Kaitlin + Matt | Wasner Barn

We absolutely A D O R E D working with Kaitlin and Matt on their wedding. They ended up deciding on T O N S of Rustic Elegance rentals including some furniture, signs, etc. [they even rented the cute directional sign that Rustic Elegance owner Kellie’s 91 year old grandpa hand painted – so C U T E!].

The day started with the ladies prepping their hair and makeup, and getting into the G O R G E O U S dresses. The men got in their suits, suspenders, and bow ties, and were ready to take photos with one of our F A V photographer’s, Jeannine, working for Bellagala [who is so much FUN to work with!]. The wedding party consisted of 7 ladies and 6 men which made for a group full of laughs and S M I L E S as the day went on. While pictures were being taken, the tent was being set up with simple + sweet centerpieces that included pictures of the couple, blue mason jars with Baby’s Breath, candles [made by the couple], and old B O O K S that they had collected. The tables were set with vintage plates for dinner and guests had the option of using mason jars to drink out of – we L O V E D this combo. We also helped set up a C A N D Y bar that was a hit with the guests later in the night.

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Kaitlin and Matt got married at a beautiful church and then guests headed over to Wasner Barn for the reception! Guests were able to play yard games in the large grassy area of the barn throughout the evening. For dinner, Divine Swine Catering served up phenomenal food [as always], followed by Y U M M Y desserts from Cake Walk. After dessert – it was time to get the party S T A R T E D! This couple lucked out with a G O R G E O U S night, so they were able to have their dance outside under the stars, with the sweet addition of string lights – so pretty [Jeannine captured some great night photos of this]! They also had a bonfire for guests to enjoy and a late night snack of S ‘ M O R E S! As the night came to a close, the Rustic Elegance team cleaned up all of the guest tables and decor so that the couple could enjoy their first night as a married couple.

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Kaitlin + Matt – thank you S O much for hiring Rustic Elegance to help with your wedding coordination. We had so much F U N working with you two, and loved reminiscing on your special day.

Vendors
Ceremony: St. Dominic Church
Reception: Wasner Barn
Catering: Divine Swine Catering
Rentals: Rent-N-Save Northfield // Rustic Elegance
DJ: Bellagala
Florist: Forget-Me-Not
Photographer: Bellagala
Video: PranaLens
Desserts: Cake Walk
Coordination and Rentals: Rustic Elegance

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Megan + Kolten | Legacy Hill Farm

This week, we wanted to F L A S H B A C K to 2016 when Megan + Kolten were married. Rustic Elegance planners Lynse + Kellie had an absolute blast planning this wedding with the couple.

Having their special day at Legacy Hill Farm, the Rustic Elegance duo set up the space with rental items from Rustic Elegance including the buffet hutch, barrels, suitcase for cards, table runners, mason jars, cake stands, and Y E S, the white sofa. Florals for the wedding party were provided by Studio B Floral while Megan’s aunt provided floral arrangements for the guest tables. As Rustic Elegance set up, the ladies spent their morning getting prepped and ready for the big day [in their adorable matching robes]! The guys got ready on the other side of the farm, prepping in their own ways. Prior to the ceremony, Lynse and Kellie ran a quick “day of” rehearsal with the wedding party to prepare for the day. With their morning full of pictures and fun with Eileen K Photography, it was finally time for the M A I N event!

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Megan walked down the aisle to “You Are Mine” by Spensor Canes with her E L E G A N T dress flowing behind her. Post-ceremony, guests enjoyed A M A Z I N G food from This Little Piggy, followed by Nothing Bundt Cakes for dessert [which is one of Kellie’s personal F A V O R I T E S]. The couple also participated in a fun alternative to the typical “Dollar Dance” – they did a “Cake in the Face”! They asked guests to place money in either Megan or Kolten’s jars, and whoever had the most money in their jar got the cake in their face by the other. Kolten ended up being defeated by his S T U N N I N G bride of course! After dinner time, the dance had B E G U N! The couple danced their first dance to “The Thing About Us” by Steve Moakler – and it was so C U T E. The rest of the night, guests packed on to the dance floor, enjoyed a bonfire, and even some fresh popcorn for their late night snack [gladly maintained by the Rustic Elegance team – F R E E smells for us!].

