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photography & videography 186

planning 192

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directory of wedding pros 244

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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.

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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? 52


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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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Can you show me a portfolio of your work? What is the average cost for bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, etc? Can you provide rental items such as candelabras, aisle runners, vases, etc? Do you deliver? When will the flowers be delivered? What is the fee? Is set-up at site included? Are you familiar with my venue? Do you pin the corsages and boutonnieres on everyone? Do you do multiple weddings on an average weekend? When do you need a final count for table centerpieces? Can you recommend any seasonal flowers to save money? Can you make any suggestions based on my color scheme? How much is the deposit to secure my date? When is the remaining balance due? 55


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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 63


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. 65


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 66


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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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.

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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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THINGS TO CONSIDER

When Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

The person who presides over your wedding ceremony holds a particularly important place in your big day. If you’re not getting married by a long-time clergyman in your family’s place of worship you’ll need to hire an officiant you likely won’t know. Here are some key things to consider when making the decision about which officiant to hire:

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1. Your level of comfort with them. This is probably the most important thing to consider. You want to make sure the potential officiant’s personality fits well with yours and that you feel he or she is taking your wishes into account. 2. How flexible they are. Some officiants have a standard ceremony and they don’t want to deviate Photo by Asia Pimentel Photo graphy from it. If you like their standard ceremony, that’s not a problem. If you want something more customized, you’ll want an officiant who’s more flexible. 3. The number of weddings they’re officiating on your wedding day. Officiants often preside over more than one wedding a day. If your officiant is one of them, find out how close to your ceremony time any other ceremonies might be performed so you’re aware of possible time constraints. 4. Their fees and what those include. You’ll want to make sure you can afford the officiant of your choice. Find out what their fees include, such as pre-marital counseling and conducting the rehearsal. 5. What other couples have to say about them. The best way to find an officiant (like any vendor) is by word of mouth. Review testimonials and go into any interviews prepared. 6. Whether or not you’re inviting them to the reception or rehearsal dinner. It’s a nice gesture to invite your officiant to either the rehearsal dinner or the reception. If you do, you’ll need to account for an extra place setting (or two, if the officiant is allowed to bring a guest). 87


Real Weddings

Edgar & Macio

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Edgar and Macio married in San Jose, California at the beautiful Dolce Hayes Mansion, where their love story first began. Two years prior, at Dolce Hayes Mansion, Macio attended Edgar’s 40th Birthday party as a friends plus one. After meeting, the pair immediately hit it off. That night their relationship blossomed after they shared their first kiss. Four months later they departed for a tropical vacation in the Caribbean. After an 8-course tasting menu, Macio arranged for a ring box to be placed on a plate of crushed ice and orchids. With the ocean, the sunset and the cliffs surrounding them, Macio asked Edgar to marry him. It was one perfect night! Fast forwarding to their wedding, it is no surprise that the love they have for one another manifests through their wedding photographs. If their love story wasn’t enough, the two hosted a Veuve Clicquot Lounge before the ceremony, the couples favorite brand of champagne. 89


Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography Cinema + Video: AVR Films Linens: Fine Linen Creation Floral/Decor: Designs by Edgar Wedding Cake: Jen’s Cakes 90

DJ/Lighting: Gatsby Entertainment Group Tuxedos: Tom Ford Shoes: Gucci Rentals: Allure Events Lounge: Veuve Clicquot


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TO ASK YOUR GIRLS TO BE BRIDESMAIDS By Samantha Crotty

Asking your girls to stand beside you on your wedding day is a big deal. Especially with so many different ways to do it. We’ve seen crafted boxes filled with sweet goodies, ring pops, fortune cookies, I mean the list goes on and on. In fact we’ve covered this topic in the past multiple times. So why do it again you ask? Because asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is an ever-revolving door. A door that needs fun and innovated ideas constantly. In this Facebook group that I’m a part of, I asked brides what ideas they had used to ask their bridesmaids the big question. The one that stood out most, because I haven’t seen it overly done, were longsleeve jersey shirts with custom Lily Pulitzer print names on the back. Liz Moll ordered the jersey from Pink Anchor Shop on Etsy. She requested that Stacy (the shop owner) add “EST. 2016” to commemorate the year each girl acquired their new title. So personal and perfect! 92


Now I’m sure you’ve seen proposal boxes all over Pinterest and the internet. You may even consider these ideas to be a bit overused. However this is a great way of giving your girls g super p p something personalized. Which they will love.

Labels with Love Now I am completely obsessed with these bottle labels! Whether you want to include them in your proposal box or have them at a bridesmaid luncheon, they add the perfect touch. They work on regular wine and champagne bottles, plus mini champ bottles.

Han’made Designs Nothing beats something personalized. Especially when you’re popping the question to girls. Just take a look at this adorable ivory tote made by Han’made Designs from Etsy.

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THE TRUTH BEHIND COMMON WEDDING TRADITIONS + RULES There are some rules that are meant to be broken. Even if you’re a traditional bride you might not always want to go by the book. Who even wrote that book? This is your wedding; be the author of your own fairytale. Here are just a few wedding traditions that are okay to break.

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It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. Truth: Traditions are constantly changing and it’s not bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. The bride has to have someone escort her down the aisle. Truth: You don’t HAVE to have someone walk you down the aisle. Everything has to be perfect. Truth: Is anything ever perfect? You need assigned seating. Truth: It’s okay to allow your guests to sit wherever they please. You have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Truth: No, not true at all. You have to wear all white. Truth: Don’t feel obligated to wear bright white.

You have to have a garter and bouquet toss. Truth: This is a tradition that reveals who is getting married next. Rain is a bad thing. Truth: If you’ve learned anything from Luke Bryan it’s probably “Rain is a Good Thing.” Hiring your life-long friends as vendors is a good idea. Truth: You might think this is a good idea because it could save you a few bucks, but I don’t recommend it. Save the top tier of your wedding cake for your one-year anniversary or celebration of your first born. Truth: This is a common tradition among many newlyweds; however, storing your cake in the freezer for a year or more might not exactly make your taste buds water. To find out more about the truths behind traditions, be sure to visit Head Over Heels to continue reading. Trust us, you will want to read the rest!

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PWG PERFECT PROPOSAL SPOTLIGHT:

Katie + Dustin • July 18, 2015 We here at Perfect Wedding Guide were thrilled to have so many fabulous entries for our Show Us Your Ring Contest! Four winners were selected for the spotlight, with one lucky winner getting a spotlight in our print publication. The big winners were Katie and Dustin, who got engaged in a rather unique and adventurous way. “Dustin and I are true adventure-seekers. When he offered to take me sky-diving for my birthday, I didn’t think anything of it. I was so excited to try something new and experience such a thrill. Well, little did I know, Dustin had planned the thrill of a lifetime! That morning, he surprised me with our cute, matching KC shirts; he claimed it would look great in pictures during the jump. He was so nervous in the car, driving to the small airport, but he played it off as being nervous to jump! After taking our training class and waiting for what seemed like an eternity, we boarded the small aircraft. I never thought that I’d be cramped in a plane with ten other men when my boyfriend would pop the question, but it was so perfect. He held out the gorgeous ring half-way up our ascent, we sealed my answer with a kiss, and minutes later, we were jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet! What a rush! After landing, we retrieved the ring from the pilot, and I could not stop smiling! I am forever on cloud nine! “ - Katie Congratulations, Katie and Dustin! Thank you so much for submitting your engagement story to us. We hope to see many stunning photographs from your upcoming wedding! 96


Photographer: Staci Dabney Photography Location: SkyDive Kansas City Jewelry Designer: Karats Jewelers

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Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve definitely envisioned yourself as a princess on your wedding day. The idea that most likely stemmed from watching Disney movies. The great news is you don’t have to be cliche when it comes to adding that princess touch to your big day. What do I mean by that? I simply mean you can add simple touches without picking out that yellow ballgown that is an exact replica to Belle’s. Let me show you more in-depth of what I mean. 105


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My personal favorite, and the favorite of many, is Cinderella. When it comes to planning your Cinderella inspired wedding, think about utilizing the color blue in your decor items, picking a venue that resembles a castle, select glittery shoes or select an old English style font for your wedding invitations. A great example of this can be seen in this image captured by RebeccaMarie Photography.

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Another great Disney princess to draw inspiration from is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Think of using Belle’s love of reading by using books as your table numbers, having your bridal party wear pale yellow dresses, using red roses in your centerpieces or on your wedding cake, or beautiful glassware to signify Mrs. Potts and Chip.

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Who doesn’t love the little mermaid? Similar to all Disney movies, a young girl meets her dream man but faces a large obstacle that keeps them at a distance (she lives in the ocean and he’s a human). But through love and a little help from her Father, they end up getting married and living happily ever after. But how can you add this idea into your wedding without wearing a shell bra and dying your hair red? Easy! Ariel and the Little Mermaid are all about pastels, the ocean and seashells. 108

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Using Tiana as your wedding inspiration is fantastic! Solely because of the New Orleans touch you can incorporate. The most obvious thing to include is a Louisiana location, think one of those stunning column lined Plantation homes. Then add in industrial lighting that hangs or simple bulb lights, lots of green and cajun food will add to the theme as well. All of these elements will keep the Princess and the Frog in your mind without going overboard.

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If you and your future spouse already have a “song,” choosing your first song to dance to as a married couple will be a breeze. If you don’t have a song or your song isn’t really meant for dancing, you might be able to use one of these romantic song options: 1. “Amazed” by Lonestar 2. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles 3. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong 4. “All I Want is You” by U2 5. “It Had to be You” by Frank Sinatra 6. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift 7. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat 8. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS 9. “You are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker 10. “Lucky Man” by The Verve 11. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion 12. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé 13. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie 14. “At Last” by Etta James 15. “Everything” by Michael Bublé 16. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boys II Men 17. “Wild Horses” by The Sundays 18. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds 19. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley 20. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden Be sure to visit Head Over Heels for even more song options. Whether you’re looking for first dance songs or Father/Daughter songs, we’ve got quite a few to choose from. 111


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HOW TO DRINK AT A WEDDING & AVOID BEING “THAT GIRL” George Hausler Photography

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We are currently entering wedding season and if you’re like me you have 4 save the dates on your refrigerator. With weddings, come receptions. With receptions, comes alcohol. We’ve all seen the girl that should’ve been cut oƤ three drinks ago. You don’t want to be her of the one that is falling all over the place and puking in the background of pictures or the reason the bride thinks her reception was ruined. Make it to the rest of your friend’s weddings without being embarrassed of the amount of alcohol you had at the last one. Prepare yourself. Food is the best way to soak up all the alcohol you’re going to be drinking later. Start your day eating a high-protein breakfast and drink plenty of Ʀuids (water, not bellini’s, mimosas, or Bloody Mary’s).

