Pinterest by Color

We are in that time of year when tons of design is taking place.  We’ve been working a ton to update our social media and Pinterest is one we’ve been doing a lot with.

Check out some of our new boards here:
RED 
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
PURPLE
BROWN & NATURAL
BLACK
WHITE
JEWEL TONE
PASTELS
SILVER 
GOLD
METALLIC & SHINNY 
MOSTLY WHITE
PINK

And don’t forget to follow us + check out our other boards.  Happy pinning.

Sunrise Styling Pinterest

 

Designs and Floor Plans

Finally, we’re done with our Design & Production webpage.  Check our some of our favorite ideas that have been transformed for real life events.  We have everything from hanging cakes to Indian doorways… built by yours truly.  We also have unique floor plans and before and after photos.  This is one of our favorite processes of the planning venture – DESIGN!!!  We hope you enjoy and contact us for your next wedding or event.

DESIGN & PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO

Here is a sneak peak at a few of beloved creations.

Sunrise Styling on Instagram

We finally joined Instagram.  Working on getting images posted, so be patient.  Don’t worry, we have over a decade of images to choose from and it’s a constant work in progress.  Please follow us and like our work.  We think you’ll love what you see!

@sunrisestyling

Pinterest – new boards

Catching up on our pins.  Check out some of our revised boards and a couple new ones.

Love and Follow our Pinterest Asian Inspirations.
Love and Follow our Pinterest Indian Inspirations.
Love and Follow our Pinterest Ethnic & Cultural Weddings.
Get cozy and Follow our Pinterest Winter Weddings & Events.
Dress your wedding and event by Following our Pinterest Linens & Fabrics.

Tanya & Jay: Wedding on the bank of the Mississippi

Love planning and working on weddings for friends.  Jay was my gymnastic coach back in high school and thanks to social media, we’ve stayed in touch over the years.  He came to me with needs to plan his wedding to Tanya and of course I was on board to help.

Wanting an intimate celebration, the ceremony was held at the bride’s childhood home in St. Paul.  Set right off the Mississippi river, it was a perfect location.  The tent was placed in the front yard and we placed just enough sidewalls to mask some of the noise from cards driving by.  Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea with delectables before the ceremony.  The Father of the Bride and Tanya arrived in style on a tandem bike for the processional.  The ceremony was a beautiful commitment full of personal touches: a friend played the harp, Nikka the flower girl was Tanya’s parents dog, Jackson the ring bearer was Tanya and Jay’s dog, and the Officiant was a family friend.  After the “I DO,” Tanya and Jay escaped on the tandem bike, recessing their way down the river boulevard.

Guests were ushered to the back yard among the MOB’s picturesque gardens and landscaping.  They wandered among the gardens with a glass of champagne and heard toasts from the family.  The reception was held at the Highland Grill, one of the couple’s favorite dinning places.  We rented out the entire restaurant which was the perfect size for their intimate celebration.  Families sat in booths and tables and dined on a custom menu as Tanya and Jay wanted to maintain the family style experience.  The couple even provided a special dinner for the ring bearer who patiently sat outside the front door.  The evening ended just after dusk so the couple could ride their tandem bike home with Jackson.  A truly wonderful celebration with an old friend and cheers to me for gaining a new friend in Tanya!

Wedding Planner: Sunrise Styling, Anna Senrick
Ceremony Venue: Private residence; St. Paul, MN
Reception Venue: Highland Grill
Photographer: Cadence & Eli Photography
Catering & Desserts: Deco Catering
Linens & Rentals: Apres
Florist: Mother of the Bride’s Garden Club
Stationery: Sunrise Styling
Catering & Service: Hire A Host

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Jeanne & Rita: A Ladies celebration

After an intimate wedding ceremony at a labyrinth in the fall of 2013, Jeanne and Rita wanted to celebrate with all their family and friends.  Wanting to incorporate their love for labyrinths, they selected their church which has a labyrinth inlay design on the floor.  We used the various labyrinth designs on the cake and stationery items and placed a giant fabric one for guest to wander through.  Greens, moss and hints of pink defined the space for an outdoor garden/chic style reception.  I built and designed a maze for guests to enter through, mimicking a miniature labyrinth.  Working with these ladies was a complete joy as they were a great referral from a past couple of mine and direct referrals are the best!

