Styled for Good - 5/6/15 Minneapolis Non-Profit Wedding Showcase
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!
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 Mpls, Ashley 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 Photography, La 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 46, Phos Events, The Photo Booth Group, Printerette 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