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SPRING & SUMMER 12 WEDDING TREND FORECAST Highlighting the top wedding trends for 2018

21 THE SAVVY WEDDING STYLE GUIDE: MEN'S EDITION Tips for the perfect groomsmen and family gifts

52 RAINBOW ELOPEMENT Divine intervention shines on this magical elopement

86 LBM PHOTOGRAPHER'S WORKSHOP Highlights from 2017 photographer's workshop

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Planning Timeline Checklist Venue Spotlight Engagement Photos Resource Guide

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REAL WEDDINGS in REAL PLACES Northeast 54 Sunrise Wedding 58 Dark Magic 62 Lake Country North Central/Northwest 66 Lakeside 70 Wooded Wonder 73 Classic Country MPLS/STP 79 Golden Elegance 82 Rustic Charm

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nside each issue of Lake Bride Magazine we produce pages full of people’s stories. Stories about everyday couples who share their stories while their hearts show brightly on their sleeves. Stories of romantic encounters, long lost lovers, and that ever-important spark. Authentic stories focused on human emotion and destiny. As fortunate as it is to find true love these days, we feel just as fortunate to be in the position of sharing these stories. No part of the creation of this publication has ever felt like a job. It is most definitely a privilege. We are a tiny team doing giant things to promote the people of Minnesota because that is what matters to us. Sharing the stories of those fascinating people is in our blood. It’s what sets this magazine apart. It sets the magazine apart but it also sets our people apart. We are northerners - through and through. With the dawn of spring and summer brings new life and new growth and we are certainly feeling it at Lake + Co. It’s in the air we breathe and it’s in the ambition we wake with every single day. To work hard and tell more stories… the people’s stories… YOUR stories.

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MONTHLY WEDDING timeline 12+ MONTHS Create a budget and establish your priorities – where do you want to splurge/save? Create an inspiration board and identify your style and color palette

Order guest favors Attend pre-wedding counseling, if required Book a rehearsal dinner location Book rehearsal dinner vendors – entertainment, caterer, grooms cake

Start planning a guest list – you’ll need that guest count!

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Choose a wedding date (keep a few options in mind and check with important guests and your venue) Select your ceremony and reception sites

Select and order/rent groom and groomsmen attire

Optional: Have an engagement party

Order wedding cake

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Hire your wedding day transportation

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Attend your bridal shower (host will determine actual date)

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Ask friends and relatives to be in your wedding party

Mail your invitations

Select and order your wedding gown

Write your vows

Research your vendors: officiant, caterer, entertainment, photographer, videographer, florist, stationer (invitations, place cards, etc.), rental companies (chairs, tables, tent – if needed) – Get details and contracts in writing!

Choose ceremony readings and music

Arrange accommodations and transportation for out-oftown guests, if needed

Begin dress fittings and alterations Touch base with all vendors to confirm dates, details, and deposits. If they have special requirements for setup send these to your venue Purchase gifts for parents, attendants, and each other

6-8 MONTHS Make final selections and book your preferred vendors Have engagement photos taken Register for gifts Select and order bridesmaid dresses Send save-the-dates Research and book honeymoon (don’t forget to renew your passport!)

4 - 6 MONTHS Finalize guest list, compile current addresses Schedule tasting with caterer and finalize menu Order invitations Order wedding rings

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Purchase guest book, toasting flutes, cake servers, unity candle, and any other miscellaneous accessories Book hair and makeup artists and schedule a trial run

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Apply for marriage license Have final bridal gown fitting Confirm bridesmaids have their gowns and alterations are complete Create your ceremony program Send rehearsal dinner invitations


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Review RSVP list, call any guests who have not responded

Attend and enjoy the rehearsal dinner! Get your beauty sleep

Send photographer and videographer your must-have shots Send your song list to your DJ or band leader. Include all special dances, schedule of speeches, and your song requests/do not play list Get your hair cut and colored Attend bachelor/bachelorette parties

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Give reception venue/caterer final guest count Plan reception seating chart Print place cards and table cards Create a vendor list with contact information. Give copies to your ceremony and reception site managers, as well as your MOH or personal attendant Groom gets his hair cut

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DAY OF Allow plenty of time to get ready Give gifts to parents, wedding party, and each other Give wedding bands to best man to hold during ceremony Give best man the officiant’s fee envelope to be given after ceremony Relax and enjoy!

