Julia + Josh | Redeemed Farm

THE PLANNING

Julia + Josh were the sweetest couple to plan with! It was apparent from day one of meeting Julia that these two were meant to be together and that their wedding day was going to be so filled with love. They had planned their wedding to be at Redeemed Farm, one of our fav places! We love it here because of all the fun places for guests to gather throughout the farm (and they’ve even added more since this wedding last year!!) and the owners Jeff & Julie are the sweetest people!

THE MORNING

The morning was spent getting ready at the farm. The ladies prepped in the bridal suite with Makeup by Nicole, and the gentleman gathered in the groom’s room. They had a small wedding party, only the maid of honor & best man, which made the getting ready easy & quick! Lead planner Kellie and assistant Kayla arrived at the farm to find a calm (& excited) bride to be. The RE team started prepping the decor throughout the space. Under the machine shed, we placed the gifts & cards setup, fun activities for guests (wedding mad libs!) and bag boards right outside for guests to enjoy as they arrived at the farm.

THE CEREMONY

Finally, it was time for these two to tie the knot! They glided elegantly together down the aisle to say their “I do’s” on the upper level of the main barn. Behind them was a stunning arch draped with fabric and beautiful florals from E.L. Designs.

THE RECEPTION

After they made it official, guests were off to enjoy a cocktail hour in the machine shed, followed by dinner in the lower level of the barn. This Little Piggy made an AMAZING dinner and we finished off the evening with a sweet treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes! After an evening of amazing dancing & good company, This Little Piggy brought out the late night snack – a PRETZEL station! It was almost too beautiful to eat, but once guests started digging in, it was a hit.

Julia + Josh – we loved reminiscing on your wedding day and hope that your first year of marriage was bliss (besides the whole pandemic!!). Cheers to your next chapter & many happy years ahead! Thank you to Lauren Baker Photography for capturing this beautiful day!

THE VENDORS

Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bartender: Liquid Motion
Ceremony Music: Evan Tsai
Florist: E.L. Designs
Officiant: Tamar Gronvall
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Makeup: Makeup by Nicole
Dress: Wedding Shoppe
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Maryclare + Ted | Golden Oak Farm

THE PLANNING

Maryclare and Ted got married on a beautiful September day last year at Golden Oak Farm! This venue is S O gorgeous and fun – we especially loved the llamas [+ so did the guests]. Another fun part about this venue is that the house is available to rent, so the couple and their wedding party/family took advantage of this opportunity and spent the weekend there.  Pre-wedding, lead planner Kellie worked with the couple on their Elegance Package details. The couple lived out of state, so we were very happy to help them from afar.  Due to the amount of rentals we brought, we got to use our shiny new trailer to transport it all! The Rustic Elegance delivery squad delivered the trailer the night before the wedding and unloaded it. 

THE MORNING

The next morning – we woke up ready to get these two M A R R I E D! My and Kellie arrived onsite to help place the rest of the rentals/decor while the wedding party prepped in the house. Apres dropped off the chairs and linens for the reception. The ladies got ready with Luminous Beauty helping them with their hair and makeup, while the guys got all dressed up. The wedding party consisted of 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen and an adorable ring bearer/flower girl combo. Flowers were put together by Maryclare’s mom and were S O gorgeous. Sarah Chacos caught some great shots of the wedding party and family, and before we knew it, it was ceremony time! 

THE CEREMONY

The ceremony took place Riverside at Golden Oak – we love this ceremony site with the river flowing in the background. Our shepard’s hooks and mason jars filled with wildflowers lined the ceremony aisle as guests took their seats. The wedding party glided down the aisle with the beautiful accompaniment from two members of the Bluewater Kings Band, followed by Maryclare + her dad walking to “I belong to you”. The couple’s friend, Matt, stood as their officiant and helped them make it official! After the first kiss, the couple walked out to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, and stationed themselves under one of the big oak trees for their receiving line. 

