Vendors We Love / / Rachel Lahlum Photography

Hi, friends! It’s time for another vendor spotlight! I love that as a wedding planner I get to introduce so many couples to their prospective wedding day vendors. A lot of people ask me how I go about finding the right fit for our clients and it comes down to a couple key things- one being style and the other being budget. Every wedding is different and that’s what I love most about serving today’s couple. I truly believe that each couple deserves to find their dream team of vendors and I love that I get to help our clients navigate their search! So whether your wedding style is traditional, modern, bohemian, sophisticated, elegant, or somewhere in between, trust us and know that we will find you the vendor that fits your style & budget best.

Today’s vendor spotlight is a new friendor that I met over the weekend at our client’s Courtney & Ian’s wedding. Courtney & Ian’s wedding at The Lumber Exchange Event Center in downtown Minneapolis went so smooth, it was amazing! Every single vendor that showed up crushed it and delivered to ensure that Courtney & Ian had the best wedding day possible. What I love about working weddings is that at every event I get to meet someone new in the wedding industry. In today’s blog, I’m excited to highlight Rachel of Rachel Lahlum Photography. Rachel and her second shooter Caitlyn worked together as a dream team on Courtney & Ian’s wedding day and it was awesome to see both of them in action. Not only was Rachel efficient and timely at capturing Courtney & Ian’s wedding day, she was super friendly and fun to work with. We loved working alongside Rachel and hope to work with her again in the future. Now, let’s get to know a little bit more about Rachel of Rachel Lahlum Photography.

Q. Tell us, how did you get started in photography and what do you love most about your work?

A. My journey into wedding photography began while I was still in college studying writing and mass media communication -- I'd been working for my college newspaper, and some very brave friends asked me to photograph their weddings. I LOVED IT. But, I also knew I had a lot to learn. In 2012, I began second shooting for as many different photographers as possible to learn and grow, while also developing my own style of shooting and working with couples. I also began working for a meetings and events production company full time as a project manager and photographer. Both jobs have grown exponentially, and I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything other job. What I love most about being a wedding photographer is creating a set of stunning wedding images that will never be 100% recreated, based on the personalities of each couple, the weather that day, and the unique touches they've brought into their special day.

Q. Best advice for a couple looking for their wedding photographer?

A. Hands down, I believe you should choose someone you like. You should love their images of course, but your photographer's personality should be a good fit with yours. The relationship built between a photographer and a couple is extremely interpersonal -- they're a stranger you choose to capture the one of most intimate moments of your lives together. Even though you'll become friends throughout the process, an initial trust and interpersonal understanding will benefit both parties, and result in photos of your best you.

Q. When you aren't behind the camera capturing magic, what do you enjoy doing?

 A. Weddings aside, what I love most is spending time with my family. I've been married since 2014 (Nick and I met on Halloween; he was dressed as Prince Charming - no joke). In 2017, we had our little girl, Gwen, who amazes us every day with something new. Aside from general time together, our favorite things are traveling along the north shore, hiking, and visiting breweries (Nick works for a brewery in Northeast Minneapolis). We have two cats (Loki and Lola), and a dog (Indy). I also enjoy cooking, and lately have been diving into some watercolor painting.

 Q. What is your favorite spot in Minneapolis right now? (Personal or wedding related)

A. My favorite photo spots in Minneapolis are the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, from SE Main Street, and Father Hennepin Bluff Falls Park, both in Northeast Minneapolis. The future of both of these locations is not set in stone, as the city of Minneapolis doesn't maintain them as parks. I doubt they'll be around much longer, so I'm enjoying bringing couples to those locations while they're still accessible. 

Q. What's on your playlist/podcast/audible?

A. Because I spend a lot of my time working (two full time jobs will do that), I spend my commutes listening to crime podcasts and storytelling podcasts. The content is 100% unrelated to anything I do in real life, but I enjoy the glimpses into other parts of life and human nature. A couple of my favorite podcasts are "Criminal," "This American Life," and "Radio Lab."

 Q. What will couples love the most about working with you?

 A. I'm organized and detail-oriented, but also easygoing and relaxed. I love the carpentry proverb, "measure twice, cut once," and adapt it for the process I take when planning a photography schedule with the couples I work with. We meet twice during the pre-wedding planning process to develop a custom timeline and shot list to ensure we're finding the best balance for your day. That all said, I also understand there are so many moving elements -- sometimes things don't go as planned, and that's okay too. I like to "roll with the punches," so to speak, so if a family member is late to family photos, or hair and makeup go a bit longer than initially expected, we'll still make it happen (and we'll do it without panicking -- I promise it will be okay). I also believe in meeting couples where they're at when it comes to their comfort level of being photographed -- this means I may set a couple up with a pose, but then provide a prompt or let a moment unfold naturally, depending on the personality of each couple. Aside from great photos, my goal is for each couple I work with to have a seamless, stress-free and fun photography experience.

For more information on Rachel’s photography services visit her website by clicking here and be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @rachelphotomn.







What To Know / / You Just Got Engaged, Now What?!

Bride to be, congratulations!! You’re engaged!!! This is such a special time in your life and you’re about to embark on such a huge life journey. You may be the bride who has been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a little girl. You may have already thought of the dress you’ll wear, the type of venue you want to get married in, the color palette of your dreams, and all of the details in between. Or, you may be the bride who is totally clueless on what you want for your wedding day and that’s ok! In this blog of What To Know, we’re talking about what your first few steps should be after you just got engaged. Just remember, before you do anything, take it all in and enjoy being engaged. Take that ring selfie, show off your new fiancé, and pop some champagne because you’re getting married!

Photo / /  Sarah Ascanio

Photo / / Sarah Ascanio

What To Know / / One / / How Long Will Your Engagement Be?

Your new fiancé got down on one knee, popped the question, and you said yes! Your mind might be racing to all of the wedding ideas that you’ve had because you’re excited but first things first, talk with your new fiancé on how long of an engagement the two of you want to have. An average engagement lasts a year but if you extend it you’ll have that much more time to plan and potentially money to save. A wedding is likely going to be the most expensive life event that you have to plan so having a few extra months available to save will allow you to have more of the key things you want without having to stress about the costs right away. Another thing to consider when planning the length of your engagement is also checking out the new and upcoming venues that aren’t available yet. If you plan to have a longer engagement to get married in a brand new venue, it may persuade you to push out your wedding date just a little bit more to have access to a cool and unique venue that no one else has gotten married in yet.