POST WEDDING Arrange for someone to return any rentals Return groom’s tux to rental shop Write and send thank you notes Have your dress cleaned and preserved

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Have bridal gown pressed or steamed, if necessary Pick up groom and groomsmen attire Determine wedding party positions and order of processional and recessional Give place cards, table cards, menus, favors, and any other items for table settings to the catering manager Reconfirm arrival times and final details with all vendors – give a copy of the details to your MOH

DAY BEFORE Write checks for any balances due Enjoy a mani-pedi Rehearse ceremony. Include wedding party, readers, immediate family, and officiant Bring ceremony accessories to the site: unity candle, aisle runner, yarmulkes Bring reception accessories to the site: Décor, place cards, table numbers, guest book, cake server, favors

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his year as we look to the cultural zeitgeist, one thing truly stands out as the next influencer of weddings; Nostalgia. The pendulum has swung back and what is old seems new again. 2018 will see couples gravitate to the things they’ve cherished before. It’s said that pop-culture recycles itself every thirty years. As we await the reboot of the 1990’s there seems to be a last hurrah for the 1980’s. You don’t need to look hard to see this throwback, with the recent fascination of cassette tapes, synth based music, and the popularity of the Netflix series "Stranger Things." We just can’t seem to get enough of nostalgia. Chances are if you are feeling a little nostalgic, so are your guests. You can amaze and delight them with a bevy of ideas that will make your wedding fun. We are at a tipping point because we’ve been so preoccupied with Edison bulbs, mason jars, and reclaimed barn siding, that there is pent up demand for the ‘what’s next!’ We’re starting to see the revival of ’80s neon fonts and retro-inspired foods like the Sloppy Joe and deviled eggs. You can also see the fascination with nostalgia pop up in board games and group activities. It seems as though we’ve rediscovered the amusement and connection that these games provide us. Something as simple as Tick-tacktoe could be a fun jumping off point for your wedding inspiration. Imagine how clever it would be to incorporate X and O throughout the design of your wedding, from the invitations to graphic inspired floral arrangements. Cafe-style paper table covers printed with the signature Tick-tack-toe hashmarks and place settings featuring No. 2 pencils (another nostalgic throwback) encourage guests to start up impromptu games with those around them. Then tie the concept all together with an inventive wedding hashtag. What is more nostalgic than the sweet tastes from your childhood combined with the fond memories around the campfire? Another nostalgic throwback, the S’more, has been gaining attention. From artisan marshmallows to the new S’mores Girl Scout cookie and even kits at Anthropologie, could S’mores be the new cupcake? Interactive S’mores bars will have your guests huddling over mini-roasting stations. Turn this delicious confection up a notch with North Mallow Marshmallows and Ghirardelli Chocolates. For the purists, provide those classic Hershey’s chocolate bricks. There are so many creative ways to incorporate cherished memories into your wedding. Whatever you choose, you will find your guests reminiscing over any elements that you incorporate that create a sense of nostalgia.

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he popularity of Tequila has us looking fondly towards our next margarita. We’re not talking those margarita mix drinks, but the good old-fashioned fresh squeezed lime variety. These can be amped up a notch with agave syrup and sage leaves, muddled star fruit, or even a scoop of ice cream! These picture-perfect cocktails served shaken in a martini glass would surely be the hit at any reception.

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s the eco-friendly movement continues, watch as dishes utilize vegetable off-cuts such as carrot tops and beet greens, as chefs seek to cut down on food waste. Mushrooms will be the breakout food-trend for 2018, watch for mushrooms in everything, including mushroom coffee, YES, even mushroom coffee! Since this is YOUR wedding, you should customize the menu! Most culinary teams enjoy the opportunity to do something a bit more challenging and unique. Food should not only taste good, but it should look good as well.

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hink outside the box and use other natural garden produce to provide interest and texture. Berries and vegetables can add great unexpected shapes. Foliage, like ferns, can add feather-like texture. Celosia Brain Flowers add a large focal point and unexpected textures to the arrangement. Mixed with the varied tones of greens, pinks, and whites of combined tulips, cymbidium orchids, and spray roses, the end result was a unique arrangement with a fresh-from-the-garden feel. Covering an entire table with flowers and weaving the place settings within the floral branches is another bold idea. To have a place setting completely surrounded by floral is creative, and by interjecting different vessels and styles you can also create a full effect. Contrasting vases or accessories can add a pop to the overall arrangement. Unique florals like thistle or succulents bring in new color options to counteract the more expected florals.

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his year, we will continue to see fuller A-line gowns, but not quite full enough to be a ball gown. Pant suits were a mod look of the 1970’s –1980’s and these are walking the wedding aisle, too, as designers make a second attempt to re-introduce these styles to brides. This coming season we see capes, caplet sleeves, and overblouses in many designs, combined with fabrics from embellished illusion to all over traditional lace. We watched as they wrapped simple column dresses and short mini-dresses allowing the drama for the ceremony to be removed for the party to follow. Some dresses are much shorter than last season; perfect for a courthouse or intimate garden wedding at home. With many designers embracing this creative look, we see a crossover from light marabou feathers to heavier ostrich feathers that create a 1930’s Hollywood glam look. Of course, in using this fabrication with feathers, layered skirts and removable overskirts assist in the uniqueness of the flow and movement of the skirt, whether an A-line, mermaid, or tiered column gown.