THE RECEPTION

After they got through greeting all of their guests, everyone headed off to the cocktail hour in the house/patio area. The Bluewater Kings Band duo played casual music as guests mingled and enjoyed passed appetizers from Gastrotruck. Guests then moved to the lower part of the barn for dinner. The tables were decorated with Rustic Elegance milk glass vases filled with wild flowers. The couple decided on a plated meal for their guests, which was provided by Gastrotruck. Maryclare and Ted enjoyed their first meal together as a married couple at an A D O R A B L E sweetheart table. For dessert, the couple opted for cupcakes and cake using Rustic Elegance cake stands/crates. After dinner speeches + dessert, everyone headed upstairs for the dance! More members of The Bluewater Kings Band arrived to get the party started – and truly kept it going all night long. Every one of the guests joined the dancing fun and the dance floor remained packed all night long! Seriously the most dancing we have seen! 

This wedding was so S T U N N I N G and we had so much fun being a part of their day [and we also worked really hard, we got our steps in with each of the planners tracking 13 mile]!  Maryclare + Ted – we hope that married life is treating you well + you are enjoying this new adventure in life together. Thank you to Sarah Chacos for sharing these amazing photos featured in the blog! 

THE VENDORS

Venue: Golden Oak Farm
Catering & Bartending: Gastrotruck
Beer/Wine Delivery: Mac’s Liquor
Chair/Linen Rentals: Apres Tent Rental
Decor Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Florist: Flutterby Flower Farm
Photographer: Sarah Chacos
Desserts: The Copper Hen
Transportation: Carlson Lines
Hair/Makeup: Luminous Beauty
Dress: The Dress Theory Seattle // Rime Arodaky
Bathrooms: Onsite 
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

McKenna + Matt | Backyard Wedding

Matt & McKenna threw a big backyard wedding that was stunning! McKenna & RE team member Kayla have been friends since they were little kids – joining a swim team when they were in elementary school together. They ended up going to the same college and swimming on the same team together again. College is also where McKenna met her fiance, Matt. They were friends first and it was actually after Matt had graduated from college that they started to date. After 3 years, Matt proposed to McKenna with the help of their pup/ring bearer, Mowgli on a walk that was life-changing!

When the couple was leaning towards a backyard wedding, they knew that Rustic Elegance was a must! McKenna had always dreamed of getting married at her parent’s house on the lake where she grew up.  With all the unknowns of planning a tent wedding, the couple met with Lead Coordinator Kellie to start planning their dream wedding. Kellie was also there the day they delivered the tent to ensure that all was set up according to plan. After the tent was set up, We’ve Got It Covered added draping and string lights for the extra WOW factor in this big tent. 

The morning of the wedding was finally here! The ladies got ready in the house with Anna Elizabeth Makeup & City Image Salon, while the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie & Kelly prepped the decor for the ceremony and reception spaces. The weather was a little tricky that day, starting out with some rain. The ceremony was set up to be done lakeside, so we all prayed the weather would let up in time. McKenna put on her dress with her mama and did a first look with her bridesmaids, and then proceeded to do one with her dad (so sweet!!!) before finally seeing her future hubby for his first look at his beautiful bride. Megan Tetzloff Photography then snapped some amazing wedding party photos & family photos while the rain let up just in time for the ceremony to be by the lake as planned. Will Clark got some cool shots to use in their wedding video (which turned out perfect!). The couple had their neighbor, Olivia be their flower girl and gave their pup Mowgli the important ring bearer title – they made the most dynamic (and cute!!) duo.

After a beautiful ceremony and a fun little surprise from the pastor (confetti streamers!), the couple drove off in a vintage car down the road to then join their wedding party for a pontoon cocktail hour on the lake, while guests enjoyed cocktail hour under the tent. Dinner was served by Pizzeria 201 and was AMAZING! For dessert, the couple opted for mini cheesecakes with a variety of toppings, and a special cheesecake for themselves (including a lego cake topper which was ADORABLE). Following dessert & speeches, the Musicians Unlimited band turned up the music & got the party started, and kept the dance floor going all night long. 

