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Warm Tones and Rustic Elements Complete This Autumn Wedding Look

Take classic autumn colors, add a '60s twist, and blend with warm neutrals to create a winning wedding day at The Regency, the newest event space in historic Downtown St. Cloud.
Sherri Hildebrandt
Classic autumn color cake at Recency in St. Cloud

(Above) This stunning confection by Jules’ Bistro is a study in rustic elegance. Chocolate layers await under salted- caramel buttercream frosting and a salted-caramel drizzle cover. Toffee and cappuccino roses, mini cymbidium orchids, blood oranges, starfruit and mixed dried flowers, thanks to St. Cloud Floral, make it even more luscious.

(Below) The perfect ceremony site can be perfectly simple. Botany Creative Works opted for a backdrop of arched panels inspired by the architecture of the ’60s and early ’70s, with the era’s signature tones of earthy orange, gold and dusky rose. The hanging installation by St. Cloud Floral is set off by the venue’s exposed brick for a contemporary yet classic look infused with the warmth of natural materials.

(Above) Present your guests with a table of hearty mouth-watering autumn dishes from Custom Catering by Short Stop. From left, try a grilled chimichurri center-cut sirloin steak with white cheddar/gouda bacon macaroni and cheese and glazed green-top carrots. At center, sample the Popeye table loaf from Great Harvest, topped with seasoned whipped butter, and at right, enjoy the mozzarella-and bacon stuffed statler-cut chicken breast with blueberry balsamic glaze, baby baked potatoes with savory bacon shallot jam, and quartered roasted artichoke hearts with Peppadew peppers.

(Below) Pop outside The Regency for a sweep-you- off-your-feet moment. Our bride, in a gown by Essense of Australia from Finley Florence Bridal, is the essence of enchanting elegance; The groom, ready for his closeup in a suit from Milbern Clothing Co., appears to have happily fallen under her spell.

(Above) Take a pause to admire this spectacular bridal bouquet from St. Cloud Floral. It includes roses, ranunculus, Gerrondo daisies, tinted tulips and carnations, painted ruscus, lady slipper orchids, mini cymbidium orchids and asparagus fern.

(Below) The invitation suite gives your guests a hint of what’s to come. Designed and created by Tiffany Sass of TEM Photography, it plays off the arches of the ceremony backdrop, along with the amber and rose shades of floral of- ferings. Wedding rings from D.J. Bitzan are a pure expression of the unbroken circle of love.

(Above) Let the décor pop with celebratory style! This bold ribbon and starburst installation from Botany Creative Works adds a colorful, contemporary touch to the lounge area. The classic settee from Festivities invites guests to relax, with a casual, kicky Mongolian fur pouf just for fun.

(Below) A white plate on a clear, gold-beaded charger makes a tasteful presentation for this tempting salad of spring mix with fresh raspberries and blackberries, honey granola, feta cheese and an apple-poppy seed dressing from Custom Catering by Short Stop.

Minnesota Bride Planning Checklist!

Brides, grooms, photographers: Get a wedding published in Minnesota Bride magazine! We are looking for fabulous, creative and beautiful weddings that took place in Minnesota. We want to feature couples who have a great story about their engagement, proposal and/or wedding.

UPCOMING DEADLINE: February 5, 2021 (Weddings occurring between August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021)

Please include as many of the following elements as possible: the couple, flowers, tabletop decor, interesting or innovative signs, favors, seating assignment table, decorative elements, food close-ups, the cake, invitation suite, the church, a view of the entire reception or ceremony scene, bridesmaids or groomsmen with the bride or groom.

  • You must include the following information about each couple: their first and last names, phone number AND email address, date they were married, location of reception site/ceremony.
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