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treat yourself and your partner By: Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

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edding planning is tough, am I right? Planning a wedding is basically its own full time job on top of the one you are already working to pay for the wedding. To top it all off, you have to come up with a gift to give the person you are spending the rest of your life with, on your wedding day. No pressure, right? Enter boudoir photography to the rescue. I am sure you are thinking in your head right now of a list of reasons as to why you should not do a boudoir session. I am here to counter your list, with reasons why you should do a session.

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cheduling a boudoir session can be scary! But it is just like going to the gym. Getting there is most of the battle. Once you get there, you will be fine. In fact, you will be better than fine, because if you choose the right boudoir photographer, you will leave your session feeling completely unstoppable and ready to take on the world. If you still are not sure and doubting yourself, below are five more reasons that you should consider a boudoir session for yourself (and your fiancé).

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As in, you do not need input from your bridesmaids or family. It is not an appointment that you need to make with their schedules in consideration so they can attend with you. It is just you and your schedule. The same goes for preparing for your session. Lingerie, hair, and makeup can all be decided by you with the help of your photographer and hair and makeup artist (if you need it). I bet that sounds nice in the flurry of all things wedding.

TREAT YOURSELF. Having two full time jobs can be pretty stressful. It is probably safe to say that it has been awhile since you have taken a day for just yourself to relax. The best part is you can roll out of bed, get in your car, and head to your session. Let someone else take care of hair and makeup for you; you just need to sit and relax for a couple of hours. Plus you are going to get gorgeous photos of yourself after, and who doesn’t love that!

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DATE NIGHT. Between engagement parties and meetings with vendors, when is the last time you had a night out with just the two of you? You are going to leave your session looking and feeling gorgeous, so it is a great opportunity to take advantage of that and go grab something to eat or go dancing and talk about all the things that you haven’t been able to (also known as “no wedding talk”). Just enjoy each other for the night.

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INCORPORATE DETAILS FROM YOUR WEDDING INTO YOUR SESSION. It is the perfect excuse to wear your veil or wedding shoes. You can even bring in your wedding dress for your session. Your wedding photographer probably will not be capturing the details of you getting into your dress, and you probably do not want to be posed in a boudoir fashion in front of your mom, mother-in-law, and all of your closest girlfriends. Getting into your wedding dress can look ultra sultry. At your boudoir session, you can actually slow down, be posed correctly, and get some amazing intimate images of it, all without an audience. Then you can do another set with your veil, wedding shoes, and if you are wearing lingerie on your wedding night, why not be photographed in it!

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There is something about becoming a bride that makes you hard on yourself and thinking of all the things that you need or want to change about yourself. As mentioned already, you will leave your session looking and feeling gorgeous and you get beautiful photos of yourself. That right there is going to give you an amazing confidence boost. You will go into your wedding day seeing what everyone already sees in you. You are beautiful, and now that you know that, you will glow even more on your wedding day! No changes necessary.


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ogether with industry experts, renowned stylists, and wedding dress designs by Maggie Sottero and Nicole Spose, we have brought to life a beautiful, whimsically-styled inspiration shoot amongst alluring lavender ďŹ elds. Brides are becoming more daring than ever and this shoot inspires boldness, sheer beauty, and ethereal and eclectic tastes captured in this untamed, free-spirited couple.

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hile the Roaring Twenties have had a major inuence on recent wedding style, the theme has ďŹ nally made its way to cakes, jewelry, and the dinner plates, too. Gatsby has inspired champain towers, seafood bars, ice carvings, and drenched-in-gold everything. Spruce up your reception with antique heirlooms, classic cocktails, colorful glassware, handwritten vows, and a record player to set the tone.

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ne of the most exciting parts of a wedding is making it a true reection of you and your partner. If you are looking for something more unique you may want to consider renting a natural space and bringing in your own furntiure and accessories. This couple used mismatched velvet chairs bringing beautiful, soft texture to the natural wooden barn. The velvet chairs were accompanied by glittering golden candles, vintage emerald glass, and a navy blue cake. By tying all these elements together, the space is transformed into something truly individual to the couple. Something you would like to incorporate? Try doing a quick search online and see who around you rents furniture and props. If that seems out of the budget, check at local vintage shops to see if they'll let you rent or buy some pieces for your big day.

SOURCES Photography | Schrage Photography Dress | Your Day by Nicole Venue | Firefly Event Barn & Taproom Florist | KD Florals Jewelry | Sweet & Simple Jewelry Design Furniture | The White House Co. Props & Succulents | Kelly's Cottage Gardens

