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The Luxe Life: 300 Clifton Pairs Old-school Charm with Modern Amenities

Marry vintage Hollywood glamour with a modern aesthetic for a mansion wedding with style.

(Above) Think mansion venues are too ornate and stuffy? Think again. Minneapolis’ historic 300 Clifton bed and breakfast, tucked away in the Loring Park neighborhood, pairs new amenities with old-school charm. “You can immerse yourself in all the comforts of home and celebrate in a space that has beauty and elegance, but also a laid-back feel,” says Ashley Fox, “Luxe Life” creative director and florist.

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Many birds, one stone. Consider 300 Clifton your be-all, end-all venue for not only your ceremony and reception—complete with family-style seating—but also for pre-ceremony primping and overnight accommodations. “Where else can you wake up, have coffee by the fireplace and later attend your ceremony in the Grand Drawing Room across the hallway?” asks Fox.

Play with warm and cool elements for a table setting that’s considered but not overdone. Icy-blue place cards are set atop sleek white plates, while gold accents in the flatware and goblets add warmth.

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Oversized and oh so elegant, this bouquet—overflowing with white, cream and celadon blooms bound with moss-colored silk ribbons—is a show-stopper. You’ll want to carry it long after your wedding day.

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Ooh la la! With a dramatic V-shaped back and delicate lace dancing over the shoulders, this Alexandra Grecco gown is timeless sophistication at its best.

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Two white plates, a linen napkin tucked between them and place card to top keep your place settings simple and sophisticated. With a lavish mansion as your backdrop, there’s no need for bells and whistles. 

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Arrange springy white blooms in black marble bowls, juxtaposing light and dark hues, light and heavy textures, for a table arrangement to remember.

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Calligrapher and stationer Shasta Bell looked to nature while designing this invitation suite. Inspired by the leaves of the fritillaria flower—one of the first flowers to emerge in spring—Bell hand-embossed paper from Signora e Mare (also hand-made), for an invite your guests will treasure long after the ceremony.

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Ensure your ring is safe and sound in a ring box you’ll love for decades to come—like this hunter green beauty, discovered among the vintage goodies from Shop Gossamer. The Luxe Life

So polished, so timeless. For an understated yet perfectly polished makeup look, simply swipe a rosy lip and cheek onto luminous skin.

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