Stay true to you. Know what you drink and stick to it. If there is liquor and you don’t normally drink liquor, don’t let a wedding be the place you try it out. If you like wine, drink wine. If you like beer, drink beer.

Drinking is not a competition. Your tolerance might not be as high as your best friends. Know your pace and stick to it! If your bestie is going to a bar for her next drink, don’t feel obligated to keep up. Also realize that wine has a higher alcohol content than most beers.

Equal parts. For every glass of alcohol drink a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated allowing you to take a few more trips to the bar.

Take care of the bartenders and they will take care of you. Yes the bartender will get paid a nice percentage of the bar tab but you’re an adult and they are dealing with a lot of drunk people. Consider dropping a nice chuck of change at the beginning of the reception and the bartender will make sure to take care of you the rest of the night.

Go for the gold. But BE. CAREFUL. This isn’t the Olympics, this is a wedding. When popping the bubbly, remember it will get you when you least expect it. So don’t over do it! So hot it hurts. No, really. If you know you will be sitting outside for the wedding ceremony in the dead heat of summer, you are going to need to hydrate. If you don’t, you will be hurting. If you plan to beat the heat, be sure to drink a lot of water.

Now you don’t have to be THAT girl and can attend all of the weddings you’ve been invited to. Happy Wedding Season!

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Save the Dates. Average cost: $125 plus postage. You’ll want to choose a theme that reflects the overall feel of your wedding. Some couples opt to get engagement photos to use on their Save the Dates, which will add to the cost by at least a couple hundred dollars.

Invitations and Reply Cards. Average cost: $255 plus (extra) postage. This is the stationery item with the highest swing between costs. Some couples go the ultra-simple DIY print-it-yourself route while others go to custom stationers and design one-of-a-kind invitations brushed with gold leaf. Price these out carefully, accounting for more postage due to heavier weight.

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Ceremony Programs. Average cost: $110. Today’s couples are getting creative with their programs, sometimes making them into custom games or keepsakes. These types of programs can as much as double the average cost.

Place Cards. Average cost: $84. If you’re doing anything beyond a typical folded card with the guests’ names printed on them, such as placing the cards in special stands or having a calligrapher write the names, the cost of your place cards will definitely increase. It should be noted that Statistic Brain combined this expense with that of table names.

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Thank You Notes. Average cost: $94 plus postage. Next to the wedding invitations, these are among the most important stationery items you’ll buy. Keep them within your wedding theme and send them within a few weeks of when you receive a gift. Don’t forget that you’ll need thank you notes for any engagement or shower gifts as well as wedding gifts.

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LAUNCHES BRIDESMAIDS COLLECTION THEIA, an evening wear and bridal collection inspired by the Greek Goddess of light just launched their bridesmaids collection. The collection features twelve styles, available in either tulle, chiffon, sequins or lace.

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You will also notice dramatic cowl back gowns, micro sequins and mix and match toppers. Each gown offers a soft color palette of neutrals, pastels and metallics, which evokes a romantic ethereal vibe with a hint of boho chic. Prices for this collection are to range from $260-$290, and will be available in sizes 0-28. Standard production lead time will be eight weeks. However six week rush options will be available for bridal parties who wish to receive the gowns sooner.

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MARY KAY All eyes on the bride! Look simply radiant for your wedding day and every day. Enjoy relaxing and pampering with your bridesmaids and your Mom. We can even help with great gifts for your wedding party. Call today to schedule your FREE Mary Kay Bridal Makeup Trial. Denise Engebretson 763-227-6694 marykay.com/dengebretson dengebretson@marykay.com

MERRILL HAIR DESIGNERS Full service salon for hair, skin, and nails, including advanced skin care, color correction, body massage, body waxing, bridal styling and make-up. Our team has many years of experience & training on current and vintage styles. We have been building relationships with our clients for over 20 years. Free consultations. 763-557-0190 3900 Vinewood Lane N Suite 8 • Plymouth, MN 55441 www.merrillhairdesigners.com jada@merrillhairdesigners.com 132


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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.

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FIFTH AVE CAKES

Where your dreams become a reality. Fifth Ave Cakes is the premier wedding cake division of Denny’s 5th Avenue Bakery. Our mission: providing you with the best cake possible, in appearance and taste. Cakes are made from scratch, with the finest ingredients and recipes dating back 40 years. Our award-winning cake designer creates exquisite wedding cakes customized to each couple’s unique vision. Free first anniversary cake. 952-881-4445 7840 5th Ave South • Bloomington, MN www.fifthavecakes.com weddings@fifthavecakes.com 135


GREEN MILL CATERING & BAR SERVICE

Green Mill Catering makes it easy, fun, affordable, and delicious! From intimate gatherings to large-scale affairs, we want our couples to be happy, relaxed and confident that the food is as perfect as their wedding day. At Green Mill Catering we pride ourselves in being a one-stop shop and making the catering process easy for our clients. We bring the linens, china, glassware, and silverware – all the table details down to the salt and pepper shakers, all completely complimentary. 651-203-3100 1342 Grand Ave • St. Paul, MN 55105 www.greenmillcatering.com catering@greenmill.com 136


IRISH BORN HOSPITALITY CATERING

Irish Hospitality is viewed around the world for being accommodating, friendly and welcoming. We have combined those attributes with our talented Chef driven team. Our creative menus can be modified to your taste, needs & budget. Consider us for your catering needs or book a party at one of our 4 unique locations: Lola’s Lakehouse, beautiful boathouse on the shores of Lake Waconia; Jake O’Connors Public House, Victorian Era Gastro Pub in historic Excelsior; O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, “The most authentic Irish Pub in the Twin Cities”; McKinney Roe, Contemporary American Restaurant in East Town. 952-488-1888 4 E Main St. Suite 1 • Waconia, MN 55387 www.ibhmn.com mmarcussen@ibhmn.com 137


MINTÁHOE CATERING & EVENTS

Catering Prepared with Passion & Imagination When you choose Mintáhoe Catering & Events, you choose peace of mind. With endless catering capabilities, our talented team will customize a menu to your preferences and budget. We promise you’ll feel confident and excited about your wedding menu!

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RACK SHACK BBQ

Rack Shack BBQ is award winning Southern Style Barbeque. Featured on Man vs.Food, Ranked in the Top 50 on Travel Channel’s “101 Best Places to Chow-Down in America”, Voted Best BBQ by KARE 11 Fans, and more! We cater office meetings - weddings & everything in between. The sky is the limit when it comes to your BBQ ideas. Visit us online to see what we can do for you.

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DECO CATERING Deco Catering is Simply Perfection! Deco has been in the catering business for over 30 years catering over 10,000 events. Our entire staff operates with passion and purpose to ensure that any special event is the source of delightful memories, unquestionable and unmatched value. And, of course, authentic, delicious food. 612-623-4477 2010 E Hennepin Ave., #7 • Minneapolis, MN www.decocatering.com info@decocatering.com

JOHNJEANJUAN CAKES Each cake is custom designed to reflect your personal taste and style. We start with your personal flavor combinations chosen from dozens of flavors of scratch baked cakes and Italian meringue buttercream to make the experience uniquely yours. My goal is to make your wedding cake truly memorable. 612-237-0129 www.johnjeanjuancakes.com tjz@johnjeanjuancakes.com terryjohnzila@gmail.com 140


MUDDY PAWS CHEESECAKE 222 Flavors of Award Winning Cheesecake, Made from Scratch to Order, Including Gluten Free & Vegan! We offer tiered cheesecakes, buffet style, centerpieces and minis for weddings. Also, great for take-home gifts and showers. Email us to make an appointment for a free tasting! The guests will be so excited to have cheesecake! 763-545-7161 7600 W 27th St , Commons B • St. Louis Park, MN 55426 www.muddypawscheesecake.com yummy@muddypawscheesecake.com

THELMA’S Add a little sweetness to the late night snack or dessert by including Thelma’s and our 7 different flavors of ice cream sandwiches. Sandwiches include two large cookies with sweet Anderson Erickson ice cream smushed between. Choose from a full service push cart and Thelma’s attendant or a festively wrapped self serve bunker freezer. 612-558-3444 2301 Humboldt Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55405 www.thelmastreats.com events@thelmastreats.com 141


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CHS FIELD

Looking for a unique spot to host your next event? The Securian Club at CHS Field can provide you with an upscale, stress-free environment to entertain your guests. Accommodating up to 250 people, this indoor space surrounded by glass will protect you from the elements while you soak in views of the baseball field, Dayton’s Bluff to the east, and the downtown St. Paul skyline to the west.

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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 144


THE EXCHANGE & ALIBI LOUNGE

The Exchange & Alibi Lounge bring Minneapolis nightlife and entertainment to a higher caliber. This exquisite pair has been restored to showcase the building’s original limestone walls and marble floors.

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THE POURHOUSE & POURHOUSE PARTY BUS

The Pourhouse invites groups of all sizes. Our 12,000 sq. ft. prohibition themed venue has several unique areas with hidden passageways. Home of the Twin Cities largest 25 ft. HD projection screen, along with 50 TVs and 5 bars! The Pourhouse Party Bus is a luxury party bus company for all your transportation needs. Call us to see how we can make all your big events even better!

