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Essence Event Center Wedding | Elise + Dylan



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!

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!

When Elise & Dylan inquired, they were looking for someone to assist with the few weeks leading up the wedding day (which can be the most stressful) as well as help manage everything the day of. They wanted to be sure they were able to spend the day celebrating with the people they love & to not be stressed out! They went with our wedding management package (you can view our services here) and with that package we handled all vendor communication, set up + tear down of personal decor, creating + building a timeline and SO much more!

Congrats to the new Mr + Mrs Livgard – wishing you a lifetime of love + happiness and are so honored to have been a part of your Winter Essence Event Center Wedding!!!!!!

Venue: Essence Event Center

Photo: Vanessa Lee Photography

Floral: The Flower Garden

Hair: Soponnie Phan

Makeup: Soft Glow Makeup

DJ: Day One DJ

Lighting: We’ve Got It Covered

Coordination: Hanna Marie Events

Caterer: Classic Catering

Dessert: Hey Lulu Bakes

“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

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