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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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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 | Rosetree Wedding at Millennium Gardens

Hello Loves,

To bring a little sunshine your way and to forget about these rainy days, we thought we would remember a glorious wedding day filled with the sun shining, warmth and of course LOVE. Kyle & Chayna were so fun, sweet and easy going. Plymouth Creek Center & Millennium Gardens in Plymouth, MN are considered perfect for weddings where nature is the backdrop and the view is breathtaking. We adore the bride’s “something blue” puma’s and the beautiful necklaces and clutches given to each one of her bridesmaids. The necklaces were a lovely touch to the coral dresses donned day of. If the floral outside was beautiful enough for the guest, when they walked into the venue they were in awe with the gorgeous centerpieces La Petite Fleur created for their wedding day.

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All Photography by: Britt Lynn Photography | Floral by: La Petite Fleur | Venue: Plymouth Creek Center & Millenium Gardens | Catering: Mintahoe Catering

Enjoy the sunshine and the green grass today and it will soon be here for us too. I’m thinking warm sunny thoughts and I think we’ll being enjoying those kinds of days soon…..


MN Wedding Planner | Jeannine Marie Photography | Vendor Spotlight

Hello Loves,

Photographers, talented ones, are a must have for every wedding or event! And we can’t help but be completely smitten with photographers especially when they are fun, filled with joy, and are never with out a friendly smile. This is who I found Jeannine Marie of Jeannine Marie Photography to be. Upon meeting her, I felt that we could have been friends for some time now dating back to childhood. So I, of course, wanted to know more about her, her company and why she does what she does. Her photographs are candid and capture those moments that we all wished we could have seen but missed because we’re focused on some other happenings. Hang out with us just a wee bit longer as Rosetree gets personal, well not too personal, with our friend, Jeannine (and check out some of her incredible photographs too).

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A. I LOVE weddings for so many reasons! Getting to witness couples commitment to each other in front of all their friends and family is something that is truly priceless. It is a day filled with so many beautiful moments and emotions. I am around people all day and I get to flex my creative muscles. The adrenaline starts the morning of the wedding and doesn’t wind down well past the time I am home.

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Q. What are you loving about the wedding industry right now?

A. Pinterest has taken weddings to a new level over the last couple years. I can follow clients boards and see their inspirations leading up to the wedding day. It provides tons of inspiration for over the top details.  I also believe Pinterest has given couples a more heightened awareness of gorgeous and visually stimulating photography providing greater value of a professional photographer.

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Q. What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

A. There are so many to choose from!! Unexpected moments are my favorite. But moments I can anticipate propel my excitement, for example: the deep breath a bride has once the dress is on, giddiness of a couple walking down the aisle and the hugs and tears that come from the first wedding party and family that make it back to the couple, oh and, the father-daughter dance leaves me misty eyed most nights.

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Q. What advice would you give brides?

A. Enjoy YOUR day. Whatever your concerns may be on your wedding day pass, them off to friends or family or BETTER YET, hire a wedding planner. In the months or years it took to plan this day it is over in the matter of a few hours. Don’t waste it with worry.

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Q. Give us a crazy fun fact about you?

A. I was once a paid fishing guide. Well kind of, I worked at a resort for seven years and each week I took the resort kids out on the lake for a couple hours. :)

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MN Wedding Planner | Date Night Out 2014 at Lowertown Event Center

Hello Loves,

We are so excited to share with you some features from Date Night Out 2014! We had a blast and hope everyone that came did too! We are so grateful for all the wonderful vendors who partnered with us in this year’s Date Night Out Event and to all those wonderful couples who braved the cold February night to meet us! So with that said……THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!

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Photography by: Whitney Furst Photography

Participating Vendors: A Milestone Paper Company; Anytime Travel; Blast Blow Dry Bar; Brian Glad; Ceremonies by Positively Charmed; Common Roots Catering; Complete Weddings + Events MinneapolisCrave Restaurant; Dance with Rachel; Girl Friday; The Glow Lounge; Ganache Desserts and Confections; Kimmy the Seamstress; Knit-n-Jules; Lowertown Event CenterM Studio Flower Affair; Nick Reitenour- Paintings, Portraits, Designs; Nora Events; POSH Couture; Pose Photo Booth; On Solid Grounds Vintage Rentals; Rudy’s Rustic Rentals; The Wildernesses; Whitney Furst Photography; Ultimate Events