Styled for Good - 5/6/15 Minneapolis Non-Profit Wedding Showcase

Cait Duncan and Caitlin Wolff from The Simply Elegant Group.  Backdrop by Maven and Hooked Calligraphy.  Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

We are still going gaga over last week's incredible Styled For Good Event at Aria. The Simply Elegant Group had the honor of planning and coordinating over 80 of the Twin Cities' best and brightest wedding vendors for good

Dream Team Kelly Bollis, Jenny Kleven (Maven) and Jennae Saltzman (Blush & Whim) founded Styled For Good by asking some of the Twin Cities' top vendors to provide free or reduced-cost services to deserving Twin Cities couples for their big day. Their mission is "to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to see their dream event come to life." (styledforgood.com). 

The ladies decided to kick off their organization with a fundraiser event unlike any other and The Simply Elegant Group was invited to join in for event coordination. Ashley worked to bring together over 80 vendors for guests to experience several large scale collaborative installations, interactive experiences, food, drinks, live music and entertainment, live models, photo and video booths, sweets, pop-up shops and more! All proceeds of the ticket sales went toward a dream wedding giveaway for one deserving couple, announced at the end of the evening to many cheers and tears of joy. 

From coordinating the Live Models (in multiple outfits each), floorplan, signage, deliveries, timeline, and communication, we definitely had our work cut out for us.  It's typical for our couples to have up to 10 vendors to coordinate for their weddings, so it's almost like we planned 8 weddings in the same place at the same time! We couldn't have done it without our INCREDIBLE and inspiring vendors!

Styled For Good Minneapolis - Founded and Created by Maven + Blush & Whim

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring Whimsy Events & Design, Lasting Impressions, Spark Letterpress, Rudy's Event Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring Whimsy Events & Design, Lasting Impressions, Spark Letterpress, Rudy's Event Rentals Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Collaboration vignette featuring Whimsy Events & Design, Lasting Impressions, Spark Letterpress, Rudy's Event Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

The lovely ladies that made this event possible (left to right) Jenny Kleven, Kelly Bollis (Maven) and Jennae Saltzman (Blush & Whim).  Backdrop by Maven and Hooked Calligraphy.  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Food by Chowgirls Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Sarah Beth Goldfine, SBG Designs. Styling and Rentals by On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals.   Photo by Ashley Elwill

SBG Designs  Styling and Rentals by On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals.   Photo by Ashley Elwill

Desserts by Patisserie 46 Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Desserts by Patisserie 46 Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Jessica and Kelly, Munster Rose Photo by Ashley Elwill

Flower Crowns by Munster Rose Photo by Ashley Elwill

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Pop-Up Shoppe featuring Hackwith Design House, SBG Designs, and Ila Handbags.  Styling and Rentals by On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals.   Photo by Ashley Elwill

Lisa Hackwith and team, Hackwith Design House  Styling and Rentals by On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Hackwith Design House Styling and Rentals by On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring White Peacock Events, Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling, Printerette Press, The Vintage Type Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring White Peacock Events, Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling, Printerette Press, The Vintage Type Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring White Peacock Events, Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling, Printerette Press, The Vintage Type Rentals Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Brad Wellman, Mill City Fineries Photo by AshleyElwill

Mill City Fineries Photo by Ashley Elwill

Photography vignette featuring acowsay weddings, Amanda Marie Studio, Amanda Nippoldt Photography,  Ashley Elwill Photography,  Jaimee Morse Photography,  Laura Rae Photography,  Melssa Oholendt Photography.  Styling by  Rosetree Events, rentals by Collected Photo by Ashley Elwill

Photography vignette featuring acowsay weddings, Amanda Marie Studio, Amanda Nippoldt Photography,  Ashley Elwill Photography,  Jaimee Morse Photography,  Laura Rae Photography,  Melssa Oholendt Photography.  Styling by  Rosetree Events, rentals by Collected Photo by Ashley Elwill

Amy Brace, Amy's Cupcake Shoppe Photo by Ashley Elwill

Sweet treats by Amy's Cupcake Shoppe Photo by Ashley Elwill

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Photo Booth by Studio Blu Photography. Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration vignette featuring Park Place Planning, Studio Emme, Paper Rock Scissor, Collected  Photo by Ashley Elwill  

Collaboration vignette featuring Park Place Planning, Studio Emme, Paper Rock Scissor, Collected  Photo by Ashley Elwill  

Collaboration vignette featuring Park Place Planning, Studio Emme, Paper Rock Scissor, Collected  Photo by Ashley Elwill  

Collaboration vignette featuring Park Place Planning, Studio Emme, Paper Rock Scissor, Collected  Photo by Ashley Elwill  

Slo-Mo Video Booth by  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Paula Bjerketvedt, Ila Handbags Photo by Ashley Elwill

Ila Handbags Photo by Ashley Elwill

Beauty Lounge Photo by Ashley Elwill

Clair Daley, Hooked Calligraphy Photo by Ashley Elwill

Hooked Calligraphy Photo by Ashley Elwill

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration Vignette featuring La vie Charmé Events, Ruffled Posies, Gretchen Berry Design Co., On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration Vignette featuring La vie Charmé Events, Ruffled Posies, Gretchen Berry Design Co., On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Photo by Ashley Elwill

Collaboration Vignette featuring La vie Charmé Events, Ruffled Posies, Gretchen Berry Design Co., On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Renee and Tim Peters, Zula Juice Photo by Ashley Elwill

Food by Crave Catering Photo by Ashley Elwill

Photo by Ashely Elwill

Live Model Window Display featuring a&bé bridal shop, Che Bella, l'atelier couture bridal,  Mill City Fineries, Atmosfere Men's Clothing, Maemae & Co., The Vintage Type Rentals, Julie Swenson Beauty, The Glow Lounge, A Day In Provence,  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Cocktails by libation project,  Norseman Distillery and Bittercube.  Photo by Ashley Elwill

Music by Rock With U Entertainment Photo by Ashley Elwill

The lucky couple and deserving winners of Styled for Good 2015. Photo by Amanda Marie Studio

Thank you to all of our 2015 Styled For Good vendors: 
a&bé bridal shop, acowsay weddings, A Day In Provence, Alchemy, Amanda Marie Studio, Amy's Cupcake Shoppe,  Amanda Nippoldt Photography, Aria MplsAshley Elwill Photography, Atmosfere Men's Clothing,  Beauty Lounge, Blush & Whim, Bittercube, B.T. McElrath Chocolatier. Che Bella, Collected, Chowgirls, Crave Catering, Gretchen Berry Design Co., Hackwith Design House, Harvest Film Co., Hooked Calligraphy, Ila Handbags, Jaimee Morse Photography, Julie Swenson Beauty, Ladd Films, Lasting Impressions, l'atelier couture bridal, Laura Rae PhotographyLa vie Charmé Events, libation project, Lizie Anne Planning, Maemae & Co., Mani Mela, Maven, Melssa Oholendt Photography, Mill City Fineries, Minnesota Bride, Munster Rose, Narrate Studios,  Norseman Distillery, On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, Paper Rock Scissor, Park Place Planning, Patisserie 46Phos Events, The Photo Booth GroupPrinterette Press, Resqwater, Rock With U Entertainment, Ruffled Posies, Rosetree Events, Rudy's Event Rentals, Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling, SBG Designs, The Simply Elegant Group, Sky Focus Films, Spark Letterpress, Studio Blu Photography, Studio Emme, The Glow Lounge, The Vintage Type Rentals, The Adventures Of, Total Luxury Limousine, Uptown Valet, Whimsy Events & Design, White Peacock Events, Woodchuck, Zula Juice