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bachelor party | engagement | receptions | rehearsals | showers

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directory of wedding pros 232

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congratulations! Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) is proud to publish this issue of the Perfect Wedding Guide. The professionals included in this guide are all members of TCWA and have signed a Code of Ethics. This is your assurance that you will be helped by true wedding professionals. They are the best in their fields and are well prepared to assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams. Visit us at PerfectWeddingGuide.com for more information and reviews on vendors as well as interactive planning tools. Be sure to “like” The Perfect Wedding Guide of Minnesota on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest to be kept in the loop on the latest ideas and trends. We are always here to help. If you have any questions during your planning journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes from all of us at Twin Cities Wedding Association!

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TWIN CITIES WEDDING ASSOCIATION™

Code of Ethics

Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) and its members acknowledge the need to preserve and encourage fair and equitable business practices and, as a condition of membership, subscribe to a Code of Professional Ethics.

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To this end, TCWA and its members subscribe to this Professional Pledge: I pledge myself to honesty and integrity; to pursue my profession and education so that service to my clients shall be maintained with high standards and practices. I pledge myself to seek and maintain association with fellow TCWA members and with all others who may become a part of my business and professional life in an honorable and cooperative manner. I pledge myself to comply with the standards of TCWA and my colleagues as set forth in this Code of Professional Ethics: ARTICLE 1

I will accurately represent my qualifications and experience in both oral and written communications.

ARTICLE 2

I will act and speak professionally so as not to offend nor bring discredit to the wedding services profession.

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I will be committed to understanding my customer’s needs, approaches and goals in promotion of service and proposal.

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I will share knowledge and professional experience with others.


I will maintain the trust of clients and respect the affairs of clients and other members who may share confidential information.

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I will treat other wedding professionals with professional courtesy and dignity.

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I will provide services in those areas in which I am qualified to serve, taking into consideration available opportunities to develop new services or take on new opportunities. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests forservice, I will make every effort to recommend the services of another qualified TCWA member.

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I will protect the public against fraud or unfair practices and shall attempt to disengage all practices which bring discredit to the wedding industry.

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I will not be party to agreements that unfairly limit or restrain access to the market place by any other wedding professional client, or to the public, based upon race, creed, color, sex, age, physical disability or country of national origin.

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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist EDITORIAL PHOTOS EDITORIAL CONSULTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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12-18 Months Before O Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin leafing through bridal, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design, and food magazines for inspiration. O Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. O Pick your wedding party. As soon as you’re engaged, people will start wondering who’s in the wedding party. O Start the guest list. Make a head count database to use throughout your planning process, with columns for contact info, RSVPs, gifts, and any other relevant information. (Want to keep costs low? It may be brutal, but the best way to do it is to reduce your guest list.) O Hire a planner, if desired. A planner will have relationships with, and insights about vendors. Even if you are only going to be using them for day-of coordination services it is still a great idea to hire them at the beginning of the planning process. O Reserve your date and venues. Decide whether to have separate locations for the ceremony and the reception, factoring in travel time between the two places. O Book your officiant. O Research photographers, bands, florists, and caterers. Keep their contact information in your binder. O Throw an engagement party, if you wish. But remember that your invitees should be on your wedding guest list as well.

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8-12 Months Before O Hire the photographer and the videographer. No need to talk specifics yet, but be sure that the people you hire are open to doing the shots that you want. O Book the entertainment. Attend gigs of potential acts to see how they perform in front of audiences, then reserve your favorite. O Meet caterers. If your wedding venue doesn’t offer its own catering service, look for one now and hire the service. O Purchase a dress. You’ll need to schedule time for at least three fittings. Veil shopping can be postponed for another two to three months. O Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Pick three hotels at different price points close to the reception venue. It’s great to try to get one of the room rates to sit right around $100 if possible. O Start a gift registry with a minimum of three retailers. O Launch a wedding website. Create your personal page through a free provider such as PerfectWeddingGuide.com. Note the date of the wedding, travel information, and accommodations. Then send the link to invitees. O Visit your local men’s formal wear stores and choose the grooms’ and groomsmen’s’ attire.

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6-7 Months Before O Select and purchase invitations. Hire a calligrapher, if desired. Addressing cards is time consuming, so you need to budget accordingly. O Start planning a honeymoon. Make sure that your passports are up-to-date, and schedule doctors’ appointments for any shots you may need. O Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. Allow at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and sized. O Send your guest list to the host of your shower. O Meet with the officiant. Map out the ceremony and confirm that you have all the official documents for the wedding (these vary by county and religion). O Send save-the-date cards. O Reserve structural and electrical necessities. Book portable toilets for outdoor events, extra chairs if you need them, lighting components, and so on. O Book a florist. Florists can serve multiple clients on one day, which is why you can wait a little longer to engage one. Plus, at this point, you’ll be firm on what your wedding palette will be. O Arrange transportation. Consider limos, minibuses, trolleys, and town cars. (But know that low-to-the-ground limos can make entries and exists dicey if you’re wearing a fitted gown.) O Start thinking about shuttle service for your out of town guests- is this a service you would like to provide? If so, start talking with the hotels you have contacted and see if they have any special relationships or deals set up for these services. O Start composing a day-of timeline. Draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance). 10


4-5 Months Before O Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues. Negotiate the cost and the menu. O If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, book that place as well. O Check on the wedding invitations. Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs. O Select and order the cake. Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker. Because why not? O Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown. O Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results. O Choose your music. Are there any must have songs? What about DO NOT play? Listing out these items can really give the DJ great direct in your music preferences. Also start thinking about your: First Dance Song, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Anniversary, and Bridal Party Dance songs.

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3 Months Before O Finalize the menu and flowers. You’ll want to wait until now to see what will be available, since food and flowers are affected by season. O Order favors, if desired. Some safe bets: monogrammed cookies or a treat that represents your city or region. If you’re planning to have welcome baskets for out-of- town guests, plan those now too. Another favor that is always a hit is wine or beer glass take-aways. Think of all the local Minnesota craft brewery options. O Make a list of the people giving toasts. Which loved ones would you like to have speak at the reception? Ask them now. O Finalize the readings. Determine what you would like to have read at the ceremony and whom you wish to do the readings. O Purchase your undergarments. And schedule your second fitting. O Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception. O Order menu cards, if you like, as well as programs. O Purchase the rings. This will give you time for resizing and engraving. O Send your event schedule to the vendors. Giving them a first draft now allow sample time for tweaks and feedback.

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2 Months Before O Touch base again with all the vendors. Make sure any questions you or they have on your first draft proposals have been answered. O Set up your timeline meetings with your wedding planner. O Meet with the photographer. Discuss specific shots, and walk through the locations to note spots that appeal to you. O Review the playlist with the band or DJ. Though you probably won’t be able to dictate every single song played, you should come prepared with a wish list. O Send out the invitations. The rule of thumb: Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at three weeks after the postmark date. O Submit a newspaper wedding announcement. If you’re planning to include a photograph, check the publication’s website. Some have strict rules about how the photo should look. O Enjoy a bachelorette party. Arranging a night out with your girlfriends generally falls to the maid of honor. But if she hasn’t mentioned one to you by now, feel free to ask—for scheduling purposes, of course!—if a celebration is in the works.

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1 Month Before O Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database. Phone people who have not yet responded. O Get your marriage license. The process can take up to six days, but it’s good to give yourself some leeway. If you are changing your name, order several copies. O Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations. O Visit the dressmaker for (with luck!) your last dress fitting. For peace of mind, you may want to schedule a fitting the week of your wedding. You can always cancel the appointment if you try on the dress and it fits perfectly. O Stock the bar. Now that you have a firm head count you can order accordingly. O Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors. O E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles. This gives the chauffeurs ample time to navigate a route. O Assign seating. Draw out table shapes on a layout of the room to help plan place settings. Write the names of female guests on pink sticky notes and the names of male guests on blue sticky notes so you can move people about without resketching the entire setting. O Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts. You’ll present them at the rehearsal dinner. O Write vows, if necessary. Sometimes this process takes more time that you might think! O Get your hair cut and colored, if desired. 14


Two Weeks Before O Give final head count to the caterer and baker. Confirm all set-up instructions and menu items. Also finalize payment at this time. O If you’re having a receiving line, determine the order you want everyone to stand in (i.e. parents, grandparents, important family members, etc). O Prepare your wedding toasts or thanks to friends and family. Hint: Traditionally the best man, maid of honor, and father of the bride give toasts at the reception. If you’re concerned about length, consider setting a time limit for speeches, or have more of them at the rehearsal dinner. O Put together the reception seating plan if you’re having a seated reception meal. Hint: Leave 2 “blank seats” for every 50 guests. This will be for unexpected guests that happen to show up. O Designate someone to collect the wedding gifts/cash brought to the party. Coordinate with this person where they will bring the gifts after the wedding. Hint: This person could also take care of the guest book, since they will be in contact with many guests. O Groom: Get your final haircut. Hint: Don’t get your haircut the day of, you don’t want the disaster haircut in all your pictures. O Fill out escort cards or give typed names to the calligrapher if you’re using one. O Plan any additional night-before activities with friends and/or attendants and proper accommodation for out of town bridal party members. O Designate who (i.e. reception site manager, coordinator, close friend) will meet, greet, and handle each vendor on the wedding day. Hint: Usually your wedding coordinator does this.

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Week of Wedding O Delegate small wedding-day tasks. Choose someone to bustle your dress, someone to carry your things, someone to be in charge of gifts (especially the enveloped sort), someone to hand out tips, and someone to be the point person for each vendor. O Send a timeline to the bridal party. Include every member’s contact information, along with the point people you’ve asked to deal with the vendors if problems arise. O Pick up your dress or make arrangements for a delivery. O Groom: Pick up your tux and try it on in the store before you leave. Don’t wait until the day of to do this! O Call your reception site manager and make sure your vendors all have access to the site when they need it. Confirm final payment at this time. O Distribute final wedding-day directions, schedule, and contact list to all parents, attendants, and vendors. O Confirm delivery locations, times, final payments and arrangement count with florist. O Call transportation providers for a day-of schedule and addresses for pickups on wedding day. Confirm final payment at this time as well. O Confirm location, date, final payment, and time with photographer. O Confirm location, date, final payment, and time with videographer. O Confirm date, location, time, playlist, and final payment with all musicians for the entire day (i.e. live music and DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception).

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O Make a day of schedule for you and your groom. Make sure to include time for hair, make-up, and transportation to and from your beauty appointments and your photo session. O Put final payments and cash tips for vendors in marked envelopes and give to a designated family or friend to distribute on the wedding day. O Put together an overnight bag for your wedding night and designate someone to deliver it to the hotel for you. O Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with someone in case of emergency. O Give seating chart to caterer, location manager, host, and/or wedding coordinator. O Determine any wedding day assignments for members of the wedding party, and make lists/info sheets as needed. O Check in one last time with the photographer. Supply him or her with a list of moments you want captured on film. O Book a spa treatment. Make an appointment for a manicure and a pedicure the day before the wedding. (You might want to get a stress-relieving massage, too.) O Break in your shoes. O Pack for your honeymoon.

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Day Before the Wedding O Arrange for someone to drop off the guest book and pen and other important pieces at the reception site. Hint: This can also be done at rehearsal, if it is in the same location. O Rehearse the ceremony with officiant and wedding party and other important people. O Have fun and relax at your rehearsal dinner! O Pull together your wedding gown, veil, shoes, and stockings and put them all in one, safe place. O Put together a day-of emergency kit. You never know what may happen and it never hurts to be prepared. Give this to a trustworthy guest, such as the mother of the bride, or the maid of honor. O Confirm with those people you expect to give/lead toasts at the reception. O Designate someone to take and freeze the top layer of the wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration. Hint: save some cocktail napkins, programs, place cards, and other mementos too! O If you are going on a honeymoon right away, ask a bridesmaid to pick up your belongings at the hotel after you have left. O If your wedding is in the morning set your alarm! Hint: Arrange for a backup just in case! O Relax, take a bath and get some much-needed sleep (8+ hours!) if you can!

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Day of the Wedding O Most Important: Relax, smile, and enjoy the day! O Eat breakfast and other small meals throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water and use the restroom before the ceremony. O Enjoy your hair and make-up time with friends and family. O Take a moment to thank your parents and tell them you love them. O Set aside a private moment together before or after the ceremony to exchange gifts and a sweet congratulatory kiss (or two). It always makes a great photo opportunity to catch this special moment when you see each other for the first time, either before or after the ceremony.

After the Wedding O Enjoy your new life as newlyweds! O Preserve your bridal bouquet, wedding dress and other wedding mementos, if you are choosing to. Hint: This should be done within 1 week of the wedding. This prevents stains from setting, and keeps flowers as fresh looking as possible. If you are going on your honeymoon right away you may want to give this task to a close friend or family member. O Mail gifts to your parents to thank them for their help and support (if you didn’t give them out at the rehearsal dinner). O Put together an online photo album of wedding photos from friends. Hint: These will most likely be the first photos available, since professional proofs can take weeks. O Send thank you notes for your gifts within eight weeks of your wedding day. 19


Venues + Catering The stage is set. The night is beautiful. As you and your new spouse walk into the room a smile beams across your face. Hand in hand, you stroll past all of your guests and see that all of your details are perfectly in place. As your happiness bubbles over you quickly realize none of this would have been possible without choosing this amazing venue. Selecting your reception venue will be the biggest challenge of the wedding planning process. Take your time in finding the venue that will not only make for breathtaking pictures, but will set the tone for all of your friends and family. Overwhelmingly, when your guests reflect back on your wedding, they will picture your reception. Because of this, you will want to find the perfect venue to express your personalities and make your guests feel as comfortable as possible.

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How to determine the type of reception you want O Do you want the ceremony and reception to be in the same place? O Based on the size of the guest list, what size ceremony/reception site do you need? O Do you have a strong preference towards outdoor/indoor ceremony? O Do you want an elegant reception or more casual? O Do you prefer a Friday night, afternoon, or evening wedding? O Do you want a cocktail hour with a different location/room for dinner? O Do you want appetizers/dessert or a full meal at your reception?

Your reception will be responsible for roughly 35%50% of the cost of the entire wedding. This will include your facility rental fees, catering, and bar service.

O Do you want a live band/DJ at your reception/ ceremony? (You will need adequate space and electricity) O Do you want alcohol at your reception? O Do you want seating for everyone or scattered cocktail tables?

