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Eden Prairie APRIL 2017

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Lifestyle Letter

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eing in my mid-twenties has brought me to my fair share of weddings. I have found that my favorite part of each celebration has been seeing the unique personalities of the couple ingrained within every aspect of their day. A great wedding is a  portrait, carefully designed and curated by the couple to represent who they are and how they love. Each individual feature is an opportunity to emote their story, from the apparel and the food to the music and festivities. Even traditional weddings can be customized to be made distinctly personal.

It has been an absolute joy traveling around Eden Prairie to find the best of the best for the upcoming wedding season. This issue has been in the making since December, and I couldn't be more excited to finally bring it to your coffee tables. We have collaborated with dress boutiques, venues, photographers, drink specialists, stylists and artists to create a one-of-a-kind Eden Prairie wedding guidebook. All local, unique, and without a doubt extraordinary. We hope to spark inspiration through these pages, for those of you planning, for those of you dreaming, and for those of you simply searching for nostalgia.  

APRIL 2017 PUBLISHER

Andrew Stavast | Andrew.Stavast@LifestylePubs.com PUBLICATION DIRECTOR

Mary Abeln | Mary.Abeln@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nora Johnson | Nora.Johnson@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Thomas Paar | Thomas.Paar@LifestylePubs.com Kris Axelson | Kris.Axelson@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Mary Abeln, Katie Hoesley, Sophia Johnson, Kelly Lorenz, C.A. McCarthy, Cindy Mennenga, Alex Ramey CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Maire McMahon

CORPORATE TEAM

Cheers,

| Steven Schowengerdt

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

| Matthew Perry

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR

Nora Johnson , Editor

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| Sara Minor | Janeane Thompson

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| Nicole Sylvester

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EDITORIAL

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EdenPrairieLifestyle.com ON THE COVER Margo Graff PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAIRE MCMAHON

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P.O. Box 12608 Overland Park, KS 66282-3214 Proverbs 3:5-6 Eden Prairie Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of Eden Prairie’s most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Eden Prairie Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


EDEN PRAIRIE OFFICE 952-944-7107

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www.edenprairie.edinarealty.com 18912 Dorenkemper Place, EP| $344,900

Heather Gustafson (612) 207-2589 HeatherGustafson @edinarealty.com

Beautiful end unit townhome in Demand Eden Prairie location. Serene views of nature. Open floor plan, updated kitchen, one level living and main floor laundry. Incredibly spacious lower level complete with bedroom and bath.

8220 W 109th St, Bloomington | $525,000

John Sligh (612) 327-3123 JohnSligh @edinarealty.com

Custom family home in high demand area of West Bloomington. Charming front porch. Private wooded backyard. Open kitchen and family room. Walkout lower level retreat with fieldstone fireplace.

10593 Purdey Road, EP | $1,069,000

Rick Vogelgesang (612) 770-6433 RickVogelgesang @edinarealty.com

LUXURY MODERN FARMHOUSE of your dreams! Open, extremely functional clever floor plan. The Vance Model accommodates today's buyers. High level finishes and attention to every detail.

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This cozy, well-appointed single level walk-out rambler is at the end of a cul-de-sac on a private wooded lot. Main floor living at its finest. An open and bright floor plan designed to seamlessly blend.

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Cristy Willis (952) 356-7585 CristyWillis @edinarealty.com

Norton Homes newest 2 story model located in The Enclave at Old Shady Oak! This expertly thought out and designed family home perfectly combines both traditional and modern elements.

7675 Ridgeview Way, Chan | $629,900

Michele Fazi (952) 239-1359 MicheleFazi @edinarealty.com

Classic elegance meets modern design in this beautiful showcase home. Rich in amenities and detail. This entertainer’s dream features large room sizes, chef’s kitchen, stunning use of stone and granite. Park-like backyard.