What To Know / / Two / / What Time of Year Do You Want To Get Married?

When you first get engaged you will like be asked when your wedding date is set for by all of your friends, family, co-workers, and pretty much anyone and everyone in your life. Everyone loves a wedding! It’s ok to not have an exact wedding date set yet but one thing to keep in mind is the time of year you want to get married. Most of us Minnesotans will likely want to have a wedding during peak wedding season to enjoy some nice weather. Peak wedding season is anywhere from May-October however if you opt for a non-peak wedding season date from November-April you will likely be eligible for a discount on your venue. I love an off season wedding because it allows our clients to have more attention dedicated to them from all areas of the planning process. Keep these things in mind and you may decide a wedding in November is more your style than a June wedding, plus, it will save you some money in the long run!

What To Know / / Three / / What Other Events Are On Your Calendar?

When beginning to think about your wedding date, you will want to consider what other events are on your calendar or your family’s and friend’s calendar right away. Other weddings, vacations, or work commitments may be all things to consider when planning your wedding because it may affect the people that are the closest and most important to you. Level setting with your immediate family right away is always something that we recommend because they’ll likely know if there is another family event on the calendar. Also talking with your key friends and potential wedding party members right away is something we recommend as well because you will want them to be available not only for your wedding day but the events leading up to your wedding day including the rehearsal dinner, the bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal showers, etc. And if you follow our first two What To Know recommendations in this blog, you will be concise when you get to speaking with your family & friends.

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What To Know / / When Shopping For Your Dream Wedding Dress

Happy Blog Day, Brides! Meghan here to give you some more tips & tricks for your wedding planning process and this week’s topic is what to know when shopping for your dream wedding dress. Wedding dress shopping (like much of the wedding planning process) may feel foreign to you. You may be wondering, how does it all work? Not only am I here to help give you some helpful tips and tricks from my perspective as a past bride myself, but also from the perspective as a bridal stylist! Some of you may know that in addition to working my own wedding planning business that I also work part time as a bridal stylist at a&bé bridal shop. I purchased my dress at a&bé and fell in love with my experience there. Long story short, I saw they were hiring, applied, and am so happy to be a part of the a&bé family! Perks of the job include playing dress up in our beautiful gowns and of course, providing brides a fun, laid back, and friendly experience to help them find their dream dress! Here are my top 5 what to know tips so that you are fully prepared for your wedding dress shopping experience.

Photo / /  Coral Mia Photography   Dress / /  Willowby  “Galatea”,  a&bé bridal shop,   a&bé mpls   Styling / /  buck & rose

Photo / / Coral Mia Photography

Dress / / Willowby “Galatea”, a&bé bridal shop, a&bé mpls

Styling / / buck & rose

What To Know / / One / / An Ideal Wedding Dress Timeline Takes About 9 Months.

Yes, girl. All wedding gowns are made to order, they are not mass produced! Think about it, this isn’t just a cute top that you’re picking up off the rack to purchase and wear for a date night out. This is your wedding dress! At a&bé, we work with a lot of smaller, independent designers who are hand-making these beauties as orders are coming in. Most gowns will take 4-6 months to be made plus you’ll want to account 2-3 months for your alterations, too, and yes, all gowns require alterations. Don’t have 9 months because your wedding date is rapidly approaching? Totally ok, but be prepared to pay some rush fees to ensure your gown will arrive on time.

What To Know / / Two / / Set A Realistic Budget.

Not sure how much you want to spend on your wedding dress? Do your research and be sure to ask for the price range of dresses your ideal shop carries. In addition to the range, ask them what their average dress cost is. Know that wedding gowns are made with superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and with beautiful fabrics that aren’t used in everyday scenarios. Not feeling the cost of wedding dresses? Check out bridal consignment shops in your local area for a steal on some gently worn gowns.

What To Know / / Three / / Do Your Inspo Homework.

As a bridal stylist, one of the most common comments that I hear from brides are “I have no idea what I want my wedding dress to look like.” Of course it’s usually your first time trying on a wedding dress, but try to nail down some key wants in a dress prior to your appointment. We always recommend for our brides to take a look at our Instagram feed as well as our website for some designer and style inspo prior to their appointment so that we can get a good feel for their bridal style. It’s also helpful to know what you don’t want- not a ball gown type of bride? Tell your stylist so that we don’t put you in one! We have limited time during your appointment which means we’ll want to explore as many styles as we need to help you find the “one.” I’m always one to throw in a curve ball just to see what you think if we have time.

Photo / /  Carly Mac Photography   Dress / /  Truvelle  “Julie”,  a&bé bridal shop ,  a&bé mpls   This is me on my wedding day! I loved my gown so much and still do looking back at all of our photos.

Photo / / Carly Mac Photography

Dress / / Truvelle “Julie”, a&bé bridal shop, a&bé mpls

This is me on my wedding day! I loved my gown so much and still do looking back at all of our photos.

What To Know / / Four / / Bring Your Key Decision Makers Only.

When you try on a wedding gown, be prepared to feel a roller coaster of emotions. You may laugh, you may cry, and overall, you’re going to have a feeling. You know yourself the best and while it may seem productive to bring all of your bridesmaids, your mom, future MIL, sisters, co-workers, friends, etc. I highly suggest you only bring your key decision makers. For me, it was my mom and my sister and that was it. I didn’t even show photos of my dress to anyone except a few of my bridesmaids because I didn’t want or need the commentary from everyone. Of course, you can hope that everyone will support you and ideally they should. I’ve seen brides become flustered, overwhelmed, and unable to make a decision because they feel uncomfortable with the group being involved in the decision process. My tip is to keep your group extremely small and only reserved for your true support system who will help you and support you in your decision. No need for the peanut gallery, this is not an episode of Say Yes to the Dress!

What To Know / / Five / / Listen To Your Gut!

Wedding dress shopping does not need to take more than one appointment! I always tell brides that they do not have to commit to the bridal appointment process more than they feel necessary because it’s a ton of work. A lot of brides want to see the different selections out there but realistically, you can find a good variety in one shop if you go to the right one. Try an a-line gown, try a fitted gown, try one with lace, try one without. Once you have tried on a good variety, you should be able to make a decision. I tried on a total of 5 dresses and I found my dream dress in one appointment at one shop. I wasn’t afraid of what else was out there because ultimately, I loved my dress and knew that it was for me. Listen to your gut because when you know, there’s no better feeling than popping that champagne to celebrate and when you can check one more thing off of your wedding planning checklist.