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Questions to ask when selecting your Venue: O What amenities does the site offer? (Changing rooms, bathrooms, dance floor, lighting, entertainment equipment, wheelchair access, picturesque areas, on-site stocked bar, kitchen facilities, coat rooms, etc.) O Is catering available? May we use our own caterer, baker, etc. or must we use a vendor provided by the venue? O What is included and what are the fees that are involved with the venue rental? Have them give you an itemized list. Things that should be included are the following: O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 22

Facility rental fee Cost of catering (at least minimums, final decisions will be made later) Cake cutting fees Floral fees (if using an on-site vendor) Linen and service ware fees (if using an on-site vendor) Beverage fees (this will be a decision dependent on your bar service needs) Bartending fee (usually per bartender) Cost of setup and take down Ceremony fee (if having on-site) Staffing fees Taxes for all services and rentals Minimum rental fee Overtime fees Security fees Permit fees Parking/valet fees Any other services specific to the venue. (Example: animals on site)


O Are there any special restrictions? -Restriction to access of rooms, music level or timeline, smoking, decorations, or flames. If having anything unique discuss this with the venue during this time. (Example: animals on site.) O How many people will comfortably fit in each room? O Is there any dĂŠcor included in the venue rental? O Can any dĂŠcor be removed from the venue? O Are candles allowed? And what is the candle policy? (Completely enclosed flame, etc.)

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Questions to ask when selecting your Caterer: O How long have you been in business? O Can you provide references? O May we have a tasting of the items we choose? O Do you prepare food on-site? O What service styles do you offer? (Buffet, Food Stations, Plated Service, Family Style) O Do you offer a children’s menu? O Have you worked at our reception venue before? O What is the cost per person and what does it include? O Do you provide wait staff? What do they wear?

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Tipping Guide: All tipping can be done at the end of the night. Give this task to a trusted friend or your wedding planner.

O Bar Tenders: 10% of the total bill to split between bar tenders. O Catering Staff: (if NOT included in your event order) 15%-20% O Coat/Restroom Attendant: 50 cents per guest O Valet/Parking Attendants: $1 per car O On-site Wedding Coordinator: $150

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Photography + Video Looking back on your wedding day after the magic has taken place, you flip through your amazing wedding albums and relive your day over and over again. Your day is going to fly by and when you need to recall your incredible evening, you will turn to your wedding album and photos. Photography is not where you should be cutting the budget. Making sure that you have the best photographer that your budget can afford is one of the best ways to ensure your memories will be captured perfectly. The vows... the toasts... your first dance together... these are some of the most important moments that will take place at your wedding. Being able to watch them again and appreciate these experiences is something you will treasure. These special moments will be captured by your photographer but to also see them in real time and watch your day unfold before your eyes (and from your guest’s perspective) is an

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essential part of preserving your wedding day memories. Couples are realizing more and more how critical it is to have a videographer present on their wedding day, not having one to capture your day will truly be your biggest regret if you decide to pass on this vendor. When selecting a photographer and videographer one of the most important things to be aware of is their personality. Does their temperament complement yours? Are they more laid back and calm or do they take charge and command the situation? They will be with you for most of your wedding day and being posed by someone that you are not comfortable around will inevitably end with awkward wedding photos.

Tipping Guide: O Photographer - $150- $250 O Videographer - $150- $250

Your photographer and videographer will be responsible for roughly 15-20% of the budget. This will include your photo/ videographer’s hours on-site, engagement photos, wedding photos and footage that you will purchase and tip to the photo/videographer (and their assistants if applicable)

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Questions to ask when selecting your Photographer and Videographer: O What’s your favorite shooting style? Formal? Relaxed and Creative? Photojournalistic? Candid? O May we see your portfolio or albums of your work? O Were all the photos in these albums taken by the same photographer? O Are you the person that we will be working with personally on our day? If not, can we meet the person who will be? Do you bring an assistant or another photographer with you on our wedding day? O Can we give you a shot list to work from? (This ensures you will be able to get the shots that are important to you.) O How many weddings do you typically shoot in a year? O What types of packages are available? Can they be customized? O How many of these were similar to the size and style of our wedding? O How many other events will you also be capturing that weekend? (This is so you are aware if you are the only event or not. Although, most have no problem shooting multiple events in a weekend.) O What kind of equipment will you bring? Do you have backup equipment available? (Asking this question will also give you a good idea of how much space they will need. This can be an important piece of information to know when they will be shooting the ceremony.)

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Two main questions to ask yourself after the meeting are: O Do I like this person? Can I see myself spending the whole day with them and enjoying myself? O Do I like their work as a wedding photographer/videographer? How is the lighting? Do they frame their work in a way that is appealing to me?

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Fashion + Jewelry You are picturing your amazing wedding dress- well what do you see? High Fashion, Haute Couture, or the phrase heard at every bridal salon, “Simple and Elegant?” We ask you to pose this question to yourself: “What does simple and elegant mean to you?” Does it mean a simple A-line in satin with no beading or a satin bodice with rouching and a billowing full tulle ball gown? When determining your style, you are very lucky because today’s trends really do run the gamut, with something for everybody. Measurements will be taken after you have made your final decision on a gown. Have the gown fitted to your current size, even if you are planning to lose weight before the wedding. It will take several months for the designer to construct your gown once your special order has been placed. After that time, the salon will call you when it arrives.

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Finally, you’re ready for your first fitting, which usually occurs nine to ten weeks before your wedding. However, let the salon know if you need the gown in advance, such as for a formal portrait sitting. At the first fitting, it is very important to bring your accessories and all undergarments so that you can get an idea of how the entire ensemble comes together. Wearing your shoes to the gown fittings will ensure accuracy in measuring to your height, while also giving you a chance to slightly break in your shoes before the ceremony. The average cost of a wedding dress in Minnesota is: $1,500 but can range upwards of $5,500+. Alterations are made between the first and second fittings, so when you go back to try on the gown, the fit will be very close to the final result; minor changes may need to be made while you wait or before the final fitting. The cost of alterations can add a few hundred dollars to the totally cost of the dress depending on exactly what is needed.

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Silhouette Guide Ballgown — For the Princess in you! Fitted at the bodice and a waistline that leads to a full skirt. Flattering on hourglass body types. A-Line — One of the most common shapes. Fitted at the bodice and angles out to the ground (resembles the outline of an A). It is the most universal silhouette because it tends to look great on every body type. Trumpet — Hugs the hips and then flows out in an A-line around mid- thigh. It tastefully accentuates a woman’s shape without being confining. Mermaid — Fits closely to the body to the knees, then flares out to the hem. This style looks good on women with more of a straight shape. Sheath — Usually semi-fitted from top to bottom with a straight skirt with no waist. Can be very flattering on a lot of shapes. Goddess — A new shape that seamstresses use to describe any shape that flows freely from the bust line. Most of the time, this dress has an empire waist so the dress can flow freely. It also complements most body shapes.

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Necklines Strapless — Clean line across the chest. Simple neckline that works great on small busts. Sweetheart — The most common neckline for strapless dresses. Dips in the center with rounded edges like the top of a heart. Looks great on larger bust lines. V-Neck — Very common on dresses with sleeves or halter tops. It can be very dramatic and low, or higher to accentuate the bust line. Looks great on small and large busts, depending on coverage. Scoop — A very basic U-shaped neckline. Completely rounded from shoulder-to-shoulder as if the dress were smiling. This looks great on both small and large bust lines. Boat neck or Bateau — Similar to a scoop neck, this rounded neckline is cut straight from shoulder-toshoulder with a slight dip in the middle. This neckline looks great on small bust lines. Off the Shoulder — Sits below the shoulders and accentuates the shoulders and collar bone. Great for large bust lines. Halter — Straps that wrap around the back of neck. Great for broad shoulders.

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Décor + Rentals Choosing your wedding décor can be one of the most daunting tasks of the overall wedding. The décor that you choose for your wedding day will impact the look of the entire day and all the pictures that follow. It will add style and glamour to the event and will hopefully also bring functionality for those attending. But where do you start? The best questions that you can ask yourself are: What do you want the tone of the event to be (Formal or Casual)? What images are you drawn to when you look at wedding photos (Modern? Rustic? Vintage? Romantic?) What about a color pallet? Do you want to go more traditional? Or play with trend? Another great way to start is to think about your own personal style. How can you bring these ideas to life for your guests?

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Things that will help you make decisions on your dĂŠcor are: the time of year, the overall mood you would like to set, your color scheme, your venue location (lavish country club or hip downtown theater), your ceremony location (a church may have rules you will need to adhere to), number of guests attending, and your budget.

Areas that you will need to think about decorating are: Ceremony: Pews, aisles, main doorways, altar, banisters, windows, ledges, extra tables, bathrooms and any other area in your ceremony space that might look sparse. Reception: Dinner tables, cake table, gift table, escort card table, the bar, guestbook table, bathrooms, buffet table, walls or doorways, banisters, patio areas, chairs, etc. Your dĂŠcor and flowers will be responsible for roughly 12-17% of the budget. This will include rentals, set-up, teardown, delivery fees, and tip.

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Questions to ask when choosing your DĂŠcor Company: O What color linens/overlays do you offer? O Do you rent items such as vases, lighting, candle holders, etc? Is there a specific quantity that I need to rent? O Do you have delivery fees? O What is the damage deposit? O How long have you been in the rental business? O Do you have an emergency staff or after hours contact in case we have issues with the rental equipment? O What time of day do you typically deliver? How far in advance do you deliver to the site? O Where do I put my rental items when we are done? (i.e. linens in bags, chairs on racks, tables folded, etc.) O What is the payment schedule? O Do you have a late fee? O What are the set up/tear down charges? O Can I set up my own dĂŠcor to save money? O What size tent would you recommend for the size of my wedding? O Do you have set-up instructions for tents and other such rental items? 48


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Flowers Choosing your flowers and décor will be one of the more inspired decisions you make while planning your wedding. When trying to choose your colors and theme, flowers can have an influence on what you pick. Vibrantly colored flowers can add a huge impact to any rental space. Be sure to hire a highly regarded professional — a mistake is not something you can afford. Something that can impact your floral budget is the season that you are getting married. If you are dying to have the perfect peonies a part of your amazing day know that the season for these floral is typically May-June. If your wedding is outside of these months you will be paying a premium to have this bloom in your bouquet.

Tipping Guide: O Florist Delivery: $20-$30 O Décor Delivery: $20-$30 (depending on the time, distance, and punctuality)

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Types of flowers that you will need: Personal Flowers: Bridal bouquet & toss bouquet, bridesmaid & maid of honor bouquets, groom’s boutonniere, groomsmen & best man’s boutonnieres, flower girl bouquet or petals, ring bearer boutonniere, parents, grandparents, readers, ushers, soloist, and your officiant. Ceremony Flowers: Pew arrangements, aisle runners, memorial bouquets, chairs, candles, altar or chuppah. Reception Flowers: Centerpieces for the guest tables, entryways, cake table, gift table, guestbook table, bars, bathrooms and anywhere else that needs a pop of color.

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Cakes + Favors Wedding cakes have always been a highlight and a very symbolic piece of weddings. It is also a growing trend to serve other options. Naked Cakes, doughnuts, dessert bars, and mini pies are giving a fresh new perspective to this age-old custom. Figuring out a fun way to finish off the dinner segment of your night can be overwhelming with so many sweet and delicious options. There is no such thing as your “average wedding cake” any more. Cakes can have an array of fillings, flavors, designs, and toppers. From ribbons to fresh flowers, the appearance of your wedding cake can go in several fun directions. If the traditional wedding cake isn’t the route that you are wanting to go, thinking of some trendy buffet ideas might be more your style. Buffets can be a bit more

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cost effective, but only if you’re willing to do the research. Some items that make for great buffets are: macaroons, cake pops, mini pies, candy, popcorn, French pastries, or chocolate dipped treats. Having a mix of these items can be an inviting and eyecatching display, but be careful, if you do it right it will be extremely tempting – especially if there are any little ones that will be a part of your day. Wedding favors will be the last item your guests take away from your wedding. You will want to leave them with something that will remind them of your day but also show your style as a couple. If you have a theme with your wedding this is a great place to embellish on it and go all out. Favors that will get your guests talking will be the ones that they can take home with them and use in their daily life. Some examples of this might be: a personalized candle, spices for their kitchen, a wine glass, custom-made soap, or even a matchbox with your wedding date. Cost for your cake will typically be quoted per piece and can range anywhere from $1.50-upwards of $10 depending on the bakery and the complexity of the design. Selecting multiple flavors and fillings will also increase the price. Another thing to remember with a traditional wedding cake is that many venues will have a cake cutting fee- this will range from $1-$4 per guest. Sometimes venues will give you a break on this cost if you use the in-house baker, or one from their preferred vendor list.

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Questions to ask when selecting your Cake Designer: O How long have you been in business? O Are wedding cakes your specialty? O What other dessert options do you offer? O Can you do custom designed cakes? O What types of icings and flavors of filling do you offer? O What is your baking/decorating process? O How many weddings do you do on an average weekend? O How far in advance are the cakes made? O How do you deliver the cakes? What is the process? O What do your price quotes include? (Delivery charge, top tier decorations, different cake flavors, etc.)

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How to choose the right Favors for your guests: O If it is a casual event feel free to add tons of personality and style to your wedding favors. O Lots of couples like to DIY certain pieces of the wedding- this is a GREAT place to go wild! Think Pinterest, Etsy, and other crafty websites. O What else are you providing at the wedding? Do you already have more food than anyone could ever eat? Then try to avoid an edible favor. O Do you two have a shared passion? Are you the eco-friendly couple? Perhaps a small plant that guests can take home and plant. O Use inspiration boards and visual images to get your creative juices flowing. O Remember: Your wedding favors will remind your guests of your day and can have a lasting impression. What do you want them to physically take away from your day?

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Invitations + Accessories Imagine your wedding guests. Maybe it’s your cousin, your best friend since college or your fiance’s grandmother. Just think of the excitement they will feel when they open their personalized envelope and find a beautiful piece of stationary inside. The colors pop, the attention to detail is evident and they can’t wait to join the celebration. Your wedding invitation will be your guest’s first impression of your event so you will want them to match the look and theme of your wedding. This will not only give them information on the details of your wedding but will give them an understanding of the correct etiquette of dress for your day. If your wedding is a black tie affair remember to stick strictly to etiquette standards, but if you are going for more of a laid back event feel free to let the verbiage show off your silly side.

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Questions to ask when selecting your Invitations: O Do you have a minimum order? Do you create custom designs? What is the fee? O Can you help me with wording ideas? Etiquette? O Am I able to receive a hard proof before I order the entire order? O What are the charges involved? (paper grade/ weight, envelope lettering, fonts, text colors, etc.) O How long will it take to print my items? O Do you have other wedding stationary items? (Thank you cards, table numbers, programs, etc.) O Do you have a bulk order discounted rate? Don’t forget the Day of Stationery items included in this list: O Ceremony Programs O Escort Cards O Wedding Signage (Bar signs, Dessert signs, Buffet signs) O Menu Cards 59


Music + Entertainment The dance floor is lit. The music is incredible. The crowd is celebrating the night away. This is the image that many couples pictures when they think about their wedding night. To ensure your night is the celebration that you are looking for, you will need to be sure to hire the best emcees. Hiring a professional that will be able to compile a great list of songs for your day is critical. This is not an area to pinch your budget. Keeping the dance floor packed it truly a talent and you will want someone who has a lot of experience in this area.