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Jack & Deborah Barkley (952) 947-0338 JackandDeborah @edinarealty.com

730 Canterbury Circle, Chanhassen | $370,000

Dave W. Johnson (612) 325-0126 DaveWJohnson @edinarealty.com

Immaculate cul-de-sac home on a private wooded lot. Many recent updates including hardwood floors, new white trim/baseboard, remodeled kitchen with new countertops and backsplash. Fresh exterior and interior paint throughout and much more!

4100 Spring Rd., Spring Park| $595,000

Heidi & Brian Wiessner (952) 200-2229 HeidiWiessner @edinarealty.com

Sun drenched, well-appointed penthouse loft boasts panoramic south, east and west views of Lake Minnetonka. The interior is cohesive and timeless; fitted with exotic cherry hardwood floors, crown molding and cabinetry. An entertainer’s dream condo.

16314 Kruger Lane, EP| 799,900

Jack & Deborah Barkley (952) 947-0338 JackandDeborah @edinarealty.com

Cherry cabinets, beautiful like new cherry floors, cherry built-ins, along with granite, stainless and high quality finishes. A rare 3 Car Garage! Outstanding lower level with large game room, exercise room.

Custom cul-de-sac home with extensive upgrades. Granite, stainless, hardwoods, large lot, 1/2 block to community pool, less than 2 years old. Looks like new. Many other more expensive homes in the neighborhood. Finished lower level with bar, 5th bedroom.

9707 Sky Lane, EP | $975,000

10580 Knight Ave, Waconia | $969,000

Randy Kellogg (612) 240-2924 RandyKellogg @edinarealty.com Form and function go hand-in-hand at the sensational light filled, custom built home on a double lot boasting exceptional family-style kitchen with luxury oil-rubbed bronze appliances. Lavish owner and junior suites. Sport court and fantastic leisure/ recreation.

Randy Kellogg (612) 240-2924 RandyKellogg @edinarealty.com Quite possibly one of the most private and breathtaking settings in Carver County. This exclusive 10 acre retreat boasts southern exposure with views of rolling hills, ponds and wetland reserve owned by the DNR. Authentic elements and exquisite attention to detail.


April 2017

Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Artist’s Palette

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Locals Only

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Renovate & Refine

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Local’s Choice

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Travel Destination

40 DIY

14 Lindsay Miller Photography

Wedding photography with a fusion of classic, modern and a

feeling of being perfectly dreamy

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Parting Thoughts

20 Wedding Venues for Every Taste

Unique venues for your special day in and around Eden Prairie

22 Finding your Dream Dress

Our 2017 Wedding Dress Lookbook at Annika Bridal Boutique

32 It's Official - You are the 'Other' Man

The Father of the Bride/Groom's go-to guide

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Good Times

PROP Empty Bowls 2017

PROP's 6th Annual Empty Bowls took place on February 21st. Throughout the event 800 bowls of soup were served, over 70 volunteers gave their time, and 40 business sponsors gave financial support. PROP Empty Bowls 2017 raised an amazing $49,000!

Ladies Night Out for EPHS RAK

Ladies Night Out to Support the EPHS Random Acts of Kindness Fund (RAK), was held at Piper's Coffee and Burger Bar on February 28th. The event raised funds for the RAK Fund through raffle baskets and cash donations. The RAK Fund supports EPHS students who are experiencing real financial crisis.  

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Easter Joy a poem written by Mark Halla

The picture of Jesus on the cross brings tears to my eyes, I remember the man, whom for us did die, He had created the world with a sweep of His hand, then humbled himself and came to Earth as a man. Created in His image, yet fallen so far, we had turned away from God and we drifted afar. For us he did come, God on Earth, a savior no doubt, a chance for new birth. The gift is free, for all who believe, eternal life for you and for me! Our cross He did bear, my sin and yours, temporarily separated from God the Father, totally abhorred. The same hands that had once sculpted me as clay now bore the marks of sin’s decay! Yet He defeated death, once for all, rising as prophesied three days after the fall. His ministry calls for repentance and faith, acceptance of His love offered freely through grace. His Spirit lives within all who believe, hopefully you and hopefully me! We are called to spread the Good News that “Jesus lives” and evidence with our lives that we are His! You see, the tears I have are not tears of sorrow but rather tears of joy that Christ saved me yesterday, today and tomorrow!

