Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Jul 20 2018

Ah yes, yes. We know we’re in the midst of the relaxed, sunny days of summer … but it doesn’t hurt to take a peek at some winter color inspiration for all you lovelies in the midst of planning! The first of our Winter 2018/19 Color Trends is the aptly-named COZY palette. It’s a plaid flannel-inspired palette that leads off with a classic red and navy blue and toned down with a couple organic hues. This outdoor rustic surprise proposal in the woods of Colorado Springs is the most perfect way to showcase how the four colors work together.

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Red and blue plaid flannels, a backdrop of the serene woods, and an adorable puppy … it’s cozy wintery perfection. For his rustic surprise proposal, Collin schemed with a friend and photographers at Randy + Ashley Studios to plan out the proposal at Fox Run Park near Colorado Springs. Baillye was under the impression they were going for a Christmas card sesion. They dressed up their puppy and headed to the park with the ring box tucked in Collin’s back pocket {you can actually see it at the beginning of their session!}. After nabbing a few adorable shots, Collin got down on one knee … and cue the tears. The moment of and after are full of so much heart-fluttering emotion {and a bit of bubbly to celebrate!}. Congrats to the newly-engaged couple!

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Rustic Surprise Proposal With An Adorable Puppy & Woodsy Scenery

Photographer: Randy + Ashley Studios//via Two Bright Lights

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MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O’Neale Share Their Amazing Day

Jul 11 2018

We are so excited to share today the wedding of stunning bride Katie Provost and her groom, Shaun O’Neale, winner of USA MasterChef Season 7! Their wedding was just featured on MasterChef on FOX as part of the popular cooking competition. We’re honored to give you an exclusive look into every fabulous detail you may have gotten a glimpse of on the show!

Katie and Shaun are the only couple in the whole world to have been married by chef Gordon Ramsay! The stunning couple exchanged their vows this past spring under a beautiful white rose arch at Malibu Wine Safaris, with 100 of their closest friends, family, and Stanley the Giraffe in attendance. Then, everyone was served a mouthwatering meal prepared by the competing red and blue teams! {Check out the July 11th episode of MasterChef to see how it all went down.}

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

Katie was an absolute blast to work with as she shared some of the fun and unique details of her and Shaun’s story and MasterChef wedding day. It’s not often your wedding is shot for a national television audience! Get the inside scoop of their big day from our interview with Katie here.

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

Oooh and the gorgeous couple also ordered their custom wedding programs from MagnetStreet Weddings … which definitely adds to the fun. So sit back, grab a glass of vino, and take in the dream that is Katie and Shaun O’Neale’s MasterChef wedding day!

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

Venue: Malibu Wine Safaris \ Photography: Wedding Nature Photography \ Music: Seaside Strings \ Hair & makeup: Hair And Makeup By Mary & Giovanissa Couture Bridal Makeup Artist


MasterChef Wedding: Katie & Shaun O'Neale Share Their Amazing Day

How did your love story begin?  Shaun and I actually met on the dating app Bumble.  Las Vegas is a hard city to date in and dating apps make it easier to weed out the people that aren’t looking for the same things.

How did Shaun pop question?  We got engaged in San Francisco. I am Shaun’s booking manager and book all of his celebrity appearances (along with my full time job as an accounting director). Shaun was performing a cooking demo at Macy’s Union Square that weekend, so I flew out with him to watch. The following day, we were walking around San Francisco and ended up in Palace of Fine Arts … where coincidentally, a marriage was taking place. After some time walking around there, Shaun stopped me and popped the question. It was perfect … completely our style…nothing like what you see in movies or on The Bachelor … it was just real =) We are both in our mid-30s, and this is the first marriage for both of us. You don’t see that too often nowadays that people hold off that long to meet and marry their soulmate.

