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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Anita + Paul | Redeemed Farm

Anita + Paul were such a fun couple to work with. Lead planner Kellie actually played hockey with Anita, so this wedding definitely tugged on the heart strings. The couple actually met at a hockey game – a mutual friend had initiated a meet up and thought that it would be F U N for Paul to watch Anita play! Helping plan their wedding was so fun, and the day came up very quick.

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Kellie and assistant Kristin helped with this wedding at the beautiful Redeemed Farm [one of our F A V S!] Julie + Jeff from Redeemed are so great to work with, and we love coming back to this venue time and time again! Rustic Elegance prepped the decor at the ceremony site, including a handmade cross by the couple, and the couple’s unity symbol. Guests were invited to come an hour early to enjoy drinks, yard games, and mingling on the barn grounds instead of your traditional cocktail hour.

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The ceremony was beautiful – the groom’s children Patrick + Britta played the prelude violin music as guests arrived. The couple stood together at the altar and said their vows in front of their 140 guests. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner by Custom Catering which was O H so yummy! The barn was set up with simple decor, including the Rustic Elegance Milk Can as a card box, and a large spread of desserts including cupcakes, cookies, and long johns!
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The couple danced their first dance to I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis, and it was oh so S W E E T! We loved being a part of Anita + Paul’s wedding day and wish them all the best in their new adventure together! Thank you two for including us in such a special day [hopefully Kellie will get to see you again on the ice again soon Anita]! Also thank you to TMOR Photography for these S T U N N I N G pictures from the big day!

VENDORS
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering: Custom Catering
Bartender: Liquid Motion
DJ: Jukebox Express
Ceremony Music: Tonja Grosskreutz
Florist: Peg Kennedy
Officiant: Pastor Greg Becker
Photographer: TMOR Photorgaphy
Desserts: Thirsty Whale Bakery
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Ahnah + Ryan | Creekside Farm

Ahnah + Ryan were such a S W E E T couple. Lead planner Kellie loved her meetings with Ahnah talking about her wedding day dreams at Creekside [which is one of our F A V venues!].

The day finally came and the fall colors were G O R G E O U S! Kellie and assistant Kelly set up the ceremony site and inside the barn while the wedding party prepped for the day ahead. The ladies sported some flannels during their makeup & hair time with Lisa Reinhardt. After Ahnah’s hair and makeup was all set, the couple did a first look and their reactions were priceless! The bride sported some F U N cowboy boots, and the groomsmen’s boots consisted of shotgun shells. Alma Film & Photography snagged some more cute photos of the wedding party and couple before Rustic Elegance led the “Day of Rehearsal” before guests started to arrive.

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The ceremony was set up “creekside” at Creekside – how F I T T I N G! We loved the addition of the Rustic Elegance ceremony doors and wine barrels at the entrance, surrounded by the beautiful yellow leaves. The bride’s uncle built their cross backdrop which was A M A Z I N G! Although the day was a little brisk, the guests toughed out the weather to give the couple what they had dreamed of – the most perfect outdoor ceremony. Their wedding party consisted of 8 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen and of course, their cute pups Zeke and Pooka as the ring bearers! The couple said their promises to each other, and just like that, they were married!

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Guests then headed into the barn for the reception. The tables were decorated with wood slices, antlers, burlap runners and lots of greens. The wedding party did a grand entrance back into dinner to ACDC’s Back in Black, with the couple coming in from the large, farm doors at Creekside – such a fun touch! Everyone then enjoyed a buffet, pig roast dinner by This Little Piggy, and then it was time for desserts!! The dessert display was set up with a variety of donuts, cupcakes, and a small cake for the bride + groom. The cake was to be used later for a game of “cake in the face” between the bride and groom! After dinner, the couple played a touching video about their journey together, and there was not a dry eye in the room.

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It was then time to dance it out! The newly married couple started things off with, dancing to Grow Old by Florida Georgia Line, followed by the father/daughter dance to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw, and lastly, the mother/son dance to My Wish by Rascal Flatts. Guests then joined in and danced into the night! There was also a super cool photobooth van available throughout the night for guests to snap a quick photo. Pizza was provided as a late night snack, which was appreciated by everyone. As a takeaway, the couple had put together trail mix in a mason jar for their guests to take home. To top off the night, the couple exited through a tunnel of sparklers into their first night as husband and wife!!

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Ahnah + Ryan – we absolutely loved being your day of coordinator for your wedding day and wish you all the best in your new life together. Special shout out to Alma Films & Photography for sharing these G O R G E O U S photos with us!!

