Wedding Planning

What to do 3 weeks before your wedding

Feeling a little bit stressed out? We are here to help!

First thing is first, breathe in and back out. It is going to be ok, and you are going to get MARRIED! Don’t forget to keep celebrating that amongst the crazy details of the last few weeks.

Here are a few tips to help you feel a little less stressed and a little more excited!

Take a final head count

This can be a daunting task, but it will make such a big difference. Finalize the numbers for your venue and make sure you have a completed, easy-to-read table plan.

Create an overly detailed wedding day timeline

Try to include more than just when the ceremony starts and when the reception ends. It can include things like who is bringing your name cards and where should they be placed? Include who is transferring your overnight bag and when? Add the time your vendors are planning to arrive, what they are doing, and where your decor goes at the end of the night. All of these things can allow for a more relaxed day rather than trying to figure out details in the moment. Share this timeline with the wedding party, family, vendors and a coordinator for a more relaxed day.

When we arrive-

Wondering when We’ve Got It Covered will arrive? Most days we have multiple events and therefore can’t be everywhere at once. However, we can guarantee that it will be done before your event begins. Have a specific time you need it ready by? Contact us with that information as soon as possible so we can schedule you in.

Confirm the details with your vendors so they aren’t surprised or left guessing

1.Color Change?

Did any of your rental items change color? From white to ivory perhaps? It is easy to make these changes as you plan during your engagement, but don’t forget to let your rental company know of the switch.

2.Number change?

Along with colors, do you have any number changes? It is pretty typical that about 10-20% of your invited guests will RSVP regretfully and so it is important to inform your venue and any other vendors involved. Tip: Rent a few extras in case your numbers change last minute.

3. Size or style change?

Look over the style and size of your tables. Did you change to rectangle tables? Are you using rounds? Make sure your linen sizes are correct to avoid day of frustration.

Payments

Hopefully you have already created some sort of schedule months ago of what planning and payments need to happen and at what time in your engagement. Sift through that timeline to see if any other unseen payments that need to be made. Your payment and final numbers for your decor rented from We’ve Got It Covered, is due 15 days prior to your date.

Organize decor and accessories

Sort through your decor and organize it by where it goes. This is a good way to see what you are missing and if you need to make some last minute additions!

Make sure all necessary marriage documents are brought to the venue and are ready to go

Don’t forget the marriage documents! Something that can easily be forgotten if not put in a place to remember.

Iron/steam anything needed

Have you tried on all of your apparel and made sure its looking clean and pressed? Some last minute touch ups might need to be made before the big day!





Wedding Planning, Inspiration

Step by Step - How to Piece Together Favorites

Are you wondering if your wedding ideas will all come together to create that breathtaking image in your mind? 

Don't worry, We've Got It Covered! 

Here are 5 ways to guarantee a great wedding look you are sure to love! 

Wedding table set up with champagne table linen and surrounding chiavari chairs. For the centerpiece mercury glass candlesticks were used with flower bud vases and ivory napkins. Behind the table is a taupe backdrop and champagne pedestals holding greenery arrangements.

1. Pick a color scheme

taupe color
blush color
champagne color

2. Find a backdrop

This can be something unique from your venue like a big window, art on the wall, stonework, or a big fireplace. 

If nothing stands out...Choose your own statement like this taupe backdrop!

Taupe backdrop with champagne pedestals holding greenery arrangements complimented with glowing candles on the ground.

3. Add dimension

Use different heights and lengths in your wedding decor to create depth and visual appeal.

Another way to add dimension is a contrast color. Nothing too fancy or flamboyant (unless that's totally your cup of tea!), but something simple, like these greenery arrangements. It keeps your room looking lively and lifted rather than flat and dull. 

cylinder vase trio with floating candles
champagne pedestal

3. Pick your head table style, linen, and chair

To create the finished look a textured velvet linen was added with a Chiavari chair for the perfect sweetheart table!

champagne velvet linen with texture and shine
chiavari chair
sweetheart table with velvet linen and blush mercury glass candlestick decor

4. Add your centerpieces!

This is where you can be the most c r e a t i v e ! Put together an array of different items in your same color scheme, incorporate your contrast color, include your table number and maybe a few pictures and viola! You have a great centerpiece!

Mercury glass candlestick centerpieces on a champagne linen
White flower in a mercury glass bud vase on a champagne linen with a candle nearby
mercury bud vase holding a flower next to candlesticks
ivory napkin folded on a plate with neutral tone wedding decor

5. Lastly, put it all together and simply admire

Another great tip to make sure that your ideas come out flawless is to make your own mock table. Set it up and put together your centerpiece trying different things until you come to find something you absolutely love. 

Neutral tone wedding decor displayed with a champagne linen and a taupe backdrop. This look has a pop of color with greenery arrangements standing tall and ice chiavari chairs.

Real Weddings

A Fairy Tale Wedding in Albert Lea

Weddings are the day that every little girl dreams about filled with mystery and excitement. They dream about what their dress will look like, how they will do their hair, who will stand next to them and of course who will be the groom. These dreams are always filled with life, color, and love. A true fairytale.

And this wedding was just that - a true fairytale.

Private wedding ceremony on the shorefront.

With chairs in their place, the soft breeze billowing the draping, and the sun peeking through the trees, a beautiful ceremony began on a spacious, calm shorefront.

White ceremony draping on the arch near the shorefront
Soft white draping on the ceremony arch near lakefront decorated with flowers and whiskey barrels.

After a sweet, sweet ceremony came a lot of celebration. The cocktail hour and reception was filled with romantic colors and a lot of life, giving their guests a full wedding experience.

table decor including garland and lace overlays
wedding bouquet with pink and white flowers
taupe and white draping with twinkle lights and chandeliers
pink table linens with lace overlays and green garland centerpieces

As guests filled the reception space they were welcomed by a pleasant transformation of a family owned warehouse that was now an elegant display of beauty and grace, perfect for celebrating the newlywed couple. The tables were draped with pink linens and lace overlays. Flowers were hand selected and pieced together for a great garland centerpiece, lining each table.

Warehouse reception set up with draping and chandeliers with pink tables and lace overlays

Choosing to go with two different colors of draping provided the space a cozy and romantic feel while still giving a slight contrast from the other accent colors.

