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Bachelor & Bachelorette

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties are fun to plan with our Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas and Companies

Kitchen In The Market

Kitchen in the market is the perfect place to have fun as an engaged couple.

Styled Shoots

The styled shoots page is full of wedding inspiration and ideas to help you plan your dream wedding.

Pamper Yourself

Pamper yourself with Spa treatments at Spalon Montage

Avoid a Dress Disaster!

Hello Brides, I have a little confession to make. My name is Alicia and yes, I am a two-dress buying bride. Am I planning to wear both on the big day? Unfortunately no. Did I fall into the hype of seeing a sea of white dresses with the new diamond on my finger and buy too quickly? Yes, that was me, but it is all to Avoid a Dress Disaster!

Two Friends Dress Shopping Together

Finding the perfect wedding dress is about time, patience and your best friend. Best friends Courtney and Jessica are Two Friends Dress Shopping Together, both getting married a month apart and are each others bridesmaids.

Military Bride Giveaway

Military Bride Giveaway; join us for the 4th Annual Military Extravaganza Dress Giveaway at Angelique's Bridal in Blaine, Minnesota. Brides of military men or military brides will get their dream dress for free!

Spice it Up with Boudoir Photography

Sugar & Spice Photography + Custom Creations show you how to Spice it Up with Boudoir Photography that makes every bride look and feel their best in their own personal photo shoot. This is the perfect, sexy lil' gift for your groom!

All About Your Wedding Cake!

Learn All About Your Wedding Cake! The wedding cake represents the theme of your wedding. It has an emblematic feel of the bride and groom's personality, tastes and design of the wedding!

Real Lives Real Brides! DIY Vintage Inspired Ranch Wedding

Nicole and Brett hosted their amazing DIY Vintage Inspired Ranch Wedding at Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in Stillwater, MN with the reception following at Nicole’s family ranch in Osceola, WI.

Smoky Mountain Soiree!

A pretty little fete featuring Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN, the Smoky Mountain Soiree- named North America’s #1 resort in Travel and Leisure Magazine. The beautiful and elegant details, as well as the incredible assortment of fresh florals in this Tennessee soiree will take your breath away. And how about those Prada shoes!?

Destination Wedding Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

I have worked with many destination wedding brides over the past several years, and just as it happens with local events, there are tricky situations to work through and tough decisions to be made. Should the bride and groom pay for some of the wedding party's expenses? If so, how much? Here are the Destination Wedding Etiquette; Dos & Don'ts

Winter Style Shoot 2013 | Solera Minneapolis

The Winter Style Shoot incorporated 'glitz and glam' with a confetti bar, sparkly table cloths, and beautiful diamonds.

Wedding Budget Basics

You said yes, and now you are engaged! You have the ring you have always dreamed of, but wait... what comes next?! Learn all about the Wedding Budget Basics.

A'BULAE

Mulberrys Garment Care

Mulberrys Garment Care is the one stop destination for all of your garment care needs.

Ultimate Events

Wedding Day Diamonds

Grace Klein

Grace Klein is an expert florist in the Twin Cities.

Knockout Bodies

Jim Jaeckels Real Estate- Keller Williams

Jim Jaeckels Real Estate will help any bride find their dream home!

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Kare 11 News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-January 7th, 2015- Forever Bride and FBA member, Ramada Plaza Minneapolis were included in a Kare 11 News feature regarding the closing of Minneapolis based restaurant and venue, Solera. After ten years of Spanish cuisine, events, and entertainment, Solera closed its doors. With the closing being unexpected by many, it left 40 couples affected and scrambling for a new wedding venue. Although Forever Bride and the entire wedding community was saddened to hear of the news, we also could not have been more proud of our FBA members who stepped up and were willing to help and go above and beyond to help those couples.

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Lancer Catering

Lancer Catering is a catering company in Minnesota that works one on one with brides to help them create an amazing menu for their wedding.

Radisson Blu Mall of America

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Sophisticated Grace Photography

Sophisticated Grace Photography listing page

TapSnap

TapSnap listing page

Uptown Valet

Uptown Valet listing page

Kitchen In The Market

Kitchen in the market is the perfect place to have fun as an engaged couple.

HAILEY + HUNTER SURPRISE PROPOSAL

Our Modern Styled Shoot turned in to a surprise proposal to one of our very own! The photos have our hearts bursting and ours eyes teary.

THE CONTEMPORARY COUPLE

Modern and trendy, this bride sees the elegance in simplicity. Her boldness comes from the details. Clean and crisp is her love language and her wedding day radiates just that.

Beautiful Bridle

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Blogs

Boudoir Photographers

Our Boudoir Photographers are simply the best at making you look incredible!

Cinema Ballroom

Cinema Ballroom teaches partner dance in Minnesota.

Real Weddings

The Real Weddings page showcases brides, grooms, and wedding businesses on their special day to provide inspiration to engaged couples.

6 Steps to Achieve a Flawless Complexion

Julie Swenson shows 6 steps to achieve a flawless complexion.

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

For many, the most exciting part of wedding planning, is Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress. Most brides would say wedding dress shopping is the most anticipated but most stressful part of the planning process.

A Warm Thank You to a V.I.B. Provider

Hello lovely ladies and gentlemen! Hope you all are staying warm in the crisp weather. Forever Bride received a very A Warm Thank You to a V.I.B. Provider from our very FIRST Reception Roulette, Alicia R.

Vintage Farm!

Erin Johnson has captured this BEYOND stunning vintage farm styled shoot with every detail you can think of. So lovely! Be sure to check out all of the incredible Minnesota vendors who put this eye candy together below!

Stressed to Blessed

So, you are getting married, how exciting! This is most every woman's dream come true! We spend our lives waiting for those four simple words: "Will you marry me?" So, how did you react when your man asked you this question, stressed or blessed?

Real Life Real Bride: Puerto Rican Destination Wedding!

Have you thought of having a destination wedding? This real life bride says, Puerto Rico is an amazing destination wedding location!

Young Love Styled Shoot

When Erin from Bridal Bliss Designs contacted me to see if I would shoot her light blue wedding gown she had just designed; the idea for our shoot around young love was born.

10 Tips For The DIY Bride (and Groom) | Jill Bieker

Bride and Groom, Jill & Raphael created 10 Tips For The DIY Bride (and Groom).

Utilizing Your Resources

There are so many ways for you to get inspired to create your dream wedding! With so many resources at the touch of our finger tips, try using some of these resources to help you plan and organize your wedding while utilizing your resources.

New Year, New Interns!

A New Year is upon us and that means new beginnings, new growth, and NEW INTERNS! And while we LOVE all of our interns at Forever Bride, {we really do!} we are always super excited to meet, get to know, and work with a new batch!

Raffiné Bridal & Formal Wear is Expanding!

If you are on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress, you are in for some good news - Raffiné Bridal & Formal Wear is expanding! Whether you're dreaming of glamorous princess, eloquent lace, or simple wedding dresses, Raffiné has them all. Upon entering their shop you will have a multitude of beautiful designer gowns to choose from including Stella York, Essence of Australia, Kenneth Winston, Kelly Chase Couture, and Mikaella. And more shop space equals an increased array of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses for you to pick from.

Bread Art

Bread Art is a made from scratch bakery in Minnesota.

Kane's Catering

Radisson Blu Mall of America

E & J Dry Cleaners

Complete

Complete is located in Minnesota, offering services such as, photographers and DJs.

The Wedding Connection

Michael Hill

Michael Hill Jewelry Company in Minneapolis Minnesota

Tip Top Tux

Brow Chic

Brow Chic in Minnesota offers brides services in brows, lashes, and wedding day makeup.

Styled Shoots

Forever Bride has created Styled Shoots to help inspire every kind of wedding out there. Check out these fabulous styled shoots and become inspired toady!

AB Fab | MyTalk Radio 107.1

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- January 7th, 2015- Forever Bride was featured on 107.1 myTalk radio, discussing Forever Bride and the new FBA (Forever Bride Association.) Deeming us the "better business bureau" for the wedding industry. YAH! Here is the sound bite from the hilarious early radio show duo, Jason & Alexis and their morning bit, "Absolutely Fabulous!"

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Higher Power Training

Higher Power Training focuses on getting brides in shape for their wedding.

Sara Haley Photography

Sara Haley Photography is a wedding photographer in Minnesota.

