Isn’t this round up of the best wedding planners in Minnesota fun? If you haven’t read the others, go back and read my blog posts about Events By Melody and Essen Events. You may just find the wedding planner of your dreams!
For my third installment of the best wedding planners in Minnesota series is Rustic Elegance.
I first met Kellie, the owner and lead planner of Rustic Elegance, back in 2019. She was the planner for a very pretty, laid-back vineyard wedding I got to photograph and all I can say is that working with her was a dream!
Rustic Elegance has been in the wedding industry since 2012 and they specialize in backyard and barn wedding coordination.
In addition to figuring out all of the wedding day logistics and details (which lets their couples be fully present to enjoy every minute of their day), Rustic Elegance also offers an extensive rental decor collection which includes furniture pieces, table top decor, dessert stands, etc.
Kellie and her team love helping couples with all the overwhelming details of their backyard wedding to ensure everything is well thought out and goes smoothly.
I asked Kellie what advice she’d give to couples planning their wedding. Her answer is gold.
Breathe, eat, drink lots of water, and don’t sweat the small stuff! Set aside time during the day to take a moment away from guests and just be with each other. Love your photographer!!! They spend the entire day with you.Kellie, owner and lead planner of Rustic Elegance
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!