Head table display with three chandeliers and taupe and white ceiling draping
wedding head table backdrop with farmstyle tables and decor

And we can’t forget about the head table. It was a work of art. It was EVERYTHING. The groom hand made a beautiful backdrop that was the focal point of the entire space. Enhanced with three chandeliers and farm-style tables, it was nothing but perfection.

wedding day kiss under the chandelier decor at the head table surrounded by friends and family.

To end off this fairytale wedding was an intimate boat ride as if they were in the movie The Notebook. From start to finish this was a picture perfect fairytale wedding.

wedding day boat ride on a calm lake

Coordination : Rustic Elegance

Flowers: Bel Fiore

Decor: We’ve Got It Covered

Photography: LMCY Photography

Inspiration

Whats Trending?

Trends - do you take part in them? Or do you do your own thang? Whether you are all about the hype or want to run the other way, we are here to tell you what we think will be making an appearance in 2019.

1. Let's Talk About COLOR-

Twenty Eighteen was all about blush and taupe hues, pastels and greenery. But let me tell ya, 2019 has arrived and has come in full swing. As wedding plans are being established in these winter months, an appearance of bold and moody hues are being incorporated into dresses, flowers, decor and more.

Bridesmaid in burgundy dress holding flower bouquet
black linen head table with gold chargers and navy napkins

As greenery is here to stay another year, we are seeing deep burgundy, intense turquoise, rich emerald and lots of navy sprinkled throughout the wedding day. These bold colors are often paired with soft tones like taupe or champagne accents.

2. It’s a blast from the past. The 90’s velvet is BACK! The smooth, comfy texture to the shine of the threads, velvet is becoming a headliner this wedding season.

Velvet linen with black charger and gold silverware
wedding dinner on black charger and velvet linen
velvet head table linen with bridesmaids bouquets

Along with velvet making an appearance, we are also seeing a rise in chiffon fabric. Draped on tables, on an arch or on the ceiling, chiffon is soft and romantic and we are loving everything about it and its versatility.

chiffon runner on wood farmstyle table
sweetheart table with ivory chiffon runner and gold goblets
chiffon runner on wood table with green garland

3. Personalized - Out with the traditions, in with the unique.

In 2019 we are expecting to see a twist from your typical white ball gown, big princess wedding. Making a shift to smaller, more intimate weddings we will see couples matching their decor to their personality and character. Incorporating more activities, and things for guests to do, it will feel like a close family gathering.

4. Trendy Modern Venues -

Industrial spaces are in the running to compete with the rustic charm. As outdoor weddings will always remain popular, barns and vineyards will have to share the wedding spotlight with some modern industrial spaces.

Photo by Gina Zeidler  http://ginazeidler.com/

Photo by Gina Zeidler http://ginazeidler.com/

5. Last but definitely not least - FLORALS

Flowers have been a part of weddings since the beginning, but the use of them has transformed immensely. Although flowers are still used on tables today, we are finding them hung from backdrops, chandeliers, the ceiling, floral walls and much much more. We aren’t complaining because who doesn’t love the smell of fresh flowers filling the air?

harvest table with grey chiffon on chairs and hanging greenery above table
taupe backdrop with greenery for a wedding ceremony in the woods
Summer wedding with draping on the ceremony arch and flower arrangements attached

Wedding Planning

How to Decorate Your Venue - Things to Think About

Ceremony:

First thing to think about is your ceremony. Are you going to have an indoor ceremony? An outdoor ceremony? Is it in a barn? A field? An event center? A church? Maybe you want to bring the church setting outdoors. Anything is possible! First start broad, then get to the details. 

First-

Drama.

Broad ideas begin with using a backdrop, an arch, or creating something different. 

This idea was brought to life by adding curtains in a field, making the appearance of church windows for an outdoor ceremony. 

Outdoor ceremony site looking like a church with white curtains and chairs.

Second-

The chairs. 

Do they need to be covered? Want to add some color to the ceremony? Think about a colored sash! Keep it classy with black and white, or change it up and add your own spice of color! 

Black chair sash tied in a bow at a Minnesota outdoor wedding ceremony site.

Third-

The details.

Once you have the big ideas taken care of, like a backdrop or draping on an arch then look to the small details. Maybe you want to line your aisle with some decorations like candles or flowers or add a sign to the beginning for extra appeal. 

Wedding ceremony sign lining the aisle

Pictures:

Every venue has a specific place full of character and charm for wedding day pictures. When you have located that special spot think of different things you could add. Placing old furniture and a creative backdrop gives a fun place to take photos with your party as well as for your guests! 

Round barn farm style shoot with bride and her girls
Wedding inspiration for reception decor that is fun for the guests as well.

Lighting-

This is something that may seem small, but adds so much. When the evening comes and the soft glow shines, you are sure to feel love and romance throughout your entire space. 

crystal chandelier on a taupe curtain backdrop

Reception:

Guest Tables- 

This is where you get to be extra creative! Keep it simple or make it intricate, it's up to you! Decor ideas can include an array of centerpieces, table runners, chargers, napkins, candles, chair backs, flowers and more. 

Farmstyle reception decor with gold chargers and candles
farmstyle tablescape with burgundy table runner and gold chargers

Head Table-

This is probably the most important part of your day when thinking about decor. The head table is a focal point that directs all of the guests to you.

Decor items to think about include: a colored backdrop, a bold linen choice, chargers, napkins, flowers, candles or other centerpiece decor that matches your guest tables and personal style.

Full head table design displaying a burgundy backdrop with hanging greenery. On the table is a velvet linen and garland lining the length with gold accented candles. Next to the table are tall black candelabras for added glam.
black chargers on a velvet linen
candle accents with garland and flowers

Other various decoration ideas (optional):

Cake Table-

Your cake table and dessert display is a place to spice up your space with some unique finds. Add a sweet sign, a fun table and you are good to go! 

