomsman Shoes

Plaid tie

Shots and Wedding Selfies

First Look

First Look and High Fives

Holding Hands

Pink peony wedding bouquet | Grooms boutonniere

Pink peony wedding bouquets

Pink peony bridal bouquets

Wedding Party

Maid of Honor

Bride in field of flowersWedding Arrows

Walking down the Aisle

Wedding Kiss

Ceremony Ribbons

Bridal Hair and Bridal earings

Crystal BeltWhite peonies & aisle garland

Wedding guest book

Pink and Coral Peonies

Organic floral arrangements and jams

Mason Jar favors

Hanging Book Decor

Hanging Book Decor

Bar Sign

Wedding desserts

Dessert Buffet

wedding cupcakes

wedding cupcakes

Field of flowers

What do you think of Andrea & Pete’s laid-back outdoor wedding? Share your thoughts in a comment below!

VENDORS
Photography: Green Door Photography | Venue: Pinehurst Inn | Floral: Saffron & Grey Couture Floral Design | Rentals: Superior Rentals, True North Tent & Party Rental, Rustic Elegance Weddings & Events | Catering: Good Thyme | Cupcakes: Kate Kasinski (friend) | Entertainment: Feeding Leroy BandEMI Audio | Hair & Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios, LLC