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Good Times

Get Glowing with Associated Skin Care Specialists

Associated Skin Care Specialists, P.A., Eden Prairie Location (18315 Cascade Dr, Suite 150) held a "Get Glowing" event for current & prospective clients. Guests got to learn the latest in laser technology and services available to men and women. Check out TheDermGirls on YouTube and Instagram or visit www.associatedskincare.com

Dance With Courage

Dance with Courage, held at Eden Prairie Center on Feb. 12, was a great success! Dance Arts Centre based in Chanhassen raised an incredible $23,000 for True Friends camps. True Friends is a nonprofit organization offering programs including camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, travel and team building.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

neighborhood groups. Please call 952-949-8463 by Thursday, April 6th for park assignments. Don't miss out on your chance in making Eden Prairie even more beautiful than it already is!

FLOATING EGG HUNT What do you get when you mix fun in the water with Easter? A Floating Egg Hunt. Eden Prairie Community Center is opening up their pool for this holiday event. Have your kids, ages 10 and younger hunt

EP GIVES 2017

for eggs in a swimming pool! Floating Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation presents EP Gives 2017 to

15th from 9:00 AM to noon. The event costs $5 for Community Center

celebrate 36 years of local giving. Join us on Saturday, April 29th from

Members and $7 for Non-members. Family passes are available at

6:00-11:30 PM at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska.

the door for $20. Visit edenprairie.org/communitycenter for details

The fabulous night will include the awarding of grants, a live auction,

and other upcoming events.

Fund-a-Need, and scrumptious desserts. At 8:30 PM the Midwest’s #1 Variety Event Band, The Dap Squad, will perform. Purchase tickets online for EP Gives 2017 at EPCommunityFoundation.org or call Event Chair

CUMMINS FARMHOUSE MARKET AND VINTAGE SALE The Eden Prairie Historical Society invites you to tour the charm-

Mary Mackmiller at (952) 294-0526.

ing Cummins-Phipps-Grill House from April 27th (4:00 to 8:00 PM)

PARK CLEAN-UP DAY

through the 29th (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday).

Grab your work gloves, bring your trash bags and help keep

Shop vintage treasures, antiques, garden items, jewelery, watercolor

Eden Prairie's parks and trail systems clean. Park Clean-Up Day is

art, and other unique finds. The Cummins Farmhouse Market and

on Saturday, April 15th from 8:30 to 11:00 AM. This event is a great

Vintage Sale is free and located at 13600 Pioneer Trail. This is the 4th

opportunity for service organizations, youth organizations and

Annual Sale, so don’t miss out!

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Artist’s Palette

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here’s something indescribably, naturally magical about being with your person, on your day, in your own world - that’s something I learned sitting down with Lindsay Miller, of Lindsay Miller Photography. She specializes in wedding, engagement, family, and otherwise intimate photos, and everything about her ethos gives it away. When asked about her introduction to documentary wedding photography, she says: “The first wedding I shot was my uncle’s, actually -- and I’m a hopeless romantic,” In fact, the creation of her business has always been entwined with family; she started out shooting outdoor scenes, macro photography shots, and portraits in natural light with her sister, Katie. “I started out doing weddings of family members; my sister’s friends. Then people I didn’t know started asking about it.” Lindsay Miller Photography’s style is a fusion of classic with modern, and always dreamy. “Organic is a good word,” she says. “I love natural lighting.” LMP is also known for catching emotionally-charged candid, natural shots. This is, in part, because LMP uses a second shooter, Maire McMahon. Says McMahon: “With a second shooter, we don’t have to worry about missing anything. We can stay in the moment.” “When you get a photo and you see that she has a tear running down her cheek, or the couple is laughing, just being themselves… Those are my favorites,” Miller says. “They’re all about the emotion, about telling the story.” Another perk of having a second shooter? When both halves of the wedding party are getting ready in separate locations. “There are a lot of special little moments you might not be able to get with just one photographer.” Lindsay Miller Photography consistently captures the tiny moments that, when woven together, tell the most beautiful parts of the wedding day narrative that can’t be put into words: the families and friends seeing the bride for the first time, the couple making eye contact, the moment of closeness before a kiss. “Sometimes we need to be like a fly on the wall.” she says. It shows -- her