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As the night came to a close, the gracious couple let us take their flowers home at the end of the night, and we in turn donated them the following day. All in all, Megan + Kolten were an absolute D R E A M to work with, and we loved every minute of their special day.

Vendors

Venue: Legacy Hill Farm

Catering: This Little Piggy

DJ: Generation Now Entertainment

Rentals: Rustic Elegance

Florist: Studio B Floral

Photographer: Eileen K Photography

Hair/Makeup: SM Makeup Inc.

Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Planner: Rustic Elegance

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Tips + Tricks | Planning a Barn Wedding

Planning a wedding can be S T R E S S F U L. There are SO many things to think about – your wedding party, budget, food/beverage, etc. After enjoying some time engaged to your future life partner, one of the first orders of business that every couple will have to decide on is the venue. From hotels, golf courses, event centers, etc., every couple has a venue style that they can envision themselves tying the knot in. One of the latest crazes in the wedding world is getting married in a barn, one that has been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. At Rustic Elegance, we are fortunate to specialize in backyard, tent, barn, vineyard, and orchard wedding coordination. We love working with these types of venues – which start as a blank canvas but may require more planning then if you held your event at a full-service hotel or restaurant. Being in business for over 5 years, we have come up with our top 10 tips for planning a barn wedding, and we would L O V E to share with you all!

CLIMATE CONTROL
You might not think about this right away, but many barn wedding venues will face the outdoor elements because of the different seasons throughout the year. If you’re planning on getting married in the scorching summer months, you might want to think about adding some fans or renting an AC unit to ensure guests are comfortable. Also confirm with the venue if they have air conditioning as an option – there are a few out there. If you’re planning a fall/winter wedding at a barn, consider having space heaters or renting a blow-in-heating unit, so nobody will have to endure the harsh MN/WI winter during such a heart-warming day!

BACK-UP CEREMONY
Many barn venues have B E A U T I F U L outdoor options for ceremony sites, or a barn that can start as a ceremony site, where your guests are then invited outside for a cocktail hour, and the barn is then transformed into your beautiful reception venue. While outdoor options for ceremonies and cocktails hours are fantastic – there is always the chance of weather getting in the way. When planning a barn wedding, have a back-up plan if utilizing outdoor space. Also, think about who is going to help initiate a back-up plan once you have one, including ensuring guests are dry and safe, and moving any previously set up décor from your outside space indoors.

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POWER
Many barn wedding venues are repurposed older barns, that were decorated and transformed to create a place to make lifelong memories from your special day. With the older barns, there may not be as many sources of power or outlets that you will need. Consider bringing a few extension cords or power strips to ensure that your vendors will have enough power to work.

FLOW OF THE VENUE
Layouts of barn venues/the farmland are very different throughout MN/WI. Some have one barn, some have two, some have bridal suites, some do not. When visiting venues, consider the space and spending your entire day there. If you do decide to use the barn space for both the ceremony and reception, there will have to be a “flip” period, or a time when the venue changes from ceremony layout to reception layout. Also when thinking about utilizing this space, also question who will be flipping it for you – the venue workers, family members, or you could hire a day of coordinator [like us] to take all of it off your hands.

LOCATION, TRAVELING AND HOTEL BOOKINGS
If you are centrally located in the Twin Cities, chances are you will have to travel a little bit into the countryside for your wedding if you choose a barn venue. Also keep in mind that this means your guests will also have to travel, and some may opt to stay in a hotel. Consider booking a block of rooms at a hotel nearby for your guests, and providing a shuttle to and from, to encourage safe travels and further encourage dancing the night away.

