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
Makeup: Makeup by Mindie



































Thank you so much Ally + Gabe for including Rustic Elegance in your wedding day!

Emily + Nick, Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Emily + Nick’s wedding was so much fun! The ceremony and reception both took place at Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center in St. Joseph, MN. It was a beautful day and a beautiful wedding! Emily had her mom as the officiant, which gave the ceremony a special touch. They had Michael Shynes play the guitar and sing at the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and their first dance – it took people’s breath away – he was amazing! It was such a beautiful evening, they ended up moving the DJ outside and having music and dancing on the patio. It was so much fun to work with Emily + Nick, we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

We also got to work with amazing vendors for this wedding…we love working with this team!

Venue: Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center
Caterer: Short Stop Custom Catering
Desserts: Cold Spring Bakery
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Rentals: We’ve got it covered
DJ/Guitarist/Singer: Michael Shynes
Hair/Makeup: Hair by Heidi
Florist: St. Cloud Floral
Wedding Coordinator: Rustic Elegance
Video: acowsay
Chairs: Geyer

 

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The girls…
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The guys…
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What a fun wedding party!
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Such a special ceremony!
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Table set up – followed by amazing food from Short Stop!
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Time to party!
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Kristin + Kevin | Hidden Meadows and Barn

Kristin + Kevin got married at Hidden Meadow and Barn this summer on a hot June day. This wedding was a rustic dream! Everything was absolute perfection. The ceremony took place in the meadows and the reception was in the pavilion. They had yard games, a food truck for dinner, an elegant dessert table and lots and lots of dancing! We loved working with Kristin + Kevin to help their dream wedding come to life.

The card suitcase, table the guest book is on, MR. Mrs pillows, chalkboard signs, umbrella’s, crates and dessert stands were all rented from Rustic Elegance

Venue: Hidden Meadow and Barn
Photographer: Nicole Spangler Photography
Food Truck: Gastrotruck Catering and Events
Desserts: Angel Food Bakery
Hair: Hair by Heidi
Day of Coordinator/Planner: Rustic Elegance
Florist: Bel Fiore
Rentals: Shindig Marvel and Rustic Elegance

 

The girls… getting ready!

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Guys have to get ready too…
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The first look!
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Hidden Meadows – Mr. & Mrs.
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That barn though!
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The wedding party
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Perfect rustic details
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The ceremony
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Gastrotruck and the desserts were amazing!
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A little rain during dinner made for the cutest photos!
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The pavilion where the dinner/reception was held. The pavilion is brand new to the venue this year!

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Time to party! The newlyweds
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And a good night was had by all….
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Best wishes to Kristin and Kevin in their new marriage!

Wedding Planner, Bloom Lake Barn

This past fall, we had the pleasure of being a part of Bloom Lake Barn’s open house. This 10,000 square foot barn, located in Scafer MN is definitely a venue to check out if you are considering a laid back, fun wedding/reception! Adam and Monique-the owners are wonderful and it was so fun hearing about their passion/journey in converting their barn into a wedding/event venue. The barn consists of two levels, the lower level being perfect for cocktail hour, including a bar and pool tables. The the loft makes a wonderful dining space that can host up to 300 guests! We love the how bright it is up here and how the sun shines through the vaulted wall boards! Chandeliers and light strings have been carefully placed throughout the barn. We also love the rustic bar and the handmade wood tables (which are included in the rental). As far as the ceremony, they offer a few different options, one that even includes a lake view- love it!!

A few of our other favorite vendors were also at the open house including: Kelly Birch Photography (who also took these great pics.. thanks Kelly!!), Andrea with Crimson and Clover Flower Design, (who create the amazing floral’s that are pictured), The Old Log Cabin and also Nothing Bundt Cakes (my fav). We so appreciated being a part of the open house and hope to be out here this summer helping with Wedding Planning and Rustic Decor 🙂

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn
Photography: Kelly Birch Photography
Floral design: Crimson and Clover Flower Design
Catering: The Old Log Cabin
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Planning and Decor Rental: Rustic Elegance

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Wedding Planning, Outdoor Wedding, Lauren and Drew

On Sept 5th of 2015 I was fortunate enough to be a part of Lauren & Drew’s very unique day. Months prior to the wedding they had brought me out to Camp Lakamaga near Marine on St. Croix. During the summer months they hold girls scout camp here. So this was definitely a challenge, to transform a girl scout camp into a rustic woodsy yet very elegant atmosphere. Sometimes I had to laugh to myself because during this whole process I think Lauren, Drew & myself were the only ones that could actually picture the end result! The landscape was spectacular and so natural. After meeting with the couple I knew this venue meshed perfectly with their personalities. So laid back, earthy with a warm feel. This is my ultimate goal as a wedding planner, to bring out the couples lives and passions into the big day of celebrating the love they have for each other.

