Barbara + David | Redeemed Farm

If you thought the groom’s dinner from our last blog was A M A Z I N G – wait until you see how the wedding day was for Barbara + David. If you missed it, we blogged about their gorgeous outdoor groom’s dinner and you can read that by clicking here.

The morning of the wedding was so beautiful and peaceful at one of our favorite venues, Redeemed Farm. Barbara got ready in the bridal suite at Redeemed Farm into dress number one. She had a casual dress as she greeted guests in and then changed into dress number two for the ceremony and remainder of the evening. While they were getting ready and enjoying their morning, My + Kellie placed the decor throughout the space at the farm along side Ashley Fox Designs, who placed the florals. The floral install for this day was A M A Z I N G and not one flower short of breathtaking. The RE team placed the rentals throughout the space including barrels, furniture, and our galvanized tin bar which we placed in the machine shed for use during cocktail hour. The couple decided to switch up the traditional wedding timeline and host the cocktail hour with apps before the ceremony, then move guests to the barn for the ceremony, and then downstairs for dinner and back upstairs for the dance. The couple greeted guests as they arrived in the machine shed, as did the bluegrass band Good Morning Bedlam.
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After a lovely cocktail hour, guests were asked to take a seat for the wedding ceremony. The couple got ready for the ceremony and Barbara changed into dress number two. The couple’s children made up the wedding party. We loved that it was a F A M I L Y affair! They then proceeded to the ceremony where Barbara’s son, Edison, played the piano for a beautiful prelude to the ceremony music. It was a beautiful ceremony, including a sweet sand ceremony as the unity symbol that included all of the children on top of a Rustic Elegance barrel with wooden top.
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After the couple said their “I do’s”, guests headed downstairs for a Y U M M Y dinner provided by Custom Catering by Short Stop. The dinner was so fun, and you could tell there was so much love in the room for these two individuals! For dessert – the couple went all out with options including an ice cream trailer from Ben & Jerry’s, wedding cake from Buttercream Wedding Cakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes that were placed on every table to enjoy during speeches, as well as chocolate covered strawberries from Custom Catering by Short Stop AND a traditional Norwegian Cake – P H E W!
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After speeches, the couple headed out for the lock and key ceremony at Redeemed which we L O V E more and more every time. Redeemed Farm will provide you a lock and key and will let you lock it on their Grain Bin. It is so fun for us to go back each time and recognize the locks from all our couples – so S P E C I A L. Guests headed upstairs for dancing and the couple W O W – ed them with their choreographed first dance to Prairie Spring by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. After that, the dance floor was open and guests were moving to the music all night long! Redeemed also lit a bonfire outside and guests enjoyed that as well on the beautiful July evening.
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Barbara + David – your love story is so inspiring and we loved being a part of your new chapter together. We hope that you are enjoying married life. Shout out to Graddy Photography + KT Sura for the various photos featured throughout the blog!

VENDORS
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering/Bar: Custom Catering by Short Stop
Band (Cocktail Hour): Good Morning Bedlam
Florist: Ashley Fox Designs
Photographers: Graddy Photography & KT Sura
Desserts:
Ice Cream Truck – Ben + Jerry’s
Cake – Buttercream Wedding Cake
Bundt Cakes – Nothing Bundt Cakes
Norweigan Cake
Strawberries – Custom Catering by Short Stop
Hair: Sudz Salon
Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Barbara + David | Backyard Groom’s Dinner

Barbara and David planned one of the most beautiful groom’s dinners we have ever been a part of, and their wedding the next day took everything to the next level. Lead planner Kellie loved working with them on their Elegance Package vision and with the help of assistant My, made it happen! Due to how beautiful their weekend was, we will be breaking their blog into a two part series to share all our F A V details of this love story!

A little background on the couple – they met in 1983 [yes, you heard us right] at Fair Hills Resort near Detroit Lakes, MN. He was a lawn boy and she was working the front desk. At the time, Barbara worked and lived at the resort, where David went home to his family’s house nearby after his shifts at the resort. Barbara told us that she was quiet, but David knew all the people at the resort and was more of a social butterfly. He eventually asked her out on a date – going fishing. She said she had no desire to fish initially, but David made it easy & fun. From then through the rest of the summer, the two continued to date and fell in love. They were in between their college years, so they had a quick summer romance – short & sweet but so real & true. They had one more sweet summer at the resort in 1984 before Barbara called it off as she was about to head into her senior year at college. They then parted ways for Y E A R S and went through life on different paths, only to rekindle the flame again in 2013. From the point they rekindled, Barbara told us that she really, truly knew that they were soulmates and meant to spend the rest of their lives together.

