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Tips for a Wonderful Winter Wedding in Minnesota

A winter wedding in Minnesota CAN be wonderful! Whether you’re planning your big day in the winter because of a special anniversary, or you’re looking for more budget-friendly options for venues (which often have seasonal pricing), or you and your fiancé are lifelong happy Minnesotans who love the cold, you can (and will!) have an […]

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Long Guest List? Here Are 36 Awesome Large Wedding Venues in the Twin Cities

I’ve laid out the basics for 37 wedding venues that offer a larger seated capacity, organized by ✨aesthetic✨. No matter which venues speak to you on this list, I of course did my due diligence as a photographer and only shared great shot spots! 🙂 

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Ways to Honor a Loved One at Your Wedding

Will your wedding be the same without them? Of course not. But I’ve seen some really thoughtful and creative displays and rituals that couples have come up with for their big day that really invites their passed-on loved ones into the celebration. 

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How to Find a Suit for Your Wedding (All Genders Included!)

Standing in front of a bunch of mirrors in a suit shop trying on a tux or wedding suit, you may feel pretty dapper right away. Or you may feel boxy and overwhelmed! Whether you’re a groom, a bride, or a nonbinary/gender fluid spouse-to-be, if you’re looking for wisdom on how to find a sweet […]

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress in Minneapolis

Tips plus a directory of wedding dress shops in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro. Looking for LGBTQIA inclusivity? Plus Sizes? Sustainability options? Check out our list!

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Wedding at the Bell Museum: Megan & David’s Nerdy Nuptials

The Bell Museum is a museum of natural history at the University of Minnesota and is the perfect spot to get married if you’re looking for a bit of a different wedding experience with your guests! From the stunning views and activities to the large reception area where you can dance the night away, Bell […]

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Creekside Farm Weddings and Events: A Hidden Gem in the Countryside

The space at Creekside Farm Weddings and Events is perfect for those who wish to have a wedding surrounded by diverse nature within driving distance to the Twin Cities! You’ll have 50 acres all to yourselves, the option for 9 different ceremony spot options, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for you and your guests to […]

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Silverwood Park Wedding

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Silverwood Park Wedding, feat. Fairies and Hobbits!

If you’re considering an affordable, outdoor wedding with a natural background on beautiful grounds, look no further than Three Rivers Park District’s Silverwood Park and Great Hall!  Among other things, you’ll be able to use their getting ready room, event space, outdoor ceremony space (don’t worry, it’s in the shade by the time you’d have […]

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gothic couple gets married at the machine shop in minneapolis in the winter

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A Match Made in the Machine Shop: A Gothic Wedding Celebration

When I first met with Moth and Logan to chat about their wedding at Machine Shop in Minneapolis, they told me they were creating a goth-inspired wedding — and boy did they deliver! Read on to see what your wedding day at Machine Shop can look like, including if the weather is cold or rainy, […]

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Tying the Knot at Elm Creek Chalet

The Elm Creek Chalet is the perfect place to get married if you’re looking to incorporate nature and an outdoorsy feeling in your wedding day, while still having access to excellent services (and air conditioning)! Take a look at Gwen and Derek’s summer wedding at Elm Creek Park, surrounded by their friends and family with […]

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A Museum Wedding Like No Other: Saying ‘I Do’ at The Bakken

If you’re considering having your wedding at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, may I just say, HECK YEAH! Bakken Museum is a wonderful wedding venue with its old world museum and library vibes to its beautifully vibrant garden spaces, you’re sure to have a unique celebration! I’d like to show you a portion of Meredith […]

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bride and groom at their sustainable wedding surrounded by nature in the fall

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7 High-Impact Sustainable Wedding Tips

Learn high-impact tips for having a sustainable wedding celebration in Minneapolis, from food to flowers to location to photography!

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