Normally I would start this story on the day, but Lauren & Drew’s celebration started early. They had close friends and family to the camp on Friday to help celebrate their rehearsal dinner. In which they had hired a Wood Fire Pizza Truck to come onsite and cook for them and their guests. I happened to still be around setting up for the next day and was lucky enough to snag a slice. Mmaazziing, it brought such a fun ambiance to the evening that ended in s’mores provided by the couple.

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Saturday began with the ladies getting ready in Stillwater, where they had brunch before hair and makeup which was done by Amy, the maid of honor. The gentleman spent the night at the camp and woke up early to help me hang a few outdoor café lights. This was a last minute decision to have the dance outside because the weather had permitted. I was up for the challenge. A little trail headed through the woods into a large beautiful field, this is where the ceremony would take place. Thank you to Ultimate Events for delivering drapery and wood back chairs. Rustic Elegance began to drape the pavilion with white satin where the wedding party would tuck away. We placed 257 chairs perfectly, facing a beautiful arch Drew had made for Lauren. The arch was perfectly pieced together with greenery by Laine Moire Floral Design. They also assisted with the centerpieces for the reception. I have to say the way the head table was layered with greenery was absolutely immaculate.

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Lauren & Drew decided to share snacks with their guests during the ceremony in which they provided 2 different infused waters 1 being a blackberry sage the other was strawberry basil. The couple also provided an assortment of popcorn. This idea was a big hit with the guests. Grab your beverage a small bag of popcorn along with your program and enjoy the love story unfolding before your eyes. While we finished setting up the ceremony Keys Cafe arrived with the small wedding cake & delicious cupcakes. Later in the evening they would share a table with homemade pies which the aunts partook in making.

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The wedding party began to arrive, while the couple finished up their last minute touches. Drew awaits Lauren down by the lake, Lauren then takes her stroll through the woods to meet the man she will spend the rest of her life with. Levi Tijerina was the amazing, well-traveled photographer with a creative eye for detail who captured this moment along with many more like it as the day continued. Guests began to trickle in. My team and I are onsite to direct them to the ceremony and answer any questions they may have. Before I know it I am lining up the bridal party making sure everyone is in place and ready to cue the Dj Josh, a friend of the couple, who does both the ceremony and reception. He knows how to get a party started and keep it rockin all night! The ceremony was officiated by Jon Neal with Hope Community Church. Jon was so great with the whole wedding party. He almost felt like family during the big day!

 

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After the ceremony all of the guest headed back to the reception site. Cocktail hour is held on the patio hosted by With a Twist service. The Blue Door Pub arrives and fluently takes over the kitchen. I have to give Molly and her staff a big round of applause for how well they performed, so professional. They served and maintained a spectacular assorted burger bar. As well as coffee and water service. They were swift and clean. After dinner, desserts were served and the first dance was underway. Let me tell you, it was the most perfect moment I have ever been a part of. They danced away under the stars like no one was watching. It was the most romantic and perfectly set evening. Next up was the big exit. It went as planned, the guests lined up as Rustic Elegance helped them light their sparklers. Moments later the bride and groom ran out under the stars and through their friends & family to their getaway car, a lost tradition reclaimed. Thankfully their friend Bjorn the videographer was there to capture it all! I just have to say it was a pleasure working with Lauren & Drew and all the wonderful Vendors involved. So here’s to Lauren & Drew wishing them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Cheers!
~ Lynse Mae / Rustic Elegance, Lead Coordinator

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Venue: Camp Lakamaga
Planning: Rustic Elegance
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Florist: Laine Moire Floral Design
Officiant: Hope Community Church
Photographer: Levi Tijerina Photography
Caterer: The Blue Door Pub
Desserts: Keys Cafe
Bartending: With a Twist