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Styled Shoot+ A Winter Pop-Up Styled Shoot

What started as an annual holiday party hosted by Cadey Reisner Weddings at Black Hills Receptions & Rentals, turned into a gorgeous winter styled shoot to showcase to past and future clients what they could do for inspiration for their day. We definitely want to attend this party (especially for the milk and cookies).


From Cadey… Since the party/shoot was in December, I wanted to have a very classic winter look. I didn’t want it to feel like Christmas, but more timeless. I chose navy for a bold color (which we also used for the grooms suit) and paired it with white, coppers and a lot of greenery. To add a touch of romance, I used long stem candle holders on all of the tables and a lot of twinkle lights. As we all know copper anything can be very expensive, so I actually bought the candle holders from area thrift stores and spray painted them. 

By adding place settings and putting the dessert on the plates, the tables looked incredibly lush. Touches of cranberry were added in very subtle places for color. i.e. The brides lip color, the cake and invitations.

We showcased several dessert options by using mini-naked cakes, bundt cakes and a cookies and milk bar. All of my brides loved seeing the dessert on the tables and it really added to the table decor.

I could not have pulled this off without the help of so many vendors. They all went above and beyond and did an incredible job. I was so blessed for everything they did for me to create this styled shoot turned party.



Venue & Rentals: Black Hills Receptions & Rentals // Photography: Cadey Reisner Weddings // Floral Design: Root’s Wedding & Floral Design // Wedding Dresses: Love Struck Bridal Boutique // Veils: Veil Trends // Cakes & Dessert: Star Spangled Batter // Suit: Calvin Klein // Styled Videography: Black Hills Video // Invites: Honey Brush Design // Hair and Makeup: AJ’s Wicked Salon & Spa // Models: Jada Erdman & Riley Winter // Catering: Anything’s Possible Catering // PhotoBooth: Rushmore Photo Booth // Entertainment: Marek’s Entertainment

Styled Shoot+ Classy Carnival

Oh, how we miss the fall and the golden hour of sun! Ashley Skeie Wedding & Events, Acowsay Cinema, and a crew of other amazing Midwest vendors created a “classy carnival” in Stillwater, MN that we definitely want to be attending!

From Ashley… Fall has always been my absolute favorite season. Everything about it is beautiful, crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, warm colors changing before my eyes. When coming up with the design for this shoot, I knew I wanted to capture the excitement and fun that fall brings, but also the elegance and beauty that surrounds us. Mixing those concepts together I came up with fall carnival meets rustic elegance!



Film: Acowsay Cinema // Event Design + Coordination: Ashley Skeie | Wedding & Event Planning // Photography: Sophisticated Grace Photography // Venue + Florist: Camrose Flower Studio & Farm // Rentals: Ultimate Events // Caterer: O’Cheeze Food Truck // Baker: Cake Crumbs MN // Dress + Accessories: Flutter Boutique // Menswear: Saavi Formalwear // Hair: Simply Done by Allie // Make-up: Glitter from Dust // Stationery: Tandem Creative Company // Bride’s head piece: Nestina Accessories // Transportation: Stillwater Trolley // Cotton Candy: Broadway Party Rental // Calligrapher: Danika by Design // Spray Tans: The Glow Lounge