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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 1 (Rehearsal)

With so much focus on the wedding day, it can be pretty easy to forget about other events during the engagement, like the rehearsal! We loved Andrea + Pete’s pre-wedding celebration at Big Top Chautauqua, a non-profit performing arts tent theater overlooking Lake Superior. The couple and their guests are from Utah, so traveling to Minnesota was the perfect getaway for their wedding weekend!

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The couple graciously provided their guests with dinner and drink tickets so they could enjoy some casual fare and ice-cold beer while waiting for the featured band, “Home Free”, to perform. The bride + groom mingled among the guests and had many awesome photo opportunities with friends and loved ones. We especially love the face cut-out boards they used to capture many funny moments! The overall atmosphere was very laid-back and fun, which is perfect for a rehearsal setting.

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The evening was full of good food, great music, and wonderful people. While hosting this type of event is certainly not required, it’s a great opportunity for your guests to get to know each other, especially if many of them are from out of town. The key is to focus more on family and friends, and less on the details and decorations. Here are a few tips to create your own amazing (and stress-free) pre-wedding celebration for your guests!

Tip #1: Pick your date, time and location.
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The first step in planning your welcome event is to decide when and where you are going to have it! Couples most often choose to have it the night before the wedding, but it all depends on when the majority of out-of-town guests will be arriving. A great idea is to have a welcome event after your rehearsal dinner, at a nearby bar, restaurant, park or other venue. When selecting a location, be sure to choose a venue that is big enough for your guests, has both seating and standing room, and some in-house decor to work with so you don’t have to bring all of it in on your own. Keep in mind that the atmosphere should be pretty laid-back, so make sure the timeline is relatively simple so guests can come and go as they please.

Tip #2: Choose your guest list.
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Although there is no official rule of whom to invite to the welcome event, we recommend including all of your guests to celebrate with you. It gives the out-of town guests a chance to feel more “at home”, and it gives the local guests a chance to meet the out-of-towners, which results in a more intimate and friendly celebration on the day of the wedding! If inviting your entire guest list is out of budget, then we recommend sticking to out-of-town guests only, so the local guests don’t feel left out. When it comes to spreading the word about your pre-wedding celebration, we suggest including a separate card in your invitations, or adding something to your wedding website.

Tip #3: Serve light bites. 

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Do you like Andrea + Pete’s idea for a rehearsal celebration? Please share your thoughts with us in a comment below!
Photography: Green Door Photography | Venue: Big Top Chautauqua

Rosetree Wedding | Betz + Andrew

We are in love with the whimsical elegance and personal touches of Betz & Andrew’s wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Betz’s stunning vintage dress has been passed down by several generations in her family. The Nicollet Island Inn served as the perfect backdrop for the getting ready space, where the bride and her ladies got beautified with soft, romantic hair and makeup. The classic, vintage look paired with a touch of sparkle in the accessories is just so lovely!

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The gents keep things fresh and fun with light grey suits, floral ties, and the groom is even sporting bright pink socks! This is such a great look for spring and summer weddings!

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Betz & Andrew exchanged a heartfelt first look on the veranda at Nicollet Island Pavilion, which overlooks the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis. We love Andrew’s expression when he sees Betz for the first time – so sweet! The bridal party then explored the grounds with Brandon Werth Photography for some amazing photo opportunities. The mismatched neutral bridesmaids dresses paired with bright florals from Spruce Flowers and Home is SO gorgeous for an outdoor wedding. This location is definitely a springtime bride’s dream!

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Betz & Andrew’s riverfront ceremony at Nicollet Island Pavilion was simply enchanting. Betz’s father crafted the ceremony arbor as a symbol of his love and excitement for the two of them to be married. The lush trees and greenery makes it hard to believe that we are right on the edge of downtown Minneapolis! The ceremony was sentimental, sweet and full of joy.

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The wedding reception was full of great food, fun and dancing! Betz displayed family photos in an old wooden hutch that showed the history of her bridal gown being worn by her grandmother, mother, aunts and other family members. The menu, catered by Mintahoe Catering & Events, featured delicious entrees including Chicken Roulade, Alaskan Halibut and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Dessert was a classic buttercream tiered cake accented with pops of bright coral flowers!

