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Denae Brennan Events is a boutique full service wedding and event planning firm creating events filled with thoughtful details, refined beauty and joyful experiences. 

fall hygge-inspired hutton house wedding

This wedding. I loved everything about Franny and Justin’s Hutton House wedding! Most of all the beautiful couple it celebrated. Franny was a bridesmaid in one of my previous weddings (hi, Sarah and Reid!) and I was thrilled when she reached out for help with her and Justin’s nuptials. I was lucky enough to get to work with them from the very start as their full-service wedding planner, so we initially set out on the venue hunt to find a place that fit not only their budget and desired guest count, but their style and overall aesthetic.

Franny and Justin knew from the get-go that they wanted a cozy fall wedding, inspired by the concept of hygge (a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment). There were several contenders, but in the end The Hutton House won in a landslide. Its all-white interior and clean lines were the perfect backdrop in which to create a textured, modern design; and you can’t get more cozy than that fireplace! It is one of my favorite wedding venues in the Twin Cities.



I just loved Franny’s gown. It had a beautiful texture to it and she added illusion sleeves, which were so perfect for her November wedding. And it had pockets!



Gotta love that first-look reaction.




I knew that Ashley Fox of Ashley Fox Designs would be a wonderful match for their overall aesthetic and of course she exceeded every expectation. The couple wanted more texture, less color. Ashley used things like pampas grass, dried hops vines and lunaria, with some subtle pops of pink with cafe au lait dahlias.






Can we talk about that head table installation?! It was such a standout piece to draw attention to the bride and groom at the head table. Ashley used a lot of ceramic in the tablescape to add more texture than standard glass vases. One of my favorite elements was the loose lunaria down the center of the banquet tables, where you would typically see greenery. I loved how this color-neutral design came together.



Hi Harvey! He’s just as soft as he looks. 🙂





The seating chart hung from a piece of driftwood the couple found up north.






Following the ceremony we flipped the space and set up a cozy lounge in front of the fireplace, courtesy of Rudy’s Event Rentals.



Franny changed into a badass white jumpsuit for dancing!



Despite the chilly temps, guests cozied up on the Hutton House’s lovely courtyard with some blankets and heat lamps under the cafe lights.

The day was perfect and it was an honor getting to plan it with Franny and Justin. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Happy first anniversary and cheers to many, many more!

PS – We were lucky to have this beautiful day featured over on The Knot earlier this year!

wedding planning: Denae Brennan Events // photography: Geneoh Photography // venue: The Hutton House // catering: D’Amico Catering // floral design: Ashley Fox Designs // music: Bluewater Kings Band // donuts: Angel Food Bakery // cake: Milkbar // hair & makeup: S+M Hair & Makeup // bridal hair: Melissa Ashfeld // rentals: Apres Event Decor, Rudy’s Event Rentals, Ultimate Events // transportation: Gray Line Transportation, Rent My Party Bus // pup handler: Doggy Social // officiant: Paula Northwood // groom’s suit: Heimie’s Haberdashery // stationery: Minted // seating chart: Etsy

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