Welcome the Arrival of Spring with Muted Colors and Rustic Details

A lush floral arch serves as a ceremony backdrop at Grey Cloud House.
A styled shoot at Grey Cloud House brings warmth and splendor to the celebration of your beautiful new life together.
Written by
Sherri Hildebrandt


Spring/Summer 2020

(Above) Grey Cloud House, a charming private venue on Grey Cloud Island near St. Paul, makes a wonderful backdrop for engagement or wedding day photos. The house, a midcentury A-frame nestled in the woods, has a lovely patio as well as the freestanding glass house, formerly a greenhouse. Add your own special flair like this arch from Santé Events and Rentals, enhanced with a banquet of flowers by Pristine Floral.

(Below) It’s cheery and cozy inside Grey Cloud House’s jewel-box of a house, where you and your nearest and dearest can take your seat at this feast for the eyes, coordinated by Events by Melody.

(Above) A wealth of big blossoms in corals, pinks and ivories from Pristine Floral sets off the clean lines of white tableware and classic flatware from Rudy’s Event Rentals. Included in this stunning arrangement are Coral Charm peonies, David Austin Juliet garden roses, ranunculus and bleached ruscus. The simple addition of a personalized menu card from Jill Elaine Designs and a single eucalyptus branch strikes the perfect grace note. 

(Below) The bride is ready for her close-up in this gown from The White Room and flawless makeup by Beauty by Cort Anne and hair styled by The Beauty Bar by B.

(Above) Little details combine for big impact. Stately candlesticks from Pristine Floral add a chic vibe to the natural wooden farm table, rustic crossback chairs and a linen table runner.

(Below) Sometimes more is more. This artfully sumptuous display from Pristine Floral includes peonies, roses, Butterfly ranunculus and foraged forsythia running the full length of the table.

(Above) Give your guests a hint of the day to come with this sophisticated suite from Jill Elaine Designs. Pale pink and ivory invitations and information cards with a touch of floral echo the colors and vibe of the event that awaits.