Matt & McKenna – we hope married life is a dream (especially during this quarantine) and that you are loving it! Thank you for having Rustic Elegance coordinate your tent wedding & for being such a fun couple to work with. Huge shout out to Megan Tetzloff Photography & Will Clark Videography for the amazing photos & video featured in the blog! 

VENDORS
Catering: Pizzeria 201
Rentals: G&K Rentals
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Band: Musicians Unlimited
Florist: Judy’s Floral Design
Officiant: First Lutheran Church
Photographer: Megan Tetzloff Photography
Videographer: Will Clark
Hair: City Image Salon
Makeup: Anna Elizabeth Makeup
Dress: Wedding Shoppe // Mori Lee
Bathrooms: Rent and Save Portables
Freezer Trailer: Waterville Food and Ice
Hotel: Holiday Inn, Lakeville
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Wedding Video by Will Clark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glws2vAddwg&feature=youtu.be

Barbara + David | Redeemed Farm

If you thought the groom’s dinner from our last blog was A M A Z I N G – wait until you see how the wedding day was for Barbara + David. If you missed it, we blogged about their gorgeous outdoor groom’s dinner and you can read that by clicking here.

The morning of the wedding was so beautiful and peaceful at one of our favorite venues, Redeemed Farm. Barbara got ready in the bridal suite at Redeemed Farm into dress number one. She had a casual dress as she greeted guests in and then changed into dress number two for the ceremony and remainder of the evening. While they were getting ready and enjoying their morning, My + Kellie placed the decor throughout the space at the farm along side Ashley Fox Designs, who placed the florals. The floral install for this day was A M A Z I N G and not one flower short of breathtaking. The RE team placed the rentals throughout the space including barrels, furniture, and our galvanized tin bar which we placed in the machine shed for use during cocktail hour. The couple decided to switch up the traditional wedding timeline and host the cocktail hour with apps before the ceremony, then move guests to the barn for the ceremony, and then downstairs for dinner and back upstairs for the dance. The couple greeted guests as they arrived in the machine shed, as did the bluegrass band Good Morning Bedlam.
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After a lovely cocktail hour, guests were asked to take a seat for the wedding ceremony. The couple got ready for the ceremony and Barbara changed into dress number two. The couple’s children made up the wedding party. We loved that it was a F A M I L Y affair! They then proceeded to the ceremony where Barbara’s son, Edison, played the piano for a beautiful prelude to the ceremony music. It was a beautiful ceremony, including a sweet sand ceremony as the unity symbol that included all of the children on top of a Rustic Elegance barrel with wooden top.
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After the couple said their “I do’s”, guests headed downstairs for a Y U M M Y dinner provided by Custom Catering by Short Stop. The dinner was so fun, and you could tell there was so much love in the room for these two individuals! For dessert – the couple went all out with options including an ice cream trailer from Ben & Jerry’s, wedding cake from Buttercream Wedding Cakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes that were placed on every table to enjoy during speeches, as well as chocolate covered strawberries from Custom Catering by Short Stop AND a traditional Norwegian Cake – P H E W!
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After speeches, the couple headed out for the lock and key ceremony at Redeemed which we L O V E more and more every time. Redeemed Farm will provide you a lock and key and will let you lock it on their Grain Bin. It is so fun for us to go back each time and recognize the locks from all our couples – so S P E C I A L. Guests headed upstairs for dancing and the couple W O W – ed them with their choreographed first dance to Prairie Spring by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. After that, the dance floor was open and guests were moving to the music all night long! Redeemed also lit a bonfire outside and guests enjoyed that as well on the beautiful July evening.
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Barbara + David – your love story is so inspiring and we loved being a part of your new chapter together. We hope that you are enjoying married life. Shout out to Graddy Photography + KT Sura for the various photos featured throughout the blog!