Wedding Planner: Anna Senrick
Venue: First Universalist Church
Photographer: Kelly Brown Weddings
Catering: We Cater To You
Desserts: Buttercream
Linens & Décor rentals: Linen Effects
Florist: Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling
Lighting: AV For You
DJ: St. Cloud DJ
Stationery: Sunrise Styling

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Meghana & Tyson: India meets South Dakota Farm

My love of planning events that incorporate different cultures was a perfect match for Meghana and Tyson.  The couple wanted to do a traditional Indian ceremony with a reception full of glamour and hints of Indian décor at a location that was in the roots of the Groom’s childhood.  The 4 days of wedding events began with a welcome brunch at the Groom’s parents’ home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The 2nd day was a morning when all the ladies gathered for the Sangeet ceremony and got their Mehndi (henna) done, an Indian lunch, the rehearsal, and dinner at a local restaurant in Sioux Falls.  The wedding day began with wedding party photos around downtown Canton, SD followed by the ceremony at the Groom’s Uncle’s farm just outside Canton, SD.  A custom mandap was built by the Groom and his father and embellished with sari’s and floral by Sadie’s Couture Floral and Event Styling.  The ceremony was a mix of Indian and American traditions: Welcome, Homily, Jeelakarra Bellam, Mangalsutram, Talambralu, Saptapadi, prayer, exchange of vows and rings, and pronouncement.  Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among the barns with a view of South Dakota farmland.  Dinner was served in the steel barn dressed with coral and tan linens, coral and pink flowers, gold and Indian accents, and lit with chandeliers and up-lighting.  A special thank you to Chef Dominique’s for creating an American-Indian cuisine… not too many Indian caterers (or restaurants) in Sioux Falls.  Meghana and Tyson danced into the night and sent their guests off the following day with at brunch.  I’m so honored to work with Meghana and Tyson and travel to South Dakota and create a fusion cultural (destination) wedding!

Wedding Planner: Anna Senrick
Venue: Private Farm in Canton, SD
Photographer: Bradley Hanson
Catering: Chef Dominique’s
Desserts: CH Patisserie
Linens & Décor rentals: Linen Effects
Florist: Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling
Mehndi: Mehndi Moments
DJ: St. Cloud DJ
Equipment rentals: ABC Rentals
Videography: Trndy Digital
Stationery: Sunrise Styling
Officiants: Indian, Dr. Divedi & American, Rich Merkouris
Hotel: Clubhouse Hotel & Suites

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Tuesday’s TTT’s (tools, tips, and tricks)

Join us every Tuesday for TTT’s (tools, tips, and tricks) on the Sunrise Styling Facebook page.  We will be sharing TTT’s on weddings, events, home styling, cleaning, organization and more.  We hope that you will find new tips and useful ideas for every day or while planning an event.

Stationery: The highs and lows

With a few of my recent clients, I’ve come across some shocking news on stationery suites for weddings.  While advertising deals like “Wedding cards as low as $1.59”, the consumer can really think that they are getting a good deal.  After doing my research, the good deal is only for one piece of the suite.  News flash people… there is more than one card to a wedding invitation. Let’s do the math.

For a 200 person guest count and needing 115 invites; the typical invitation items, ceremony programs, menu cards, and thank you cards – here is what you will pay:
Invitation = $1.74 each
Invitation trim option = $11.50
Reception Card = $1.24 each
Direction Card = $1.24 each
Response Card = $1.14 each
Ceremony program = $2.69 each
Place card = $0.89 each
Thank you cards = $1.39 each
Grand Total = $1476.07

This total doesn’t include any upgrades, embellishments, or additional envelopes for mistakes, etc.  Beware – some stationery suites aren’t available to send you a tangible proof.  This is a little concerning since you are trying to accomplish inviting friends and family to the biggest day of your life.  Would you buy a house without ever seeing and walking through it in person?  Additionally, there is no option for a graphical map or image to be inserted and no upload form to enter in your guests names for the place cards.  How and where do customers print the place cards?  Another thing to keep in mind – some designs don’t have the entire suite available.  With an infinite number of stationery and paper items that couples can create to embellish décor around a wedding, consider hiring a designer who will custom create any item and/or design for your stationery.

Here is the sample of the invite design I started with.  While looking to complete the entire suite, this is one design that didn’t have the ceremony program and other items in the same style.  Disappointing!

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One more thing to add:
The editing box to enter text (ceremony program sample) is smaller than some email forms on webpages.  You have to draft your wording prior to this screen, then you will see how the next couple screens format.  Really?  This only goes up to a 12pt size font?  How crazy does this look if I didn’t have any more content to enter in the ceremony program?!

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A Broadway Celebration

For the second year, Sunrise Styling planned a celebration for our Client at his home in Edina, Minnesota.  The event had Jeffery Hatcher (playwright and screen writer) to produce a play and showcase the production during the evening.  With the help from the Children’s Theatre acting staff, additional guests from the event played small parts in the play… which was a twist on “Adam and Eve”.

Following the true art of Broadway – the linens and décor were as dazzling as the lights of Broadway.  Create Catering won over the guests with upscale food stations, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, and a fine selection of wine.  From the red carpet and Valet to the last morsel of dessert, all the guests raved about the gathering on a cold winter day.  We look forward to the next event at the Edina home with our team of VIP vendors.

Venue: Private Home, Edina, MN
Planner: Sunrise Styling
Caterer: Create Catering
Linens: Linen Effects
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Floral: Sadie’s Couture Floral
Valet: Snap Valet
Movers: Local Motion
Playwright: Jeffery Hatcher
Actors: Children’s Theatre

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February 1, 2014 Broadway Event