Shannon + Shawn | Real Wedding

When your wedding takes place at the lake and your venue is called “The Boathouse”, it is only fitting to have a nautical themed wedding! S + S’s day was nothing short of a perfect lakeside wedding. Their ceremony took place overlooking the water with cold drinks in a canoe for guests. It wouldn’t be a nautical theme without a boat ride for the bride and groom following the ceremony. And you have to see how these navy blues & bright colors popped so well against the white boathouse!

Simply put, it was a beautiful, sunny day with a beautiful couple! We are so happy we got to be a part of their day!

Location: Quarterdeck Resort | Floral, Planning & Design: Bloom Designs | Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography | Rentals: Bloom Designs & Farmhouse Foundry | Catering: Prairie Bay | Music: Hansen and Hoyt | DJ: Premiere Party Entertainment | Dessert: Edible Art

Elise + Brett | Real Wedding

When a bride and groom thoroughly enjoy their wedding day….this is what it looks like! There isn’t a single candid picture where these two aren’t beaming with smiles. E + B were such a pleasure to work with and looking back at these pictures, we are reminded at how fun and outgoing these two are! The bride with her stunning two piece dress and her mismatched bridesmaids…swoon! No detail was overlooked from the floral arrangements we created for the church & entrance into the reception space, to the floral surrounding their dreamy seating chart and hanging installation!

As always, we could try to describe the perfection of this day but instead let’s have you scroll through and see for yourself!

Ceremony Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Reception Location: NP Event Space | Floral, Planning & Design: Bloom Designs | Photographer: Aimee Jobe Photography | DJ: Premier Party Entertainment | Catering: Prairie Bay | Dessert: Edible Art | Groom’s Dinner: Madden’s on Gull

Ellie + Nick | Real Wedding

This colorful fall wedding was simply out of a dream. E & N’s laid back, down to earth style shined bright on their big day. From the beautifully mix-matched bridesmaid dresses and vibrant fall tones to the Nintendo lounge, no detail was overlooked! And their head table? This is what head table dreams are made of! We had so much fun creating this colorful hanging arrangement and paired with Farmhouse Foundry’s vintage chairs were the perfect touch.

It was such a pleasure styling this couple’s day! You won’t regret scrolling through these!

Venue: The NP Event Space | Planning: Bre is Fun | Floral & Design: Bloom Designs | Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography | Rentals (furniture, moonbeam arch, mantle): Farmhouse Foundry | Catering: Prairie Bay | Dessert: Glam Doll Donuts

Brighter Days Foundation

Every year I am blessed to design and plan the main fundraiser for Brighter Days Foundation, a local "make a wish" organization that plans giveaways for local kids with serious medical illnesses. This year I got to turn NP Event space into a barn (well, my version of it anyway) and had an absolute blast with my great team. My heart is full when I get to use my skills for projects like this.

Location: NP Event Space | Floral, Planning & Design: Bloom Designs | Rentals: Farmhouse Foundry | Menu & Seating Chart: XT Creative | Calligraphy: Autumn’s Lettering | Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography | Catering: Prairie Bay | Music: Bluewater Kings Band

Jessica + Anthony | Real Wedding

A gorgeous couple and their creative vision along with a dreamy venue can only lead to a breathtaking wedding! With all of this combined, this day could be mistaken for a styled shoot. From the outside ceremony to the reception in Luminary Fern, the day was simply perfection. The laid back couple and bridal party allowed for an intimate setting in such a beautiful space. We loved the subtle, unique touch of using crystals during the ceremony. Each guest was given a crystal during the ceremony to capture the good thoughts and wishes from the guests for the couple in their marriage. Guests also received a crystal at the reception to take home. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but I must say, the bride was such a trooper going into the field for majestic pictures only to come back with burs covering the bottom of the dress! Good thing we don’t mind a few pokes for the sake of our beautiful brides!

Location: Luminary Fern | Planning, Floral & Design: Bloom Designs | Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography | Rentals: Farmhouse Foundry & Party Time | Catering: Up In Smoke | Bar Service: Prairie Bay

Leah + Bryan | Real Wedding

We love when couples are adventurous and willing to do a winter wedding in Minnesota! L + B’s December wedding was nothing short of magical. From the ceremony at Luminary Fern to the reception at the NP event space, it was a perfect day! It was such a joy transforming the reception space into a Christmas winter wonderland and reminiscing on this wedding is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! And would it really be a winter wedding without some snow in the pictures?! We will let these beautifully captured photos speak for themselves.

