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!

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1472.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1474.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1475.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1473.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1476.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1477.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1490.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1491.jpg

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.

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1483.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1488.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1484.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1485.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1486.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1489.jpg

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!

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1504.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1503.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1502.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1499.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1498.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1506.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1500.jpg

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
Coordination: Rustic EleganceDay of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1478.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1479.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1480.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1481.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1482.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1487.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1493.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1492.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1505.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1496.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1507.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1494.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1495.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1471.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Megan + Tyler_1497.jpg

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.

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1455.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1450.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1454.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1456.jpg

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.

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1457.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1462.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1465.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1466.jpg

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!

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1470.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1469.jpg

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

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1458.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1460.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1461.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1463.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1464.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1467.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1468.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1451.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding, Molly + Justin_1449.jpg

Ally + Ryan | Redeemed Farm

Planning with Ally was oh S O fun! Lead planner Kellie loved her meetings with the bride and her mom to prep for the big day at Redeemed Farm. Being one of our F A V venues for a multitude of reasons, we were so E X C I T E D for this wedding at the farm! The couple was so personable and had many cute and unique touches throughout their wedding.

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1386.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1387.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1388.jpg

The ladies prepped for the day in the amazing onsite bridal suite with Hair by Heidi and makeup with Paisley Jai. Meanwhile the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie + Kristin placed the perfectly picked out decor all over the farm. The table numbers the couple decided on were labeled as places that they had traveled to instead of the traditional numbers-so fun! Their guest book was absolutely A D O R A B L E – they used quilt squares for guests to sign that the bride’s mom would later sew into a quilt for the newlyweds. After hair and make-up and stepping into her wedding gown, Ally was ready for photos, and did a sweet first look with her dad before doing one with Ryan – both so adorable!

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1389.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1390.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1406.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1414.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1391.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1392.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1393.jpg

Finally, it was time for the ceremony. Their ceremony took place in the top or hayloft at Redeemed Farm. Pristine Floral decorated the arch with flowers and added greenery to the aisle chairs. As guests entered, they were given a rock to be used later in the ceremony for their unity symbol. The couple collected the rocks and also put a rock carain together as their symbol. Ally’s twin sister Emily did a meditation/speed painting during the ceremony that was such a fun personalized touch to the ceremony. The bride’s great aunt married the couple, and they exited the ceremony with guests blowing bubbles at the new Mr. and Mrs!

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1408.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1409.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1410.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1411.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1412.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1413.jpg

Cocktail hour was hosted in the machine shed, with easy listening music by the couple’s friend Maz. Guests enjoyed yard games which were spread throughout the beautiful grounds (that are provided by Redeemed). During cocktail hour, the guests were able to pick up a personalized note that was written for each of their guests at the wedding (even Rustic Elegance had one) – we loved how personal this was! They had passed appetizers during the cocktail hour, and while guests enjoyed this, the Redeemed Farm staff flipped the upstairs into the dance floor. The owners of Redeemed Farm Jeff & Julie are such W O N D E R F U L people, and we seriously love working with them!

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1400.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1396.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1403.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1404.jpg

Guests gathered in the lower level of the barn to enjoy the dinner prepared by Marna’s Catering. The couple had gorgeous decorated guest tables, complete with kid’s activities in mason jars for their little guests. During dinner, the couple did the “Mission Impossible” challenge and went from table to table while the Mission Impossible theme song played so they could get a photo with each guest table – such a F U N idea and nice way to see everyone! Ally’s twin sister Emily prepared a little fun song for her Maid of Honor speech which was so fun! Nothing Bundt Cakes were set up on top of Rustic Elegance dessert stands for a little sweet treat. Guests also enjoyed s’mores out by the fire. Then it was time for dancing! Adagio got the evening started with the couple’s first dance – a Tango! After that, guests danced the night away as did the happy couple.

