While some of the venues that we go to are farther outside of the cities, Green Acres Barn is situated seemingly close, located in Eden Prairie, MN. Lauren + Steve celebrated their S P E C I A L day at this location and Rustic Elegance was there to prep and help flip the space and had the B E S T time doing it [and helping out these two lovebirds!].
At Green Acres Barn, the lower level is filled with vintage items, including jukeboxes, older framed photos, and a small fountain. On this level, we set out place cards for guests to grab as they came in prior to the ceremony. Lauren + Steve also opted to have their guest book + card table near the door, capturing guests attention as they walked in [they got LOTS of signatures in their guest book – we loved seeing guests add their special note!]. For the wedding party pictures, this group braved the windy day and took S T U N N I N G pictures by a lake nearby. Studio Twelve:52 was able to capture these amazing memories, while still ensuring that the wedding party looked great for the ceremony. Prior to the ceremony itself, the wedding party hid in the silo that Green Acres has flipped into a wine cellar. It’s G O R G E O U S in there, and even features a little trap door.
On the upstairs level, the set-up for the ceremony was simple, yet extremely elegant. The venue set up the ceremony chairs, creating a perfect aisle for Lauren to walk down, walking towards the man of her D R E A M S. After a ceremony with the help of officiant Matt Berdahl, the guests were guided back to the downstairs level for a cocktail hour while the upstairs level was flipped by the Green Acres crew and catering staff from Sterling. Rustic Elegance worked on adding the finishing touches, such as the centerpieces, setting up the head table, and of course, setting up the dessert table. The centerpieces were simple white floral arrangements accompanied by white pumpkins, set on top of a square cloth napkin. The head table was abundant with floral from Lauren’s aunt, pulling in romantic tones for this October wedding. They also added a cute little addition of wooden names for each plate at the head table [we L O V E D this idea]. Lastly, the set-up for the dessert table was accompanied by Rustic Elegance dessert stands and a variety of cupcake flavors from Nadia’s Cakes. As if this couple wasn’t sweet enough [as sweet as the cupcakes even], they ordered one cupcake specifically for Kellie, her favorite kind of Vanilla Vanilla [how T H O U G H T F U L you two – thank you!!].
The rest of the evening ran smoothly and the DJ Andrew from Three Six Sound kept the crowd engaged. The bride, groom, as well as their friends and family were dancing the night away!
Lauren + Steve – thank you for having Rustic Elegance be apart of your first day of forever together! We are so thankful for the opportunity and L O V E D working with the both of you sweet lovebirds [Kellie will also miss the planning meetings that consisted of The Lion’s Tap hamburger + fries… D E L I C I O U S]!
Venue: Green Acres Barn
Catering / Bartender: Sterling Catering
Rentals / Decor: Rustic Elegance
DJ: Three Six Sound
Officiant: Matt Berdahl
Photographer: Studio Twelve:52
Videographer: Oldenburger Videography
Desserts: Nadia Cakes (Woodbury)
Hair/Makeup: Teressa’s Makeup
Coordination: Rustic Elegance