Location: Luminary Fern & NP Event Space | Floral, Design, & Planning: Bloom Designs | Photographer: Perry James Photo | Videography: Alma Films | Rentals: Bloom Designs, Linen Effects, & Apres | Dress: Flutter Bridal Boutique | Catering: Prairie Bay | Dessert: Edible Art Bakery

Morgan + Wil | Real Wedding

What a special couple! It isn’t often that you meet a couple that started off as high school sweethearts and 10 years later, they are ready to say I do! M + W’s wedding was the perfect way to finish off the summer wedding season and get us excited to jump into the fall season. And what is a summer wedding in the Brainerd Lakes area without a boat ride and bridal party pictures on the beach?! We were so happy to be a part of M + W’s special day and hope you enjoy their photos as much as we do!

P.s. Can we just stop and adore that circular arch by farmhouse foundry forever?!

Location: Grandview Lodge | Floral, Design & Planning: Bloom Designs | Photography: Two Pines Photography | Rentals: Bloom Designs, Farmhouse Foundry, & the couple’s own rentals | Catering: Grandview Lodge | Dress: Your Day by Nicole - Martina Liana | Dessert: Sweet Life Bakery

Alex + Evan | Real Wedding

There are truly no words for this absolutely stunning wedding at a private residence in Crosslake this summer. We were fortunate enough to do floral, design, and full planning for A + E and their wedding day.

From their romantic lakeside ceremony and the most perfectly executed tent reception ever, to the night ending with a personal fireworks show, every detail was spot on. And can every couple please come up with a choreographed first dance as killer as theirs? Scroll down to see them in action…

Wishing this sweet couple many years of happiness and it was truly our pleasure to help plan & design your big day.

Location: Private Residence / Floral, Design, Planning: Bloom Designs / Photography: Matt Lien Photography / Videography: Joshua Flom / Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental, Farmhouse Foundry / Catering: Prairie Bay / Dress: Posh Bridal Couture / Desserts: Sweet Life Bakery

Karlie + Brandon | Real Wedding

K + A sure know how to throw the perfect barn wedding. Seriously could this day be anymore beautiful? So many dreamy floral details that we were so honored and excited to bring to life! We were also totally jealous of their sweet getaway ride... Oh and can all weddings start using campers as photo booths? So fun. Major congratulations to this beautiful and humble couple. We wish you many years of wedded bliss!  

Venue: BWB Ranch / Photography: Kate Becker Photography / Photo Booth: Northerly Photo Camper / Dress: A & Be Bridal Shop / Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

Emily + Sebastian | Real Wedding

We are head over heels in love with this colorful wedding from earlier this summer at Luminary Fern. E + S knew from the beginning that they wanted a vibrant and bold color scheme for their big day. From the hundreds of colored candles to the bright cascading ribbons, this was a DREAM wedding to design! Sending lots of love to the sweet newlyweds and their adorable fur babies :)

P.s.- Scroll down to see the groom's precious reaction to seeing his bride for the first time... And have tissues ready!

Venue: Luminary Fern / Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Catering: Prairie Bay / DJ: Electrifying Dynamics / Rentals: Linen Effects & Apres Party and Tent Rental & Party Time Rental / Dress: Luxe Bridal Couture 

Veronia + Joe | Real Wedding

Talk about winter wedding goals... Joe & Ronni had an AMAZING wedding this year at Luminary Fern and The NP Event Space that we were lucky enough to also do wedding planning for. Everything was so elegant and came together perfectly. Not to mention the serious candle envy we're having with those green tapers and pillars. Wishing many years of happiness to one of the sweetest couples we've ever worked with. Oh & keep scrolling to see the sweet surprise Joe & Ronni will be expecting soon!

Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Catering: Prairie Bay / Hair & Makeup: Captivating Beauty / Dress: Wedding Shoppe

Molly + Josh | Real Wedding

Molly & Josh... Where do I begin? This lovely couple was married on a not so lovely rainy day last summer. Everything was supposed to take place outside but mother nature had other plans. Despite the horrific weather, this was an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding. Their rustic yet modern vision came together so perfectly at Camp Foley. I can even thank Molly for adding Therapist to my job title. Ha! I think this wedding proves that rain on your wedding day truly does bring good luck. If these photos don't prove that, I don't know what does. Cheers to the happy couple!