VENDORS
Venue: Creekside Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bar & Late Night Pizza: Bulrush Golf Club
Rentals: Rustic Elegance & Creekside
DJ: Adagio
Ceremony Music: Ovation String Quartet
Florist: Lady Fern
Officiant: Joy Christian Center
Photographer/Videographer: Alma Films & Photography
Photobooth Van: Bluegoose
Desserts: Rush City Bakery
Transportation: Ivy Farms Party Bus Rentals
Hair/Makeup: Lisa Reinhardt
Hotel: Grand Casino Hinkley
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Chelsea + Brandon | Hewing Hotel

Chelsea + Brandon had the most beautiful Sunday morning brunch wedding, hosted at the Hewing Hotel! Kellie loved meeting with Chelsea leading up to the big day – she had such a vision and we absolutely loved helping that turn into a reality!Day of Coordinator, Hewing Hotel, Chelsea + Brandon_1528.jpg

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The ceremony/reception were hosted in the same room. Lead planner Kellie + assistant Kierra were there to help set up decor and make sure the day ran smooth. The ceremony set up was simple and elegant, featuring gold chiavari chairs from Apres, and arch/draping done by Apres as well. The draping also featured G O R G E O U S greenery from Thistle and Bloom. Large lanterns lined the ceremony aisles. The entrance of the ceremony had Rustic Elegance crates, and our easel with the couple’s beautiful welcome sign. The wedding party was small, having just a Maid of Honor and Best Man, and their cute little flower girls and ring bearers [even one in a W A G O N]. The ceremony was sweet, and featured a very U N I Q U E unity symbol – combining glass pieces during the ceremony and which will melted together post wedding.

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After the ceremony, the room was flipped by the Hewing staff, Rustic Elegance duo, and Kelly from Thistle and Bloom! The table decor consisted of greens, lanterns, and votives. The dessert display was one for the books – A M A Z I N G! They had a large display of different donuts, with a large donut for “cake-cutting” by the bride and groom, all from Angel Food Bakery. Breakfast was provided by the Hewing and consisted of a delicious buffet, including many gourmet breakfast food options. The couple was seated at a sweetheart table with a blush, sequin linen from Apres, and lots of gorgeous florals. After breakfast was served, guests enjoyed a photobooth that produced tons of fun photo memories.

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Special shout out to Alex Maxwell Photography for sharing these photos with us of their beautiful day!

Chelsea + Brandon – Thank you so much or including Rustic Elegance in your special day!! We hope that married life is perfect and wish you the very best!

VENDORS
Venue, Catering & Bartending: Hewing Hotel
Rentals: Rustic Elegance and Apres
DJ: Preenon Huq
Florist: Thistle & Bloom
Officiant: Bri Adams
Photographer: Alex Maxwell Photography
Videographer: PranaLens
Photobooth: Studio Veil
Desserts: Angel Food Bakery
Hair: Christina Johnston
Make-Up: Jett Make-Up
Dress: Annika Bridal
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Blair + Peter | Redeemed Farm

Blair + Peter were such a fun couple to work with throughout the planning process. The couple hosted their wedding at Redeemed Farm where we absolutely love working with the owners Julie & Jeff.

The wedding day started with the ladies getting ready in the onsite bridal suite, and the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie & Kristin prepping decor throughout the farm. After a morning full of preparation, it was time for the main event!

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The groom wore an all white outfit & we loved how much that made him stand out with the beautiful bride! The gorgeous ceremony took place in the Redeemed Farm vineyard. The wedding processional consisted of the couple’s family members and their partners whom the bride and groom look up to and cherish in their lives. Blair & Peter processed down the aisle together and stood at the front to say their “I do’s”. The family also took a part in their blessing & anchoring ritual during the ceremony.

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After the couple was officially married, guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the machine shed at the farm. Their cocktail hour also included a hot dog stand provided by Natedogs – A M A Z I N G & delicious! Guests also enjoyed a live bluegrass band, Bernie King and Guilty Pleasures.

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Dinner was then hosted in the lower level of the barn. They had a fajita and taco bar by K&J Catering which guests loved! After tacos, the guests headed upstairs for dessert, dancing, and to watch a video of the couple’s past photos together. Desserts were a mix of bars made by the caterers, and the bride’s mom also made a few family favorites [so S W E E T!]. Guests danced the night away before the shuttle bus brought them back to the hotel in the evening. But, before making it to the hotel, the guests stopped at Miesters on the way to get some great cheese curds to top off the night!

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Blair + Peter – we hoped married live is just as lively and fun as this day was, and we can’t wait to continue to watch your love story flourish! Shout out to Heather Jackson Photography for the amazing photos featured on the blog!

VENDORS
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering: K&J
Bartending: Liquid Motion
Hot Dog Stand: Natedogs
Music: Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures
Floral: Flowers with Flair
Photographer: Heather Jackson Photography
Transportation: First Student
Dress: Show Me Your Mumu
Rentals & Coordination: Rustic Elegance
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Backyard Wedding | Megan + Tyler

Megan + Tyler were seriously such a S W E E T couple to work with! Lead planner Kellie loved planning this backyard tent wedding. The couple was married on the groom’s family property – ceremony site down by the lake, with the tent set up a short walk away on open grass!