Bill Hermann Entertainment

Bill Hermann Entertainment listing page

Atlas Defense

Atlas Defense listing page

Megan Mary Events

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Flow Event Group

Flow Event Group listing page

Lake String Quartet

Lake String Quartet brings a classical touch to every wedding!

Passion Blooms

Passion Blooms listing page

Additional Listing

Uppercase L Photography 2

Uppercase L Photography listing page

KRISTA + RYAN | NYE GLAM WEDDING

This New Year's Eve wedding was a show stopper. The bride and groom wanted a very classic black and white look with a gorgeous, festive twist

IT WAS ALWAYS YOU

This shoot done up by Chantel Lynn Photography features and adorable dog, yummy donuts, and a dreamy treehouse.

MN Ice Sculptures

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Q+A With Megan Mary Events

Your wedding day is a day that you will remember forever so making sure all the details are perfect can begin to drive you a little crazy! If you're feeling a little frazzled planning your big day stay with us because we had a chance to do a Q +A with Megan Mary Events!

Cakes & Desserts

We have the perfect selection of Wedding Cake & Dessert Shoppes for your wedding! Our wedding cake and dessert shoppes make it easy to have a sweet ending to your wedding day.

How to Fight Back the Pit Stains on Your Wedding Day!

As a bride-to-be you spend months searching for that perfect wedding dress. No detail is overlooked finding the perfect fit, style and color that will make you feel beautiful on such an important day. Who wants to ruin it with a deodorant stain? Learn how to fight back the pit stains on your wedding day!

Finding The Dress

Now that you are engaged, the fun can really begin! I am sure you have had a vision of your dream wedding dress for quite awhile. With so many options on the market, you are sure to enjoy shopping for your dream dress! But where to begin!? Here are a couple quick tips to Finding the Dress.

Travel The World Through Your Engagement Pictures

Jennae Elizabeth from WeddingHopping here to kick off WeddingHopping Wednesdays while we Travel The World Through Your Engagement Pictures with Erin Johnson photography.

Planning For Your Future!

Do you love the state you live in? Have you always wanted to move? These are some questions that would be a good thing to discuss so that you can have a more clear picture for what your future may look like with your husband. Sometimes circumstances change. Maybe an amazing job offer means moving out of state. Are you prepared for a life change like that? Or are you the type that could never move away from what you know? Today we are discussing how you should be Planning For Your Future!

Marriage Material. A Knot Is Singular…

With divorce on the rise, the decision to tie the knot might be more or less anxiety provoking than ever before, depending on who you are. I’m want to provide a few thought-provoking questions that you and your sweetie may want to ask each other to see if you are Marriage Material, because A knot is Singular. Because maybe, just maybe, if we get it right, walking simply won’t get us into their arms fast enough.

Real Lives Real Brides: Third Times The Charm!

Every bride has a story to tell; whether it be how her husband-to-be proposed, the wedding day or how they even met. Sometimes brides don’t have luck in their first marriage or sometimes the second but as the old saying goes…the third times the charm right?

3 Fun DIY Ideas For Your Wedding!

Do-it-yourself crafts and ideas have become quite popular when it comes to planning your wedding. If you enjoy being creative and saving money, then looking into some DIY projects might be a great fit for you! Below you will find 3 Fun DIY Ideas For Your Wedding that will help you customize your wedding in ways you never thought possible!

Sweets & Treats: How Much to Order?

Are you always over estimating? Under estimating? Do you always have gallons of leftovers? Well today's blog is all about how to order the correct amounts, specifically in the category of desserts. Although I am sure we would all be okay with mounds of left over wedding cake or a couple extra dozen macaroons, but those items can be spendy! Luckily, Amy Brace of Amy's Cupcake Shoppe is here to help! Amy is a local Twin Cities baker and one of Forever Brides's tastiest VIB vendors. Read on for helpful tips and tricks on how to properly order your next set of sweets and treats!

Fall 2015 Internship

Fall is quickly approaching which means a couple of splendid things: sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes (ah, yes please!) and new Forever Bride Fall 2015 Internship! Forever Bride has hit a growth spurt this past year and we are looking for some passionate interns to help fill our office with creative + fresh ideas!

Something Blue

There is no better way to kick off the Fall season than landing the cover of 'Dainty Obsessions', a highly recognized Midwest bridal magazine.

North Mallow & Co.

North Mallow & Co.

Bellagala

Bellagala offers professional DJ services for Minnesota brides.

Raffiné Bridal

Wixon Jewelers

Shakopee Florist

Mill City Fineries

Real Weddings

Although here at Forever Bride we do want to create inspiration for every bride, we also feature real weddings to show you that every dream can come true.

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Realtors Kathy Rauth + Sarah Polovitz - Edina Realty

Realtors Kathy Rauth + Sarah Polovitz - Edina Realty offer couples an amazing real estate experience.

Emily Fries Photography

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Gretchen Berry Design Co.

Gretchen Berry Design Co. is here to help the bride with all of her stationary and design needs.

Joseph Yetman Photography LLC

Joseph Yetman Photography LLC provides brides with the perfect wedding pictures.

The Seatery

The Seatery listing page

Kitchen In The Market

Kitchen In The Market is a great way to bond as an engaged couple. Hands on cooking classes in Minneapolis are a great way for a bride and groom to have fun.

Cinema Ballroom

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Oh Sugar Studio

Oh Sugar Studio listing page

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Reception Jazz

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WHIMSY LODGE WEDDING

Hanna and Rob at the Outing Lodge for a styled shoot. Photography by Evelyn Barkey.

ICE CASTLE ENGAGEMENT

Tricia and Aaron braved the frigid winter air to become ice prince/princesses for their Ice Castle Engagement session!

Barre Bliss

Barre Bliss listing page

Moments By Em

Moments By Em listing page

Wedding Inspiration

Find wedding inspiration by viewing Forever Bride styled shoots and real weddings!

Catering

Feed your guests with one of the best Wedding Catering Companies. Our Selection of catering vendors will have your guests smiling all night.

Intern With Us

2016 is here and with a new year comes new opportunities! Become an intern with us, Forever Bride, in this opportunity. Forever Bride is looking for passionate interns to help fill our office with creative + fresh ideas!

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Shoe

Finding a pair of wedding shoes may sound simple, but Choosing the Perfect Wedding Shoe can be hard! There are so many choices, designs, and styles to choose from. Here are a couple tips as you begin searching for the perfect shoes:

Having Fun When Registering For Wedding Gifts!

It is easy to get carried away when they give you the "scanner gun". I found myself scanning items that I did not even need! Trust me when I say it is all about having fun when registering for wedding

Don't Forget Your Man!

It seems obvious that planning a wedding is usually the brides department. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take the time to ask your man for his opinion on things. Don't forget your man, include him in the decision making; It will be a great bonding experience for you both.

Destination Wedding - Mexican Fiesta!

Destination weddings are one of our favorite things here at Midwest Travel Service! Especially Mexican Fiesta themed. The location options...endless. The resort options...endless. Ceremony locale....endless. Theme options...endless. You get the idea! I love looking at photos from destination weddings and the different themes people choose.

FTV's Featured Destination Wedding

Join FTV's Featured Destination Wedding while this couple plans their January Destination wedding.

Bridal Store Moves into New Space

Rush's Bridal store moves into new space that creates an intimate, boutique-like setting for brides.

Fitness for Brides

Fitness for Brides; Getting the body you want before your big day. "[Brides] will have their wedding pictures to cherish for the rest of their lives," Andrea Eilertson, owner and personal trainer at SaFire Training, said. "Most women want to look good and feel good about themselves when they look back at those pictures."

Forever Bride Fall Style Shoot 2013 | Aamodt's Apple Orchard

Forever Bride held our first ever Fall Style Shoot at Aamodt's Apple Orchard in Stillwater, MN.

Creating an Eco-Elegant Wedding

Get in the know of that latest swoon-worthy event trend and create your own eco-elegant wedding with mindful tips and tricks. Not only will your guests appreciate your efforts, your special day will be a part of something bigger and will have repercussions that will continue long after your wedding day is done. Weddings can have a harmful impact on the natural environment if we're not mindful in our planning. Get started by following our simple suggestions and create an eco-elegant wedding!