Their groom’s dinner took place at their cabin in River Falls, WI outdoors underneath a gorgeous clear top tent from Apres. We L O V E the clear top tent look – very romantic. They also rented vinyl, hardwood floor from Apres to give that added rustic touch to the tent. The tent set up took multiple days. The first day, the clear top tent was installed, and then the flooring was added the following day. The day after the flooring was installed, We’ve Got It Covered came to drape and add lighting, and then on the day of the groom’s dinner, floral touches were added – W O A H.

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Barbara + David opted for our Elegance Package, granting them access to A L L Rustic Elegance rentals to use throughout their space. We used our bar, farm tables & chairs, as well as lounge furniture for a few different spaces in the tent that guests would later enjoy all night long. We’ve Got It Covered draped some G O R G E O U S champagne drapery in the tent, paired with our wine barrels for a grand entrance. In the tent, they added tent leg draping, twinkle lights, chandeliers, chair sashes and cocktail linens + ties for a fabulously elegant look. Ashley Fox Designs then came in and decorated the tent with hanging greens, and the table with light and airy floral arrangements + decor, and some real candles for added ambience at the table setting.

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Guests started arriving from near and far as the bride and groom welcomed them into the tent for appetizers, dinner & dessert. We must say, the charcuterie spread provided by Apples to Apples tasted A M A Z I N G and looked A M A Z I N G – we loved the presentation and the taste! Guests were in A W E as it started to get dark and the twinkle lights and chandeliers lit up the entire tent. For an added surprise, the couple included a fireworks display that took place at the end of the night [which was a surprise to the guests] and could be seen through the clear top of the tent – so C O O L!

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We can’t wait to share more about this couple and their wedding day in part two of this blog series! Stay tuned – you won’t want to miss this! Thank you to KT Sura for all the S T U N N I N G photos above

VENDORS
Venue: Private Cabin
Catering/Desserts: Apples to Apples
Tent Rental: Apres
Draping + Lighting: We’ve Got It Covered
Furniture Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Coordination and Decor: Rustic Elegance
Florist: Ashley Fox Designs
Photographer: KT Sura
Bathrooms: Onsite

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Rustic Elegance owner Kellie doing what she does best! Photo by: KT Sura
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Wide angle photo of the tent setup – so G O R G E O U S! Photo taken by Kellie
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A lounge area full of Rustic Elegance rentals for guests to enjoy – photo taken by Kellie 
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Cute little drink station – photo taken by Kellie 

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Lauren + Justin | Capitol Room

It was so much fun helping Lauren + Justin plan their special day! It was extra special to work with them since Lauren + Justin went to college with Kayla, one of Rustic Elegance’s team member’s, and got married in their cute little college town at a new venue, The Capitol Room. Kellie did a tour of the space and L O V E D it’s modern rustic vibe. Lauren was an amazing DIY bride and M A D E her flower centerpieces.. Out of coffee filters!! Lead planner Kellie loved meeting with the couple leading up to the big day. Once it was finally here, the morning started with the ladies prepping in the bridal suite on the second level of the venue, while the guys went out to a breakfast spot down the street. A little later, they joined at The Capitol Room in the groom’s room to get in their suits for the big day. Once everyone was ready, Justin + Lauren did their first look photos. Annie Galloway captured this P E R F E C T L Y – the couple is so fun and loving and so were all the photos! The bridal party then joined in for some fun group photos before family photos. One of our favorite parts was that Lauren’s Grandma was actually one of her bridesmaids, and was the S W E E T E S T woman.

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After pictures with family + friends, it was time for the wedding party to “hide” as guests arrived. The main level of The Capitol Room acts as the ceremony spot and then is flipped/transformed into a beautiful dining space. In the back of the main room, there is a staircase leading to a cute little cocktail hour room, equipped with it’s own bar & space for snacks! After the couple said their I Do’s, guests headed down into the cocktail room and The Capitol Room staff, catering staff, and Rustic Elegance team worked to flip the room. We set up Lauren’s homemade centerpieces: cute little flower boxes made out of coffee filters and colored to look like real flowers – so A M A Z I N G! After a blink of an eye, the room flip was done and it was time to bring guests back in for dinner.

