This was a styled shoot directed by my friend, Ashley, from Ashley Skeie Events. She's a Minneapolis based wedding and event planner and was able to gather together some pretty amazing local wedding vendors to execute this absolutely beautiful shoot. The location was at Camrose Hill Floral Studio and Farm. Everything was photographed by April from Sophisticated Grace Photography. April is one of the most fun people you will ever meet, and I guarantee you will be laughing until your face hurts with in the first 15 min of meeting her! (You can find all other wonderful vendors listed at the end of this post. )
First and foremost, the bridal party prep took place in the bridal cottage and it was a huge highlight for me! It was incredibly charming and spacious, with the perfect amount of room for your entire bridal party to get ready together comfortably. Aesthetics are a huge deal for me, and I have only a few spaces that I have loved as much as this one! From a makeup artists stand point, it was so nice to have a separate room to do makeup and beautify the bride in a peaceful environment. I LOVED all of the natural light!
Because this was shot in the fall, you will see hints of beautiful, deep and rich tones through out everything and I wanted to include that with in the makeup application as well. I chose to give her a red- burgundy lip color, (custom made) and incorporate gold and mauve in the eyes and cheeks. In my opinion the lip color is what completed this entire look. A lot of brides shy away from a deeper lip color, and I want to encourage you to go for the bold! It won't make you look over the top or like a clown. (a legit concern for a lot of brides. haha! ) In fact, it will enhance everything in the pictures and brighten your features. I guarantee you will not regret it!
One fun trend that you will be seeing this summer for meal options are food trucks! They're pretty popular here in Minneapolis, and we had O CHEESE join us for our shoot ...so yummy! Food trucks put a creative, non traditional and memorable spin on your reception and will leave your guests full and happy!
Ashley, the amazing stylist and mastermind behind this shoot came up with the idea to use pumpkins as place settings.... I fell in love with this idea! It's such a creative and inexpensive way to create texture and special detail to the table setting.
Ending the day with a trolly ride! How cute is this idea?? You can rent these out for transportation for you and your guests! Why go with a basic limo like everyone else, when you can rent a TROLLY? It's really about the details that make everything unique and special to your day. That's what made this shoot so beautiful... all of the little details. I know that there is so much going on as bride while you are planning such an important day, that's why hiring a wedding planner like Ashley, can be so helpful and make that day as seamless as possible!
All of this couldn't have happened with out the incredible vendors: PLANNING/STYLING: Ashley Skeie Wedding & Event planning, PHOTOGRAPHY: Sophisticated Grace Photography, HAIR: Simply Done by Allie Oliver, SPRAY TAN: The Glow Lounge, FLOWERS AND LOCATION: Camrose Hill , DRESSES: Flutter Boutique, FOOD TRUCK: O Cheeze, TROLLY: Stillwater Trolly //