For more information on a&bé bridal shop or to book an appointment with one of our stylists (including me!) visit a&bé mpls by clicking here.



Real Advice / / How to Maximize Your Wedding Budget

Hey bride, do you have the wedding budget blues? We get it, wedding budgeting can seem so overwhelming and at times unrealistic. Unless you’ve helped plan another wedding or have gone through the process before, it’s likely that you will have some sort of sticker shock when it comes to the cost of weddings. Did you know that the average cost of a wedding in Minnesota is around $23,000 and the national average of weddings is around $35,000? We’re here to help provide you some tips and tricks to help manage your wedding budget to the max. We’ve worked with wedding budgets big & small and we can help you have your best wedding focusing on your biggest priorities for your special day. Let’s talk money, honey!


Photo / /  Ali Leigh Photo

We’re going to give you 3 wedding budgeting tips today to help you out! Not only will these tips help you level set and realize what is truly realistic when you start to plan your happiest day, these tips will also help show you where you should be spending the bulk of your wedding budget. First things first, you’ll need to come up with a dollar amount. Whether you’re paying for your wedding, you’re getting help from your parents, or your parents are paying for it all, the dollar amount needs to be set. Once it is set, you’ll need to decide which elements go in to your overall wedding budget. Does the budget include your dress or is your mom picking up the bill for that? Is your budget a firm one or can you flex it? If you flex, how much are you able to flex it? $100? $1,000? These are just some of the things that will need to be considered. Once you have that number figured out, write it down and stick to it. Now, onto those tips that will help you plan the wedding you’ve been dreaming of…

Wedding Budget Tip # 1: Establish what your top 2-3 wants for your wedding day.

When we meet with our clients, we always ask what their top 2-3 wants are for their wedding day. This not only helps us give a good idea of what they’re envisioning but where we are going to need to level set with them for wedding budgeting. Regardless of if the budget is big or small, the top 2-3 wants for the couple are going to be our most important areas to tackle first. Is it having an open bar the entire night? Is it booking that new sought after venue that you’re dying to get married in? Or is it having the florist that you've been fawning over on Instagram to arrange your wedding bouquets? While you may be overwhelmed in determining your top 2-3 wants, it is super important to help bring your wedding day vision and experience to life. If you’re planning on splurging on the bar and the venue, you may have to reel in your dollars for other areas. Spending less on items like your flowers, decor, & DJ might be a reality for you to have that dream venue or an open bar. While it may not be fun to think about, it’s going to help you maintain your budget and also your expectations.

Photo / /  Ali Leigh Photo

Photo / / Ali Leigh Photo

Wedding Budget Tip # 2: Do your research!

If you aren’t planning on working with a wedding planner when planning for your wedding day, we highly recommend that you do your research. Often times, couples are blindsided by extra fees that they run into when booking a vendor. When you start shopping for your venue, photographer, florist, DJ, caterer, anyone & everyone related to your wedding day we always recommend that you ask for a contract in writing before booking their services. When reviewing the contract things to look for would be any additional fees for them to provide service to you on your wedding day. This includes the cost of labor, service fees, pick up/drop off costs, & also even the little things such as parking fees, hotel or lodging fees (especially important if your wedding is not located within a 50 mile radius of where you booked your vendor), holiday premium fees, the list goes on. The reason to be aware of these things is because if you aren’t prepared to pay the fees, or if you didn’t read the contract terms in full, you may have to cut into your wedding budget to pay the bill.

Did you know that when you book a full service planning package with buck & rose that we help review all of your vendor’s contract terms? Often times, we’re even able to help add value to your booked service or offer you a discount with some of our preferred vendors! Another reason to hire a wedding planner, we help you maximize your budget and save you money!

Wedding Budget Tip # 3: Breathe a sigh of relief, you’re getting married!

You’re about to embark on a once in a lifetime experience! We know that weddings can be stressful and cause a lot of tough conversations to be had. Just remember that you’re getting married and the most important thing about the day is you & your fiancé. Your guests want to be there to see you take part in one of life’s most sacred milestones. Sure, everyone would love an open bar. A dreamy venue. Flowers for days. The best DJ to pack the dance floor full. Focus on your top 2-3 wants and be okay with pulling back in other areas to maintain your budget. You’ve got this, girl!










Vendors We Love / / Surdyk's Catering

When thinking about what type of food and service you want for your wedding day, you may not be fully aware of all of the different options available to you when planning your wedding. While some venues require the couple to use their own caterer (or pay a fee if deciding to bring in an outside caterer for your wedding day), a lot of couples don’t know what decisions they will have to make when it comes to catering for their wedding day. Are the appetizers and drinks during cocktail hour butler passed? Is the dinner service planned to be a buffet, family style, or plated? Is it noted which guests have food allergies? Are there enough servers on staff for the event to quickly clear empty plates and refill water glasses?

While there are a lot of considerations to be made when selecting and planning for your catering plan for your wedding day, we always recommend choosing a caterer that is able to provide the food that is reflective of you as a couple. Having a more casual wedding reception located at your favorite brewery? A plated chicken entree may not match your vibe. At buck & rose, we’re here to help you find your favorite vendors for your wedding day. We’re here to help plan your wedding to be uniquely your own and we’re committed to helping you find the best vendors that not only fit your budget, but your style as a couple, too!

In this blog of Vendors We Love, we’re so excited to introduce you to Surdyk’s Catering, one of our all time favorite caterers to work with. Surdyk’s Catering provides delicious, seasonal, globally-inspired catering for events big and small. Whether you’re looking for boxed lunches for a meeting, finger foods for cocktail hour, a grand display of artisan cheeses and charcuterie for a gala event, or a formal, seated meal for the wedding of your dreams, Surdyk’s can do it all. I had the chance to speak with Natalie Bowers, Sales Manager for Surdyk’s Catering and we got all the scoop on what help makes Surdyk’s Catering a top choice for couples all around the Twin Cities & beyond. Here’s what Natalie had to say…

Vendors We Love / / Surdyk’s Catering

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Q. Tell us, what is Surdyk's Catering most well known and what do couples enjoy about choosing Surdyk's as their wedding day caterer? 