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Guests were A M A Z E D as to how the room transformed into such a gorgeous dinner room. For the grand entrance, the couple surprised guests up on the balcony that overlooked the dinner space! Dinner provided by Chef Craig’s Catering was D E V I N E, as was the dessert spread. The couple opted for a simple and sweet dessert table with T O N S of options (including cannolis!!). After dinner + speeches, a few tables in the front were cleared for dancing the night away. Instant Request DJ pumped up the jams and kept the dance floor full all night long!

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Lauren + Justin – we hope that your life as newlyweds is amazing & everything you dreamed it would be. We enjoyed being your day of coordinator! And thank you to Annie Galloway Photography for sharing these wonderful images of their day with us!

VENDORS
Venue: The Capitol Room
Catering: Chef Craig’s Catering
Bartending: The Capitol Room
DJ: Instant Request DJ
Photographer: Annie Galloway Photography
Desserts: Diamond Dust Bakery
Hair/Makeup: Karizma Salon & Spa
Dress: Inspire Bridal Boutique
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Emily + Nick | Round Barn Farm

Nick + Emily were so much fun to work with while planning their wedding! Lead coordinator Kellie loved that both of them came to their pre-planning meetings so she could get to know both of them and what their wedding dreams looked like as a couple. They were set for a spring wedding at the Round Barn, one of our F A V places!

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The ladies spent the morning of the wedding getting hair & makeup done at the barn by Lady Vamp Artistry, while the guys got spiffed up in the groom’s room. While the bridal party prepped for the day, the RE team was busy setting up the decor throughout the space. The couple opted to rent decor from RE including our white sofa, buffet table, dessert stands and some signs! After everyone was ready, Forth and Able caught some amazing pictures of the crew before the ceremony, including an A D O R A B L E first look. We did a quick day of rehearsal before the guests arrived for the ceremony. It was then time to start! The ceremony was short, sweet and beautiful. The couple chose to partake in doing a unity symbol, which was a wooden chest filled with notes and mementos from their years together. The Stringdingers Bluegrass Band played during the ceremony and the live music was beautiful in the outdoor space at Round Barn.

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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the pavilion before heading into the round barn for the dance. The gifts & cards were placed on Round Barn’s old horse carriage – we L O V E D this! Dinner was served by A’BriTin [as always, so Y U M M Y], and desserts were cupcakes/small cake from The Copper Hen. Instead of doing guest favors, the couple donated money to cancer research – a very cool way to honor something special to you as a couple. After dinner, dessert & speeches, it was time to dance the night away. The first dance for the newly married couple was played by the Stringdingers, “You and Me” written by Tom Petty. The Stringdingers then picked it up and guests joined in for a night full of love, laughter and dancing. Guests also were able to enjoy the bonfire with smores outside before the late night snack arrived [P I Z Z A].

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Emily + Nick – your day was one for the books! We L O V E D being a part of your wedding and hope that married life is treating you well in this new chapter of life. Thank you to Forth and Able for sharing these great photos of their day with us!

Venue: Round Barn Farm
Catering & Bartender: A’BriTin Catering
Band: Stringdingers Bluegrass Band
Florist: McKenny and Fern
Officiant: Amanda Samples
Photographer: Forth and Able
Desserts: The Copper Hen Cakery
Transportation: White Glove Shuttle
Hair and Makeup: Lady Vamp Artistry
Dress Shop/Brand: Our Shop Bridal // Allure
Hotel: St. James Hotel + Holiday Inn Express – Red Wing
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance

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Megan + Colton | Almquist Farm

Megan + Colton were so much fun to work with. Throughout the planning process, lead planner Kellie loved meeting with Megan and her mom to come up with the master plan. The morning of June 15 came about, and the weather was a little tricky. It started without rain in the forecast, but Kellie kept radar watch while the couple enjoyed themselves getting ready in the bridal suite at Almquist. The combination bridal suite has a level downstairs for the gentleman, and the upstairs level is all for the ladies! Lindsey White Photography was there to capture the day, and took some A M A Z I N G photos! The couple did their first look with a few little drizzles, but were covered by cute, clear umbrellas [+ the first look was S O sweet!].

