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Rosetree Weddings | St. Paul College Club, Alexia + Nathalia

When we first met Alexia & Nathalia, we resonated with their simple yet elegant vision and their laid-back personality! With no date or venue set, we helped them create the day of their dreams at the beautiful St. Paul College Club.

Alexia adores flowers, and both brides have a mutual love for the outdoors. Their gorgeous garden ceremony needed little decoration, other than the fun paper flowers created by Alexia’s mother. One of our favorite elements of the ceremony was when all of the guests sang “A Whole New World” in celebration of this new marriage.

Following the ceremony, guests mingled in the mansion for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. People especially loved the brides’ signature cocktails! The reception was full of love, laughter and smooth jazz music, which achieved the mellow ambiance that the brides were hoping for.

Alexia & Nat couldn’t have been more relaxed throughout the planning process, which made our job a breeze. It was such a pleasure to be a part of their special day and hope they are enjoying married life together!

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Planning: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Venue: St. Paul College Club | Florals: Kindred Blooms/Whimsy Design | Photography:  Electric Lime Photography | Stationery: Libby Anderson | Cake: Enticing Icing |  Photobooth:  Time Into Pixels | Favors:  Candyland | Entertainment:  Jason Price Music Services LLC | Attire: Calla Bridal &  Yachi Liang | Beauty:  Spa Beauty | Bar:  Thomas Liquor

 

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.

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

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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

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 | Sweet Springtime Styled Shoot

Spring is almost here, and we are totally in love with this sweet styled shoot! Inspired by a romantic elopement, the bride & groom celebrated their union with an intimate dinner with their closest friends. From the lovely color palette of soft pinks and purples, the stunning hanging birdcage, the adorable periwinkle party dress…this shoot is sure to leave you dreaming of a spring-time wedding!

 

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The Solar Arts Building by Chowgirls is a new venue in Northeast Minneapolis, and we were honored to have been the first to capture a styled shoot in their space. This kind of styled shoot could not have happened without everyone working together as a team, and we were so lucky to have had such a fantastic team of vendors who were not only crazy talented but also a whole lot of fun! We LOVED the vintage heart birdcage, vintage furniture and other fun props and details that were graciously provided to us by Sarah of On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals. The mixture of purple and pink hues with the antique furniture pieces is definitely a must-have look this season! In addition to photographing this amazing styled shoot, Christina of Electric Lime crafted the bride’s crystal beaded bracelets and chose the rest of the bridal accessories to complete the look. Molly from Studio Emme shared her many design talents with us, including dressing up the birdcage with a lush floral garland, the amazing bouquet and the custom invitations.

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We are obsessed with adding personal touches to our styled shoots, and this one was no exception. Yes, of course we are talking about our two furry friends! The papillon (aka the cutie with the big ears that stick up) is Vesper Lynd, Christina’s very own little girl. The cocker spaniel puppy, Mila, is Janea’s pride and joy!

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Thank you again to our amazing vendor team, we could not have done this without you!

 

What do you think of this styled shoot? Please share your comments below!

 

Photography:  Electric Lime Photo | Event Design & Planning:  Rosetree Events | Venue, Lite Bites, and Desserts:Solar Arts by Chowgirls | Florals, Event Design, Invite Design:Studio Emme | Vintage Rentals, Tables, Chairs:On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Signage and Place Cards:  Lovely Letters By Laura | Hair and Makeup:Rachael Notsch | Dress and Wrap:Flutter Bridal BoutiqueShoes:Nordstrom | Necklace:Target  | Earrings:Macy’s | Groom’s Tie:  Bows ‘n Ties | Water Glasses and Plates: Crate and Barrel | Invitation Printing:Paper Event

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