DECORATIONS
Barn venues have their own elegance throughout, created by the wooden beams, posts, and rustic décor that the venue has. With the venues permission, you will have the chance to dress up the barn to your D R E A M! A few things to think about when decorating inside the barn:

Centerpieces – If there are going to be doors open at the venue, wind may try to blow away your décor. Think about heavier centerpieces, such as wood logs, heavier flower vases, etc., so that the decorations stay in place! Also, consider who is setting out the centerpieces [florist, family, you, planner, etc.] and who is gathering them at the end of the night.

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Lighting – Barns are typically only lit by a few overhead lights and may be seemingly dim on your initial visit to the space. To brighten the room [as well as everyone’s day], think about adding string lights across the ceiling or a chandelier over the head table, for a dramatic effect.

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Keep it simple – The barns that we have been so fortunate to work with are beautiful on their own with no decorations. Try to concentrate on the true beauty of the barn with light décor, or choose to focus on a focal point in the room.

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DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
All barns have different surroundings. Some may be surrounded by grass and fields, others by dirt paths/roads, etc. Ceremony sites may be all grass, rock, or they may be in the barn itself. Either way, remind yourself and your guests to wear farm or grass friendly attire, especially footwear, for your special day.

EVENT INSURANCE
Some barn venues require extra “event insurance coverage” to host your event at their venue. This is extra event insurance, in case there were anything to go wrong. This may be an added fee to your budget, so it’s something to keep in mind. Check with your venue or planner to verify.

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VENDORS AND DAY OF COORDINATORS
Unlike hotels, event centers, or golf courses, most barn venues do not have an in-house caterer, bartender, or coordinator, which means that you will have to outsource for these vendors. When deciding on vendors to help with you day, it is important to choose vendors that have experience with the outdoor/barn type venues. Some caterers will bring a grill/tent set-up and cook right on site – how A M A Z I N G is this? This set-up ensures food will be freshly made for your guests. Other vendors will bring food already made at their facility and transport it to the barn [not as fresh – but still yummy!] Barn venues may have restrictions on how loud a DJ or band may play, therefore, hire a DJ who has had experience with this type of venue. Also, look for a DJ who has experience with outdoor ceremonies and equipment that can withstand the “wind” noise. When considering your make-up/hair artists, hire someone who can keep your make-up and hair in place despite the weather elements. Last, but not least, hiring someone who is going to capture the magical moments from your day! When hiring a photographer, it is important to hire someone who has had experience with the barn type venue. Lighting can be a challenge and photographing with the elements [heat and rain], can be a tricky. Consider asking your photographer if you can view an entire album from a wedding they have photographed at a barn venue [this way, you know they aren’t showing you just their very best photos]. Hiring vendors with outdoor/barn experience is a must, and will ensure every element of your day will flow smoothly and you won’t have to worry about a thing. Many barn venues will have a list of preferred vendors that they enjoy working with. Think ahead about all the tasks that will need to be completed from start to finish throughout your day, from set-up, greeting vendors and guiding them where to set up, to giving last minute payment to vendors, greeting guests, directing guest traffic etc.

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CLEAN UP
Depending on your venue choice, you may have to clean-up the venue the night of your wedding, and remove all items that you had brought in, including décor, presents/cards, floral, food, etc. Plan for someone to help designate the clean-up effort, so that you aren’t tacked on with any extra clean up fees, or make sure your wedding planning team can take care of it.

BONUS TIP
One more bonus tip because we just have so much to share! When putting together your seating chart, we always recommend assigned seating for your guests, to make their dining experience a G R E A T one! One common mistake we see is that guest names are listed by table number vs. alphabetical order. This layout forces guests to have to look at all the tables/names to find their own. Instead, consider putting guest names in alphabetical order by their last name, to ensure guests can find their tables/names with ease. Also, we recommend using a list/frame type style vs. place cards. At barn venues, the barn doors are usually wide open to let the natural breeze in and this provides the perfect opportunity for fly-away place cards. When deciding on what will be used for your actual table numbers, consider something large enough to be seen from a distance, and something that is stable against the elements as well [have these placed on the table facing the door that guests will be entering from].

