The Vintage Wedding of Dana & Tim

We were honored to be a part of the special day for Dana and Tim on a gorgeous summer day, June 12,  when they were married at one of our favorite venues in Stillwater, Minnesota.  This wonderful couple wanted to enjoy time with friends and family and didn’t want a huge, elaborate celebration, keeping things simple from the decorations to the bouquets/flowers.

  • The Venue: Washington County Historic Courthouse 
    • Added to the vintage/historical/old school atmosphere couple was going for
    • Quaint, intimate, simple, beautiful venue
    • Had the old jail cell open during cocktail hour
    • Outdoor ceremony on the steps of the courthouse
  • The Inspiration: Vintage/old school with purple and lime green accentsWedding Shoes MH
    • Overall vintage/old school atmosphere from the centerpieces, to the venue, to the “Just Married Bike”
    • Pops of purple and lime green were used throughout from the napkins to the cupcakes to the bridesmaids dresses
  • The Wedding Cake Cupcakes MH
    • Individual cupcakes instead of traditional cake
    • Couple cut the cake topper – no announcement, couple wanted things kept simple, nothing over the top
  • Cocktail Hour
    • Took place outside on the grounds surrounding the courthouse
    • Drinks and popcorn were served

Above photos done by Michael Hamerlind Photography

  • The Centerpieces
    • Bride created/put together all of the centerpieces Weedding centerpiece vintage
    • Each centerpiece was a little different Wedding Centerpiece vintage
    • Things such as old records, gold vases with baby’s breath, pearls, old books, vintage silver trays, scrabble letters, doilies, etc. were used


  • Draping was done on the staircase and behind the head table to add visual interest/dramatic effect.


Congratulations Dana & Tim!

Michael Hamerlind Photography
Michael Hamerlind Photography

How Sweet it is to be Loved by You!

The most romantic holiday of the year is almost upon us! Valentines rings

You may be planning your wedding day on this day of Love…or may be looking for inspiration for ways to incorporate the Valentines vibe in to your special day.

Either way – we hope you enjoy these heartwarming ideas:

Let’s start with YOU – the bride!  While most brides choose to wear white, some go bold choosing a RED dress.

Valentines dress  What a statement of LOVE!

Another option…rather than wearing your Heart on your sleeve…is wearing it on your feet!

Red shoes for every one in your wedding party!  Valentines dress shoes


Next, let’s look at ways to incorporate the Valentines Vibe in to your wedding décor.

Going for elegant & classic?  You can’t go wrong with Red, black & white.
Combine a classic black and white tablescape with red roses.  LOVE!

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Simple touches such as heart shapes throughout your wedding:

Valentines centerpiece Spread the Love with lovely centerpieces on guest tables!


Share the Love with a Heart-shaped wedding cake!  Valentines cake 2     Valentines cake


Valentines LOVE  Spell out your Love with popular marquee letters – something you can incorporate in to your home after your wedding also!  We love this idea!

One thing is for sure – there is sure to be a lot of LOVE incorporated in to YOUR wedding day! air max schwarz air max schwarz

The rustic wedding of Jacob & Katie

We were delighted to be a part of Jacob and Katie’s wedding on August 6th, a beautiful summer day.
The ceremony was held at a church and the reception was held outside at a family members house in Wisconsin
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Rustic Wedding 7With the reception being held outside on a private property and over 300 people in attendance, PartyOnWeddings managed the rental items and the décor of the reception space.  PartyOnWeddings provided and set-up the large staked tent, tables and chairs and arranged the linens, as well as the lights used throughout the reception area.

Décor highlights:

§ Strung lights in the tent and in the barn areaRustic Wedding 6

§ Centerpieces were kept simple and rustic – lanterns and a mason jar flower arrangement were placed on top of a wooden slab/tree trunk slice.

§ Personalized mason jars at each place setting

§ Lace and burlap on the appetizer table and some of the cocktail tables.

§ Wooden signage throughout

§ Old photographs of Bride & Groom’s parents were placed on cocktail tables Rustic Wedding 9

Reception highlights:

o Famous Dave’s for dinner and Sara’s Tipsy Pies and ice cream was served for dessert

o Mason jars as cups with tags for people to write their names (the mason jars also served as the wedding favor, guests could take them home at the end of the night!)

This couple enjoyed a rustic wedding of their dreams, that was simplistic yet full of wonderful personal touches & details.   Congratulations Jacob & Katie! airmaxauslauf airmaxauslauf

Something Blue…..

A wonderful wedding tradition is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Blue boxes

Whether you just got engaged or are in the midst of planning, your wedding day “something blue” is an element to have fun with!

Let’s take a look at some unique ideas to incorporate that “Something Blue” in to your Wedding Day:

Some brides want to make a statement with their Something Blue,
such as a blue ribbon or sash on their wedding gown

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Blue Shoes & Blue Toes!

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Something Blue in their bouquet
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Surprise your husband with your married name sewn underneath your dress as your “something blue.”
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OR have the date sewn on a ribbon inside your dress.  A wonderful and personal memento!Blue ribbon


All else fails, have a Blue Brew!  Cheers!

Blue Brew

One thing is for sure, your Something Blue will be personal for You!  Get creative and have fun with it!
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