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How to decide between DJ or live music: 1. What type of tone would you like to set for the evening? A. Relaxed, classic vibe with some energy B. Contemporary, classic, exciting, with a lot of energy 2. How much variety in music is important to you? A. A little – very specific range of songs B. A lot! – a wide range of genres and eras 3. What is your budget? A. Very flexible B. Very limited 4. How much space do you have available for entertainment? A. Large space B. Very limited 5. Do you want music to dance to or more of an interactive music portion? A. Interactive – love the concert vibe B. Music to dance to – Electric and Cha-Cha slide, Macarena, the works! Mostly A’s Think about having live music at your reception. Pros for live music are that you get the classic feel and excitement of having a live performance. If you are looking for a specific sound of music, live music is great. Mostly B’s Consider having a DJ at your wedding. DJ’s are typically less expensive and have more variety in the music they can offer. They have tons of dancing songs as well as background music for dinner. They can be as flexible in their playlists as you want. You can also make a “must-play” and “do not play” list for a DJ. Your music will be responsible for roughly 5-10% of the budget. This will include: Your band/DJ, their equipment rentals, any lighting that is a part of the package, mileage and tip. 61


Questions to ask when selecting your Musicians or DJ: O Are you available for my specific date? O Can you play specific songs/or learn them? O What is your specialty? Can and will you play a variety? O How many weddings have you done? O Can you provide me with 3-4 references? O How long have you been in the industry? How long have you played together? O What sets you apart from your competition? O How far in advance do I need to book your service? O What is the deposit? O Do you have extra fees if you work past your designated time? O Do you provide any extra services? Lights, microphones, amps, speakers, etc. O Outdoor ceremony/reception: do you need any specific electrical equipment for outdoors? O How much space will you require? O Live Music: Can we see/hear you perform? O Are you willing to be our announcer/MC for the evening? O Will you accept special requests during the reception 62


Tipping Guide: O DJ: 15-20% depending on how involved and timely your DJ has been. O Band Members: $30- $50 each – depending on how long their set has been. If they are hired through an agency, tipping is a great gesture. Some contracts have tipping included- so be sure to reference your invoice for services to see if this is built-in. This can be done at the end of the night when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse for you.

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Transportation + Valet You have sealed your vows with a kiss and now it is time to celebrate with your guests! Riding in style to your reception is a must. There are many transportation options to fit your vision such as chauffeured limousines, trolleys, classic cars, muscle cars, or even horse-drawn carriage services. How do you pick which is best for your day? Valet Service Most services will require a minimum car amount. Be sure to check into this before you book, since you don’t want to be left with a tab. Most services will have one valet for every 20-25 cars. This can be arranged by your venue or an outside valet service company. You may also want to consider a coat check service for your guests contingent on weather.

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Here are some hints in selecting your Transportation and Valet Services: O Think about the style of the exit you want to have. Is it a more formal affair? Then a limousine filled with your entire bridal party is the way to go. O How many people do you need to transport? When your wedding party is very large you may need more than one limousine. You might also consider a luxury bus. O Transportation companies will need you to book with them for at least 2 hours. So be useful with this time. This is a great opportunity to go take some fun pictures with your wedding party off-site. O Some couples choose to arrange transportation for all guests throughout the day. If you know you are having a lot of out of town guests that are not familiar with the town your wedding will be in this is a service to think about. Sometimes these shuttles can be organized through the hotel where you have a large room block. Otherwise this is something your planner can be helpful with researching for you. O Some ideas to help guests: Make sure you enclose your directions from the ceremony to the reception. This can be a huge help to out- of-town guests that will not know the area. You could also include information for shuttle services and rental companies if you expect many out-of-towners. Your transportation should be responsible for roughly 2% of the budget. This means these fees typically range $400-$800. 65


Questions to ask when selecting your Transportation: O How many years has your company been in business? O Tell me about the vehicles in your fleet? O What is your reservation policy? O What kind of insurance policy do you have for your fleet? O What does that cover? O What type of attire do your drivers wear? O Is gratuity part of the total bill or is this extra? O Are there any restrictions with decorating the cars? (“Just Married� signs, etc.)

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Rehearsal Dinners + Parties At times, the wedding planning process may feel overwhelming. It is important to slow down, soak it all in and remember this is a time for celebration! There are a few checkpoints throughout the year where you are encouraged to take a step away from the planning and just enjoy!

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Engagement Party: What is it? This is a party to help you celebrate and announce to your family and close friends that you are engaged. Usually a smaller scale party, this is a great chance to get everyone together that will have a lot of involvement with the wedding and get to know each other. When should it happen? Typically within the first few months of your engagement. You will want this event to be as far away from the wedding date as possible. Who throws it? Customarily thrown by the bride’s parents or the couple can also throw the party themselves.

Bridal Shower: (These are typically themed, ladies only parties for the gals involved with your wedding but couples showers’ are becoming more and more popular where the men attend as well.)

What is it? History states that the bridal shower was for the bride’s empathetic friends to “shower” her with enough gifts to allow her to set up her new home for her and her husband. This is obviously a very traditional sense of the term and now it is more of a day for girlfriends and family to get together and enjoy. Gifts are still commonly brought for the bride but aren’t always just for her new home. When should it happen? It should happen at least 2-3 weeks before the wedding, but can be as far in advance as the host would like. Normally 2-3 months prior to the wedding. Who throws it? This shower is typically thrown by the Maid of Honor or a close group of friends of the bride. Sometimes the Mother of the Groom likes to get into the action and throw an additional party as well.

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties: What is it? These are thought to be a rite of passage for the bride and groom. These are get- togethers with the members of the wedding party to celebrate their memories together. They tend to get a bad reputation and can cause some friction so it’s a good idea to have a chat about expectations beforehand to avoid any hurt feelings. It is also a growing trend to celebrate these moments together in a combined co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party. When should it happen? Traditionally, this party happened the night before the wedding. Now couples are trying to avoid this trend. It is not the best idea to have this event this close to your wedding as you want to feel your best on your wedding day. A better idea is to have it at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding. Who throws it? For the groom, the Best Man and for the bride, the Maid of Honor. The rest of the wedding party and other friends will usually help as well.

Rehearsal Dinners: Also traditionally called the “Groom’s Dinner” What is it? This is a meal following the wedding rehearsal. This rehearsal includes: your officiant, wedding party members (and their significant others), close family, soloists, and ceremony readers. It is customary to invite everyone who participated in the rehearsal to the celebration to follow. It can also be a nice gesture to invite any guests who are already in from out-of-town as a way to thank them for traveling and entertain them for the evening. Typically this is the time to present your token of appreciation to your wedding party and parents. It is also a good time for extended family and friends to make toasts (there are generally a limited few that will actually take place at your wedding.) When should it happen? This happens the night before your wedding — directly after the wedding rehearsal. Who throws it? The groom’s parents traditionally host this event. 70


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Health + Beauty It is very important to stay healthy during your wedding planning process not only from a physical standpoint, but from an emotional one as well. As you are trying to achieve your amazing bridal glow, always remember that maintaining wellness is of the highest priority. Stress can build up quickly when planning a wedding and understanding that maintaining your emotional well-being will help the planning process leaps and bounds. Remembering the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle is important. Exercising and eating right will keep your body in great shape but may help tremendously with your stress levels as well. Keeping balance with work, family and your bridal life will be a challenge, but know that if you learn how to preserve your sanity this will ensure successful planning for your day.

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Being a beautiful bride can feel like the number one priority for women getting married. Here are some ideas on how to help you achieve your best look for your wedding day: O Visit your stylist early in the planning process. If you will be making changes to your look, they will be able to guide you through that process. O Don’t go too drastic. You will want to look back at your wedding photos and know it was a true reflection of you. O If you will be getting any facials, waxes, or exfoliation treatments be sure to do a trial run with these a few months before your day as you will want to know how your skin may react. O Have your trial updo/make-up appointment at least 2 weeks before your day. This is in case you need to find a replacement stylist if your vision isn’t translating. O Try to make your trial for the day of your bachelorette party or bridal shower. That way, you will be able to show off your fabulous glow that evening. O When you visit your stylist for your trial up-do, bring all of your bridal jewelry and accessories. This is so the stylist won’t have any surprises that she will need to work with on your actual wedding day. Your beauty regimen will be roughly $150-$500+, depending upon if you have weekly/monthly appointments leading up to your wedding day. Typical hair and make-up will average around $200 73


Tips on how to achieve your ideal lifestyle: O Visit with your physician. Ask them questions about what your ideal physical condition would be. Remember not all programs are right for everyone and having help can be the first step to a successful platform of health. O Don’t take on too many changes at once. You want these results to last far into your married life. O Eat healthy fruits and veggies. A good rule of thumb is the more brightly colored they are the better they are for you. O Be active. Everyone is busy, especially when they are planning a wedding. Find time to make a consistent training program in your life. This not only affects the size of your dress, but in the size of your stress! Think restorative Yoga if the stress is really becoming overwhelming!

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Questions to ask when selecting your Hair and Make Up Stylist: O How many weddings have you done? Can I see a portfolio of your work? O What is the total cost and what does that include? Trial sessions, day-of, extra items? O Can you accommodate my bridesmaids as well? O Do you have a group rate? O Do you have a lot of experience with my skin type? What would you recommend for a beauty regimen prior to my wedding? O What happens at the trial? O How long do your services typically take? O Where will the hair/make-up session take place for both trial (typically at the salon) and day-of (on-site where you are getting ready)? O What would happen if you are not available that day? Would there be a replacement from the salon?

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Registry + Gifts Beginning your new life together will be a very exciting transition. Starting with your gift registry — this can be a great time to take dual inventory of what you both own. Look through all of your existing items and see what you would like to bring together. You will also want to reflect on who you are as a couple. Are you adventurous? Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Are you more of a cozy-by-the-fire type? Take these items into consideration when you are registering. Also, you will need to think about the big transitions you may be going through. Will you be moving in the near future? Do you have a smaller apartment that you will be living in? These things should be thought of from a logistics standpoint before you register.

Registry + Gift Photos by Coppersmith Photography

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Hints in creating the perfect Registry: O Register at a minimum of 3 different stores. This way if your guests are from out of town they will most likely have a store nearby. You can also create online registries. O Break registering into multiple days. Trying to get it done all in one day will become overwhelming. Think bedrooms and bathrooms one day, tackle the kitchen department another day. O Register for gifts in all price points. This way your guests can choose a gift they know you will love at a price they can afford. O Be careful not to register for seasonal items. If you are registering nine months ahead of time, they may not have these items when your guests go to purchase them for you. O Have you already built your home together and need some good ideas for an alternative gift registry? Try a honeymoon fund or donations to your favorite charity. O Look for a store that has some perks. Do you get a percentage off of the items not purchased (usually between 10-15%)? This incentive is often found with the larger retailers. Remember to update your registry over the course of planning. With bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and wedding gifts your list will need to be replenished as items are purchased. Do this at least 2 times: once about a month before you wedding day and then the second about two weeks before your day.

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Travel + Accommodations Honeymoon: just the mention of the word brings images of champagne breakfasts for two, lazy afternoons in the sun and candlelight dinners. After all the work you put into planning your wedding day, you can now enjoy a wonderful vacation together. Whether it’s sipping mimosas on the beach or hiking through the Apennines in Italy, the relaxation that you will feel will be unlike any other escape you have experienced and will be one of the most unforgettable vacations that you and your spouse will take together. One of the best ways to ensure that your trip will go as planned is to be as prepared as possible.

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Here are some things that you will need to keep in mind as you are planning your Honeymoon: O Get travel insurance: If anything happens you will be prepared and won’t lose any of the deposits that you have made. O Make sure that you have all the travel documentation that you will need. This can include a passport, driver’s license, and birth certificate. Be sure to check with your travel agency or airline for the exact documentation you will need. O Be sure to read up on current travel rules: This can be one of the most frustrating pieces of traveling. Knowing ahead of time what you will be dealing with can save a few headaches. O Reconfirm your itinerary with the airline and make sure you have transportation to the airport. O Be early: Having to rush around and feel stressed is not something that should be a part of your honeymoon. Give yourself plenty of time. You will enjoy this adventure together even more when you don’t feel rushed. O This is not the time to go for the “cheap hotel.” Splurging on some luxuries is a must on your honeymoon. What will play a large role in the cost of your honeymoon is both the location that you choose and the flight/ transportation to get there. The average cost of a honeymoon is about $5,000. It is very common for couples to save up and go on a honeymoon near their first anniversary as well. 79


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Real Weddings

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The photographer described it best by saying this event was a glamorous barn wedding. From the gold accents to the twinkle lights, Rachel and Paul’s wedding had every ounce of glam mixed in the rustic backdrop. The Attire: The bridesmaids were dressed in beautiful pale pink chiffon gowns, while the groomsmen all looked dapper in suits from Men’s Wearhouse. As an added touch, the bride attached her grandmother’s brooch to her bridal bouquet. The Scene: Rachel and Paul exchanged vows in front of several family and friends on that June 26th afternoon. As the ceremony drew to an end, the Oklahoma skies delivered one incredible sunset before the couple and their guests entered the reception space.

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Venue: Southwind Hills Barn Photographer: Sarah Libby Photography Jewelry: BC Clark Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique of Norman DJ: M & M Productions Caterer: Southwind Hills 96

Invitations: Touies Design Videographer: Gray Matter Films Cake: Amy Cakes Floral Design: Southwind Hills


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choose to tie the knot away from home and the trend is only growing. Although planning a wedding from afar may seem like a headache, we’re here to tell you that may not always be the case!

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While all venues are beautiful, there’s nothing like having your wedding pictures taken in a unique locale. Somewhere that sparks conversation above and beyond “hey I’ve been to a million weddings there!

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Your mom wants to invite your great-aunt twice removed and your in-laws are insisting that you invite a step-cousin’s wife’s sister. Before you reach for that second glass of wine, take a second and consider the ease of planning a destination wedding and the smaller guest list that comes with it.

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At some point in the planning process, every bride wakes up in a cold sweat from a nightmare about bridesmaid dresses. Will everyone like them? Does the color match the napkins? Will they truly get to wear them again? Destination weddings typically mean a smaller wedding party, which means fewer decisions (or nightmares!) for you in the fashion department.

You’re already there! Quite literally, your honeymoon will start the second you step away from your reception. Spend your wedding night walking on the beach or taking in some nightlife - there’s no need to stress about transportation back to the hotel and preparing for your impending honeymoon trip. Let’s also not forget that many wedding destinations have great deals on wedding and honeymoon packages!

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Signature drinks are a fun and easy way to give your wedding a dash of individuality. As this option tends to be more budget friendly than others, more and more couples are now opting to skip the full bar altogether and instead showcase his or hers signature cocktails.