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While the couple + their bridal party were prepping for the day, Kellie + Kayla set up the beautiful main barn for the reception. Simple greens paired with small vases with white flowers, and clear votives dressed up the already S T U N N I N G farm tables that Almquist provides. The couple also rented Rustic Elegance dessert stands to decorate their dessert table of mini-cupcakes [so Y U M M Y]!

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The rain was intermittent throughout the afternoon, allowing for photos under the main barn’s overhang and out in the lawn. Luckily, the rain cleared up just in the knick of time for their outdoor ceremony. The wedding party glided down the beautiful aisle/trail before the bride and her dad took their walk. After a gorgeous ceremony under the trees overlooking the valley, guests migrated to the main barn for cocktail hour and dinner. This Little Piggy provided a C L A S S I C meal that all guests loved. The cute mini-cupcakes were also a hit for all of the guests – the perfect bite sized T R E A T!

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After dinner + desserts, it was time for speeches + dancing. Megan’s dad captured a fun video during his speech – he ran around the entire room with his phone and people cheered for the newlyweds! Such a fun memory that these two will have F O R E V E R! Then it was time to get the party started on the dance floor. Lindsey White Photography also snapped a full group photo on the dance floor of A L L wedding guest attendees – so C U T E!

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Megan + Colton – we hope that married life is A M A Z I N G like you two are, and that you have many happy years ahead.

VENDORS
Venue: Almquist Farm
Catering: The Little Piggy
Bartending: Almquist Farm
DJ: Bellagala
Florist: Lakeside Floral
Photographer: Lindsey White Photography
Desserts: This Little Piggy
Transportation: First Student
Makeup: Lauren Smith
Hair: Belissimo Salon
Dress: Wedding Connection
Coordination + Rentals: Rustic Elegance

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Callan + Michael | Round Barn Farm

We had so much fun working with Callan and her mom to plan a gorgeous October wedding for Callan and Michael at The Round Barn. These two met on a blind date and shared their story with us so we HAD to share! Two of their mutual friends were celebrating birthdays and wanted to go for a motorcycle ride to celebrate. Callan of course, was in for the ride but didn’t know how to drive one. That’s where Mike comes in! Callan’s friend assured her that she would have someone to ride with. At the birthday party, they both said they had an instant connection with one another. After the birthday party, Callan thought for sure that Michael would ask for her number, but in true fashion, he just gave her a goodbye wave! She was persistent and ended up finding his Snapchat and talking to him there until he gave her his number.

If the story about how they met didn’t make your heart melt, the proposal story sure will! Callan had always dreamed about a Jeep Wrangler and owning one sometime in her life. She had been saving for one for a while when she met Michael. He kept encouraging her to save for it, until one day he told her that it would be a “money pit”. Discouraged, she decided to let that dream go, as she trusted his judgement. Fast forward to their three year anniversary. Michael had kept the whole night surprise from Callan & she was S U P E R excited! Although others questioned if the proposal was going to happen that evening, Michael threw Callan off by overly mentioning that was not the case, just a nice celebration for their anniversary and to wear a “nice dress” for their dinner. They headed off to the St. Paul Pool & Yacht Club for dinner. They had great service, amazing food and the B E S T seat in the house. While they were there, they talked about their future, marriage & getting engaged as if it were in the distant future… when really it was going to start that evening. After dinner, they headed down to the valet to get their car to head home. At the valet parking, there was Callan’s D R E A M Jeep Wrangler – two door pure white with custom tires and extras. Callan mentioned to Michael how beautiful the car was and his response was “It’s yours, I built it for you”. The parking attendant then jumped out of the car and handed Callan a box. She opened it and there was a little wooden frame that said “Will you marry me?” and that’s when Michael dropped on one knee and popped the question!

After that grand proposal, the couple was super excited for their future together and started planning their wedding. They used our Elegance package for their planning which includes our entire decor inventory! Lead planner Kellie loved helping the couple come up with different ways to use the decor at The Round Barn, and soon enough, the big day was here!