Western cake table display with gold candlesticks and lanterns with crates and other dessert delicacies

Cocktail Tables-

wine barrel cocktail table
cocktail table flowers
wedding day decor

Gift Table-

Gift table

Last but not least, don't forget any other areas that could be used to your advantage. If there is something that catches your eye, be sure to give it extra love and attention! You will never regret!

couple kissing under dreamy draping
outdoor wedding ceremony draping decor

Venue: Round Barn Farm

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

PLANNER & DECOR: RUSTIC ELEGANCE

FLORIST: STUDIO B FLORAL DESIGNS

MAKE-UP: JAK BEAUTY

HAIR STYLIST: HAIR LOVE

DESSERTS: MISS SARA’S CAKERY

PRINT/DESIGN: INKWELL MPLS

CHALKBOARD ART: LOVE LETTERS

LIGHTING (BARN) ADAGIO DJAY ENTERTAINMENT

VIDEOGRAPHER: THE GREAT WHITE DRESS

CATERING: A’ BRITIN CATERING

BRIDE DRESS: BRIDAL ACCENT COUTURE

GROOM OUTFIT: SAVVI TUXES BY BRIDAL ACCENT

FLOWER GIRL DRESS AND RING BEAR OUTFIT: BRIDAL ACCENT COUTURE

ACCESSORIES: FRINGE BOUTIQUE

Styled Shoot

Literary theme style shoot

Weddings don't always have to be BIG and LOUD. They can be soft and sweet as well. It's all about the love between the couple, and if its just family celebrating, then that's just as grand! 

The wedding day is about you. So make it about you. Pick your favorites, put them together, and have the best day ever! 

We loved getting to be a part of this Literary style shoot because it gives us a glimpse into just how sweet these small weddings can be!

Pink and white wedding shoes
invite to a literary themed wedding
Decor for a literary themed wedding including books, gold chargers, ivory napkins, and a textured linen

If you read our previous blog post, then you know just how important a theme can be. This style shoot was all about books, love stories and romance, which definitely shinned through in all the small details. 

Minnesota Wedding head table pictured with books for decor along with gold plates, textured table cloth, chiffon runner and wood floral boxes

Sometimes simple can make a statement as well. I mean...LOOK at this sweet waterfall of cafe lights!

Cafe light strings hanging in front of a library of books
Cafe lights with paper flower strings
Married couple holding hands in front of cafe lighting waterfall and a bookshelf with books

Whether your wedding is a BIG get together or small gathering, make sure to find those little moments that you and your significant other can share together as newlyweds. 

A married couple sharing a special moment during their wedding day

Wedding Planning, Inspiration

The Key to Making Your Wedding Tables Stand Out

VOLUME, Color, and Feel

These are the essentials when it comes to adding anything on top of, near, or around your reception tables for the most outstanding tables yet!

Check out these great examples by brides who chose to give their tables the volume, color AND feel that all tables deserve!

Wedding at the landmark center with Minnesota decor rentals. This look has gold sequin table runners, black candleabras, linens, and chaircovers with a gold sash tied kimono style.
Focal centerpiece of a black candleabra holding white feathers. This was paired with a gold sequin runner and charger.

VOLUME: The black candleabra gives this table height and the fluffy white feathers give the table even more shape and direction.

Color: The choice of gold in the table runner and charger gives a contrast look against the dark linen, napkins, and table decor.

Feel: The small lit candles placed sparatically on the table runner gives shine to the sequins and warmth to the atmosphere.

Farmstyle table layout with wood slices and royal blue sashes and napkins

VOLUME: The glass milk jars filled with stiffer greens, brings style to the farmtable. Lining the table with these fills out the length and completes the fullness of the table.

Color: The bright blue sashes and napkins give the wood a pop of color and livens the room.

Feel: The addition of woodslices under the flowers make for an outdoorsy, adventurous vibe.

blush vase on a blush sequin linen
gold candleabra with voluptuous greens on a blush sequin linen

VOLUME: A voluptuous green on top of a gold candleabra provides height and width filling great space on a round table.

Color: There are many colors compiled in this look, but can still look cohesive since they are in the same neutral color palette.

Feel: Texture is involved in the sequin linen and the ribbing on the blush bud vase for character and personality.

centerpieces displayed on a burgundy table linen
gold chargers and eucalyptus on a bold burgundy wedding linen with candles and flowers
gold votive cup with candles and a burgundy linen with flowers

VOLUME: This sweetheart table is filled with many things to keep it from looking bare. It has a gold metal pedestal bowl filled with flowers, mercury glass votives with candles, and gold chargers to fill the table.

Color: A bold burgundy linen was paired with gold centerpiece accents and a full flower arrangement for bonus color!

Feel: The linen choice oozes romance with a bit of daring flare.

Wedding reception draping in an outside pavilion with flowers in wood boxes for the centerpiece

VOLUME: The volume doesn't just have to be on the tables, it can be in the ceiling too! This draping adds dimension to the space and volume from the top down.

Color: This venue is an outdoor space with a lot of color from the landscape. However, pairing this simple wooden box on the table gives it fresh color and cohesion.

Feel: The simplicity of the centerpieces give the feel of a spacious, clean presentation.

Four tall candlesticks on a farm table with greenery mixed in
Gold charger and navy napkin on a farm table with eucalyptus
Wedding reception centerpiece ideas including greenery, champagne chargers, and crystal glasses

VOLUME: For longer tables, more decor is needed for full volume. This table has eucalyptus interwoven between candlesticks, drinking glasses, mercury bud vases and short tea candles.

Color: The eclectic collection of candlesticks placed throughout give this wood table a varied color scheme complimenting the chargers and other decor.

Feel: The shine from the tall candlesticks and layout design of the table presents a rustic and glamorous feel to the day.

Minnesota farm venue with lace table runners and gold chargers

VOLUME: A mixture of tall and short flower displays serve as focal points, yet establish a seamless combination to the head table filled with chargers and other various decorations.

Color: Choosing color can be as simple as pairing a gold charger against a lace table runner and lively flowers.

Feel: The intricate pattern of this aubrey lace table runner adds rustic charm paired with rustic wood floral boxes.

Lanterns with candles inside displayed near a floral wood box and crystal glasses
romantic candles intermixed with greenery and lantern decor
Long wood farm table with wedding decor of white lanterns, wood floral boxes, gold chargers and pink napkins

VOLUME: This look is comprised of simple decor, but still has great volume. The light houses add body and shape, while the eucalyptus generates thickness and bulk throughout the length of the entire table.