We’ve seen some extremely remarkable weddings at stunning barn venues across MN/WI, and have had the chance to work with some pretty amazing couples! We feel so grateful every day to be doing something that we love and feel so passionate about. We hope that our barn wedding tips have helped you consider how great it is to have a wedding at a barn venue, and that you also consider Rustic Elegance to help coordinate your special day! Day of Coordinator, Tips + Tricks, Planning a Barn Wedding_0409.jpgPhoto by: Asher Marie Photography

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Jodie + Nikki | Bloom Lake Barn

This past fall we had the absolute H O N O R of being a part of Jodie + Nikki’s special day! This couple was A M A Z I N G to work with throughout the planning process, and Rustic Elegance lead planner Lynse loved working with them. Although Nikki was blessed with a last minute broken foot, this couple S T I L L found a way to make their day P E R F E C T [with the help of a wheeler and a golf cart!].

These two lovebirds spent their special day at Bloom Lake Barn. They prepped for the day with their all lady wedding party [who were such a B L A S T!]. Jodie’s side of the party was dressed to the N I N E S in woman’s tuxes – and looked F A N T A S T I C. Nikki also fashioned a unique vintage wedding dress that was S T U N N I N G. Their ceremony was absolutely adorable and so romantic! The setup looked G O R G E O U S – and the overcast parted just in time for them to be able to walk down the aisle [it was the perfect day – we couldn’t have asked for more!].They both hand wrote their vows – and ended up starting them I D E N T I C A L to one another [that’s when you know you’ve found your true soulmate].

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Throughout the day, we L O V E D all of the personal touches that were specific to the couple. They opted to have a shot ski used as a guest book [how F U N is that?!]. They also had a wedding cake topper that was P E R F E C T for the couple [& pretty self explanatory!]. Their videography was done by Paul Jennings Film, who did a great job covering the day from beginning to end. The night ended with dessert by Sara’s Tipsy Pies. With a Twist Bartending was fantastic to work with [as always!] and kept the drinks flowing all the way to the dance! Bellagalla did a G R E A T job getting all of the guests on the dance floor and kept the love spreading through the music into the night!

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Lynse noted that this was one of the most high E N E R G Y weddings that she had the pleasure of coordinating, and that she had the B E S T time getting to know Jodie + Nikki! These two souls are sure to live a H A P P I L Y – E V E R – A F T E R!

Special thanks to Joe Lemke Photography for sharing these G R E A T photos from the day – they tell the story perfectly. Also, shout out to Paul Jennings Film for sharing their video with us – what a F U N keepsake!

P.S. This was Lynse’s last wedding with Rustic Elegance as she moved on to a new business venture – owning a resort up north – so fun! We are so thankful for the heart and soul that Lynse put into her time coordinating with Rustic Elegance, and she will be greatly missed. We hope the best for her in her new adventure in life!

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Vendors
Venue: Bloom Lake Barn
Photography: Joe Lemke Photography
Videography: Paul Jennings Film
Dessert: Sara’s Tipsy Pies
Bartender: With a Twist
DJ: Bellagalla
Coordination: Rustic Elegance
Catering: Friend of the couple
Floral: Family friend

Abby + Casey | Rolling Ridge

W O W – we are still so in love with Abby + Casey’s special day this past fall. Fall weddings are some of our favorites, because the leaves are B E A U T I F U L at all of the venues that we go to!

While the ladies prepped for the day ahead, the Rustic Elegance team of Kierra, Kristin + Kellie showed up to Rolling Ridge Barn ready to roll [at Rolling Ridge – see what we did there?]. We A D O R E this beautiful barn space, almost as much as we love the owners, Randy + Nancy. They are S O easy to work with, and very sweet. Short Stop Catering was also a dream to work with – we loved collaborating with them to make sure that everything was prepped and ready for the guest arrivals.