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Nate & Chad (our handy Rustic Elegance delivery team) brought the furniture to Round Barn and helped Kellie & Kelly place it throughout the barn. We created cozy lounge areas in the top of the barn, featuring our furniture – couches, coffee tables, sitting chairs, lamps etc. We also used our wine barrels with tops along with our bar in the lower part of the barn. This created a great space for guests to mingle and grab a drink on the way up to the dance floor. We also used our display hutch at the ceremony site to display champagne/sparkling water for guests to take prior to the ceremony, and then we re-used the hutch as one of the [three!!] dessert displays later on in the evening. The RE team also hung our string lights across the center hole in the barn for some added ambience, as well as on a pallet wall behind the bride and groom for the reception. Our RE chalk artist Kierra designed a large, custom chalk timeline for the couple that made a great accent piece for the reception space.

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The guys + gals prepped in their respective suites on the morning of the wedding before the ceremony. The wedding party consisted of 4 attendants per side, and included the C U T E S T flower girl/flower dog combo [Khloe + Tuka]. Tuka was the couple’s dog and was so well behaved. She stole our hearts a bit. They glided down the aisle to say their I do’s, to the song Cannon in D, which was played by a trio. After the gorgeous ceremony, the trio moved to the pavilion and continued to play for the cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed an appetizer buffet from This Little Piggy before sitting down for dinner.

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This Little Piggy provided an awesome dinner buffet in the pavilion before speeches & dances. The couple had the most A M A Z I N G dessert station spread throughout the barn: one on the hutch, one on the wine barrel/door, and a smaller display of mini desserts on a sofa table upstairs. Cossetta’s brought the desserts and there were T O N S of options to choose from. Guests loved the variety [+ so did we!]. Cossetta’s also provided the guests favors of chocolate goodie bags. After dinner + desserts, the couple danced their first dance to “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean – it was such a special moment between these two love birds! After the first dance guests joined in the dancing to get the party started. The reception setup was G O R G E O U S and guests seemed to love the cozy seating arrangements with RE furniture to gather around. Guests also enjoyed the bonfire outside the barn – it was a chilly night and P E R F E C T fire weather. For the late night snack, the RE team placed out a cute popcorn bar to round out the night. After everyone said their goodbyes, the couple and some of the wedding party stayed overnight at the B&B.

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Callan + Michael, we L O V E D being a part of your love story, and hope that married life is treating you well. We hope that you are driving right into this new chapter of your life, Jeep Wrangler and all!

Blog Photos Above: Daly Proof Photography
Blog Photos Below: Rustic Elegance Team

Venue: Round Barn Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bartender: A’BriTin Beverage
Decor: Rustic Elegance
DJ: Midwest Sound
Ceremony Music: Greenwood Tree
Florist: Wild Roots Florist
Officiant: CJ Brase
Photographer: Daly Proof Photography
Videographer: JK Videography
Photobooth: Midwest Sound
Desserts: Cossetta’s
Transportation: Red Wing Bus Company
Hair + Makeup: Madi Mae
Dress Shop/Brand: Effie’s Bridal // Mikaella
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Redwing + Holiday Inn Express
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance

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Paige + Devin | Backyard Wedding

Paige + Devin were such a fun couple and we loved being a part of their wedding day! Lead planner Kellie enjoyed meeting with Paige and her mom, Joleen, prior to the wedding, to nail down all the details! The couple got married on the groom’s family property, which was S T U N N I N G. This was a 3-day event for the Rustic Elegance team! Lead planner Kellie was onsite for the set up on Thursday, Friday for the rehearsal/grooms dinner and then the main event on Saturday.

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On the big day, the couple prepped with their bridal party, while the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie, Kristin, Andrea and Olivia prepped all the decor. The ceremony took place lakeside on the family property. A giant arch was placed at the front, and ceremony doors at the back of the grassy field [both made by the talented groom!]. The wedding had a large guest count, with 450 people for the ceremony, and 200 more guests joined for the dance – W O W!

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When it was finally time for the ceremony, the wedding party walked elegantly down the aisle, followed by a grand entrance by the bride and her dad through the ceremony doors [and great accent Rustic Elegance wine barrels]. The couple did a tree planting for their unity symbol. After they were finally pronounced husband and wife, it was time to head to the barn for a big party.

