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Let’s take a moment to forget it is negative 10 degrees and reminisce about Jenna & Jeff’s wedding this past summer ( yes we have a season called summer people!!) at Pinstripes!

Jenna and Jeff who met in High School dated for 7 years before Jeff popped the question, and from the story he really took time and blew Jenna away!


Jenna: “Jeff proposed to me on our 7 year anniversary. He drove me to all
of the places we used to go to together during high school in our hometown. At the very last stop (which was at the tree we carved our initials into on our 6 month anniversary) he got down on one knee and proposed.”

Jenna who wanted something simple and elegant but not over the top, was so excited to get glammed up and show off her bridal look to her soon to be Mr!

“It’s not everyday you get to wear an expensive dress, with an expensive hairdo and you makeup all Flawless! I couldn’t wait to see Jeff’s reaction!”

I say he was in awe of his beautiful bride when he saw her!!

Bridal Dress : Diamond Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe

We loved Jenna’s Bridal style and so we just had to know, what was the inspiration behind her look and ultimately saying YES to the DRESS!

“My sister helped with all that! She is a makeup guru and I let her have freedom to create my makeup style. For my hair I wanted simple (can you tell I’m a simple bride!?) just a low bun, something beautiful that would keep me from sweating profusely on the day of! And my dress… my dress was a mission. I went to multiple different stores and never found what I was looking for. Until one day, the store manager came to me and mentioned he would be able to combine two dresses to make my dream dress! What really sold me on the dress was the day before… I went to a Chinese restaurant and received a fortune cookie that said “Tomorrow you will Und the item you’ve been looking for.” And sure enough the next day, I found the item I had been looking for! “

The ceremony had a special touch as her Mother & Father-in-law created their beautiful backdrop! The simple greenery and vines draped the backdrop with an effortless romantic look, we loved the touch of softness it brought to their ceremony along with the sentimental piece!

When it came to decor, Jenna wanted to keep things simple here as well, simple touches of greenery and candles.

The wedding day comes and goes so fast and so when we asked Jenna for advice to other couples planning…here is her advice and I could not agree more!

Don’t stress about it. Honestly, it’s one day. It’s a day just about you and the person you are marrying and that’s it. At the end of the day, no one is going to care how much you spent on the wedding invites. Make it about love, not about outdoing everyone else!



Andrea & Alec’s outdoor wedding at The American Swedish Institute was simply stunning. This historical venue never disappoints.

Andrea, who admitted the nerves were real! She couldn’t wait to celebrate the day with Family & Friends. She thanks her late grandmother Evie as well as Alec’s Grandfather for it seemed as though the unbelievably perfect weather was defiantly a gift from them as they felt their presence watching over them on their special day!

THE PROPOSAL :: Alec & Andrea purchased their new home, and one day while doing some work, Alec’s mom had told Andrea that he needed some help in the basement….can you guess what was waiting for her? She got downstairs and Alec asked her to hand him a box and when she turned around to hand him said box, he was down on one knee!

Andrea wanted to keep things simple as the historic venue really speaks for itself, so her touches of floral and the sage green were a perfect pallet to compliment her vision!

The outdoor ceremony was simply stunning with the floral blooms just perfectly framing the scene as they exchanged their vows.

The sage green bridesmaid dresses were the perfect touch of color to make her florals pop. Andrea & Alec are fans of Norse Mythology and vikings, so the side braid inspiration was executed perfectly, and the floral crown as an accent of her Swedish Heritage was the perfect thing to bring her whole look together.

Andrea’s advice for all couples planning….. “Start planning early to get as much as you can done right away. Also, always check up on everyone so everyone is on the same page as you are.”

We absolutely loved working with Andrea & Alec and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

VENDORS:: Photography: Studio 220 Photography Bree & Nicole | Venue: American Swedish Institute | Bridal Gown : Osseo Bridal Shop | Jeweler : Helzberg Diamonds | DJ: PM Enterprises | Caterer : American Swedish Institute & Slate & Stone | Florist : Custom Floral Design & Beezis Blooms | Make-up & Hair : SoCoJo Artistry |