Color: Color is seen throughout the natural wood in the table, the green in the flowers, the white in the lanterns, and a pink and gold charger/napkin duo!

Feel: The centerpieces give a clean, feminine gathering paired with rustic tones in the table and floral wood boxes for a complete farmstyle table that is sure to stand out!

Inspiration

This or That? -- Make a Statement

This or That?? What to choose. What we choose. What would you choose?

Sweetheart table with a blush sequin linen. The added candlestick and chandelier decor add sweet romance
Sweetheart table with gold candelabra holding greenery arrangement. Romantic candles placed nearby.

Gold chandelier or gold candelabra? 

Our pick: gold chandelier. If you have something high on your table, make sure you can still see your guests!

Farmstyle table set up with eggplant sashes and big green ferns

Full of greens or light and simple? 

Our pick: light and simple. Place a subtle runner under your decor to add just enough structure and balance. 

Simple and colorful outdoor wedding table idea with flowers, lanterns and table runners.

Classic curtains or creative design?

Our pick: classic curtains. Nothing beats a classic curtain. Whether its windy or completely still, you know that it will always look the best!

Wedding ceremony arch curtain draping outdoors
Creative arch draping for a Minnesota outdoor wedding ceremony
Wedding backdrop curtains with hanging gold chandelier

Curtains pulled back or curtains flowing free?

Our pick: curtains flowing free. Curtains can be universal. Used for a photo-op, behind a table, or to cover something unwanted, curtains flowing free are a must-have!

taupe curtain backdrops can be used for any photo setup, behind a table or to hide something unwanted

Chair ruffle or chair draping? 

Our pick: chair ruffle. We love both looks, but there is something so sweet about the falling ruffle!

chivari chair ruffle
chivari chair back decor

What are your favorites? This or that?

Inspiration, Wedding Planning

Tips and Tricks to Finding "The One" -Wedding Venue-

Steps to finding The One (venue) after you've found The One! 

Step 1. Talk to others to hear what they liked and disliked about certain venues

Talking to friends and family about their likes and dislikes can give insight into what you want to be looking for. Whether that be an outdoor ceremony site, or a designated cocktail space, I am sure they can provide many details and options to think about. 

Outdoor wedding ceremony leading to a white curtain pergola with garland

Step 2. Make a list of wants vs. must haves

It's easy to get lost in the moment at each venue and love them all. So before taking a tour at any site, be sure to have a list of wants vs. must haves. 

Outdoor vineyard wedding ceremony

Step 3. Find a wedding planner or coordinator that will help see your vision

Wedding planners are not necessary to make a wedding happen, but they definitely take the stress off of planning and make sure everything runs smoothly. 

cocktail hour silver linens
Reception decor featuring chargers, linens, chivari chairs and more
outdoor cocktail hour with silver luster linens at winehaven in minnesota

Step 4. Only look at venues that fit in your budget

If you are on a strict budget, only be looking at ones that fit in your price range. This will help make a quicker decision as well as leave extra money for other things...like wedding decor! 

wedding reception inspiration with lace linens and table numbers displayed in front of white roses

Step 4. Keep your guests in mind

Some venues are restrictive to the number of guests so it is important to keep that in mind as well as what they will be doing. Does the venue have a good place for cocktail hour or a comfortable reception space?

reception table styled with grey linens and lace overlays. The ivory napkins placed in glasses and a floral arrangement for a centerpiece

Step 5. Ask each venue as many questions as possible to know what is expected and included

When narrowing down which venue to choose, it is easier with all of the facts. So, when doing your visits ask every question you can think of to make planning less stressful. [Again, wedding planners are great!]

guest tables with a cool and sophisticated decor. Chiffon chair backs and grey linens with lace overlays

Step 6. Envision yourself and your loved ones spending an entire day at that venue

Ultimately, this is your day. So everything aside, pick one that you know you will love even days after the wedding. 

silver wedding cake idea
Bride throwing wedding bouquet off balcony

After choosing your venue you will need to pick your decor! Stay tuned to see how to decorate your venue! 

Venue: Winehaven 

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Photography: Delight Photography

Inspiration, Venues

Transforming Barn Venues Into Magical Masterpieces

Trending now...!

Barn venues are really becoming a hot commodity lately for the big day and we are not disappointed one bit! We love the rustic ambiance and the endless opportunities that each barn provides. 

Take a peek at these MAGICAL photos below that reveal the rustic charm of this barn and the beauty of the decor that brought this wedding vision to life!

Newlywed couple in a barn entrance draped with white curtains pulled back with hanging greenery

Do you feel like your wedding will be just like all the others at that same venue?

Not to fear! I promise your vision is unique and so distinct to your personality that the same barn will feel like a whole new world. We have visited the same venues year after year and yet each wedding is so new and exciting! It gives us great joy to assist in making that vision that has been dreamt of for months, (or years even!) come to fruition.

Below are 4 WAYS to turn the same old barn venue into your very own magical masterpiece!

So no worries, you can take full advantage of your beauty rest, check another thing off your list, and KNOW that your venue will be spectacular and special to you and your family.

wedding reception inside a barn decorated with cafe lights and garland hanging from the ceiling and gold table runners on white table cloths
barn entrance draped with white curtains and garland
Minnesota wedding reception inside a barn with decor rentals like gold table runners, white linens, garland, and cafe lighting

Things to think about when creating your magical masterpiece:

1. Use extra decor material around your barn to tie everything together 

upclose curtains and garland with a chandelier and cafe lights in the background

There was extra garland left over so instead of wasting it, we put it to good use! We lined the curtains and placed it on tables to complete the greenery look and give the venue more texture and dimension. 

Gold satin table runner with gold candle votives and garland lining the runner

2. COLOR ! !

Color can change the aesthetic of an entire event. Choose a color that stands out to you and best represents your personality!

Reception table with garland down the middle on top of a gold satin table runner

The gold table runner added just enough color for a great contrast against the clean, crisp look of these white linens. 

Garland and cafe lights strung from beams in a Minnesota barn for a wedding reception

3. Lighting 

Strung with care, these lights were complimented with a garland that changed the ordinary to extraordinary! Using the garland not only gave the ceiling another color, but it gave length to the barn giving it the illusion that it is more spacious, yet still romantic. 

wedding barn reception with white table linens and chairs, garland hanging from the barn beams and cafe lights in between the garland

4. Make a S T A T E M E N T

Lastly, you want something that stands out upon first arrival. Whether that be a big sign, a picture, decor lining a walkway or something else! Make sure it represents you as a couple and I promise your guests are going to love it!