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1405.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1407.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1416.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1415.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1417.jpg

Ally & Ryan, we hope that married life is A M A Z I N G & that you are enjoying every minute of it. Shout out to Chris and Kristy Photography for the capturing these fantastic pics and thanks for sharing them with us, and Jasper Meddock for the fantastic highlight video!

VENDORS:
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering: Marna’s Catering
Bartending: Liquid Motion
DJ: Adagio
Florist: Pristine Floral
Photographer: Chris and Kristy Photography
Videography: Jasper Meddock Productions
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cake
Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi
Make-Up: Paisley Jai
Dress: Effie’s Bridal
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1394.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1395.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1397.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1398.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1399.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1401.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1402.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Ally + Ryan, Redeemed Farm_1418.jpg

Katelin + Jeremy | Almquist Farm

Katelin + Jeremy were seriously the sweetest couple to work with! Lead coordinator Kayla loved getting together with Katelin to plan and also enjoyed their in depth phone convos with the bride! The couple decided on getting married at Almquist Farm, on a beautiful Sunday in the fall. The farm has a stunning ceremony site, bridal/grooms rooms for both the guys and for the girls, a large lawn perfect for cocktail hour or an outdoor dinner, and a large reception barn with capacity for 340 guests. We love working at Almquist + the owners Paul & Kari are A M A Z I N G!

The ladies spent the morning getting ready in the adorable onsite bridal suite with getting their hair and makeup done. While the girls got ready, Rustic Elegance unpacked and placed decor all over the property! The day was beautiful, and perfect for the outdoor ceremony. The couple rented two of the barrels from Rustic Elegance which were placed at the entrance of the ceremony site, one with pretty flowers and the other housed their guestbook. Kevin Wood Photography snapped photos of the first look, bridal party, and family before the ceremony [and got some adorable shots]!

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1350.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1354.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1355.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1356.jpg

Finally, it was time for these two to tie the knot! Katelin walked elegantly down the long green-filled pathway to meet Jeremy at the front of the aisle. Almquist has three beautiful decor options for the ceremony: a gorgeous birchwood circular arch, a wooden trellis, or a cross to go behind the couple. After the ceremony was finished and these two sealed the deal with a kiss, guests followed by greeting them in a receiving line, and went to the cocktail hour hosted on the large lawn outside of the barn. This Little Piggy catered in a few buffet style appetizers, while the Almquist team manned the bar. Guests then headed into the reception barn where This Little Piggy had set up a delicious buffet style meal.

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1362.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1363.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1364.jpg

After dinner, Midwest Sound turned up the volume and got the party started! The couple enjoyed their special first dance, and then the rest of the guest joined them on the dance floor. For dessert, This Little Piggy brought an assortment of sweet treats out that guests loved.

Katelin + Jeremy – we hope that married life is nothing but the best and that you are enjoying every minute of it! We loved being your day of coordinator and can’t wait to watch your love grow. Shout out to Kevin Wood Photography for sharing these photos with us!

VENDORS:
Venue: Almquist Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bartending: Almquist Farm
DJ: Midwest Sound
Photographer: Kevin Wood Photography
Florist: Custom Floral Design
Photobooth: NexGen Photobooth
Makeup: Urban Village Salon Spa
Dress: Posh Couture
Decor Rental + Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1352.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1351.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1365.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1361.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1357.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1358.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1359.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1360.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1353.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Katelin + Jeremy, Green Acres_1366.jpg

Charlotte + Jonathan | Green Acres Event Center

Charlotte & Jonathan where do we even start with this sweet couple? Lead coordinator Kellie planned with Charlotte and her mom and loved helping them envision the perfect wedding day for the couple while Jonathan completed training for the military. The couple tied the knot at Green Acres Event Center, a beautiful barn situated in Eden Prairie [who we love working with!].

