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4 Qualities Your Officiant Should Have

4 Qualities Your Officiant Should HaveFiguring out who the heck to officiate your wedding is one tough job, especially if you haven’t been to many weddings before or have any idea how a ceremony is supposed to work.  Whether you’re asking your friend to officiate your...

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Book Your Officiant Early

3 Reasons Why You Need to Book Your Officiant Early

3 Reasons Why You Need to Book Your Officiant EarlyHave you ever been to a ceremony where you either fell asleep during the ceremony, raised your eyebrow in confusion, or had your eyes open wide in shock because of something the officiant said? Because I HAVE. I don’t...

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The Quick Guide to Creating a Unique Unity Ceremony

The Quick Guide to Creating a Unique Unity Ceremony

The Quick Guide to Creating a Unique Unity CeremonyI love unity pieces in wedding ceremonies. Symbolizing our lives is a great way to think about where we are now, where we will go in the future, and who we might become. Though, I don’t like unity pieces just for the...

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Elope

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Elope

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't ElopeAs an officiant who also owns an elopement and small wedding planning company, it’s quite comical that I’m writing this. Or contradictory. However you want to view it. I started my elopement planning business long before COVID - two...

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Vendors We Love

The Most Down-to-Earth Photographer: Thara Photo

If Tim hadn’t shown up with his camera equipment to Yajit and Maria’s wedding in the August of 2020, I would have thought he was a longtime friend of Yajit and Maria. He said “hello” and easily chatted away with Sarah and Sean, their couple-friend who gifted their...

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The Inspirational Married Duo: Cameron and Tia Photography

The Inspirational Married Duo: Cameron and Tia Photography

Within seconds of arriving at Kendra and Nathan’s wedding, camera posing prompts echoed from the outdoor ceremony space at Pinewood. Weddings in 2020 were not loud, thanks to the relatively small size of them, and hearing someone cheerleading during a couple’s...

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Your New Best Friend: Hailey from Essen Events

Your New Best Friend: Hailey from Essen Events

Every now and then, I like socializing by reaching out to fellow vendors to get to know them so it’s not super weird when I stalk their social profiles.  I’m just kidding. I’m not that weird. Well….maybe I am.  The first time I met Hailey, not only was I late for a...

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Feel at Home with Eric Vest Photography

Feel at Home with Eric Vest Photography

As we sat against floor-to-ceiling windows in a quaint suburban Minnesota Dunn Brothers, Melody from Events by Melody and I swapped stories about the craziest moments we’ve experienced at weddings. We’ve both worked in weddings long enough to have collected a solid...

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Freakin’ Cool Weddings with Bre is Fun

Freakin’ Cool Weddings with Bre is Fun

Even after having been in the wedding business for many years, it wasn’t until a few years ago when I connected with Bre from Bre is Fun at the Neu Neu (previously 514 Studios) in Minneapolis during, obviously, a wedding. Most of the time, planners and coordinators...

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Kenya + Tyler’s Slightly Religious Ceremony

Kenya + Tyler’s Slightly Religious Ceremony

Some key elements to us were creating a ceremony that wasn't too religious, but had religious aspects to it. We also wanted something personalized to who we are as a couple.  -Kenya    Kenya and Tyler are two of the kindest, goofiest people I’ve ever met,...

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Jena + Zach’s Cody, Wyoming Elopement

Jena + Zach’s Cody, Wyoming Elopement

“We wanted the ceremony to be laid back with a mixture of humor and romance added in.” - JenaOh Jena and Zach. Where to begin?  During a quiet moment of the pandemic, Jena and Zach booked me for their elopement in Wyoming. I will be the first to admit that if you had...

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Andrea and Dylan’s Skyline St. Paul Wedding

Andrea and Dylan’s Skyline St. Paul Wedding

“We knew going in to it that we didn’t want a religious ceremony, and we wanted it to be more fun and lighthearted rather than a very serious ceremony. We wanted something that would feel true to us and our relationship and not feel like it was something generic or...

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