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The decor from this wedding was A M A Z I N G! They had a fun and unique guest book – guests signed postcards and placed them in a suitcase [that just happened to be Abby’s Great-Grandparents H O N E Y M O O N suitcase – how adorable is that?!]. This couple rented the display hutch and buffet table from Rustic Elegance and it looked perfect. Abby’s brother made this super F U N photo booth backdrop – there were holes to put your face through  [adorable]. Luckily, Guytano Magno Photography captured some G R E A T shots from this!

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The ceremony was a beautiful outdoor ceremony situated on the foundation of the old barn. Abby’s dad sang and played a special song for the [even more] S P E C I A L couple, and it brought many tears to the eyes of guests. As a surprise for the couple, the parents hired a “live painter” who painted their ceremony – it was one S W E E T wedding gift!

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Post ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail hour and appetizers. Short Stop Catering even provided an ice sculpture [so C O O L!]. After dinner, Abby + Casey started out the night with their first dance to “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” by Bob Dylan. Since the weather was P E R F E C T, they were able to do their first dance outside on the patio! The Brian Kinney Band kept all of the guests engaged all night long – the dance floor was P A C K E D.

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Abby + Casey were so kind to donate their flowers after the wedding, and the Rustic Elegance team brought them to a senior center the following day. We L O V E D being able to put the smile on their faces.

To the happy couple – thank Y O U for including Rustic Elegance in your beautiful day. The memories that were made are U N F O R G E T T A B L E, and we are so happy for you both.

Special shout out to Guytano Magno for sharing these A M A Z I N G photos with us to feature on our blog!

Vendors:
Venue: Rolling Ridge Weddings & Event Center
Food // Bar // Desserts: Short Stop Catering
Rentals: Rustic Elegance
DJ // Band: Brian Kinney Band
Ceremony Music: L’unica Quartet
Florist: Floral Arts
Photographer // Photo Booth: Guytano Magno
Transportation: Executive Express
Hair // Make-up: SM Makeup Inc
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Nicole + Dan | Bloom Lake Barn

At Rustic Elegance, we work with couples across MN & WI to help their weddings run smoothly and so that they don’t have to worry about the details, and get to E N J O Y their perfect day [no matter what comes in the way]. Nicole + Dan were nothing less than an amazing couple, and were equally great to work with. Kellie was the lead planner for Nicole + Dan, and knew from her first meeting with these two lovebirds that she was going to love working with them.

The wedding was at Bloom Lake Barn & we absolutely L O V E this venue. Adam & Monique are so easy to work with and we had four weddings in our 2017 wedding season at this venue, all which ran perfectly. We would highly recommend this venue to any couple looking for a barn venue.

As the girls were preparing for the wedding, Nicole and her girlfriends got henna tattoos for the day [which led to A M A Z I N G photos]. 5.28.17 was a day where we weren’t sure exactly what mother nature was thinking. We started their ceremony outside, but it started raining in the middle of their ceremony, so we I M M E D I A T E L Y implicated our backup plan and moved the ceremony indoors. This move created such a thrilling experience for all involved [us included] and created an intimate ceremony unlike any other wedding. Their grand entrance into the reception was led by a drum line [what a fun way to enter as Mr. & Mrs.!]. The guy friends along with the bride & groom entered into the room and met up with the girl friends who were in the middle of the room, and then did a fun group dance while the other guests watched. This was a super cool way to enter and brought some F U N energy into the reception to start off the night.

Nicole + Dan: T H A N K – Y O U from the bottom of our hearts here at Rustic Elegance for giving us the opportunity to work with such an amazing and fun-loving couple like you two as your Day of Coordinator! We are so thankful to work with clients like you, and hope that your life as newlyweds is nothing short of A M A Z I N G.