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Thank you so much to Brandon Werth Photography for sharing your amazing photos with us, as well as to all of the other vendors who made Betz & Andrew’s day so magical!! Get a glimpse into Betz & Andrew’s unique and adorable ceremony below!

 

What did you think of this wedding? We encourage you to share your thoughts with us!

 

Photography: Brandon Werth Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion | Hotel & Rehearsal Location: The Depot Renaissance Hotel | Getting Ready Space: Nicollet Island Inn | Floral: Spruce Flowers and Home | DJ: Adagio DJ | Catering & Bar: Mintahoe Catering & Events | Videography: A. B. Rich Films | Hair: Beauty Room | Makeup: Makeup Savvy Onsite | Ceremony Music: Cavelle Chamber Ensembles | Transportation: Eclipse

MN Wedding Planner | A Guide to Thanksgiving Day Festivites

Hello Loves,

With snow not yet layering our blistery Minnesota streets, the aroma of pumpkin spice still lingers in the air. The flavor fills our coffee mugs and homes with warm candle light.  At the same time, Christmas decorations seem to be showing up earlier and earlier each year. In the midst of the ornaments and warm spice fragrance, Thanksgiving gives us a few short days to remind us that life is not about the hustle and bustle of each day. It’s about being thankful for the moments we’ve been given. Those sacred moments of a sweet kisses from your significant other, the “I love you” spoken from your little ones or unspoken affections shown from a furry friend. These are just some of the many reasons why we come together for Thanksgiving.

We love celebrating the holidays with our friends and family but know it can also become a time of frustration planning the right menu, the perfect tablescape and keeping the party fun and interesting. We want our newlyweds to have one to remember fondly, not one filled with pressure to have everything just perfect. We want it to be inviting and memorable for you and your guests. The phrase “easier said than done” pops to mind, but we have some of the hard work taken care of for you, so sit back and relax. Keep the cider flowing and the conversation full of laughter.

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Take a look at our impromptu Thanksgiving dinner for six of your family and friends, together with mouthwatering foods and stunning décor. All done without breaking your bank. Here are some simple ideas for food, food presentation and decor. We went shopping at Aldi and Whole Foods for our menu. They both have great value on seasonal foods, so we shopped around in order to get the best value for quality food.

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Elishia Robson, owner of Lakeside Floral created us some cost efficient floral arrangements to brighten up our tablescape. The table runner is with magnolia leaves to save on cost and creates a very full look to the table. By adding the low floral arrangements, we are able to add pops of color that accented the beautifully patterned napkins.

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Décor was both purchased and rented from World Market and Rudy’s Refined Rentals. As a newlywed, it is that time for purchasing some traditional pieces that you will keep for a lifetime and pass down through generations. World Market has a unique variety of décor and by renting you can cut the cost of big ticket items. Rudy’s table and chairs offered additional seating and space for the entire family to gather together. If not wanting to spend any money on decor, look around your house for fun ways to incorporate what you already have or received as a wedding gift.

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As we enjoy Thanksgiving with our familes, we hope you have somewhere warm to celebrate with your family and friends too. Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours.

Our Menu

Appetizers:

Assorted Cheese (Brie cheese, Rolled goat log, cranberry white cheddar cheese, cheddar cheese ball, Vermont cheddar), fruit  (honey crisp apples, red grapes, picked beats, yellow tomatoes, pomegranate) & cracker (bagel chips, wheat crackers, pretzel slims) platter

Drinks:

Apple Cider Sangria (honey crisp apples, pears, apple cider, pinot grigio, brandy, club soda) Recipe found here

Sparling Cider with fresh cranberries

Entrée & Sides:

6 Cornish Game Hens Recipe found here

Wild rice avocado salad Similar recipe found here

Asparagus garnished with dried cranberries and crushed pecans Similar recipe found here

Dessert:

Assorted Baklava

Ferrero Rocher chocolates

Chocolate dusted truffles

Jordan almonds

Photography: Jaimee Morse Photography | Floral: Lakeside Floral | Rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals | Food: Aldi | Decor: World Market

MN Wedding Planner | Getting the Dish with Caterers

Hello Loves,

Wedding planning and wedding day anticipation is in full swing and soon engagement season will be upon us. Often, the reception is the pinnacle of the celebration, with details and activities that reflect the bride and groom. Catering is one of the highlights of the reception, and also tends to be the priciest portion, so it requires a lot of thoughtful decision making, much more than merely selecting between the Pork and the Walleye.

