Monday, July 11, 2011

Twin Cities Wedding

St. Paul, Minnesota:  Amy + Jeff

Take a peek into a periwinkle~celestial wedding.  They wanted subtle touches into their personalities and their love of Star Wars, Star Trek and super heros!  The cake, the invites, the programs and their logo all spoke to their plan.

We had a blast working with Amy and Jeff, along with their families preparing for, and pulling off, their big day.  Everything went off without a hitch.  It must have been written in the stars...


Wedding Planners:  veiled events

Ceremony: The Church of the Assumption - St. Paul, MN

Reception Venue / Catering: University Club Downtown Clubhouse - St. Paul, MN

Photography: Donae Cotton Photography - Minnesota

Floral: Forever in Bloom {Shelli DeBilzan} - Vadnais Heights, MN

Transportation: Chauffeured Elegance - Minneapolis, MN

Wedding Dress: The Wedding Shoppe - St. Paul, MN

Bridesmaid Dresses: Posh Bridal Couture - Minneapolis, MN

Tuxes: The Men's Warehouse

DJ: Complete Music and Video - St. Paul, MN

Videography: Complete Music and Video - St. Paul, MN

Cake: Buttercream - St. Paul, MN

Invitations: Funvitations - Eau Claire, WI

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Twin Cities Weddings

Press Release: 
veiled events is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

Minneapolis, MN - July 6, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that veiled events is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for wedding planning services. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

veiled events has 5 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. "veiled events has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides veiled evetns with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for veiled events on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information, please visit veiled events on WeddingWire at

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Minneapolis / St. Paul Wedding Planning

Wedding Inspirations

Looking for a little inspiration for your wedding?  Looking for that jumping off point to center your logo, decor and overall feel?  Check out these boards.  So much fun! 


Friday, March 4, 2011

Twin Cities Wedding Planning

New Wedding Resource for Brides and Grooms

Hey Brides and Grooms there is a new, and fantastic site in town to help you plan YOUR Wedding! Forever-TV has launched {you can watch it at}. This is the ultimate online destination for engaged couples to use as a resource to lean all about planning a wedding in a fun, video-based platform. Think of it as internet television for couples planning their wedding. Shows you can watch on your schedule, with a click of the mouse.

The host, Amanda Day, says it best, “This is Your Wedding”. That is the focus of Forever-TV, YOUR wedding and YOUR marriage. All of the content is geared toward the couple and making their day as memorable and special as possible.

The episodes are chock full of information from cakes and flowers, to what to look for when hiring professionals that will make your big day special. There is advice on picking the perfect dress, invitations and even the importance of setting your budget.

Every week Forever-TV will launch a new episode, so the content is always fresh. Plus, you are able to reference previous episodes. The site also lists trusted vendors in town, therefore you have a great place to start your planning.

"How much does it cost", did you ask? Well…nothing. It’s free! {no really, it is} You can subscribe to Forever-TV, too {yep, also free}. By subscribing you will be kept in the loop of new episode launches, Forever-TV events, and the events of its partners. Don’t worry, there is no spamming and Forever-TV does not sell your information.

So, give it a try, but warning….you’ll be hooked.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Twin Cities Wedding Planning

Passion before Profit

{Hiring Wedding Professionals}

Getting married is exciting! Gathering information about vendors from friends, wedding fairs, magazines and the internet is a lot of fun You want the amazing dress, flowers, photos, cake…well, everything. But the tendency is focus on price.

Certainly you should be concerned about costs as it pertains to your budget. But cost is only a part of choosing a wedding professional. Passion for their job and weddings is what brings you value.

Of course your wedding professionals want to make a living in their profession. However passionate professionals love weddings and are honored to be a part of your wedding experience. They understand that your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, that can’t be recreated or redone.

We have seen {too many times} wedding professionals whose true focus in the price and timeline. The photographer who’s schedule rules, not the events of the night and the great shots they could be getting; the DJ who only wants to play what they like, and not worried if the guests are having fun; the florist whose own ideas overrule the bride’s.

When researching your wedding professionals take the extra step to meet them in person, hear their story, find out why they do what they do. Really pay attention to how they listen to your story and desires as well. This face-to-face meeting will definitely give you insight into their passion for their job and their desire to make your day unforgettable.

A great way to find all of your vendors is to start with one you trust and really understands you and your wedding. Then ask them who they recommend. There isn’t any advertising more valuable than a referral. And because the person giving you the recommendation is concerned about their reputation, the will only refer you to those they trust the most.

Hiring a passionate wedding planner before any decisions are made is the easiest way to cut through the long lists of vendors available to you. A wedding planner not only has their preferred vendors, they know their personalities, styles and approaches to weddings. This also helps when it comes to your budget. The wedding planner will recommend only the passionate vendors that bring you the most value that also fits in your budget.

Just remember this is your investment and your wedding. Make sure you hire wedding professionals that remember it, too!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Twin Cities Wedding Planning

Heather + Mike


This couple is a lot of fun. They both LOVE to golf and both have small town backgrounds. Creating a Brand Plan for this couple was a little challenging in that they wanted to bring in golf as a vibe without it feeling like a golf-themed birthday party. They also wanted to honor their upbringing and make everyone feel at home, whether from the “big cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul or from small-town Iowa.

We were able to create a logo for Heather and Mike that was inspired by the golf ball. They chose the lower-case “b” to give their logo a modern touch. We also brought in the golf inspiration on the candy buffet. The couple had tees made with their names and date on them. We spread these around the candy buffet table for guests to take and hopefully use on their next round of golf.

Their roots were well represented as well. The wedding and reception venue is a little bit country. The hotel, The Wildwood Lodge, offers up a modern-country motif. The Pavilion {wedding/reception location} has exposed ductwork with rough-sawn wood. Their cocktail hour was held just down the hall in a farm themed space. It worked perfectly as a transition space between the wedding and reception. Even the escort cards had got in on the act, as cows, chickens, carrots and smiley faces to indicated meal choice.

venue & catering
Wildwood Lodge - Lake Elmo
JJO Flowers - Jan Joseph
Kristina Lynn Photography & Design
O'Meara Music - Serena O'Meara
Complete Music and Video
Dorothy Ann Bakery
Deckci Decor
candy buffet
veiled events

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tiffhanie + Kevin

{donae cotton photography}

Blank Canvas! 

This bride hadn't ever been to a wedding prior to getting engaged and planning her own wedding. {how cool is that for this planner?}

{donae cotton photography}

The two things Kevin and Tiffhanie knew when they began the planning process was that they wanted to marry each other and they wanted to get married on the University of Minnesota Campus.    {they met each other while attending the University of Minnesota.  Go Gophers!}
{donae cotton photography}

 Tiffhanie is an American born Chinese and Kevin is a Chinese born American. We created a “fusion” themed wedding. They wanted to mix in both cultures with a modern flare.

{donae cotton photography}

It was veiled events’ pleasure and honor to be part of Kevin and Tiffhanie’s wedding.

McNamara Alumni Center - University of Minnesota
D'Amico Catering
Donae Cotton Photography
Forever in Bloom
ceiling decor
Richfield Flowers and Events
Northern Lights DJ
Complete Music and Video
Rev. Matthew Wright - Affordable I Do's