Carly + Chase {Engagement}

As summer has tucked itself away for another year and Minnesota is off to a soggy, foggy start for fall, I am completely in love with what landed in my mailbox earlier this week, thanks to their super talented photographer (and my wonderful friend) Emily Steffen of Emily Steffen Photography. Every opportunity I get to work with Emily is such a treasure and I always know the images will be timeless.

Next summer Johnny and Dottie is designing one insanely beautiful wedding day with Carly and Chase. I am so grateful these two are allowing for me to collaborate design and planning with them, and create some really beautiful flowers for them. They are so in love and SO fun to work with!

Soak up the sun in these images, friends. Yes, this is Southwest Minnesota and a few of its treasured acres. And there are thousands more where this came from.

2014....please come soon.

Photography: Emily Steffen Photography || Location: Private Acreage


We Are Now A Part Of Once Wed!

There are so many exciting things that we are going to share over the next weeks and months, but first off we are completely thrilled, elated, and smitten to be a part of the preferred vendor list for one of our most favorite wedding websites, OnceWed!

One of the things that we have really been working on over the past few months is getting to the core identity of who we are as a company and what we are wanting to give to our clients with their beautiful wedding days. OnceWed has always been an inspiration and a constant cultivation of all things unique, beautiful, and stunning in design. The photography, the design, the amount of love visible in each wedding...we always dreamt of being a part of such a beautiful site.

What makes this even more special for Johnny and Dottie? We are the first Minnesota vendor selected. Blessed. Loving. And soaking in all the goodness that we have been blessed with these past years.

Be sure to check out our page HERE!



Bobbi Jo + Ryan || Wedding

There is such a flutter in my heart when I get the chance to see real, true love within a wedding day. The day that Ryan promised his life and love to Bobbi Jo, my heart was fluttering all day long.

 Proof that your wedding day is all about family.

Photos of this beauty are limited, but the bouquet included a selection of white dahlias, ranunculus, hydrangea, freesia, Queen Anne's lace, dusty miller, and succulants. It. Was. A. Stunner.




I felt so amazingly blessed that this family has placed the trust in my services not only for the planning portion of the day, but the floral and design work as well. Hands down, this was one of the most beautiful designs I have ever been given the opportunity to create with a Bride putting complete trust in my vision for her. I truly do have the best clients!

I felt like a kid at Christmas waiting to open the reception doors for Ryan and Bobbi Jo's mothers and the awe and joy that ensued is certainly something that I will never, ever forget. We spent days hanging the eighty glass orbs, installed vases that dripped with white dendro orchids, callas, and anthurium. After this was installed, we hand tied white dendros to these arrangements.
I only wish I had more detail shots to share of it all!

Custom stationary design was created by the AMAZING Rosann Konieczny. If you have not worked with Rosann before, let me tell you, you are missing out. She not only hand designed the invitation suites and menus, she also hand created the seating chart that was displayed outside the room. Letterpress of the invitations was done by Spark Letterpress.


Wednesday we will share the beautiful photos of the Mr. and Mrs. that were taken at sunset. They are so beautiful, we wanted to make sure they had a separate post of their own.

A special thank you to everyone involved in making such an amazing day for such an amazing couple.

Ceremony: Church of the Holy Redeemer || Reception Venue: Marshall Country Club || Wedding Planner + Designer: Johnny and Dottie || Photography: Magnolia Revolution Photography || Floral Design: Johnny and Dottie || Calligraphy Design: Rosann Konieczny || Letterpress Print: Spark Letterpress || Hair + Makeup: Sheer Elegance || Bridal Attire: Bridal Accents Couture || Men's Attire: Mister Cool's Clothing || Cake Designer: Taylor'd Cakes || Dipped Strawberries: Sharry's Berries || Music Service: Energy Productions || Videography: Elegant Motion Studios || Linens: Johnny and Dottie || Specialty Sparkle Linens: Linen Effects || Chivari Chairs: Ultimate Events