The Wedding Guys did it again! Not only did the Unveiled show have record ticket sales on Superbowl Sunday, but they produced a show that knocked our socks off.
Last show it was about bold lipstick red, sparkles and glam, this time, the show had a vibe that channeled retro 60’s with whimsical decor combining bold colors with unexpected elements. The Studio Laguna booth was quite busy, but I was able to walk the show and take in all the eye candy. There was even some literal candy at Sassafras Floral and Garden ‘s booth! They paired bold red blooms with lovely milk glass and vintage blue vases and then included red candies like twizzlers to make things more playful. Summer Harsh not only created the vibrant designs for the reception gallery, but also designed a gorgeous floral centerpiece that included pheasant feathers and antlers. I just loved it!
Though all the gowns on display were fabulous, the ones that caught my eye involved neutral tones with warm grays and champagne colored lace, paired with slim cuts and neat bows. Che Bella had a lovely booth that showed off their accessories as well as some of the new gowns they have introduced into their shop. I can’t wait to go see the whole collection! Tara LaTour ‘s booth was not only beautifully designed (no big surprise there) but had as the centerpiece, an original gown half way through the design process. I loved her choice of fabrics and how much care she puts into each piece, it was fun listening to her talk shop with fashion loving brides.
The belle of the ball this show was Nicollet Island Inn. They brought their A game with their booth design and teamed up with Linen Effects to show how their vintage, historic space could be paired with mod colors and layered pieces to make a completely contemporary look. They just happened to choose colors that matched the show so it was very cohesive with the overall feeling of the event, and their booth was a photographer’s dream.
Another venue that made a splash was the Historic Oldenburg House. This is a brand new venue that is located up by Jay Cooke State Park. It is a grand historic estate that has both indoor and outdoor wedding options available. One of the things I love about this venue is that they include many things with their fee so it reduces the cost of rentals. Talking with Glenn about all the plans he has for adding landscaping elements to the house was fantastic and we will be going up there sometime to tour the space, it is the perfect combination of formal meets the outdoors.