Master Your Wedding Registry

Lost when it comes to starting your wedding registry? Forever Bride had the opportunity to ask some questions to one of our favorite registry spots in the Twin Cities. Ampersand Shops provides a beautiful assortment of premier tabletop, home decor + accessories perfect for any home. See what the experts had to say when crying to master your wedding registry + find out how to win a $1000 gift card with Ampersand Shops!

Miss Sara's Cakery

Miss Sara's Cakery

Lisa's Catering

Lisa's Catering is a catering company in Minnesota that helps brides create the perfect meal for their wedding

Bella Bridal Boutique

Bella Bridal offers a convenient one-stop shopping experience for brides in Minnesota.

M Flower Studio

M Flower Studio does wedding flowers in Minnesota

PranaLens

Live Love Last by: PlasticPrinters.com

Live Love Last by: PlasticPrinters.com does everything you can imagine from wedding invitations to special save the date cards

Yantes Photo

Local Vendors

Read some more on local vendors whom are partnered with Forever Bride.

Apres Party and Tent Rental

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Atlas Defense

Atlas Defense listing page

GloPatrol Mobile Sunless Tanning

GloPatrol Mobile Sunless Tanning provides any bride and her wedding party with a tan.

Graham Jewelers

Graham Jewelers provides the bride and groom with beautiful jewelry options.

Last Call Car Service

Last Call Car Service is a great place to find a party bus, limo, shuttle or valet for your wedding.

SM Makeup Inc.

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The Foursome

The Foursome listing page

LIGHT SPACES

This light and whimsy shoot was done summer 2016 at Golden Rule.

Ben Peters Real Estate

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Iris Studios Photography

Iris Studios Photography listing page

Travel Adventures LLC

Travel Adventures LLC listing page

Secret Keeper Box

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STEVEN + LINDSAY

The weather didn't stop us from getting those perfect moments & laughing as we pretended we were on a beach somewhere warm. I hope you enjoy their love story as much as I loved capturing it.

The Knot Squad

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Flow Event Group

Flow Event Group produces, designs and executes events for weddings.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown 2

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown listing page

Ceremony & Reception Venues

Our list of Ceremony & Reception Venues is the the best. We love all that our local venues have to offer.

Celebrity Wedding Gowns

There are a lot of wedding bells chiming this year as A-List Celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Aniston and Miley Cyrus are getting engaged! The big question is, what are they going to wear?! Here are the hottest picks for Celebrity Wedding Gowns.

Make Your Eyes Pop With DIY Beauty

It's ALL about color! Make your eyes pop, brows stand out, and lips luscious with DIY Beauty! Forever Bride vendor, Julie Swenson shares tips and tricks on how to make your fiance speechless when he sees you walk down the aisle! Try these simple looks for your special day!

Plan For The Wedding, Prepare For The Future

As many of us know, planning a wedding is a very exciting, yet very stressful time for couples. But what many of us may not think is that we can take this time to prepare and gain experience for future conflicts that may arise during the blissful years of marriage. Plan For The Wedding, Prepare For The Future

The Bride's Survival Guide: First Steps

Everyone knows how stressful it can be planning your wedding from family involvement to finding the perfect vendor within your budget. Weddings magnify everyone’s emotions, so there are a lot of mistakes that can be made. What brides need to remember is that everyone makes mistakes and everyone has the power to make them right. Here is The Bride's Survival Guide: First Steps.

Summertime Wedding in Minneapolis

A sunny day, the Minneapolis skyline, and some fun pictures taken by the Guthrie Theater - what else could you ask for?! We just adore this summer Minneapolis wedding here at Forever Bride!

Head Over Heels: Prioritizing Your Budget

You’ve watched the reality TV shows and you’ve perused every bridal magazine. You have the exact idea of how you want your wedding to look like. But the harsh reality of the cost of a wedding starts to hit you as you begin to talk with wedding vendors. Little did you know that the tables-cape you’re dreaming of costs $3,500 per table! Now you are Head over heels prioritizing your budget.

Travel Inspired Engagement Shoot

Laura Rae Photography shares a few thoughts on the Travel Inspired Engagement Shoot in today’s post with Anne and Brett!

Say 'I Do' to Perfect Skin on Your Wedding Day

What does every bride want? Glowing, radiant skin on her wedding day! Is this attainable? Coming from a skin perspective it can be! Say 'I Do' to Perfect Skin on Your Wedding Day.

Wedding Vendor Etiquette

Assuming this is your first time planning a wedding, it’s hard to know where to begin! Luckily, wedding vendors have made this their job and know exactly how it all goes down. To help make planning go as smooth as possible, you want to create a good relationship with the vendors you’re working with. Utilize our helpful advice to be an efficient planner while being mindful of your vendors by knowing the wedding vendor etiquette.

An Evening At The Big Fake Wedding

If you haven’t already heard all the buzz about the bridal event that took place in Minneapolis last week, we’ve got the scoop on the unforgettable evening. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal fair like no-other, it’s disguised as an actual wedding! Future brides, grooms, friends and family attend the event as “wedding guests” and have the opportunity to see a wedding played out to get ideas for their own big day. The Forever Bride girls teamed up with The Big Fake Wedding as a media partner and had a front row seat to the entire evening. If you were there, you got a glimpse of our fabulous booth designed by Girl Friday Creative. Check out the hashtag #iamforeverbride on Instagram to see photos!

The Gale Mansion

The Gale Mansion is a elegant mansion in Minnesota.

PM Enterprises Mobile DJ Service

Kennedy Blue

Kennedy Blue was created with the bride in mind and making sure to provide the bride with fashionable and affordable dresses.

Couture Fleur

Lesley Quan, owner and designer of Couture Fleur, knows how to offer brides in Minnesota beautiful flower arrangements for their wedding.

Bellagala

DIY

Whats more fun then adding a little personality into your wedding with fun DIY projects that not only are fun to do but may help out your budget.

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Beautiful by Nahla

Beautiful by Nahla offers hair and skincare for brides in Minnesota.

Arthur Murray

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blanc de bleu

blanc de bleu offers brides blue sparkling wine for their wedding day.

Jewelry by Johan

Jewelry by Johan creates the most unique jewelry for brides and grooms in Minnesota.

Mama Ducks Shuttle Express

Mama Ducks Shuttle Express is a wedding transportation company.

Party on Stillwater

Party on Stillwater is a full service event planning company located in St. Croix Valley.

Last Call Car Service

Last Call Car Service is a great place to find a limo, party bus or car service for your wedding.

The Weekender

The perfect, cozy, intimate, and lovely honeymoon for the working Bride. We call her, "The Weekender".

MCA Enterprises

MCA Enterprises listing page

Pineapple Travel

Pineapple Travel listing page

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VIRGIN ISLANDS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Beautiful engagement shoot done by uppercase L photography in the Virgin Islands.

ELEGANT OUTDOORS

Bethany and Wes at the Outing Lodge for a styled shoot. Photography by Evelyn Barkey.

Bill's Toggery

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Dry Cleaning & Gown Preservation

Finding Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation companies is easy with our vendors!

Hip Meets Vintage! The Eclectic Hayloft Photo Shoot

Good gracious! Erin Johnson Photography and Girl Friday have styled and captured quite the showstopper in this super hip meets vintage The Eclectic Hayloft Photo Shoot.

The Bride’s Survival Guide: First Steps Part II

Here is The Bride's Survival Guide: First Steps Part II

9 Fabulous Tips To Make Your Honeymoon Stress Free

Can you believe that the airlines can charge you up to $175 for overweight bags?! It's absolutely crazy! I refuse to spend money on paying overweight charges, regardless of how long I'm traveling for. Airline fares are high enough nowadays, so don't let them get you on fees for excess baggage especially as you start packing for your HONEYMOON! Here are 9 Fabulous Tips To Make Your Honeymoon Stress Free

Hire a planner, or DIY?!

From the guest list to the last dance, planning even the simplest wedding requires time and dedication that few busy brides and grooms have to spare. Enter, the ultimate question, hire a planner or DIY?

A Grand English Breakfast Engagement!

An adorable e-sesh from London for you to enjoy over your cup of english breakfast this morning! This couple “re-lived” the first time they met in their grand english breakfast engagement photos - LOVE this idea!

Tie the Knot at the Ice Castles of Mall of America!