galleries are full of smiling eyes glassy with tears, couples whispering to one another, and full-body laughs. Another unmistakable hallmark of Lindsay Miller Photography? Natural scenery and woodsy backgrounds. Not only does she capture gorgeous wedding party lineups and coupling shots in supernaturally beautiful outdoor scenes, but in family and engagement portraits that always have their own, unique personality. “It’s all about getting to know the couple.” says Miller. “We learn who they are.” Lindsay Miller Photography does this both with a questionnaire to cover all logistical bases, and by meeting in person to walk through the fine points of priority shots and overall aesthetic. But in the end, Miller says, “Don’t overthink it. Just be with your person.” LMP can cover the rest. While her signature ethereal outdoor photos with the sun low in the sky are breathtaking, her indoor photos lit from above or with sparkling string lights also stun. “I’m not afraid to step outside of my comfort zone. As a photographer, you never stop learning.” Regardless of the location or time of year, Lindsay Miller Photography is certain to capture the most engaging events of your big day: the traditional shots, the artistic angles, and those unplanned and free-spirited moments that are distinctly you. Our takeaway? On your wedding day, be yourself in a place that speaks to your core. Miller: “I want to capture your natural emotions in your natural element.”

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WEDDING VENUES

For Every Taste ARTICLE C.A. MCCARTHY

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hoosing the perfect wedding location is never an easy decision. Thankfully, the ideal setting for almost any couple can be found not far from home. Whether you’re looking for something intimate, rustic, or lavish; indoors or out, you can find it near Eden Prairie.

Each location has their own unique features with room for both a ceremony and reception. For more information, including who to

contact, you can visit their respective websites.

Charming and Beautiful: Garden Room of Eden Prairie features amazing floor to ceiling windows, a charming atrium for hosting a social hour, two outdoor patios, and a remarkably professional and attentive staff. Located within the Eden Prairie City Hall building,

door fire pit are perfect for any size reception.

Rehearsal Dinner Locations:

the site is managed by Mintahoe catering with customizable

When planning a rehearsal or groom’s dinner, Eden Prairie

menus and locally sourced ingredients. To add a theatre or a

is bursting with options for every taste and budget. Each

fantastic ballroom and dance loft to your special day try look-

restaurant features private or semi-private dining with a vast

ing into Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

array of menu options including hor d’oeuvres, family style

Rustic and Elegant:

dining, and traditional entrees. Buca di Beppo offers authentic Italian food for a lively family celebration, while Campiello

The gorgeous Green Acres historic barn was expertly

offers a more intimate setting. For great food, extensive wine

restored with modern features like an elevator and air condi-

lists, and a friendly atmosphere try Tavern 4 & 5, Jake’s City

tioning while maintaining its authenticity. The antique juke-

Grille, Crave, or Wildfire. A short drive away, Jimmy’s and

boxes, old fashioned player pianos, and fireplaces with com-

Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room offer a relaxed, yet refined

fortable seating, make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

atmosphere. For a completely private experience, Jimmy’s

Natural and Organic: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers unique indoor

Kitchen and Bar has the option for a full restaurant buyout.