These are Something New for I Do’s top reasons to love signature drinks: Signature drinks help tie in your theme and add a trendy flare.

If your wedding is focused on a color palette rather than a theme, a great way to bring your palette full circle is selecting drinks by color, using glassware or garnishes that compliment your color choices. If you are having a brunch time wedding, consider having a bacon infused Bloody Mary served in a seasoned rimmed mason jar.

Choosing a signature drink over a full bar can help you save tremendously.

A well thought out bar with one or two signature drink options is a lot more cost effective than a fully stocked bar. Aside from the cost of liquor liability insurance and whatever fees your venue requires for bar service or BYOB packages, costs can quickly add up. When you opt for one or several cocktails, you’ll notice that you budget goes much further.

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What do you envision when you think of your wedding day flowers? A beautiful arrangement of centerpieces filled with gorgeous fresh flowers that have a subtle aroma that set the perfect mood. Perhaps you see your bridesmaids carrying a bouquet filled with peonies and hydrangeas. One question you may not have asked yourself is if you should substitute fresh flowers for paper ones. Now don’t shake your head just yet. We have looked around every corner of the internet to find some pretty fabulous paper flower options that may have you changing your mind. But before we jump into all that beauty, we have made a list to help you better decide which type of flower you should use.

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When planning the wedding of your dreams, you can find experienced, professional assistance at Richfield Flowers and Events. We specialize in attention to every detail, creating perfect wedding bouquets, flowers for your ceremony and reception decor. We offer a splendid choice of ceiling treatments, lighting, candelabras and vases. Richfield Flowers and Events can assist you in creating the perfect combination of flowers for a day to remember forever. 612-866-8416 3209 Terminal Drive, Studio 300 • Eagan, MN 55121 www.richfieldflowers.com info@richfieldflowers.com 156


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Heartstrings Bridal is a boutique in downtown Hopkins that has been helping brides find beautiful wedding apparel since 2001. Our wide range of products include bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos and suits, accessories, chair cover rentals, and much more. When you come in our non-commissioned consultants will help you from “Yes” to “I do”. We are looking forward to getting to meet you and your wedding party!

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In the heart of historic downtown Stillwater, OUR SHOP BRIDAL is the perfect shop to bring your friends and family to find your dream dress! Our staff values customer service and the uniqueness of each bride who walks through our door. We could go on, but our selection and service have been speaking for themselves for decades. From traditional to contemporary, Our Shop Bridal is the best shop for brides.

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SAVVI FORMALWEAR

Savvi Formalwear is the Twin Cities’ leading provider of men’s formalwear. We feature an unparallel selection of colors from all leading dress designers, as well as, slim fit, modern fit, and traditional fit garments. We carry exclusive merchandise from Michael Kors, Allure Men and others so you’ll always find the styles you’re looking for. Plus, with over 350 stores coast-to-coast you can easily accommodate all members of your party. 800-Nice-Tux Twin Cities Metro Area, MN savviformalwear.com Info@savviminnesota.com 165


WEDDING SHOPPE, INC.

The Wedding Shoppe has been making dreams come true for over 35 years. Our extensive collection of designer bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, formal wear, and more is unmatched. Discover exclusive collections you can’t find anywhere else, including the ‘easy to love’ and affordable line of gowns from Kennedy Blue. Shop online or visit our store! We can’t wait to help you find ‘Exactly what you’ve been looking for.’ 651-298-1144 1196 Grand Ave. South • St. Paul 55105 WeddingShoppeInc.com info@WeddingShoppeInc.com 166


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KRISTINA DESIGNZ

Set your special day apart with custom wedding stationery. Tell me what your dream is and I will design it. My goal is to help you create a unique and personalized look for your wedding. I look forward to helping you design for your special day! Contact me today to set up your free consultation.

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ADAGIO DJAY ENTERTAINMENT

At Adagio, our goal is to assist you in creating an atmosphere that will make your guests feel welcome and involved without making the DJ the focus. We are known for our tasteful and subtle approach as well as our exceptional attention to detail and award winning customer service. We are highly recommended by the area’s best venues, wedding planners, and other professionals in the industry.

651-437-3344 413 Wacouta Street, Suite 100 • Saint Paul 55101 www.adagiodj.com info@adagiodj.com 172


BELLAGALA

Every couple deserves a wedding dance that their guests will be raving about for months. Bellagala’s professional DJs specialize in delivering that perfect first dance and keeping your guests dancing all night long. Our DJ service is tailored to suit your needs to ensure that you have the wedding celebration of your dreams. Bellagala seeks personable and professional DJs with a love of music to join our team.

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CINEMA BALLROOM

Cinema Ballroom is the Twin Cities’ premier ballroom and Latin dance studio. We are open 7 days a week providing both dance classes and private lessons. Choreograph your first dance as husband and wife, perform with your entire wedding party, take private lessons with your wedding party or simply learn to dance at your reception. Our dance instructors are certified to teach dance and will help make your wedding special. 651-699-5910 1560 St. Clair Avenue • St. Paul 55105 www.cinemaballroom.com info@cinemaballroom.com 174


COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

Complete is a fun company that provides Photography, DJ, Video, Photo Booth, and Lighting services for weddings and events. Complete helps coordinate a plan, shoot great photos, capture compelling video, and provide the perfect soundtrack for the day. We do it with heart, feeling, emotion and the perfect amount of cleverness.

651-455-7244 222 Concord Exchange N, Suite 4 • St. Paul 55075 www.Completemn.com info@completemn.com 175


MARSH PRODUCTIONS

From bands to DJ’s Marsh Productions can help you with your entertainment needs. Your guests will be raving about the entertainment well after your wedding. Marsh has been honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Minnesota Rock and Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s important to book your entertainment early so give Marsh a call today! 952-922-1800 3926 Sunset Blvd • St. Louis Park, MN 55416 marshproductions.com marsh@marshproductions.com 176


THE R FACTOR

Create a memorable social or corporate event with experienced professional entertainers who cater to every musical detail. Let The R Factor create music and theme shows to complement any occasion. Enjoy the remarkable voices of our four singers and eight-piece band, which include a three-piece horn section, a four-piece rhythm section and one violin.

952-922-1800 3926 Sunset Blvd. • St. Louis Park, MN 55416 therfactor.com therfactor@mac.com 177


ROCK IT MAN ENTERTAINMENT & DUELING PIANOS Our engaging Dueling Piano Shows are the perfect alternative to traditional wedding entertainment: a unique combination of live music, audience interaction, and improv comedy. Sing, dance, and laugh the night away as our world-class musicians perform your song requests from the 1940s to today. Make your wedding an unforgettable blast! 651-214-2197 Minneapolis & St. Paul www.rockitmanentertainment.com jon@rockitmanentertainment.com

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BELLAGALA

We believe people look their best when they are comfortable in front of the camera. We document weddings as they unfold naturally, combining our skill and photographic expertise with our passion for capturing love stories. Our photographers have a photojournalistic base, but have their own style and skill set unique to each of them. Work with some of the best and most passionate photographers in the industry!

651-227-1202 255 East 6th St., Sixth Floor • St. Paul, MN 55101 www.bellagala.com info@bellagala.com 180


GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO

George Street Photo and Video’s photojournalistic style and trained team of experts are the signature behind the breathtaking images we create for you. We employ only the best photographers - passionate, contemporary artists who have made a career of framing and capturing the natural beauty of emotional moments. It will be this collection of moments that expresses the true spirit and story of your wedding.

866-831-4103 Minneapolis www.georgestreetphoto.com info@georgestreetphoto.com 181


STUDIO 220 PHOTOGRAPHY

“As soon as I looked through Studio 220’s pictures, I knew they were going to be my wedding photographers - I was in love with the quality and their pricing. From start to finish, it was such an easy and enjoyable process... the pictures were AMAZING. I have referred many friends to Studio 220 and will continue to do so!” - K & H Reeder - July 20th

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MICHAEL ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY Michael & Joannie Anderson were inducted into The Knot “Hall of Fame” in 2015. Selected by brides as The Knot “Best of Weddings” in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2008. Select members of the “Best of Wedding Photography.” An invitation only group of the world’s finest wedding image creators.

763-785-1177 8350 Eastwood Road • Mounds View 55112 adesignerportraits.com Michael@adesignerportraits.com

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301ONMAIN EVENT CENTER

“A Moment in Time - A Place of Elegance”. Let our professional staff help make your wedding reception exceptional. Our contemporary venue features hardwood flooring throughout the ballroom, elegant ceiling drapery, controlled LED lighting and a full stage-all on one level. Capacity of 500 guests with free on-site parking. We offer complete in-house catering, bar and decor services to make your celebration worry free. 612-379-1956 301 Main Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 ukrainianeventcenter.com info@ukrainianeventcenter.com 185


A’BULAE

The first and only venue of its kind. This beautiful loft-style space provides an experience like no other. Rooftop ceremonies, panoramic skyline views, floor-to-ceiling windows, bride’s room, groom’s room, game room, and more! Integrated light, sound, and digital technology offers you endless ways to personalize the space. The high-end furnishings combined with award-winning food will engage and delight everyone! 651-788-9818 255 East 6th Str., Sixth Floor • St. Paul, MN 55101 www.abulae.com info@abulae.com 186


AL AND ALMA’S SUPPER CLUB AND CHARTER CRUISES

Twin Cities’ most unique and unforgettable wedding event venue! Surround yourself and your guests with one of Minnesota’s renowned natural treasures…Lake Minnetonka. Our magnificent, award-winning custom yachts are built to surround your guests in luxury with unmatched views of Lake Minnetonka’s beautiful islands, and shoreline. Exceptional food and personalized service will be the cornerstone of your event’s success! 952-472-3098 5201 Piper Road • Mound, MN 55364 www.AlandAlmas.com cruises@al-almas.com 187


ATLAS GRILL & CLUBROOM

When life’s special moments turn into celebrations, look to Atlas Grill. With a modern take on classic Mediterranean cuisine, we’ll make your event memorable. Our entire menu is made from scratch in our kitchen with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Offering plated dinners, buffets, or Atlas’ platter style service. Wedding, corporate event or small gathering, the friendly staff at Atlas will handle every detail.

612-338-4700 200 South 6th Street • Minneapolis atlasgrillcatering.com ken@atlastgrill.com 188


BAYVIEW EVENT CENTER

BayView’s beautiful two-level event center over looks 400 feet of Lake Minnetonka lakeshore.The Minnetonka Ballroom is a slice of lakeside rustic featuring a 24’ timber cathedral ceiling with skylight, 20’ natural stone fireplace, and panoramic second level view overlooking Excelsior Bay, BayView’s lakeside gardens, and pier.The Lower Lake Room also features a panoramic lakeview, subtle nautical accents, floor to ceiling windows, and French doors that open onto a charming Lakeside Patio. Add to this BayView’s exceptional culinary staff and your wedding dreams will become reality. 952-470-VIEW (8439) 687 Excelsior Blvd. • Excelsior, MN 55331 www.bayviewevent.com sales@bayviewevent.com 189


CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES

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Take center stage and say ’I do’ at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! In addition to a unique, one-of-a-kind setting, we offer quality service and a delicious, varied menu at exceptional prices. Whether planning a casual rehearsal dinner for 20 or a formal wedding ceremony and reception for 300, our experienced event staff will ‘set the stage’ on your big day! Ask about our all-inclusive package for 150 guests starting at just $9,000! 952-934-1524 501 West 78th Street • Chanhassen, MN www.chanhassendt.com eventsales@chanhassendt.com 190


COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY

Celebrate your special day in a breathtaking garden and your reception overlooking stunning views of the gardens, zoo grounds, and Como Park. The spectacular beauty and elegance of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory combined with the dramatic reception setting allow you to host your entire wedding at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

651-487-8282 1225 Estabrook Drive • St. Paul, MN 55103 www.lancercatering.com comozoosales@lancercatering.com 191


CROWNE PLAZA AIRE

Everyone deserves a ‘crowne’ for their Wedding Day! At Crowne Plaza Aire - MSP/ Mall of America, we help plan every last detail to create your fairytale day. Our Wedding Specialists give you full access to our preferred vendors who help you put the finishing touches on the vision you always dreamed of. Enjoy full family accommodations in our Presidential Suite to a private Whirlpool Suite for the Bride & Groom.

952-876-8655 3 Appletree Square • Bloomington, MN www.crowneplazaaire.com sales@crowneplazaaire.com 192


WEDDINGS AT EDINBURGH USA

Edinburgh USA is the perfect setting for the elegant and classic wedding reception. This graceful Scottish manor provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding celebration. From a grand, elegant ballroom to an intimate, more private terrace, Edinburgh USA’s distinct charm offers both beauty and grace.

763-315-8516 8700 Edinbrook Crossing • Brooklyn Park, 55443 www.lancercatering.com edinburghsales@lancercatering.com 193


EMBASSY SUITES ST. PAUL

The Embassy Suites in St. Paul, MN is known for its beauty and Historic Charm. Nestled in the heart of Downtown which was recently voted the “Best romantic Getaway in the United States” by USA Today it is the perfect place for your special event! Our two unique reception spaces are perfect for your event and our attentive and detailed staff will make sure everything is flawless.

651-379-5061 175 East 10th Street • St. Paul 55101 www.embassystpaul.com timothy.herme@hilton.com 194


EMBASSY SUITES MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT

With our garden atrium, our traditional ballrooms, and our all-suite hotel, the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport has got you covered. Your wedding day needs to be perfect. That’s why we make your planning easy and stress-free by offering all-inclusive wedding packages. We make sure all the details are taken care of while you enjoy the wedding of your dreams!

952-960-5111 7901 34th Avenue South • Bloomington, MN 55425 www.embassyweddings.com info@theperfectweddingmn.com 195


ENVISION CATERING AND HOSPITALITY

Since 1940, Prom Catering has been skillfully preparing and presenting delicious food at events across the Twin Cities. We are proud of our long and successful history and are excited to bring that experience and exuberance for hospitality to our next chapter. Prom Catering is now Envision Catering & Hospitality and Envision Event Center. Backed by 75 years of experience, if you can envision it, we can create it.

651-501-8191 484 Inwood Ave. North • Oakdale, MN 55128 www.envisioncatering.com info@envisioncatering.com 196


GOLDEN OAK FARM

Unique venue featuring our antique barn, luxury villa and guesthouse, pavilion and grounds for the day or entire weekend to celebrate your wedding. Enjoy family and friends in an intimate and relaxed setting, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and wooded creeks.

612-812-4757 5135 Lonsdale Blvd. • Webster, MN 55088 thegoldenoakfarm.com goldenoakfarm@yahoo.com 197


HILTON MINNEAPOLIS

Toast your new beginnings in a unique social space that blends elegance with distinctive character. Floor to ceiling windows, a built-in bar and private outdoor patio make the Gallery one of the city’s most enchanting venues; an ideal home for your special day! Wedding Packages Available.