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With cheers thundering though the Capitol in 2013, the Minnesota House took a historic step toward legalizing same-sex marriage and we couldn't be happier! Just another reason to love our great state! Always inspired by beauty, authenticity and the power of story we chose to feature Stephanie and Becky's love story under the inspiration section as they were amongst the many rejoicing and taking action, almost immediately in fact. And that's what makes their story so unique. Upon first getting engaged, Becky and Stephanie faced the usual adversity to LGBT, yet that didn't stop them. After dating for over six years, they decided to have a private commitment ceremony on New Years Eve 2012, on the shores of Lake Superior with intimate family only. Since, at the time, Minnesota had only been granted Domestic Partnership, this was a ceremony that signified their commitment to one another. Stephanie and Becky lived in Oregon at the time, but with both sides of their families living in Minnesota, it was always their intention to have an official celebration in Minnesota. As luck would have it, Minnesota passed gay marriage over the summer and Stephanie and Becky were married in the fall, marriage license and all! They planned a fantastic wedding, personal to their style, and included all the fixings - flowers, music and dancing, a photographer, dessert table with real wedding cake, plated dinner, and even a receiving line for over 130 guests. One of the guests, a family friend of Stephanie's, happened to be a Lutheran minister so she stepped in and performed an impromptu ceremony. Just after cocktail hour, before everyone was to be seated, they asked their guests to join them on the golf course grounds. There, they surprised their friends and family with a brief and beautiful ceremony with the "I Do's" and a "You may kiss the bride." This is the kind of story that continues to be told, over and over again. Inspiration exists everywhere; go after what you want and let the rest fall into place.

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PHOTOGRAPHY @OLGASIYANKO This is a story of the senses once faded and re-awakened, when the two once in love with each other, met. Nothing disappears without a trace. Love evolves over time, but it is constant, strong, aďŹƒrming. May we see this revolution of our relationship as sound, fortiďŹ ed, and abiding.

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DETAILS ARE IN THE STORY HOW I ROCKED MY E N G AG E M E N T P I CT U R E S Story and tips by your designer and bride-to-be: Meredith Latimer

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etting engaged is a whirlwind! The night Patrick proposed we definitely celebrated, first just us over the best burgers in town and then with our friends and family at Bauhaus Brewery.

From the moment that sparkle arrives on your finger the questions start pouring in. "Have you set a date yet?" "What season are you thinking?" "What colors are you going to choose?" I could go on and on with questions I didn’t even know I would have to answer, but when planning a wedding you have to think of it all! Choosing the photographer was an easy decision for us, we both loved Jessica’s work and her eye for capturing romantic lighting. If you’re not sure who to choose, email a few of your favorites and ask for a quote. Photography prices can sometimes give you sticker shock, but what they do is hard work before, during, and after your big day. I find the investment is worth it as these will be the memories you have to fondly remember your wedding day. After we booked our photographer we scheduled our engagement session. Some couples choose to skip engagement photos, but Patrick and I were glad to have the practice of taking intimate photos. For outfits I focused on colors that were fairly neutral on me and dressed for the season. If you’re doing your pictures in the spring or summer look for light, airy pieces that you feel comfortable in. Try the outfits on and ask your bridesmaids to weigh in. You want to look coordinated with your fiancé, but not too matchy-matchy. Most photographers will give you a little coaching before they start snapping pictures so don’t worry if you feel like you’ve never looked good in a candid. We were nervous to start but the nervous jitters turned into some jokes and those turned into smiles and voila! Jessica had us choose an activity to do together, so we built a little bonfire because it’s something we both enjoy doing. If you and your fiancé choose the activity approach keep it simple and meaningful. The engagement session was over before we knew it! We loved the opportunity to work with our photographer before our wedding day. Whatever decisions you make, remember to enjoy the process!

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nspired entreprenuers and creators of Northerly Photo Camper (northerlymn.com), Kate and Tony Becker, restored a 1960 Shasta Camper into one of Minnesota's most popular traveling photo booths. Kate is also a wedding photographer - you can track her down at Kate Becker Photography. Tony owns a personal training business and works full time as an engineer. The camper’s clean but rustic vibe reflects Kate and Tony’s love for the outdoors, mountains, lakes, and road trips, and it’s meant to be an experience rather than just another way to pass the time at a reception until dinner is served.

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hotography by the talented Rachel Cook who is co-owner with her husband, Ethan, of Half Acre House - a photography and design business. The Cooks are passionate about their life together and telling beautiful and authentic stories through photography and design. They describe themselves as a pair of “old souls” who are completely obsessed with their rescue pup, Hemingway, the films of Wes Anderson, and the belief that kindness always wins.

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ichael and Laini’s love story began as a 15 year old Michael asking a 17 year old Laini to prom at their small high school in suburban Minnesota in 2011. Fast forward through college and overseas adventures together to August 12, 2017, when they were married at Laini’s Grandmother’s farm in Melrose, MN. It was a family affair and it shines through. Their family helped to renovate the property to make it beautiful for their day, and Laini and Michael’s love story continued with a DIY day of love, laughter, and simplicity. A DV I C E F RO M T H E C O U P L E DON’T listen to the naysayers when you’re planning your wedding! Stick to your vision and do what you want because it’s your day! The best compliment we received about our wedding was that it was totally US.