VENDORS
Venue: Redeemed Farm
Catering/Bar: Custom Catering by Short Stop
Band (Cocktail Hour): Good Morning Bedlam
Florist: Ashley Fox Designs
Photographers: Graddy Photography & KT Sura
Desserts:
Ice Cream Truck – Ben + Jerry’s
Cake – Buttercream Wedding Cake
Bundt Cakes – Nothing Bundt Cakes
Norweigan Cake
Strawberries – Custom Catering by Short Stop
Hair: Sudz Salon
Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Barbara + David | Backyard Groom’s Dinner

Barbara and David planned one of the most beautiful groom’s dinners we have ever been a part of, and their wedding the next day took everything to the next level. Lead planner Kellie loved working with them on their Elegance Package vision and with the help of assistant My, made it happen! Due to how beautiful their weekend was, we will be breaking their blog into a two part series to share all our F A V details of this love story!

A little background on the couple – they met in 1983 [yes, you heard us right] at Fair Hills Resort near Detroit Lakes, MN. He was a lawn boy and she was working the front desk. At the time, Barbara worked and lived at the resort, where David went home to his family’s house nearby after his shifts at the resort. Barbara told us that she was quiet, but David knew all the people at the resort and was more of a social butterfly. He eventually asked her out on a date – going fishing. She said she had no desire to fish initially, but David made it easy & fun. From then through the rest of the summer, the two continued to date and fell in love. They were in between their college years, so they had a quick summer romance – short & sweet but so real & true. They had one more sweet summer at the resort in 1984 before Barbara called it off as she was about to head into her senior year at college. They then parted ways for Y E A R S and went through life on different paths, only to rekindle the flame again in 2013. From the point they rekindled, Barbara told us that she really, truly knew that they were soulmates and meant to spend the rest of their lives together.

Their groom’s dinner took place at their cabin in River Falls, WI outdoors underneath a gorgeous clear top tent from Apres. We L O V E the clear top tent look – very romantic. They also rented vinyl, hardwood floor from Apres to give that added rustic touch to the tent. The tent set up took multiple days. The first day, the clear top tent was installed, and then the flooring was added the following day. The day after the flooring was installed, We’ve Got It Covered came to drape and add lighting, and then on the day of the groom’s dinner, floral touches were added – W O A H.

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Barbara + David opted for our Elegance Package, granting them access to A L L Rustic Elegance rentals to use throughout their space. We used our bar, farm tables & chairs, as well as lounge furniture for a few different spaces in the tent that guests would later enjoy all night long. We’ve Got It Covered draped some G O R G E O U S champagne drapery in the tent, paired with our wine barrels for a grand entrance. In the tent, they added tent leg draping, twinkle lights, chandeliers, chair sashes and cocktail linens + ties for a fabulously elegant look. Ashley Fox Designs then came in and decorated the tent with hanging greens, and the table with light and airy floral arrangements + decor, and some real candles for added ambience at the table setting.

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Guests started arriving from near and far as the bride and groom welcomed them into the tent for appetizers, dinner & dessert. We must say, the charcuterie spread provided by Apples to Apples tasted A M A Z I N G and looked A M A Z I N G – we loved the presentation and the taste! Guests were in A W E as it started to get dark and the twinkle lights and chandeliers lit up the entire tent. For an added surprise, the couple included a fireworks display that took place at the end of the night [which was a surprise to the guests] and could be seen through the clear top of the tent – so C O O L!

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We can’t wait to share more about this couple and their wedding day in part two of this blog series! Stay tuned – you won’t want to miss this! Thank you to KT Sura for all the S T U N N I N G photos above

VENDORS
Venue: Private Cabin
Catering/Desserts: Apples to Apples
Tent Rental: Apres
Draping + Lighting: We’ve Got It Covered
Furniture Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Coordination and Decor: Rustic Elegance
Florist: Ashley Fox Designs
Photographer: KT Sura
Bathrooms: Onsite

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Rustic Elegance owner Kellie doing what she does best! Photo by: KT Sura
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Wide angle photo of the tent setup – so G O R G E O U S! Photo taken by Kellie
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A lounge area full of Rustic Elegance rentals for guests to enjoy – photo taken by Kellie 
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Cute little drink station – photo taken by Kellie 

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Beautiful evening in the clear top tent; the ambiance here is K E Y! – photo taken by Kellie

