We all have good intentions when it comes to our pre-wedding workout. Personally I think the best ways to accomplish this are to pay money for a trainer or for a workout package, because money is almost as good as mom-guilt when it comes to kicks in the pants.

Feeling good and looking good is about life style changes and not just an elliptical binge or ketogenic stint, so life might opt to get in the way of our beach body dreams. Some of us (minor hand raise) won't be thrilled with our shredding for the wedding results. I know my toned triceps dream puttered out a bit.

Carrie, however, was not in this boat. Although, marrying a firefighter probably gives you good motivation to cut out gluten and sugar.

Carrie opted for a high bun hair do and a strapless dress to show off her work - seriously, I think she crushed it!

 

6 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM DAVE + CARRIE

  1. If you have an entire-wedding-guests picture in mind, plan accordingly or appropriately. You can capture the crew when guests are seated for your ceremony, but if you're venue has a great vantage point, take advantage. Assign 2-5 people to communicate + wrangle, since guests will be compelled to head for the bar or the bathroom, or both, and skip out on the photo.
     
  2. A canoe is an excellent NA drink holder. Make sure you have a plan for how it is arriving, being filled, being emptied and brought home. Also, could you make sure it gets set in the shade and has PAW-LENTY ice.
     
  3. Always have fewer smores fixins then you think you'll need. Always. Best practice: Hire North Mallow.
     
  4. Properly label your desserts, infact, labeling (or staffing so that guest can be informed by a human), will have your eaters be happy eaters.
     
  5. If you have to move furniture or chairs ask people with muscles. Or firefighters, if present.
     
  6. Take the time to go off site if your wedding venue is near nature, like how Bloom Lake Barn is near Taylor's Falls.
 

VIEW THEIR IMAGES:

flat lay invitation suite on mirror | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
bridal party getting ready photo in matching robes navy with floral printKelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
putting on bridal bracelet | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
Carrie and Dave // Bloom Lake Barn // Kelly Birch Photography // Bride getting ready in floral print white robe // Brett Dorian Hair and Makeup // bridal getting ready room // Sixpence Events and Planning day of coordinating
walking to first look at Taylor Falls | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
before the first look back to back letter reading | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
first look | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
bride and groom on an antique couch with hanging lanterns | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
bridal party with flower girl and heart glasses | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
bridal party confetti picture | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
just married peek through white arch doors | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
ring bearers hug groom | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
popcorn bar and chalkboard sign | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
table runner with concrete vases with ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
cheek kiss | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
signature drinks chalkboard sign | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
wine barrel flower | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
kids station with tee pee | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
champagne charges and blue water goblets | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
dipped pretzels dessert bar | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
macarons with gold paint stripe on top | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
framed head table | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
copper table assignment chart Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
smores bar with apothecary jars | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
blue and copper wedding with champagne accents | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
dip in the road | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
be smitten not bitten bug bite repellant station | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
memorial signature cocktail | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
cheers toast | plastic wine glasses | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
open doors photo | Kelly Birch Photography :: Bloom Lake Barn :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner :: A Vintage Touch Weddings :: Brett Dorian.jpg
 

CHECK OUT THEIR VENDORS:

Accommodations // Grand Stay Hotel | Catering // Unique Dining Catering | Ceremony Music // Christina Pawlowski and Jordan Hedlund | Day of Coordinating // Sixpence Events & Planning |  DJ // Bellagala | Dress // Brides of France | Florist // The Cutting Garden | Hair and Makeup // Brett Dorrian Artistry | Photography // Kelly Birch Photography // Wedding Planner and Designer | A Vintage Touch Wedding Design | Stationer // Milestone Paper Company | Transportation // Gray Line | Venue // Bloom Lake Barn

 

Prosperity, Love & Happiness,
Josey

 

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