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Lexi & Emily, the Owners of Common Rue Events

Hi there!

We are Emily & Lexi, college friends who met on the shores of Lake Superior, where the common rue plant natively grows. We developed an instant bond while playing college lacrosse together (go dogs)! For your dream event, we are your go-to ladies! Weddings are our specialty, but we would love to help you with any event. We have an eye for design, a talent for organization, and a passion for event planning! Our goal is to take the pressure off of your plate so you & your family can enjoy your day stress-free. Minnesota is our home, but we are willing to travel wherever your event may take you. We're ready to bring your vision to life!

Emily, the Co-Owner of Common Rue Events


Owner and Lead Planner / Designer Hi, I’m Emily (she/her)! I love the four seasons we have here in Minnesota and I enjoy spending as much time as possible exploring the outdoors. My family, my friends, crafts, and travel are just a few things that occupy my free time. My favorite part of a wedding is watching families come together over a shared love for two people. The energy in the space, the calmness of the moment, and the excitement of the new adventure to come. I got my first taste of event planning while helping create floral arrangements for weddings at my aunt's floral shop while in college. I was hooked right away by the magic of the evening and knew it was something I needed to explore further. My superpower is my ability to connect with others. I love sharing stories and getting to know people. I want to know what is important to you, what excites you, and what makes you smile. Helping other's dreams come true and the joy it brings them is truly unmatched.

Lexi, the Co-Owner of Common Rue Events


Owner and Lead Planner / Designer Hi, I'm Lexi (she/her)! I have an obsession with my house plants and a slight addiction to Caribou. I love spending time with my dog, being in the sunshine, traveling, and listening to podcasts. My favorite part of a wedding is seeing the joy of the couple & their families. Along with the exchange of personal vows, I find them so sweet and sentimental. I also love all things sweet, so show me the dessert table! My superpower is my to-do list and I am a lover of organization. Timeline creation is my jam! I first started in the wedding industry by decorating weddings in high school part-time. My passion for event planning grew in college by planning corporate events and I've been planning, coordinating, and decorating weddings ever since! I enjoy making sure all the big and little details are in order for the event to fall into place. The joy of being a part of your big day is truly magical. I love getting to know you all and being able to help bring your dream day together!

Erin, Assistant for Common Rue Events


Assistant Planner / Designer Hi, I’m Erin (she/her)!​ I’m a big fan of theme parties, creative recipes, trying new restaurants, and watching Gopher sports. I can’t start my day without a cold brew and I love a good mystery show. My favorite part of a wedding is seeing all the planning come to life! As a recent bride myself, I know the care and consideration that goes into each decision and the joy you feel when all of the details come together the way you imagined it. I am so excited to work with our amazing couples to bring their vision to life! I am skilled at activating and executing - I thrive when I can take an idea and turn it into a plan of action. I am a “get-things-done” kind of girl and I would love to play a part in turning your special day into a reality!

Jess, Assistant for Common Rue Events


Assistant Planner / Designer Hi, I'm Jess (she/her)! I don’t claim to be a crazy cat lady, but anyone who knows me thinks that description fits perfectly. When I’m not hanging out with my two kitties, I’m spending time with my friends and family. Somehow my friends turn every gathering into some themed event - from dog birthdays to pajamas parties and every crazy thing in between. My favorite part of a wedding is watching the bride and groom see the ideas they’ve had from months of planning, come to life in front of them (and we get to help with that!). It’s a special moment to watch them realize this is truly THEIR day, with everyone they love! My super power is my ability to handle multiple things at once. The goal is for our couples is to ensure they are able to take in the fun and special moments and the memories they’re making on their wedding day. We take on the rest, and I love being able to do that for them!

India, Assistant for Common Rue Events


Assistant Planner / Designer Hi, I’m India (she/her)!​ Some of my fav things are traveling, reading outside on my patio, spending time with my mom, listening to good music, and brewery hopping. My favorite part of weddings is seeing how happy the couple are and hearing the speeches from friends and family. The speeches are a great way to get a deep dive into who the couple really are as people and it gets me even more excited for their adventure into married life. My superpower is being able to stay calm during high pressure/stressful situations. I thrive in these types of environments, so being there to assist the couple on a day as important as this gets me in my element. It’s a great feeling to be able to be a calm presence for people on their big day.

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What our clients say

Erika & Zach

Wedding Coordinating

Common Rue is the best of the best. They helped organize all the ideas and details into an easy to understand document.  They gave my husband and I honest and helpful ideas, feedback and opinions during planning. Their experience and professionalism shines through as they communicate leading up to the wedding and the day of. They took care of the vendor timeline which was huge and troubleshooted anything that came up the day of. When I walked into the venue they had completely transformed the park building and beach we got married into a colorful, festive and vibrant celebration. Bringing the vision we had to life and then some. Lexi and Emily are both such a true joy and so good at what they do. If you have any coordinating day of event planning needs, Common Rue will be the best decision you make! They were for us and our wedding day! Thank you Common Rue :)


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