Calling all V.I.B.s!! Thinking about getting married soon? Want to get married at the “coolest” place around?? Why not do it on Valentine's Day? The Mall of America is looking for couples to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day at the Ice Castles of Mall of America. This could be you!!

A Valentine's Day Sweet Preview: Thao Vu Photography

Thao Vu Photography has captured this quirky Valentine's Day Sweet love story complete with tutus, hearts, and even an origami fortune teller for you and that special someone…so sweet!

For the Love of Paper

Erin Ries Creativity is all about finding the perfect texture, color juxtaposition, and font to fit your individual personality. Whether your wedding is classical, sophisticated or trendy, Erin Ries Creativity will excite in picking the perfect font & design to represent the theme. For the love of paper let's put our hands together for Owner & designer, Erin, absolutely loves paper- and layers of it!

How to Choose the Right Bridal Look For YOU

With all of the resources we have these days for bridal hair and makeup looks, how on earth is a bride supposed to pick out the right one for her? All she has to do is hop on Pinterest, YouTube, or pick up a copy of any bridal magazine and she is bombarded with thousands of hair and makeup choices, all claiming to be "the hottest new look of the season." Let us tell you How to Choose the Right Bridal Look For YOU.

The Greenfield Barn

Bill Hermann Entertainment

Bill Hermann Entertainment is a professional performer that delivers an amazing experience every time.

A Precious Petals Florist

Pete Rose Productions

Pete Rose Productions

Makeup by Nicole Fae

Makeup by Nicole Fae does amazing makeup for brides and their bridesmaids on their wedding day.

Finance

One of the biggest difficulties when planning a wedding is financing the big day. Forever Bride is here to help give you tips and tricks on how to budget and finance that special day!

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Lion & Lamb

Lion & Lamb is a company that does custom wedding favors, invitations and more.

Meadowlark Events

Meadowlark Events wedding planning company

Rustic Revival

Rustic Revival listing page

Mama Ducks Shuttle Express

Mama Ducks Shuttle Express listing page

The Wedding Shoppe

The Wedding Shoppe listing page

Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One Gifts listing page

Complete

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Lucia's Catering & Events

Lucia's Catering & Events listing page

The Market

Join us for a refreshing planning experience, where brides can shop & get to know the best in the wedding industry on Sunday, November 6th at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

6 Honeymoon Destinations

Alle Travel gets excited about weddings because shortly followed is the honeymoon. And they LOVE planning honeymoons.

HEAVEN + HORSES

The Cedarhurst Mansion was a beautiful location for a late summer styled shoot. The majestic horses, fresh lawn, and a bohemian inspired bride created the perfect look.

Fun Run Party Buses LLC

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Honeymoons & Destination Weddings By Travel Leaders

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings By Travel Leaders listing page

T Lee Custom Designer Jewelry

T Lee Custom Designer Jewelry listing page

JAYCEE + MATT

A girl from the University of St. Thomas and a boy from St John's University. From two schools that are bitter rivals came one of the sweetest unions I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of.

Cherry Creek Mortgage Company

Cherry Creek Mortgage Company listing page

Elyse by Nicole

Elyse by Nicole listing page

Decor & Rentals

Find the best Wedding Decor and Rental Companies right here! Rentals and decor make a huge impact on any wedding, big or small.

Let's Go Pick Out That Ring!

Finding the perfect ring can be one of the most fun things you can do with your soon to be fiancé! With all of the different options out there, this experience is sure to be one that you will cherish forever! There are many factors to consider when you are ring shopping. Sit back read up and Let's Go Pick Out that Ring!

The Bride’s Survival Guide: First Steps Part III

Size, style and season of your wedding are the foundations of all your wedding plans. They determine the feel of your wedding, the scope of details, and most importantly your budget. Here are The Bride’s Survival Guide: First Steps Part III

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Planning Your Wedding!

So you are starting to plan your wedding....right? There are so many thoughts, ideas, and questions flying through your mind. Where do you start? Here is a simple way to get started; the Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Planning Your Wedding!

An Engagement Session That Will Make You Swoon!

Drew wanted the moment for the “big question” to be extra special and captured on camera. Brenna loves hearts, loves to bake and loves the color red so Drew made sure all those elements were incorporated into the engagement session that will make you swoon. Brenna arrived at the location and had no idea of what was to come. Blindfolded, Drew guided her to the spot and grabbed his sweet sign that read “Hi Best friend”. Brenna took the blindfold off…

Winter Wonderland

An oh-so-sweet, totally gush worthy post today that will make you feel all warm and cozy inside! Adore this Canadian winter wonderland inspiration shoot complete with hot cocoa, sledding, and snow angels… cause baby, it’s cold outside!

V.I.B. Bride Katie C's Perspective: Is Your Wedding Dress Price Negotiable?

The question on your mind is no longer, what are you going to wear on your first date to what are you going to wear to remember a moment for the rest of your life? Most guys think it’s not a big deal because you only wear your dress for one-day right? Girls understand that the dress you choose will be with you for years to come. Pictures will get passed down from generation to generation and your dress will either haunt you or become your biggest asset. But is Your Wedding Dress Price Negotiable? V.I.B. Bride Katie C tells all.

How to get the MOST out of your makeup

Your wedding day is a huge day. You have planned for months, years even. Every detail down to the groom’s shoes, to the appetizers at the rehearsal dinner have been accounted for. However, have you thought about skin? Your face? Your makeup? As a bride, your face endures photos, videos, and up close and personal time with friends and family. This blog will give you tips and even recipes on How to get the MOST out of your makeup.

Carlos Creek Winery Awarded ‘Rosé Wine of the Year’

Over the years, Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN has been given many awards, including ‘Best Winery in Minnesota’ by WCCO.

Fall Bridal Shower Pop

Fall Bridal Shower ideas that will make your party POP! This table scape will have every bride-to-be floating on cloud nine.

Silver Sound Entertainment

Niki Robison Brow & Skin Studio

Niki Robison Brow & Skin Studio

Kelly Birch Photography

Kelly Birch photography provides an unforgettable experience for the bride to help her have the perfect wedding day.

Health and Beauty

Every bride wants to look their absolute best for their wedding day, with cameras flashing, videos being recorded and up close one on one time with those you love, a bride doesn't want a single blemish on her skin. Here are all of the health and beauty tips Forever Bride has to offer for every bride.

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Bridal Accents Couture

Bridal Accents Couture is a wedding boutique in Minnesota.

Devon Design Co.

Devon Design Co. provides brides with the perfect stationary for their wedding.

Elaborate Style Events

Elaborate Style Events is a Minnesota based planner and event designer.

The Golden Gurl

The Golden Gurl customized gifts for brides to enjoy on their wedding day!

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Minnesota Vikings Tickets Giveaway!

Find out how you and your special someone can win tickets to the Vikings Game!

Destination Honeymoon: Thailand

Thailand is a favorite honeymoon destination for those who love a tropical paradise mixed with adventure and culture.

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Projects in Person LLC

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VENICE ENGAGEMENT

A beautiful engagement session done by Ryan Lucas in Venice, Italy.

WRAPPED IN FLANNEL & LOVE

A winter styled shoot full of flannel, s'mores, christmas decor, and lots of love!

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Destination Weddings

Our complete list of Destination Wedding Travel Agencies can help you find the perfect spot for your destination wedding.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Life After Marriage

This article is all about making sure that once the music stops, the guests have gone home, and you and your husband have settled into your living space; the 'excitement' of being married stays fresh and exciting! We want you to have years and years of excitement. Here are The Do's And Don'ts Of Life After Marriage

Dessert Buffet Soiree!

We have a lovely Dessert Buffet Soiree treat for you today from Sweets Bakeshop, Erin Johnson Photography, Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, and Spill the Wine!

Make Planning Your Wedding FUN!

With your big day coming up, I am sure at times you want the day to come sooner than later! When I was waiting for my wedding day, I felt so restless. I just wanted to marry the man of my dreams and begin living happily ever after! But it is important to cherish this special time in your relationship. You are only engaged once, so live it up and Make Planning Your Wedding FUN!

Stylish Minnesota Engagement Session

This stylish Minnesota Engagement Session included details from Anthropologie, J. Crew, Hunt & Gather, as well as Patina. Judging by these incredible shots, their wedding at Mayowood Stone Barn next summer is going to be absolutely darling!

What ARE You Going to Wear??