You had just TWO months to plan your wedding?!  We found out in December 2017 (2 months after we got engaged) that MasterChef wanted to film our wedding March 1st, 2018. That gave us only 2 months to plan and for me to find the perfect wedding dress. Since we had so little time to plan, wedding planning actually went pretty smooth. We didn’t have time to look around and interview potential vendors, so once we found ones that we liked, we hired them. Shaun and I were responsible for tux/dress, travel, wedding programs, musicians, hair/makeup, photography, photo booth and wedding reception food/venue. MasterChef was in charge of wedding food, décor, flowers, and venue. I would say the hardest part was hiring vendors without meeting them until the day of the wedding. I got lucky and was able to have a hair/makeup trial run in California the week before because we just happened to be in L.A. for one of Shaun’s events. Shaun was the best at helping to plan! He even tried to find me a hair/makeup artist.  I’m extremely lucky to have a man that may have even planned more than me because he knew I was stressed. Other future husbands – take note!  It’s not all about the bride…she needs your help, too =) It’s BOTH of your day!

Did you pick out your own wedding colors or theme?  That part was tricky … since the team colors for MasterChef were red and blue, we couldn’t have any shades of red or blue for our wedding. And since we didn’t have 100% confirmation of our wedding venue until 3 days before we got married, we couldn’t exactly plan for a theme either.  MasterChef handled all the décor, but Shaun and I opted for a deep purple accent color as opposed to a pastel … as we were not aiming for a rustic wedding and both have more modern and cutting edge styles.

What was the highlight of the day?  Obviously number one was being the only couple in the whole world to have been married by Gordon Ramsay! It was actually a surprise to us because we didn’t approach Gordon about officiating our wedding … HE approached US because of his love and respect for Shaun. There was also Stanley the giraffe who was behind our ceremony the whole time in his bow tie =)  And one of the highlights for both of us was the support we received from our friends and family who all traveled to Malibu in the middle of the week with 2 months notice just to celebrate our wedding with us.

We love cake … tell us about yours!  MasterChef actually made our wedding cake, and it was a beautiful marble decoration on the outside and filled with red/blue cake on the inside (to represent the team colors). We had the most amazing wedding toppers that MasterChef made for us that were bobble heads of Shaun and I in our tux and dress … and Shaun’s bobble head even had his signature hat!

How did you find your gorgeous Vera Wang dress?  It’s actually a funny story. My personal style is very edgy and modern, and I like my clothes to be unique and really draw attention. That being said, I found the perfect dress with a low-cut top, lace bodice and covered in Swarovski crystals for $4,000. I had my heart set on it and was ready to go back to the store to buy it. I went with one of my bridesmaids to pick up her dress at David’s Bridal (so I wasn’t even looking for a dress for myself anymore) and I walked by this super simple, classy Vera Wang dress that was on a mannequin on the way to the fitting room (and only $795!). I kept staring at it … totally not my style, but yet I was drawn to it. I tried it on and fell in love. I was so torn between the two completely different dresses, that I didn’t know what to do. Then it came to me! My whole life, I’ve always gone for one specific kind of guy … and obviously that never worked out. When I first met Shaun, he was the opposite of the type I usually go for but I decided to give it a chance. And it ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. So sometimes you have to go with what feels right and not what you think you want. And that’s what I did when choosing my dress.

Did you get to pick the dinner that the MasterChef contestants prepared?  We chose scallops (for the appetizer) and duck breast (for the main course). It was prepared by the contestants of the current MasterChef season, and they did a great job under the circumstances! We did get to decide on what was being served. I chose scallops because that is what Shaun cooked for me on our second date =)  Shaun chose duck breast because he wanted to challenge the contestants … duck breast is a hard thing to cook for 100 people, and Shaun knew it would bring out the best in the contestants.

Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new?  Of course! I borrowed Shaun’s logo to put on my garter belt. Something blue was tough because as I mentioned before, there could be no blue or red anywhere in the wedding since those were the team colors …obviously I went with blue panties. LOL. For something old, my cousin gave me a handkerchief that belonged to my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. She would have loved to have been at the wedding and she would have definitely been wearing pink =) For something new, obviously everything I was wearing was new, but Shaun’s mother also gave me a beautiful ring to wear that day.

What was it like having your wedding recorded for TV?  OMG crazy! Shaun is not shy in front of the cameras so he wasn’t nervous at all. I, on the other hand, was terrified! My voice was shaking, and I was so nervous about what I would say during the introduction. But once we got to the actual ceremony, I forgot all of the cameras were there and it was the most amazing experience of my life. When we were first approached to have our wedding filmed for MasterChef, I was hesitant. But then I thought to myself, how many other people in the world get this opportunity? I’m always one to live in the moment …  One thing I do have to say was weird though was one of the production crew taping a microphone to the inside of my thigh one minute before I had to walk down the aisle!