Red barn farm wedding venue with decor rentals including draping the entrance, table linens, table runners, garland and cafe lighting

The curtains to the entrance of this reception provided elegance and grace to the rustic charm, while still giving it the statement the barn needed. The vision that was dreamt of for days finally came to reality and was yet again another wonderful wedding that was like none other!

Still a little hesitant on knowing your barn will be unique to you? Check out our previous post on 15 Ways to Dress a Farm Table for more inspiration! 

Venue: Red Barn Farm

Planning: Rustic Elegance 

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Real Weddings

From Beginning to End - A Wedding Just Like The Movies

Adventure.... Reading.... Animals.... Gatsby.... Sports.... Retro.... Western.... 

What do all these things have in common you may ask?

A THEME.

It starts with a theme. Brides that give their wedding a theme not only have an easier time planning and making decisions, but it also gives their day a full story, from beginning to end. Check out this wedding that was a full feature film as if it was straight from the movies!

It started with the Invites. From the first invite received, this wedding was sure to be full of adventure, story, and a love just like the movies.

A movie style wedding invitation for a Minnesota wedding
Wedding shoes with notes on the bottom on top of a sparkly linen that catches the eye

The movie theme continued right into the ceremony decor with this creative "NOW SHOWING" film poster letting the guests participate in the full experience of The Wedding Day movie they were about to witness {the ceremony}. 

Now Showing wedding sign for a couple in St. Paul
Movie slideshow of pictures of a couple for a wedding intro with candles and decor
Wedding ceremony with tall black candleabras with crystals and flowers overlooking their crowd of family and friends

The moment we've all been waiting for..........the KISS! 

The first kiss of husband and wife in black and white shot from behind towards guests overseeing tall candleabras with crystals and flowers and candles
Row of candles used for decoration with some floating in water displayed on top of a champagne luster linen for romantic ambiance

Continuing right into the next scene was the romantic movie afterparty. Filled with gold hues and endless candles, the celebration was just beginning! 

Wedding reception space with black chair covers, gold linens, red flowers and romantic candles
Cards and gift table ideas for a wedding. Gold accents and a gold sequin linen that sparkles in the light
Black chair covers around a table with a gold luster linen and candles. Used wedding rental gold sequin linen and candle votives with flower arrangements and other various specialty linens.
Wedding cake table with green eucalyptus and cylinder vase candle holders with floating candles by a nab

This romantic film had all of the guests talking! Filled with lots of love and laughter throughout the entire night, it was sure this movie would have a happy ending.

Guests having a good time at a Minnesota wedding reception talking around a cocktail table with a gold rainbow sequin table linen
Bride and groom in bliss on their wedding day with guests and wedding decoration surrounding them

We all know that any good romantic movie will give you the feels and this one had us hooked from the opening scene!

End credits to a great wedding using decor from Minnesota linen and decor rental

We gave this one a 5 star rating with so many great details from the invitations all the way to the end credits!

What is your favorite theme for a wedding?

 

Venue: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Planning: Ask for the Moon Events

Styled Shoot, Venues

Redeemed Farm Styled Shoot

This recently opened farm venue north of the Twin Cities was the perfect place for a styled shoot. The day was spectacular, and the people involved were just as incredible. The atmosphere of this setting was a great space for trying out some new rustic ideas with a sweet, elegant undertone. Filled with greenery, lavender hues, and soft grey chiffon, the historic ambiance of the barn was complimented well. Check out some of our favorites shown below! 

Farm styled shoot for wedding decor and head table inspiration / chair wraps
Head table wedding inspiration at Minnesota Farm Venue / Table Runners
Head table bird eye view of wedding decorations with flowers, table runners, chargers and napkins / Table Runners
Getting ready photos at a wedding farm venue in Minnesota / wedding decor

We love complimenting a draped arch with other decorations like these hanging glass ball vases with fresh flowers! 

Wedding ceremony arch draping decoration with hanging floral ball vases / arch drapery
Wedding reception table decor centerpieces with candles, flowers, and chargers / wedding centerpieces
Minnesota farm wedding venue reception with table and chair decoration / chair wraps
Dramatic draping hung in a classic red Minnesota barn for wedding ceremony / draping
Wedding ceremony backdrop decoration including white draping, candles, logs, flowers, and lanterns / draping
Wedding couple stands under beautiful draping on second story of a Minnesota barn venue / draping

And to top it all off, the shoot even had a horse! This day was nothing short of greatness! 

Wedding couple with a horse for added wedding decoration / decor

Venue: Redeemed Farm

Planning: Rustic Elegance + Pure Event Planning & Design

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Videography: Jasper Meddock Productions

Flowers: Studio B Floral Designs

Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi

Makeup: Makeup by Mindie

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Desserts: The Thirsty Whale

Stationary: Ink Well

S'mores Bar: North Mallow

Dress Shop: Flutter Bridal Boutique

Dress Designer: Leanne Marshall

Groom Outfit: The Wedding Shoppe

Jewelry: Style By Cia

Models: Lauren Witte + Elliot Backer

Real Weddings, Venues

Comfy & Cozy at Bloom Lake Barn

From start to finish this bride was ready for her day, as most brides are. The rain tried to dampen the morning by making an appearance but did not keep this bride from walking down the aisle of her dreams. She made a quick change in ceremony sites, added some cafe lights and a chandelier, and had the comfiest, cozy ceremony, which was nothing short of greatness. With an umbrella in hand, and her dad at her side she was ready to walk through the curtains and down the aisle to the man she would soon call her husband!

Bloom Lake Barn Draping

With the rain drizzling down behind them and the soft glow of the lighting, they had a ceremony that would be remembered forever!

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The simple chandelier that Elizabeth chose gave them such a great focal point and centerpiece for their first kiss as husband and wife!

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Simple white curtains only added to the comfy feel of their ceremony and provided a great backdrop for the couple at any time of their beautiful day!

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As the evening goes on and the party continues, the lighting only gets better! The cafe lights began to make their appearance and soften the evening even more with such a sweet, romantic glow.

