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Highlight Reel: The Forever Bride Market, February 2019

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We do not mess around when it comes to our bridal show, the Forever Bride Market. We go all out with lights, decor, mimosa bars, etc. We even hand select each vendor that is there. Why? Because we want to make this the best experience for you!

 

The Forever Bride Market is:

- trendy & modern

- affordable & conveniently located next to the MOA with free parking

- a variety of the best local vendors

- smaller, more intimate, & friendly 

 

The Forever Bride Market is not:

- your typical wedding fair

- overwhelming

- difficult to navigate

- limited in parking or accessibility

- filled with pushy people

 

On February 17th we hosted the Forever Bride Market presented by Wedding Shoppe and Kennedy Blue at Radisson Blu Mall of America. It was magical. From the canvas tote swag bags to the selfie stations to the elegant ballroom mirrored with the perfect light snow fall outside, it made for a perfect day to plan a wedding! Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite moments from the day! All shot by the amazing Xsperience Photography

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Decor matters, can I get an amen? And we had amazing vendors to help with that, Lilacs & Lace - who provided the white paper cup backdrops, and Ivory & Elm - who provided all the furniture around the place!

Fun fact: AriAnna of Lilacs & Lace was 31 weeks pregnant and rockin' it at the Market! That girl hustled and we applaud her #girlboss

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Swag bags, shopping, samples, selfies, sweets, OH MY! So many goodies for you to enjoy. What can we say? It's not a party if there aren't party favors! Or as our VP Ashley Hawks', husband likes to say, "Ain't no party like a Forever Bride party, becasue a Forever Bride party don't stop!" It's true. We were all up by 4:30AM to begin set up and assisting vendors. Basically, the Market is like Christmas.

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Unless you've been living under a rock - no judgement - you have surely heard of our infamous flower crown station. It has quickly taken over the wedding expo scene, but started at our Market back in 2017. This year's flower crown station was hosted by Haute House Studio. They are a boutique floral & event design studio located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. They are known for their energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail - if you were at the Market, you can certainly attest to this! The Haute House studio team was incredible and they also offer wedding/event planning and coordination.

Keep scrolling for more of the best local wedding vendors!

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Cranberries and Tea Photography gets the award for the first vendor to arrive! She began setup bright and early at 6:00AM! When we told her how impressed we were, her response was, "What can I say, I am a morning person!" So brides, if you are looking for a photographer you can depend on, she's your gal!

She also does boudoir! More info HERE.

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Stills 'N' Motion gets the award for... well you can probably guess... cutest couple!!! Kyle is the main man behind Stills 'N' Motion, but his girlfriend, Nicholette, often second shoots for him!

Plus, if you mention Forever Bride you will receive $250 off your wedding video!

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Our girls over at Bachman's never cease to amaze us. This Minnesota company began in 1885! Bachman's has seen the wedding world go through so many trends and they are always one step ahead! You can tell by the different florals at their booth that they know how to do boho, traditional, rustic, modern, trendy, all of it! No matter your vibe, you can trust them.

Check out their Forever Feature here!

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FUN FACT: The day of the Market is when we met so many of these vendors' family members! Told ya - the Market is like Christmas! It brings families together!

Pictured above is our girl Rachel of DesJardins Studio with her mom! Hopefully you met these sweethearts the day of the show, but if not you can find out more about Rachel and her gorgeous photography HERE.

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Stunning, right?! Profile Cake Studio brings new meaning to the words tasteful, refined, and sophisticated. Almost too pretty to eat! Key word: Almost!

They also have a venue! Check it out HERE!

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FinleyFlorence Bridal is located in New London, MN, which is a bit of a drive from the Twin Cities, but for one day she relocated to MOA just for the Market! If you saw Keisha, the owner, at the Market and her beautiful dresses, you are probably booking a trip for you and your #bridetribe to go out to her store right now. We don't blame you, they are spectacular!

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Kennedy Blue - one of our main sponsors! Finding the perfect bridesmaids dresses has become much easier -- no more mall crowds and big lines, only the comfort and convenience of your own home thanks to Kennedy Blue and there amazing selection of affordable dresses!

For more information on them, click here!

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What comes to mind when we hear Sterling Catering well first of all DELICIOUS! Second of all, kind. And finally, easy to work with. The entire team is responsive, friendly, easy going, and professional.

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Did you know Forever Bride is BFFs with Fashion Week? We had some of their team stop by and man they are fun! Be sure to give them a follow on Insta, @fashionweekmn, you are sure to see us with them again!

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Harvest Film Co came ready to make friends! And by that we mean, they had goodie bags and great smiles!

We are almost to the end of this February 2019 recap, but we still have some really cute happy people & oh so tasty treats to show off!

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That's a wrap! Cheers to all of you beautiful brides and your exciting engagements! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did and connected with these wonderful vendors.

To get early access to discounts on tickets join our Forever Brides page on Facebook! And save the date for our next bridal show, Sunday, November 10th, at Radisson Blu Mall of America. Get tickets and more information HERE! XOXO, Your Forever Bride Family!

photographer // Xsperience Photography

title sponsor 1 // Wedding Shoppe Inc.

title sponsors 2 // Kennedy Blue

sponsor // The Jeweler Ryan

cookie sponsor // Sheer Delights

decor sponsor // Ivory & Elm

decor sponsor // Lilacs & Lace

floral sponsor // Haute House Studio

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