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WOOLLEY’S STEAKHOUSE

With private dining rooms located just off of the restaurant, our location inside the hotel is ideal for hosting rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, reunions, birthdays and other large party events. The interior is filled with real plants, flowers and trees; while outside a scenic waterfall and beautiful stream flow past. The open-air gazebo and cozy booths complement all types of occasions; business, romantic, celebrations, or just going out for a satisfying dinner. Bring us your vision and our skilled catering managers will guide you through each stage of the process, ensuring your experience will be memorable. 952-854-1010 7901 34th Ave S • Bloomington, MN 55425 woolleysrestaurant.com becca.jarson@hilton.com 147


BONEFISH GRILL Looking for the perfect private dining experience? Our two spaces accommodate up to 64 guests and come with complimentary audio visual equipment to create an event that is uniquely yours. We provide award-winning service and innovative seasonal dishes featuring fresh seafood and steak from all over the world. 952-746-4058 1607 West End Blvd • St. Louis Park, MN 55416 www.bonefishgrill.com stlouispark@bonefishgrill.com

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FESTIVITIES

Festivities is an event rental, décor and floral provider known for award-winning bouquet and centerpiece design, specialty linen, a beautiful array of chair covers and sashes, impressive tents, custom ceiling draping, trendy lounge furnishings, unique place settings, creative design insights and more. Dress your day with the functional, fun and fashionable décor your event needs and the design, service and expertise you want! 763-682-4846 10701 Red Circle Drive, • Minnetonka, MN www.festivitiesmn.com events@festivitiesmn.com 150


LINEN EFFECTS, INC.

Linen Effects is an upscale wedding decor rental company specializing in table linens, chair covers, centerpieces, chiavari chairs, and furniture. Linen Effects is well regarded in the industry for our creative style, excellent service, high quality standards, and very large selection. Many venues, professional wedding planners, and orists recommend Linen Effects. Linen Effects has been providing award winning style in the Twin Cities for over 25 years. 612-355-2500 1801 West River Rd. N. • Minneapolis, MN 55411 www.lineneffects.com sales@lineneffects.com 151


RICHFIELD FLOWERS AND EVENTS

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 152


RISON DESIGN

From simple elegance to extravagant beauty, Rison Design is here to make your wedding day special and memorable with gorgeous oral designs and decor styling. Contact us today for a complementary consultation and to receive a quote. Now offering rental on containers, center pieces and event decor elements.

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ULTIMATE EVENTS

Tents • Tables • China • Décor • Linens • Dance Floors • Glassware • Draping Ultimate Events knows exactly how important your wedding is to you and your family. It’s a day that will live on in your memories forever. Whether you desire an outdoor tented wedding or a hotel wedding reception, we have the ability to work with you to create the look you envision.

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BEL FIORE At Bel Fiore we aim to create beautiful and fashion forward floral designs with passion, professionalism and personalized service. We specialize in modern vintage, garden picked and rustic floral styling for weddings. We are capable of producing elegant and stunning floral designs for bridal parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, company events, as well as everything in between! 651-207-6861 707 Bielenberg Drive #107 • Woodbury, MN 55125 www.belfiorestudio.com jasmine@belfiorestudio.com

THE INDULGE & BLOOM GROUP Our professional, experienced, creative and passionate staff is excited to help you bring the vision of your wedding day to bloom. Our wedding designers will meet with you to discuss your ideas for your wedding day, presenting options for the perfect flowers and décor for your bouquets and centerpieces, and offering creative ideas to truly make your wedding a day to remember for a lifetime. 612-343-0000 2 Twin Cities Locations www.indulgeandbloom.com info@indulgeandbloom.com 155


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EFFIE’S BRIDAL TRUNK

We understand that finding your dress is a personal and often overwhelming decision, so we strive to create a boutique environment that is “relaxed sophistication”. Our goal is to carry a unique selection of designers that would give the Effie Bride choices that suit her personality and taste. Through one-on-one appointments, with our experienced consultants, every bride feels welcomed, excited and at ease in our shop.

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JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS

Let our expert sales professionals help you find the perfect formal attire for your special day, from classic and traditional to sleek and modern. Plus, with hundreds of accessory color options, you’ll find that we can match any dress from any designer. Our experts look forward to guiding you to the ideal tuxedos to outfit the men in your wedding. It’s your day; let us help make it unforgettable!

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LUXE BRIDAL COUTURE

Specializing in plus size and curvy brides! Luxe Bridal is unlike any bridal salon you have experienced before. We specialize in curvy and plus size brides size 12 and up. That means you can actually try our gowns on, with over 200 bridal gowns to choose from it makes us a curvy girls dream! Make your appointment today! 651-600-3015 3918 Cedar Grove Parkway • Eagan, MN 55122 luxemn.com info@luxemn.com 160


OUR SHOP BRIDAL

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 unparalleled selection of colors from all leading dress designers, as well as, slim fit and modern 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.

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WEDDING SHOPPE, INC.

The Wedding Shoppe is celebrating 40 years of award-winning service. Shop our huge selection of exclusive bridal gowns from around the world. With the largest selection of bridesmaid dresses in the Midwest, your ladies will find the dress they love. Plus, we’ll outfit mom, and all the men in your party, too. Shop online or visit our historic Grand Avenue boutique and let us make your wedding dreams come true!

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EVERMORE WEDDING GOWN CARE We are the only cleaner in the Upper Midwest that cares exclusively for wedding gowns. We offer award winning gown care needs, from pre-wedding care and alterations to cleaning and preservation of your gown. Your preserved gown is guaranteed not to yellow, discolor or develop oxidized stains.

212 3rd Ave N • Minneapolis • 612-545-5740 9424 36th Ave N • New Hope • 763-588-8030 www.evermoreweddinggowncare.com info@evermoreweddinggowncare.com

GRAND CLEANERS WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION SPECIALISTS Let us preserve your precious wedding gown in an heirloom box, ensuring preservation for future generations. We will carefully inspect it for minor damages including tears, missing beads and stains. Our gown specialist will clean it with the utmost care and delicately pack it with acid-free tissue to retain its shape and beauty for years to come. 651-776-3485 1645 White Bear Ave N • St. Paul, MN 55106 www.grandcleaners.net 164


KNIGHT’S CHAMBER UPTOWN Complete Suit, Shirt, Tie package $139! We are looking forward to helping outfit your Groom and Groomsmen to compliment the dresses of the Bride and Bridesmaids. Bring in swatches if you like for us to match shirts and ties. It will be our privilege to help you with your most important day! 612-824-4818 3001 Hennepin Ave • Calhoun Square • Minneapolis www.knightschamberuptown.com chris@knightschamber.net

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MONICA BROOKS, REALTOR - RE/MAX RESULTS

CONGRATS to all of you that are planning your wedding, how very exciting, I also am planning my wedding. I do know as a Realtor that one of the next steps after the wedding, and sometimes prior is the home buying/selling process. I would LOVE the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your dreams! I work throughout the Twin Cities. I work with BUYERS and SELLERS. I also work 24/7 which means I work the hours that work for you, call me anytime. 651-428-3747 604 Bielenberg Drive Suite 100 • Woodbury, MN 55125 www.monicabrooks.results.net monica.brooks@results.net 167


AMERICAN MORTGAGE & EQUITY CONSULTANTS, INC. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the dream home that holds the baby carriage! The AMEC team is here to help guide you in the right direction so you are one step closer to your dream home! Whether you are looking to buy now or later, call for a free consultation. Equal Housing Lender, Company NMLS #150953 612-799-7008 Lance Moretto, Branch Manager • NMLS #341412 www.lancemoretto.amecinc.com lance.moretto@amecinc.org

ENGEL & VÖLKERS MINNEAPOLIS Being recently engaged, I understand the stress (both very positive and a bit harder at times) that comes with wedding planning and home searching on top of everything else during a normal day. To make the whole process easier for you, I would love to be your real estate advisor to help you find your dream home! 763-350-0022 1601 Hennepin Ave • Minneapolis MN 55403 www.lindsaybacigalupo.evusa.com lindsay.bacigalupo@evusa.com 168


STEVE HAUER AGENCY As your local Farmers agent in Minnetonka, MN, I help customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make you smarter about insurance. I have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options - whether that’s auto, home, renters, business insurance and more. 763-227-6958 14525 Hwy 7 Suite 325 • Minnetonka, MN 55345 www.farmersagent.com/shauer shauer@farmersagent.com

WATERSTONE MORTGAGE I specialize in helping engaged and/or newlywed couples through the mortgage financing process so they may easily purchase a home. With access to an extensive array of loan programs, I’m here to help guide you on the best possible path financially. As you enter into this new chapter of your lives, I look forward to helping you secure the home of your dreams. 612-269-9728 Michele Brandt – NMLS #452483 www.applywithmichele.com mbrandt@waterstonemortgage.com 169


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CARROUSEL TRAVEL Carrousel Travel’s Romance Travel Specialists are a team of dedicated consultants offering expertise in worldwide romantic travel. Whether you get married at a destination far from home or celebrate as newlyweds with a romantic honeymoon, let us share our first-hand knowledge and personal insight to guide your romantic getaway vision. 800-800-6508 • 612-866-2503 6625 Lyndale Ave. South, Ste. 104 • Minneapolis, MN www.HoneymoonsDestinationWeddings.com romance@carrouseltravel.com

HONEYMOON FEVER Finding travel & tickets is easy and having a Membership in the largest vacation club in the world makes it so affordable. You’ll have access to thousands of honeymoon options & travel all over the world many for only hundreds, not thousands of dollars. Make your honeymoon a dream come true!

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TRAVEL ADVISORS INTERNATIONAL Did you know there’s a way to let someone else help plan your honeymoon or destination wedding - at no cost to you? It’s like having a “personal shopper” - someone to help you find the best experience and best deals. We will help you choose the perfect destination, create romantic moments, avoid stress and save you money! 952-474-3666 • 800-403-2920 840 West 78th St. • Chanhassen, MN 55317 www.traveladvisorsintl.com carol@traveladvisorsintl.com

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INVITE CAFE

Invite Cafe is dedicated to offering superior stationery for your special day. Our creative team will combine stunning images, elegant type, gorgeous embellishments and exquisite papers to create beautiful and unique stationery. Your custom stationery is created in our own print studio, including printing on papers, unique surfaces, banners, photo backdrops, lined envelopes, exclusive die cuts and hand work. Invite Cafe will delight in creating custom stationery for your truly memorable event. 763-548-0202 8043 Lewis Road • Golden Valley, MN 55427 www.InviteCafe.com invites@invitecafe.com 174


KRISTINA DESIGNZ

Make your big day extra special with your very own unique wedding stationery from Kristina Designz. Let us give you a look that no one else has, something entirely custom to reect your relationship, vision and style for your wedding. Set up a coffee date with me, so we can make your dreams come true with everything from an invitation suite to calligraphy signage.

