It’s been a long winter and so finding those bright, warm, colorful spots has been even more rewarding this year. Abby + Harrison’s winter engagement photos by Rice Park and the Union Depot were a wonderful respite, even if we were a little numb by the end.
I generally don’t go for long description of my clients and what they planned, or gush over details. I love weddings because I love real moments, no matter if the tablescapes were perfectly planned or not. I love when people bring themselves into their weddings, no matter if that manifests as a sparkly princess gown or a simple cocktail dress.
That said, there is something exceptionally fun about a bride who will wear her grandmothers (stunning!) wedding gown while also wearing day of the dead skull makeup. And, as you can imagine, Lindsey + Brandon are exceptional people who have found in one another the perfect compliment. I am so thrilled to have been a part of their wedding, and we had a lot of fun to boot.
Mandy + Scott had a little of everything – a traditional tea ceremony with Mandy’s relatives, a gorgeous panorama of the Mississippi river for their Guthrie Theater wedding ceremony, an architectural space for their cocktail hour, and a traditional steak house for their reception. The main unifying thread – joy and laughter throughout.
You want to know your vendors. You want to trust them and know where your money is going. When you have a question about etiquette, or where to put the extra money, or how to save a little money, or who should tell your stepmom she isn’t in all the photos, you want to have someone you can ask about it.
And that is why I founded the Independent Wedding Association several years ago. Because as like-minded small businesses we care about your wedding, and we care enough to help you plan the wedding you want.
And so on Saturday, March 8 we are hosting our first ever wedding planning conference – THE WEDDING GET TOGETHER! This will honestly be the best value in wedding planning that you will ever find. You want to know what a florist would recommend for your flowers? Ask Tara. You want to know what different types of photography mean? Ask me (or the other photographers). How to address the envelope for your divorced grandparents? Paperista knows. Something to show off Minnesota for your east coast friends? We all have ideas (MN Pie on a stick anyone?)
Honestly, if you are overwhelmed by the magazines, the advice, the “10 ways you can” or “5 things not to”, the “tricks and tips” for planning your wedding, you will really like this full experience.
Like Slow Food is to take out, this is Slow Wedding Planning.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite
Kristin + Rob’s St Paul-centered, laughter-filled, autumn-hued, comfortable, lovely wedding!
Ceremony: Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel at Macalester College
Reception: Minnesota History Center
Bridesmaid clutches: Jenna Lou Designs