H U G E shout-out to Tim Larsen Photography for sharing these amazing memories with us and capturing it all on camera!

Vendors:
Venue: Bloom Lake Barn
Caterer & Bartender: Unique Dining Experience
DJ: Transmission Music
Florist: Ivy Rose Design
Photographer: Tim Larsen Photography
Videographer: Alma Video
Desserts: Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Makeup: Makeup by Aleah
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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All smiles with these two – we just L O V E the love they have for one another!
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Having fun pre-ceremony with their friends made for some more smiles + C U T E photos!
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Kellie even snagged a picture with the B R I D E [so cute!].
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The details from this day were simple + so E L E G A N T!
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U H – O H! The rain decided to make it’s way to Bloom Lake Barn in the middle of the ceremony – the couple along with the help of friends + family helped move the ceremony inside!
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Now – time to finish the ceremony I N S I D E [rain, rain, go away!].
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M A R R I E D + loving it!
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More of the G O R G E O U S details from the day…
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First dance as newlyweds – L O V I N G it every step of the way!
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You two are A D O R A B L E – and we adored working with you!
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Round Barn Farm – Styled Shoot

As a wedding coordinator, we have some A M A Z I N G opportunities that come our way. One of such is being a part of a styled shoot. This fall, we were able to take part in a styled shoot at Round Barn Farm, and it couldn’t have turned out any B E T T E R! This barn is located in Red Wing MN, and features [absolutely] beautiful views of the Mississippi River Valley. The barn itself is a sixty foot high round barn, and is surrounded by greenery [fun fact: the barn was built in 1914 – W O W!].

We tried to think a little out of the ordinary for this shoot, and pair some non-traditional fall colors together, while still ensuring that they complement one another, and leave a romantic vibe in the air. We settled on burgundy, gold and black details which turned out to be S T U N N I N G.

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The ladies spent their morning getting ready in the G O R G E O U S bridal suite at Round Barn Farm. JAK Beauty styled our models with some amazing make-up, while Hair Love worked on their hairdos [the outcome was perfect on all of the models – such a good T E A M!].

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We tried to think a little out of the ordinary for this shoot, and pair some non-traditional fall colors together, while still ensuring that they complement one another, and leave a romantic vibe in the air. We settled on burgundy, gold and black details which turned out to be S T U N N I N G.

For this shoot, we were S O lucky to have the help of S O many vendors. The bride’s wedding gown was a feature from Bridal Accents Couture, and incorporated gorgeous lace embellishments. Fringe Boutique provided E L E G A N T gold jewelry for our ladies which added an extra sweet touch. The bridesmaids were outfitted in long, burgundy dresses in two different styles [tip: this style is I N – having your bridesmaids in different styles of dresses looks fun for pictures A N D ensures that everyone is comfortable in their dress!]. Also, because fall weddings can get a little C O O L in the MN // WI area, we featured fur wraps to keep our ladies heated during the shoot. The A D O R A B L E flower girl is wearing a simple white dress with burgundy accents [sash + floral crown] to complement the wedding color scheme. The groom was dressed in a traditional black suit with a burgundy bow tie [L O V E] and pocket square. The ring bearer wanted to be dressed the same as the groom, and the outcome is just too C U T E!

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The florals throughout the day were nothing short of P E R F E C T! Studio B did a fantastic job tying in burgundy, red, and purple arrangements throughout the day. The bouquets even had blueberries [so C R E A T I V E]. Hanging amaranthus were also used throughout the day to add more of the burgundy pop to our shoot.