The August wedding date was finally here, and it was a B E A U T I F U L day! The couple opted to have their ceremony at the outside location at Green Acres surrounded by the trees & nature. Decor included the Rustic Elegance ceremony doors with double barrels at the entrance. 101 Market brought gorgeous floral for the doors and barrels making for a S T U N N I N G entrance for the wedding party to walk down the aisle through. Finally, it was ceremony time & guests watched Charlotte enter with her father gracefully down the aisle as she met the love of her life at the front of the podium. In a short & sweet ceremony, the couple tied the knot with their closest family and friends, and Spicy Meatball Photography was there to capture all of the special moments.

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1338.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1339.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1340.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1348.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1349.jpg

On the inside of the barn, the set-up crew at Green Acres placed linens and dinnerware while the Rustic Elegance team placed decor throughout. The dessert table was A M A Z I N G with treats and a cake from Sweet Assurance. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour and passed appetizers outside before heading in for the buffet style dinner from Deco Catering. After an amazing dinner & F A B speeches, it was time to dance the night away! Spicy Meatball did photography, DJing and a photo booth for this wedding and did a G R E A T job with all of these duties!

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1337.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1342.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1344.jpg

The couple ended the night with the bride doing a dress change into her getaway dress, and exited through a P E R F E C T sparkler send off. Charlotte and Jonathan, we hope that married life is a T R E A T and that you two are enjoying it! Thank you for including Rustic Elegance as the day-of-coordinator for your wedding – we L O V E D working with you. Special shout out to Spicy Meatball Photography for sharing these great photos with us!

VENDORS
Venue: Green Acres Event Center
Catering & Bartending: Deco Catering
DJ, Photographer & Photobooth: Spicy Meatball Photography
Floral: 101 Market
Desserts: Sweet Assurance
Makeup: Sara Wilhelm
Dress: Carrie Johnson Bridal
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance
Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1341.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1343.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1345.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1346.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Charlotte + Jonathan, Green Acres_1347.jpg

Jaclyn + Elling | Rotschild Pavilion

Jaclyn + Elling’s wedding was so much F U N to plan! Lead planner Kayla loved meeting with the bride at coffee shops around the downtown Minneapolis area, talking about wedding plans and getting so excited for their special day. Jaclyn + Elling selected a location in Wasau, WI to tie the knot (approximately a 3 hour drive from the Twin Cities). The Rustic Elegance team took a road trip to Wasau the day before the ceremony to run the wedding rehearsal.

The morning of the wedding, Rustic Elegance began prepping at the reception location, the Rotschild Pavilion. The venue was very unique – it used to be an old roller skating rink! The guest tables were set with white linens, vases with twinkle lights, and greenery. Kase Styles brought in the greenery for the guest tables, along with stunning tall floral arrangements for the head table – L O V E D working with them! The bouquet for the bride featured protea flowers that were as big as a face! The weather for the day was a little iffy, raining on and off all morning. We made the call to have the wedding outside because the outdoor venue that they selected was on top of a M O U N T A I N! Rib Mountain State park was where the ceremony was held, in an amphitheater that overlooked the whole city of Wasau. The site was decked out with a rug and floral arch from Kase Styles – it was simply stunning! The rain held off long enough for the couple to get some pre-ceremony pictures with the ever so talented Natural Intuition Photography, and the ceremony went on with only a few drops of rain – which many say is L U C K Y!

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1314.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1316.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1315.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1311.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1330.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1317.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1320.jpg

After the ceremony ended, guests headed to the Rotschild Pavilion for some appetizers, while the wedding party took a party bus around the town. After the wedding party arrived and made their grand entrance, Urban Street Bistro prepared an extravagant buffet style dinner that featured some A M A Z I N G food that was well received by all guests. After some amazing speeches by family, DJ Brian from The Brian West Show started pumping up the party! The newlyweds were sent off at the end of the night with a cute sparkler send off, ready to begin their life as a married couple!

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1331.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1324.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1326.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1327.jpg

Jaclyn + Elling – we hope that you are thoroughly enjoying life in your new[ish] home with your cute pup as newlyweds. We loved being your day of coordinators, and can’t wait to see you grow as a married couple!