Lauren + Justin | Capitol Room

It was so much fun helping Lauren + Justin plan their special day! It was extra special to work with them since Lauren + Justin went to college with Kayla, one of Rustic Elegance’s team member’s, and got married in their cute little college town at a new venue, The Capitol Room. Kellie did a tour of the space and L O V E D it’s modern rustic vibe. Lauren was an amazing DIY bride and M A D E her flower centerpieces.. Out of coffee filters!! Lead planner Kellie loved meeting with the couple leading up to the big day. Once it was finally here, the morning started with the ladies prepping in the bridal suite on the second level of the venue, while the guys went out to a breakfast spot down the street. A little later, they joined at The Capitol Room in the groom’s room to get in their suits for the big day. Once everyone was ready, Justin + Lauren did their first look photos. Annie Galloway captured this P E R F E C T L Y – the couple is so fun and loving and so were all the photos! The bridal party then joined in for some fun group photos before family photos. One of our favorite parts was that Lauren’s Grandma was actually one of her bridesmaids, and was the S W E E T E S T woman.

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After pictures with family + friends, it was time for the wedding party to “hide” as guests arrived. The main level of The Capitol Room acts as the ceremony spot and then is flipped/transformed into a beautiful dining space. In the back of the main room, there is a staircase leading to a cute little cocktail hour room, equipped with it’s own bar & space for snacks! After the couple said their I Do’s, guests headed down into the cocktail room and The Capitol Room staff, catering staff, and Rustic Elegance team worked to flip the room. We set up Lauren’s homemade centerpieces: cute little flower boxes made out of coffee filters and colored to look like real flowers – so A M A Z I N G! After a blink of an eye, the room flip was done and it was time to bring guests back in for dinner.

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Guests were A M A Z E D as to how the room transformed into such a gorgeous dinner room. For the grand entrance, the couple surprised guests up on the balcony that overlooked the dinner space! Dinner provided by Chef Craig’s Catering was D E V I N E, as was the dessert spread. The couple opted for a simple and sweet dessert table with T O N S of options (including cannolis!!). After dinner + speeches, a few tables in the front were cleared for dancing the night away. Instant Request DJ pumped up the jams and kept the dance floor full all night long!

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Lauren + Justin – we hope that your life as newlyweds is amazing & everything you dreamed it would be. We enjoyed being your day of coordinator! And thank you to Annie Galloway Photography for sharing these wonderful images of their day with us!

VENDORS
Venue: The Capitol Room
Catering: Chef Craig’s Catering
Bartending: The Capitol Room
DJ: Instant Request DJ
Photographer: Annie Galloway Photography
Desserts: Diamond Dust Bakery
Hair/Makeup: Karizma Salon & Spa
Dress: Inspire Bridal Boutique
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Emily + Nick | Round Barn Farm

Nick + Emily were so much fun to work with while planning their wedding! Lead coordinator Kellie loved that both of them came to their pre-planning meetings so she could get to know both of them and what their wedding dreams looked like as a couple. They were set for a spring wedding at the Round Barn, one of our F A V places!

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The ladies spent the morning of the wedding getting hair & makeup done at the barn by Lady Vamp Artistry, while the guys got spiffed up in the groom’s room. While the bridal party prepped for the day, the RE team was busy setting up the decor throughout the space. The couple opted to rent decor from RE including our white sofa, buffet table, dessert stands and some signs! After everyone was ready, Forth and Able caught some amazing pictures of the crew before the ceremony, including an A D O R A B L E first look. We did a quick day of rehearsal before the guests arrived for the ceremony. It was then time to start! The ceremony was short, sweet and beautiful. The couple chose to partake in doing a unity symbol, which was a wooden chest filled with notes and mementos from their years together. The Stringdingers Bluegrass Band played during the ceremony and the live music was beautiful in the outdoor space at Round Barn.