A. At Surdyk's Catering we believe that at the end of the day, it's all about the food. We are well known for sourcing the best local, sustainably produced, organic ingredients available, and everything we serve is made from scratch in our kitchen. Not only do we hope our couples love the menu they have at their wedding but we also hope they love the experience that they have working with our entire team to plan one of the most important days of their lives. 

Q. What should couples know when booking their caterer of choice for their wedding day?  Any helpful tips or tricks? 

A. Couples should really think about the type of dining experience they want for their guests as there are a variety of ways to serve food at your wedding. We would suggest they ask to see a few types of proposal options (plated meal, dinner buffet, reception style, etc.) so they can get an idea on overall costs, flow of event and suggested quantities for each style of service. Couples should also double check to see what each caterer is offering as a part of their service as every caterer’s offerings are different.

Q. What other events does Surdyk's Catering offer services to? 

A. We work with a diverse clientele and offer a variety of catering options from drop off, pick up or delivery with set up catering (boxed lunches, sandwich platters, party platters, etc.) and full service catering options for corporate events, social events and everything in between. 

Q. What will couples love the most about working with Surdyk's Catering for their special day? 

A. Our food is really the star of our show but we also pride ourselves on providing the best customer service we can from start to finish. We want to make sure our couples know that we are there for them every step of the way and can answer any type of question they have whenever they have it. Our sales team, coordinators, kitchen team and onsite staff treat every wedding with the utmost care to help ensure that every couple is happy and that their wedding is a success.

Q. How far in advance should couples reach out to inquire about their wedding day? 

A. We think that couple’s should reach out before or as soon as they book their venue so they can get an understanding of overall costs and offerings. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to planning a wedding and food is an important aspect of the day that should not be put on hold. Many caterers have limited availability so the sooner you start the conversation the better.

Photography / /  Sarah Ascanio

Photography / / Sarah Ascanio

be sure to give surdyk’s catering a follow on instagram @surdykscatering and visit their website for more information on their wedding day services at https://www.surdykscatering.com

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Venues We Love / / ARIA Mpls

When you are recently engaged and looking for a wedding venue, you may not be fully privy to all of the different considerations you need to keep in mind when scouting for your dream wedding location. We get it, for the most part, planning your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and you may not know what to look for when you start planning your wedding day unless you have a planner there to guide you. In this new edition of our vendor spotlight, we are here to help highlight our favorite venues and share some unique facts about each of them. Consider this your wedding venue 4-1-1. To kick it off, we are so excited to introduce you to one of our all time favorite event venues, ARIA Mpls.

venues we love / / ARIA Mpls

Photography / /    Sarah Ascanio

Photography / / Sarah Ascanio

We had the opportunity to kick off our 2019 season at ARIA Mpls and we immediately fell in love with everything about this unique venue space. From the stunning chandeliers to the cool exposed brick, ARIA Mpls serves as a versatile canvas and their staff will work closely with you to transform the space to the vision you have in mind for your event. After working alongside the ARIA Mpls team for one of our client’s May wedding, we were hooked and we want to shout from the rooftops why anyone in need of a venue location should consider ARIA Mpls for their wedding day.

As a wedding planner, I work with so many different teams on our client’s wedding day and I was thoroughly impressed with everyone that I encountered at ARIA Mpls. From the security staff to the building services team and beyond, everyone was so friendly, welcoming, and enjoyable to work with. Esteban was the Event Manager assigned for our client’s Kia & Alexander’s wedding day and he was awesome! Esteban was there to greet me when set up began and he made sure that as a coordinator I had everything I needed to execute our client’s vision to perfection. ARIA Mpls boasts huge accolades, they’ve been named the Best Venue in America for the last 4 consecutive years and we totally see why. ARIA Mpls is so deserving of all of their kudos and we’re excited to be able to featuring them as our very first Venue We Love!

I recently had the chance to ask Sarah McKee, the General Manager of ARIA Mpls if she could help answer some of our top questions that we get asked from our clients when they begin searching for the wedding venue. Here’s what she had to say about everything and why couples will love ARIA Mpls.

Q. What about ARIA Mpls would you like for couples to know when searching for their wedding venue?

A. Every couple should have a chat about their priorities before they begin researching vendors of any kind. If you can define the three or so things that are the most meaningful to you both, it gets you on the same page and it's easier to feel confident allocating your resources in a way that will have the most impact before you are locked into anything.

Q. What will couples love the most about having their wedding day at ARIA Mpls?

A. The flexibility and beauty of the space make a huge impact on guests! There are so many opportunities to customize the experience to reflect the style and personality of the couple. As a former theater, we can execute so many decor elements that can't be done elsewhere from hanging floral installations or clusters of chandeliers, to having live performers suspended from the ceiling! Seeing the expressions on the faces a couple when they first see how their vision has come to life on the big day is the most rewarding part of the planning process!

Q. How does ARIA Mpls work with the couple to help create their perfect wedding day?

A. We really focus on being resources to couples. We have an incredible building, but just as importantly, we have years of experience and consistently receive "best venue" awards due to our commitment to our couples. We love helping people through the planning process and even host a "Wedding 411" industry expert panel event that is open to anyone, regardless of where they intend to host, to provide clarity on the more commonly misunderstood aspects of planning.

Q. What other events are hosted at ARIA Mpls besides weddings?

A. ARIA also hosts concerts, performances, fashion shows, fundraisers, and corporate events. We have the flexibility and infrastructure to host a huge variety of amazing events!

Q. What are the amenities that ARIA Mpls has to offer their couples and what makes them unique?

A. Both aesthetically and logistically, ARIA is really one of a kind. We offer a massive amount of flexibility with many ceremony setup styles and backdrops, mobile bars, places to put a dance floor, room orientation options, in-house decor...it really allows us to custom create a dream experience that reflects the couple's style.

be sure to give ARIA Mpls a follow on Instagram @ariampls and visit their website for more information on their wedding day services at http://www.ariampls.com/weddings




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Vendors We Love / / Ali Leigh Photo

Hi, friends! It’s time for another vendor spotlight! I love that as a wedding planner I get to introduce so many couples to their perspective wedding day vendors. A lot of people ask me how I go about finding the right fit for our clients and it comes down to a couple key things- one being style and the other being budget. Every wedding is different and that’s what I love most about serving today’s couple. I truly believe that each couple deserves to find their dream team of vendors and I love that I get to help our clients navigate their search! So whether your wedding style is traditional, modern, bohemian, sophisticated, elegant, or somewhere in between, trust us and know that we will find you the vendor that fits your style & budget best! Today’s vendor spotlight is one that I am truly honored to have featured on the blog. Not only is she one heck of a photographer (seriously guys, all of her images are amazing!!!) she’s a mom & foster mom to two toddler girls, an educator, and for many in the wedding industry a mentor to look up to. Plus, she loves Chick-Fil-A, I mean, can we say major girl boss crush?! I worked with Ali on one of our first weddings of our 2019 season and it was an awesome experience. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Ali, of Ali Leigh Photo.

vendors we love / / ali leigh photo


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Q. Tell us, how did you get started in photography and what do you love most about your work?