When planning your wedding, one of the first things the bride considers is of course the dress! What the bride wore is always a major part of the wedding. What often gets unconsidered is what are you going to wear to the bridal showers, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner!

Calling Fall Brides

Does your dream include you in your dream wedding dress at sunset, in a field of wildflowers, or with a horse or any other animal that means a lot to you? Register at Forever Bridge to begin turning your dreams to reality.

20 Date Ideas for UNDER $20!

I am sure that we are all aware of the importance of continuing to date our fiancé or husband. Going on dates keeps your relationship exciting and fresh. When the routine of life sets in, having a date with your man can be the motivation that gets you through the day! But how do you go about fulfilling your desire to have a healthy dating life with your man without breaking the bank? Here are 20 date ideas for under $20.

Top 5 Reasons You Deserve A Night to Glow!

Every Girl Deserves Pampering! Champagne & sparkling beverages! Cake Pops & other delicious treats! Glitter! (Lots of glitter!)You should be bathing in it really. Your favorite music, pretty fabrics, giggles, maybe even a tiara! Who doesn’t like to be treated like royalty? Here are the Top 5 Reasons You Deserve A Night to Glow!

Flow Event Group

Flow Event Group produces, designs and executes events for weddings.

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Advice

Here are our best Tips and Advice for every aspect of a wedding.

AVANT GARDEN

Yacht club meets the mysterious ‘boho’ bride. Overgrown, rich greenery covering aged brick and over the top floral designs from Poppy Lane drape the scene, creating the moody bohemian vibe for our ‘Avant Garden’ styled shoot.

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Market

Join us for a refreshing planning experience, where brides can shop & get to know the best in the wedding industry on Sunday, November 6th at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

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Keyed Up Events

Keyed Up Events is a Minneapolis based wedding planner that helps brides on her wedding day.

Love Letters

Love Letters

Peg & Plum

Peg & Plum is a company in MN that makes wedding cake toppers.

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The Commons Hotel

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Danika by Design

Danika by Design is an interesting story behind Danika and why she does the work she does for brides.

Dream Day Dressing Rooms

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RAIN + SHINE

Springtime rain and shine stone barn wedding.

Beautox Bar LLC

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4 Ways to Glam up your Honeymoon

Even if your honeymoon is already planned right down to the minute, consider these things once you get there!

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DJs & Lighting

Are you looking for Wedding DJs and Lighting? We have the perfect selection of wedding entertainment, wedding DJs, and companies in Minnesota that do uplighting for weddings and custom wedding lighting.

The Journey...

So, here you are...an engaged woman! You've got the man, you've got the ring, the journey is about to begin! This is truly a magical time in your life, but it is important to remember that things will soon change dramatically for you and your soon-to-be-husband. This is just the beginning of the Journey....

I'm Savin' Up for my Dream Wedding!!!

I’m saving up for my dream wedding because not everyone wants to get married in Vegas! This past weekend, I was celebrating my birthday in Las Vegas with my mom and I saw many wedding party’s celebrating it up Vegas style. The many brides I saw were very beautiful of course and they seemed to have an organized system for their wedding on a budget but it is definitely not my dream wedding.

When do you want to get married??

Now that you have the ring on your finger and your fiancé standing by your side, the time has come to begin planning your wedding! There are so many things to consider when it comes to wedding planning, such as where, what theme and most importantly, When do you want to get married?

An Old California Fete

When Juan and Celene started planning their wedding, they knew they wanted a unique outdoor venue with a view of the mountains to give their out of town guests a glimpse of the beauty of an old California fete. When they saw the mountain scape and lemon trees at Limoneira Ranch, they knew it was the perfect fit for the wedding they had in mind.

5 Wedding DIY Projects You Can Do in a Day!

Looking to get your craft on? Here are 5 Wedding DIY projects you can do in a day!! Go ahead and make your wedding reception, bridal party or bachelorette party the most creative of the year! Find the How-tos and Tutorials right here!

Counterfeit Wedding Gowns Online

Designer wedding dresses offer exquisite detailed embellishments - pearls, crystals, lace applique, ribbons, bows, ruffles and frills.... But what about a Counterfeit Wedding Gown Online.

Eyelash Extensions: Are They For You?

We've all tried our luck with fake eyelashes that only last the day and take an abundance of patience to put on, but have you thought about eyelash extensions? Some of us were gifted a skimpy set of lashes to work with when all we really want is to bat and flutter our eyes with confidence. Let's Chat, Eyelash Extensions: Are They For You?

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Travel

There is something absolutely magical when it comes to destination weddings. Forever Bride tells all on how to properly plan and host a destination wedding.

Buttercream

Buttercream specializes in creating wedding cakes that not only look amazing but taste amazing too!

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Jules + Henry

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Party on Stillwater

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Jules + Henry

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Blend Brow and Skin - NOW OPEN

Blend Brow and Skin is now open at their Eden Prairie location. They are "a sanctuary for your aesthetic needs".

The Market Fall 2016

The Forever Bride Market was a refreshing event on the sixth of November. Brides enjoyed a day of wedding planning with local vendors.

NYC MEETS MPLS

Beautiful wedding at Basilica St Marys and Aria. The stunning couple live in NYC and traveled to MN to have their wedding closer to the brides family. Very elegant wedding with every detail planned.

EDGY + AUTUMN

It was a warm and crisp Autumn day. The sun peaked right above the tree branches, as it's remaining leaves fell from above us and you could hear them dance through the woods as if there was something the celebrate about.

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A Styled Shoot Turned Surprise Proposal

Forever Bride finished their first styled shoot with a romantic proposal

Should You Honeymoon in St. Maarten?

Are you dreaming of a warm, tropical honeymoon? This island may be the newlywed getaway you're looking for!

Deco Catering

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Flow Event Group produces, designs and executes events for weddings.

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Bridal Shops

Are you looking for the best Wedding Dress Shops? Look no further. The Wedding dress shops on this page are some of the finest in Minnesota.

Check Your Attitude At The Door! Tips For Developing Positive Thinking In Your Marriage

Having a good attitude is an essential skill to be learned, especially in a relationship. I know it sounds like a simple skill to master, but it takes determination and intention. You can either chose to become great at having a bad attitude or chose to become great at having a good attitude. I personally have learned through the years it takes practice to master the skill of positive thinking and having a good attitude. Be sure for your marriage that you Check Your Attitude At The Door! Here are some Tips For Developing Positive Thinking In Your Marriage.

Creating a Guest List

Creating a guest list for your wedding can become quite the task. It is up to you to make the decision regarding how many guests you want to invite to your big day!

Getting Hitched at the Local Drive-In

For this charming e-sesh, the couple incorporated a few of their loves… rock climbing, sweets, all in quaint Taylor Falls Mn- Complete with getting hitched at the local Drive In.

Consider Consignment

There are many engaged couples with budgets varying from the wedding that spares no expense to the $2,000 wedding. There are a lot of options the wedding couple has in planning their big day. Here are some great reasons to consider consignment when it comes to planning your dream wedding.

10 Wedding Favor Ideas For Any Bride!

If last week’s blog didn’t give you the inspiration you needed to help you find the perfect wedding favor. Then this week we will show you 10 Wedding Favor Ideas for any Bride! This blog post will be sure to give you specific ideas to help you decide what wedding favors you want for your big day!

Ultimate Wedding Beauty-Prep

To get the best beauty results for your big day, the key is to start early! Amber Budd of Amber Budd Atelier breaks down your ultimate wedding beauty prep. Your wedding photographs will be around much longer than the prep time suggested, so why not make the extra effort to glow?

Cedarhurst Mansion

Cedarhurst is known for being one of Minnesota's best wedding venues.

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You're engaged, CONGRATS! Now it is time to start planning for that BIG Day. Although wedding planning can be a lot of fun it also can cause a lot of stress. Forever Bride is here to help make your wedding planning a little let stressful and whole of fun!

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Homade.

Homade. offers brides with unique gift options.

MH Event Productions

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GEYER RENTAL INC.

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CYBER MONDAY CONTEST

A contest for brides and bridesmaids to win a box of gifts

Planning a Winter Wedding

Winter in Minnesota. What a wonderful yet terrible time of the year! Picture this, big chubby snowflakes falling in the crisp air wrapped up with your new hubby in a cute blanket by the ice-covered lakes.

