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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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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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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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Brainerd History Week

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Brainerd History Week

Brainerd will be celebrating history week June 16 - 22.  I am so excited that Northern Pacific Center is hosting Tuesday, June 17 as Railroad Day.  The day will start with tours and a gathering honoring Brainerd pioneers' descendants as well as a classic car show held where the old roundhouse used to sit.  During the afternoon we will open up the newly renovated East end of the Blacksmith Shop where The NP Event Space is now located.  It will be open to the public from 3 pm to 5 pm for viewings of local history displays as well as for those who want to take a peek at the space itself.  The highlight of our evening will be a Gala complete with a sit down dinner by Prairie Bay, live music from Sonic Love Child, silent auctions featuring a few pieces of railroad history and more!  All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Crow Wing County Historical Society.  We can't wait to share our newly renovated space with the Brainerd Lakes and all of greater Minnesota!

The evening will be filled with great entertainment and other fun additions including a photo booth, sounding of the old "dinner bell" whistle and more!  Come in your favorite formal attire or style your outfit to the theme of Railroad Gold.  We can't wait to share an evening full of history while socializing and reminiscing about the railroad and what part it played in the history of Brainerd.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Click here if you would like to purchase a table for your company (please put 8 in qty box)!

Click here if you are interested in having a history or local display booth (no charge)!

Click here if you have a question and would like to contact us!

Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to have your business featured during the evening!

Here is one of the amazing pieces that will be on display during the evening.  It is an original map of the entire railroad campus drawn in 1921!  Click the image to view larger.


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