When we were looking for a Minneapolis reception venue, I wanted a blank canvas. I had pictured a large open loft where I could transform the space, and the Day Block Event Center was exactly what we were looking for. The brick walls, exposed ceilings, and beautiful hardwood floors were a perfect starting place. I […]
I’ve been to many weddings in my 29 years, but I couldn’t tell you what was served for dinner at most of them. Last spring I went to a good friend’s outdoor barn wedding. Among many fabulous details, the couple rented food trucks for dinner. Guests had the choice between a taco truck and a […]
When we originally booked the Day Block for our reception site, we planned on having the ceremony there as well. In the end we decided we preferred to get married in a church, and were able to rent Pilgrim Lutheran Church for the day. It was the perfect intimate setting and I am so glad we made […]
One of the biggest ‘challenges’ of planning was my desire for color, while my husband would wanted everything to be classic (as in no polka dots). My favorite compromise was the bridal party. I choose simple navy bridesmaid dresses from Target (Target sells bridesmaid dresses now!) and let them pick their own style as long […]
image by juxtaphotos It’s been more than a month since the wedding and I think I finally have time to share all the details! Come back next week for details on our ceremony, reception, and my sparkly shoes.
A while ago I had seen an engagement session that was done in a studio. When I first started telling people my idea, I got a lot of weird looks and a few “…like JC Penny portraits?” questions. Ed and I wanted to do something unique and creative, and I think these photos turned out […]
Normally I am not a big fan of Save the Dates- I feel like this is one of the many things the wedding industry made up to make more money. However, I had seen a save the date that was used to tell the couple’s story, which I thought was incredibly creative. Since our story […]
After I had created the mood board and once we had our logos and colors, I made a style board. I used to think this was the same thing as a mood board, but I was wrong. While a mood board consists of images and colors that grab your attention, a style board is a much […]
I love design, and my fiance happens to work in marketing. Between the two of us, I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to come up with a ‘wedding brand.’ We knew we wanted something classic yet fun (think JCrew meets Kate Spade). Our main color is navy, which keeps the overall look classy while still […]
The beginning planning stages of any wedding (or party) can be incredibly overwhelming. I find that it can be helpful to begin by creating a mood board. Different from a style board (we’ll be discussing this later) a mood board simply consists of images that catch your attention, details that you want to include, and […]
The beginning planning stages of any party can be overwhelming. I think it’s natural to immediately want to jump into the details, choosing invitations and decorations before you even have a theme, or a budget. This is the order that I plan all of my parties and events in, and one that came in very […]
First, I need to apologize for being MIA in the party planning world lately. I got engaged this past summer and most of my life is currently revolving around thousands of tiny details. If you have ever planned a wedding, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Secondly, I apologize that for the next 4 […]
I wanted to be careful not to over-do the ‘fishing’ theme of this wedding, so I tried to stick to vintage photos and fun rustic accents. Below are the invitations I designed using the same photograph that I had taken earlier of our lake. The invitations and rsvp cards are still available on etsy here. […]
I designed a simple logo using aspects of nature and elegant fonts. We used this logo on many pieces of the invitation, as well as around the reception.
My brother got married last summer and I had the pleasure of helping with a few wedding things. He and his wife love fishing and being outdoors, so we went with a rustic elegance wedding theme, bringing in the lakes of Minnesota and their love of fishing. Below are the Save the Dates I created […]