Any advice for couples planning their wedding now? Yes!

#1: Husbands – this wedding is yours too. We all know this is ‘her day,’ but that is even more reason why you should take some of the stress off the bride and do your fair share of planning.

#2: Don’t go into dress shopping with preconceived notions. You might not cry when you try on the perfect dress but who cares! Did you cry the first day you met your husband? I would hope not but you still fell in love! LOL

#3: Hire a wedding planner. So much stuff was missed at our wedding just because we didn’t have a wedding planner—such as the handing out of the programs, the passing of the guest book, making sure people knew where the photo booth was, etc. You won’t have one second to think about these things on your wedding day … so pay someone else to.

How have your lives changed after being more in the spotlight?  I don’t think our lives have changed so much as this exposure has led to so many great opportunities. Shaun and I have traveled the world because of his work as a chef to such places as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Italy and then Ireland in a few months. We have also had the opportunity to work with major brands such as Macy’s and Disney on several occasions (which I am obsessed with and have been visiting several times a year since I have been born). It’s more about the exposure that this opportunity has provided to Shaun and not so much about the fame. We have big plans of opening a restaurant in Las Vegas in 2019, so being able to travel so much and build a brand was key.

And last but not least, we are curious about your wedding programs!  I found MagnetStreet Weddings most likely by Googling affordable wedding programs. This was a last-minute cost that we weren’t planning on spending, so we were looking for something cheaper yet still looked professional. The programs turned out absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t have been happier with them. To be honest, I often use competitors for stuff like this, but I went with MagnetStreet because you had a better template selection and were having an amazing sale =)

Thanks SO much to Katie and Shaun O’Neale for sharing their story and MasterChef wedding details with us! We can’t wait to see all the exciting adventures ahead of you two. xoxo

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Autumn Ranch Wedding In California’s Wine Country

Jul 6 2018

The picturesque Flying Caballos Ranch in San Luis Obispo, Cali was host to Ashley and Jon’s stunning autumn ranch wedding. Their ranch wedding is a perfect mix of elegance-meets-rustic outdoor prettiness. We’re excited to share all the fabulous details with you, including the very dramatic color palette they incorporated {that naturally inspires the Dramatic palette, part of our Fall 2018 color trends}!

As lovers of travel, Ashley and Jon’s San Luis Obispo wedding in the Edna Valley Wine Country was actually a destination wedding. The fall colors provided a stunning backdrop and also perfectly coordinated with their flowers. A rich blue sky, charming historic yellow ranch house, and rustic ranch scenery painted the perfect picture for their autumn ranch wedding. Their love for travel was also incorporated throughout their reception tablescape. We love it!

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country


                                                                                MagnetStreet wedding invite shown: Country Florals

Dramatic Color Palette by MagnetStreet Weddings
Eggplant, Mulberry, Blush, Periwinkle, Custom Yellow

Jewel tones are here to stay for the fall! Deep berry purple, mulberry, and blush create a rich palette for an elegant autumn wedding. Add in a bit of periwinkle and yellow accents to create a warm, inviting ambiance.

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Autumn Ranch Wedding In California's Wine Country

Special thanks to the vendors of Ashley and Jon’s stunning autumn ranch wedding: 
Photographer: Loveridge Photography//Floral Designer: Festive Designs//DJ: Goodbeat Productions//Equipment Rentals: Rentals – Got You Cover’d//Cake Designer: Madonna Inn//Caterer: Phil’s Catering//Makeup Artist: Bluebird Salon//Reception Venue: Flying Caballos Guest Ranch//via Two Bright Lights

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Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Jun 28 2018

Gorgeous Minnesota couple, Julie and Andrew, kind of met at St. Cloud State University at some point during their freshman year. Neither of them remember the details, and years went by before they’d see each other again. Fast forward to a week before they graduated, and they ran into each other at a local bar and started texting … and eventually began dating. Now we have their fabulous urbanesque Minneapolis wedding photos by Karen Feder Photography and thoughts from the bride to share with you!