612-376-1000 1001 Marquette Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55403 www.minneapolis.hilton.com 198


HISTORIC JOHN P FURBER FARM

We provide a wedding just for you: • Seating capacity up to 500 for ceremony and reception • Space for an outdoor and indoor ceremony • Large Bridal and Grooms suites attached with AC and heat • Main level bathrooms attached with AC and heat (handicap accessible) • Open year round with heated barn (main floor handicap accessible) • Onsite parking 651-336-4421 7310 Lamar Ave. South • Cottage Grove, MN 55016 JohnPFurberFarm.com Info@JohnPFurberFarm.com 199


HYATT REGENCY BLOOMINGTON

Choose from amazing indoor and outdoor wedding venues, award-winning catering and accommodations that will take your breath away! On-site planners will help every step of the way, from the wedding shower and rehearsal dinner, to the moment you say, “I do.” Our elegant and contemporary designs will make sure your dream wedding looks as perfect as it feels. Contact one of our planners today to start planning your big day! 952-922-1234 3200 East 81st Street • Bloomington, MN 55425 hyattregencybloomington.com regencybloomington@hyatt.com 200


MEET MINNEAPOLIS

Get started with the wedding expert at Meet Minneapolis. No need to dial dozens of unique venues or fabulous hotels. We’ll let the vendors know you’re getting married and they’ll contact YOU regarding your big day. Businesses will compete for your wedding with great rates for you and your out-of-town guests. Mandy provides couples like you with the best planning services offered in the city. And she does it for free. 612-767-8104 250 Marquette Avenue South #1300 • Minneapolis, MN 55401 www.minneapolis.org/weddings mandys@minneapolis.org 201


MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT MARRIOTT

Our certified wedding planner believes your special day should be all about you! Our luscious outdoor courtyards lend a romantic backdrop for unique wedding pictures, ceremonies, and outdoor receptions. The Grand Ballroom offers elegant space accommodating up to 450, and the Junior Ballroom can accommodate up to 150.

952-854-7441 2020 American Blvd East • Bloomington www.marriott.com/mspmn MSPMN@marriottsales.com 202


MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT WEST

Come enjoy our luxurious renewal at the Minneapolis Marriott West. The new, modern design provides an intimate and stunning setting for your special day. Our certified wedding planner will orchestrate an experience that is uniquely yours with artistic culinary contributions from our chef and personalized hospitality furnished by our exceptional service team. We look forward to hearing from you.

952-544-4400 9960 Wayzata Boulevard • St. Louis Park, MN 55426 www.MarriottMinneapolisWest.com MarriottWestRequest@csmcorp.net 203


MINNESOTA ZOO

Say ‘I Do’ at the Zoo! The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form an enchanting and unique backdrop for your special day. We feature a number of distinctive, private locations for your ceremony, social hour and reception. By hosting your event at the Zoo, you can celebrate more and worry less. We will ensure your big day is flawless.

952-431-9200 13000 Zoo Blvd. • Apple Valley, MN 55124 www.mnzoo.org parties@mnzoo.org 204


MISSION AMERICAN KITCHEN & BAR

Urban energy meets style and comfort at our contemporary American restaurant, located in the beautiful IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis. Floor to ceiling windows, intimate plush seating, exceptional service and an extensive wine collection make Mission the perfect dining locale. Well-crafted flavor combinations break the mold of traditional restaurants. Fresh seafood, flavorful salads and all natural meats are just a glimpse of what you can expect at our award-winning restaurant. 612-339-1000 77 South 7th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55402 www.missionamerican.com events@missionamerican.com 205


OAK RIDGE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Whatever your dream is for an extraordinary event, Oak Ridge offers a spectacular venue with stunning ceremony and reception locations. We have beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for your memorable occasion. Nestled in 130 scenic acres on Lake McKnight, it’s a perfect setting for your special day.

952.368.1419 1 Oak Ridge Drive • Chaska, MN 55318 www.oakridgeminneapolis.com 206


PARADISE CHARTER CRUISES & MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN

Providing the perfect views on beautiful Lake Minnetonka or the Mississippi River. Our luxurious fleet is ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal parties and more!

952-474-8058 Port of Bohemian Flats Park, Mississippi River Port of Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka twincitiescruises.com inquiries@twincitiescruises.com 207


PROFILE EVENT CENTER

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The Profile Event Center’s two halls feature separate outdoor patios, private bridal suites, hardwood dance floors, gorgeous high tech dance lighting, chiffon draping backlit with intelligent lighting for customized reception colors, state of the art sound systems, digital video cameras with closed circuit television functionality, and original modern artwork. Beyond ordinary, extraordinary.

612-331-5000 2630 University Ave. SE • Minneapolis www.profileeventcenter.com info@profileeventcenter.com 208


RAMADA PLAZA MINNEAPOLIS

Whether you want a small, intimate courtyard ceremony or a big party in one of our ballrooms, your special day will be beautiful and unique to you. You and your guests are our priority, and our personalized wedding specialists are here to help you every step of the way. You’re not average, and your wedding shouldn’t be either. Reserve your wedding reception with us today at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis.

612-455-6324 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 www.RamadaPlazaMpls.com info@ramadaplazampls.com 209


RIVER OAKS GOLF COURSE

Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, River Oaks offers a stunning banquet facility with views of the Mississippi River. We have many different wedding packages available to help make the planning of your special day effortless. Our professional staff will exceed your every wedding detail and provide memories to last a lifetime.

651-438-3627 ext. 4 11099 S Hwy 61 • Cottage Grove, MN 55016 riveroaksweddings.com sue@riveroaksmunigolf.com 210


RUSH CREEK GOLF CLUB

From your first visit to the picturesque setting of Rush Creek, our team will guide you through every detail to make your special day the perfect memory. We will entertain your thoughts before we entertain your guests and bring your event to life with personalized service and delightful cuisine. The experience and commitment of our staff enables us to cater everything from hors d’oeuvre receptions to formal dinners.

763-494-0400 7801 County Road 101 • Maple Grove, MN 553114 www.rushcreek.com Lisa@rushcreek.com 211


SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

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Weddings at Science Museum of Minnesota You have found the perfect mate; now celebrate your chemistry by hosting your wedding reception at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Enjoy stunning panoramic river views of the St. Paul skyline. With the Twin Cities’ largest outdoor terrace overlooking the Mississippi River, the Science Museum is an exquisite backdrop for your special day. 651-221-2550 120 West Kellogg Blvd. • St. Paul 55102 www.smm.org/rentals rental@smm.org 212


ST. PETERSBURG EVENT CENTER

Our unique facility is perfect for your dream wedding. You will be wowed by our stunning dÊcor, large dance floor and huge stage. Enjoy American or European cuisine in a sit-down dinner or buffet. With all of our services, you can plan everything you need in one appointment. Seats up to 200 guests; free parking. Just ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Schedule an appointment and let us take your breath away! 763-587-1787 3610 France Ave. • Robbinsdale, MN 55422 www.myvodkabar.com stpetersburgvodkabar@gmail.com 213


SUMMIT CHALET AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS

Sitting high atop Moose Mountain in Lutsen, MN wedding guests arrive by Mountain Tram, a scenic ride to the Summit Chalet. Breathtaking views of Lake Superior greet the guests for a “wow factor” beyond compare. At this one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor venue, the outdoor ceremony takes place on the deck overlooking Lake Superior, and the inside of the chalet is set up for the reception, dinner and dance.

218-406-1377 467 Ski Hill Road • Lutsen 55612 www.summitchaletweddings.com weddings@lutsen.com 214


SUPERIOR SHORES RESORT

Relax and enjoy your destination wedding on Lake Superior’s North Shore! Lakeside ceremony site, full service catering and banquet facilities are just some of the splendor Superior Shores has to offer. Our ballroom boasts a north woods ambiance, sweeping views, and opens up to our outdoor terrace and pebble beach beyond. Superior Shores offers a wide variety of lodging accommodations and year round honeymoon packages. Saying your “I do’s” on our idyllic shoreline will be an experience you and your guests will never forget! 800-242-1988 1521 Superior Shores Drive • Two Harbors, 55616 www.superiorshores.com jenna@superiorshores.com 215


THE FOUNTAIN ROOM-THE LUMBER EXCHANGE

Step inside the historic Lumber Exchange Building in the heart of downtown Minneapolis to find a hidden jewel encased in marble staircases, brass and glass chandeliers, a fountain and a large skylight. Four pools trickle into the exposed brick-and-glass fountain in the center of the space, the century-old lamps adding romantic ambiance.

612-843-2575 10 South 5th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55402 eventsbyempireentertainment.com info@thefountainroommpls.com 216


THE OUTING LODGE

Imagine a turn of the century Georgian home in the countryside, surrounded by green lawns and gardens - a la Jane Austen’s novels. Five minutes from downtown Stillwater, the Outing Lodge is a historic location for a romantic celebration. When you and your guests ‘move’ to the Outing Lodge, everything will naturally follow: rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, dinner feast, and more. All will happen as if written for you. 651-439-9747 11661 Myeron Road N • Stillwater, MN www.outinglodge.com info@outinglodge.com 217


THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT

Spectacular vistas including gardens, woodlands, meadows and lakes. NEW Hyland Hills Chalet, Bloomington. Other popular locations - Noerenberg Gardens on Lake Minnetonka; Elm Creek Chalet, Maple Grove; Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista; The Landing, Shakopee; and Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. We look forward to assisting you.

763-694-7611 3000 Xenium Lane • Plymouth, MN 55441 www.ThreeRiversParks.org weddinginfo@threeriversparkdistrict.org 218


WATER STREET INN

Intimate Victorian Charm with Historic Elegance Overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River in Downtown Stillwater. Historic Inn, Irish Pub, Formal Dining Room, Banquet Venue for 250 , Weddings and Beautiful Historic Meeting Space.

651-439-6000 101 South Water Street • Stillwater, MN 55082 www.waterstreetinn.us Gvesey@waterstreetinn.us • Catering@waterstreetinn.us 219


A.G.HILL BALLROOM The A.G. Hill Ballroom, at Macalester College, is beautifully highlighted by natural light and provides an elegant and affordable location for your big day. A grand stairwell leads guests to the bright, open and contemporary ballroom, a wonderful location for receptions of up to 350 guests.

651-696-6472 1600 Grand Ave. • Saint Paul, MN 55105 www.meetatmac.com awillia8@macalester.edu

AFTON HOUSE INN Located on the Scenic St. Croix River, The Afton House Inn accommodates parties up to 130 guests for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Offsite catering is available for parties up to 400 guests. The Afton Hudson Cruise Lines dinner boat fleet accommodates groups of 10–300 serving amazing cuisine. Our Wedding Coordinator will create an exceptional wedding to remember for a lifetime. 651-436-8883 3291 South St. • Croix Trail AftonHouseInn.com • StCroixRiverCruises.com melissa@aftonhouseinn.com 220


ARROWWOOD RESORT Dreaming of a beautiful wedding? We’re here to help that dream come true. Whether you’re hosting 25 or 400 guests, Arrowwood Resort makes for the perfect location. The shores of Lake Darling provide a gorgeous backdrop for any outdoor wedding ceremony - and a great getaway destination for your guests! 320-762-1124 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW • Alexandria, MN www.arrowwoodresort.com resort@arrowwoodresort.com

CHANKASKA CREEK RANCH AND WINERY Imagine your wedding in one of the unique wedding venues that are nestled next to a winding creek and mature oak trees at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery! Stunning views from the vineyard create breathtaking photos, unforgettable memories and the wedding of your dreams!

507-931-0089 1179 E. Pearl Street • Kasota, MN 56050 www.chankaskawines.com events@chankaskawines.com 221


ENVISION HOTEL ST. PAUL SOUTH enVision Hotel St. Paul South helps you break away from the same old and create your ideal celebration, with the best value. We’re unique to the local surroundings: vintage yet trendy! Our experts will help execute your dream day with over 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to make it a reality. Creative menus and talented chefs complete the picture. Ideal for weddings, rehearsals, showers and gift openings. 651-455-3600 701 Concord Street S • S. St. Paul, MN 55075 envisionhotels.com info@envisionhotels.com

HEARTWOOD CONFERENCE CENTER & RETREAT The wedding of your dreams...let the beauty of a premiere property in Wisconsin’s Northwoods serve as the perfect setting for a wedding you and your guests will talk about for years. The pristine venue, incredible catering and fantastic staff will make your wedding picture-perfect and memorable.

800-577-4848 N10884 Hoinville Road • Trego, WI www.heartwoodconferencecenter.com reservations@heartwoodconferencecenter.com 222


JW MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS At JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, we create elegantly curated experiences for your special day. One of the largest event spaces in the Twin Cities, our Diamond Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. For a more intimate setting, our second level event space features beautiful natural lighting. 612-615-0100 2141 Lindau Lane • Minneapolis, MN 55425 www.JWMarriottMinneapolis.com jenna.m.hazeman@marriott.com

MILLENNIUM HOTEL MINNEAPOLIS Millennium Hotel Minneapolis offers unique, beautiful banquet spaces for your wedding reception. The 14th Floor Dome and Marquis Ballroom offer panoramic views of Minneapolis and seating for up to 160 guests. The Grand Ballroom seats up to 350 guests and Loring seats up to 300 guests.

612-359-2227 1313 Nicollet Mall • Minneapolis, MN 55403 www.millenniumhotels.com Minneapolis.us@milleniumhotels.com 223


MINNEAPOLIS CITY HALL AND COURTHOUSE Step back in time and experience the stunning beauty of the historic Minneapolis City Hall & Hennepin County Courthouse, a location that will fit your needs and a design that will make your wedding day memorable.

612-596-9512 350 S. 5th St. Room 105 • Minneapolis, MN 55415 www.municipalbuildingcommission.org/events.html events@municipalbuilding.org

PINSTRIPES Distinctive dining & sophisticated fun unite to create a memorable and simply unique wedding experience. Our beautifully appointed ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows seats up to 280 guests, complete with outdoor balcony reception space over-looking picturesque Centennial Lake. Together, we can craft a truly unforgettable celebration for your family and friends! 952-835-6437 3849 Gallagher Drive, • Edina, MN 55435 www.pinstripes.com mn-events@pinstripes.com 224


RADISSON HOTEL MPLS/ST. PAUL NORTH Allow the dedicated and professional staff at the Radisson Roseville assist you in creating an unforgettable wedding reception. The hotel’s wedding specialists will be delighted to work with you to ensure that every detail of your special day is planned to your specifications.