All Ages Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties:

and outdoor spaces with natural landscape views for any size

With the increase in family-friendly bachelor and bache-

wedding. For the nature-loving couple, the catering company

lorette parties, there are plenty of options in the local area.

uses produce from the on-site garden and serves responsibly

The Paint and Sip night at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar is a

sourced wine. The Arboretum is, committed to using sustain-

great option for a multi-generational bachelorette party. With

able food, water and energy conservation, and reducing their

no painting skills required and beverage options from water

environmental footprint.

to wine, it’s a fun way to celebrate with friends and family of

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wedding tips and ideas. The wrap around deck and out-

all ages. A quick trip down the road to The Chaska Golf Zone is another option. They feature a temperature controlled year-

Bearpath Golf and Country Club features a beauti-

round driving range, various food options, and an impressive

ful ballroom with stunning views of the golf course and

18-hole miniature golf course. It’s a fun place to bring a group

options for everything from a customizable ice sculpture

of any age and size.

to a monogrammed aisle runner. They feature full-ser-

There is a lot to consider when planning an assortment of

vice wedding planning capable of handling every detail.

wedding related functions. With so many meals and outings

Across town, the newly renovated outdoor wedding site

to arrange, the choices can seem overwhelming. But, families

at Olympic Hills Golf Club has a beautiful pond and gar-

large and small, brides and grooms of all ages, can always

den backdrop and the added bonus of a blog containing

look to Eden Prairie.

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Jimmy's Kitchen and Bar

Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Garden Room of Eden Prairie

Garden Room of Eden Prairie

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Garden Room of Eden Prairie

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FINDING YOUR With Annika Bridal Boutique

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hopping for a bridal dress can be a daunting task, and finding the perfect dress sometimes feels impossible. After 10 years in the bridal gown

industry, friends Kate and Annie knew this better than anyone. They also knew that their combined knowledge and experience would make them the perfect bridal boutique owners. In 2016, Annika Bridal Boutique was born. Everything inside the store is curated by the duo of experts. Their gowns range in price, starting at just $1,600, and run the gamut from simple and classic to avant-garde and haute couture. The chic yet cozy aesthetic of their shop makes what is sometimes a stressful, pressured experience into one that is easy and memorable. Annika Bridal Boutique, located at 3940 West 50th street in Edina, puts a glass of champagne in one hand and your dream dress in the other. 

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ARTICLE KATIE HOESLEY PHOTOGRAPHY MAIRE MCMAHON STYLING MARY ABELN AND NORA JOHNSON

Margo Graff wearing Calla Blanche, $3,270

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DREAM DRESS (CON TI N U ED)

Margo Graff wearing Galia Lahav, $9,700 24

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DREAM DRESS (CON TI N U ED)

Christa Delfiacco wearing Marchesa $6,095, Margo Graff wearing Rosa Clara $2,280, Ashley Siebenahler wearing Astrid + Mercedes 2,215, Linda Shin wearing Galia Lahav $7,580 26

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Renovate & Refine

Plant Hope for the Future ARTICLE KELLY LORENZ | PHOTOGRAPHY MAIRE MCMAHON

“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” Theodore Roosevelt

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ave you ever participated in an Arbor Day or Earth Day event? These annual celebrations are designed to inspire us to make a positive difference for our planet Earth. Yet, every ordinary day we are given the opportunity to benefit our environment. We may ask ourselves, “What can I do to help the Earth?” or “Will planting one tree really make a difference?” Benefits that Trees Provide • Vital protection for the Earth’s topsoil from erosion • Oxygen for existence • Homes for wildlife • Building material • Fuel for warmth and energy • Office and school supplies • Shade from the heat of the sun • Beautification of our surroundings • Food for humans and wildlife “To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” Theodore Roosevelt Trees definitely benefit the Earth and we can too by taking action in April.  Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd and Arbor Day will be on April 28th this year.  Both of these national days have a rich history and bring awareness to environmental concerns. For example, Arbor Day was established by J. Sterling Morton, in the state of Nebraska, as a challenge for citizens to plant as many trees as possible in one day.  The citizens accepted