DESTINATION LAKESIDE

Lakeside wedding at Izaty's Resort. Beautiful ceremony location next to the water and a wonderful lodge for the reception.

WINTER ELOPEMENT

Dan + Lindsay so naturally melted into one another in attempts to stay warm and I think we were able to really capture their genuine connection in that.

4 Reasons to Have that Travel Wedding Photography

Thinking of jumping on a jet plane for a destination wedding? Here's why Plaid Poppy Co. recommends travel wedding photography.

Green Mill Catering

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An Elegant Equestrian-Inspired Styled Shoot

A romantic backdrop bursting with a bright color palette, elegant decor and a beautiful mansion, this styled shoot has a Kentucky Derby feel. There's even a gorgeous brown horse in the mix!

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Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands

Find the best place to get an engagement ring, right here on this page. Our complete list of amazing wedding jewelers is sure to put some sparkle in your smile...

Start Your New Life With A Few Traditions

the love you have for one another is a special and unique bond that can never be broken. There is a reason that the two of you have committed to spending the rest of your lives together. Start Your New Life With A Few Traditions.

Black and White and Everything Nice

Check out this wedding that is black and white and everything nice!

Wedding Planning Made Simple!

For most women, planning your wedding can be a serious undertaking! Getting married is not something that happens everyday. The easy part is getting that engagement ring on your finger! You may find yourself asking, "now what!?" When the pressure starts to build, where will you turn? Here are three simple tips for Wedding Planning Made Simple!

The Bow Tie Is Back!

"The bow tie has definitely made a resurgence in the last few years," says Renee Larson, owner of The Bow Tie Shoppe. Renee's masterpieces are handmade right in Minneapolis. "They aren't just for black-tie events or southern gentlemen anymore. They can be worn casual or dressy and the fabrications vary from silk to re-purposed Pendelton wool-salvaged from grandpas old shirt." The creativity and ideas are endless and it is official, The Bow Tie is Back!

Key Advice for Brides Trying to Lose Weight

Your wedding day gives you some extra motivation to be your most healthy self. Photographs will make your wedding day immortal, so polishing your physical and mental health into something you’ll forever be proud of makes sense, right? Here is Key Advice for Brides Trying to Lose Weight

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West is a wonderful venue for anyone getting married.

Fashion

The Wedding Trends are constantly changing, but that doesn't mean your dream wedding has to change, read up and get some inspiration from the past, present and future with Wedding fashions and trends.

DIY-Wish Tree Centerpieces

In this DIY, Raed from Indulge & Bloom helps you create DIY wish tree centerpieces. This is an inspiring piece because it is so customizable. It is the perfect way for you to have personal touches all throughout your reception. It also incorporates the favors into the centerpieces.

Blais Design

Blais Design offers brides in Minnesota silk floral for all your wedding needs.

DE-Studios

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iLash Beauty Bar

iLash Beauty Bar specializes in giving brides beautiful eyelash and eyebrow extensions for their wedding day.

Simply Gypsy Events

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Mill Valley Kitchen

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The Wedding Shoppe - Holiday Sale

Join The Wedding Shoppe for their Holiday Sale. December 19th - January 8th with the chance to win a FREE bridal gown!

Doodles By Jillian

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GIVEAWAY!

Doodles by Jillian is doing a giveaway! Enter today - winner announced 12/16 at 5pm.

Highway 55 Party Rental

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NORTHERN GETAWAY

Lacey & Jason are two of the sweetest people ever. They are both filled with so much joy and laughter, the entire day reflected that.

WOODLAND FAIRYTALE

Woodland Fairytale Bridal Styled Shoot filled with fashion, diy, and inspiration.

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Light + Airy Styled Shoot at a Charming Historic Site

If you fancy outdoor receptions, historic gardens and soft white hues, you are in for a treat!

Entertainment & Dance Lessons

Find a great list Wedding Entertainment & Dance Lessons right here! Are you looking for something special and unique for your wedding? These vendors have what you have been searching for.

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Where You Belong...

When you are in love, it is completely normal to get "wrapped up in each other." When I first met my man, all I wanted to do was be with him. I didn't really care about anything else! We both, were, and still are head over heels in love with each other! But after being married for almost four years, we have come to realize that we really do need some good friends in our lives, it is a matter of finding Where You Belong...

Plan Your Wedding with Pearls and Lace

Thinking about your wedding?? The color? The style? The theme? Have you ever thought about planning your wedding with pearls and lace? These beautiful photos provided by Pinterest show some great ideas in how to incorporate pearls and lace into your wedding dress, accessories, invitations and much more! There is just something about pearls and lace that adds a little vintage charm while still being modern. Enjoy and become inspired!

5 Questions to Ask to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer

Congratulations! You just got engaged, told everyone all about it, posted that fab picture of your ring all over social media and have spent days basking in the glow of happiness. Now it is time to start planning - a daunting task, isn’t it? Here are 5 Questions to Ask to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer

Bridal Fashion Week 2015 Trends

Forever Bride is still swooning over the newest trends from Bridal Fashion Week 2015. The top talent in the bridal fashion industry have amazed admirers once again, bringing a new twist to an industry that has been around long enough to have an exceptional following.

Learn To Do Makeup Like The Pros

This season don't get left in the cold when it comes to your makeup. Learn To Do Makeup Like The Pros! This December, Double Take Makeup Artistry is offering top-notch knowledge at a discount and you don't want to miss out. We'll even give you 3 reasons why it's a must right from the artist herself!

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DAINTY OBSESSIONS // SOMETHING BLUE

When Alana Synder, Dainty’s hilarious publishing editor, first emailed Forever Bride in regards to a collaboration opportunity, we were beyond thrilled. When they said we could plan it with our Forever Bride vendor roster and style it we jumped right out of seats to start location scouting.

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Studio Veil

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Chalkboard Wedding

Fun and creative ideas for chalkboards at your wedding.

Lucia's Catering & Events

J'aime Events

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Evermore - OPEN HOUSE

Open House at Evermore Gown Care in the North Loop. Saturday, December 10th from 11am - 5pm.

ORGANIC LOVE

These two are deeply in love and it is visible. Everything about this beautiful day was completely organic.

The Paper Soriée at Bean and Ro

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Introducing, Laine Palm!

We are so honored to welcome the coveted wedding planner, Laine Palm, to our Forever Bride family. Introducing, Laine Palm Designs!

Elegantly Placed

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Kathleen Quinn Films

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Black Woods Catering

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Favors & Gifts

Looking for Wedding Gifts, Favors & Gift Registries? Check out the amazing ideas on this page.

Inspired Weddings: The Great Gatsby

Do you find your "mac" the "bees knees" and getting ready to "middle aisle"?? Become inspired for your wedding by The Great Gatsby which hits theaters Friday, May 10th. Please also enjoy some fun facts from the 1920s!

Forever Bride gets "Haute" with Wedding Workouts

The past month has been a time for “firsts” for me. This is my first blog and I recently experienced my first barre class. I’m all grown up, now I just need to figure out my linkedin profile and I’ll be a real 21st century adult! I’m just kidding, I am, however, one step closer to figuring out a workout routine that I actually enjoy, and Forever Bride gets "Haute" with Wedding Workouts, so I can find the perfect work out for me.

A Wedding Planner to Plan her Own Wedding

Weddin Planner, Samantha Maroney, the founder of White Room Event, one of our very own VIB vendors got engaged this past spring! Here is the story of how A Wedding Planner is to Plan her Own Wedding.

Wedding trends from 100 years ago

The great thing about a wedding is that it can follow any kind of trend that it wants! Have you ever wondered what a blushing bride looked like 100 years ago? Your curiosity will be put to rest as we journey back in time to weddings of the early 1900s! You might even discover something you want to incorporate into your own wedding plans. Lavish parties, fun and enjoyment was the aim of the flapper movement, which exploded in the 1920s, so you can imagine that many brides from this era followed this unique fashion trend. Just think “The Great Gatsby” kind of theme and you’ve got a visual of this exciting era! Enjoy these fabulous Wedding trends from 100 years ago.

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URBAN PRINCESS

When we began planning for the Fall 2014 styled shoot we went through the usual ideas: pastels, pops of gold and metallic, glitter, sequins, a list of the same thing all brides had seen before. We decided we really wanted to step out of the box and focus on us, who we are, what makes us different. We landed on our roots, Minnesotans.