VENDORS
Ceremony: Rib Mountain State Park
Reception: Rotschild Pavilion
Catering/Bartending: Urban Street Bistro
DJ/Photobooth: The Brian West Show
Florist: Kase Styles
Photographer: Natural Intuition Photography
Makeup: V Beauty House
Hair: Studio E
Coordination: Rustic EleganceDay of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1318.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1319.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1321.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1322.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1336.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1328.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1323.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1329.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1335.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1325.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1332.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1333.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1334.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1313.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jaclyn + Elling, Rotschild Pavilion_1312.jpg

Melissa + Matt | Dellwood Country Club

Our lead coordinator, Kayla, had SO much for planning with Melissa + Matt in the months prior to their wedding. Being a very organized person, Melissa would come to the planning meetings with her “book of knowledge” – a binder that included everything needed to know about her big day! The couple decided to tie the knot at Dellwood Country Club, a beautifully situated venue in Dellwood, MN.

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1206.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1205.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1221.jpg

When the day was finally here, the Rustic Elegance team arrived and unpacked the decor boxes and set-up. The ladies prepped for the day with Lady Vamp Artistry rocking their makeup. The tables were decorated with a variety of centerpieces, including lighthouse figurines [the groom is a huge light house fan] which we L O V E D that they incorporated this into their day! The ceremony was set up with minimal decor – wine barrels at the entrance with fall mums, a few memory photos of loved ones, and blanket scarves to keep guests warm throughout the ceremony. After all the set up and preparation, it was finally time to tie the knot!

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1220.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1219.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1222.jpg

The ring bearer drove down the center of the aisle in a motorized remote control fire truck, which was O H – S O adorable! It was really fitting due to the groom being a firefighter [and another firetruck came later for pictures!]. After everyone had their smiles and giggles from the ring bearer, it was time for the main event. Melissa + her dad made their grand entrance as they entered down the deck staircase of the Country Club, with Matt watching from the front. They opted to not do a pre-ceremony first look, so this was the first time he was seeing his beautiful bride. After a short + sweet ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Fireside Room before filling into the main dining room for dinner.

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1231.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1229.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1230.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1227.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1224.jpg

The wedding party was seated at a harvest table in the middle of the room, surrounded by round guest tables throughout. Dinner was prepared and served by the Dellwood catering service, with desserts being brought in by Hyvee [which were amazing P I E S!]. After dinner, loving speeches and desserts, it was time to dance! The DJ turned up the music and guests were on the dance floor for the rest of the evening. The couple also played the “shoe game” which made for great fun for all!

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1201.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1203.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1200.jpg

Melissa + Matt – we so L O V E D being a part of your wedding day and can’t wait to watch your love story continue for years to come. Shout out to Spicy Meatball Photography for sharing these amazing photos with us to use in the blog!

Venue + Catering: Dellwood Country Club
Rentals: Rustic Elegance
DJ: The Experience
Florist: Colleen’s Flower Cellar
Officiant: Pastor Jen from Christ the King
Photographer: Spicy Meatball Photography
Desserts: Hyvee
Hair + Makeup: Lady Vamp Artistry
Dress: Allure
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1202.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1232.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1234.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1207.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1208.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1209.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1210.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1211.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1212.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1213.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1214.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1215.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1216.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1225.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1226.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1228.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1217.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1218.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1223.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Melissa + Matt, Dellwood Country Club_1204.jpg

Haley + Makkonen | Gardens of Castle Rock

Oh where to start with this S W E E T couple! Haley + Makkonen dug into their planning process with lead planner Kellie and the outcome was the most P E R F E C T day! This couple’s love story goes all the way back to high school [high school sweethearts – L O V E it]. Their wedding took place at the Gardens of Castle Rock, an A M A Z I N G outdoor venue that we love being at! We’ve Got It Covered came early in the morning do some G O R G E O U S draping under the tent and brought along their deep purple linens for the guest tables. The ladies in the wedding party prepped for the day in the newly renovated bridal suite, and the guys arrived a little later just in time for their first look! Jeannine Marie photographed this sweet couple and their bridal party throughout the day, doing a F A N T A S T I C job as always. Rustic Elegance prepped the guest tables, place cards, dessert table, and other decor throughout the space, and finally it was ceremony time!

