Elise & Dylan’s Winter Essence Event Center Wedding was sure a stunning one! These two were smiles allllll day long as you can tell by most of these photos even though a winter storm had just passed through a day prior! They got engaged on a beautiful snowy day in February the year prior in Rice Park in St Paul. They started their wedding planning shortly after and chose to get married 11 months later.

Elise & Dylan went with a timeless, minimal black and white wedding for their theme. The guys were in Black Tuxes and the girls in Champagne colored dresses. For their decor they went with black tablecloths and floating candle centerpieces with babies breath. Their floral bouquets also consisted of babies breath with white roses – a minimal, stunning look!

Winter Wedding at
Essence Event Center



The Venue

The Essence Event Center was the perfect venue for them and their vision. The venue is a versatile venue – one we absolutely love working at! They have 2 very spacious getting ready rooms, a separate ceremony + reception space, and the most amazing + helpful staff! We have done several weddings at the Essence now and truly look forward to each one we have there, we always know it will be a blast!


Venue: Essence Event Center
Photography: Vanessa lee Photo
Florals: The Flower Garden
hair: Soponnie Phan
Makeup: Soft Glow Makeup
DJ: Day One DJ
Coordination: Hanna Marie Events
Catering: Classic Catering
Dessert: Hey Lulu Bakes
Lighting: We've Got It Covered

"I worked with Hanna for our day of coordination and it was the best wedding planning decision I made. I was on the fence about hiring a day of coordinator, but I am SO glad that I hired Hanna! She took so much stress off of my plate during wedding planning by talking with vendors, she was so responsive and detail oriented, and so kind and joyful! You can tell she loves what she does. I feel like we were able to enjoy our wedding week and wedding day 10x more because we knew Hanna was on top of everything and handling all the big and little details. All of our vendors loved her too! Would 100% recommend working with Hanna Marie Events :)"

-Elise + Dylan