A. It's something I've always done! I was the girl with a camera. Then, I started doing family and senior photos for friends in high school, and started weddings in college back in 2012. I built my business throughout college, got my degree, and went right into my business the day after graduation. The rest is history. :)

Q. Best advice for a couple looking for their wedding photographer?

A. Find someone who makes you feel something in the photos! Editing trends will come and go, but you want to feel something when you see your wedding photos. Also, photographers pretty much run the day since photos make up so much of the day, so it's important to find someone who can not only take great photos but keep everyone on track - and not do it in a way that stresses everyone out. :)

Q. When you aren't behind the camera capturing magic, what do you enjoy doing?

A. I'm a mom + foster mom to toddler girls so they keep me pretty busy! We live along the St. Croix River so we love boating, happy hours on patios, and traveling as much as possible!

I worked with Ali on Lara + Dominic's wedding day in June 2019 at Loring Social… she photographed their day perfectly from beginning to end! I especially love these detail shots. So pretty!

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Q. What is your favorite spot in Minneapolis right now?

A. This is a tough one! Haha. I need to go to Mpls for more than just shoots and weddings. ;) I love wandering around North Loop - Fairgrounds, Red Cow, and spending time at Hewing. Their rooftop always feels like a lil getaway so it was my spot when I needed a break this winter!

Q. What's on your playlist/podcast/audible?

Q. What will couples love the most about working with you?

A. I have a laid-back personality but I'm also super efficient and organized! I can run a wedding day efficiently and keep us on track while also being laid-back and allowing my couple to enjoy their day. Being more efficient means they can enjoy their cocktail hour and not just spend their whole day taking pictures. :)

Some of my favorite shots by Ali from Lara + Dominic’s June wedding! Click through to see them all :)

Photography / / Ali Leigh Photo

be sure to give ali a follow on instagram @alileighphoto and for more information on her photography services visit her website at www.alileigh.com





Real Weddings / / Lara + Dominic 06.28.19

Lara + Dominic’s Loring Park wedding at Loring Social located in Downtown Minneapolis has the sweetest story to it. Lara + Dominic met years ago at the neighborhood’s annual Basilica Block party. Lara + Dominic’s first date took place in that same neighborhood. Dominic asked Lara to marry him there. And on Friday, June 28th, 2019 the two said “I do” where their love story all began.

Photo / /  Ali Leigh Photo

Photo / / Ali Leigh Photo

Lara + Dominic were wed in a dreamy candlelit ceremony in Loring Social’s stunning Chelsea Ballroom under the most beautiful hanging greenery put together by the ever so talented Pristine Floral. Lara + Dominic’s cocktail style reception was complete with fun food stations by D’Amico Catering including Chicken Pad Thai, Mini Sliders, & Chipotle Crema Chicken Tacos. The dance floor was packed thanks to DJ Sticky with Nora Events and guests had a blast taking selfies in the photo booth provided by Snap Yourself. Their wedding day was photographed by the amazing Ali Leigh Photo and video coverage was documented by Alma Films.

Can we talk about how gorgeous this ceremony set up is?!

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We’re so honored to have been able to be a part of Lara + Dominic’s wedding day and we’re so happy for them! It was an amazing wedding day with some of the best vendors in the biz. Cheers to L + D!

Time to celebrate the bride & groom!   Photo / / Ali Leigh Photo

Time to celebrate the bride & groom!

Photo / / Ali Leigh Photo

the details

the couple: Lara + Dominic

the venue: Loring Social

the photographer: Ali Leigh Photo

videography: Alma Films

wedding day coordination by: buck & rose

the florist: Pristine Floral

the caterer: D’Amico Catering

rentals & linens: Linen Effects

the entertainment: Nora Events

hair styling: Hair by Theresa

Makeup Artistry: Andrea Holton

Photo booth: Snap Yourself



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Cheers, Friends!

-meghan




Real Advice / / 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Day-Of Coordinator For Your Wedding Day

Hi, friends! I hope you’re all doing well and for you brides out there, that your wedding planning is coming along smoothly! We are in peak wedding season and we have been busy bees over here planning, organizing, & coordinating the details for all of our buck & rose couples. We are so excited for all of our couples weddings that are coming up and we know they are going to be exactly what they envisioned! Have you seen our latest Real Weddings blog on our first buck & rose couple of the season? Kia & Alexander’s ARIA Mpls wedding was stunning- go read about it here!

A topic that I’ve been discussing quite a bit recently with prospective clients and vendors is the different between a Venue Coordinator and a Day-Of Coordinator. So many times I hear “my venue comes with a coordinator so I don’t need a Day-Of Coordinator” and while some venues do indeed include some type of coordinator, the couple is not always clear on the actual job expectations of their said venue coordinator and a lot of times in the end, tasks and projects get left behind on the day of your wedding and someone is left to pick up the slack. Wedding budgets are tough to navigate sometimes and it is natural to want to cut costs where you think you can. Often times people choose to not hire a wedding planner that offers coordination services because it’s not viewed as a necessity and they think that they can get by without one. I know this because I experienced this first hand when I was a bride and looking back, I would give anything to have hired a professional day-of coordinator to have looked over my wedding day for me. Instead of enjoying mimosas and relaxing with my bridesmaids, I was setting up our venue. Part of this is my fault because I’m extremely type A (are you surprised? Nope! Me neither!) and didn’t want anyone else to set up for me because like any bride, I wanted everything to be perfect and I didn’t trust anyone else to carry out my vision. Mistake. Don’t do what I did! There are amazing professional coordinators who can and will carry out your vision. Trust them! To help illustrate why you should hire a professional Day-Of Coordinator, I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you should hire a professional Day-Of Coordinator and some examples within each reason.