In order to ensure your dining experience will be the perfect compliment to a delicious day, we have reached out to a few professionals: friends from three spectacular Minnesota-based catering companies, to get the inside scoop on catering for those couples ready to conquer the menu and wedding professionals looking to sail smoothly through the reception with the catering staff. On the hot plate we have:

Julie Teran – Sales Consultant at Mintahoe Catering

Rolando Diaz – Chef at Marna’s Catering

Geri Wolf – Event Planner and Designer at W&W Catering
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If you could give couples one tip about wedding catering, what would it be? 

JT: “Ask for recommendations; a lot of times brides will ask for something really specific, rather than a similar, less expensive item.”

RD: “Narrowing down a budget is the first priority and it saves a lot of time. Know your budget, have an idea of a menu you want, and be sure to share your budget with the caterer.”

GW: “Be open with your caterer about your budget. A lot of people are protective about what they have to spend, and are afraid of being taken advantage of. Most caterers have a lot of options working into your budget but we need to know what it is you want to achieve.”

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What recommendations do you have for choosing the perfect caterer? 

JT: “I would first check social media references; anyone can put out a great website and have gorgeous menus. Look at referrals (The Knot, Wedding Wire, etc.) where you have references from real brides. Don’t be afraid to ask for more references. I am always happy to share names of brides as references for out of town clients.”

RD: “First things first, read reviews. Compare caterers and look at food style, food quality, where the caterer shops, etc. Is the food organic or local? Have there been complaints? Find out the answers to the little questions, because the little things really effect the event in the end.”

GW: “Make sure the style of the food matches the style of the wedding. Also know what your priorities are. Make sure whoever your caterer is, understands what you are trying to say through the menu. The caterer must understand all of the different elements of a wedding since weddings are so different from other events in regards to timing and set-up. Keep open communication.”

 

What tips do you have for selecting the perfect menu? 

JT: “Personalize it so you are eating what you want to eat for dinner; this is your day, no one is going to moon because you’re making them eat salmon. The food is a reflection on the couple, you want people to feel like they are in your home, your space, enjoying a meal with you.”

RD: “Know your style and budget, and find someone who can create the perfect menu based on those things. Our company is the only company in MN offering Costa Rican food with a Latin flair.”

GW: “Selecting the perfect menu is making sure what you’re offering is balanced; not a lot of repetition but yet making sure everything compliments throughout the menu. That can often be confusing so asking a lot of questions about the menu and experience is important. Menu offerings vary depending on style (plated, food stations, etc.). Take into consideration what the caterer has available at your venue. If all they have is a closet to work in, plating the food isn’t realistic which will impact the menu.

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Photography by:  Photos 1: Austin Images | Photo 2 & 3: Judd Sather Photography | Photo 4: Matt Lien Photography

 

If you could give wedding planners one tip about catering, what would it be? 

JT: “If I know the planner I’m working with and understand her personality, I will be able to better serve her guests, and vice versa. It’s all about building relationships.”

RD: “Timing is crucial in catering. 6pm dinner is a 6pm dinner. Be sure to inform the kitchen if you are running late, because 15 minutes could ruin the quality of the food.”

GW: “Ask us (catering staff) a lot of questions. We find planners do not ask us enough questions about the menu, our processes, why we may have feedback on the timeline, etc.”

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What advice do you have for wedding planners to ensure smooth sailing with catering staff on wedding day? 

JT: “Read your paperwork, that’s the biggest thing. Let us (catering staff) see the planner’s paperwork so we can be in line. You should be able to see the caterer’s paperwork so you know exactly what they are bringing and expecting to do, as well.”

RD: “Know where things go, and keep communication clear. When we are catering a wedding, we have a plan; when something comes up not in the plan it throws off the timing. Having details ready to go really helps caterers.”

GW: “Putting an event together takes cooperation of all parties involved. Every caterer operates differently; a planner can’t apply the same rule to everybody. Keep communication open, know when to push back and when to defer to the caterer.”