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the challenge and planted an astounding one million trees. This was done in 1892 so imagine how many more trees can be planted in 2017. If each of us plants just one tree this year, the combined total of all people planting trees across our nation would be incredible! When we plant a tree, we plant a “gift” that grows for future generations. It’s fun to get involved planting trees during a local community celebration or at an event in a nearby city or state.  However, rather than traveling far, we can create unique celebrations by gathering together with our family or neighbors. Simple Ways to Celebrate • Plant a tree or another type of plant • Pick up trash in our neighborhood or local park • Start composting at home or through our sanitation provider’s service. • Buy local produce. • Reduce our use of disposable plastic and/or reuse and recycle items. • Teach a child about the value of a tree. • Read a book about the environment. • Have a picnic under a tree or in a park. • Go on a hike in the woods. Whether through education, individual action, or community participation, we can all make a difference this April and throughout the year for our planet Earth. For more from the Mustard Seed visit www.themustardseed.com.


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It’s Official You are the ‘Other’ Man ARTICLE MARY ABELN PHOTOGRAPHY MAIRE MCMAHON

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ather of the Bride and Father of the Groom, two designations you've always looked forward to being. Your son or

daughter's wedding day is one that you've been planning for quite some time. Saving money here and there all while watching the young couple bloom. As the Father you too need to know what your role is, which traditions are being followed to make this day special. Beyond those details, you need to look the part. John Meegan, the owner of Top Shelf in Minneapolis, is the man you need to get to know. A custom tuxedo, dinner jacket, and blazer will go a long way for your child's wedding season. Each piece is custom built for you, fitting your body and your taste perfectly. The array of fabrics, linings, buttons, and finishes are astonishing. But don't be intimidated, John will happily guide you through the process. Beyond your family wedding, you'll get a lifetime of wear from these custom built pieces. Every gentleman needs a new tuxedo, dinner jacket, and blazer. Be sure to visit Top Shelf or topshelfinc.com.

Tips for the Fathers:

After you make sure your wedding clothes are ready to go, ask how you can help with the event.

It is possible you will have a few drinks before the very special toast you're expected to give the bride and groom at the reception, prepare your speech in advance. Jotting a few key points on a note card will assure your confidence when it is your time to speak. A few weeks after the celebration give the note card to the newlyweds to save with their wedding keepsakes.

Make sure to thank all the guests who attended and say goodbye when they leave. Usually, the bride and groom are still dancing when older family members are leaving. Help the newlyweds and say goodbyes for them, so they're not obligated to give up their last hour of fun.

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honeymoon is a wonderful way to kick off married life. If you are fortunate enough to go on your honeymoon soon after the wed-

ding, a luscious escape to the Canadian Rockies might be the perfect trip for you. A time to unwind after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning and the numerous related festivities, a honeymoon getaway for just the two of you will most certainly be a great time to reconnect. Spending some alone time, while also enjoying the amazing outdoors, sightseeing and lingering over romantic candlelight dinners will also be an opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime!

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Travel Destination

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SIGHTSEEING & THE GREAT OUTDOORS

A trip to Banff and Lake Louise is one to be treasured. Lake Louise, known for its emerald waters and astonishing beauty is a must-see. Nothing can prepare you for the awe-inspiring splendor that will consume your senses when you first see Lake Louise. The water. The glacier. The rugged snowcapped peaks. The two of you…what could be more amazing?    With scenery that is truly second to none, you may be challenged to fit in everything you want to do. When faced with so many great options on a vacation, it works best if you approach it as if you will return. Then you can better prioritize and make sure you see and do everything that you really want to do on this trip, reserving some activities for a future visit. You’ll definitely want to do your own research, but some of the things that you may want to consider adding to your to-do list are a visit to the Columbia Ice Fields, the Glacier Skywalk, a helicopter tour or a gondola ride. Certainly, no trip to Banff and Lake Louise would be complete without taking several breathtakingly beautiful hikes. From the amazing mountain vistas, pristine mountain lakes and dancing alpine flowers, hiking in the area promises to reward you with memories for years to come. There are an array of hikes available – from short and relatively easy hikes, to multi-day treks where you can truly immerse yourself in nature. There are also great opportunities for biking, mountain climbing, fishing and horseback riding. The options for outdoor activities are nearly limitless.  DINING & NIGHTLIFE

There are numerous great dining options available in Banff. The area has attracted some of Canada’s best chefs offering an impressive array of cuisine. You can choose from fine dining, steaks, vegan, pizza, Italian, Thai and more. The nightlife in downtown Banff is surprisingly energizing. There are a variety of nightclubs, pubs, and saloons to visit and you could even ride a mechanical bull or enjoy line dancing if you were so inclined!