651-367-3903 2540 N Cleveland Ave, Roseville, 55113 www.radisson.com/rosevillemn ssommervold@nathcompanies.com

ROSEVILLE BANQUET FACILITIES The Roseville Skating Center’s Award winning Banquet Facilities are attractive and spacious. Our prices are the most competitive in the Twin Cities area, our staff is friendly and we offer an impressive view of the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL. The Roseville Skating Center, located just minutes from Downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, offers ample free parking, free WiFi and other great amenities. 651-792-7122 2661 Civic Center Drive • Roseville, MN 55113 cityofroseville.com/index.aspx?nid=229 Kevin.elm@ci.roseville.mn.us 225


THE COMMONS HOTEL Located on the University of MN Campus, The Commons Hotel, a Unique, Geek/Chic Hotel by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Choose from two Ballrooms, both with outdoor Patios, offering Farm to Table Menus that will delight. The Commons Hotel... join us to gather and celebrate with family and friends.

Photo by Joe Krummel Photography

612-362-6630 615 Washington Ave. SE • Minneapolis, MN www.commonshotel.com sales@commonshotel.com

THE HIDDEN MEADOW AND BARN The Hidden Meadow and Barn is a gem tucked away in the rolling hills of Pepin, Wisconsin. We offer a private and pristine country setting that is a one of a kind experience for couples looking to make their outdoor wedding dreams a reality. Come see where rustic meets romance.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE Overlooking the scenic bluff on the St. Croix River and Stillwater lies this restored historic site which will bring you back to the Old World Elegance. You’ll love the dramatic staircase, grand windows and 21 foot ceilings. Let us make your day truly special!

651-491-4129 101 West Pine St • Stillwater, MN 55082 www.co.washington.mn.us/hc info@stillwaterriverboats.com

WOODBURY CENTRAL PARK Where planning the perfect wedding is a walk in the park! This unique venue offers the convenience of hosting your ceremony and/or reception at one beautiful location. Our banquet room can accommodate 165 guests with overflow seating available on the main level near the indoor garden area.

651-714-3586 8595 Central Park Place • Woodbury, MN 55125 woodburycentralpark.com centralpark@ci.woodbury.mn.us 227


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Corporate Car & Coach is a leading limousine company in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The only certified woman-owned limousine company in Minnesota, Corporate Car & Coach is committed to providing exceptional limousine service throughout the state. Offering first-class transportation and best-in-class customer service, the experienced staff at Corporate Car & Coach can handle any transportation detail. 800-786-9661 362 Toronto Street • St. Paul 55102 www.ridewithcorpcar.com reservations@ridewithcorpcar.com 229


MIK TRANSPORTATION Arrive at your wedding ceremony and reception in luxury and style! We at MIK Limo understand the importance of this special day and the memories that come with it. You can trust us to meet all your wedding day transportation needs. We ensure prompt arrival to allow adequate time to take some memorable photographs with the bridal party inside and by the limo before the ceremony. 612-799-2899 3445 Washington Dr. Suite 102 • Eagan, MN 55122 www.miklimo.com info@miklimo.com

PREMIER TRANSPORTATION Premier Transportation is the Twin Cities’ leader in wedding limousine transportation for over 40 years. Premier’s professional uniformed chauffeurs will pamper you in luxurious style. Wedding packages upon request. Services include: bachelor, bachelorette, airport transportation, hotel shuttling, wedding day. Sedans, Limos, Escalades, Mercedes Sprinters, Limo Buses, Mini Coaches, Motor Coaches. 1-800-899-7433 999 American Blvd E • Minneapolis, MN 55420 www.premiertrans.com info@premiertrans.com 230


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ALTERATIONS JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com The Dressmaker 3902 W 50th Street Edina 952-929-9475 thedressmaker.com Wedding Gown Care Specialists & Tailors 9424 36th Avenue N New Hope 763-588-8030 weddinggowncarespecialist.com BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES Bottle & Bottega Minneapolis 1216 W Lake Street Minneapolis 612-255-9768 bottleandbottega.com/ minneapolis see ad on page 151

Fit Pole-Tential 1920 Crest View Drive Hudson 952-220-2366 fitpole-tential.com PaddleTap Lake Minnetonka 612-545-8642 paddletap.com Pinot’s Palette St. Louis Park 4712 Excelsior Blvd St. Louis Park 612-440-6744 pinotspalette.com/stlouispark Pure Romance 612-860-0225 PRbyJV.com The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North Stillwater 651-439-9747 outinglodge.com see ad on page 217

The Pourhouse Party Bus 10 South 5th Street Minneapolis 651-600-LIMO(5466) thepourhousepartybus.com see ad on page 150 BARTENDING & BEVERAGE SERVICES With a Twist Bartending Service St. Louis Park 303-720-2858 twistbartendingservice.com BEAUTY & HEALTH BB Makeup Hastings Cosmetic & Blow-Dry Bar 1800 Vermillion Street, Suite BB Hastings 651-437-6050 facebook.com/ BBMakeupHastings Beautycounter Minneapolis 612-296-7109 beautycounter.com/alyssavelin

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BodyBrite of Eden Prairie 8345 Crystal View Rd, Ste 204 Eden Prairie 952-943-1000 bodybriteedenprairie.com see ad on page 135

Ideal Image 3 Twin Cities Locations 1-800-BE-IDEAL idealimage.com see ad on page 134

Merrill Hair Designers 3900 Vinewood Lane N, Suite 8 Plymouth 763-557-0190 merrillhairdesigners.com see ad on page 136

Brooke Evelyn Bridal 612-968-6796 brooke-evelyn.comÂ

Jamberry Princeton 763-377-2261 bysireena.jamberry.com

Envy Skin Clinic 300 Prairie Center Dr, Ste 110 Eden Prairie 952-983-4588 envyskinclinic.com

JustCuz 377 South 3rd Street Bayport 651-428-0681 justcuzbeauty.com

Younique Lynnette Dirks 651-235-0184 lashesbylynnette@gmail.com

Faces Etc. of MN 4419 Nicollet Avenue S Minneapolis 612-824-3000 facesetcofmn.com see ad on page 135

Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Denise Engebretson 763-227-6694 marykay.com/dengebretson see ad on page 136

Younique - Miss Lash Me Twin Cities 651-238-4537 misslashme.com see ad on page 137

Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Ashley Langer 651-245-4076 marykay.com/alanger see ad on page 136 234

Plexus Worldwide - Drink Pink 612-850-4463 shopmyplexus.com/ plexusblessed


BOAT CHARTERS Al and Alma’s Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road Mound 952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com see ad on page 187 Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 207 BRIDAL APPAREL David’s Bridal Over 300 Locations Nationwide 877-923-2743 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 43

David’s Bridal - Maple Grove 12965 Elm Creek Blvd. Arbor Lakes Shopping Center Maple Grove 763-494-3347 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 43

David’s Bridal - Roseville 2100 N. Snelling Ave. Har Mar Mall Roseville 651-697-1590 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 43

David’s Bridal - Oakdale 8304 3rd Street North Oakdale Village Shopping Center Oakdale 651-734-0103 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 43

Diamond Bride & Tux 10760 Highway 55 Plymouth 763-550-3992 diamondbrideinc.com

David’s Bridal - Richfield 840 W 78th Street The Shoppes at Lyndale Richfield 612-869-7777 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 43

Effie’s Bridal Trunk 1715 County Road 42 W Burnsville 952-892-7699 effiesbridaltrunk.com see ad on page 160 Heartstrings Bridal 1605 Mainstreet Hopkins 952-932-9090 heartstringsbridal.com see ad on page 161

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Luxe Bridal Couture 3918 Cedar Grove Pkwy Eagan 651-600-3015 luxemn.com see ad on page 163 Our Shop Bridal 214 Main Street S Stillwater 651-351-1087 ourshopmn.com see ad on page 164 Our Shop Too Bridal 7201 Bass Lake Road Crystal 763-533-4228 ourshoptoo.com see ad on page 164 Wedding Shoppe, Inc. 1196 Grand Ave S St. Paul 651-298-1144 weddingshoppeinc.com see ad on page 166

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BRIDAL APPAREL CONSIGNMENT Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment 308 5th Avenue SE Osseo 763-220-2319 bridalaislemn.com Bride to Be Consignment LLC 8925 Penn Avenue S Bloomington 612-267-4004 bridetobeconsignment.com BRIDAL APPAREL - CUSTOM & RE-DESIGN JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com

BRIDAL APPAREL RESTORATION & PRESERVATION Wedding Gown Care Specialists & Tailors 9424 36th Avenue N New Hope 763-588-8030 weddinggowncarespecialist.com CAKES Blue Egg Cakes 707 Main Street Elk River 763-441-3189 blueeggcakes.com fifth ave cakes 7840 Fifth Ave South Bloomington 952-881-4445 fifthavecakes.com see ad on page 142


Gigi’s Cupcakes 7722 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley 763-546-1433 gigiscupcakesusa.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes 12987 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka 952-546-1406 nothingbundtcakes.com

Kake Kreations by Kathy 15373 92nd Street NE Elk River 763-441-5911 kakekreationsbykathy.com

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu 12772 Riverdale Blvd NW Coon Rapids 763-323-3236 somethingsweetcakes.com

Miss Sara’s Cakery 314 Vermillion St, Ste 105 Hastings 651-304-2108 misssarascakery.com see ad on page 145

CATERING Camp Cheesecake 7600 W 27th Street, Suite B2 St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 campcheesecake.com

Muddy Paws Cheesecake 7600 W 27th Street, Suite B2 St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 muddypawscheesecake.com

Craft Catering & Mobile Kitchen 7901 34th Ave S Bloomington 612-345-1695 craftcatering.com see ad on page 140

D’Amico Catering 275 Market Street, Suite 117 Minneapolis 612-238-4444 damicocatering.com see ad interior gatefold Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave Oakdale 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad on page 141 Famous Dave’s BBQ 3920 Colorado Ave S Minneapolis 952-593-5050 famousdaves.com see ad on page 28 Green Mill Catering 1342 Grand Ave St. Paul 651-203-3100 greenmillcatering.com see ad on page 143

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Joseph Catering 336 Hoover St NE Minneapolis 612-362-9634 josephcatering.com see ad on page 145

Proper Route Food Truck Catering Co-op 2400 NE University Minneapolis 612-568-5737 properroute.com

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave Lake Elmo 651-779-5994 lakeelmoinn.com

Rack Shack BBQ 2925 Cliff Rd E Burnsville 952-736-3004 rackshackbarbeque.com see ad on page 144

Lancer Catering 1415 Mendota Heights Rd Mendota Heights 651-493-2880 lancercatering.com see ad back cover gatefold

SEVEN 700 Hennepin Ave S Minneapolis 612-238-7770 7mpls.net see ad on page 149

Mintahoe Catering & Events 2850 Anthony Lane South Minneapolis 612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Town Hall Brewery and Catering 1430 Washington Ave S Minneapolis 612-339-8696 townhallbrewery.com

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC Strings By Sarah 612-709-5405 StringsBySarah.com CEREMONY VENUES A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue St. Paul 651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences see ad on page 220 Afton House Inn / Afton • Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail Afton 651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com see ad on page 220 Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61 PO Box 2125 Tofte 800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com


Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery 1179 E. Pearl Street Kasota 507-931-0089 chankaskawines.com see ad on page 221 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive St. Paul 651-487-8282 lancercatering.com see ad on page 191 DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street St. Paul 651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 26 & 27 Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Parkway Eagan 651-675-5550 eagancommunitycenter.com

Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive Minneapolis 763-569-6300 earlebrown.com Embassy Suites Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W Bloomington 952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul-Downtown 175 East 10th Street St. Paul 651-224-5400 embassystpaul.com see ad on page 194 Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South Bloomington 952-960-5111 theperfectweddingmn.com see ad on page 195

Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave Oakdale 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad on page 29 Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street Duluth 218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com see ad on page 29 Historic Wesley on Grant 101 E Grant St Minneapolis 612-345-9290 historicwesleyongrant.org Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

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Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 203 Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 207 Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE Minneapolis 612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com see ad on page 208 River Oaks Golf Course 11099 South Highway 61 Cottage Grove 651-438-3627 x4 riveroaksmunigolf.com see ad on page 210 240

St. Paul College Club 990 Summit Ave St. Paul 651-227-4477 stpaulcollegeclub.com Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive Two Harbors 800-242-1988 superiorshores.com see ad on page 215 The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North Stillwater 651-439-9747 outinglodge.com see ad on page 217 CHIROPRACTIC MN Wellness Alliance 612-822-0149 mnwellnessalliance.com

DANCE INSTRUCTION Cinema Ballroom 1560 St. Clair Avenue St. Paul 651-699-5910 cinemaballroom.com see ad on page 174 DÉCOR, RENTALS & PARTY SUPPLIES Affordable Elegance Rental 1800 Vermillion Street Hastings 651-437-6050 affordable-elegance-rental.com see ad on page 158 Cici Events 973 Smith Ave S St. Paul 651-457-4009 cicievents.com


Event Lab 7664 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis 952-224-8558 eventlab.net see ad on page 153 Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 154 Heartstrings Chair Covers & Sash 1605 Mainstreet Hopkins 952-932-9090 heartstringsbridal.com see ad on page 161 Linen Effects 1801 West River Road N. Minneapolis 612-355-2500 lineneffects.com

Litin’s Party Value 434 E Lyndale Ave N, Ste 100 Minneapolis 612-343-4300 partyvalue.com

Ultimate Events Minneapolis - St. Paul 763-559-8368 ue-mn.com see ad on page 157

On Site Companies 95 Woodlynn Ave St. Paul 651-429-3781 onsiteco.com see ad on page 155

DENTISTRY Stone & Johnson at Edinborough Dental 3300 Edinborough Way, Ste 210 Edina 952-831-1112 dentistsedina.com see ad on page 137

Photofetti 19367 Heitel Way Prior Lake 866-496-3168 photofetti.com Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Dr, Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 52 & 156

TC Orthodontics 5 Locations 763-420-1030 tcorthodontics.com DESSERTS & CANDY Franklin’s Campfire S’mores 3208 Harriett Ave S Minneapolis 612-481-2271 franklinssmores.com

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DISC JOCKEYS Adagio Djay Entertainment 413 Wacouta Street Suite 100 St. Paul 651-437-3344 612-787-3501 adagiodj.com see ad on page 172 Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 173 COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N, Ste 4 St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 175 Flow Event Group 5932 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park 651-494-2775 floweventgroup.com 242

Instant Request DJ Entertainment 5001 American Blvd W, Ste 995 Bloomington 952-934-6110 instantrequest.com

Level11 Entertainment PO Box 44426 Eden Prairie 952-856-0056 level11events.com

JJuice Music Company PO Box 201713 Bloomington 651-202-1394 jjuicemusic.com

Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment 970 Raymond Ave, Suite G-70 St. Paul 651-644-4111 midwestsound.com

King Beat Entertainment 4645 Hickory Hills Trl SE Prior Lake 952-451-7655 kingbeat.smartdeals.localguide. mobi/

Neckwerk Entertainment 7546 5th Street North Oakdale 612-963-7972 neckwerk.com

Lake Country Productions St. Paul 651-493-9357 lakecountryproductions.com

P.M. Enterprises Mobile DJ Service 160 1st Street SE New Brighton 651-330-2188 twincitiesdj.com Rockin DJ’s 651-399-8377 tcrockindjs.com