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Draping, Cafe lights, & Chandeliers: We've Got It Covered

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn

Photography: Ri & He Photography

Real Weddings, Venues

Classic & Contemporary Wedding at Aria

It's no secret that I love my job. I could fumble around with the words to explain just what makes my work so rewarding, but why try words when a single photo can explain it all! The look on the Bride's face when she sees that her dream has become a reality is everything to me. I was so lucky to work with Kristen on her wedding and overjoyed that her photographer captured the moment she walked into her reception and saw all her decor and design had come together just as she dreamed.

First look at wedding reception decorations all put together and in place.

Ok, now sappy stuff aside let's dive into the epic details of this ridiculously beautiful wedding!

Want to make a statement? Try hanging SIX chandeliers over your head table, and voila, you have a head table set for royalty!

Six crystal chandeliers hung above the head table for elegance and great style.

Chandeliers were just the beginning, Kristen carried her classic contemporary look throughout her reception. The tables were draped with black and white stripe runners and decked out with gorgeous white floral a top gold risers and surrounded by glistening gold mercury glass.

Table decor including flowers, candles and a back and white stripe table runner.
Wedding reception table decorations include gold chargers, black and white striped table runner, gold candles for an accent and beautiful flower arrangements as the focal point.

Kristen wanted to make a statement with her bar. We strung cafe lights 30ft down from the catwalks to create a backdrop for her bar.

Cafe lights strung down a beautiful brick wall with the accompaniment of a few crystal chandeliers.
Tall flower candlesticks are displayed with gold candle mercury glass votives on top of a classy table runner.

Pearls were a part of Kristen's design as well; they were scattered throughout the reception. Strands of pearls were swaged across the bride and groom's chairs and could be found dripping from the canopy of greenery centerpiece on the head table.

Great idea for chair backs is putting a table runner through the back to give it an elegant feel along with some added beads.
Wedding reception with gorgeous lighting from chandeliers, added garland for the head table and flowers that stand above all.
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First dance as husband and wife on a stage with the glow of chandeliers and stunning decorations.

This photo has nothing to do with decor, but it needed to be shared. Look at the love between Kristen and her wedding planner, Casey! Casey did an impeccable job pulling off Kristen's wedding.

The love between the bride and a wedding planner as the day came together to be beautiful.

Linens, Chargers, & Lighting: We've Got It Covered

Venue: Aria

Coordinator: Belle Noelle

Floral: Studio C Floral

Inspiration

15 Ways to Dress a Farm Table

15 ways to dress a farm table to make it uniquely yours.

  1. A pop of color. Include a pop of color. The color could be subtle, or bold like this royal blue wedding. Use napkins or table runners to introduce the color, this way the farm table still shows off. Shown here is our royal blue taffeta sash and royal blue polyester dinner napkin.

Head table with satin sashes tied in a bow and wood slice centerpieces with flowers.

2. Soft and Romantic. Use flowing fabric to soften the hardwood look of the table. Don't be afraid to go a little girly and use pink! Shown here is our ivory arbor draping, pink chiffon with ruffles chair covers, and chiffon table runner.

Outdoor arbor with draping and pink ruffle chair backs

3. Keep it simple and subtle. Use a neutral table runner and simple wildflowers to create a soft look. Shown here are our white rosette table runner, silver chargers, and glass cylinder vases.

Simple farm table with white rosette runners and wildflowers.

4. Lanterns. There are so many ways to style a lantern, fill with a candle or three, add floral or greenery. The beauty of using a lantern is that they look lovely during the day and evening. Shown here are our white lanterns, champagne chair sashes, ice chiavari chairs, gold chargers, wood floral boxes, and pink matte satin napkins.

5. Chair Options. Swap out the venue's chair for something unique to you. Whether it be a rustic farm chair, upholstered chair, or chiavari chair.

Farm table with unique chairs surrounding the table, and garland and lighthouses for the centerpiece.

6. Lighting surrounding the table. While lighting on the table is important, lighting surrounding the table is key too. Use lighting on the wall, or ceiling around the farm table to make it the focal point of the room. Shown here are our ivory chiffon with ruffle chair covers and cafe lights.

Cafe lights hung around the head table to give it a glow in the background at a Minnesota venue.

7. Greenery Garland. Let the greenery be the highlight. Add some floral for a pop of color and include a chiffon runner for a polished look. Shown here is our chiffon table runner.

8. Candlesticks. Use candlesticks along or with floral mixed in. Shown here are our mercury glass candlesticks.

Farm table that has candlesticks and floral mixed in for an extra rustic appeal.

9. Lace. You can never have too much lace. With so many varieties of lace available, you are sure to find one that fits your style. The lace could be a table runner or overlay, or even a chair sash.Shown here is our Aubrey lace table runner and lace chair sash.

10. Details. Sprinkle some details throughout your tablescape to create a simply stunning table. Use custom paper products, a unique napkin fold, small bud vases, or add a floral stem to the napkin or chair. Shown here are our blush mercury glass candlesticks, mercury glass bud vases, gold charger, navy matte satin napkin, and mercury glass candlestick.

11. Chair Decor. What you put on the table is important, but so is what you put on the chair. Use fabric, chair covers, signs, or even floral to decorate your farm table chairs. Shown here are our pink chiffon with ruffle chair covers, eggplant satin sashes, and ivory chiffon chair backs.

12. Big floral. Use big floral pieces to accent your farm table. Height is great, especially in a venue with tall ceilings. Pro tip: be sure that tall centerpieces don't block your view when you and your guests are seated. Shown here are our eggplant chair sashes and Aubrey lace table runner.

13. Backdrop. Use a fabric backdrop to highlight your table or to hide an unsightly wall. Shown here is our taupe fabric backdrop, mercury glass candlesticks, matte satin eggplant napkins, mercury glass floral pedestal, and blush mercury glass candlesticks.

Farm table that has a beautiful taupe backdrop that make greenery and other decor stand out.

14. Table placement. Don't be afraid to think outside the box (or room in this case) and place your table somewhere other than in the front of the room. Your farm table can sit in the middle of the room, which is called harvest style, this way guests can sit all around you. Move your table to a space with better lighting or even bring your dinner outside!

