January 15, 2014


I have anxiously awaited the moment I could share this stylized shoot with you all. One of my business goals for 2013 was to have my first stylized shoot featuring other creatives and small business owners. This last June I had the opportunity to finally check this goal off my list. I was fortunate enough to come together with some brilliant artists who are so incredibly talented. Seriously you guys are going to be blown away!

Check out this lovely description from Carrie of Rustic Trunk on what inspired her concepts behind this shoot and how everyone’s ideas came together to create a gorgeous set.

“The goal for our project was to create a rustic wedding scene with a unique twist! We chose to set our scene at Rustic Oaks, a farmstead-turned-wedding-and-event-venue in Moorhead, MN. The venue’s soft, natural charm is a favorite in the Red River area! We wanted the photos to be bright, colorful, and fun! So rather than using the typical soft pastel color scheme of many rustic weddings, we went with bright yellow, blue, deep red, wooden crate tan, and a silvery metal grey. We blended the soft, natural elements of the location with this more modern color scheme and the yellow chevron pattern. We also incorporated industrial elements like metal, wire, and bare light bulbs.The light bulb vases and bottle cap corsages are great DIYs for brides who love to get crafty, keep budgets low, and add unique personal touches to their weddings!  The best part of this shoot is that it is the result of a collaboration of small local businesses and artists!” – Carrie, Rustic Trunk

The 2014 wedding season is filling up fast, so I know many of my brides are in the creative planning stages for their wedding. Several aspects of your wedding day can be overwhelming, I once was a bride myself, so I totally get it. This is exactly why fabulous creatives, like the ones listed below, exist! Each one of these talented individuals are passionate about what they do and truly enjoy making your day absolutely spectacular.  Who would have thought you could hire someone to bring your wedding day thoughts, dreams, and hopes to fruition?

Thank you so much to each incredible vendor who made this goal of mine come to life. I am so honored to have worked along side each and every one of you. Hugs and high fives for all of you. Your hard work and dedication are what make this wedding industry so fabulous!

We were fortunate enough to be featured on the lovely Dainty Obsession blog! To view the feature please visit here.


Photographer:  Emily Koska Photography // Dress Store: Affairs by Brittany // Jewelry: Amy Dwyer // Floral Designer: Sadie’s Couture Floral and Event Styling // Hair Stylist: Whitney Anderson Olivieri’s Salons // Event Designer: Rustic Trunk // Mens Attire: Affairs by Brittany  // Stationary: Lindsay Arneson Creative // Cake Designer: Nichole’s Fine Pastry // Videographer: Philipenko Films // Venue:Rustic Oaks // Models: Eric and Ashlee Rostvedt

Can I just say, WOW! Ashlee and Eric are absolutely stunning. Thank you two for modeling for us and braving the heat and mosquitos to help make our shoot possible.




To see a little behind the scenes footage, check out this video by the talented Matt Philipenko – Philipenko Films.


And just a few behind the scene shots of some of the fabulous vendors Brittany, Amy, and Matt in action!


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