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1198.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1197.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1193.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1176.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1177.jpg

The ceremony was held under the Lath House at the Gardens of Castle Rock. The site was S T U N N I N G featuring a arch of gorgeous flowers provided by Studio B Floral, entrance doors provided by us, a pink aisle runner and the natural beauty of the venue. After the ceremony, it was time for cocktail hour- guests enjoyed refreshments and appetizers by Mintahoe catering, and also enjoyed touring the beautifully manicured grounds and gardens. Guests then moved under the tent to their beautiful decorated dinner tables with purple linens, burlap purple runners, white napkins, gold chairs, and floral centerpieces from Studio B Floral. The newlyweds sat at a sweetheart table – a cute touch! Mintahoe served an amazing dinner, and speeches came next, where there was not a dry eye in the room for most of them. We love hearing old & fun memories about the couples in the speeches! The rest of the evening was full of dancing and love radiating from the happily married couple.

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1183.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1181.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1180.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1172.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1173.jpg

Haley + Makkonen – Thank you for including us in your day as your wedding coordinator’s, we love being a part of your love story! We hope that married life is a dream, and wish you all the love and happiness. Special shout out to Jeannine Marie Photography for sharing these A M A Z I N G pictures with us!

VENDORS
Venue: Gardens of Castle Rock
Catering: Mintahoe Catering & Events
Bartender: With a Twist
Rentals & Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Florist: Studio B Floral
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Photobooth: MN Photobooth Rentals
Desserts: Sugar and Spice
Transportation: Northfield Transportation
Makeup: Bridget Belew
Hair: SM Hair & Makeup
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1196.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1195.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1194.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1170.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1171.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1199.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1168.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1169.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1174.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1175.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1178.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1179.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1167.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Haley + Makkonen, Gardens of Castle Rock_1166.jpg

Kristin + Jason | Furber Farm

Kirsten + Jason tied the knot in June at the Furber Farm + we L O V E D everything about planning with them! The ladies got their hair & makeup done by Shelly Blackstone, and then arrived at the venue in a big, P I N K party bus. They then set up shop in the gorgeous bridal suite to get dressed for the day. The bridal suite at Furber Farm is amazing! While the ladies continued prepping, the guys arrived and headed to the groom’s room. They enjoyed playing some card games before getting into their suits. Once both parties were ready, it was first look time! Dodge Creative set up their first look on the deck at the farm, despite the crazy weather that day [a little bit of rain & humidity]. After the couple had their first look, the wedding party joined for a few pre-ceremony photos outside when the rain let up.

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1138.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1139.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1140.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1142.jpg

Meanwhile, Rustic Elegance was busy setting up the decor for the day. The couple decided to have their ceremony indoors due to the humidity and potential threat of rain, so we set up for the ceremony where the head table would later be placed. They had a great wood folding backdrop, paired with Rustic Elegance wine barrels. Cindy’s Floral Creations brought in S T U N N I N G arrangements, including accent pieces for on top the barrels. They also provided G O R G E O U S greenery with purple accents for the head table! Other prep for the day included setting out the memory photos, placed on the Rustic Elegance ladder, arranging the place cards, and setting out the handmade card box on the gift table [which was made out of a wooden stump!].

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1145.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1146.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1156.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1160.jpg

Finally, it was time for the couple to get married. The wedding party entered from the first floor and processed up to the ceremony site. Then the bride, escorted by her uncle, made their grand entrance via the staircase from the second level. Officiant Matt Berdahl went through the ceremony with ease, doing a great job as always. The couple opted to do a unity symbol, with three different sand colors, and included the groom’s daughter in their ceremony. A kiss sealed the deal, and then it was cocktail hour!

