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When Country Meets City - The Two Shall Become One

Country? City? How do I choose...?

Don’t worry - You don't have to!

So many people are seeking out venues with copious amounts of space and freedom to make it their own. However, some feel like you lose elegance or class. But not us! We think you can have both country and city! For example, Rolling Ridge is located an hour from the Twin Cities in Saint Joseph Minnesota, giving it the perfect distance between country and city. It provides 10 different ceremony spaces with a landscape that is second to none.

Taupe draping on a wedding ceremony arch with greenery and flowers
Wedding ceremony about to begin with taupe draping around the arch and green flower arrangements

Ceremony site options

With multiple ceremony options, it allows for creativity to flow. So, if you choose a barn venue, it can easily be dressed up to feel like a fancy space in the city. Each place offering freedom to make it unique and special to you. Dress it up like a full western appeal, or keep it neutral toned for a more classy vibe.

Ceremony kiss under the arch with wedding decorations and guests nearby

This couple chose the stone backdrop for a more chic approach, where we decorated the arch with taupe draping and greenery arrangements to really make it POP! 

Overhead shot of wedding reception barn venue with linens, chiavari chairs, gold plates, champagne velvet, and candles

Barns are great for receptions, but what if I still want that classy impression to last throughout the evening?

Draping. Draping can transform any space into the upscale, high class, most elegant room that you have always wanted. This couple chose to drape the barn poles and do a dramatic backdrop behind the head table for a flawless finish!

Reception draping on barn poles surrounding a head table with a velvet linen and greenery down the middle. Added to it is a backdrop for the husband and wife.
Wedding barn draping with silver linens and gold accents
Shiny silver table linens with texture and gold accented chargers

Still not convinced?

Think about your table decorations. Centerpieces can always add so much style and passion to complete any desired look. Keeping this wedding venue in mind, the couple added cool, natural tones in their decor to enhance the beauty of the barn that already existed.

Wedding decorations including chiavari chairs, gold plates, silver luster linens and candles
Wedding reception table centerpiece displays candles and flowers on a silver table linen and coral flowers

The combination of linens for this wedding was EVERYTHING! The velvet fabric gave the reception texture along with comfort. Paired with a khaki linen, the green undertone kept it cool and elegant

Shimmery table linen with gold accents and candles on guest tables at a wedding reception
Head table display with lots of greenery and gold candle votives with silver plates and gold wedding decorations
upclose shot of white flowers, gold candle holder and candles with greenery and a champagne velvet table linen rental

Side by side or miles apart?

Check out these two pictures below. On the left you have the city feels and chic presentation. And yet on the right, you have the heart and soul of country! 

Wedding reception speech at the head table with silver chargers, greenery lining the tables and gold candles
First dance at a wedding reception barn with a backdrop in place holding gold rings and greenery attached

So what do YOU think? Can you have both country and city?

 

Venue: Rolling Ridge

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Decor: We've Got It Covered

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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We've Got It Covered Wedding - Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

It's always a joy to be a part of a wedding at the beautiful Chankaska Creek Winery. For this wedding the couple picked a timeless color scheme with black and white. The wedding ceremony was held at the winery in front of a custom backdrop by We've Got It Covered. The reception was in the winery's onsite tent. We draped the reception tent with white and black fabric and hung a crystal chandelier over the head table. We also designed a custom head table backdrop based off of an inspiration photo the bride found on pinterest. The chargers, mirrors, and crystal centerpieces were provided by We've Got It Covered.

draping ideas for an outdoor wedding including wine barrels and wine
black and white classic style tent wedding with black and white draping and crystal chandeliers
black draping hung on a backdrop inside a tent for a Minnesota wedding featuring a crystal chandelier
Mirror centerpiece with babys breath, jewels, and crystal votive candle centerpieces
black table cloth inside a tent for a wedding reception
Hydrangea flowers with mirrors and wine bottles used for table decoration
First dance as husband and wife inside a beautiful tent with chandelier lighting and black and white draping throughout