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I hope this advice has encouraged you to approach catering with more confidence and clarity, whether you are a Wedding Planner with a detailed agenda, a fiancé with a passion for food, or a wedding enthusiast taking notes for when that special day comes.

To all of you reading, happy catering and BON APPÉTIT!

MN Wedding Planner | Surpise Beach Elopement

Surprise elopement inspiration shoot with gorgeous pink peonies, vintage yellow truck and a real vow renewal performed…..um, YES!!! With summer here, we just had to share with you this gorgeous shoot we did with one of the most adorable couples we know, Kelly & Pat! While it looked picturesque, we waited over an hour or two for the rain to pass as we tried to set up the beach for the shoot. {typical Minnesota weather} As the skies began to clear, our sweet couple sauntered out for their moment to shine. Not shy of the camera, these two were simply adorable. The flowers were SO amazingly gorgeous and bright that we all felt we had traveled to somewhere tropical and perfect for summer time. You can read more about the inspirational side of the elopement shoot on the Wedding Chicks.

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During the planning of this shoot, Kelly & Pat asked if they could renew their vows. Since we had a bonafide pastor already scheduled for the shoot, we agreed immediately. (What can we say, we are both hopeless romantics) Peace came over the lake as Kelly and Pat repeated their hand written vows to each other. Not one of the guests (vendors & friends) had a dry as we watched these two express their love for eachother.

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Elopement Inspiration Shoot_Vow Renewal_0059Photography by: Whitney Furst Photography | Stationery: Erin Ries Creativity | Flowers: Ashley Fox Designs | Cake: Ganache Truffles | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry | Dress shop, Jewelry & Veil or Hair Accessories: Che Bella Boutique | Groom’s attire: Savvi Formal Ware | Prop/furniture rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals & Linen Effects | Officiant: Pastor Jay Neu | Beauty/tan: The Glow Lounge | Dress designer: Occasions, Jim Hjelm, & Blush

 

MN Wedding Planner | A Day In Provence Floral | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

Rain has been evident here in Minnesota and all over the country and when April & May showers rain down, June’s flowers are bright, giddy and strong. With the talk of beautiful flowers, we are excited to bring you Tara, from A Day in Provence. We had the pleasure of working with Tara on a gorgeous style shoot/surprise proposal.  She has an eye for all things floral and has yet to let us down with her charming ways about her and her floral styling.

 

Tell us a little bit about you and your business.
A Day in Provence is a floral & styling boutique continuously inspired by all things floral and french, vintage and beautiful.  I love doing what I do each day & feel really grateful to have my own business in such a fun loving, creative urban area.

Having a creative team to work with & an incredibly supportive team at home makes our day to day details a bit easier.  My husband and I have two daughters who brighten our world & an Airedale Terrier named Finnegan.
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How did you begin your journey towards being a Florist?
The journey began years ago when my husband and I left our corporate careers & moved to Europe for nearly a year.  I was in search of a new adventure, never dreaming I’d someday have a business of my own.  I dabbled in flowers while living in Paris – stopping at flower shops of every kind & designing back at our apartment in the 6th arrondissement.

And a trip to Provence during that timeframe was oh so inspiring.  The delightful food, pottery, fresh lavender & cobblestone streets…the focus on beauty in everyday life was a little something we wanted to bring back home with us.  We moved back home to Minnesota months after & I started A Day in Provence one year later.

What is your favorite thing about being in your line of business?
 I love the variety.  Each wedding & event is treated like a brand new project for us.  We never create the same thing twice.  I also love the creative design aspects – the inspiration boards, the floral & ribbon selections, styling, and designing the floral pieces.

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What is one thing you don’t forget to tell your clients?
“You can relax now.  We’ll take good care of you.”

If you weren’t in the Floral industry, what would you like to do?
Ooh, this is tough, as I love this creative event industry.  I’d maybe be a travel blogger or photographer documenting highlights of travels from around the world as my suitcase is always packed and ready to go!

Or, I always thought there would be such good energy working on a beautiful college campus…with students eager to learn & ready to take on the world.  I could see myself working with students prepping to study abroad – such a life changing experience for me & is what officially started both my love for travel & never ending love for Europe!