FLORISTS Bel Fiore 707 Bielenberg Drive, #107 Woodbury 651-207-6861 belfiorestudio.com

SGDJs & Lighting Design 705 Town Center Pkwy, #101 Circle Pines 612-203-5000 SGDJs.com

Minnesota Honey Company 4956 Xerxes Ave S Minneapolis 612-920-3510 mnhoney.net

Silver Sound Entertainment 13728 Green Briar Drive Minnetonka 612-387-1900 silversoundentertainment.com

FITNESS, NUTRITION & WEIGHT LOSS Beachbody 12321 Midway Circle Blaine 763-567-3224 beachbodycoach.com/ alyshascholten2

Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 154

Pure Barre 7 Twin Cities Locations purebarre.com

Maple Grove Floral 13708 83rd Way North Maple Grove 763-420-7673 maplegrovefloral.com

The Big Event Twin Cities 12805 Germane Ave Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com FAVORS & GIFTS Ames Farm 11225 County Rd 20 Delano 952-955-3348 amesfarm.com

Y’Knot Beauty - It Works 6819 York Ave S, Suite 117 Edina 612-207-4880 yknotbeauty.com

One Precious Pearl Floral Design 8300 Oxborough Ave S Bloomington 507-363-6639 onepreciouspearl.com

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Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Dr, Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 52 & 156

Knight’s Chamber 3001 Hennepin Ave Calhoun Square Minneapolis 612-824-4818 knightschamberuptown.com

Rison Design 2302 Elliot Avenue Minneapolis 651-246-7378 risondesign.com

Men’s Wearhouse 15 Metro Locations Over 900 Nationwide 800-851-6744 menswearhouse.com/wedding see ad on page 44

Soderberg’s Floral & Gift 3305 East Lake Street Minneapolis 612-724-3606 SoderbergsFlorist.com see ad on page 53 FORMAL WEAR Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Over 600 Locations Nationwide 877-703-4438 josbankformal.com see ad on page 162

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Savvi FormalwearNorthtown Center 332 Northtown Drive Blaine 763-786-0300 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi Formalwear at Angelique’s Bridal 12341 Aberdeen Street NE Blaine 763-757-8308 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165 Savvi FormalwearBurnsville Center 1059 Burnsville Center Burnsville 952-898-1980 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165 Savvi FormalwearEagan Promenade 3324 Promenade Ave, Ste 103 Eagan 651-686-1055 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165


Savvi Formalwear Southdale Center 2650 Southdale Center Edina 952-925-2010 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi FormalwearRidgedale Center 12501 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka 952-546-0773 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi FormalwearShoppes at Arbor Lakes 12481 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove 763-493-0032 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi FormalwearRosedale Center 164 Rosedale Center Roseville 651-639-0405 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi FormalwearMaplewood Mall 2116 Maplewood Mall Maplewood 651-777-1302 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Savvi FormalwearWoodbury Village 1505 Queen Drive, #105 Woodbury 651-578-1110 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 165

Tip Top Tux 7201 Bass Lake Road Crystal 763-231-2010 tttux.com Tip Top Tux 1850 Adams Street Mankato 507-625-1831 tttux.com Tip Top Tux 322 3rd Street NE Waite Park 320-251-0611 tttux.com Wedding Shoppe, Inc. 1196 Grand Ave S St. Paul 651-298-1144 weddingshoppeinc.com see ad on page 166

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GIFT REGISTRIES Bed Bath & Beyond 800-GO BEYOND bedbathandbeyond.com Celebrity China & Cookware 800-729-6346 celebritychina.com Dinner4Two 845-497-7726 Dinner4Two.com Macy’s 800-289-6229 macys.com GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road Woodbury 651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn

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DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street St. Paul 651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 26 & 27

Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 222

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul-Downtown 175 East 10th Street St. Paul 651-224-5400 embassystpaul.com see ad on page 194

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W Bloomington 952-830-5251 bloomingtonhilton.com

enVision Hotel St. Paul South 701 Concord Street S South St. Paul 651-455-3600 envisionhotels.com see ad on page 222

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd Bloomington 952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn see ad on page 202


Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 203 HOME DÉCOR & FURNISHINGS Mary & Martha - Heart Path 952-201-1769 heartpathministry.com HOME IMPROVEMENT Custom Remodelers Inc. 474 Apollo Drive N Lino Lakes 651-784-2646 customremodelersinc.com Great Lakes Window & Siding 14690 Galaxie Avenue, #100 Apple Valley 952-891-3400 glwsco.com

Home Team Remodelers Inc. 325 Cedar Street, Suite 805 St. Paul 763-390-7626 hometeamremodelers.com Renewal by Andersen 1920 County Road C Roseville 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com HONEYMOON & DESTINATION TRAVEL Advent Travel Inc. 612-746-1969 adventtravel.com see ad on page 80 & 81 Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point 800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com

Carrousel Travel American Express 6625 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis 612-866-2503 800-800-6508 honeymoonsdestinationweddings.com Cruise Planners Eden Prairie 952-452-8941 rigbytravel.com Escape With Us Vacations 235 E. 6th Street, Suite 203 St. Paul 651-788-4338 escapewithusvacations.com EverAfter Travel 9874 Upper 173rd Court West Lakeville 651-246-6838 952-898-7662 everafterwedding.com

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Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 222 Honeymoon Fever 651-303-0471 HoneymoonFever.com see ad on page 168

Travel Advisors International 840 W 78th Street Chanhassen 952-474-3666 800-403-2920 traveladvisorsintl.com INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Kristina Designz Anoka 612-600-9559 kristinadesignz.com see ad on page 170

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings by Travel Leaders Blaine, Maple Grove, Mendota Heights, River Falls, Rochester, Stillwater, Woodbury 877-295-0009 tvlleaders.com

Live Love Last by: PlasticPrinters.com 741 Spiral Blvd Hastings 651-398-7834 LiveLoveLast.com

Island Getaways 16824 Rogers Road Eden Prairie 952-221-9552 myislandgetaways.com

MagnetStreet Weddings 3890 Pheasant Ridge Dr, #190 Blaine 763-786-9400 magnetstreet.com/weddings

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Send Out Cards 24956 W Cedar Lake Drive New Prague 952-688-3445 sendoutcards.com/emilys Tyger Poppins, LLC Minneapolis/St. Paul 218-417-0525 tygerpoppins.com JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Arthur’s Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 42 Stella & Dot 5615 Schaefer Road Edina 612-250-9422 stelladot.com/jillcmorgan


LIVE BANDS Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 173 Ben Johnson and The Road Beers 651-425-8769 bensroadbeers.com Marsh Productions 3921 Sunset Blvd St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 marshproductions.com see ad on page 176 Rock It Man Entertainment & Dueling Pianos 651-214-2197 rockitmanentertainment.com see ad on page 178

The R Factor 3921 Sunset Blvd St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 therfactor.com see ad on page 177

Michele Brandt, Waterstone Mortgage 701 Washington Ave N, #525 Minneapolis 612-269-9728 applywithmichele.com

MORTGAGE COMPANIES American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. 2705 Bunker Lake Blvd, #203 Andover 612-251-3260 shawnvandrehle.amecmortgage.com

The Allen Team at Bay Equity Home Loans 651-330-1308 the-allenteam.com

American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. Lonna Espedal 200 Coon Rapids Blvd, Ste 225 Coon Rapids 763-755-7700 lonnatheloanofficer.com

OFFICIANTS Albertson Weddings 612-298-6639 albertsonweddings.com By The Rivers 690 Cleveland Ave South St. Paul 651-247-2650 bytherivers.org

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PHOTO BOOTHS Mafi Photo Booths 1350 Currie Street N Maplewood 651-245-2374 mafiphotobooths.com

Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place, Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com see ad on page 182

Mobile Photo Booth PO Box 22408 Eagan 952-380-8488 mobilephotobooth.com

Studio Veil 7600 Boone Ave N ,Suite 18 Brooklyn Park 612-888-3646 studioveil.com

NexGen Photo Booth 1730 1st Street SW New Brighton 408-802-0281 nexgenphotobooth.com

The Traveling Photo Booth 916 26th Avenue NE Minneapolis 612-605-9203 thetravelingphotobooth.com

Photo Booth Creations 8213 College Trail, Suite 36 Inver Grove Heights 651-357-7064 photoboothcreations.com

Twin Cities Photo Booth PO Box 258 Shakopee 952-223-1120 tcphotofun.com

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VIP Photo Booths 16864 Island Avenue Lakeville 612-605-8177 vip-booths.com PHOTOGRAPHY Angela Kissell Photography 651-447-3036 angelakissellphotography.com Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 180 Charlie Bauer Photography 5650 W 36th Street, #410 Minneapolis 608-318-4947 charliebauerphotography.com


Chelsea Reeck Photography 2200 3rd Street, Suite 1 White Bear Lake 651-485-3687 chelseareeck.com

Courtney June Photography 21676 Delaware Ave Belle Plaine 952-393-6509 courtneyjunephotography.com

Kay Michael Photography & Video Minneapolis 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com

Cilento Photography 11995 Singletree Lane Eden Prairie 952-944-3659 cilentophotography.com

George Street Photo & Video Minneapolis 866-831-4103 georgestreetphoto.com see ad on page 181

Kim Jansen Photography 14244 278th Ave NW Zimmerman 701-793-6691 kimjansenphotography.com

COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N, Ste 4 St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 175

Gilmore Photo & Video 7304 Tara Road Edina 612-247-2562 gilmorephotoandvideo.com

Lead Image Photography 218 Egret Lane Lino Lakes 651-707-5522 photographymn.com

Grinkie Photography, LLC 900 6th Ave SE, Ste 245 Minneapolis 612-382-8442 grinkiegirls.com

Life and Art Photography Edina 612-250-7061 lifeandartphotography.com

Corwin Photo 3508 Admiral Lane N Brooklyn Center 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com

Lisa MGirard Photography 1330 Quincy Street Minneapolis 651-238-4284 lisamgirard.com 251


Mahonen Photography 1031 Winnetka Ave N Golden Valley 651-399-1997 melaniemahonen.com Michael Anderson Photography 8350 Eastwood Road Mounds View 763-785-1177 adesignerportraits.com see ad on page 183 RAW Event Studio LLC 10961 4th St NE, #281 262-822-2132 RAWevent.com Ryan Lucas, Photographer 315 16th Ave SE Minneapolis 763-607-7255 ryanlucasmn.com

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Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place, Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com see ad on page 182 The Wedding Collective 16864 Island Ave Lakeville 612-756-9330 theweddingcollectivemn.com Yours Forever Wedding Photography 1500 Jackson Street NE Suite 333 Minneapolis 612-849-8213 yoursforever.net PHOTOGRAPHY - BOUDOIR Celebrate Your Sexy 800-352-7664 celebrateyoursexy.com

CoR Studios 79 13th Ave NE, Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-361-9889 cor-studio.com REAL ESTATE AGENTS Edina Realty - Trudi Canfield 520 Commons Drive Woodbury 612-849-8019 trudicanfield.edinarealty.com Joshua Taylor Homes LLC 1740 116th Ave NW, #100 Coon Rapids 612-203-5000 joshuataylorhomes.com Lindsay Bacigalupo, Realtor® Engel & Völkers 1601 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis 763-350-0022 minneapolisdowntown.evusa.com


Mary Frances Miller, Realtor® Coldwell Banker Burnet 7550 France Ave S Edina 952-300-7874 happyhomeedina.com Monica Brooks Team @ Re/Max Results 604 Bielenberg Dr, Ste 100 Woodbury 651-428-3747 monicabrooks.results.net RECEPTION VENUES SEE VENUE DIRECTORY ON PAGES 259-287 RECEPTION VENUES LOCATION REFERRALS Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau 7900 International Dr, Ste 990 Bloomington 952-858-8500 bloomingtonmn.org/weddings

Discover Stillwater 651-351-1717 discoverstillwater.com

REHEARSAL DINNERS SEE VENUE DIRECTORY ON PAGES 259-287

Meet Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association 250 Marquette Ave S, Ste 1300 Minneapolis 612-767-8104 800-445-7412 x8104 minneapolis.org/weddings see ad on page 201

RESORTS Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW Alexandria 320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com see ad on page 221

Visit Duluth 21 West Superior St, Ste 100 Duluth 800-438-5884 visitduluth.com

Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61 PO Box 2125 Tofte 800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com

Visit Saint Paul/I Do Saint Paul 175 W. Kellogg Blvd, Ste 502 St. Paul 651-265-4905 idosaintpaul.com

Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains 445 Ski Hill Road PO Box 106 Lutsen 218-406-1350 eagleridgeatlutsen.com

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SALONS & SPAS Merrill Hair Designers 3900 Vinewood Lane N, Suite 8 Plymouth 763-557-0190 merrillhairdesigners.com see ad on page 136

MIK Transportation 3445 Washington Dr, Suite 102 Eagan 612-799-2899 miklimo.com see ad on page 230

The Pourhouse Party Bus 10 South 5th Street Minneapolis 651-600-LIMO(5466) thepourhousepartybus.com see ad on page 150

TRANSPORTATION & VALET Chauffeured Elegance 651-429-7724 mplslimo.com

Morrie’s Heritage 710 Pennsylvania Ave Golden Valley 952-797-1371 morriesheritage.com

VIDEOGRAPHY Corwin Photo 3508 Admiral Lane N Brooklyn Center 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com

Corporate Car & Coach 362 Toronto Street St. Paul 800-786-9661 ridewithcorpcar.com see ad on page 229

Premier Transportation 999 American Blvd E Minneapolis 612-331-7433 premiertrans.com see ad on page 230

Flight Productions 682 Edith Avenue Mahtomedi 651-442-6593 flightproductions.co

Gray Line Minnesota 22750 Pillsbury Ave Lakeville 952-985-7514 grayline-mn.com

SuperShuttle / ExecuCar 4500 Glumack Dr, Suite 1300 St. Paul 612-272-8173 supershuttle.com

Flow Event Group 5932 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park 651-494-2775 floweventgroup.com

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Gilmore Photo & Video 7304 Tara Road Edina 612-247-2562 gilmorephotoandvideo.com

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS Bridget Borden Events 612-251-3407 bridgetborden.com

Kay Michael Photography & Video 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com

L’Etoile Events Minneapolis 612-242-6759 letoileevents.com

Lupiction Studios 8601 73rd Ave, Suite 10 Brooklyn Park 305-399-8999 lupiction.com

Megan Mary Events Minnetrista 763-447-1106 meganmaryevents.com

Pinstripe Weddings St. Paul 218-280-1615 pinstripeweddings.com Summit Hill Studios 500 Robert St. N., Suite 618 St. Paul 612-865-1020 summithillstudios.com see ad on page 183