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1162.jpg

Guests enjoyed drinks while the room was being flipped for dinner. Distinctive Catering did a F A N T A S T I C job keeping up with the large crowd for the plated meal (240 guests) & the food was so T A S T Y, too! Desserts were provided by Distinctive as well and consisted of cute & yummy cupcakes. After dinner and speeches, DJ Kelsey (rock star) from Adagio started off the night with the formal dances, and kept the party going all night long! Distinctive also provided late night wood fired pizzas that were definitely a hit with the guests.Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1161.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1165.jpg

Kirstin + Jason, thank you for including Rustic Elegance as your coordinators in your wedding day – we LOVED being a part of your love story! We hope that your married life adventures are nothing but fun + exciting, and we can’t wait to watch your love grow! Shout out to Dodge Creative for the A W E S O M E images!

VENDORS:
Venue: Furber Farm
Catering/Bartending: Distinctive Catering
DJ: Adagio
Florist: Cindy’s Floral Creations
Officiant: Matt Berdahl
Photographer: Dodge Creative
Photobooth: The Original Traveling Photobooth
Hair & Make-Up: Shelly Blackstone
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1141.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1143.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1155.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1144.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1147.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1148.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1149.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1150.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1151.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1136.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1152.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1154.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1157.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1158.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1163.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Kristin + Jason, Furber Farm_1164.jpg

Jenna + Luke | Creekside Farm

Jenna + Luke were such a fun couple to plan with! They happily shared their engagement pictures with us that we utilized on social media [gladly because they were A D O R B S!]. Lead planner Kellie loved finalizing their details with them for their wedding at Creekside [one of our favorite venues], and finally, the day was here!

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1111.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1112.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1122.jpg

Their wedding was themed “Alice and Wonderland” and featured fun decor throughout the wedding that followed this theme, including their tablescapes, programs and signs [“Eat Me” dessert sign, “Toast Me” s’mores sign] – love! They had colored votives and loose jewels spread throughout the guest tables, paired with black charger plates. As Rustic Elegance prepped decor around the B E A U T I F U L barn, the ladies & gents got ready for the big day!

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1116.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1118.jpg

When it was time for the ceremony, the bridal party featuring the 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen and 2 sweet little flower girls got ready to walk down the aisle. The S T U N N I N G bride walked down the aisle to “Cannon in D”, to meet her groom who was just seeing her for the first time [so C U T E]. Their unity symbol was a lock, signifying their love for one another no matter what the circumstance. And just like that, they were M A R R I E D! The happy couple recessed out of the ceremony to “So Happy Together”, the most fitting song for the occasion!

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1124.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1119.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1130.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1128.jpg

Cocktail hour featured appetizers from This Little Piggy [absolutely L O V E working with them!] including meatballs and bruschetta – both are fan favorites. After guests were seated, the wedding party made their grand entrance to “I’m a Believer” by The Monkeys. Following this entrance was the buffet style dinner by This Little Piggy – Y U M! After speeches, Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment started the dancing. The first dance was adorable, and then the father daughter dance to “Brown Eyed Girl” was very fitting as the bride has brown eyes. Rustic Elegance helped cut the sheet cakes for dessert and set out the s’mores station which had a few chocolate options – Y E S please!

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1134.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1132.jpg

Jenna + Luke – Rustic Elegance had an amazing time being a part of your wedding day as your coordinators. We love the L O V E that you two have for one another, and can’t wait to see your marriage grow for years to come! Shout out to the amazing Justin Mark Photography for sharing these photos with us! [We L O V E working with you]!!

VENDORS
Venue: Creekside Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
DJ: Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment
Photographer: Justin Mark Photography
Videographer: Two Hearts Film & Photo
Desserts: Kowalski’s
Transportation: Ivy Farms Party Bus Rentals
Hair: Hairsmiths
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Coordination: Rustic EleganceDay of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1113.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1114.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1115.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1117.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1120.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1135.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1129.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1123.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1125.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1126.jpg

Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1131.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1121.jpg
Day of Coordinator, Jenna + Luke, Creekside_1127.jpg