Leading up to the wedding, the days were rainy, but the day of the wedding turned out G O R G E O U S [sunny, and full of excitement!]. Kellie, Olivia + Kayla showed up early to help get the tent dry, prepped, and decorated along with help from the family. We’ve Got It Covered did lighting and draping in the tent – which we always love that extra touch! The ladies got ready in the main house, while the guys prepped in the guest house. Tessa June Photography was there to capture the whole day, and we loved working with her – she has such great energy! The bride did a first look with her girls before doing one with her future hubby – all reactions were P R I C E L E S S!

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The ceremony set up was S T U N N I N G – guests walked from the parking area down a path that brought you to the site down by the lake. There was a beautiful handmade arch with draping + decor, an old dresser set up with the unity symbol and shepherds hooks with lanterns hung on them – truly a sight to see! The ceremony entrance featured the Rustic Elegance doors along with some floral. The wedding party processed from a point up the hill, and then the bride & her dad came in with a surprise entrance down the trail, giving them a little bit of a longer walk together. The groom’s reaction was one that all bride’s hope for + Tessa captured the best photos! After the ceremony, the bridal party headed to the garage/guest house for a toast while guests proceeded to the tent.

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Cocktail hour was sweet – guests were able to grab a cocktail at the bar and snacks on the tables outside of the tent. The wedding party made their grand entrance as did the couple – complete with a ride in on a V I N T A G E car! Dinner was provided buffet style by Just North of Memphis – filled with BBQ options that we loved! Speeches were made by the bride’s twin sister & MOH, the best man, and family members. Then it was time for dancing & desserts. Nothing Bundt Cakes were spread throughout the dessert table – such a Y U M M Y set up!! The Rusted Revolver, a live band that played underneath the tent and kept the guests dancing all night long!

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Megan + Tyler – we hope that married live [plus your cute puppy addition] is a dream, and we loved being a part of your big day! Shout out to Tessa June Photography for sharing these A M A Z I N G photos with us!

VENDORS
Venue: Groom’s Family Backyard
Catering: Just North of Memphis
Rentals: Apres
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Band: Rusted Revolver
Florist: Buffalo Floral
Officiant: Luke Turner
Photographer: Tessa June Photography
Videography: Jim Bothun
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cake
Hair: Arbor Salon
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
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Backyard Wedding | Molly + Justin

Molly + Justin said their “I do’s” on the groom’s family property, and celebrated after with a huge tent reception. Lead planner Kellie loved working with the family [Justin’s brother, Josh also had a tent wedding that Rustic Elegance helped plan] and working on the charming property. It was so fun to plan a wedding for siblings – only a few months between the two!

The morning of the wedding, lead planner Kellie and assistants Kelly + Kayla arrived to help prep the tent + decor. The weather was iffy in the morning – the team watched closely and prayed for it to clear up in time for an O U T S I D E ceremony. The ladies + gentlemen got ready in their home on the property. Once it cleared up, the couple was able to do their first look at the ceremony site [complete with a G O R G E O U S homemade arch] that was sweet and intimate.

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After the first look, the wedding party captured some photos inside in intermittent sprinkling of rain, and then got some W O N D E R F U L photos in the woods. Finally, it was time to make the call on having the ceremony under the tent or trusting Mother Nature not to rain any longer. 30 minutes prior to the wedding, Rustic Elegance + the couple decided to have the wedding outside, and with the help family + friends, were able to move the chairs out from the tent into ceremony formation. Without a hitch, the ceremony went perfectly, with only a slight drizzle at the beginning. The couple recessed by doing a receiving line to greet their guests, and guests moved over to the tent for cocktail hour.

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The couple then took a ride on the horse drawn carriage provided by Independence Carriage [who we just love working with] and took in a moment alone before joining guests back for cocktail hour. By this time the sun was out in full force, and guests were able to enjoy horse rides until dinner [so fun + guests L O V E D it!]. Dinner was catered in by Russell’s on the Lake and was A M A Z I N G! Guests enjoyed dinner, speeches and laughter before it was time to dance. PM Enterprise DJ Luke got the party started post-dinner, and guests delighted in yummy cupcakes for dessert! As the end of the night neared, guests lined up for a sparkler send-off to wish the newlyweds fair well for the evening!

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We loved helping Molly + Justin on their wedding day and are so excited to see their love flourish! Shout out to Laurie Molzhan Photography for the photos featured in the blog!

VENDORS
Venue: Groom’s Family Property
Catering/Bartending: Russell’s on the Lake
Rentals: Apres
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
DJ: PM Enterprises
Florist: Floral Arts
Officiant: Rock Hill Community Church
Photography/Videography: Laurie Molzhan Photography
Cupcakes: Marie Fitzsimmons
Hair/Makeup: Jeanna’s Salon
Dress: Aubony Bridal // Madison James
Horses: Independence Carriage
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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