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LIVE LOVE LAST BY PLASTIC PRINTERS We specialize in creating custom plastic wedding invitations, RSVP’s, save the dates, thank you notes and more. Whether you have a design in mind or would like the assistance of our professional design team, we will create something truly unique for you. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation. 1-866-598-2461 741 Spiral Boulevard • Hastings, MN www.LiveLoveLast.com Team@LiveLoveLast.com

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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 178


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.

651-227-1202 255 East 6th St., Sixth Floor • St. Paul, MN 55101 bellagala.com info@bellagala.com 179


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 180


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 • South St. Paul 55075 www.completemn.com info@completemn.com 181


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 182


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 183


DJ GREG ELLIS / NECKWERK ENTERTAINMENT Make your special day one you’ll never forget with Neckwerk Entertainment. At Neckwerk, we partner with you to create an experience that you and your guests will talk about for years to come. We cater to your personal preferences, and offer a full range of lighting, multimedia, music, emcee and photo booth services. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to party with Neckwerk! 612-963-7972 www.djgregellis.com neckwerk@hotmail.com

INSTANT REQUEST DJ ENTERTAINMENT Instant Request has been providing the finest DJ entertainment in the Twin Cities since 1980. Instant Request was recognized as the Knot Magazine’s “Best of 2010-2016” and was voted the “Best DJ Service 2005-2016” by MN Bride Magazine. The perfect choice if you are looking for a tasteful and organized DJ. 952-934-6110 5001 American Blvd W, Suite 995 • Bloomington, MN www.instantrequest.com info@instantrequest.com 184


LAKE COUNTRY PRODUCTIONS Lake Country Productions provides only the best entertainment experience. Get to know your personal DJ as they customize your wedding day to be a celebration of who YOU are! With packed dance oors and premium services like our photo booth, making memories is our passion. If Grandma can have fun, so can everyone! 651-493-9357 St. Paul, MN www.lakecountryproductions.com info@lakecountryproductions.com

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 185


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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 187


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

612-206-0502 1624 Harmon Place Suite 209 • Minneapolis, MN 55403 studio220photography.com info@studio220photography.com 188


SUMMIT HILL STUDIOS | DAN RIGGS FILMS

While going through pictures of couples to feature here, I stumbled across many of my mom and I. I recently lost her and I miss her more than I can even say. So, instead of featuring photos of random couples, I decided to show off my mom instead. I bet she would’ve loved to be in a magazine…and now she is. I love you mama. Oh, I also create beautiful wedding videos. For samples visit my website. 612-865-1020 500 Robert Street North • Saint Paul, MN 55101 www.SummitHillStudios.com riggs@summithillstudios.com 189


COURTNEY JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY Have you ever gone through a box of photos and pulled out an image that meant something to you? It made you relive the moment. From the expression on your face to the people in the photos, it all brought back a ood of memories. That feeling is what I live for. I get to be a part of the creation of those memories. My photographs tell stories that can be passed on for generations. 952-393-6509 www.courtneyjunephotography.com courtneyjunephotography@live.com

SPENCER GEASE PHOTOGRAPHY Spencer Gease Photography is a premier wedding photography studio offering one of a kind photographic art, exceptional service and a full line of genuine leather wedding albums. I would love to help you create beautiful images to document your special day!

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STUDIO VEIL Studio Veil has some of the coolest looking, high quality booths in MN. Photo Booths don’t need to be eye sores; they can be beautiful and full of great features. Contact today for availability. Every rental includes an on-site attendant, props, photo strip printouts, and a guest book with no additional costs. Ask about our social media sharing and other great features! 612-888-3646 7600 Boone Ave. N #18 • Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 www.StudioVeil.com info@studioveil.com

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DEVOTED DESIGNS

Devoted Designs is a full-Service Minnesota based wedding and event planning company. Devoted Designs works only on a ďŹ nite number of events, capturing every last detail and creating one-of-a-kind non stressful experiences. We have cultivated relationships with the most reputable vendors and resources, which ensures that your event will have the best of everything. Weddings are the most signiďƒžcant and intimate experiences in life, let me help plan yours today! 763-957-2406 Minnesota www.DevotedDesigns.com Ashley@DevotedDesigns.com 193


SIXPENCE EVENTS & PLANNING, LLC.

You don’t need a planner to plan your wedding. What you need is someone to help you stay organized and happy. You need someone to listen to your ideas and then implement them, someone to be there on the day of your wedding to make it all happen. That someone is me. Let’s talk about your wedding over lattes and pastries, email me right now! Prosperity, Love & Happiness - Josey 425-327-7148 Bloomington, MN 55431 sixpenceeventsmn.com hello@sixpenceeventsmn.com 194


THE SIMPLY ELEGANT GROUP

The Simply Elegant Group is an award-winning wedding planning company based in Minnesota. It is our goal to save our clients more money than we cost- therefore making our services indispensable for EVERY couple. With our exclusive Preferred Vendor relationships with the top wedding professionals, we save our couples thousands on their wedding day and ensure they are getting a great value, no matter the size of their budget. 612-867-7287 2010 E Hennepin, Suite #7204 • Minneapolis, MN www.thesimplyelegantgroup.com info@thesimplyelegantgroup.com 195


STUDIO 23 EVENTS Passion and dedication are the driving force behind Studio 23 Events. We are truly invested in every event and are devoted to bringing the event you imagine to life. Your wedding is the most memorable moment in your life. We are here to help make your dreams come true.

651-357-2667 Eagan, Minnesota studio23events.com studio23events@eventinquiry.net

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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. 612-259-8213 301 Main Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 301onMain.com info@301onMain.com 198


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 199


CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES

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 $7,500! 952-934-1524 501 West 78th Street • Chanhassen, MN www.chanhassendt.com eventsales@chanhassendt.com 200


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 201


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 202


CROWNE PLAZA BLOOMINGTON

The Crowne Plaza Bloomington features a contemporary and modern design conveniently located just minutes West of the Minneapolis/St Paul airport with complimentary transportation provided. We offer 256 guest rooms, as well as several Junior Suites for your wedding guests. You will find our 2,883 square foot Ballroom located on the first level of the hotel to provide a private, intimate space as a perfect venue for your Special Day. Our Ballroom will accommodate up to 200 of your Family and Friends. 952-345-1245 5401 Green Valley Drive • Bloomington, MN 55347 www.cpmsp.com dmallette@cpmsp.com 203


DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS - UNIVERSITY AREA

Nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities, the brand-new DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area offers a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding. Our glamorous Bridges Ballroom is exclusively yours, there’s no need to share your special day with any other couple. Surround yourself with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows, enjoy your mouthwatering meal under sparkling chandeliers, and dance the night away with friends and family. 612-504-3201 511 Huron Blvd SE • Minneapolis, MN 55414 www.DoubleTreeUniversity.com Sales@DoubleTreeUniversity.com 204


EARLE BROWN HERITAGE CENTER

Looking for a rustic country wedding conveniently near the Twin Cities? Earle Brown Heritage Center is Minneapolis’ premier wedding venue. Beautifully restored to its former grandeur, Earle Brown Heritage Center creates a rustic wedding feel just north of Downtown. We provide plenty of variety to make your wedding completely unique. With spaces that accommodate from 20 to 1,000 people, your intimate ceremony or lavish celebration will find its home. 763-569-6300 6155 Earle Brown Drive • Minneapolis, MN 55430 www.EarleBrown.com sales@EarleBrown.com 205


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 206


EMBASSY SUITES MINNEAPOLIS

On your wedding day, you want time to stand still. In the new Embassy Suites Minneapolis it will! Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis our hotel offers you a unique and romantic setting, exquisite catering menus, impeccable service, special rates on guest accommodations and a complimentary honeymoon suite. Our wedding expert is ready to see to every detail through to make your special day memorable for you and your guests. 612-351-2554 12 6th Street South • Minneapolis, MN 55402 www.embassysuites.com bruce.lambert@hilton.com 207


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 208


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 209


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.

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HISTORIC JOHN P FURBER FARM

We provide a wedding just for you: • Seating capacity up to 500 for ceremony and reception • Heating and cooling for year-round events • Space for an outdoor and indoor ceremony • Separate Large Bridal and Groom suites attached to the barn • Main level bathrooms for handicap accessibility • Onsite parking 651-336-4421 7310 Lamar Ave. South • Cottage Grove, MN 55016 JohnPFurberFarm.com Info@JohnPFurberFarm.com 211


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 212


MEET MINNEAPOLIS

Get started with the wedding expert at Meet Minneapolis! No need to stress out over researching dozens of unique venues or fabulous hotels. We are your connection to the best vendors in the city. We listen to what you need, ďŹ nd the perfect match and have the vendors contact YOU to compete for your business! We even provide complementary welcome bags for your out-of-town guests. Mandy truly cares about you and your wedding, and offers the absolute best planning services in Minneapolis. And she does it for FREE. 612-767-8104 250 Marquette Avenue South #1300 • Minneapolis, MN 55401 www.minneapolis.org/weddings mandys@minneapolis.org 213


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 214


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 certiďŹ ed 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 215


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 216


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.

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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!

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PROFILE EVENT CENTER

Jenifer Whalen Photographer

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.

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RADISSON HOTEL MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL NORTH

Allow the dedicated and professional staff at the Radisson in 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 dream wedding.

651-636-4567 2540 North Cleveland Ave. • Roseville, MN 55113 www.radisson.com/rosevillemn ssommervold@nathcompanies.com 220


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 221


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 222


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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 223


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 224


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 225


THE COMMONS HOTEL

Wedding Venue • Ceremony • Outdoor Balcony • Guest Rooms Our expert wedding specialists are here to help create a wedding day perfectly tailored to you. With two distinct ballrooms, both with a private outdoor balcony and ceremony space, The Commons Hotel accommodates weddings of up to 400 guests. 612-362-6667 615 Washington Ave. SE • Minneapolis, MN 55414 www.commonshotel.com kheidelberger@commonshotel.com 226


THE OUTING LODGE

Imagine a turn-of-the-century home in the countryside, surrounded by extensive lawns and gardens - a la Jane Austen’s novels. Ten minutes from downtown Stillwater, the Outing Lodge is a historic Bed & Breakfast surrounded by a 300-acre park. When you and your guests “move” to the Outing Lodge, everything can happen at one location, in the style of a local “destination wedding.” The Outing Lodge hosts romantic weddings year-round, can accommodate 10-300 people, and has event coordinators on staff to help you from start to finish. Ask about our Perfect Wedding Guide discounts! 651-439-9747 11661 Myeron Road N • Stillwater, MN www.outinglodge.com info@outinglodge.com 227


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 228


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 macalester.edu/conferences awillia8@macalester.edu

AFTON HOUSE INN / CRUISE LINES 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 229


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

CLASSIC HALL EVENT CENTER Classic Hall, located in Annandale, accommodates parties up to 400 guests for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Your guests will feel as though they are walking into a charming Hollywood Movie set of a “Small Town”. Here at Classic Hall we strive to give you the wedding of your dreams.