Lake Country Productions

Lake Country Productions is a leader in wedding day entertainment including wedding DJs and more.

Red Fox Floral

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Best Day Ever! Weddings & Events

Best Day Ever! Weddings & Events will make planning your wedding simple.

Hot Cocoa Bar

The Hot Cocoa Bar is perfect for a bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, or reception, and everyone is going to love it!

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETIES

Cassidy and Mitch's story began in high school and the love these two share really is for the storybooks.

Four Ways to Appreciate Him

Here are 4 ways to make sure your fiancé knows that they are loved even during stressors of wedding planning.

Let Us Feature Your Wedding

We want to feature your wedding on our "Real Weddings" page. Upload photos and a description of your dream day today!

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Forever Bride Summer 2017 Internship

Are you creative, outgoing, and hardworking? We are seeking summer interns to join our family. Click here for details on how to apply.

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Meet the Vendor -- Pure Event Planning & Design

Get to know Mary, founder of Pure Event Planning & Design. If you're searching for the perfect planner, you may have found your match!

Heirloom Amour

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Florists

Wedding Florists are an important part of your wedding day. Work with any of these wedding floral experts and your wedding will be blooming with happiness.

Having Balance

Your fiance is your soul mate, your best friend and your companion. Because you love each other so much, it can become easy to choose your man over your friends. But having balance in your life is very important in maintaining a healthy relationship.

Three Rivers Fitness Tells Forever Bride Fitness Tips

Three Rivers Fitness -- Forever Bride's fitness vendor -- offer's brides an ideal fitness center for brides to reach all their fitness and weight goals. We spoke with Rachel Kerzman, co-owner at Three Rivers Fitness, and she Tells Forever Bride the best wedding Fitness Tips.

Soft & Intimate With A Vintage Twist

On September 7th, 2013, Couture Fleur created a soft& intimate, casual feel with a vintage twist for the wedding of Lyndsay & Seth. The wedding took place in the backyard of the bride's grandparents Minnesota home, with about 60 wedding guests in attendance.

How to Plan an Unforgettable Honeymoon!

When planning a honeymoon, it is best to use a professional; just as you would for catering, décor, and your wedding cake. Beyond the hours of time and energy you may spend on planning your own honeymoon, travel professionals are able to save you money, stress, and assist you until you are home should any issues arise. This is How to Plan an Unforgettable Honeymoon!

Online Wedding Dress Scams: What You Need To Know

With so many different costs and elements included in planning a wedding, it’s understandable why a bride would want to save some time and money by buying a wedding dress online. Heck, the world wide web is a feast for our eyes when it comes to beautiful images of wedding dresses. More than ever, women are buying their dress online, but unfortunately it’s rarely a happy ending. We talked with premium Forever Bride vendor, The Wedding Connection, to get the answers on Online Wedding Dress Scams: What You Need To Know

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SWEETLY VINTAGE

Sweetly decorated with blush and gray tones, this mini styled shoot is pure vintage bliss. Beautifully captured by Joanna Day Photography, the bride and her bridesmaids melted our hearts with their sweet smiles and wedding delight as they glistened in front of the camera. Provided by The Bridal Store, this lovely bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses were absolutely stunning, complete with Melanie Rivers Beauty's hair and makeup talent. This pretty style was ultimately pulled together with bouquets - flourishing with various pinks, whites, and purples by Soul of the Rose. May our day full of beauty and glamour resonate with you as you relish in wedding inspiration.

Moon MAN DJ

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Laine Moire

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Lo and Marie Studio

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Danielle Loran Events

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Lucia's Catering & Events

THE OUTPOST WEDDING

Kelly and Drew filled my heart with so much love before their wedding even began.

Introducing, PIP!

Projects in Person is a workshop in downtown Hopkins. They provide a venue, instructions, materials, and tools, all you need to bring is the crowd!

VENDORS ONLY - Giveaway!!!

Forever Bride is giving away two $50 Visa gift cards. See the contest details!

For Any Season, Have S'more!

North Mallow is the perfect non-traditional approach to creating a memorable wedding day. The gourmet marshmallows are locally crafted in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offer a variety of flavors!

The Nord Room by French Meadow Cafe

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'ASK YOUR BRIDESMAIDS' GIVEAWAY

Win a gorgeous pair of earrings from Ask Your Bridesmaids! Details here.

Hair & Makeup

Bridal hair and Makeup Services help the day look prettier and help those wedding pictures look even more perfect. These local wedding hair and makeup vendors are some of the best in the business.

Quality Time

Forming new habits can be difficult. We all tend to get use to our routines. But if you’re regular routine is keeping you from spending quality time with the love of your life, then you should consider these tips!

Alexia + Nate

Alexia + Nate had a "preppy chic" wedding celebration set in the perfect industrial wedding location. This wedding is extra special due to Alexia being of Whimsy Events & Design - one of Forever Bride's Minnesota VIB Providers! Of course, Whimsy did all the wedding floral, wedding design and wedding styling for Alexia's day.

5 Reasons Why a Bridal Makeup Trial Run is a MUST!

As a professional hair and makeup artist, one question I've been asked a lot recently is "Is a bridal makeup trial run really necessary?" On one of the biggest days of your life, it's important to try to avoid any hiccups that may occur and make sure that the day goes smoothly. Here are 5 Reasons Why a Bridal Makeup Trial Run is a MUST!

How to Find Your Dream Wedding Venue

Finding a wedding venue is one of the biggest wedding decisions you’ll make in the whole planning process––not to mention one of the biggest chunks from your wallet. It can be overwhelming and stressful. After all, the venue you chose sets the mood and atmosphere for your wedding. However, choosing your venue doesn’t have to be stressful and can even be a fun experience for both you and your groom. So when you’re searching for that special location for your special day, keep these four questions on How to Find Your Dream Wedding Venue in mind.

Styling the Casual Groom

Forever Bride had the pleasure of interviewing two of our local vendors, Matt Brunnette of Mill City Fineries and Dan Capetz of Atmosfere. Both are reputable companies that specialize in men's formalwear, so you can trust these go-to experts on all things trending when it comes to styling the casual groom.

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PRETTY IN PARIS

Minnesota is known for many things; lakes, hockey, and snow. None of those things involve breathtaking summer weddings. Forever Bride decided that needed to change. We combined some of the best local Twin Cities vendors to create a picturesque, Paris inspired styled shoot.

Lakeside Floral

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GRAND SUPERIOR WEDDING

Perfect capture of the Up North Bride!

Flawless Day

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GRAND OPENING - Beautox Bar

Celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Beautox Bar in Maple Grove, MN - Sunday, January 8th.

RESQWATER

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The Nord Room by French Meadow Cafe

The Nord Room by French Meadow Cafe

FEATURED VENDOR - Hart & Sole

Our Minneapolis event planner, Angie, shares with us about her business "Hart & Sole" and her passion for the brides and grooms.

The do's & don'ts of a good blog

How to write an engaging blog that encourages the reader to interact & take action.

Health & Fitness

Bridal Fitness Trainers are easy to find at Forever Bride. We have the best companies that specialize in getting you in shape for your wedding.

The Truth About Marriage

Once upon a time there was the young version of you. That hopeful little girl that would dream of one being a bride and marrying her groom. If you are anything like me, then you understand how monumental this moment is. Your time has finally come! You will soon walk down the aisle, marry your prince charming and ride off on your white stallion into the sunset! But once you get a dose of reality, if you are not well prepared, your dreams of having a fairy-tale ending may come to a screeching halt. Here are some tips on the Truth about Marriage, that will help you stay on the path that will lead you to say, "Dreams do come true!"

Real Wedding: Kelley & Matt

Vintage elegance with a rustic twist was the theme desired for Kelley & Matt's REAL wedding this past summer in downtown Minneapolis. The wedding took place at Aria, with Couture Fleur doing all wedding floral and design.

Bridal Survival | Planning a less stressful wedding

You may have heard (or experienced) that planning a wedding can be stressful, but believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be! A sweet bride-to-be can transform into a walking stress mess from the pressure of planning such an elaborate event, but Forever Bride has done the research to help you prevent a case of the wedding blues. We’ve taken notes from the most successful wedding planning advice to make your experience a piece of cake. Here are the best tips for Bridal Survival | Planning a less stressful wedding.

