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Fashionably Lake: Make Waves with Hues of Blue and Flowing, Water-inspired Details

By: 
Allyson Reedy

“There’s something about a wedding on the water that is so serenely beautiful, classic and authentic to Minnesota,” says Lindsay Kunz, co-owner of Twin Cities-based Pink Peony Weddings & Events. “It’s our way of life.” To capture our state’s lake-loving vibe, Kunz and partner Kimberly Seymour mixed gorgeous shades of blue with aquatic elements (think sea-glass escort cards and oyster apps). “We wanted to bring a bit of an East Coast vibe in as well, with nautical touches, while still staying very Minnesotan. Nautical is always so clean, chic and timeless, and we loved how everything came together,” Seymour says.

1) Write On
A delicate watercolor print on invitations by Champagne Press lets guests know they’re in for a swank, lake-themed affair. Lettering by Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher and vintage stamps from Edelweiss Post add classic touches.

2) Cool Cocktail
What’s better than a Copperwing Distillery French 75 cocktail? A Copperwing Distillery French 75 cocktail with a St. Pops blueberry lemonade popsicle garnish, of course.

3) But First We Snack
Super-fresh oysters, walleye tacos (both from Coastal Seafoods), and watermelon gazpacho shooters are not only the perfect mix of ocean-meets-lake, but they’re also pretty much everything you and your guests will want to eat this summer.

4) Glass Act
Clearly these sea glass tile escort cards are genius. Smooth glass in shades of blue are hand-lettered in metallic copper ink by Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher to create unique, useful “cards” that fit perfectly with the nautical theme.

5) Easy-Breezy Blooms
Studio Fleurette loosely wrapped peonies, anemones, ranunculus and parrot tulips with a preppy navy blue ribbon to bring that fluid vibe to the bouquet.

6) First Impressions
Friends and family will love diving into these welcome bags, designed by Champagne Press. They’re filled with some of Minnesotans’ favorite locally made goods, like Excelsior Brewing Co. beer, a Minnesota coaster by Concrete Pig, water lily- and driftwood-scented candle and body lotion by Thymes, hand-painted cookies by the Cookie Creative and a pint glass by Sota Clothing. A watercolor schedule of weekend activities is also included, so your guests know where to be (and when).