A LITTLE INDULGENCE

Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage or find time to

soak in a hot tub and bask in a sauna. Go all out and visit Banff Upper Hot Springs, where you can enjoy the therapeutic healing benefits of a soak in the steaming hot mineral-rich spring water. The restorative benefits of self-care will help melt away the many stresses of wedding planning and the newly acquired aching muscles from your many outdoor activities. PLAN AND GO

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MODEL NATALIE ROSE JOHNSON

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Brows:

Using an angled brush and soft matte shadow close to your brow color, lightly feather in color only in sparse areas of your brow for a natural look. This is easiest by starting at

Base:

Apply a moisturizer and eye cream to your clean skin, then add a radiance primer. Using a beauty sponge, apply your favorite foundation in areas where

the base of your brow and flicking your brush in an upward and out motion. For more of a glam defined brow, add in a pencil to further outline your brow. Again, start from the base and line outwards. Using a spole, brush the product upwards and outwards. Add more powder with the angled brush and matte shadow for extra depth.

Eyes:

For a natural look use a flat synthetic brush to apply light colored shimmer shadow all over each of your eyelids. To add extra shimmer, spray the brush

you feel most coverage is desired. Blend

with a setting spray before applying

out the primer using a pressing motion.

your shadow. Define the crease by

Then highlight by using a concealer 1 to

using a matte warm shade with a

2 shades lighter than your natural skin

fluffy soft brush. Apply the shadow

tone. Apply the concealer to the center

back and forth in the crease with tiny

of your face, down your nose, under your

circles to help soften the blend. Finish

eyes, and under your brow bone. Next,

with your favorite mascara.

set the base with a translucent powder

If you are going for a more dra-

using a soft rounded fluffy brush, don’t

matic glam look use a defined shader

forget to set underneath your eyes. For

brush to apply a deeper shade of

a natural look, apply a peach rose toned

your choice of shadow along your

blush along the apples of your cheeks

upper and lower lash line. Blend the

by sweeping in an upward motion. For

same shadow into the outer corner

more of a glam look, apply bronzer to

of your eye into the crease for added

add extra warmth and definition to your

Lips:

depth. Using your fluffy soft brush,

skin. Using an angled brush, apply a

Line your lips using a lipliner close to the natural

soften the darker shadow with a

matte bronzer in the hollows of the

tones of your lips. Then apply your favorite nude

matte warm shadow and blend using

cheek to contour the face. If you want a

lipstick with the liner. Try pairing your lipstick to the

back and forth motion. Finish with

more sculpted look, sweep the bronzer

same tone as your blush for overall balance. For more

lining your eyes with a liquid liner

along your hairline and jawline. Lastly,

of a glam lip, apply a shimmery gloss in the center for

before adding lashes if you desire.

Finish your base with a shimmer high-

more of a plumped pout and a lip liner a shade deeper

Don’t forget to add mascara to lower

light powder followed by a setting spray.

than your choice of lipstick for added definition.

lashline as well!


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Create the perfect signature cocktails for your special event. Both recipes can be made in advance (withhold the ice until ready to serve) in a pitcher. Display the finished cocktails on the bar top with a hand-crafted label to entice your guests. Be sure to have lots of lavender sprigs and wide cut orange rinds on hand. They will make everything smell amazing and the finishing touch for each cocktail ensures your guest feels special.  You can also offer a non-alcoholic version that is just as pretty. Catch up with Mike or Lisa at The Vintage Wine*Spirits*Beer 8971 Crossroads Blvd. Chanhassen for assistance with designing beverages for your event.  

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