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Saffron & Grey Duluth, MN 218.728.1455 designteam@saffronandgrey.com saffronandgrey.com

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Faribault Woolen Mills Faribault, MN 507.412.5534 info@faribaultmill.com faribaultmill.com

Lazy Little Lodge Boy River, MN 720.849.9131 megan@bemediahouse.com lazylittlelodge.com

The Lake + Co. Shop Grand Rapids, MN 218.999.9609 shop@thelakeandco.com thelakeandcoshop.com

Legacy Hill Farm Welch, MN 612.600.2143 info@legacyhillfarm.com legacyhillfarm.com

Union Station New York, NY 888.436.3416 hi@unionstation.com unionstation.com

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John LaTourelle Bemidji, MN 218.766.2575 john@johnlatourelle.com johnlatourelle.com

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SOURCES Photography | 7th Avenue Photography DĂŠcor | Kim Heisinger and Bobbi Heisinger Rings | Shane Co. and Jared Florist | North In Bloom DJ | Harmon Entertainment Cake | Mikayla King Hair | Deb Woodstrom and Therese Heisinger Pig Roast | Bill Rick Restrooms | Northland Portables Shuttle | Nor Tran

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JENNA + JOE Jenna and Joe drove over 1,000 miles from their Colorado home to say “I do” on one of Minnesota’s most beautiful lakes! It was a day to remember - from the stunning florals to the gorgeous lakeside venue - every detail was well thought out and put into place. Friends and family from all over the country came to be a part of this grand celebration. They witnessed the love and friendship of Jenna and Joe take root into marriage and celebrated with them the rest of the evening. Jenna and Joe were the first to hold a wedding at Sugarcrest, a new breathtaking outdoor venue on the shore of Sugar Lake just outside of Grand Rapids. Guests enjoyed a serene view of the lake’s sparkling Caribbean blue water and a cooked to perfection pig roast for dinner curated by the bride’s uncle! And even though each of these details is enough to leave you speechless, it was the love that the bride and groom shared on this special day that warmed hearts and

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TIFF + ZACK FROM THE BRIDE: I moved up to Alaska from Minnesota my senior year and Zack was friends with my brother. I always had a little crush on him but thought I couldn't date him because he was younger than me. It didn’t take long for both of us to ignore the age difference and start falling for each other. No relationship is easy, but we have gone through trials and emerged stronger because of them. We started dating the end of 2009 -- then fast forward to September of 2016 and Zack was ready to face the next trial with me... my first hunting trip. We flew across the inlet to the mountains for three days. After no sign of any moose the first two days, the excitement of the trip died down a little bit. On that last day we finally saw a 55" bull moose come out of the woods, Zack called him in and told me to get ready to shoot. I finally got a clear shot and pulled the trigger. We walked up to it and as I looked at the moose I just shot I turned to Zack as he was placing an engagement ring on the brow tines. He got down on one knee and said, "I want to do this forever and I want it to be with you. Will you marry me?" Of course I said yes! I had only been waiting seven years for this! The planning began and oh boy did we have a lot to do. We finally exchanged vows on July 1st, 2017 in my home state of Minnesota. Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted! Small and intimate with only family and close friends! The theme for the wedding was a rustic romance and we couldn’t have found a better place than Firefly Event Barn in Nevis, MN. They hosted our wedding and on the most beautiful day we became Mr. and Mrs. Zack Morgan-Waters. Firefly is absolutely beautiful and very rustic; we hardly decorated as to not take away from the beauty already there. You can have the ceremony inside the barn or outside on a stage that overlooks this huge amazing field! CK Dudley's catered our wedding and put on a delicious taco bar for everyone to enjoy. Everything on their menu is amazing! There is no doubt in my mind that this will be the greatest day of my life and I am thankful for my husband who took a leap of faith and made me his forever.

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PLANNERS & DESIGNERS Events by Melody Savage, MN 952.388.3622 info@eventsbymelodymn.com eventsbymelodymn.com

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! FLORISTS Bellagala Minneapolis, MN 651.227.1202 info@bellagala.com www.bellagala.com

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JESSICA + JOE FROM THE BRIDE: The scene was 2005 in northern Minnesota, before Jess was old enough to legally drive. She admired Joe from afar and in the 10th grade finally mustered up the courage to ask him to a school dance. She still isn’t sure if it was his easy-going nature or how he unapologetically wore full body wind suits, but she’s been smitten with him since age 15. College took them separate ways, but the memories and admiration for one another kept them going. After over a decade of dating, Joe was the one to muster up the courage to ask the big question. While hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Jess couldn’t figure out why Joe was racing to the top, but it became clear when they reached the summit. Joe couldn’t wait to get down on one knee! After moving back to Minnesota in 2014, the couple spent time living in St. Paul and fell in love with the charm of Lowertown. They envisioned a space for their big day that would allow them to combine modern elements of the Twin Cities with rustic accents of their northern roots. A’bulae was just that. Logs from Grand Rapids were used for décor during the ceremony and natural greenery was scattered throughout. Jess and Joe advise couples to not sweat the small stuff and take the time to remember all the moments, big and small. Besides saying “I do,” a moment Jess says she will cherish forever was a moment alone with her grandmother. Joe said it was looking out at all of the special people who were gathered there just for them.