15. When in doubt, add a horse! I find that horses make everything better!! Oh, and a full moon doesn't hurt either.

Inspiration

Legacy Hill Farm

Oh, how we love early mornings decorating weddings on the farm. But not just any farm, Legacy Hill Farm, to be specific.

Legacy is one of Minnesota's newest farm venues located in Red Wing, Minnesota. Legacy stands apart from other farm venues in many ways, it is the only farm venue that has a French country inspiration. You will find soft colored woods here, wide open airy spaces, quaint areas for getting ready and small touches of country chic glamour. Legacy Hill's vibe is very much soft, simple, elegant, warm and inviting. Just as sweet as the setting are the people that run it. The owners, Joan, Britni and their families run the farm and will make you feel at home. You couldn't ask for more loving, passionate people to be helping you with your big day.

Some other cool features at Legacy are a getting ready space for the groom and his guys, a fire pit, a bar underneath the barn open to the outside, twinkling lights in the trees and the single most beautiful farm ceremony site I have ever seen!

So, how do you decorate a place that is already SOOO beautiful? Here are some design ideas from We've Got It Covered that I think to enhance the beauty of Legacy Hill and make the venue uniquely yours.

Pavilion draping! The picture says it all......

Photography: Levi Hoffbeck

Photography: Levi Hoffbeck

Entrance draping. As you walk from your ceremony to your reception you will want to make a grand entrance. Draping the entryway into the pavilion makes a statement for you to greet your guests for the first time as a married couple!

Photography:  Delight Photography

Photography: Delight Photography

Draping at your ceremony site. This is a place where you can decorate to make the site special to you. Some decor ideas include: draping on the ceremony arch, draping down the aisle, lanterns down the aisle, floral down the aisle or a chandelier hung on the ceremony arch.

Draping down the wedding ceremony isle and an arch that has a unique draping style.

Dress up the tables and chairs. The tables and chairs at Legacy can stand alone or can be done up to fit your style. Some chair decor ideas include chair covers, chiffon wraps or sashes. Some table decor ideas include linens, table runners, chargers, lanterns, mercury glass, wood box floral containers, and floral pedestal bowls.

A view from behind the ceremony arch and down the aisle.

Photography: Levi Hoffbeck

Photography: Levi Hoffbeck

A chandelier adds a touch of glamour and can be left on in the evening to create a romantic ambiance and an evening photo opportunity.

Farm venue arch with white curtain draping and a crystal chandelier hung in the middle of a field

Below are some images from a special wedding we got to help with. The bride wanted to incorporate her Native American heritage into her decor and her husband's western style. The result was fun and beautiful!

Pavilion draping running along reception tables for an outstanding look.
Native American Heritage with western style decorations for a Minnesota wedding.

Cowboy boots lined the aisle!

Different ideas for wedding ceremony isle include boots and hats.

Here are some images from one of our lovely brides, Amanda. Amanda wanted to play up the French county theme. We used soft flowing fabric to highlight her ceremony and reception.

Pavilion entrance draping tied back with floral arrangements.

We get a little help from our feathered friends!

wedding on the farm with ceremony draping on the arch and help from animals
Peek through at the wedding ceremony site with white curtain draping and a beautiful farm backdrop.
Ceremony site with outdoor pews and trees and draping on the ceremony arch.
Added decor to an outdoor wedding site with chalkboard sign, antique tables and draping with a chandelier.
Green grass and white draping at a gorgeous Minnesota wedding farm venue
Ceremony with a beautiful bride, and teal accent colors.
Romantic look between newlyweds with draping on an entrance
Farm decorations include bird cages, clover table runners, crush linens, chargers and gold napkins.
Crisp morning wedding with an outdoor ceremony that has draping on the arch and a chandelier.
Different kinds of draping for an arch
Asymmetric design for draping a wedding ceremony arch
Wedding ceremony with a rainbow and draping on the ceremony arch
draping on an outdoor farm venue arch with floral tied back

Real Weddings, Venues

A Timeless Wedding at the St. Paul Athletic Club

A timeless wedding at the St. Paul Athletic Club

From the minute I met with Danielle, I knew she had put a lot of thought into her wedding decor. Danielle had a very specific vision for how she wanted to adorn the ballroom at her venue, the St.Paul Athletic Club. Danielle picked out decor pieces to create a totally custom reception that transcended the definition of classy. Her linens, a champagne satin, set the tone for the timeless look. Danilelle's must have was a touch of sparkle which she incorporated with a rhinestone sash buckle. The table tops glistened with mercury glass candlestick and mercury votives, mixed with white floral by Sadies Floral and just a pop of red. Danielle wanted her head table to stand out so we picked our stunning Aubrey Lace as an overlay to make the head table stand out.

Wedding chair covers set up for a ceremony

Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers

Ivory chair covers set up for a Minnesota wedding ceremony
Birds eye view of wedding reception that has gold satin tablecloths and gold satin sashes
Gold satin sashes tied with a diamond buckle and tables with flowers and candle votives

Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers, Champagne Satin Linen, Champagne Satin Sash, Rhinestone Sash Buckle

Wedding reception with gold sashes and table linens with chandeliers and balconys.
Table numbers and centerpieces on gold satin linens
gold sashes with ivory chair covers and gold candle votives with white floral arrangements
diamond accent on gold sashes and ivory chair covers for wedding inspiration
Wedding reception with decoration ideas that include gold and ivory

Inspiration, Wedding Planning

New Inventory!!!!!!

Wedding inspiration with new inventory

New Inventory!!!!!!

We have new inventory and we are so excited to share it with you! Don't worry--all the tried-and-true favorites are still here. But we've updated our inventory to include fresh finds that are guaranteed to be a hit this wedding season. Our carefully curated collection can be styled to suit any wedding theme, so take a peek at these new must-have items!

New Inventory Highlights

  • Mercury Glass: Mercury glass is outwardly beautiful, but what I love most about it is when it meets candlelight it instantly takes a surreal and whimsical glow, bringing sparkle and glamour to any room. Another beauty of mercury glass is that it can be dressed down or dressed up to meet any wedding theme and looks equally fabulous. Whether you are planning a vintage, rustic, classic, bohemian or modern wedding, mercury glass elements like candle holder, votives or vases can be gorgeous compliments on your wedding decor.