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The Round Barn Farm is seemingly B E A U T I F U L by nature. For decor for this shoot, we decided to focus on this natural beauty outdoors, and keep the ceremony sites decor simple. The fun thing about the Round Barn Farm is that they have 2 ceremony site locations to choose from when planning your S P E C I A L day, so we wanted to showcase these outstanding options. For ceremony site #1, We’ve Got It Covered used G O R G E O U S white draping to frame the site, and add a nice simple touch to the ceremony backdrop. We also utilized some of the hanging amaranthus on the ceremony draping, and tied black sashes on the backdrop and chairs for another simple touch. Studio B created a hanging floral ball with burgundy blooms, as well as simple greenery for the couple to stand underneath. Love Letters designed a F U N chalkboard sign at the end of the aisle for added decor [which we A D O R E D]. For ceremony site #2, We’ve Got it Covered used simple elegant white draping on a large tree, paired with an adorable chalkboard [again by the talented Love Letters] at the end of this aisle as well.

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On to the R E C E P T I O N! For this, we styled two different tablescapes – one for guests, and one for the head table. The guest tables featured burgundy, cream, and gold color schemes. The chairs were accented by a burgundy + lace sash to further complement the romantic theme. For the centerpiece features, we used gold lanterns with cream candles, gold floral vases, birch table number holders, floral watermark table numbers + menu cards designed by the great Ink Well Minneapolis, and a burgundy table runner. We also added burgundy blooms, berries, and a subtle amount of greenery compliment our color scheme throughout the tablescape.

For the head table, we used M O R E greenery, as well as a few more black accent details, like plate chargers and napkins. For the head table backdrop, we used burgundy draping with greenery hanging from birch branches. A long garland with gold votive candles was used to center the burgundy bouquets and gold pillar candle holders.

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For the reception decor, Adagio Djay Entertainment added some A M A Z I N G up-lighting to the dance floor, and we were ready to dance [all night long!]. We also featured some cozy couches for guests to sit on in the bottom level of the barn, which were rentals from the Rustic Elegance furniture collection. We’ve Got It Covered added some extra draping for a nice finishing touch to this area.

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And last, but D E F I N I T E L Y not least, our dessert featured a stunning burgundy tiered cake designed by Miss Sara’s Cakery. The top tier was even painted gold to go with the theme. She also provided amazing wedding themed cookies and other small desserts placed on stands and trays to fill the dessert table [which was an old horse wagon situated inside the barn].The dessert stands + platters featured are rentals from Rustic Elegance, and are great options to add a little more rustic decor in to your special day!

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As previously stated, we are S O lucky to have the opportunities to work with some amazing vendors [listed below] at this styled shoot, and we absolutely cannot W A I T to help couples with their Day of Coordinating at the Round Barn Farm.

P.S. Thanks to Jeannine Marie Photography not only for these outstanding photos but also for help putting the amazing details of the day into the above words for our post.

Venue: Round Barn Farm
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Planner & Decor: Rustic Elegance
Décor: We’ve Got It Covered
Florist: Studio B Floral Designs
Make-Up: JAK Beauty
Hair Stylist: Hair Love
Desserts: Miss Sara’s Cakery
Print/Design: Ink Well Minneapolis
Chalkboard Art: Love Letters
DJ: Adagio Djay Entertainment
Lighting (barn): Adagio Djay Entertainment
Videographer: The Great White Dress
Catering: A’BriTin Catering
Bride Dress: Bridal Accents Couture
Groom Outfit: Savvi Tuxes by Bridal Accents Couture
Flower Girl Dress & Ring Bear Outfit: Bridal Accents Couture
Accessories: Fringe Boutique
Bride/Groom Models: Ali and Shane Ewy
Bridesmaids: Hannah and Angie
Flower Girl/Ring Bear Models: Aubrey & Javin (future Mrs. & Mrs.)

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Ashley + Jack | John P. Furber Farm

We LOVED helping Ashley + Jack with their Day of Coordinating at the the Historic John P. Furber Farm! They are just the sweetest couple! We had so much fun chatting about their wedding details over coffee [our favorite way to plan weddings!]

