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Inspiration for a Rustic Winter Wedding With Cool Blue Hues

Take a beautiful barn backdrop, then add vintage décor and natural tones for a French countryside wedding, Minnesota-winter style
By: 
Megan McCarty
Minnesota Winter Wedding at Creekside Farm

Meet Creekside Farm, an event space with room (50 acres!) to party. Roll open the dramatic barn doors to find the ideal mix of bucolic vibes and modern elegance—think family-style farm tables lit with the glitzy glow of chandeliers. Lexie Albers of Availed Wedding & Event Planning styled this shoot in this gorgeous setting in Rush City, halfway between the Twin Cities and Duluth.

(Above) All eyes will be on the head table, where Botany Creative Works paired FoundFlorel’s macramé hangings with lush arrangements of greenery featuring sweet huck, laurel, deflexus and reindeer moss. 

(Below) Honor Old Man Winter by including delicate wintertime elements such as bronze-painted skeleton leaves and sweet huck branches in your bouquet. They’re set among an arrangement of muscari, clematis and carnations for a breath of spring; chances are you won’t want to set it down.

(Above) These four tiers of marbled perfection by Cocoa & Fig are almost—almost—too pretty to cut into. The layers of dusty blues and gold speckles are topped with flowers that complement the bouquet and tablescape.

(Below) Ivory & Elm Design Co.’s tufted loveseat, along with a table arranged with candles and carnations atop a velvet table runner, makes for an ultra-romantic dinner setting.

(Above) When you think French dessert, you think macarons. Arrange a selection of the sweet treats, like these beauties by Cocoa & Fig, on stands of varying size and shape to add visual interest to your display.

(Below) We spy with our little eyes a tablescape that combines something old, something new and something blue. Scalloped-rimmed plates, gold flatware and indigo goblets, all vintage pieces courtesy of Ivory & Elm, are topped with a monogrammed menu to whet your guests’ appetite.  

(Above) From the moment your invitations hit mailboxes, guests will know they’re in for something special. Here, Ivory Isle Designs combines traditional design elements with personalized touches such as a monogram crest, watercolor flower motif and a sketch of Creekside Farm. The finishing touch? A hand-dyed silk ribbon to tie it all together.

(Below) This bridal look is straight out of a fairy tale: the lace bodice and full skirt on the Amsale gown and floor-length veil by Toni Federici would make Cinderella proud; both are available at Annika Bridal Boutique. No matter your style, though, don’t forget to steal kisses throughout your wedding day. (And every day, for that matter!)

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