The talented mother and daughters planning team Devasco’s Daughters asked me to be a part of this event for local Minnesota artisans in late October at Ace General Store in Excelsior Minnesota. This intimate outdoor dinner celebrated a sense of community and a beautiful meal along with new and old friendships. A bonfire and unique local brews from Excelsior Brewing Company finished the evening. DeVasco’s Daughters styled and coordinated the event and incorporated their rentals into the design. Images are provided by photographer Josiah Davie with a full list of credits below.
Jessie and Vince contacted me from Milwaukee Wisconsin and asked if I would travel from the twin cities metro to design their wedding flowers. We talked for several months about different ways to style greenery in the historic urban space at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee. Jessie and Vince had a vision of lush foliage’s and blooms with candles at their wedding ceremony and greenery styled on blush fabric runners for the reception. This was actually a planned surprise for their close family and friends who were under the impression this was just a party. (Both sets of parents knew however!). Thanks to Geneoh Photgraphy for the images.
We are eagerly waiting for the professional photos of this blush and cream wedding at The Hutton House in Medicine Lake Minnesota (just outside Minneapolis) but in the meantime, here are a couple of our favorite Instagram pictures of Audrey and Allen's wedding day. An abundance of greenery from the gardens at Studio Fleurette with gorgeous local peonies and other whimsical flowers were used. Gold was the metal of choice used throughout with taper candlestick holders, vases and candelabras. A sophisticated shade of blush fabric was wrapped around the in house modern white arch in the courtyard at the Hutton House where the ceremony took place and lush greenery and flowers climbed the steps inside as a welcoming entrance for the guests.
Tracey and Shaun had hot and humid weather on their wedding day but luckily this wedding was indoors at Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Tracey had a vision of a large lush floral wreath to stand in front of for the wedding ceremony. We used many different types of foliages, foraged appleblossom, vines and gorgeous spring flowers including tulips, peonies and spirea in shades of white and cream. Mixed metals and cascading whimsical silk ribbons completed this romantic look for Tracey and Shaun. Thanks to Brittany at Lux Events for pulling it all together and Rochelle Louise Photography for the images.
August weddings in western Wisconsin are always delightful and this late summer event at Birch Hill Barn in Glenwood City was no exception! Danielle grew up in the area and appreciated her family’s history nestled in the hills near Glenwood City. She requested romantic late summer neutral blooms with a just picked look and feel. We incorporated many local blooms and foraged greenery along with some choice flowers grown in my gardens just for this wedding. Photos are provided by BethCath.
Brogan and Keith were married last March at Aria in Minneapolis and they had a long history of travel and exploring the world together. They brought in their map decor, custom made signage and incorporated globes as table numbers. A wood swing with whimsical floral and vines hung from the catwalk and Brogan had a vision for deep jewel tones with a fresh moss tablescape for the 32' long harvest head table. Bud vases filled with spring blooms hinted at the changing season and lush greenery was used for the hanging orb installation. Blush and Whim coordinated the day with photos provided by Twig and Olive Photography.
Weddings are winding down for the season and it’s time to pick up the blogging habit again. The photos are rolling in and first up are Cait and Ryan and their Stillwater Minnesota wedding photographed by the talented film photographer Jake Anderson. A marsala, burgundy and blush color palette with autumn textures popped against black dresses and tuxes. Cait looked amazing in her dress standing in her childhood bedroom in her family’s home high up on the banks of the St. Croix River in Stillwater. The ceremony was at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and reception at Lake Elmo Inn.
Emily and Paul were married on a rainy day in August but they had a beautiful romantic greenery infused wedding inside Aria in Minneapolis Minnesota. They were creative with their intimate ceremony and chose to have it in the main lobby of Aria under the chandeliers which we draped with soft greens. Vines were installed on fabric and a candlescape down the aisle completed the look. Inside the main room for the reception were cafe lights and hanging garlands to create a welcoming atmosphere. Mixed metals, textured gold linens,trees and romantic light flowers contributed to this classic and garden style wedding. Photos provided by Geneoh Photography.
Congratulations to Jaimee Morse and her new business The Heirloom Bouquet! This is an innovative and exciting approach to preserving your wedding bouquet. The team behind The Heirloom Bouquet will source the blooms, create a custom flat-lay, photograph it and then each flower is titled by way of custom hand calligraphy and placed beside its corresponding bloom. What a modern way to transform a bouquet into an elegant and timeless heirloom!
Sunday September 4th was warm and humid but still perfect for Matt and Kristin’s wedding day at St. Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles and the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. One of my favorite things about their wedding were the eight bridesmaids in mismatched blush dresses. It was a pretty view looking out across the lawn at Minikahda watching them all getting photos taken with the amazing Laura Ivanova. Neutral flowers with a heavy base of greenery, ferns and texture were used with gold and blush accents. Warm wood tones added to the organic garden feel in the classic ballroom at the venue. Blush and Whim coordinated the wedding with photography by Laura Ivanova.