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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the pavilion before heading into the round barn for the dance. The gifts & cards were placed on Round Barn’s old horse carriage – we L O V E D this! Dinner was served by A’BriTin [as always, so Y U M M Y], and desserts were cupcakes/small cake from The Copper Hen. Instead of doing guest favors, the couple donated money to cancer research – a very cool way to honor something special to you as a couple. After dinner, dessert & speeches, it was time to dance the night away. The first dance for the newly married couple was played by the Stringdingers, “You and Me” written by Tom Petty. The Stringdingers then picked it up and guests joined in for a night full of love, laughter and dancing. Guests also were able to enjoy the bonfire with smores outside before the late night snack arrived [P I Z Z A].

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Emily + Nick – your day was one for the books! We L O V E D being a part of your wedding and hope that married life is treating you well in this new chapter of life. Thank you to Forth and Able for sharing these great photos of their day with us!

Venue: Round Barn Farm
Catering & Bartender: A’BriTin Catering
Band: Stringdingers Bluegrass Band
Florist: McKenny and Fern
Officiant: Amanda Samples
Photographer: Forth and Able
Desserts: The Copper Hen Cakery
Transportation: White Glove Shuttle
Hair and Makeup: Lady Vamp Artistry
Dress Shop/Brand: Our Shop Bridal // Allure
Hotel: St. James Hotel + Holiday Inn Express – Red Wing
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance

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Megan + Colton | Almquist Farm

Megan + Colton were so much fun to work with. Throughout the planning process, lead planner Kellie loved meeting with Megan and her mom to come up with the master plan. The morning of June 15 came about, and the weather was a little tricky. It started without rain in the forecast, but Kellie kept radar watch while the couple enjoyed themselves getting ready in the bridal suite at Almquist. The combination bridal suite has a level downstairs for the gentleman, and the upstairs level is all for the ladies! Lindsey White Photography was there to capture the day, and took some A M A Z I N G photos! The couple did their first look with a few little drizzles, but were covered by cute, clear umbrellas [+ the first look was S O sweet!].

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While the couple + their bridal party were prepping for the day, Kellie + Kayla set up the beautiful main barn for the reception. Simple greens paired with small vases with white flowers, and clear votives dressed up the already S T U N N I N G farm tables that Almquist provides. The couple also rented Rustic Elegance dessert stands to decorate their dessert table of mini-cupcakes [so Y U M M Y]!

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The rain was intermittent throughout the afternoon, allowing for photos under the main barn’s overhang and out in the lawn. Luckily, the rain cleared up just in the knick of time for their outdoor ceremony. The wedding party glided down the beautiful aisle/trail before the bride and her dad took their walk. After a gorgeous ceremony under the trees overlooking the valley, guests migrated to the main barn for cocktail hour and dinner. This Little Piggy provided a C L A S S I C meal that all guests loved. The cute mini-cupcakes were also a hit for all of the guests – the perfect bite sized T R E A T!

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After dinner + desserts, it was time for speeches + dancing. Megan’s dad captured a fun video during his speech – he ran around the entire room with his phone and people cheered for the newlyweds! Such a fun memory that these two will have F O R E V E R! Then it was time to get the party started on the dance floor. Lindsey White Photography also snapped a full group photo on the dance floor of A L L wedding guest attendees – so C U T E!

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Megan + Colton – we hope that married life is A M A Z I N G like you two are, and that you have many happy years ahead.

VENDORS
Venue: Almquist Farm
Catering: The Little Piggy
Bartending: Almquist Farm
DJ: Bellagala
Florist: Lakeside Floral
Photographer: Lindsey White Photography
Desserts: This Little Piggy
Transportation: First Student
Makeup: Lauren Smith
Hair: Belissimo Salon
Dress: Wedding Connection
Coordination + Rentals: Rustic Elegance

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Callan + Michael | Round Barn Farm

We had so much fun working with Callan and her mom to plan a gorgeous October wedding for Callan and Michael at The Round Barn. These two met on a blind date and shared their story with us so we HAD to share! Two of their mutual friends were celebrating birthdays and wanted to go for a motorcycle ride to celebrate. Callan of course, was in for the ride but didn’t know how to drive one. That’s where Mike comes in! Callan’s friend assured her that she would have someone to ride with. At the birthday party, they both said they had an instant connection with one another. After the birthday party, Callan thought for sure that Michael would ask for her number, but in true fashion, he just gave her a goodbye wave! She was persistent and ended up finding his Snapchat and talking to him there until he gave her his number.