Photography: Russell Heeter Photography / Catering: Prairie Bay / Venue: Camp Foley / Accommodations: Boyd Lodge

Ali + Sam | Real Destination Wedding

Last year we were fortunate enough to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida for Ali + Sam's intimate destination wedding at The Don Cesar Hotel. While they are both Brainerd Lakes natives, Ali's family has had roots in St. Petersburg for a long time. Ali and her mom, Cindy, have taught my daughters dance and are amazing role models for my girls (and the BLA community)... So being part of this wedding was like helping family for me. Besides being amazingly gorgeous, Ali and Sam and their families have the warmest hearts and it was my absolute pleasure designing and being part of their big day!

P.s.- The Don Cesar was previously a hospital before being turned into a GORGEOUS boutique hotel. It also hosted every American president in history at one point. How cool is that?!

P.p.s.- When you need a dream team, you bring them from home. Two locals who helped make this day amazing:

Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Hair & Makeup: The Fine Line Salon and Spa

Staci + Nick | Real Wedding

Staci & Nick had the most romantic March wedding we ever did see at some of our fave venues... Luminary Fern and The NP Event Space. The bride wanted a Hollywood glam look with show stopper black accents. Her vision paired with this floral color palette... Magical! Many well wishes to this sweet sweet couple.

Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Catering: Prairie Bay / Cake & Desserts: Edible Art Bakery / Hair: The Fine Line Salon and Spa / Makeup: Bliss Salon and Boutique / DJ: Electrifying Dynamics 

Brook + Miles | Real Wedding

I've been blessed that over the course of my life I've been surrounded by people who inspire me to be a better person.  My parents, **Husband**, sisters, friends, wedding professional friends, clients, and especially these two- Miles and Brook.  How can you not be? To watch these two care for each other and encourage each other so selflessly is nothing short of miraculous.  To my wedding pro friends- you came through in a BIG way...HuuuuuuuGE.  Lots of love to go around. 

Catering: Prairie Bay / Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Videography: CK Media Production / Venue: The NP Event Space / Hair & Makeup: The Fine Line Salon and Spa / Graphic Design: XT Creative Group / Guitarist: Jim Olsen / Cake & Desserts: Edible Art Bakery / DJ: Complete Weddings + Events

Jessie + Josh | Real Wedding

I love this image...when the bride tries her hardest to not ruin her beautiful makeup that was just so carefully applied. Sometimes this is from when I deliver her bridal bouquet and it gets real... Sometimes its for a special someone. In this case, I think the bride's dad. Jessie and Josh's wedding was UN-FREAKING-BELIEVEABLE, thanks to an incredible vision of the bride and her mother and amazing vendors that pulled it all off... And a little help from Pat and Lucy (my mom and dad who jumped in to help set the table settings - 9 pieces PER PLACE setting! Ya, that's a lot of dishes!) 

Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Venue: The NP Event Space / Cake & Macarons: Cocoa & Fig / Mini Desserts: Buttercream / Vintage Dishware: Vintage Soirees / Vintage Furniture: The White House Co. / Calligraphy: Hey Bernadette

Grace + Kiel | Real Wedding

Wow 2016 you were sure good to me! Grace and Kiel's wedding is the perfect example of how blessed I am to work with such amazing people (ALL of my couples/families have made such an impression on my heart), design and create to my hearts content, and to be part of the incredibly special role of telling my client's stories and celebrating their beginnings.

Grace and Kiel are a beautiful couple both inside and out and it was a joy to plan their day with them. Their families and friends made for an unforgettable evening in a historic Sears and Roebuck barn that is absolutely INCREDIBLE. The wedding gods also gave us a 70 degree day (in N O V E M B E R) so all in all, one for the record books.  

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart- 2017 here we come! 

Photography: Tim Larsen Photography

Naomi + Ross | Real Wedding

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, inside and out. Ross and Naomi celebrated their wedding day at The NP Event Space last fall. Looking back at the photos, I adore the modern day fairytale vibe. The bride was breathtaking and the bridesmaids were absolute perfection... And those flower girls?! So unbelievably honored to be a part of this gorgeous day. 

Photography: Northern Stories