Reason 1: You’ll Have a Liaison Between You & All of Your Vendors

Your vendors will have questions. They will need a contact person the day of your event. Instead of having them call you or your bridal party members, a professional Day-Of Coordinator will work with them ahead of time to make certain they are all set to execute their tasks and duties on your wedding day. Plus, then they aren’t coming to you on your wedding day with questions or hiccups. (Yes, things happen.) The week before your wedding your vendors will be reaching out to confirm all of the final details so that they’re clear on where to go, who to find, how to set up, what the timeline looks like, etc. The week of your wedding you will have so much going on including all of your appointments: spray tans, manicures, pedicures, wax appointments, you name it! Don’t forget your rehearsal dinner! Instead of having your vendors contact you, they will have a professional to go to and you’ll be able to rest easy and relax.

Good To Know: With a buck & rose Wedding Day Coordination package, we work with you ahead of time to construct the perfect timeline for your wedding day so that nothing is overlooked or forgotten so that we can take care of all of your other vendors come time for your special day!

Reason 2: They’ll Help Bring Your Wedding Day Vision To Life

Think of all of those little things such as programs, place cards, menu cards, signage, guest book table decor, gift table items, memory table photos, and in some cases centerpieces if your florist won’t be on site on the day of your wedding.

This is the example that I get all the time when prospective clients say that they don’t need a professional Day-Of Coordinator because their venue comes with one. More often than not, the venue coordinator is there to ensure that the venue is clean and that all common areas within the venue are taken care of. They also help setting up the foundation for your ceremony and reception by setting up tables, chairs, and also helping with the room flip to transition from your ceremony to your reception. Usually, a venue coordinator does not touch any decor that you’re bringing with you. I know this because I experienced this on my wedding day. I set up our head table decor and place cards, our desserts (since we had gone with an outside caterer), gift table, guest book table, place cards for all of our guests, guest favors, and all of our centerpieces. It took me about 3 hours to complete my venue set up and then I was finally free to go to hair and makeup and I was stressed. Those 3 hours I spent setting up for our wedding day, I should have been relaxing and enjoying getting ready with my bridesmaids. Instead, I was stressed and running around like crazy.

Tip: if your venue comes with a coordinator, be sure that you ask specifically what their job expectations are. This will help you decide if you should hire a professional coordinator or not, and trust me, if I were you, I would!

One of my favorite tasks as a wedding coordinator… lighting all the candles!

One of my favorite tasks as a wedding coordinator… lighting all the candles!

Reason 3: You Deserve To Enjoy Your Wedding Day Without Stress

Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience. You should be able to enjoy it and you should be able to be fully present in the moment instead of worrying about if your timeline is on schedule and moving according to plan. When hiring a Day-Of Coordinator, you’re hiring a professional to oversee your entire event and they’ll do it well because they have done this before! We get it, you don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to your wedding day because it’s your first time going through it! I always tell my clients that hiring a professional Day-Of Coordinator is like investing in an emotional insurance policy for their happiest day. You have someone in your corner to make sure everything goes according to plan, and if it goes off track, someone to help get it back on track without stress!

Tip: If you have any worries about guests or tough family dynamics, share them with your coordinator. Did you make it clear that no kids were allowed at your ceremony but you see little ones making their way in to your ceremony? We’re able to keep an eye out for any tough situations that can arise at your wedding. If we know about it ahead of time, we’re able to talk about a plan and execute in the event that something happens that shouldn’t happen at your wedding.

Reason 4: Your Vendors Will Appreciate It!

So often I hear vendors say “thank goodness our couple hired a Day-Of Coordinator!” This one is plain and simple, your vendors feel supported and they know what to expect when there is a professional hired to oversee your wedding day. When you don’t have a Day-Of Coordinator hired for your wedding day, the many jobs of that coordinator, fall onto all of your other vendors. Think of it this way- would you want your photographer worrying about if the DJ has arrived on time to start the ceremony as scheduled? No! Your photographer wants to stay in their own lane and give you unforgettable images that you are going to look back on for the rest of your lives. When you don’t have a Day-Of Coordinator hired to support them and the rest of your event, the rest of your vendors will be picking up the slack and you won’t get the best out of them, which, isn’t that why you hired them in the first place? Let your vendors do their jobs and execute flawlessly.

Good To Know: When hiring buck & rose for your wedding day needs, we reach out to your vendors immediately to introduce ourselves if we haven’t already worked with them in the past, or if we have worked with them just to say hi and that we’re excited to work with them again! That way, your vendors will know who to go to with any questions leading up to your wedding day and especially on your wedding day. Trust me, the last thing your vendors want is to bother you with questions that they can get answered by a professional overseeing your wedding day.

Reason 5: It Will Be The Best Money You Spend For Your Special Day

buck & rose bride Kia Atsales’ testimonial says it all. Here’s what she had to say about hiring buck & rose for her wedding day coordination needs.

“I am so glad that I found Meghan [from buck & rose] to help with our special day! She was always well organized, friendly, and willing to help with anything and everything we needed. She went above and beyond to make sure that my husband and I had a wonderful day. Her assistance with the day of coordination of our wedding day was the best money that we spent for our wedding. I would highly recommend her! Thanks so much Meghan!!”

Want to hear more from our couples & other trusted vendors? Click here to read why buck & rose!

Brides: We have select 2019 dates still available and we’d love to help you! We’re also filling up our 2020 calendar very quickly so don’t wait to reach out! Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly!

photography / / Coral Mia Photography



Meghan Buck Comments
Vendors We Love / / Copper & Carbon

Hi, friends! I’m so excited to share with you our newest vendor spotlight, and I have to admit, she’s one of my all time favorites! Did you know that you can hire a custom stationery designer for all of your wedding day paper good needs? Anything from menus, place cards, programs, invites, you name it, Stephanie from Copper & Carbon does it! As a wedding planner, I get to work with a lot of vendors. At buck & rose, we want you to find vendors that are not only a fit within your desired budget, but we also want you to find vendors that you L-O-V-E, LOVE! Sometimes finding vendors is harder than it seems. Not to mention, there are so many options, which is great, but the amount of choices can also be super overwhelming. Browsing through The Knot, WeddingWire, or wherever you’re searching for your vendors can take a lot of time and while planning your wedding is a big project, we also want you to ENJOY being engaged! I wanted to highlight vendors that we love at buck & rose. We’ve worked with them side by side and we have nothing but major vendor crushes on them.

vendors we love / / copper & carbon

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1. Tell us, how did you get started designing custom stationery and what do you love most about your work?