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How many weddings do you take on each year? And, how far in advance should clients book with you for their wedding?
We generally take on just under 30 weddings annually with peak season occurring from May – October.  We have wedding clients booking with us anywhere from 6-12 months out.

If you could make an arrangement for someone famous, who would that be?
Well, one of our floral career highlights was meeting & designing for the beautifully talented Julie Andrews in Saint Paul a few years ago.  I’m not sure I can top that one (and she would have been high on my list to begin with, et voilà!).  I mean, how lucky can a girl get? Read about her Julie Andrews Meeting.

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Photography: Whitney Furst Photography

MN Wedding Planner | a&bè bridal shop | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

Today is a perfect day for a trip downtown to the chic bridal store, a&bè; but if you can’t go there in person, fret not, we’ll take you there by way of virtual transit. Not only is this store filled with all kinds of unique, delicate and swoon-worthy bridal dresses but you are surrounded by all different kinds of lovelies: bridal gowns, jewelry, accessories and of course the a&bè bridal team. The passion to serve their clients is quite evident the moment you step into their shop and have we said how much FUN they are?!?!?!  Jordan Krause, the MN a&bè store manager,  tells us like it is!

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Tell us a little bit about you and your business.

First and foremost, a&bé supports the up & coming, the indie, the creative bridal designers and connects them to brides. Secondly, a&bé gives brides access to something different: we have a little bit of the bohemian, the casual, the vintage, the separates, the alternative & the romantic.

How did you begin your journey towards a&bé?

a&bé bridal shop is a new boutique created to support the creative surge happening in weddings across the nation. a&bé is an easy, no-fuss experience for brides who want a more laid back approach to their wedding dress shopping.

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How early should clients purchase their dress?

Generally, at least 7-9 months in advance! The gowns can range in the length of production time and then clients should factor in additional time for alterations. Plus, so many decisions hinge on the gown choice so until the dress is selected many other decisions are put on hold.

What are some of the great designers that you carry?

I love all of our designers and what’s cool is that we are bringing so many of them to Minnesota for the first time! These include: Truvelle, Anna Campbell, Sarah Seven, Katie May, Claire La Faye, Elizabeth Dye, and Rue De Seine!

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What is one thing you don’t forget to tell your clients?

Thank you! We truly appreciate every single one of our brides! We feel really honored to be invited to be a part of their wedding experience.

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What is your favorite thing about being in your line of business?

There are so many things that I love about this business, but it probably comes down to the people. I get to work with the most awesome people every day. And these people include our brides, our designers, and our team – all passionate, caring, and creative women.

What makes a&bè stand out?

It’s our combination of designers, the aesthetic of our space, and our fun, friendly experience!

If you could fit someone famous for a dress, who would that be?

Zooey Deschanel! I love her quirky style!

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Photography: Whitney Furst Photography

MN Wedding Planner | Brunch Wedding at Theodore Wirth Chalet

Hello loves,

As the snow melts in Minnesota, the signs of spring are budding all around and the longing of warm summer days are just within reach. The Theodore Wirth Park Chalet in Minneapolis was the perfect backdrop for an adorable couple and a non-traditional brunch time wedding. The bride walked down the aisle in a timeless dress and showcased a custom designed handmade wedding ring by her dad, owner of Artelle Designs. On her wedding day, her parents also surprised the bride with a gorgeous art deco inspired bracelet that was made with her dad’s loving hands. Matt and Dani picked their favorite breakfast foods to have for their first meal. (Who doesn’t love donuts at weddings!) And instead of a traditional cake, St. Paul’s favorite ice cream, Izzy’s, was served with delectable goodies. As guests licked their ice cream before it melted, this sweet couple danced the first dance with only each other in sight. Their love is clearly evident and their families and friends had the best time celebrating them!

“This is love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” ~ Carrie Bradshaw

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Photography & Videography: The Wildernesses | Ceremony & reception: Theodore Wirth Park Chalet | Officiant: Mickey Greenberg | Hair & Makeup: Jessica Alosaimi of Hair District | Floral: Luna Vinca | Bakery/Sweets: Salty Tart & Izzy’s Ice Cream | DJ: Instant Request | Caterer/Bar: Prom Catering | Hotel: Marriott Downtown City Center