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Camrose Hill Flower Farm Wedding by Emily Steffen

4 Jun

I’m over the moon for all the prettiness of this Camrose Hill Flower Farm
wedding from one of my favorite photographers, Emily Steffen.  Where should I start?  The bride’s uber gorgeous flowy and romantic Vera Wang wedding dress, the fabulous flowers with some of my favorites (anemones and ranunculus) and the gold glitter table numbers are just a few of the many, many highlights.  And the venues, the venues!  Both venues are so different yet each truly marvellous.  With its picturesque flowers and enchanting natural beauty, Camrose Hill sets a romantic dreamy tone for this lovely wedding.  Following the ceremony the vibe transitions from rustic romance to modern elegance as the celebration continues with a wedding reception at the Calhoun Beach Club.

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From the Photographer: They all stood in the little red cottage and watched…all 8 or so girls and her Mom. Mary’s silhouette against the soft white curtains was elegant. First the dress, then the shoes and jewelry….it was complete and she was ready! They all watched as she zipped up her dress and beamed with excitement for the day that was ahead. It didn’t matter that it had just started sprinkling rain outside. She looked at me with a HUGE smile and said “Can I go now? Can I go see Elliot?” The sheer energy of the day was led by Mary’s gorgeous smile and eagerness to marry the man of her dreams!

She walked outside with the umbrella in hand…..she saw him standing under a giant apple tree with his back turned. She walked up to him, gave him a tap on the shoulder and the moment just melted away! Today was the day. Today was the day that Elliot and Mary were to become Man and Wife, and you could tell by the smiles on their faces and the slight tears in their eyes that they were ready!

With the rain sprinkles gone for the day, they said their vows under the twinkling (and hot) sunlight with the beauty of the flower gardens nearby. Everyone’s joy was written all over their faces as they couldn’t imagine any two people more perfect for one another! The night went on as everyone transitioned from the organic flower gardens of Camrose Hill to the classy and stunning Calhoun Beach Club. The night was filled with hilarious and heart-felt toasts, a fabulous rendition of the St. Olaf fight song (wow!) and some dancing of a lifetime!

The day was elegant, classy, joyful and perfect. And the night finished with a celebration! Congratulations! MANY hugs to you both, it was an HONOR to be invited into your day!

Photography: Emily Steffen Photography | Ceremony Venue: Camrose Hill Flower Farm | Reception Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Wedding dress: Vera Wang from L’Atelier Couture Bridal | Jewelry: JCrew | Shoes: Vera Wang Lavendar | Hair and Makeup: A’la Mode | Floral Design: Camrose Hill Flowers | Caterer: D’Amico and Sons | Dessert: Dippin Dots | Invitations: Jaclyn Wainwright | Videographer: River’s Edge Wedding Cinema


Whimsical Modern Wedding by Karen Feder Photography

29 May

This whimsical modern wedding took place at Cafe and Bar Lurcat in Minneapolis.  How gorgeous is the detailing of this bride’s Demetrios fit and flare wedding dress?  I adore the yellow and gray color palette and sophisticated modern vibe of the urban venue.  The couple made their day especially memorable and unique by hiring a painter to create a piece of artwork during their reception to remember their special day.  What a creative idea!

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From the Photographer: It never intended to happen (well it really never does!).  Ryan was in his hum-drum of every day life at the office, when by chance he met Kelly.  She was kind-hearted and had many of the same interests as he did.  After a couple of months of passing by chance at the office, the two decided to go out for drinks and ended up talking for 4-5 hours.  A few days later Ryan called Kelly for their official first date.  Not too long after that, the couple planned a trip up to northern Minnesota to view the changing fall leaves.  A year later they decided to go on that same trip.  On the first night Ryan went out for “groceries” and decorated the bonfire pit at the resort, got a fire going and tried to calm his nerves while Kelly was unpacking in their room not knowing what was going to happen next!  When Ryan came back, he escorted her down to the pit and proposed!

Photography: Karen Feder Photography | Wedding Venue: Cafe and Bar Lurcat | Event Planner: mi mi design | Linens and Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental | Musicians: Calla String Quartet | DJ: Instant Request | Wedding Painter: Nicole Herzog of A Wedding Painter | Dress Store: Brides of France, Macy’s Bridal Salon | Dress Designer: Demetrios | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Hair Stylist: Mani Mela | Jewelry: Jared Galleria, Macy’s Bridal Salon | Transportation: Eclipse Global Transportation | Wedding Cake: Wuloette Bakery

Industrial Romance Inspiration Shoot by Zlata Modeen Photography

24 May

Where do you start when searching for inspiration for your wedding?  You can pull inspiration from objects around you that you adore.   This inspiration shoot by Zlata Modeen Photography is a great example of that concept.  The styler and coordinator of this photoshoot, Carly of Girl Friday, found inspiration in her favorite black and cream taper candles and The Vintage Type’s warehouse location.  All the elements from the unique umbrella chandelier to the pretty flowers in a soft color palette to the contrasting black and white details came together beautifully for this industrial romance wedding inspiration shoot.unique umbrella chandelier white pink yellow romantic wedding bouquet anemone rose gray black white yellow wedding invitation polka dot black white gray gold glam wedding attire black ruffle glam bridesmaid dresses personalized wedding chair sign ribbon bow green black white rustic wedding boutonniere industrial romance wedding inspiration shoot romantic industrial warehouse urban wedding creative umbrella chandelier wedding decor industrial modern umbrella chandelier modern vintage romantic wedding flowers decor pink yellow black white romantic wedding centerpiece anemone wedding bouquet centerpiece flowers vintage china black white wedding menu calligraphy vintage black white gold china elegant wedding menu calligraphy industrial romance wedding inspiration industrial romance wedding inspiration industrial romance wedding bride groom dessert buffet vintage wood table industrial wedding black white stripe dessert buffet wedding decor black white stripe dessert buffet wedding decor bride groom walking down path
Some Details from Carly of Girl Friday, the Styler and Coordinator: Our inspiration came from my favorite black and cream tapers from Five Stripes 
and the home of The Vintage Type–a historic hardwood milling warehouse on Mississippi River bluffs.  The umbrella installation was created for this shoot.  Diane, owner of The Vintage Type, painted the umbrella ceilings with gold spray paint,
punched holes with grommets and threaded through a cord with a bare Edison bulb.  It is a rentable installation.

Photography: Zlata, Zlata Modeen Photography | Styling and Coordination: Carly, Girl Friday and Diane, The Vintage Type  | Vintage Rentals: Diane, The Vintage Type | Floral Design: Katie, Zook Floral Design  | Graphic Design: Diane, The Vintage Type | Calligraphy: Rosann, Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher | Hair and Makeup: Julie, Kate, Melanie, Julie Swenson Beauty | Wedding Dress: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Veil: Something Borrowed Bride | Lingerie: Flirt Boutique

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