320-274-2121 220 Poplar Lane • Annandale, MN 55302 www.classichallmn.com brit@classichallmn.com 230


EAST TOWN BALLROOM @ THE COURTYARD With over 5,200 sq ft. the East Town Ballroom, at the Courtyard Minneapolis, offers a variety of options for any couple to host the wedding of their dreams. As one of the 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice recipients, we continue to focus on providing extraordinary service and creating a memorable experience. 612-638-4670 1500 Washington Ave S • Minneapolis, MN www.EastTownBallroom.com christina.formico@courtyardminneapolis.com

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 231


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

HILTON MINNEAPOLIS / BLOOMINGTON From intimate to elaborate, we will help you create your personal event that is unique to your style as a couple! Upscale hotel, central location on the edge of Edina, 5,000-square-foot ballroom boasting 14 1/2-foot ceilings. Hotel offers complimentary shuttle & deluxe accommodations for out-of-town guest.

952-830-5254 3900 American Blvd W • Bloomington, MN 55437 www.bloomingtonhilton.com Alexandrahenry@bloomingtonhilton.com 232


LAKE ELMO INN EVENT CENTER The Lake Elmo Inn Event Center Catering Staff has provided outstanding reception experiences throughout the Twin Cities for over 30 years. Our Event Coordinators will walk you through every step of your wedding day, making sure that everything, including menu design, dining service, and all the extras, fulfills your needs and vision. 651-779-5994 3712 Layton Avenue N • Lake Elmo, MN 55042 www.LakeElmoInn.com cwortman@leieventcenter.com

LEGENDS CLUB Make Your Wedding a Lasting Legend! Legends Club with its ambience, services and amenities is often mistaken as a private country club. Our culinary and banquet staff will assist you in customizing a legendary experience for you whether it is your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding. 952-226-9990 8670 Credit River Blvd • Prior Lake, MN 55372 www.legendsgc.com banquets@legendsgc.com 233


MEDINA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB We welcome you to spend your special day with us, as we help create some of your most treasured memories. The versatile space can suit any style with gallery windows overlooking our spectacular golf course, a patio for socializing, and delightful cuisine served by our friendly staff.

763-478-6021 400 Evergreen Road • Medina, MN 55340 www.medinagolfcc.com catering@medinagolfcc.com

MID-AMERICA FESTIVALS Mid-America Festivals has been creating timeless weddings for over 35 years on the grounds of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Create the wedding of your dreams in a classic setting. Variety of outdoor ceremony and reception locations available. Grounds available to rent May-October.

952-445-7361 1244 S. Canterbury Rd., Suite 306 • Shakopee, MN 55379 www.renaissancefest.com weddings@renaissancefest.com 234


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@millenniumhotels.com

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 235


ST. JAMES HOTEL Planning a wedding can be stressful. Why work with a separate caterer, rental company, florist, and decorator when you can plan everything in one location. Book your wedding at the St. James Hotel and you get it all! Space, hotel, flower shop, Salon Spa, onsite coordinator. Everything under one roof! 651-388-2846 406 Main Street • Red Wing, MN 55066 www.st-james-hotel.com weddings@st-james-hotel.com

THE GARDENS OF CASTLE ROCK Celebrate Love. Embrace Passion. Cherish Design. Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock! The Minnesota Wedding Venue & Event Center providing a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions, and special events. Enjoy the flexibility to design, create and schedule your day the way it works best for you! 651-264-9510 26601 Chippendale Ave. • Northfield, MN 55057 www.thegardensofcastlerock.com info@thegardensofcastlerock.com 236


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.

715-448-0326 W9602 Balsam Lane • Pepin, WI 54759 hiddenmeadowandbarn.com hiddenbarnweddings@yahoo.com

THE LINKS AT NORTHFORK Located just outside of the Twin Cities, The Links at Northfork is a magnificent setting for your wedding day. With beautiful golf course views, and vaulted ceilings, our banquet hall can accommodate up to 275 of your closest family and friends. Contact our experienced Event Coordinator to start planning your special day! 763-241-0506 9333 Alpine Drive NW • Ramsey, MN 55303 www.GolfTheLinks.com events@golfthelinks.com 237


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

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CORPORATE CAR & COACH

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 240


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 make 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 241


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. 612-331-7433 999 American Blvd E • Minneapolis, MN 55420 www.premiertrans.com info@premiertrans.com

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ALTERATIONS Evermore Wedding Gown Care 212 3rd Ave N Minneapolis 612-545-5740 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 164 Evermore Wedding Gown Care 9424 36th Ave N New Hope 763-588-8030 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 164 JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645 / 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES 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 Janna Vukelich 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 227 The Pourhouse Party Bus 10 South 5th Street Minneapolis 651-600-LIMO(5466) thepourhousepartybus.com see ad on page 146 BOAT CHARTERS Al and Alma's Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road Mound 952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com see ad on page 199

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 218 BRIDAL APPAREL David's Bridal Over 300 Locations Nationwide 877-923-2743 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 47 David's Bridal - Maple Grove 12965 Elm Creek Blvd Arbor Lakes Shopping Center Maple Grove 763-494-3347 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 47 David's Bridal - Oakdale 8304 3rd Street North Oakdale Village Shopping Center Oakdale 651-734-0103 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 47

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David's Bridal - Richfield 840 W 78th Street The Shoppes at Lyndale Richfield 612-869-7777 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 47 David's Bridal - Roseville 2100 N. Snelling Ave Har Mar Mall Roseville 651-697-1590 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 47 Diamond Bride & Tux 10760 Highway 55 Plymouth 763-550-3992 diamondbride.us Effie's Bridal Trunk 1715 County Road 42 W Burnsville 952-892-7699 effiesbridaltrunk.com see ad on page 158 Luxe Bridal Couture 3918 Cedar Grove Pkwy Eagan 651-600-3015 luxemn.com see ad on page 160 246

Our Shop Bridal 214 Main Street S Stillwater 651-351-1087 ourshopmn.com see ad on page 161

BRIDAL APPAREL - CUSTOM & RE-DESIGN JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645 / 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com

Our Shop Too Bridal 7201 Bass Lake Road Crystal 763-533-4228 ourshoptoo.com see ad on page 161

BRIDAL APPAREL - RESTORATION & PRESERVATION Evermore Wedding Gown Care 212 3rd Ave N Minneapolis 612-545-5740 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 164

Wedding Shoppe, Inc. 1196 Grand Ave S St. Paul 651-298-1144 weddingshoppeinc.com see ad on page 163 BRIDAL APPAREL CONSIGNMENT Bridal Aisle Off the Rack & 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

Evermore Wedding Gown Care 9424 36th Ave N New Hope 763-588-8030 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 164 Grand Cleaners 1645 White Bear Ave N St. Paul 651-776-3485 grandcleaners.net see ad on page 164


CAKES, DESSERTS & CANDY Bridgeman's Ice Cream 6230 10th Street N Suite 120 Oakdale 763-971-2947 bridgemans.com fifth ave cakes 7840 Fifth Ave South Bloomington 952-881-4445 fifthavecakes.com see ad on page 135 Gigi's Cupcakes 7722 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley 763-546-1433 gigiscupcakesusa.com johnjeanjuan CAKES Minneapolis 612-237-0129 johnjeanjuancakes.com see ad on page 140 Kake Kreations by Kathy 15373 92nd Street NE Elk River 763-441-5911 kakekreationsbykathy.com

Miss Sara's Cakery 314 Vermillion St Suite 105 Hastings 651-304-2108 misssarascakery.com Muddy Paws Cheesecake 7600 W 27th St Commons B St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 muddypawscheesecake.com see ad on page 141 Nothing Bundt Cakes 12987 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka 952-546-1406 nothingbundtcakes.com Rivertown Cakes 7750 Harkness Ave Ste 112 Cottage Grove 612-325-3627 rivertowncakes.com Sassy Sweets 802 5th St S Buffalo 763-244-9230 sassysweetsllc.com Something Sweet by Maddie Lu 12772 Riverdale Blvd NW Coon Rapids 763-323-3236 somethingsweetcakes.com

Thelma's 2301 Humboldt Ave S Minneapolis 612-558-3444 thelmastreats.com see ad on page 141 CATERING Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street Minneapolis 612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com see ad on page 30 Bridgeman's Ice Cream 6230 10th Street N Suite 120 Oakdale 763-971-2947 bridgemans.com Camp Cheesecake 7600 W 27th St Commons B St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 campcheesecake.com D'Amico Catering 275 Market Street Suite 117 Minneapolis 612-238-4444 damicocatering.com see ad interior gatefold

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Deco Catering 2010 E Hennepin Ave #7 Minneapolis 612-623-4477 decocatering.com see ad on page 140 Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave Oakdale 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad on page 134 Famous Dave's BBQ 3920 Colorado Ave S Minneapolis 952-593-5050 famousdaves.com see ad on page 31 Green Mill Catering & Bar Service 1342 Grand Ave St. Paul 651-203-3100 greenmillcatering.com see ad on page 136 Irish Born Hospitality Catering 4 E Main Street Suite 1 Waconia 952-448-1888 ibhmn.com see ad on page 137