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JENNI + MAX How many people do you know can say they met their soul mate in kindergarten? I know that this was the first time I had ever heard it. Jenni and Max have literally grown up together. I find that so rare and so special. Their wedding day was full of tears... "Happy tears," as Jenni says. As we got ready for their first look, Max choked up with the thought of his soon-to-be bride coming towards him. From then on the day was full of tears and kissing! Every time Max looked at Jenni he teared up and then he kissed her. What an amazing memory to have from your day! That your husband couldn't stop his joyful tears at the thought of you becoming his wife and then he couldn't stop himself from kissing your lips. It was such an incredible day to be a part of. Max and Jenni were married at Legacy Hill Farm in Welch, MN. I was so excited to be at this venue. It is beautiful everywhere you look. Jenni also has amazing taste. From her dress to her florals, I was in photographer’s heaven! I loved her bouquet wrapped with a piece of her mother's wedding dress. Every detail was beautifully crafted.

SOURCES Photography | Krista Reynolds Photography Venue | Legacy Hill Farm Florist | Brittany Lott Planner | Events by Melody Dress | a&bĂŠ DJ | Bellagala and Mike Velin Caterer | This Little Piggy Bakery | Angela Ross Officiant | Jenni's brother, John Aiton Wedding Coordination | Events by Melody (Melody & Tina)

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SOURCES Styled by | Lake Bride Magazine Photographer | Blue Note Weddings Host Photographer | Xsperience Photography Venue | Larsmont Cottages Lingerie | Victoria's Secret Skirt | Rebecca Ingram from Christian Lane Bridal Florist | North In Bloom Earrings | Britta Lynn Design from Waters of Superior Coffee Mug | The Lake + Co. Shop Model | Jenny Lezer

T E S T I M O N I A L "It was such a pleasure and honor to attend last years "The Xsperience Workshop" in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The workshop was hosted by the amazing Trisha Spencer and the ladies from Lake Bride Magazine. Trisha led the amazing workshop with enthusiasm, giving exceptional direction and taking genuine interest and care in how students set up each shot. She was attentive to composition and gave detailed technical direction in the editing workflow process as well. The styling of the workshop was impeccable and we all walked away with a deeper knowing and trust in our capabilities as photographers. I highly recommend this workshop to any photo enthusiasts or even professional photographers looking to enhance their photography skills in the professional wedding industry!"

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SOURCES Styled by | Lake Bride Magazine Photographer | Smude Photography Host Photographer | Xsperience Photography Dress | Lihi Hod Bridal from The White Room Minneapolis Veil | The White Room Minneapolis Shoes | David's Bridal Menswear | Express Jewelry | Britta Lynn Design Florist | North In Bloom Calligraphy | Meredith Jane Designs Hair & Makeup | True North Salon and Spa Models | Hanna LaBois and Luke Troumbly

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A'BULAE Minneapolis, MN 651.788.9818 info@abulae.com abulae.com

Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN 218.727.1150 events@clydeironworks.com clydeironworks.com

Glensheen Mansion Duluth, MN 218.726.8932 gevents@d.umn.edu glensheen.org

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Silver Bay, MN 218.226.4300 silverbay.mn@americinn.com americinn.com

Craguns Resort Brainerd, MN 1.800.CRAGUNS craguns.com/weddings

Grand Ely Lodge Ely, MN 218.365.6565 events@grandelylodge.com grandelylodge.com

Amici's Event Center Ely, MN 218.365.4433 amicis@ymail.com amiciseventcenter.com

Dellwood Barn Weddings St Paul, MN 612.325.5388 info@dellwoodbarnweddings.com www.dellwoodbarnweddings.com

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes Baxter, MN 218.963.5184 arrowwoodbrainerdlodge.com

Destiny Cruises Brainerd, MN 612.260.5664 info@destinycruisesllc.com destinycruisesllc.com

Cafe & Bar Lurcat Minneapolis, MN 612.486.5500 lurcat@damico.com cafelurcat.com

Fair Hills Resort Detroit Lakes, MN 800.323.2849 info@fairhillsresort.com fairhillsresort.com

Camrose Hill Farm Stillwater, MN 651.351.9631 info@camrosehillflowers.com camrosehillflowers.com

Firefly Event Barn 218.255.2266 fireflyeventbarnmn@gmail.com fireflyeventbarnmn.com

Caribou Highlands Lodge Lutsen, MN 800.642.6036 jessicah@odysseydev.com caribouhighlands.com

Giants Ridge Biwabik, MN 218.865.3012 specialevents@giantsridge.com giantsridge.com

Grand Superior Lodge Two Harbors, MN 800.627.9565 jessicah@odysseydev.com grandsuperior.com Greysolon Ballroom Duluth, MN 218.722.7466 ballroom@blackwoods.com greysolonballroom.com Hewing Hotel Minneapolis, MN 651.468.0400 hewinghotel.com Hotel Ivy Minneapolis, MN 612.353.3605 kara.sherman@thehotelivy.com thehotelivy.com Hotel Rapids Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-3458 hotelrapids.com