I have a design degree from UW-Madison; it’s actually in Interior Design, but my favorite part of the program was communicating my ideas visually through graphic design- selecting fonts and graphic elements to help articulate the vibe of the design in my head was the part I geeked out on the most in school. Today as a stationery designer, the thing I love most about my work is that I get to utilize my creativity to deliver beautiful designs to my clients that capture the spirit of their relationship, and the aesthetic of their big day.

2. What do you want couples to know about Copper & Carbon and what should they expect when working with you?

I love creating completely custom designs for my clients; whether you are someone who has a really strong idea of exactly what you want, or have no idea, I am happy to work with you and we’ll come up with something amazing. I’m a very left-brain/right-brain person, so while I excel in the creative space at making things pretty, I also have a more analytical side that helps me design in a smart way to solve problems. Now more than ever, a couple’s wedding is tailored unique to them- they’ve designed activities, accommodations and other details for their friends and family that will need to be communicated in their wedding stationery, which can make it really difficult to work with a templated or "out-of-the-box” design- that’s where I come in! I listen to my clients and help design the stationery that will both look beautiful, AND communicate the important info- whether it’s an extra insert or a specialized R.S.V.P., I’ve got you covered!

3. When you aren't designing beautiful stationery, what do you enjoy doing?

Tough question! As dorky as it sounds, I wind up spending a lot of my nights and weekends crafting and innovating new designs- I just can’t help myself! But when I do get out of the office, you can find me on a patio at Happy Hour with my friends, traveling with my husband, getting together with my family, or lately, I’ve been tagging along on some rock-climbing adventures with my husband, Keith. 

4. What is your favorite spot in Minneapolis right now?

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Late-Night, my favorite spot in Minneapolis is Tilia in Linden Hills. It’s great for date night, dinner with family to celebrate a special occasion, or to grab drinks with a gal pal (or three!)


5. What's currently on your playlist/podcast/audible?

I listen to a lot of pop music on Apple Music- especially while I’m working because it keeps me really motivated and cheery. I love a good true-crime podcast when I’m looking for something a little more serious and intriguing; a friend recommended “Sword & Scale” to me several months ago so I’ve been working my way through some of those. When I’m in my car, you might catch me driving around with my windows down indulging in some very loud 90s on 9 or Pop2K on XM radio. 


6. What will couples love the most about working with you?

I work really hard to capture the style my couples are looking for- I genuinely love what I do so much and I’m so passionate about making my clients’ wedding stationery really stand out so it’s incredibly special when their guests receive it in the mail or see it around at the reception adding style in a cohesive way to the event.  Nothing makes me happier than when I deliver an order to a client and know that I’ve added something really special to a very important time in their life.

be sure to give stephanie a follow on instagram @copperandcarbon and for more information on her stationery services visit her website at www.copperandcarbon.com <3




Meghan BuckComment
Real Weddings / / Kia + Alexander 05.25.19

Kia & Alexander’s wedding day was one for the books with details of art deco vibes in one of the most sought after, nationally awarded wedding venues, ARIA Mpls. Complete with crystal chandeliers, beautiful exposed brick walls, and all around gorgeous architecture, this historic industrial event venue in downtown Minneapolis was the stunning canvas for Kia & Alexander’s wedding day. buck & rose is honored to have been a small part in Kia & Alexander’s big day providing Wedding Day Coordination. We kicked off our 2019 wedding season with some of the best vendors in town. Beautiful blooms which included a stunning hanging install, designed by Munster Rose. Hunter green linens and brushed gold flatware by Linen Effects created simple, yet pretty place settings. One of our favorite details? Kia & Alexander’s menu was anything but traditional wedding fare. Surdyk’s Catering served guests a variety of options including one of the most popular being the duck leg ramen with ginger, star anise dashi, baby bok choy, and snap peas. Following dinner, guests enjoyed delicious wedding cake almost too pretty to eat by Thirsty Whale Bakery and everyone danced the night away thanks to entertainment by Instant Request. Their entire wedding day was captured by the amazingly talented Sarah Ascanio Photography.

Photography / /  Sarah Ascanio Photography

The Details

The Couple: Kia + Alexander

The Venue: ARIA Mpls

The Photographer: Sarah Ascanio Photography

Wedding Day Coordination by: buck & rose

The Florist: Munster Rose

The Caterer: Surdyk’s Catering

Linens & Flatware: Linen Effects

The Entertainment: Instant Request DJ

The Hair + Makeup Team: Primped MN

The Cake + Dessert: Thirsty Whale Bakery

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Congratulations to Kia & Alexander and a special thanks to all of the vendors who helped bring their dream wedding day to life! Want more wedding inspo and to see more of our Real Weddings? Make sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list to be the first to know about our latest Real Weddings, styled shoots, wedding planning tips, & more.

Cheers, friends!

-Meghan

Vendors We Love / / Sarah Ascanio Photography

Hi, friends! Today I’m sooo freakin excited to share with you our very first vendor spotlight and it’s a GOOD one. As a wedding planner, I get to work with a lot of vendors. At buck & rose, we want you to find vendors that are not only a fit within your desired budget, but we also want you to find vendors that you L-O-V-E, LOVE! Sometimes finding vendors is harder than it seems. Not to mention, there are so many options, which is great but the amount of choices can also be super overwhelming. Browsing through The Knot, WeddingWire, or wherever you’re searching for your vendors can take a lot of time and while planning your wedding is a big project, we also want you to ENJOY being engaged! I wanted to highlight vendors that we love at buck & rose. We’ve worked with them side by side and have nothing but major vendor crushes on.

Vendors We Love / / Sarah Ascanio Photography

Photography / /  Sarah Ascanio Photography

1. Tell us, how did you get started in photography and what do you love most about your work?

I started shooting weddings as a second shooter for Tony's mom in Washington state and that transitioned into forming my own business when we moved to MN 5 years ago! I love challenging myself in my work and creating something different every time I shoot, no matter how many times we have shot somewhere. 