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Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave N Lake Elmo 651-779-5994 LakeElmoInn.com see ad on page 233 Lancer Catering 1415 Mendota Heights Rd Mendota Heights 651-493-2880 lancercatering.com see ad back cover gatefold Minnesota Food Truck Association mnfoodtruckassociation.org Mintahoe Catering & Events 2850 Anthony Lane South Minneapolis 612-253-0255 mintahoe.com see ad on page 138 Rack Shack BBQ 2925 Cliff Rd E Burnsville 952-736-3004 rackshackbarbeque.com see ad on page 139

Thelma's 2301 Humboldt Ave S Minneapolis 612-558-3444 thelmastreats.com see ad on page 141 CEREMONY VENUES A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue St. Paul 651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences see ad on page 229 Afton House Inn / Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail Afton 651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com see ad on page 229 Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61 PO Box 2125 Tofte 800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive St. Paul 651-487-8282 lancercatering.com see ad on page 201


DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street St. Paul 651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 26 & 27 Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive Minneapolis 763-569-6300 earlebrown.com see ad on page 205 Embassy Suites Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W Bloomington 952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street Duluth 218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com see ad on page 32

Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE Minneapolis 612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com see ad on page 219

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

River Oaks Golf Course 11099 South Highway 61 Cottage Grove 651-438-3627 x4 riveroaksmunigolf.com see ad on page 221

Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 215

Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive Two Harbors 800-242-1988 superiorshores.com see ad on page 225

Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South Bloomington 952-960-5111 theperfectweddingmn.com see ad on page 208

Noerenberg Gardens Three Rivers Park District 2865 Northshore Drive Wayzata 763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings see ad on page 35

The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North Stillwater 651-439-9747 outinglodge.com see ad on page 227

Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave Oakdale 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad on page 209

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 218

CHIROPRACTIC Clear Health Chiropractic 5614 W. 36th Street St. Louis Park 612-567-3550 clearhealthchiropractic.com

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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 180 DÉCOR, RENTALS & PARTY SUPPLIES Dream Day Dressing Rooms 1521 93rd Lane NE Suite 2 Blaine 763-205-1069 dreamdaydressingrooms.com Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 150 Linen Effects 1801 West River Road N. Minneapolis 612-355-2500 lineneffects.com see ad on page 151

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Litin's Party Value 434 Lakeside Ave Suite 100 Minneapolis 612-343-4300 partyvalue.com On Site Companies 95 Woodlynn Ave St. Paul 651-429-3781 onsiteco.com Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Drive Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 56 & 152 Sunshine Blue Vintage China & Dish Rental 6404 Bass Lake Road Crystal 612-867-2724 sunshinebluedishes.com The Seatery Minneapolis 612-200-0737 theseaterymn.com

Ultimate Events 600 Kasota Ave SE Minneapolis 612-333-3044 ue-mn.com see ad on page 154 Ultimate Events 13405 15th Ave N Plymouth 763-559-8368 ue-mn.com see ad on page 154 DISC JOCKEYS Adagio Djay Entertainment 413 Wacouta Street Suite 100 St. Paul 651-437-3344 / 612-787-3501 adagiodj.com see ad on page 178 Bellagala 255 E 6th Street 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 179 COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N Suite 4 South St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 181


DJ Greg Ellis / Neckwerk Entertainment 612-963-7972 djgregellis.com see ad on page 184

P.M. Enterprises Mobile DJ Service 160 1st Street SE New Brighton 651-330-2188 twincitiesdj.com

Noubleau All Laser Creations 4194 Nancy Pl Shoreview 651-239-5506 pugswithlasers.com

Instant Request DJ Entertainment 5001 American Blvd W Suite 995 Bloomington 952-934-6110 instantrequest.com see ad on page 184

Rockin DJ's 651-399-8377 tcrockindjs.com

Sweet Caramel of Mine 1320 6th Street E St. Paul 651-366-8007 sweetcaramelofmine.com

JJuice Music Company PO Box 201713 Bloomington 651-202-1394 jjuicemusic.com Lake Country Productions St. Paul 651-493-9357 lakecountryproductions.com see ad on page 185 Level11 Events PO Box 44426 Eden Prairie 952-856-0056 level11events.com Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment 970 Raymond Ave Suite G-70 St. Paul 651-644-4111 midwestsound.com

Silver Sound Entertainment 13728 Green Briar Drive Minnetonka 612-387-1900 silversoundentertainment.com The Big Event Twin Cities 15861 Garrett Path Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com FAVORS & GIFTS Ames Farm 11225 County Rd 20 Delano 952-955-3348 amesfarm.com Minnesota Honey Company 4956 Xerxes Ave S Minneapolis 612-920-3510 mnhoney.net

The Greenworld Project PO Box 414 Cohasset 218-328-5744 greenworldproject.net FINANCIAL SERVICES Thrivent Financial 5801 Cedar Lake Rd S St. Louis Park 952-658-6210 connect.thrivent.com/tyler-pahl/ FLORISTS Bel Fiore 707 Bielenberg Drive #107 Woodbury 651-207-6861 belfiorestudio.com see ad on page 155

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Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 150 Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Drive Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 56 & 152 Rison Design New Brighton 651-246-7378 risondesign.com see ad on page 153 Soderberg's Floral & Gift 3305 East Lake Street Minneapolis 612-724-3606 SoderbergsFlorist.com see ad on page 57 Studio B Floral Designs 612-788-7575 studiobfloral.com The Indulge & Bloom Group 2 Twin Cities Locations 612-343-0000 indulgeandbloom.com see ad on page 155 252

FORMAL WEAR Generation Tux 844-726-4889 generationtux.com Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Over 600 Locations Nationwide 877-703-4438 josbankformal.com see ad on page 159 Knight's Chamber Uptown 3001 Hennepin Ave Calhoun Square Minneapolis 612-824-4818 knightschamberuptown.com see ad on page 165 Men's Wearhouse 15 Metro Locations Over 900 Nationwide 800-851-6744 menswearhouse.com/wedding see ad on page 48 Menguin menquin.com Savvi Formalwear- Northtown Center 332 Northtown Drive Blaine 763-786-0300 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162

Savvi Formalwear at Angelique's Bridal 12341 Aberdeen Street NE Blaine 763-757-8308 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Burnsville Center 1059 Burnsville Center Burnsville 952-898-1980 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Eagan Promenade 3324 Promenade Ave Suite 103 Eagan 651-686-1055 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear - Southdale Center 2650 Southdale Center Edina 952-925-2010 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Shoppes at Arbor Lakes 12481 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove 763-493-0032 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162


Savvi Formalwear- Maplewood Mall 2116 Maplewood Mall Maplewood 651-777-1302 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Ridgedale Center 12501 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka 952-546-0773 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Rosedale Center 164 Rosedale Center Roseville 651-639-0405 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 Savvi Formalwear- Woodbury Village 1505 Queen Drive #105 Woodbury 651-578-1110 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 162 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 163 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 Pottery Barn 3675 Galleria Edina 952-925-1610 potterybarn.com Pottery Barn 12225 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove 763-425-4002 potterybarn.com Pottery Barn 12247 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka 952-546-1164 potterybarn.com Pottery Barn 870 Grand Ave St. Paul 651-221-9776 potterybarn.com Williams-Sonoma 262 West Market Bloomington 952-854-4553 williams-sonoma.com

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Williams-Sonoma 3512 Galleria Edina 952-285-1338 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 12229 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove 763-315-0780 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 12251 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka 952-546-1180 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 806 Rosedale Shopping Center Roseville 651-636-0253 williams-sonoma.com GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Country Inn & Suites Eagan 3035 Holiday Lane Eagan 651-287-8800 countryinns.com/eaganmn Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road Woodbury 651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn 254

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area 511 Huron Blvd SE Minneapolis 612-504-3000 DoubleTreeUniversity.com

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W Bloomington 952-830-5254 bloomingtonhilton.com see ad on page 232

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

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

Embassy Suites Minneapolis 12 6th Street South Minneapolis 612-351-2554 embassysuites.com see ad on page 207 enVision Hotel St. Paul South 701 Concord Street S South St. Paul 651-455-3600 envisionhotels.com see ad on page 231 Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 232

Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd Bloomington 952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn see ad on page 214 Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 215 The AmericInn Hotel & Suites 5861 Blaine Ave Inver Grove Heights 651-450-7511 americinn.com


HEALTH & BEAUTY Arbonne International Sara Fingeret 603-289-5895 sarafingeret.arbonne.com

Ideal Image 3 Twin Cities Locations 1-800-BE-IDEAL idealimage.com see ad on page 130

Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Denise Engebretson 763-227-6694 marykay.com/dengebretson see ad on page 132

Beautycounter St. Paul 612-991-1538 beautycounter.com/annieeinan

It Works! Kate Justison 218-910-0116 livefabulously.myitworks.com

Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Ashley Langer 651-245-4076 marykay.com/alanger see ad on page 132

BodyBrite of Eden Prairie 8345 Crystal View Rd Ste 204 Eden Prairie 952-943-1000 bodybriteedenprairie.com see ad on page 131

Joffe MediCenter 2311 Wayzata Blvd Minneapolis 877-405-6333 joffe.com

Brooke Evelyn Bridal 612-968-6796 brooke-evelyn.com Envy Skin Clinic 300 Prairie Center Drive Suite 110 Eden Prairie 952-983-4588 envyskinclinic.com Faces Etc. of MN 4419 Nicollet Avenue S Minneapolis 612-824-3000 facesetcofmn.com see ad on page 131

JustCuz 377 South 3rd Street Bayport 651-428-0681 justcuzbeauty.com Lash Envy 1979 Geneva Ave N St. Paul 651-793-3569 lashenvy.com Lipsense Long Lasting Lip Color 651-983-0650 facebook.com/groups/ twincitiesmama

Merrill Hair Designers 3900 Vinewood Lane N Suite 8 Plymouth 763-557-0190 merrillhairdesigners.com see ad on page 132 PHS Hair and Makeup Artistry 1059 S Robert St Ste 100 West St. Paul 651-239-0601 PatriciasHairStudio.com Plexus Worldwide - Drink Pink 612-850-4463 shopmyplexus.com/plexusblessed Pure Barre 7 Twin Cities Locations purebarre.com