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The reception took place in their huge pull barn. The barn was transformed by the Rustic Elegance team into a pretty amazing reception space! The groom made 2 bars, wine barrel cocktail tables and a wood pallet backdrop for behind the head table. The backdrop was also decorated with various candles, and a pop of floral. The florists decked the place out with hanging greens above the dance floor and head table – it looked so G O R G E O U S! Along with the floral touches, We’ve Got It Covered draped the entire barn, and hung sparkling chandeliers throughout. They also brought in pink linens, lace table runners, and napkins! The reception space housed lots of Rustic Elegance rental items as well, including wood farm tables for the head table, sofas for a sitting area, and the dessert table/stands.

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Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple decided to have everyone sign fabric squares, which would later be made into a quit for the happy couple. Their favors consisted of a seed packet that were displayed in the Rustic Elegance wheel barrel. After dinner, the couple took a little time to themselves around sunset, and embarked on a paddle boat ride – seriously was like a scene out of the N O T E B O O K + the photos from this are perfect! When the boat ride was over, the wedding party greeted them with a sparkler entrance back to the dance to get the party started! Dinner and dancing ensued, and were later followed by a fireworks display.
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This wedding was one for the books – no detail was left out! We are loving going through all of the their photos and reminiscing on this special day – shout out to Let Me Capture You Photography for sharing these images with us. Paige + Devin – we hope married life is all the best and thank you for having Rustic Elegance be a part of your vendor team!

VENDORS
Ceremony/Reception: Family Farm
Catering: Prime and Wine
Bartender: Geneva Bar and Grill
Rentals: Apres
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
DJ: Silver Sound Entertainment
Florist: Bel Fiore
Photographer: Let Me Capture You Photography
Videography: Peterson Brothers Productions
Photobooth: Silver Sound Entertainment
Desserts: Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Hair/Makeup: SM Hair and Makeup
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Jenna + Michael | Backyard Wedding

Jenna + Michael were so A M A Z I N G to work with as we planned their backyard wedding. The couple opted to get married in a church and enjoyed an open air reception in the bride’s parent’s backyard. The backup plan was to use their shed, and we were worried that with all the rain during the week leading up that we would have to use the the backup plan instead of the beautiful yard. Thankfully, Mother Nature blessed the couple with the rain stopping, yard drying up, and a bright + sunny wedding day! The night before the wedding, lead planner Kellie stayed in the town of New Ulm for the evening and enjoyed dinner at a super cute little place in downtown.

The Rustic Elegance team of Kellie + Andrea arrived the morning of the big day to help set up the tables/chairs outside in the lawn with the groomsmen. After those big items were set out, we began the detail work – setting out the rest of their decor. The couple had a Jenga set as their guest book, which guests were to sign a piece [what a F U N keepsake!!]. The couple also gathered photos of their family to make a family tree display which we loved. On the back of the tree were photos of the couple over the years – so fun to see each stage together. Their seating chart was made of an old window, such a C U T E idea. For the head table, G&K Event Rentals provided beautiful wood harvest tables. After all of the decor was set up, Kellie headed to the church while Andrea held down the fort and greeted the vendors as they arrived.

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The ceremony at the church was short & sweet, then guests headed to the backyard for cocktail hour and dinner. The guests used mason jars as their drinking glasses and then were able to take them home [fun idea + saves on garbage]. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed yard games that included Hammerschlaggan. Next, it was time for a yummy buffet style dinner provided by Gutes Essen Catering and Deli. After dinner, the dancing started with the couple’s first dance to “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean. The dancing took place outside under the large trees in the yard.. It was one of the most romantic settings ever! The string lights hung from tree to tree enhanced the romance even more. DJ Matt from Showtime Productions kept the party going all night long under the stars!

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Jenna + Michael – it was so much fun helping plan your P E R F E C T wedding day! We loved being a part of the first day of your new chapter as husband + wife, and wish you all the best in the rest of your chapters ahead. Shout out to Stacy Pfaff Photography for sharing these G O R G E O U S photos with us!

VENDORS
Ceremony: Cathedral of Holy Trinity
Reception: Backyard of Family
Catering: Gutes Essen Catering and Deli
Bartender: Best Western
Rentals: G&K Rentals
DJ: Showtime Productions
Florist: A to Zinia
Photographer: Stacy Pfaff Photography
Hair: Aura Salon
Makeup: InStyle Salon
Bathrooms: Onsite
Hotel: Best Western
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Backyard Wedding | Marissa + Josh

Where to even start with this cute couple? Marissa + Josh and their families were so nice to work with! This was our 2nd wedding in this backyard, as we helped with Josh’s brother Justin’s wedding a few months earlier. We absolutely loved working with this family and we miss them dearly after all the time spent with them creating two, magical backyard weddings!