If the story about how they met didn’t make your heart melt, the proposal story sure will! Callan had always dreamed about a Jeep Wrangler and owning one sometime in her life. She had been saving for one for a while when she met Michael. He kept encouraging her to save for it, until one day he told her that it would be a “money pit”. Discouraged, she decided to let that dream go, as she trusted his judgement. Fast forward to their three year anniversary. Michael had kept the whole night surprise from Callan & she was S U P E R excited! Although others questioned if the proposal was going to happen that evening, Michael threw Callan off by overly mentioning that was not the case, just a nice celebration for their anniversary and to wear a “nice dress” for their dinner. They headed off to the St. Paul Pool & Yacht Club for dinner. They had great service, amazing food and the B E S T seat in the house. While they were there, they talked about their future, marriage & getting engaged as if it were in the distant future… when really it was going to start that evening. After dinner, they headed down to the valet to get their car to head home. At the valet parking, there was Callan’s D R E A M Jeep Wrangler – two door pure white with custom tires and extras. Callan mentioned to Michael how beautiful the car was and his response was “It’s yours, I built it for you”. The parking attendant then jumped out of the car and handed Callan a box. She opened it and there was a little wooden frame that said “Will you marry me?” and that’s when Michael dropped on one knee and popped the question!

After that grand proposal, the couple was super excited for their future together and started planning their wedding. They used our Elegance package for their planning which includes our entire decor inventory! Lead planner Kellie loved helping the couple come up with different ways to use the decor at The Round Barn, and soon enough, the big day was here!

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Nate & Chad (our handy Rustic Elegance delivery team) brought the furniture to Round Barn and helped Kellie & Kelly place it throughout the barn. We created cozy lounge areas in the top of the barn, featuring our furniture – couches, coffee tables, sitting chairs, lamps etc. We also used our wine barrels with tops along with our bar in the lower part of the barn. This created a great space for guests to mingle and grab a drink on the way up to the dance floor. We also used our display hutch at the ceremony site to display champagne/sparkling water for guests to take prior to the ceremony, and then we re-used the hutch as one of the [three!!] dessert displays later on in the evening. The RE team also hung our string lights across the center hole in the barn for some added ambience, as well as on a pallet wall behind the bride and groom for the reception. Our RE chalk artist Kierra designed a large, custom chalk timeline for the couple that made a great accent piece for the reception space.

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The guys + gals prepped in their respective suites on the morning of the wedding before the ceremony. The wedding party consisted of 4 attendants per side, and included the C U T E S T flower girl/flower dog combo [Khloe + Tuka]. Tuka was the couple’s dog and was so well behaved. She stole our hearts a bit. They glided down the aisle to say their I do’s, to the song Cannon in D, which was played by a trio. After the gorgeous ceremony, the trio moved to the pavilion and continued to play for the cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed an appetizer buffet from This Little Piggy before sitting down for dinner.

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This Little Piggy provided an awesome dinner buffet in the pavilion before speeches & dances. The couple had the most A M A Z I N G dessert station spread throughout the barn: one on the hutch, one on the wine barrel/door, and a smaller display of mini desserts on a sofa table upstairs. Cossetta’s brought the desserts and there were T O N S of options to choose from. Guests loved the variety [+ so did we!]. Cossetta’s also provided the guests favors of chocolate goodie bags. After dinner + desserts, the couple danced their first dance to “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean – it was such a special moment between these two love birds! After the first dance guests joined in the dancing to get the party started. The reception setup was G O R G E O U S and guests seemed to love the cozy seating arrangements with RE furniture to gather around. Guests also enjoyed the bonfire outside the barn – it was a chilly night and P E R F E C T fire weather. For the late night snack, the RE team placed out a cute popcorn bar to round out the night. After everyone said their goodbyes, the couple and some of the wedding party stayed overnight at the B&B.