  • Linens: Guys! I'm obsessed with fabric! It was really, really, really hard to narrow down the new linen choices, but alas I settled on some threads that I think you are going to swoon over. Let's talk color! I'm seeing burgundy making a comeback in a major way. I've added an elegant burgundy shantung linen that is sure to impress. When I choose new fabrics, I get a lot of input from other experts in the industry. I visited with my friends at Raffine Bridal in Woodbury, about what colors they are seeing trending this year, they showed me a bridesmaid dress that has been flying off the racks. This dress was a lovely shade of dusty mauve and I knew I needed to get a linen to match! Color is important but so is TEXTURE, and that is why I had to add the super sexy velvet linen to our collection.

  • Chandeliers: A bride recently asked me if I thought she needed a chandelier for her wedding ceremony, without skipping a beat I responded, "YES"! In fact, I suggested we add a chandelier to adorn her cake table as well. Chandeliers make such a statement on their own or in a cluster, over your head table or in a tree, this is why we have added more chandeliers and more chandelier colors!

  • Fabric: Last but not least... I'm excited to announce that I have added more fabric and more colors to our inventory. I'm excited about the trend towards color after many years of muted tones ruling. I have added colored curtains and fabric to dress up your venue's ceiling, your tent, ceremony arches, and backdrops.

mercury candlesticks for wedding table decoration

Mercury glass candlesticks in blush, gold, and silver. Mercury glass pedestal floral bowl.

decoration ideas to hold tea lights or candles

Mercury glass votives and vases.

unique table decor for weddings and a simple or elegant style

Mercury glass bud vases in blush and gold. Blush mercury glass candlestick.

Lighthouses and wood boxes for flowers used for decoration and rental

Wood floral boxes & white lanterns.

Velvet linen for wedding rental

Velvet!

Gold candleabra used with floral plate and candles

This gold candelabra can be used with a floral plate or with 5 candle holders.

Gold chandelier that can be hung at many outdoor or indoor weddings

Gold chandelier.

Taupe curtains used for a backdrop or draping at a wedding along with candlesticks used for added decoration

Taupe fabric and champagne candlestick.

Burgundy table linen that makes gold accents pop along with greenery or crystal decorations

Burgundy shantung linen.

Burgundy linen with gold chargers, crystal cups, floral, and gold candle votive cups

Get this look: Burgundy Shantung Linen, Gold Charger Plates, Mercury Glass Votives, Gold Metal Floral Pedestal Vase.

Burgundy linen with tall candlesticks and floral arrangements for centerpiece with a taupe backdrop

Candlesticks can be used?on tables as centerpieces, on the floor to adorn your sweetheart tables or down the aisle to deck out your ceremony.

Taupe curtains pulled back with a gold chandelier and tall candlesticks holding eucalyptus
Farm table with gold chargers and navy napkins, garland and candlesticks for centerpiece ideas

Get this look: Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Champagne Plate Chargers & Navy Matte Satin Napkins.

Chiavari chairs added for more wedding decoration and chiffon chair ties used along with chargers and garland and candlestick holders for more centerpieces
Chair cover tied over chiavari chairs and gold and navy wedding colors
Navy and gold accent colors for wedding inspiration and crystal glasses on a farm table for extra glam
wedding reception table ideas that have flowers, gold plates, greenery, napkins and candles
Sequin linen for a sweetheart or head table surrounded by mercury blush candlesticks and garland and a chandelier

Get this look: Blush Sequin Linen, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Wood Floral Box, Gold Candelabra, Gold Chandelier.

Wood table set with gold plates, eggplant napkins, gold and blush candlesticks, and garland mixed

Get this look: Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Eggplant Matte Satin Napkins, Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Mercury Glass Candlesticks & Champagne Plate Chargers.

Wood table with white lanterns, roses, wood boxes filled with flowers, candles and gold chargers

Get this look: Chiffon Chair Wraps, White Lanterns, Gold Charger Plates, Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Wood Floral Boxes.

velvet linen on a wedding table with candlesticks for the centerpiece, taupe curtain backdrop, greenery, and chiavari chairs

Get this look: Velvet Linen, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Taupe Fabric Backdrop & Champagne Candlesticks.

Elegant gold, red, green, white and taupe colors mixed for a wedding reception table

Get this look: Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Gold Metal Floral Pedestal Vase, Gold Mercury Glass Votives, Burgundy Shantung Linen & Gold Charger Plates.

Different style backdrop behind wedding table and variety of centerpiece items like candlesticks, mercury bud vases, and unique plates and cups

Thank you to the talented vendors that helped with our new inventory shoot!

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Styling: Sixpence Events & Planning

Paper: Kristina Designz

Venues, Real Weddings, Inspiration

Navy and Gold Glimmer Wedding - Edina Country Club

Fall in love with the glimmer of this navy and gold wedding. Jessica, the bride, was a joy to work with. Jessica had a vision for her wedding and she carried that vision out with a lot of planning and attention to details. We think all Jessica's hard work paid off as you can see in the photos!

Harvest table with a rosette linen, gold chargers, variety of candle holders, tall floral plates and navy accents.

Jessica chose a harvest table for her head table seating. Harvest tables have been gaining in popularity over the last couple years and we are loving it! Get this look: Ice Chiavari Chairs, Ivory Rossette Chair Caps, Ivory Rosette Table Linens, Gold Chargers. 

Rosette chair backs with rosette linen, candleabras holding candles and flowers with various flower displays for centerpieces

Whether you are using a harvest table, a traditional head table, or a sweetheart table, it is always a good idea to make your head table stand out from your guest tables. You can make your head table stand out with something as simple as a specialitly linen.

Navy table linens with gold accents of runners, chargers, and tall flower holders

The guest tables had various centerpieces from tall to short, to create more depth in the room. Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers, Nay Polyester Table Linen, Gold Sequin Table Runner, Gold Chargers.

upclose navy table cloths with a gold runner and gold plates
gold sequin table runner on a wedding reception table with gold table numbers, gold chargers and gold candle votives
Bride and groom chairs with rosette flower linens and gold accents throughout

Linens & Decor:We've Got It Covered We've Got It Covered

Venue: Edina Country ClubEdina Country Club