A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony in Brainerd

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A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony in Brainerd

We officially kicked off our regular 2017 season this weekend with Linn and Joe's GORGEOUS wedding!  It was about as perfect as it could be - complete with sunshine, beautiful blooms, delicious food and loving friends and family.  While we anxiously await to see their photos, here are a few images of the magical ceremony setup happening by Kate of Bloom Designs.  Mmmm I can still smell the garden roses and peonies!

Click here to see the wedding ceremony floral arbor through it's creation!

And how awesome is this video of their perfectly executed sparkler exit?!?  Taken by Joe and Linn's DJ Lex of Electrifying Dynamics.

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New Year's Eve Wedding | The NP Event Space

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New Year's Eve Wedding | The NP Event Space

We just had to share this incredible New Year's Eve wedding!

Ashley and Chase threw the most amazing New Year's Eve celebration for their family and friends!  We loved the unique way they set both the ceremony and reception in the room.  Their ceremony took place on the west half of the event space and when the ceremony was completed they moved the chairs to the reception tables and opened up a large dance floor.  Ashley did the majority of her own decor and the attention to detail was stunning.  I LOVED the chair tags, use of the safe for their seating chart and of course - the custom pergola built by her dad.  And how about those gold stars on the bar lights - GAH!!!  Last but not least, their evening was complete with a midnight balloon drop!

A little bit modern, a little bit rustic and a LOT of bit magical - it was an amazing New Year's Eve!

I can't wait to see their photographers images.  Until then, here are a few detail shots from the morning of the wedding.

Venue - The NP Event Space // Photography - Aimee Jobe // Hair&Makeup - The Fine Line // Chairs - Chiavari1871 

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Brainerd Service League Holiday Sip & Shop 2015 at The NP Event Space

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Brainerd Service League Holiday Sip & Shop 2015 at The NP Event Space

Our space was full of Christmas spirit in early December for the Brainerd Service League Annual Holiday Sip & Shop.  Vendor booths were beautifully decorated and shoppers enjoyed food and beverage from both Morey's and Prairie Bay.  Enjoy some photos below of shoppers and holiday spirit (and advance apologies for the number of flower images...I COULDN'T HELP myself!...arrangements by Bloom Designs).

I always love seeing each different event direction and they didn't dissapoint - The Brainerd Service league organized a very well attended, beautiful event.  (:

 Venue: The NP Event Space  //  Photography: Aimee Jobe

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Brighter Days Foundation | 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction

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Brighter Days Foundation | 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction

This past Friday we had the honor of having the Brighter Days Foundation 5th Annual Gala and Silent Auction in our space.  If you are unfamiliar with their organization, please visit their facebook page and website.  They are doing amazing things for local families!

From their website:

The Brighter Days Foundation creates a "surprise" visit for children with chronic or long-term illnesses. We purchase gifts for the child, their siblings and parents. Our goal is to take their focus off of the daily struggles and onto something fun and uplifting. These children deal with so much more than the average child so the impact of our giveaways is so important not only to the child, but to their entire family.

Dr. Jeanni R. Foss, DDS of Edgewood Dental is the President and Founder of the organization and she and her team held an incredible event.  Hosting such a large and successful event is no easy feat, but the final product was to the guests delight.  Gorgeous decor, delicious food and great company all supplemented the true meaning of the evening - supporting and raising funds to surprise the children and their families with joy during a very difficult time.

Vendors:  Venue The NP Event Space // Florals, Decor, Linens, Ceiling Lanterns, all pretty things by Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs //  Photography by Aimee Jobe //  Catering and Bar by Prairie Bay // Uplighting by Electrifying Dynamics

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Garrett and Briana at The NP Event Space | PUBLISHED in MN Bride!!

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Garrett and Briana at The NP Event Space | PUBLISHED in MN Bride!!

WOOHOO times two!!  :)  Garrett and Briana's wedding was published in the real wedding section of the current issue of Minnesota Bride!  If you haven't seen the hard copy yet you should definitely head to the store and pick up a copy!  It is so beautiful.  ;)

Garrett is my cousin and fellow photographer in the lakes area.  Although I was not their full-day wedding photographer, I did photographer Briana's getting ready time as well as other details and a few portraits at the end of the day.

I also did all the flowers for the wedding (whew...the time I learned it is harder to be a florist than it looks...MUCH HARDER), but overall everything turned out great in the end.  Briana sparkled and chalk painted the centerpiece vases (LOVED them!) and so many other family members helped to make their dream wedding come true.

Enjoy the images below and stay tuned for their day-after session later this week.  Besides being photographed on the grounds of Northern Pacific Center we did some dreamy stuff inside the Powerplant...can't wait to share!

Photography below by Aimee Jobe.

Briana and Garrett's real wedding was published in Minnesota Bride Magazine!!!

Briana and Garrett's real wedding was published in Minnesota Bride Magazine!!!

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PUBLISHED in Minnesota Bride | Part 1

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PUBLISHED in Minnesota Bride | Part 1

YAY!!!  We are so excited to be published not just once, but TWICE in the new issue of Minnesota Bride!  It is a dream come true to see the venue in print and we hope to keep this a regular thing.  ;)

First up is an editorial in Aisle File about our new venue.  I LOVE the name of the article...Railroad Revival.  So perfect.  Besides an interview, they included a picture from Anna and Tory's wedding this fall.  It was beyond beautiful.  To read the article, click the first image to view larger.  Then continue on to view the detail images I took at their wedding (as well as a few fun shots showing their setup at the end of the post).

Vendor list at bottom of post.  (:

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And just for fun...some images of the space getting set up!

