Monday, January 30, 2012

Real Wedding: Rachel + Kyle, Stillwater MN

When I think about these two, I seriously have tears in my eyes. That's super cheesy, but what can I say?
It's just...true.
Rachel found me on Brandon Werth's website, and I can't thank that man enough for it. When Rachel and I first met, I had a hard time choking back my tears. Her story is one of redemption, and God's complete love and grace when you hand over the reigns to Him, and simply - let go. It's a lesson we all learn in life, but one so utterly worth it.
Because when you do, amazing things happen.
Like Rachel + Kyle.
Their love story makes you remember once again, that dreams truly do come true.
And every girl deserves this kind of love.

Their sweet and FUN daughter! She is a joy!

This wedding touched my heart in so many, many ways. And to do it with Brandon Werth? Well, that was just icing on the cake. Brandon is a true artist, and he captures weddings in such an in-depth way, it makes you feel like you literally stepped back into it. I adore him, and have nothing but his praises to sing. Thank you, Brandon!!

To Rachel and Kyle, oh you guys. Simply put-thank you.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives.
Thank you to your families for being so completely and utterly amazing, welcoming, and loving.
Your wedding is imprinted in my heart-may the Lord's love and grace flow into your marriage forever.

All my love,

oh the amazing vendors - I cannot dote your praises enough!!!

Wedding coordination + planning: Elizabeth Anne Weddings
Photography: Brandon Wearth
Venue: Historical Courthouse of Stillwater
Catering: Lake Elmo Catering {they are some of the sweetest people you have met!}
Floral: Munster Rose {breathtaking + amazing rolled into one!}
Desserts: Cocoa and Fig {if the photos don't say enough, the taste is even more amazing. yes, even more!}
Band: Caleb Hawley {side note: this is Rachel's brother and he also was on American Idol! He is hilarious, and super talented!!}
Hair: Smart + Chic {always a win!}
Table Linens: BBJ linens
Photobooth: Little Black Booth

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

WI Bride Inspiration Shoot

Emily and I sat at a crowded Caribou last spring and talked about a lovely WI inspiration shoot that uses only WI vendors, and showcases the beauty of our state. I think that sometimes midwestern weddings can be overlooked, but the midwest has a TON of beauty in it! The rolling hills, the green lush grass, the rustic barns... the list goes on! We took what we loved, and incorporated it into one pretty amazing shoot - and the results are gorgeous!
I was really honored to be a part of this, and get to know Emily more, as well as Dani with Studio Fleurette. These two really are amazingness all rolled into one pretty bow! Like anyone, it's really important to me to align myself with quality vendors who love what they do, have such deep passion for the quality of their work, and are genuine and loving. I adore these girls, and pretty much think we are the dream team. :D
This shoot was highlighted in WI Bride magazine, and Emily also posted some more in-depth photos on her blog last week. I wanted to show you some of my personal favs from the day as well!

Fabulous, right?!
Happy planning on this Tuesday!

Vendor Loving!
Planning and Design – Elizabeth Anne Weddings
Paper goods – Dena Swenson
Flowers and design – Studio Fleurette
Handmade, custom dress – Monirose
Katie Mikes of Embellished Salon
Hair pieces – Kirby Margaret and Feathered Designs 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Featured: WI Bride Magazine

SO HAPPY to be a part of a two page spread in the most recent issue of WI Bride!! We are all really proud of this shoot, and its amazing WI charm!!!

Planning and Design – Elizabeth Anne Weddings
Paper goods – Dena Swenson
Flowers and design – Studio Fleurette
Handmade, custom dress – Monirose
Katie Mikes of Embellished Salon
Hair pieces – Kirby Margaret and Feathered Designs

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Real Wedding: Caitlin + Sam, Eleva WI

I met Caitlin and Sam through the Independent Wedding Association fair last winter, and I was so glad our paths crossed! They are fun, crazy creative, and a blessing to know. I loved the wisconsin elements they brought into the day-they made our state proud, and my heart happy! It was a joy to be a part of their hot october wedding! :)


Much love and thankfulness to you both today!

I had a lot of fun working with their vendors to make this day enjoyable and seamless.
Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Anne Weddings
Photographer: Artists Eyes Photography
Catering: Chowgirls
Venue: Schultz Family Farm
Dessert: Family members!
Flowers: Friend of bride!