Get to know our Minneapolis Space // Photos by Half Acre House

a&bé Minneapolis was lucky enough to have Half Acre House visit our shop a few weeks ago to capture stunning photos of our Minnesota Bridal Shop. We could not be more thrilled with how they turned out! Rachel Cook and her husband Ethan make up Half Acre House, and we have a special connection with Rachel, as she worked at a&bé as a stylist for more than two years. Who better to capture our dreamy Minnesota shop than them? We spent the morning catching up about all things a&bé, wedding photography, and of course all the amazing things going on in the Twin Cities. The product of this morning was an incredible set of photographs of our sweet shop that encapsulate what every bride who walks through our doors is about to experience. 

Our goal is always to provide an inviting, warm space that not only shows off our on trend wedding dresses and accessories, but also is a haven for the midwestern bride. Each bride who visits a&bé is escorted to a private dressing room and viewing area upon their arrival where their friends and family can sit back, relax, and enjoy the appointment.  We want to take the stress and anxiety out of the wedding dress shopping process, and show all our brides how fun finding "the one" can be! Making sure our brides had privacy and a place to unwind was key when we were designing our shop. While the rooms are open and airy to provide maximum natural light, we also made sure that all the attention is focused on the beautiful bride in each room! You never have to worry about undressing in front of other people, or sharing a mirror with another bride at a&bé. We know how personal and emotional planning a wedding can be, and worked hard to make our bridal shop a calming oasis. 

After the drywall went up and the racks were hung came the fun of decorating! Each a&bé location carries similar themes, but is also distinctly unique based on it's region. In Minneapolis we found amazing resources for vintage Mid Century Modern Furniture that we couldn't pass up. We paired our thrifted finds with other pieces from CB2, West Elm, and Urban Outfitters for the perfect laid back, yet polished vibe! We love gold and copper accents, so you will see those touches added in here and there to add warmth and brightness to each viewing area. 

One of our favorite things about our shop is our storefront. We are lucky to be able to design window displays that show off our style and dresses to the Twin Cities. These photos feature an incredible install by the ladies of Kindred Blooms, a local Minneapolis Wedding Florist that we have been collaborating with since we opened. The dramatic wreath is not only eye catching from the street, but creates the perfect backdrop for our brides to celebrate saying "yes" to their dream dress! It has made for such a fun in store photo-op.

We would like to give a huge thank you to Half Acre House for helping us celebrate a shop we worked so hard to create, and to the ladies of Kindred Blooms for lending us their amazing talents!