Backyard Wedding, Lissa & Brett, MN Wedding Planner

Lissa and Brett were married in Mexico, but still wanted to have a reception/celebration back home with their family and friends. They decided to get married in Lissa’s parents backyard in Inver Grove Heights on June 21st-this is also where Lissa’s parents had their reception. This was right up our ally-backyard weddings are our favorite! We started planning with taking a look at the space to see where it would make sense to place the tent, parking, yard games, bar etc. Lissa and Brett decided they wanted to have a food truck, which worked out great since they had an open house style reception with 300 people!! The food truck was great- Chico’s Catering! I would highly recommend them, their tacos were amazing and they were so super friendly and nice!! To help keep the beer cold we rented a beer trailer from Victory Rentals -this thing is great and can hold up to 8 kegs. This is a huge help for backyard weddings! The tent, tables and chairs, were provided by Midway Party Rental-who also elegantly draped the tent with fabric and twinkle lights. I think this adds so much to a tent, especially at night! Northern lights DJ kept the party dancing until well into the night! Towards the end of the night Lissa and Brett requested a late night snack of White Castle and Pizza-which guest absolutely loved!

We had so much fun helping this family celebrate! Backyard weddings are so much fun and personal, but also so much work. We were glad we could help run the days events and act as hosts so Lissa and Brett’s family could also enjoy the day! Thank you to Studio Starfish for taking these amazing photos for us!!

Vendors
Beer Trailer: Victory Rentals
Tent Rental: Midway Party Rental
DJ: Northern lights DJ
Food Truck: Chico’s Catering
Photographer: Studio Starfish
Rustic Decor: Rustic Rentals
Wedding Planning: Rustic Elegance

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Heather & James, Settlement Hills Farm, Barn Wedding

On September 27th 2014, Rustic Elegance helped Heather and James celebrate their union of marriage!! They choose Settlment Hill Farm for their ceremony and reception venue. We love this barn! Heather did a lot, and I mean a lot of DIY’ing for their wedding! You can tell how much time she spent by how amazing everything looked!! All the decor and her ideas came to life just as she imagined! The tables were set with vintage plates, burlap and lace runners, along with wood slices, floral arrangements, pearls, candles and don’t forget the birds. The dessert buffet, with a lot of sweet options ;), couldn’t have been more perfect, as it was set on a old door, supported by wine barrels (from our rental collection) with a carefully hung chandelier above it. Custom wood directional signs were carefully placed throughout the grounds. Heathers personal touches and decor were seen all throughout the barn. Heather’s mom even made the favors which were homemade bars of soap. The day was a perfect sunny day, although maybe a little hot for Heathers liking. After the ceremony, the day was filled with a yummy dinner prepared by Amy’s Bistro (who has a mobile kitchen by the way). Followed by yard games, music and dancing by the amazing Dj Paul from Midwest Sound (this guy went above and beyond!!). The night was topped off with a smores and hot dog roasting buffet (love this idea)!! All these memories were captured beautifully by Amanda Nippoldt Photography! It was so much fun helping Heather, we worked together so much leading up to the wedding, I feel like I gained another bride friend!

A bit about Heather and James:
They went to the same high school however James was 3 grades above Heather, so she didn’t remember him at all. Heather’s brother was in the same grade as James. They became facebook friends in 2010, as she put it “he stalked me. Haha. Eventually asked me to “hang out” with him. Our first date was a movie, cant do much talking at a movie!! Lol. Our second was the state fair! After a few months of “hanging out” we made it official and he moved in with me and my roommates. I believe it was our 3rd or 4th date, I took James on a horse carriage ride at Nicollet Island in Mpls… fast forward to November 2012, he took me on that same horse carriage ride, we stopped over the Mississippi and he proposed”!

Heather and James are currently house shopping and expecting their first baby boy shortly! Congrats you two!! Thank you for including Rustic Elegance to help with the wedding planning for your very important day!!

Vendors:
Venue: Settlment Hill Farm
DJ: Midwest Sound
Officiant: Custom Ceremonies by Positively Charmed
Photography: Amanda Nippoldt Photography
Catering: Amy’s Bistro
Rentals: Rustic Rentals
Day of Planning: Rustic Elegance

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MN Barn Wedding, Birch Hill Barn, Minnesota Wedding Planner

Birch Hill Barn has been added to my favorite barn’s list!! The newly restored 100 year-old dairy barn is nestled among 40-acre’s of rolling pastures of northern Wisconsin-just an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul. The scene is breath taking as you drive up and even more so as you enter the barn. This barn has an amazing loft area with reclaimed wood floors and siding that lets just a little bit of light shine through. The barn comfortably accommodates approximately 250 people. The lower level of the barn is nicely redone and clean and can be used for a cocktail hour. They also offer a bridal suite on site. The barn is reasonably priced and definitely worth a peek if you are considering a barn wedding! Thanks for the Pics Jeannine Marie Photography!

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MN Wedding Planner, Barn Wedding, Edgewood Farm

Edgewood Farm, which is nestled at the foot of the Minnesota River Valley bluffs, offers a truly unique setting that surrounds you with the peaceful views of the trees and valley as well as the character and charm of a country farm. The barn can host 250 people for a sit down dinner. They have an amazing ceremony site that is set into the hillside and overlooks the valley-what a breathtaking view! Edgewood also offers a super cute honeymoon suite which is a reconstructed cabin from the 1800’s-complete with a porch and rocking chair. The barn also has its own porch which over looks the valley and bon-fire pit. They can also host winter weddings here which is a rare find. Great barn and not to far from the city (located in Henderson MN)! We would love to help plan your wedding here!
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Mayowood Stone Barn Venue Tour

Mayowood Stone Barn’s website states it well when it says “There is history here…and something quite magical about this place”. I couldn’t agree more! From the moment you step onto the property, it feels like you have stepped back in time! The stone barn, located in Rochester MN, can hold up to 300 people. On the property you will find the absolute perfect “wedding tree” to exchange your vows. The loft of the barn, complete with church pews, is also available for the ceremony in case of rain. The bridal get ready rooms are pretty amazing as well! Mayowood is definitely worth checking out if you are considering a barn wedding, however they book out far in advance, so make sure to save your date early! Thanks for the great Pics Jeannine Marie Photography!!

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The Historic Deglman Farm, Princeton Minnesota, Wedding Venue

The Historic Deglman Farm, is located in Princeton MN, and has been in the family since 1934. The large barn which was built in 1946, was then used as a working dairy barn. The barn today provides a wedding venue that is truly one of a kind. The barn loft is spacious enough for 200 guests, and displays lots of interesting, antique decor which hangs from the walls and ceiling. Dave, the owner has put lots of fun touches around the property, including an old style outhouse, an old western mining entrance-fun for pics and also a nice fire pit area, and a chicken coop. Another great thing about the Deglman Farm is the price… it is one of the cheaper venues I have toured. I would recommend this barn to anyone looking for a true, country wedding or a lover of antiques… lots of fun to be had here! Thanks so much to Jeannine Marie Photography for touring the barn with me and taking some awesome photos!

Check out our Rustic Rentals that would fit in great at The Historic Deglman Farm.

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