Their day started off with all nine bridesmaids getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite wearing super cute matching robes [with mimosas in hand of course]. As Ashley walked through the ceremony doors [rented from Rustic Elegance], We saw Jack shed a tear as he saw his bride for the first time that day. That made us tear up just a little also! Ashley + Jack filled the Furber Barn with 350 of their fav people!. A’BriTin Catering handled this guest count like a champ! We then placed an entire cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes [which also happens to be our personal fav] on each of the tables for guests to enjoy (thats a lot of cake)! The night continued with lots of dancing fun, how could you leave the dance floor with Adagio playing their good beats?

Ashley + Jack we want to sincerely thank you for including Rustic Elegance in your special day! We loved meeting you two and wish you the best!! We will definitely miss our coffee planning dates!

Vendors:
Venue: John P. Furber Farm
Photographer: Emily Isakson Photography
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers: Eclectic Elegance Florist
Caterer: A’ BriTin Catering
Planner/Day of Coordinator: Rustic Elegance
Rentals: Rustic Elegance and A Vintage Touch
DJ: Adagio

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Awh, pretty bride!
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Cakes provided by Nothing Bunt Cakes, guests raved about how delish they were!
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Our barrel and doors are a few of our fav rental items!
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Check out those bouquets made by Electic Elegance!
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The wedding party was THIRSTY, after taking all their photos!
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Awh the first dance under the carefully hung light strings by We’ve Got it Covered
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Ally + Gabe | Bloom Lake Barn

We love helping with day of coordinating at Bloom Lake Barn, one of our fav rustic venues!! Ally + Gabe’s wedding was nothing short of perfect. They had an intimate outdoor ceremony with just their closest friends and family. After the ceremony, additional guests joined the fun for dinner and dancing in the barn. The couple included a make-your-own Italian soda bar and the coolest donut wall ever (see photos below!)

We also love working with Ester Knowlen Photography. Look at these photos … that’s talent!

Vendors:

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn
Day of Coordinating: Rusitc Elegance
Photographer: Ester Knowlen Photography
Caterer: Unique Dining
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Donuts: Glam Doll Donuts
Hair: Hair by Theresa
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Thank you so much Ally + Gabe for including Rustic Elegance in your wedding day!

Redeemed Farm | Styled Photo Shoot

First of all… this was such an amazing day! We got together with some of the BEST local vendors and coordinated a styled shoot/grand opening for Redeemed Farm. Redeemed Farm is a newly restored barn venue in Scandia, MN. It was named one of 2017’s Most Stunning Barns Across the USA, and when you take a look at these photos you will see why!

A huge shout out to all the talented vendors that made this day happen! We were so lucky to be able to coordinate with such an all-star team.

With a little collaboration this styled photo shoot turned out stunning! See lots…. and lots! of pics below 🙂

VENDORS
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Planning: Rustic Elegance and Pure Event Planning
Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography
Videography: Jasper Meddock Productions
Flowers: Studio B Floral Designs
Hair: Hair by Heidi
Makeup: Makeup by Mindie
Decor: We’ve got it covered and Rustic Elegance
Desserts: The Thirsty Whale
Stationary: Ink Well Press
S’mores Bar: North Mallow
Dress Shop: Flutter Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer: Leanne Marshall
Groom Outfit: The Wedding Shoppe
Jewelry: Style By Cia
Models: Lauren Witte + Elliot Backer

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Tux by The Wedding Shoppe and dress by Flutter Bridal Boutique
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Gorgeous jewelry by Style By Cia
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Look at this head table! Complete by We’ve got it covered, Rustic Elegance , and Studio B Floral Designs

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Jasper Meddock Productions does such amazing work!
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Dessert spread by The Thirsty Whale ….. soooooooo good!
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Check out this ceremony site! Chair and arch drapings by We’ve got it covered
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S’more bar by North Mallow. So unique and so good!
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What a pleasure it was to work with so many amazing vendors that made this day happen. And a special thanks to Redeemed Farm for letting us use your STUNNING space to pull this off!