In 2014, Liz’s friend Maranda became engaged. The rest, as they say, is history.
One night at dinner, Maranda jokingly asked Liz to officiate her wedding. After she jokingly asked, she then seriously asked if Liz would do this for her, as Liz spent a lot of her time writing and public speaking. Liz’s other friends, who were LGTBA, also asked her to officiate their wedding. Liz noticed that there was a need for someone in Minneapolis who would have fun with weddings, but also be completely accepting of all types of love.
So the business was born.
One year later, Liz was booked over 50 times and started needing some backup, which is when Brian, her cousin, joined the team. Shortly after, Mark and Liz connected, and he became a part of Liz Rae Weddings. Two years later, we’ve officiated hundreds of weddings and still find it exciting to help people with their big day.
Maranda and Jarod are the inspiration for this business, and they continue to be our inspiration with each and every wedding we are a part of.