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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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]!

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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.

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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

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Kate + Nick | Nicollet Island Pavilion

Kate + Nick – where to start? This couple was a D R E A M to work with, and we are so lucky to have had the experience to work with them!

6.17.17 was an absolutely dreamy sunny afternoon. The set-up for the day ran smoothly and fluent, thanks to some of the awesome vendors that we got to work with. Mintahoe Catering had the appetizers prepped and ready for the Cocktail Hour – they set up a B E A U T I F U L display of delicately placed fromagerie & charcuterie platters, as well as an outdoor bar [that was well stocked for the guests arrival]. Once cocktail hour began, the guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks outside, and yard games. The couple brought their own bag boards with their family crescent on them [ok how C U T E?!].

Post-cocktail hour, guests were guided into Nicollet Island Pavilion for the reception. The decor was set with a clean, elegant vibe with a splash of greenery. The bride had 8 foot tall black & white photos of the couples parents and grandparents on their respective wedding days & it provided an extremely meaningful touch to the decor. Instead of a traditional guest book set-up, this couple opted to add two oars to a table for guests to sign. Their love for kayaking together gave them the idea for the non-traditional guest book, and we adored it! The wedding party was announced, and Kate was [elegantly] escorted in by her now husband, Nick. The newlyweds started off the evening with their first dance, to “Let It Be Me” performed by the Bluewater Kings Band.

The vendors for the night [all A M A Z I N G and are listed below] were such great team players. Mintahoe Catering did a perfect job with the table setting – everything was placed with utter precision. Munster Rose arranged all of the gorgeous floral arrangements and it couldn’t have looked any better. For a musical touch, the Bluewater Kings Band were fun, F L A W L E S S, and extremely professional. Desserts were provided by Cocoa & Fig  and  they had a large assortment of desserts including pies on sticks in the shape of Minnesota [adorable], fresh fruit tarts, and gooey cupcakes D R I P P I N G in flavor. Thank you so much to Ryan A. Stadler for sharing these photos with us!

Kate + Nick – we are so B L E S S E D to have been your Day of Coordinators. You two were such a cute couple to work with, and we wish you all the best in your new married life!

Vendors:

Catering: Mintahoe Catering & Events

Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion

Rentals: Linen Effects

Desserts: Cocoa & Fig

Floral: Munster Rose

Music: Bluewater Kings Band

Photographer: Ryan A. Stadler

Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Amy + Sas, Red Barn Farm Wedding

Rustic Elegance had the pleasure to work with this wonderful couple! Amy and Sas had their ceremony at Nerstrand Big Woods State park, which was right down the street from where they had the reception at the Red Barn Farm. The ceremony and the reception were absolutely stunning! Guests traveled from all over the world to attend their wedding. This HOT and sunny June day turned out to be absolutely perfect!

Ceremony: Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Reception: Red Barn Farm
Caterer: Red Barn Farm
Day of Coordinator: Rustic Elegance
Bartending: With a Twist Bartending
Rentals: We’ve got it covered
Photographer: Marc Andreo Photography
Desserts: Wuollet Bakery

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The bride and groom!
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The girls! These shades of pink are perfection!
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Pretty good looking wedding party!
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Kellie (owner of Rustic Elegance) setting up for the big day!
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The ceremony site – gorgeous area at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
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Here comes the reception at Red Barn Farm! Such a cute venue!
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That cake though! It’s all in the details…
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The bride (Amy) painted this picture of Red Barn Farm for guests to sign. They also had a jenga set for guests to write wishes on for the couple! I love cute little personalized details like this.
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The reception! Beautiful entrance to the barn put together by We’ve Got it Covered
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Sparkler send off!
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Congrats Amy + Sas! We had SO much fun working with you on your special day!