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This mid-century modern, Scandinavian-inspired wedding set was a joy to put together. Its simple, organic theme was drawn from Lotta Jansdotter, a Swedish designer whose work I completely adore (her fabric is even featured in the bride’s clutch)! I want to write on and on about every.single.detail of this shoot…but I believe it’s more important that you get the full scoop in the context of Hearten, the new e-mag where it was recently published!! There is no end to the talent and kindness of wedding professionals around here, and we were so honored to see all the pieces of this shoot fall magically into place.

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Model : Addison Van Buer
Styling:Libby Hegtvedt and Kelly Moriarty
Dress : Joynoelle
Headpieces : Posh Rebel
Stationery : Armato Design & Press
Hair & Makeup : Brett Dorrian Artistry Studio
Vintage Furniture, china : Find Furnish
Clutch : Jenna Lou Designs
Jewelry : Sarah Vonne
Floral Design : Spruce
Cake & cupcakes : Sweets Bakeshop

Oh my, do we have some sweet eye candy in store for you this Valentine’s Day! We recently had a wonderful opportunity to work with proposal & wedding planner Lizie Anne to piece together this beautiful, inspired proposal shoot! We knew we were crazy to spend an entire January afternoon outside, freezing our bunsies off, but the chance to collaborate with other amazing vendors and to see such lovely results made the whole thing more than worthwhile! And it was a huge honor to have this shoot featured by The Wedding Chicks.

The simple theme–Be Mine Forever–blends romantic, vintage elements with a feminine color palette that I absolutely adore! The story begins with our sweet couple taking a winter walk along the edge of a private pond, where they find a carefully placed display of ice skates, hand warmers, & cozy blankets. As Nik bends down to help Angel put on her skates, he pulls out a Tiffany box and surprises her with a ring. After enjoying sweet time ice skating, Nik leads Angel to a vintage outdoor living space, filled with a mini cake, macarons, valentines, and bouquets of flowers, where they can relax after skating, celebrate their brand new engagement, and hatch plans for the future.

Proposal planning : Lizie Anne
Floral design : Ashley Fox
Stationery & printed goods : redshoes26 design
Vintage furniture : Lime Canary
Cake & macarons : Cocoa & Fig
Hair & makeup : Julie Swenson
Models : Angel Gunderson & Nik Rowell
Angel’s coat & dress : Modcloth
Venue : Cindyrella Garden

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    Britt Watts - Awww what a sweet idea! I’ll have to show this to Ole in 20 years to give him ideas for his proposal someday! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    Nik - Love it!
    We’re so thrilled with how the images turned out and loved working with you guys : )ReplyCancel

  • Friday, February 1, 2013 - 6:42 am

    Beautiful Valentine-Themed Engagement Photos to Inspire You | I Heart Faces - […] A guy kneels down to help his girl put on her ice skates and pulls out a blue box from Tiffany’s!  *Sigh* View the rest of the styled proposal on the Jeff Loves Jessica blog. […]ReplyCancel

  • Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    snekcip - GORGEOUS COUPLE and one of the Best Valentine pictures I have seen as of yet!!!ReplyCancel

It is beginning to feel like fall in Minnesota!  It was so chilly this morning that for the first time in a long time, I threw on a cardigan before heading out the door…which makes this the perfect day to share photos oozing with cardigans!

This summer we had an incredible opportunity to work with some of the most ahhmazing wedding vendors around to pull together this geek-chic library inspiration wedding.  When I first sat down to make plans with Antoinette from Paperista, Laurie from Cocoa & Fig, Amy from Spruce, and Amanda from Lime Canary, we knew we wanted to do something a little bit non-traditional, finding our inspiration in an unassuming little green cardigan.

The result was a fabulous marriage of books and vintage things with a twist of modern stripes and unexpected pops of color. We were so lucky to get our hands on so many awesome antique props, real library chairs, and of course that green striped skirt by local designer, Anne Cramer.  This was our very first crack at styling a shoot; a wonderful and invaluable experience in and of itself.  We were doubly ecstatic and so grateful to see everyone’s hard work pay off, and to see it published a few weeks ago on Style Me Pretty!
(Oh and it was also shared on this Dutch wedding blog today.  Dutch!
Exciting, even if we didn’t understand a word of it!)
Alright brides & grooms of academic distinction:
Grab your reading glasses, No. 2 pencils, take note of the vendor credits below, and ENJOY!

Cake & Desserts : Cocoa & Fig
Stationery & Signage : Paperista
Floral design : Spruce
Furniture : Lime Canary Vintage Rentals
Bride’s gown & hairpiece : Bridal Accents Couture
Dress designer : Liancarlo
Bridesmaid’s skirt : Picky Girl
Bridesmaid’s skirt designer : Anne M Cramer
Jewelry : Left Hand Originals
Hair & Makeup : Brett Dorian
Groom & Groomsman’s Attire : Rewind
Models : Lane & Ashley Swansson, Christy Johnson, & Joe Lin

And a very special thanks to my dear friend Bethany, who provided the bride’s cardigan, a box of books, globes, and most importantly sweet words of encouragement!!