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Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior Two Harbors, MN 218.728.8060 jessicah@odysseydev.com larsmontcottages.com

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN 612.337.9744 radissonbluminneapolissales@radisson.com radisson.com

Little Lazy Lodge Boy River, MN 720.849.9131 megan@bemediahouse.com littlelazylodge.com e

Sacred Heart Music Center Duluth, MN 218.348.6310 weddings@sacredheartmusic.com sacredheartmusic.org

Loews Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis, MN 612.677.1100 loewshotelsgroupres@loewshotels.com loewshotels.com

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN 218.624.8531 jhutchinson@spiritmt.com spiritmt.com

Loring Social Minneapolis, MN 612.238.4444 ventmanagers@damico.com damicocatering.com/cateringvenues/Loring

The Barn At Five Lakes Frazee, MN 800.323.2849 info@barnatfivelakes.com barnatfivelakes.com

Luminary Fern Brainerd, MN hello@luminaryfern.com luminaryfern.com

The Hutton House Medicine Lake, MN 952.470.0788 hello@thehuttonhousemn.com thehuttonhousemn.com

Lutsen Resort Lutsen, MN 855-840-1042 lustenresort.com Machine Shop Minneapolis, MN 612.940.9647 info@machineshopmpls.com machineshopmpls.com Northern Grounds Ely, MN 218.365.6010 meet@thenortherngrounds.com TheNorthernGrounds.com NP Event Space Brainerd, MN 218.833.2532 info@thenpspace.com thenpspace.com Pier B Resort Duluth, MN 218.481.8888 pierbresort.com Quarterdeck Resort Nisswa, MN 218.963.2482 quarterdeckresort.com

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Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN 612.373.0411 jill.galera@grandhotelminneapolis.com grandhotelminneapolis.com

The Saint Paul Hotel St. Paul, MN 651.228.3860 info@saintpaulhotel.com saintpaulhotel.com Timberlake Lodge Grand Rapids, MN 218.326.2600 events@timberlakelodgehotel.com timberlakelodgehotel.com Thumper Pond Ottertail, MN 218.367.2000 thumperpond.com Van Dusen Mansion Minneapolis, MN 612.871.2702 info@thevandusenmansion.com thevandusenmansion.com Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN 612.253.3408 events@walkerart.org walkerart.org

Blackwoods Catering Duluth, MN 218.724.0000 blackwoods.com/catering-services Crave Catering Minneapolis, MN 952.331.5620 cravecatering.com Create Catering Minneapolis, MN 612.331.3310 createcaters.com D'Amico Catering Minneapolis, MN 612.238.4444 damicocatering.com Log Home Wood Fired Pizza McGregor, MN 218.591.1881 wedding@northwoodspizza.com northwoodspizza.com Mintahoe Catering & Events Minneapolis, MN 612.253.0255 mintahoe.com Molly Poppins Gourmet Snacks Park Rapids, MN 218.237.8028 facebook.com/mollypoppinsgourmetsnacks Saucy Sow Hudson, WI 715.338.3650 thesaucysow@gmail.com saucysow.com

PLANNERS & DESIGNERS Maven Events Minneapolis, MN 612.466.0153 hello@mavenstyling.com www.mavenstyling.com/ Northland Special Events Duluth, MN 218.499.9449 info@northlandspecialevents.com northlandspecialevents.com Pure Event Planning & Design Duluth, MN 651.206.0203 mary@pure-events.com pure-events.com The White House Co. Fargo, ND hellowhitehouseco@gmail.com thewhitehouseco.com


RESOURCE GUIDE VOL 3 PHOTOGRAPHY 7th Avenue Photography Grand Rapids, MN 7thavenuephotography@gmail.com 7thavenuephotography.com

Hayley Huotari Minneapolis, MN hello@hayleyhuotari.com hayleyhuotari.com

Aimee Jobe Brainerd, MN 952.994.0037 hello@aimeejobe.com aimeejobephotography.com

Kellie Rae Studio Duluth, MN hello@kellieraestudio.com kellieraestudio.com

Ali Hormann Minneapolis/St. Paul ali@alihormann.com alihormann.com Aurora Grace Minneapolis, MN auroragracephotography.com BLG Photography Duluth, MN 218.390.5994 blgphotography@hotmail.com blgphoto.com Chelsie Elizabeth Photography Brainerd, MN 218.587.2771 chelsiekrafka@gmail.com Christy Janeczko Photography Bloomer, WI 715.403.3123 christy@christyjphotography.com christyjphotography.com Ester Knowlen Minneapolis, MN esterknowlen.com