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The Lash Boutique 1053 Grand Ave Suite 101 St. Paul 651-202-8344 anna-craig-j7sa.squarespace.com HOME IMPROVEMENT Custom Remodelers Inc. 474 Apollo Drive N Lino Lakes 651-784-2646 customremodelersinc.com Great Lakes Home Renovations 14690 Galaxie Avenue #100 Apple Valley 952-891-3400 glwsco.com Renewal by Andersen 14270 Buck Hill Rd #130 Burnsville 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com Renewal by Andersen 9900 Jamaica Ave S Cottage Grove 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com Renewal by Andersen 1920 County Road C Roseville 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com 256

HONEYMOON & DESTINATION TRAVEL Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point 800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com

Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 232

Carrousel Travel 6625 Lyndale Ave S Ste 104 Minneapolis 612-866-2503 / 800-800-6508 honeymoonsdestinationweddings.com see ad on page 171

Honeymoon Fever 651-303-0471 HoneymoonFever.com see ad on page 171

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

Island Getaways 16824 Rogers Road Eden Prairie 952-221-9552 myislandgetaways.com Travel Advisors International 840 W 78th Street Chanhassen 952-474-3666 / 800-403-2920 traveladvisorsintl.com see ad on page 172 INSURANCE AGENTS Steve Hauer Agency 14525 Hwy 7 Suite 325 Minnetonka 763-227-6958 farmersagent.com/shauer see ad on page 169


INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Invite CafĂŠ 8043 Lewis Road Golden Valley 763-548-0202 invitecafe.com see ad on page 174

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Arthur's Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 46

Kristina Designz Anoka 612-600-9559 kristinadesignz.com see ad on page 175

Stella & Dot 5615 Schaefer Road Edina 612-250-9422 stelladot.com/jillcmorgan

Live Love Last by: PlasticPrinters.com 741 Spiral Blvd Hastings 1-866-598-2461 LiveLoveLast.com see ad on page 176

LIVE BANDS Bellagala 255 E 6th Street 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 179

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

Ben Johnson and The Road Beers 651-425-8769 bensroadbeers.com

Paper Paragon Twin Cities 970-237-1184 paperparagon.com

Marsh Productions 3921 Sunset Blvd St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 marshproductions.com see ad on page 182

Quartette Monette 4052 Garfield Ave S Minneapolis 612-750-4244 quartettemonette.com Rock It Man Entertainment & Dueling Pianos 651-214-2197 rockitmanentertainment.com see ad on page 185 The R Factor 3921 Sunset Blvd St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 therfactor.com see ad on page 183 MORTGAGE COMPANIES American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. - Lance Moretto 12301 Central Ave NE Blaine 612-799-7008 lancemoretto@amecinc.com see ad on page 168 American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. - Lonna Espedal 200 Coon Rapids Blvd, Suite 225 Coon Rapids 763-755-7700 lonnatheloanofficer.com

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Cortrust Mortgage 10107 University Ave NE Blaine 651-263-7921 cortrustmortgage.com

Forever Focused Photos 346 15th Ave N Hopkins 612-636-9219 foreverfocusedphotos.com

Waterstone Mortgage - Michele Brandt NMLS #452483 17205 Yale St NW, Suite A Elk River 612-269-9728 applywithmichele.com see ad on page 169

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

OFFICIANTS Albertson Weddings 612-298-6639 albertsonweddings.com By The Rivers 690 Cleveland Ave South St. Paul 651-247-2650 bytherivers.org Wedding Renegade 651-334-2909 weddingrenegade.com PHOTO BOOTHS Blue Goose Photo Booth 6314 Newton Ave S Richfield 612-702-5213 bluegoosephotobooth.com 258

NexGen Photo Booth 1730 1st Street SW New Brighton 408-802-0281 nexgenphotobooth.com Photo Booth Creations 8213 College Trail Suite 36 Inver Grove Heights 651-357-7064 photoboothcreations.com Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com see ad on page 188

Studio Veil 7600 Boone Ave N Suite 18 Brooklyn Park 612-888-3646 StudioVeil.com see ad on page 191 The Traveling Photo Booth 916 26th Avenue NE Minneapolis 612-605-9203 thetravelingphotobooth.com Twin Cities Photo Booth PO Box 258 Shakopee 952-223-1120 tcphotofun.com VIP Photo Booths 16864 Island Avenue Lakeville 612-605-8177 vip-booths.com PHOTOGRAPHY Angela Kissell Photography 651-447-3036 angelakissellphotography.com Annika Parks Studio Minneapolis 920-213-9715 annikaparks.com


Bellagala 255 E 6th Street 6th Floor St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 187

Courtney June Photography 21676 Delaware Ave Belle Plaine 952-393-6509 courtneyjunephotography.com see ad on page 190

Benjamin Keller Photography 10151 Foley Blvd Minneapolis 763-528-1432 bkphotosite.com

Eivan's Photography & Video 866-348-2671 eivans.com

Cilento Photography 11995 Singletree Lane Eden Prairie 952-944-3659 cilentophotography.com COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N Suite 4 South St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 181 Corwin Photo 3508 Admiral Lane N Brooklyn Center 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com

George Street Photo & Video Minneapolis 866-831-4103 georgestreetphoto.com Grinkie Photography, LLC 900 6th Ave SE STE 245 Minneapolis 612-382-8442 grinkiegirls.com Jodi Ann Photography 612-245-1018 jodiannphotography.com Kay Michael Photography & Video Minneapolis 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com Kim Jansen Photography 14244 278th Ave NW Zimmerman 701-793-6691 kimjansenphotography.com

Lead Image Photography 218 Egret Lane Lino Lakes 651-707-5522 photographymn.com Life and Art Photography Edina 612-250-7061 lifeandartphotography.com Lisa MGirard Photography 1330 Quincy Street Minneapolis 651-238-4284 lisamgirard.com Lupiction Studios 8601 73rd Ave N Suite 10 Minneapolis 763-250-5337 lupiction.com Mahonen Photography 1031 Winnetka Ave N Golden Valley 651-399-1997 melaniemahonen.com Memories in Time Photography Minneapolis 952-288-8617 memoriesintimemn.com

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RAW Event Studio LLC 10961 4th St NE #281 262-822-2132 RAWevent.com RK Photo & Design N7374 County Rd E River Falls, WI 920-251-5916 rkphotoanddesign.com Ryan Lucas, Photographer 315 16th Ave SE Minneapolis 763-607-7255 ryanlucasmn.com Spencer Gease Photography 763-220-0456 spencergeasephotography.com see ad on page 190 Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com see ad on page 188 The Wedding Collective 16864 Island Ave Lakeville 612-756-9330 theweddingcollectivemn.com

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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 REAL ESTATE AGENTS Engel & Völkers - Lindsay Bacigalupo, Realtor® 1601 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis 763-350-0022 lindsaybacigalupo.evusa.com see ad on page 168 Mary Frances Miller, Realtor® Coldwell Banker Burnet 7550 France Ave S Edina 952-300-7874 happyhomeedina.com Monica Brooks, Realtor Re/Max Results 604 Bielenberg Dr Ste 100 Woodbury 651-428-3747 monicabrooks.results.net see ad on page 167

RECEPTION VENUE 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 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 213 Visit Saint Paul/I Do Saint Paul 175 W. Kellogg Blvd Ste 502 St. Paul 651-265-4905 idosaintpaul.com RESORTS Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW Alexandria 320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com see ad on page 230


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

MIK Transportation 3445 Washington Dr Suite 102 Eagan 612-799-2899 miklimo.com see ad on page 241

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

Premier Transportation 999 American Blvd E Minneapolis 612-331-7433 premiertrans.com see ad on page 242

SPIRITS, BEER & MORE Total Wine & More 7 Twin Cities Locations totalwine.com TRANSPORTATION & VALET Corporate Car & Coach 362 Toronto Street St. Paul 800-786-9661 ridewithcorpcar.com see ad on page 240 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 The Pourhouse Party Bus 10 South 5th Street Minneapolis 651-600-LIMO(5466) thepourhousepartybus.com see ad on page 146 VIDEOGRAPHY Corwin Photo 3508 Admiral Lane N Brooklyn Center 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com

JK Productions 612-408-5926 jkprd.com Kay Michael Photography & Video Minneapolis 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com Lupiction Studios 8601 73rd Ave N Suite 10 Minneapolis 763-250-5337 lupiction.com Summit Hill Studios | Dan Riggs Films 500 Robert Street North St. Paul 612-865-1020 SummitHillStudios.com see ad on page 189 WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS Devoted Designs 763-957-2406 DevotedDesigns.com see ad on page 193 Extraordinary Events 220 Poplar Lane Annandale 320-274-2121 yourextraordinaryevents.com

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L'Etoile Events Minneapolis 612-242-6759 letoileevents.com Megan Mary Events Minnetrista 763-447-1106 meganmaryevents.com Sixpence Events & Planning Bloomington 425-327-7148 sixpenceeventsmn.com see ad on page 194 Studio 23 Events Eagan 651-357-2667 studio23events.com see ad on page 196 The Big Event Twin Cities 15861 Garrett Path Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com The Simply Elegant Group 2010 E Hennepin Suite #7204 Minneapolis 612-867-7287 thesimplyelegantgroup.com see ad on page 195

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WEDDING BANDS Arthur's Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 46


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

612-259-8213 301onMain.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

229

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

800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.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


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food & bev. minimum

catering

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350

$1750-$3000

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50-350

$1250

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10-300

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$300-$2500

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20-149

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270

$200-$4500

$600-$1600

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25-400

$250-$950

$2500-$9500

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25-300

$0+

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100

$650-$1250

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$1000-$2100

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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 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN

952-934-1524 chanhassendt.com

200

CHS Field 360 Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN

651-644-6659 chsfield.com

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Classic Gardens 13835 51st Ave, South Haven, MN

320-274-2121 classicgardenwedding.com

Classic Hall Event Center 220 Poplar Lane, Annandale, MN

320-274-2121 classichallmn.com

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

651-487-8282 lancercatering.com

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food & bev. minimum

catering

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outdoor facilities

450

$300-$1000

Varies

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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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Varies

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200+

$2499-$4999

$2499-$4999

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300

$0+

$1000-$3000

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200

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$0

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25-350

$1500-$7500

$0

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25-415

$1500-$2500

$0

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200-400

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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

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

952-876-8655 crowneplazaaire.com

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Crowne Plaza Bloomington 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN

952-831-8000 cpmsp.com

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area 511 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-504-3201 DoubleTreeUniversity.com

