Styled Wedding at New Minnesota Wedding Venue | Abella | Modern White Barn Wedding

Recently I was lucky enough to collaborate with a team of some of my favorite Minneapolis wedding vendors to execute a gorgeous styled shoot at Abella. Abella Weddings and Events is a new Minneapolis wedding venue located just outside of the Twin Cities in Chisago City, MN. This modern white barn wedding venue with floor to ceiling windows was the perfect space to execute our vision of a timeless wedding with modern twists.

A dream team of vendors designed the most beautiful day. The team included Dani from Studio Flurette who created a beautiful bouquet, centerpieces and a modern ceremony floral arch. Jacqueline with Collected & Co. designed an impeccable tablescape with muted blush and tan tones that paired perfectly with the floral centerpieces and dark brentwood chairs. Paper goods, including customized menus and an invitation suite was designed by Jill Elaine Designs. I loved how all the designers worked together to create a seamless design aesthetic for the shoot. Scroll through and enjoy the gorgeous day. See the full list of generous vendors at the bottom of this post.

Our Generous Team of Talented Twin Cities Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Abella Weddings and Events

Located just outside of the Twin Cities, Abella Weddings and Events is a new Minneapolis wedding venue and is a great option for year-round weddings here in the Twin Cities.

Florals: Studio Fleurette

“Danielle is Studio Fleurette’s owner and lead designer. As the daughter of a horticulturalist and nurseryman, she has a love for imitating the organic and fresh beauty found in nature. She enjoys growing seasonal boutique cutting flowers and plants on her rural property outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area for use in her designs to give each arrangement a personal, unique touch.”

Design and Rentals: Collected & Co.

“Jacqueline’s career in event planning began in her hometown of Chicago, where she planned luxury corporate events. Now co-owner of an event venue and Collected & Co. she plans and works with multiple clients each week and never lets anything fall through the cracks. Jacqueline’s passion for making a clients’s event everything they imagined shines through in each occasion she plans.”

Coordination: Fab Event Design

“Fab Event Design is a full service event production company that caters to fun and sophisticated clients that want to experience an event that is flawless in both style and execution.”

Stationery and Paper Goods: Jill Elaine Designs

“Creating beautiful stationery & one of a kind custom designs that tell your story. the design studio where I get to foster my love for beautiful paper goods and conceptual design while building relationships with some of my favorite people. Because I believe you have a beautiful, unique story to tell, and I’m here to help you find the best way to present yourself to the world!”

Hair and Makeup: Cristina Ziemer Beauty

“Cristina is a Stillwater/Twin Cities based makeup artist, hairstylist, and mom of two rambunctious redheads. With over 8 years experience in the industry, and a graduate of the Aveda Institute Minneapolis, Cristina specializes in Bridal and Lifestyle hair & makeup, her work can also be seen in print, commercial, film, and runway.”

Photography: Marit Williams Photography

“I’m a fine art wedding photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. It’s my job and honor to capture the fleeting moments of your life. As a wife, mom and all-around sentimental gal, I know they come and go all too quickly. Those big moments in your life – like your first dance on your wedding day, to the little moments that organically unfold thereafter. I’m there to capture those moments, bottle them up, and allow you to relive them in the future.”

Wedding Gowns: The White Room

“Owner Carmen Duerr craves the unexpected, and revels in discovering unconventional gowns that offer an element of surprise. The importance of fabric, construction, and creativity is integral to each of our designers, and represented in every dress we curate.”

Cake: Ink Sweets

“I’m a big lover of anything non-traditional. If your goal is to think outside the box for your event and create something strange, awe inspiring, or just plain different I’m your gal.”

Tux: The Black Tux

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Models: Ignite Models

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Through college, my early PR career in San Diego, then moving back home to Minnesota to start a family, I’ve always craved a way to blend creativity and entrepreneurship. But it wasn’t until I started taking photos of my own son that something clicked. I had that feeling that can’t be denied. 

Almost a decade later, I’ve continued to build my skills through mentorships with some of the best in the business, education and a true love for this calling of mine. Today, I work with both couples and families to create images that capture emotion, detail and movement to preserve a single moment in time.

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