When I decided to create this work, I had no idea it would be chosen for the Spring/Summer 2024 issue of Minnesota Bride Magazine! And it’s on stands now!
I am so incredibly grateful to appear alongside so many creatives in the Minnesota wedding space. The process of waiting to hear whether this work was selected or not always felt like a constant dance of hoping mixed with trying to let myself down easy. I truly “fly up on the wings of anticipation” as Anne Shirley puts it (if you love Anne of Green Gables, you understand 😉) So many thoughts float into that space, doubt and hope mingled…
“What if my work isn’t good enough?” “What if my vision was lackluster?”
“Should I be embarrassed I even submitted?”
“What if they DO publish it?”
“Perhaps I wasted all that time and effort…”
Right now, I think disbelief has taken over all the other feelings! All the glory to God for paving each step of the way, to my husband for watching the kids while I took on this project, and to my kids who even went along with me for a few of the errands 😎 It is truly no small feat to plan a wedding, and I love how working on these inspirational shoots gets me in the mindset of my couples! Being a person of peace is truly so important on wedding day and can attest that all the little details truly can feel maddening (hence, the need for wedding planners!)
Featured in Minnesota Bride Spring/Summer 2024
With the honor of having my work selected comes also the joy of sharing the delightful work of my vendor team! You can find my work in the pages of the Unveiled section of the magazine, and I absolutely could not have done any of this without the sweet collaboration of amazing artists.
I’ll begin by sharing a bit about each one! Malana Sophia Floral, with her eye for lush garden-inspired blooms, is such an artist! I love the way she pulled blush into the bouquet yet refined it with whites, gentle greens, and pops of yellow. Hints of mauve also elevate the palette.
For the invitation suite, I styled gentle blush tones in ribbon and floral alongside a light olive tone, causing Ana Sophia Calligraphy‘s suite to pop in a delicate, feminine way. Her work perfectly showcases how grey ink ties everything together, and truly the only contrast points are florals! I absolutely love how even her printed invitations evoke the same artistry as her calligraphy.
This bridal gown is one of simple feminine beauty. With a delicate bodice of intricate design, Pronovias truly appeals to a sense of vintage modesty with uncompromised bridal flair. Kelsey of Pure Beauty Hair & Makeup elevated this bridal look by her choice of old Hollywood style hair – the tousled French twist. (While not featured in the magazine, I love how Kelsey styled the veil to be placed on top of the head – check it out here!) Gentle pearl drops by Gold Fine and satin heels from Kailee P complete the look. Such a sweet vision!
Thank you so much to all of you who feel inspired by my work & for supporting me along the way! Below you can see all the images chosen by the editors of Minnesota Bride for the feature spread!
Venue: Woodhaven Weddings & Events
Dress: The White Room
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Florist: Malana Sophia Floral
Invitation Suite: Ana Sophia Calligraphy
Earrings: Gold Fine
Shoes: Kailee P
Hair & Makeup: Kelsey of Pure Beauty Hair & Makeup
Rentals: Aprés Event & Tent Rental
Candles: 651 Studio Floral Design
Cream Puffs: Cakewalk
Cake: Sweet Kneads
Model: Cait Doty
Woodhaven Wedding Inspiration | Minnesota Wedding Inspiration | Photography & Styling by Jennifer Sanders Photography