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

Monday, August 9, 2010

Winette + Karim Wedding

veiled events had the honor and pleasure of being Wilnette and Karim’s wedding coordinators for their wedding on July 25th. This very sweet couple had been dating for six years and finally decided to tie the knot.

Hair and make-up was in the artistic hands of Stephanie Domrose.

Beautiful colors pool blue and guava adorned the event.

The ceremony was performed by the bride’s grandfather. This added a very personal and sweet touch.

A Mariachi band played the recessional music and kept the celebration going through the social hour.

Enteraining the guest into the night was Matt Sherry of Complete Music and Video in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Embassy Suites – St. Paul, MN
Mariachi America 2000
Complete Music and Video
Complete Music and Video
Wedding Cake
Buttercream, St. Paul
Steve Rouch – Choice Photo
Embassy Suites – St. Paul, MN
Sweet Peas

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Going Green has Gone to the Gowns

It has become very chic to go green for just about everything, including your wedding.  At veiled events, we offer our eco-lovely services to turn your wedding and reception into a beautifully green event.

Being eco-friendly for your wedding doesn't usually include your wedding dress {unless you buy a previously worn dress}.  But now, you have the opportunity to wear a brand new, couture gown that is totally eco-lovely!  

Our friends at Posh Bridal Couture recently added Foat Design wedding dresses to their collection. 

Using reclaimed silk, tulle and other materials from old bridal gowns, Foat Design creates one-of-a-kind wedding dresses that are absolutely gorgeous. Foat Design is a Minneapolis-based company comprised of two sisters. One living in San Francisco and the other residing right here in Minneapolis.

Foat Design Dress
{image used with permission from Posh Bridal Boutique}

Posh also carries Adele Wechsler gowns.  Her "ecocouture" line is also very beautiful and unique.  Adele uses organic hemp and silk, vegetable dyes, and remnant fabrics to make her gowns.  This offers brides an eco-friendly option for their gowns and still having a luxury, couture dress.

Adele Wechsler Dress
{image used with permission from Posh Bridal Boutique}

If you have not had the chance to check out Posh Bridal really should go!  Posh is located in the Semple Mansion on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.  "Posh" is exactly what you experience the moment you walk through the door. Marie and Stacy truly love what they do and that shines through in their service and how beautiful their boutique is.  When you are there you feel like a VIP because their one-on-one attention is unmatched.  The gown selection is extraordinary.  They carry lines not found in other shops in the Twin Cities {i.e. Foat Design}.

100 Franklin Avenue - Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Marie (612) 599-5759 
Stacy (612) 599-4628

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jill + Brad

We feel very honored and lucky to have been chosen as wedding planners for Jill + Brad.  The wedding and reception took place at the Carlson Towers Rotunda in Plymouth, MN on a sunny and beautiful April afternoon.

The colors of the wedding were peacock blue with red and black accents.  We think the favors were fantastic and reflected the event perfectly.  Two glass coasters for each guest with L-O-V-E spelled out in black and white block squares.  The centerpieces were made up of the bridesmaids floral arrangements in cylinder vases and larger vases filled with curly willow, vines with red beads, water and a floating candle.  Simple, yet beautiful.

To tie in with the theme, the cake was a white 3-tier cake with red velvet cake hiding inside.  Buttercream of St. Paul really did a fantastic job with this cake.

Jill + Brad are a very cool couple.  He has a bit of good 'ol southern boy in him, and she is a sweet midwestern girl.  Together they make a great pair.  They definitely are loved by their family and friends which was evident by the love and warmth that eminated throughout the night.

Congratulations to the Happy Couple!!!!

{a few details photos we shot ourselves, can't wait to see the photographer's photos}

Sunday, April 11, 2010


These are FABULOUS!!!

Knit-n-Jules began as a passion for knitting.  Julie began to knit before she could write...learning to use needles before age five. She was fascinated seeing older women at church knitting. She begged them to teach her how to knit, and every week would ask to learn a new stitch. She continued to knit throughout her childhood, finishing her first sweater out of Red Heart acrylic yarn in third grade. In home economics in high school, students were required to learn basic knitting. Since she already knew the subject beyond her years, Julie fought off boredom by helping friends learn to knit. During 10th grade, she injured her knee. Unable to take part in her other hobbies, knitting provided entertainment and a source of comfort to her.   With that passion Julie "Jules" has created quite a business knitting sweaters, tanks, lingerie...and best of all {at least to us} Bridal Wraps.

Julie likes to use local materials or sustain women industries in South Africa when purchasing her yarn and each piece is hand knit. She loves to design and create something wonderful to surround the bride with warmth and love that will be able to be worn over and over again and become a timeless treasure.

{joyful girl photography}

{minnesota bride magazine}

cuff detail

shrug example

Please be sure to check out all of her work on her website:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cake Toppers

~~ Attention Brides and Grooms, or ANYONE with something to celebrate ~~

I would like to draw your attention to some fabulous cake toppers.  I know Christa McKibben of Tippy Top Creations {} through the Twin Cities Wedding Professionals networking group I am involved with.  She does amazing work!  They are by far the most creative and unique cake topper I have ever seen.  Why not replicate yourselves for fun? And it becomes forever keepsake.

~Retirement Parties
~Birthday Parties
~Corporate Events
~First Communion
...the possibilities are endless!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Plated vs. Buffet

Buffet vs. Plated Dinner. Personally, I think both are fine, depending on the size and overall feel of your event.  If you are hosting a black tie event, typically a plated sit-down dinner is most appropriate. 

But, if you are having, maybe, a little non-traditional event,  buffets can fit perfectly into that plan. 

Buffet Stations are also a great option.  They tend to have a more "high-end" feel.  A station style buffet is one where the food is spread out in different "stations" around the room. There may be one area that is a carving station, a pasta station, an hor d'ouevre station, dessert station, etc. This is done for several reasons: one it prevents a long line from forming at the buffet table and two it encourages mingling amongst your guests. They can grab a few things at one station, eat them, head back out for more and run into a whole new group of people that time.  Food is the great common denominator.  If you offer some unusual food options, your guests will share in their new culinary experiences.  You can also work the stations into your overall "theme" of your event.  For example, an East meets West event can have one station be Asian food, another can be American fare, then the third station can be a fusion of both cultures.  This is also a great segue if you are to a dessert buffet instead of the traditional wedding cake.

Whatever you choose, we wish the happiest of events.