2. Best advice for a couple looking for their wedding photographer?

Find someone you vibe well with! You spend almost your entire day with your photog and having someone you like around is a game changer in feeling comfortable with having your photo taken.


3. When you aren't behind the camera capturing magic, what do you enjoy doing?

Camping/reading/hiking with my dog & my hubs, Tony!

4. What is your favorite spot in Minneapolis right now?

We're new pup parents and love bringing her anywhere and everywhere. Our favorite thing is going for a walk around Lake Harriet and grabbing a beer at Bread & Pickle afterwards :)


5. What's on your playlist/podcast/audible?

My heavy rotation is always shifting and I legit listen to everything so this is tough. Haha. Super into Still Woozy, Billy Eilish & Ian Noe lately!


6. What will couples love the most about working with you?

I'm a big believer in creating a chill/fun atmosphere for our couples so they feel a little less like they have cameras in their face and more like they're hanging with old pals. We know how to have a dang good time!

Be sure to give Sarah a follow on Instagram @sarascanio and for more information on her photography services visit her website at www.sarahascanio.com <3






Meghan Buck
spring bohemian industrial styled shoot

Happy Spring, friends! It feels SO good to finally be back in warmer weather here in MN. As a native Minnesota gal, I do enjoy the change of seasons. I love having 4 different times of year because we get to experience the best of everything in one place. However, in my opinion, this Winter was ROUGH. I know, I know, I don’t want to complain about the weather because there are so many other better things to discuss but, I had a tough time this Winter. I was feeling so weighed down, my bones literally ached from the cold, the amount of snow we had was insane, and it just kept dragging on. Thankfully, my time hibernating at home in the slower season of my business, I was able to get my creative juices flowing. I had been yearning to plan another styled photo shoot since doing our first one back in November and I had a friend give me a nudge on Instagram and she asked me if I would be willing to help her plan a styled photo shoot with her. She had such a good vision board and we went for it! It had elements of bohemian details but the setting was industrial. Talk about combining two of the top wedding trends together in one awesome & creative setting. Take a look at some of our favorite pictures that we created!

This tablescape is by far one of my favorites ever. Styling this was so much fun!  Photo by  Coral Mia Photography  / / Planning &amp; Styling by  buck &amp; rose  / / Floral Design by  Flourish In Bloom  / / Linens &amp; Tabletop by  Linen Effects  / / Stationery &amp; Styling by  Copper &amp; Carbon  / / Brass Candlesticks by  Tried &amp; True Vintage Supply Co.

This tablescape is by far one of my favorites ever. Styling this was so much fun!

Photo by Coral Mia Photography / / Planning & Styling by buck & rose / / Floral Design by Flourish In Bloom / / Linens & Tabletop by Linen Effects / / Stationery & Styling by Copper & Carbon / / Brass Candlesticks by Tried & True Vintage Supply Co.

Planning & Styling a photo shoot is one of my favorite things to do- to be able to collaborate and create with vendors in the industry is so awesome. It allows everyone involved to be able to put their own spin on things without limits. As someone who never thought of themselves as creative, I now realize I do have a creative side and it’s able to be illustrated in styled photo shoot opportunities. Until I participated in a styled photo shoot, I didn’t know how to articulate my creative side and I am so thankful that I was able to find my fun side! As a planner, you can imagine how my brain works- it’s all about details, logistics, communication and all of the little things- dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. I’ve always been called a control freak and type A my entire life and while they weren’t wrong, it feels really good to be able to finally say “HEY! I may have all of those planner traits but I also have a creative side and HERE it is!”

How beautiful is this stationery by  Copper &amp; Carbon ? Stephanie is so talented and I love her unique eye for details! Marble + Texture = SWOON!  Photo by  Coral Mia Photography  / / Planning &amp; Styling by  buck &amp; rose  / / Floral Design by  Flourish In Bloom  / / Linens &amp; Tabletop by  Linen Effects  / / Brass Candlesticks by  Tried &amp; True Vintage Supply Co.

How beautiful is this stationery by Copper & Carbon? Stephanie is so talented and I love her unique eye for details! Marble + Texture = SWOON!

Photo by Coral Mia Photography / / Planning & Styling by buck & rose / / Floral Design by Flourish In Bloom / / Linens & Tabletop by Linen Effects / / Brass Candlesticks by Tried & True Vintage Supply Co.

As a new business owner and entrepreneur, I am very much in the curiosity stage of figuring it all out. Figuring out what works for our clients and what doesn’t, figuring out how to problem solve and do it all. When I started my business in September, I didn’t realize all of the hats that I would get to wear as a business owner. Owner, Senior Planner, Planning Director, Social Media Manager, Content Creator, Blog Author, Website Manager (but let’s be real, I’m thankful that my husband Alex has taught me and shown me the way to navigate managing a website and I wouldn’t be here without him!), Client Specialist, Networking Representative, Accountant, the list goes on…! What I’m the most thankful for is that I have met so many awesome entrepreneurs who are doing it all and figuring it out, too. I’ve formed a pretty great group of talented vendors who are in the business because they are passionate for it and they love what they do. I’m so happy that I was able to figure out early on it’s important to build your own community and to be there for each other. I’m so happy that I figured out it’s beneficial to create and collaborate together.

So with that being said, I’m forever grateful for all of the vendors who worked on this shoot to create some magic. I can’t wait to get another styled shoot planned for sometime this summer. Our FIRST wedding (that isn't my own or my friend or family members wedding) is in just 12 days and I’m still pinching myself that I get to help couples plan and manage their wedding day. Thankful for the process and I hope you are, too!

Styled Shoot Vendors

Venue: FIVE Event Center, Minneapolis MN / / Photography by Coral Mia Photography / / Videography Footage by Moving Tree Media / / Planning & Styling by buck & rose / / Makeup Artistry by Glamorous by Sam / / Hair by Alyssa Rose Eaton / / Dress & Bridal Accessories by a&be bridal shop, Minneapolis, MN / / Suiting by Knights Chamber Clothiers / / Floral Design, Ceremony Arch, & Macrame Details by Flourish In Bloom / / Stationery & Styling by Copper & Carbon / / Linens & Tabletop by Linen Effects / / Rattan Chairs, Brass Candlesticks, & Fur Rugs by Tried & True Vintage Supply Co. / / Cake by Maranda Shae Cakes / / Models: Shelby & Devin Amberg

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Alex Buck