Julie and Andrew’s Elegant Minneapolis Wedding

Location: St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis & Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park
Theme: Classic and elegant
Colors: Gray/silver and white

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Something borrowed, blue, old, and new
Borrowed: Her mother’s earrings
Blue: Mother-in-law’s blue necklace
Old: Her mom’s purse that she had used in her wedding
New: Dress and shoes

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Searching for the Dress
“I went to the first place… kind of with an idea of what I was looking for… Tried on everything. Ball gowns, mermaid, fit and flare, etc. There was one that I had tried on that weighed about 75 pounds! I was exhausted just walking back to the dressing room, so I didn’t know how I was going to do it for an entire day- but it was BEAUTIFUL! The ball gown just wasn’t what I was looking for. I tried one on that if I ever become Miss Universe, I will buy it! A few of them felt like prom gowns or  dance costumes. I didn’t leave disappointed, but I left knowing what I did not want in a dress. I had an appointment set at Posh … When we got there, I told the lady exactly what I didn’t want… because I still really didn’t know what I wanted. She pulled out 3. The first one I put on, I just knew it was the one! It was solid lace … no beading (which I thought I had wanted tons of rhinestones and sparkle) and was just perfect. It was so lightweight, and highlighted my body perfect. I walked out a VERY happy camper!” 

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

The lovely couple invited guests to their classic, elegant Minneapolis wedding celebration with a stunning Vision of Love wedding invite from MagnetStreet.

“I actually first met with a lady who I originally wanted to have make them. I wanted something very basic, and got the point across. She had a different vision. So we scrapped that idea and started over. When my friend had recommended checking out your website, I started playing around with things, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted. It was simple, but got the point across. I also loved how easy it was to connect with help, if needed. I also loved how the envelopes came printed!  When you get the invites, they are adorably wrapped. It makes such a simple thing, that much more exciting!”

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

The Proposal
A few months into dating, Julie and Andrew headed up to the North Shore of Minnesota to celebrate Julie’s birthday. Cove Point Lodge hosted the couple, where they made fun memories as a new couple. Four years later, they returned to the beloved lodge for a quick getaway vacation … and Andrew popped the question!

“We got back to our resort and decided that it would be fun to go out onto the point ‘Cove Point’ before we showered and got ready for dinner. It was about a 5-7 minute walk out there. There was no direct route, walking over tree branches and rocks. We got out there and it was beautiful! It was fun to see everything from that view. Well after about 30 seconds, I got cold (and was tired … it had been a LONG day, already) so I started back to shore. Halfway back, there was a sandy area, and I tripped over a rock and lost my shoe. (I later found out Andrew had tripped me, as I was walking too fast.) Once we got back on land, Andrew got down on his knee, and popped the question. It could not have been more perfect!”

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Highlight of the Day
“Besides getting married 😉 Honestly, dancing, and singing the night away with my friends and family! It was so awesome to have all the people you love and care about in one location! We had a blast! I will say, I do feel awful that I didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone, but we had so much fun on the dance floor.”

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Favorite Photos of the Day
“My personal attendants were as important to me as my bridesmaids, so I loved that they were able to be in all of our pictures with us! We went to Fulton and got a few beers, and took some pictures there. Those all turned out super well as well … so many fun memories!”

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Julie + Andrew: Minneapolis Wedding With Very Elegant & Classic Details

Advice from the Bride
“Enjoy it!! Everyone says it goes by so fast, and it truly does! Try to make it appoint to talk to people. I didn’t, and I wish I would have more. I briefly remember seeing people there as I was running to the bathroom, and now I am thinking back … why didn’t I stop and say hi at that time!  Don’t stress the small stuff!”


Special thanks to all the talented vendors of Julie and Andrew’s marvelous Minneapolis wedding: 
Photography: Karen Feder Photography / Church: St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral  / Reception: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest / Wedding Dress: Posh Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe / Men’s Suits: Knight’s Chamber Clothiers, St. Cloud / Flowers: Donato’s Floral / Cake: Buttercream / DJ: Rick A, Instant Request / Rings: Bachman Jewelers

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