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

651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com

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

763-569-6300 EarleBrown.com

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East Town Ballroom @ The Courtyard 1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-638-4670 EastTownBallroom.com

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Edinburgh USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

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Elm Creek Chalet - Three Rivers Park District 12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

230

$640-$2000

$0

Client Provides

100

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-400

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

25-200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

320

$0

$6000-$10000

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0-500

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-800

Varies

Varies

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400

$0+

Varies

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50-350

$0

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$1800

$0

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Embassy Suites Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com

Embassy Suites Minneapolis 12 6th Street South, Minneapolis

612-351-2554 embassysuites.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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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

Gale Woods Farm - Three Rivers Park District 7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

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

952-942-5220 greenacreseventcenter.com

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rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

400

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Varies

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50-225

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300

$0+

$0-$8000

Site Provides

800

$0

$3000-$8000

Site Provides

35-400

$200-$1750

Varies

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10-250

$800-$2800

$0

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20-300

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Varies

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200

$2100-$3200

$2500-$4500

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320

$1800

$0

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299

$1900-$5900

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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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Hennepin And Co. 144 Glenwood Ave North, Minneapolis, MN

612-568-6411 hennepinmade.com

Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-1000 minneapolis.hilton.com

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

952-830-5254 bloomingtonhilton.com

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

651-336-4421 JohnPFurberFarm.com

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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

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Hyland Hills Chalet - Three Rivers Park District 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

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550

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300

$2900

$0

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25-400

$800-$4000

$0

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2-1200

$0+

$5000 & up

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300

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

100-500

$2000-$9995

$5000

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300+

$500-$9995

$0-$3000

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$1500-$1800

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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

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Keller Golf Clubhouse 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN

651-766-4176 lancercatering.com

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Lafayette Club 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN

952-471-6411 lafayetteclub.com

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

651-779-5994 LakeElmoInn.com

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Lake Waconia Event Center 8155 Paradise Lane, Waconia, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

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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

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450

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300

$0-$1800

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50-800

$0+

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320-700

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200

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20-600

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450

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

612-310-4369 lowertowneventcenter.com

Lumber Exchange Event Center 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-843-2575 lxmpls.com

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

763-755-2140 majesticoaksgc.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

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Mid-America Festivals 1244 S Canterbury Rd, Ste 306, Shakopee, MN

952-445-7361 renaissancefest.com

234

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

235

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

250

$4500-$5500

$0

Client Provides

50-400

$2500-$3800

$4000-$6500

Site Provides

10-450

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

25-500

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

275

$1100

$0

Site Provides

1150

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

150+

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

300

$300-$1200

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

520

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

Varies

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Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN

952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn

214

Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

138

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

215

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

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

138

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

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN

952-431-9200 mnzoo.org

216

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

612-339-1000 missionamerican.com

144

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

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capacity

rental fee

450

$0

250

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

$1500-$15000 Either Provides

$1800

$4000-$6000

Site Provides

700

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

$3000-$12000 Either Provides

130

$850-$1450

$2000-$5000

Site Provides

1800

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

1-250

$0

$300-$18000

Site Provides

24-200

$150-$500

$1000-$12000

Site Provides

600

$895-$1985

$4000-$15000

Site Provides

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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

218

Pinstripes 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN

952-835-6437 pinstripes.com

235

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

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge 1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-788-9069 psychosuzis.com

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

651-636-4567 radisson.com/rosevillemn

220

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-455-6324 RamadaPlazaMpls.com/weddings

33

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

651-438-3627 x4 riveroaksmunigolf.com

221

217

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

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

300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

400

Varies

$2500-$6500

Site Provides

350

$0

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

0-350

$695-$895

Varies

Site Provides

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venue

contact

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Round Barn Weddings LLC 28650 Wildwood Lane, Red Wing, MN

952-292-9340 roundbarnfarm.com

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

763-494-0400 rushcreek.com

222

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

651-221-2550 smm.org/rentals

223

Silverwood Park - Three Rivers Park District 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

35

Sovereign Estate Winery 9950 N Shore Road, Waconia, MN

612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Spirit Mountain 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth

218-624-8531 spiritmt.com

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

952-492-2785 minnesotaharvest.net

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

651-388-2846 st-james-hotel.com

236

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

218-406-1377 summitchaletweddings.com

224

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

800-242-1988 superiorshores.com

225

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

300

$4000-$6900

Varies

Site Provides

325

$0

Varies

Site Provides

75-300

Varies

$3000-$5000

Site Provides

272

$2300

$0

Site Provides

450

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

100-400

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

100-300

$1800-$3500

$0

Site Provides

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

50-175

$1050-$2500

$0

Site Provides

25-280

$500-$2000

$0-$3500

Site Provides

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The Commons Hotel 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-362-6667 commonshotel.com

226

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

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

138

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

651-264-9510 thegardensofcastlerock.com

236

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

715-448-0326 hiddenmeadowandbarn.com

237

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

612-867-8657 deglmanfarm.com

The Landing - Three Rivers Park District 2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

35

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

763-241-0506 golfthelinks.com

237

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

227

The Pourhouse 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-843-2555 thepourhousempls.com

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

30-400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$800

$1500-$3000

Site Provides

300

$4450-$5950

$0+

Client Provides

50-250

Varies

$0

Either Provides

75-250

$3900-$6000

$0

Client Provides

200

$600

$0

Site Provides

275

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

700

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

10-300

$200-$3000

Varies

Site Provides

25-900

$500

$1200+

Site Provides

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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 & Events 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN

218-722-6218 vistafleet.com

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

612-940-9463 warehousewinery.com

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

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

238

Water Street Inn 101 South Water Street, Stillwater

651-439-6000 waterstreetinn.us

228

Windows on Minnesota 710 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-7455 marquettehotel.com

Winehaven Winery 10020 Deer Garden Lane, Chisago City, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

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capacity

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

catering

ceremony location

outdoor facilities

25-320

$75-$2300

$0

Either Provides

350

$0+

$0+

Site Provides

22-100

$200-$600

$1000-$3500

Site Provides

2-220

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

150-200

$800-$2150

$2500

Site Provides

200

$750-$2500

$0

Client Provides

10-250

$0+

$5000

Site Provides

50-450

$500-$2000

$8000-$15000

Site Provides

300

$500-$7000

$5500-$8000

Site Provides

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291


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292

venue

contact

Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

Betty Danger's Country Club 2501 Marshall Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-315-4997 bettydangers.com

Black Water Lounge 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-740-0436 blackwaterlounge.com

Black Woods Grill & Bar 2525 London Road, Duluth, MN

218-724-1612 blackwoods.com

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

952-746-4058 bonefishgrill.com

CafĂŠ Lurcat 1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN

612-486-5500 cafelurcate.com

Campiello 6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN

952-941-6868 campiello.damico.com

Champps 8010 Glen Lane, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-3331 champps.com

Champps 1641 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN

952-546-3333 champps.com

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capacity

private space

semi-private space

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

26-300

Varies

Varies

10-60

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

100 55

Varies

Varies

10-125

Varies

$250-$2500

50

$0

$3000-$6000

Varies

Varies

16-100

100

$0

$750

100

$0

$750 293


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294

venue

contact

Cosmos 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-312-1168 cosmosrestaurant.com

Crooked Pint 501 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN

612-877-6900 crookedpint.com

Green Mill 1940 Rahncliff Court, Eagan, MN

651-686-7000 greenmill.com

Green Mill 340 Lake Ave, Duluth, MN

218-727-7000 greenmill.com

Green Mill 4355 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Blaine, MN

763-792-9400 greenmill.com

Green Mill 145 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN

651-633-2100 greenmill.com

Green Mill 909 Vermillion St., Hastings, MN

651-438-9191 greenmill.com

Green Mill - Hamline Room 57 South Hamline, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0353 greenmill.com

Jake O'Connor's 200 Water Street, Excelsior, MN

952-908-9650 jakeoconnors.com

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capacity

private space

80

semi-private space

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

50

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

60

30

60

Varies

Varies

55

Varies

Varies

40-85

Varies

$1500-$2500

295


dining & celebrations directory

296

venue

contact

Kips Pub & Restaurant 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-367-5070 kipspub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Restaurant 3442 Lake Elmo Ave, Lake Elmo, MN

651-777-8495 LakeElmoInn.com

Lola's Lakehouse 318 E. Lake Street, Waconia, MN

952-442-4954 lolaslakehouse.com

McKinney Roe 530 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-545-5863 mckinneyroe.com

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

612-339-1000 missionamerican.com

O'Donovan's Irish Pub 700 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

612-317-8896 odonovans.com

PARMA 8200 5600 West 83rd Street, Suite 100, Bloomington, MN

952-896-8888 parmarestaurant.com

Pinstripes 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN

952-835-6437 pinstripes.com

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge 1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-788-9069 psychosuzis.com

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235


capacity

private space

semi-private space

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

20-60

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

Varies

100

Varies

Varies

120

Varies

Varies

Varies

$300-$1800

Varies

Varies

$0+

$1200-$1800

10-250 30

40

20-150

Varies

Varies

10-300

Varies

Varies 297


dining & celebrations directory

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Sweet Pea's Public House 472 Snelling Ave South, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0100 sweetpeaspub.com

The Exchange & Alibi Lounge 10 South 5th Street #B100, Minneapolis, MN

612-886-2233 theexchangempls.com

145

The Pourhouse 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-843-2555 thepourhousempls.com

146

The Tavern Grill 3561 Lexington Ave N, Arden Hils, MN

651-478-4450 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 10950 Club West Pkwy, Blaine, MN

763-398-8100 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 772 Bielenberg Dr., Woodbury, MN

651-578-3000 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern on France 6740 France Ave. S., Edina, MN

952-358-6100 tavernonfrance.com

Victors on Water 205 Water Street Excelsior, MN

952-474-8879 victorsonwaterstreet.com

Woolley's Steakhouse 7901 34th Ave S, Bloomington, MN

952-854-1010 woolleysrestaurant.com

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capacity

private space

40

semi-private space

rental fee

food & bev. minimum

Varies

Varies

20-80

Varies

Varies

25-75

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

$500-$1200

50

Varies

$500-$1200

60

Varies

$500-$1200

55-70

Varies

$500-$1200

Varies

Varies

$0+

$900

22-100

50

299


300


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