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Callan + Michael, we L O V E D being a part of your love story, and hope that married life is treating you well. We hope that you are driving right into this new chapter of your life, Jeep Wrangler and all!

Blog Photos Above: Daly Proof Photography
Blog Photos Below: Rustic Elegance Team

Venue: Round Barn Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bartender: A’BriTin Beverage
Decor: Rustic Elegance
DJ: Midwest Sound
Ceremony Music: Greenwood Tree
Florist: Wild Roots Florist
Officiant: CJ Brase
Photographer: Daly Proof Photography
Videographer: JK Videography
Photobooth: Midwest Sound
Desserts: Cossetta’s
Transportation: Red Wing Bus Company
Hair + Makeup: Madi Mae
Dress Shop/Brand: Effie’s Bridal // Mikaella
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Redwing + Holiday Inn Express
Coordination/Decor: Rustic Elegance

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Paige + Devin | Backyard Wedding

Paige + Devin were such a fun couple and we loved being a part of their wedding day! Lead planner Kellie enjoyed meeting with Paige and her mom, Joleen, prior to the wedding, to nail down all the details! The couple got married on the groom’s family property, which was S T U N N I N G. This was a 3-day event for the Rustic Elegance team! Lead planner Kellie was onsite for the set up on Thursday, Friday for the rehearsal/grooms dinner and then the main event on Saturday.

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On the big day, the couple prepped with their bridal party, while the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie, Kristin, Andrea and Olivia prepped all the decor. The ceremony took place lakeside on the family property. A giant arch was placed at the front, and ceremony doors at the back of the grassy field [both made by the talented groom!]. The wedding had a large guest count, with 450 people for the ceremony, and 200 more guests joined for the dance – W O W!

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When it was finally time for the ceremony, the wedding party walked elegantly down the aisle, followed by a grand entrance by the bride and her dad through the ceremony doors [and great accent Rustic Elegance wine barrels]. The couple did a tree planting for their unity symbol. After they were finally pronounced husband and wife, it was time to head to the barn for a big party.

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The reception took place in their huge pull barn. The barn was transformed by the Rustic Elegance team into a pretty amazing reception space! The groom made 2 bars, wine barrel cocktail tables and a wood pallet backdrop for behind the head table. The backdrop was also decorated with various candles, and a pop of floral. The florists decked the place out with hanging greens above the dance floor and head table – it looked so G O R G E O U S! Along with the floral touches, We’ve Got It Covered draped the entire barn, and hung sparkling chandeliers throughout. They also brought in pink linens, lace table runners, and napkins! The reception space housed lots of Rustic Elegance rental items as well, including wood farm tables for the head table, sofas for a sitting area, and the dessert table/stands.

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Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple decided to have everyone sign fabric squares, which would later be made into a quit for the happy couple. Their favors consisted of a seed packet that were displayed in the Rustic Elegance wheel barrel. After dinner, the couple took a little time to themselves around sunset, and embarked on a paddle boat ride – seriously was like a scene out of the N O T E B O O K + the photos from this are perfect! When the boat ride was over, the wedding party greeted them with a sparkler entrance back to the dance to get the party started! Dinner and dancing ensued, and were later followed by a fireworks display.
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This wedding was one for the books – no detail was left out! We are loving going through all of the their photos and reminiscing on this special day – shout out to Let Me Capture You Photography for sharing these images with us. Paige + Devin – we hope married life is all the best and thank you for having Rustic Elegance be a part of your vendor team!

VENDORS
Ceremony/Reception: Family Farm
Catering: Prime and Wine
Bartender: Geneva Bar and Grill
Rentals: Apres
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
DJ: Silver Sound Entertainment
Florist: Bel Fiore
Photographer: Let Me Capture You Photography
Videography: Peterson Brothers Productions
Photobooth: Silver Sound Entertainment
Desserts: Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Hair/Makeup: SM Hair and Makeup
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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