Leigh Schrage Photography Bemidji, MN 218.779.7445 schragephotography.com M Photography Minneapolis, MN 612.432.3194 m_photography@me.com mphotography.info Mad Chicken Studio Duluth, MN 218.499.8226 jessica@madchickenstudio.com duluthweddingphotography.com New Life Photography Grand Rapids, MN 612.247.9607 thenewlifephotography.com Smude Photography Pierz, MN 320.360.0491 smudephotography.com Three Irish Girls Photography Duluth, MN 218.464.6888 info@threeirishgirlsphotography.com

Taylor Hendrickson Photography Atwater, MN 320.224.5253 taylorhendricksonphotography@yahoo.com taylorhendricksonp.wixsite.com/ mysite/contact-taylor Tim Larsen Photography Brainerd, MN 218.820.2660 tim@timlarsenphoto.com timlarsenphoto.com Two Birds Photography Moorehead, MN 218.443.0070 twobirdsphoto.mn@gmail.com Xsperience Photography Little Falls, MN 320.493.1738 info@xsperiencephotography.com thexsperience.com

STATIONERY A Milestone Paper Company 651.492.6977 sarah@amilestonepaperco.com amilestonepaperco.com Epitome Papers Excelsior, MN 952.777.3620 epitomepapers.com Ginger P. Designs Janesville, MN 507.327.7422 gingerpdesigns.com 95

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STATIONERY Gretchen Berry Design Co. Minneapolis, MN 952.922.5176 gretchenberry.com Meredith Jane Designs Minneapolis, MN 218.259.0765 hello@meredithjanedesigns.com meredithjanedesigns.com Mint for Hue 715.533.0136 hello@mintforhue.com mintforhue.com Mustardstripe 419.234.4449 edana@mustardstripe.com mustardstripe.com Printerette Press Minneapolis, MN 612.568.6841 printerettepress.com

FASHION A + Bé Bridal Minneapolis, MN 612.238.1300 aandbebridalshop.com Bella Rose Bridal Duluth, MN 218.464.5282 bell@bellarosebridalmn.com bellarosebridalmn.com Bridal Accents Couture Burnsville, MN 952.846.4496 bridalaccentscouture.com Christian Lane Bridal Hermantown, MN 218.727.8990 christianlanebridal@gmail.com christianlanebridal.com Flutter Bridal Boutique Minneapolis, MN 612.216.1926 flutterboutique.com Modehaus Bridal by Chelsea Lovett Minneapolis, MN 612.492.1780 modehausbridal.com Moxie Grand Rapids & Hibbing, MN 218.969.6287 Olive and Fern Ely, MN oliveandfern.etsy.com 95

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Posh Bridal Couture Wayzata, MN 952.249.8000 poshmn.com The Wedding Parlour Grand Rapids, MN 218.327.2307 weddingparlourgowns.com The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul, MN 612.492.1780 modehausbridal.com The White Room Minneapolis, MN 612.361.7175 hello@thewhiteroommpls.com thewhiteroommpls.com

JEWELRY Arthur's Jewelry Roseville, MN 651.488.0365 arthursjewelers.com Continental Diamond Minneapolis, MN 952.593.5602 continentaldiamond.com JB Hudson Jewelers Minneapolis, MN 612.338.5950 jbhudson.com Landmark Jewelers St. Paul, MN 651.222.2282 landmarkjewelers.com Mississippi Diamonds Grand Rapids, MN 218.326.6242 nicole@mississippidiamond.com mississippidiamond.com Riddles Jewelry Multiple Locations 800.741.7609 riddlesjewelry.com Sweet & Simple Jewelry kellykramer8@gmail.com sweetsimple.etsy.com

FLORAL Ashley Fox Designs Chaska, MN 952.393.4080 www.ashleyfoxdesigns.com Bella Flora Duluth, MN 218.279.3444 hello@bellafloraduluth.com bellafloraduluth.com

Bloom Designs Baxter, MN 218.330.2867 bloomdesignsmn@gmail.com katekuepers.com Camrose Hill Farm Stillwater, MN 218.330.2867 bloomdesignsmn@gmail.com katekuepers.com Haute Flower Boutique Edina, MN 612.730.1143 hauteflowerboutique.com KD Floral Bemidji, MN 218.444.7673 kdfloral@paulbunyan.net kdfloral.com Love Always Floral Fargo, ND 701.205.8710 hello@lovealwaysfloral.com lovealwaysfloral.com North In Bloom Grand Rapids, MN 218.326.0376 madeline@northinbloom.com northinbloom.com Wisteria Design Studio Minneapolis, MN 612.332.0633 wisteriadesign.com

DÉCOR + RENTAL Apres Event Décor & Tent Rental Minnetonka, MN 952.942.3399 apresparty.com Avant Décor Minneapolis, MN 952.239.0480 avantdecor.net Linen Effects Minneapolis, MN 612.355.2500 lineneffects.com Party Time Rental Brainerd, MN 218.829.6300 rent@partytimerentalmn.com partytimerentalmn.com Party World Baxter, MN 218.828.2127 info@partyworldbrainerd.com partyworldbrainerd.com


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