The Simply Elegant Group Minneapolis 612-803-1764 thesimplyelegantgroup.com WEDDING BANDS Arthur’s Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 42

Sixpence Events & Planning Twin Cities 425-327-7148 sixpenceeventsmn.com The Big Event Twin Cities 12805 Germane Ave Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com

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301onMain Event Center 301 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-259-8213 301onmain.com

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A'BULAE 255 6th Street E, 6th Floor, St. Paul, MN

651-788-9818 abulae.com

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A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN

651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences

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Afton House Inn / Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton, MN

651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com

220

Al and Alma's Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road, Mound, MN

952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com

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Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort 45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle, MN

320-676-8834 sunsetbayml.com

Arrowwood Resort 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN

320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com

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Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

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BayView Event Center, Charter Cruises & Queen of Excelsior 952-470-VIEW (8439) 687 Excelsior Boulevard, Excelsior, MN bayviewevent.com Big Sky Resort 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky, MT 260

406-995-5886 bigskyresort.com

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$2000

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$2495-$9995

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$1250

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10-300

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$300-$2500

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20-149

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$200-$4500

$600-$1600

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25-400

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$2500-$9500

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25-300

$0+

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500

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500

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Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61, PO Box 2125, Tofte, MN

800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com

Bonefish Grill 1607 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-746-4058 bonefishgrill.com

Brackett's Crossing Country Club 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville, MN

952-435-7600 brackettscrossingcc.com

Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, MN

800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com

Brookhall Event Center 11930 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN

763-755-8731 blainbrookbowl.com

Brooklyn Park Community Center 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-493-8333 brooklynpark.org/weddings

Burl Oaks Golf Club 5400 North Arm Drive, Minnetrista, MN

952-472-7017 x20 burloaksgolfclub.com

Calhoun Beach Club 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Cedarhurst Mansion 6940 Keats Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-769-8918 cedarhurstmansion.com

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 W. 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN

952-934-1524 chanhassendt.com

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100

$650-$1250

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10-125

$0

$250-$2500

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600+

$1000-$2100

$7500-$12500

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2-400

$0-$1500

$1000-$5000

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450

$300-$1000

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50-330

$275-$1150

$0

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160

$150-$400

$2000-$3000

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1000

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200+

$2000-$3000

$2500-$4500

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300

$0+

$1000-$3000

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Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota, MN

507-931-0089 chankaskawines.com

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CHS Field 360 Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN

651-644-6659 chsfield.com

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN

651-487-8282 lancercatering.com

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Coon Rapids Civic Center 11155 Robinson Dr NW, Coon Rapids, MN

763-767-6522 coonrapidsciviccenter.com

Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN

651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn

Coup D'etat 2923 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-354-3575 coupdetatmpls.com

Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown 1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-638-4670 marriott.com/mspdc

Crowne Plaza Aire - MSP Airport | Mall of America 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN

952-876-8655 crowneplazaaire.com

Crowne Plaza Bloomington 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN

952-831-8000 cpmsp.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis MN

952-835-7800 doubletreehotelbloomington.com

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catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

60-300

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Varies

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200

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$0

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200-400

Varies

Varies

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230

$640-$2000

$0

Client Provides

100

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

Up to 250

$0+

$200-$18000

Site Provides

400

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

20-400

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

25-200

$0

$0+

Site Provides

25-1200

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

952-582-5313 doubletreeminneapolis.com

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN

651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com

Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN

651-675-5550 eagancommunitycenter.com

Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN

763-569-6300 earlebrown.com

Edinburgh USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

Embassy Suites Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul-Downtown 175 East 10th Street, St. Paul, MN

651-224-5400 embassystpaul.com

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Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN

952-960-5111 theperfectweddingmn.com

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Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave, Oakdale, MN

651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com

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enVision Hotel St. Paul South 701 Concord Street S, South St. Paul, MN

651-455-3600 envisionhotels.com

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400

$0

$3500-$10000

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0-500

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Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

$0

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20-800

Varies

Varies

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50-350

$0

Varies

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400

Varies

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20-200

Varies

$1000-$6000

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300

$0+

$0-$8000

Site Provides

800

$0

$3000-$8000

Site Provides

35-400

$200-$1750

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FIVE Event Center 2917 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-827-5555 fiveeventcenter.com

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery 78757 State Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN

507-346-7300 fourdaughtersvineyard.com

Gale Mansion 2115 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN

612-870-1662 GaleMansion.com

Golden Oak Farm 5135 Lonsdale Blvd, Webster, MN

612-812-4757 thegoldenoakfarm.com

Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Event Center 400 N Pioneer Road, Ely, MN

218-365-6565 grandelylodge.com

Green Acres Event Center 14150 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-5220 greenacreseventcenter.com

Green Haven Golf and Banquet Center 2800 Greenhaven Road, Anoka, MN

763-576-2968 lancercatering.com

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com

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Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI

800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com

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Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-1000 minneapolis.hilton.com

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food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

10-225

$800-$2800

$5000

Site Provides

20-300

$1000-$6000

$500-$5500

Site Provides

200

$2100-$3200

$2500-$4500

Site Provides

0-300

$5000-$7500

$0-$0+

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250

$500-$1000

$0+

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299

$1900-$5900

$5000

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10-350

$50-$300

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550

Varies

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300

$2900

$0

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2-1200

$0+

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Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-830-5251 bloomingtonhilton.com

Historic John P. Furber Farm 7310 Lamar Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-336-4421 johnpfurberfarm.com

Historic Wesley on Grant 101 E Grant St , Minneapolis, MN

612-345-9290 historicwesleyongrant.org

Hope Glen Farm 10276 E Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN

612-202-2886 hopeglenfarm.com

Hyatt Regency Bloomington 3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN

952-922-1234 hyattregencybloomington.com

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 Kellogg Boulevard East, St. Paul, MN

651-605-6957 intercontinental.com/stpaul

International Market Square 275 Market Street, Suite 117, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

John P. Murzyn Hall 530 Mill Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN

763-706-3730 ci.columbia-heights.mn.us

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America 2141 Lindau Lane, Minneapolis, MN

612-615-0100 JWMarriottMinneapolis.com

Kahler Hospitality Group 20 SW 2nd Avenue, Rochester, MN

507-280-6200 kahler.com

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catering

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300

$0+

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100-500

$2000-$9995

$5000

Site Provides

200

$800-$1200

Varies

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300+

$500-$9995

$0-$3000

Client Provides

1-700

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

100-500+

$500-$1000

$10000-$22000 Site Provides

4000

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

375

Varies

$0

Client Provides

39-1500

$0

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Site Provides

30-600

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Keller Golf Clubhouse 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN

651-766-4176 lancercatering.com

Knights Event Center 1760 4th Ave, Shakopee, MN

952-445-5555 knightseventcenter.com

Lafayette Club 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN

952-471-6411 lafayetteclub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave, Lake Elmo, MN

651-779-5994 lakeelmoinn.com

Lake Waconia Event Center 8155 Paradise Lane, Waconia, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

Landmark Center 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN

651-292-3228 landmarkcenter.org

Legends Club 8670 Credit River Blvd, Prior Lake, MN

952-226-9990 legendsgc.com

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

Loring Social 1629 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Lowertown Event Center 400 Sibley Street N, Suite L50, St. Paul, MN

612-310-4369 lowertowneventcenter.com

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food & bev. minimum

catering

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outdoor facilities

250-300

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150-300

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$0

Site Provides

450

Varies

$10000

Site Provides

300

$0-$1800

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Site Provides

50-800

$0+

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Site Provides

320-700

Varies

Varies

Client Provides

200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-600

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

450

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

250

$4500-$5500

$0

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Majestic Oaks Golf Club 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake, MN

763-755-2140 majesticoaksgc.com

Marketplace Banquet Center at The Friendly Buffalo 16722 198th Ave NW, Big Lake, MN

763-263-7766 friendlybuffalo.com

McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-624-9831 mac-events.org

Medina Golf & Country Club 400 Evergreen Road, Medina, MN

763-478-6021 medinagolfcc.com

Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN

651-631-0440 midlandhillscc.org

Mill City Museum 704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

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Millennium Hotel Minneapolis 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-359-2227 millenniumhotels.com

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Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN

952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn

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Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

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catering

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outdoor facilities

10-450

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1-280

$950-$1050

$2500-$3500

Site Provides

25-500

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

275

$1100

$0

Site Provides

1150

Varies

Varies

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300

$800-$1200

$5000-$6000

Site Provides

520

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

450

$0

$1500-$15000 Either Provides

250

$160-$1800

$125-$6000

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Minneapolis City Hall & Courthouse 350 South 5th Street, Room 105, Minneapolis, MN

612-596-9512 municipalbuildingcommission.org

Minneapolis Institute of Art 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com

Minnesota Boat Club 1 South Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Minnesota Renaissance Festival 1244 S Canterbury Rd, Ste 306, Shakopee, MN

952-445-7361 renaissancefest.com

Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN

952-431-9200 mnzoo.org

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Mission American Kitchen & Bar 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-339-1000 missionamerican.com

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Mississippi Dunes Event Center 10351 Grey Cloud Trail, Cottage Grove, MN

651-768-7611 mississippidunes.com

New Brighton Community Center 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton, MN

651-638-2138 newbrightonmn.gov/facility

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food & bev. minimum

catering

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250-300

$1000-$2000

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700

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

$1000-$8500

Either Provides

130

$300-$1200

$1000-$3000

Site Provides

1800

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

150+

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

1-250

$0

$300-$18000

Site Provides

300

$3500-$6800

$3000-$6900

Site Provides

240

$875

$0

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Nicollet Island Inn 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-1800 nicolletislandinn.com

Nicollet Island Pavilion 40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center One Oak Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN

952-368-1419 oakridgeminneapolis.com

Olympic Hills Golf Club 10625 Mount Curve Road, Eden Prairie, MN

952-466-6145 olympichills.com

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River

952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com

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Pinstripes 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN

952-835-6437 pinstripes.com

224

Pique Travel Design 362 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com

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Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North 2540 North Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN

651-367-3903 radisson.com/rosevillemn

225

Rafters Event Center 317 Main Street S, Stillwater, MN

651-817-7414 stillwaterrafters.com

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food & bev. minimum

catering

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24-200

$150-$500

$1800-$6500

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600

$895-$1985

$6000-$14000

Site Provides

25-350

$500+

Varies

Site Provides

200

$1000-$2000

$2500-$5500

Site Provides

10-145

Varies

$0

Site Provides

20-600

$0

$0

Site Provides

200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

250 & 400

$0

Varies

Site Provides

400

Varies

$2500-$6500

Site Provides

30-400

$0+

$300-$7000

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Ramada Bloomington 2300 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN

952-548-3600 RamadaMOA.com

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-455-6324 RamadaPlazaMpls.com/weddings

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River Oaks Golf Course 11099 South Highway 61, Cottage Grove, MN

651-438-3627 x4 riveroaksmunigolf.com

210

Roseville Skating Center Banquet Facilities 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN

651-792-7122 cityofroseville.com/skatingcenter

225

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN

763-494-0400 rushcreek.com

211

Science Museum of Minnesota 120 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, MN

651-221-2550 smm.org/rentals

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SEVEN 700 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-7770 7mpls.net

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Sovereign Estate Winery 9950 N Shore Road, Waconia, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Spirit Mountain 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth

218-628-2891 spiritmt.com

Sponsels Minnesota Harvest Orchard 8251 Old Highway 169 Blvd, Jordan, MN

952-492-2785 minnesotaharvest.net

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food & bev. minimum

catering

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outdoor facilities

700

Varies

Varies

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350

$0

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

0-350

$695-$895

Varies

Site Provides

280

$500-$770

$0+

Client Provides

325

$0

Varies

Site Provides

75-300

Varies

$3000-$5000

Site Provides

10-1000

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

450

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

100-400

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

100-300

$1800-$3500

$0

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St. James Hotel 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN

651-385-5548 st-james-hotel.com

St. Paul College Club 990 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN

651-227-4477 stpaulcollegeclub.com

St. Petersburg Event Center 3610 France Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN

763-587-1787 myvodkabar.com

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Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN

218-406-1377 summitchaletweddings.com

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Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive, Two Harbors, MN

800-242-1988 superiorshores.com

215

The Commons Hotel 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-362-6630 commonshotel.com

226

The Fountain Room at The Lumber Exchange 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-843-2575 eventsbyempireentertainment.com

216

The Garden Room of Eden Prairie 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

The Gardens of Castle Rock 26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN

651-264-9510 thegardensofcastlerock.com

The Hidden Meadow and Barn W9602 Balsam Lane, Pepin, WI

715-448-0326 hiddenmeadowandbarn.com

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

280

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Site Provides

250

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

25-220

$0+

Varies

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50-175

$1050-$2500

$0

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25-280

$500-$2000

$0-$3500

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30-400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

50-400

$2500-$3800

$4000-$6500

Site Provides

30-300

$400-$900

$3000

Site Provides

300

$4450-$5950

$0+

Client Provides

50-250

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$0

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The Historic Deglman Farm 12725 50th Street, Princeton, MN

612-867-8657 deglmanfarm.com

The Links at Northfork 9333 Alpine Drive NW, Ramsey, MN

763-241-0506 golfthelinks.com

The Museum of Russian Art 5500 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North, Stillwater, MN

651-439-9747 outinglodge.com

The Pourhouse 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-843-2575 thepourhousempls.com

Three Rivers Park District 3000 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth MN

763-559-6700 threeriversparks.org

Thumper Pond Resort 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN

218-367-2000 thumperpond.com

Victors On Water 205 Water Street, Excelsior, MN

952-474-8879 victorsonwaterstreet.com

Vista Fleet Cruises 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN

218-722-6218 vistafleet.com

Warehouse Winery 6415 Cambridge Ave, St. Louis Park, MN

612-940-9463 warehousewinery.com

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

75-250

$3900-$6000

$0

Client Provides

275

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

700

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

10-300

$200-$3000

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Site Provides

25-900

$500

$1200+

Site Provides

25-320

$75-$2300

$0

Either Provides

350

$0+

$0+

Site Provides

22-100

$200-$600

$1000-$3500

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2-220

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150-200

$800-$2150

$2500

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Washington County Historic Courthouse 101 West Pine Street, Stillwater, MN

651-491-4129 www.co.washington.mn.us/hc

227

Water Street Inn 101 South Water Street, Stillwater

651-439-6000 waterstreetinn.us

219

Winehaven Winery 10020 Deer Garden Lane, Chisago City, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Woodbury Central Park 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN

651-714-3586 woodburycentralpark.com

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

200

$750-$2500

$0

Client Provides

10-250

$0+

$5000

Site Provides

300

$500-$7000

$2500-$4500

Site Provides

250

$800-$1400

$0

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Perfect Wedding Guide Twin Cities Summer/Fall 2016  

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Perfect Wedding Guide Twin Cities Summer/Fall 2016  

Perfect Wedding Guide Twin Cities Summer/Fall 2016