The tent was set up the Thursday before the wedding in the large, open yard, and We’ve Got It Covered draped the tent with fabric and lights [so P R E T T Y!]. Rustic Elegance then came back on Saturday morning ready to set up the rest of the decor, and ensuring everything was set and ready for the day. Their decor included a memory display of those loved ones who had passed, placed on top of a special wood slice that was made by grandpa. The couple opted to include a bounce house in their wedding fun as their “kid’s activity”! It was such a hit with the kids, and all of the kid’s at heart [a.k.a. the adults enjoyed it too!]. The couple also rented Rustic Elegance’s bar and barrels with table tops for their cocktail hour set up. It was perfect weather wise – a sunny, beautiful day! The large wedding party consisted of 7 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen, plus the cutest little ring bearer and flower girl combo.

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Surrounded by beautifully landscaped sections of the yard, complete with special wildflowers planted by the family, the couple said their “I do’s”
in front of an arbor built by the family. The ring bearers pulled the flower girl down the aisle in a wagon, almost stealing the show before the beautiful bride walked down the aisle with her dad. For their unity symbol, the couple tied three strands to make one braid.

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During cocktail hour, guests again enjoyed the bouncy house, as well as yard games. Then, it was dinner time – a pig roast buffet! The Lookout in Maple Grove brought in the full pig and served it buffet style for the guests to enjoy. It was Y U M M Y! Then, for dessert, yummy C U P C A K E S! As the sunset, you could now see the monogram brought in by the DJ that lit up the couple’s initials on the tent [so unique + cool!] and the dance had begun! The couple did their first dance to “Today” by Brad Paisley. We lit the bonfire and set out s’mores for a little late night sweet snack. At the end of the night, the couple exited with a sparkler send including flair fireworks!

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Josh + Marissa – we loved your extra S P E C I A L and memorable day, and miss our meetings with you both [+ the fam!]. We hope that married life is the D R E A M! Shout out to Whitney Sue Photography for the fantastic photos & High Shine Media for the great video!

VENDORS
Ceremony/Reception: Backyard of the Groom
Catering:/Bartending: The Lookout – Maple Grove
Rentals: Apres
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
DJ: PM Enterprises
Florist: Buffalo Floral/Costco
Photographer: Whitney Sue Photography
Videographer: High Shine Media
Desserts: Something Sweet by Maddie
Hotel: Country Inn and Suites Albertville
Coordination: Rustic Elegance




Rolling Ridge | Kayla + Steve

Steve & Kayla are two of the S W E E T E S T people ever! Lead planner Kellie loved her pre-wedding meetings with this cute bride to talk about planning their big day. The couple met at a church in Rochester, and he popped the question with a video of adorable messages and notes from their closest family & friends playing as a trailer before a movie they were seeing in the theater! So adorable!

These sweethearts tied the knot at Rolling Ridge Event Center. We L O V E this space and working with the Rolling Ridge staff. They were married on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, in front of 80 of their closest family & friends. The barn interior was decorated with We’ve Got It Covered’s draping, paired with St. Cloud Floral’s flower hoops above the head table. The guest tables were decorated with RE table numbers, and votive candles spread throughout. The head table was set for the couple and their children – a fun way to include them in their big day.

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The ceremony took place by the old barn foundation/rock wall, where St. Cloud Floral decorated the ceremony arch beautifully. After the short & sweet ceremony, guests headed to the barn for cocktail hour and dinner. Short Stop Custom Catering always does a fantastic job, and we love working with them. They have an amazing coffee bar that always has E V E R Y T H I N G & and impeccable service!! For dessert, the couple opted for Nothing Bundt Cakes [always a fan favorite], placed delicately on RE’s dessert stands.

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Kayla + Steve – we hope married life is nothing but the best as we near your one year anniversary next month. Thank you to Sherry Ramer for the great photos of the couple and this very S P E C I A L day!

VENDORS
Venue: Rolling Ridge
Catering/Bar: Short Stop Custom Catering
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Florist: St. Cloud Floral
Photographer: Sherry Ramer
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Hair: Regis Salon
Dress: Carrie Johnson Bridal
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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