Vendors:

Photography above by Aimee Jobe

Florals and Decor by Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs and Anna's family

Catering by Prairie Bay

Wedding Venue The NP Event Space in Brainerd, Minnesota

Chair Rental by Chiavari Chairs of the Brainerd Lakes

 

Visit Laura Radniecki's blog post to see more of their wedding day!

 

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Merry Christmas!! | Brainerd Lakes Wedding Venue

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful couples, clients and guests this year!  We are so grateful for your interest and love of our space.

It isn't quite looking like winter around the Brainerd Lakes area due to lack of snow, but there is no lack of holiday cheer in these photos!  Beautiful bouquet by Bloom Designs, wedding dress and belt from Elizabeth Heart, hair/makeup by Haley Dunlap and photography by Aimee Jobe.

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Billie & Jeremy | August Wedding

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Billie & Jeremy | August Wedding

I LOVE Billie and Jeremy.  Seriously.  They are very individual, sweet and have so much love.  What I really love about our couples is that they are all different and so wonderful at the same time. 

When I first met with Billie and Jeremy they talked of having a steampunk themed wedding.  It fit perfectly with the idea of minimal decor, accenting the building and property itself.  Although their final wedding decor turned into more of a mix of steampunk with classic Victorian and a slight industrial feel, it was still so perfect.  And of course, I can't NOT mention Billie's incredibly beautiful dress.  The lace, the ruffle, the flow...seriously gorgeous!

They had an overcast, massive chance of rain day.  We took a risk and it started to rain just as Billie's father walked her down the aisle.  Just as the ceremony was finishing, the skies opened up to the most beautiful sunshine that landed right on Billie and Jeremy.  It was meant to be.  If you look closely, you can see the wet ground amidst sun just after their first kiss! 

They had lots of fun touches including an old-fashioned photobooth, signature drink station, pie dessert bar, vintage cameras and steampunk themed decor that was mostly made by the bride.  With delicious appetizers and dinner served by Prairie Bay and great company, it was a perfect day!

Photography by Aimee Jobe

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The Most Adorable Part of a Wedding

I had big plans during a recent shoot to get the perfect shot of three adorable children with the bride.  To say it didn't work out is quite the understatement...sometimes little kiddos are tired, nervous, cold or just not in the mood.  All of those might have played a part during this shoot, but it is all okay because we still ended with some of my favorite images.  There is a lot of pretty and also a heavy dose of real life here with small children.

The little adorable outfits are all from babygap with BEAUTIFUL flowers by Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs.  Our goal was pretty with pops of color and seriously...the flowers Kate picked and the vintage yellow silk-backed velvet were a perfect combination.

Enjoy these cuties!!  (and take a sneak peek of the bride and her bridal bouquet at the end of this post!)  All photography by Aimee Jobe.

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And a little preview of the bride and her bouquet...LOVE!

And this is Kate.  She is the one responsible for all these beautiful flowers in my posts lately and she is pretty much the most awesome florist ever.

We are proud to have her as our preferred florist at The NP Event Space.  Besides flowers, her vision with design and decor are equally amazing!

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Happy Halloween | Inspired Fall Shoot at The NP Event Space in Brainerd, Minnesota

Happy Halloween from The NP Event Space to you!!!  Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year!  I ran across this STUNNING Platinum by Priscilla of Boston wedding dress this year and had to plan a styled shoot around it.  The gown is one of the most beautiful and glamorous I have ever seen...from the crystals to the train to the satin, it is incredible!

The fabulous Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs did the incredible bouquet and floral arrangements.

Gorgeous hair and makeup by Haley Dunlap with C'est La Vie Beauty Lounge.

Photography by Aimee Jobe.  Wedding dress available at Elizabeth Heart.

Beautiful and unique wedding and decor rentals available soon at The NP Event Space.

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Railroad Day Gala Dinner and Entertainment on Tuesday, June 17

 

The Scoop on the Railroad Day Gala

Tuesday, June 17 is Railroad Day during Brainerd History Week

 

 

Location: 
Northern Pacific Center

1511 Northern Pacific Road

Brainerd, MN  56401
 

Evening Gala Details!

Location: The newly renovated NP Space located in the old Blacksmith Shop

Time: 6 pm

Cost: $50

[100% of proceeds go to the Crow Wing County Historical Society]
 

The evenings entertainment and activities includes the following:

A plated dinner served by Prairie Bay with a cash bar

History presentation led by Jeremy Jackson

Photo booth by Garrett Tetrick Photography

History displays by local collectors

Silent Auction with unique items

Live music performed throughout the evening by Sonic Love Child - Click below to hear their new song or click the YouTube link to hear one of my favorites!

Want to come?  You can purchase your ticket online here.  If you would like to pay at the door that works too, but we need to know if you are coming TODAY!!  We need this for final food count to ensure all who purchased a ticket will have a full meal!  If you are coming and would like to pay at the door, please send an email with your name and number of tickets needed to info@thenpspace.com.

 

The Blacksmith Shop at Northern Pacific Center    www.brainerdhistoryweek.com

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Our First Wedding!

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Our First Wedding!

This weekend was the first ever wedding at The NP Event Space.  As we rushed to finish the build out in the building (we didn't get final okay to start until May 14...it has been a very busy three weeks to say the least!), Adam and Amanda's family helped complete some last minute work that really saved the day!  I couldn't be more thankful for how much they pitched in to make things perfect.  I CAN'T WAIT to see the images from their photographer...I am sure they will be amazing!  Until then, here are a few I was able to take during the day.  CONGRATS A + A!  You will forever be remembered as our first wedding at the (almost) end of the chaos!

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