Fall Wedding Trends We Love

One of our favorite seasons is upon us and with that comes a very busy wedding season! Be inspired with these beautiful colors and flavors of this season we adore. Here are the Fall Wedding Trends We Love

CANCUN PARADISE

Grand Superior Lodge

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The Blushing Bride

Become a "Blushing Bride" for your 2017 wedding. Find the perfect natural shade of pink or red and amaze guests with your radiant beauty.

BLOOMS OF SPRING

Jessica and Gibson's day was flawless - new venue + perfect changing season.

Chapel of Love

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The Big Event Twin Cities

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Seeking Couples...

Pranalens is looking for adventurous couples to travel with! If you are interested in a free video & photo shoot while also exploring a beautiful destination. Apply today!

Hart & Sole

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Nothing Bundt Cakes, Minnetonka

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - Plaid Poppy Co.

Meet our wedding photographer, Stacey, of Plaid Poppy Co.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown 3

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Rabbit Rabbit Studio

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Blossom studio Minneapolis

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Honeymoon

Getting away after the wedding can be stress-free with any one of our Honeymoon Planners. These honeymoon experts can ensure the perfect honeymoon, every step of the way.

A Personal attendant: Why every bride should have one.

You know you have had days where you wish you had a personal assistant. No better day to actually have one than your wedding day! A personal attendant makes sure the bride doesn’t have to do anything but enjoy her day. She (or he) stays at the bride’s side all day and isn’t relieved of her duty until the reception. She (or he) will also have an emergency kit on hand for any last minute issues and will make sure that the bride’s day goes off without a hitch. Here is why every bride need one; a personal attendant.

Real Wedding: Nikki + Mike

On October 10th, 2013, VIB Provider Noah's Ark Photography shot the fall wedding of Nikki & Mike. The Minnesota wedding ceremony and reception took place in Eagan at St. Thomas Beckett. Noah's Ark Photography captured the rustic elegant feel of the event, complete with sunflower wedding flowers and cowgirl wedding boots. The wedding took place on a gorgeous sunny day, creating beautiful images for this bride and groom.

Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

So your best friend is getting hitched and you don’t want to throw the traditional booze-fest bachelorette party? Forever Bride is going to help you plan an unforgettable last fling for before the ring celebration! We’ve thrown it back old school and created an itinerary for the ultimate girls night in — Cab fees and expensive cocktails not included. We've also added some flirty, non-traditional options that will provide your party a fun, new experience. Choose a couple or all of the ideas below to throw an amazing Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas for the bride-to-be.

Non Traditional Engagement Rings

The perfect proposal is not complete without the perfect ring. Now a days the rules have changed when picking an engagement ring; it no longer means just diamonds or just gold. We have picked out some of the most unique, breathtaking engagement rings found on some of our favorite websites! These Non Traditional Engagement Rings are sure to make your eyes sparkle and your mouth drop.

THE XANDY'S BRIDAL HOUSE EXPERIENCE

Whether you know exactly what you're looking for in a wedding dress or you haven't the slightest idea, shopping for your dream dress can seem like a daunting task.

Larsmont Cottages

Larsmont Cottages

Tiger Lily Photography

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A SUNSET LOVE STORY

Ashley + Corey's engagement shoot was the perfect mix of sun, warmth, and privacy.

Envision Hotel St. Paul South

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Laine Palm Designs

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The Suburbs Vineyard Tour!

Take a bus throughout the southwest Twin Cities to visit different vineyards with your favorite people!

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: MH Event Productions & Consulting

Wedding planner & coordinator, Melissa, even includes personal styling. Come get to know her!

Every Bride’s Guide to Choosing the Best Hairstyle

Nicole Fae hairstylist, Julie reveals insider tips on selecting wedding day hair and makeup that you'll love and feel confident in.

Cafe latte

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Cut Above Home

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Hotels

Hotel Wedding Venues are a great all in one place to get married. Most hotel wedding venues have in-house catering, planning services and more.

WHIMSICAL BARN WEDDING

Get the Celebrity Look for Less with James Allen

Are you looking for the perfect engagement ring? Have you been looking at celebrity’s engagement rings for ideas and inspiration? Get the Celebrity Look for Less with James Allen.

Wedding Day Damage Control

As a little girl you dream about your wedding day, the way your dress is going to look coming down a flight of marble stairs, your husband (tall dark and handsome) standing up by his groomsmen waiting for you to walk down the isle, and all your wedding guests complimenting you right and left on what a great wedding it is. Here is the Wedding Day Damage Control guide.

Real Wedding | Bohemian-Inspired

Husband & wife photography duo - Johnny & Joanna of Joanna Day Photography - have dedicated their careers to portraying love through their photography. As one of our beloved VIB vendors, Joanna Day Photography has been featured on wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and A North woods Wedding. Recently, Joanna Day Photography had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Christina & Justin. Check out the photos & some of the details Joanna explained to us about their big Bohemian-Inpsired day below!

Find The Right Videographer For You

Ever wondered why you need a videographer? We have the answers, straight from the horse's mouth...Well from the mouth of wedding videographer, Ali Rogers, owner + creative mind behind PranaLens. She tells us how to Find The Right Videographer For You

The Commons Hotel

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A ROZY RENDEZVOUS

Wedding styled shoot, a rosy rendezvous.

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Pure Event Planning & Design

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - Tip Top Tux

Meet one of our favorite wedding vendors, Tip Top Tux, a local tuxedo & suit company.

The Crazy Cakery

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Win 3 FREE Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

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How to Get Glowing Skin for Your Wedding Day

We all want that wedding day glow. But what's the best way to achieve it? The ladies of Beautox Bar have the answer you've been looking for!

House & Home

Our House & Home vendors do anything from helping you find your house, to making it a home after you move in.

Colorful Wedding Dresses are Here

Move over ivory and white, 2013 has a new trend for wedding dresses this year and they are coming up in a whole new shade from the color spectrum! That’s right. Colorful wedding dresses are here and they are a new trend for 2013 blushing bride or maybe it is a bride in blush.

Why Have My Wedding Filmed?

Amid all the other decisions surround one of the most important days in your life is whether you want to have a wedding video. The answer might not be completely clear to you at first. For a some, they know without a doubt that they will make sure they have one! Here are some reasons as to why have your wedding filmed.

Modern Minneapolis Wedding Filled With Love

From going to the same college to finally meeting each other through a mutual friend, Brittney & Jarod are nothing less than being absolutely adorable. Their love can be seen through every part of their Modern Minneapolis wedding as these two said their “I Dos” on June 27 of 2014.

Brilliant Wedding Planning Made Easy

Any event, especially a wedding can be more than overwhelming, that’s why you need the perfect sidekick. Someone to help guide you through the the countless steps of planning a wedding. Anjali, owner of Destined Designer Events has collaborated with Forever Bride on multiple projects to create flawless results which is why we are thrilled to announce the launch of their new website and their advice on Brilliant Wedding Planning Made Easy

ROMANTIC VINEYARD UN-CORKED

Liz and Elliot felt an immediate attraction to each other. They met at work and fell in love shortly after. Anxiousness is common among many newly engaged couples, but not for Liz.

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Chantel Lynn Photography

Chantel Lynn Photography captures love and happiness.

Golden Oak Farm

Golden Oak Farm is a truly unique venue in Southern Minnesota.

BIG FAKE WEDDING

Abby and Taylor renew their vows at this Big Fake Wedding.

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POP UP Trunk Show

Annika Bridal is hosting a POP UP Trunk Show for Daalarna Couture, December 23-30th.

Seasons of Dreams

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - Lakeside Floral

Brighten your day by getting to know Elishia of Lakeside Floral and her love for floral design.

Invitations & Stationery

Wedding Invitations and Paper set the stage for your wedding. Often an impressive wedding invitation is the first thing your wedding guests see. Here is a list of some of the best wedding invitation companies, calligraphers, printers and wedding invitation experts in the business.

Bling For Your Special Day

Get the perfect look for your wedding by adding fun accessories and Bling For Your Special Day.

Who's Your Match? Tell Me Your Story...

Today’s world is so fast-paced that it is often hard to find someone who is compatible to your lifestyle as well as someone you would want to share your life with especially in the public domain. We want to know, Who's Your Match? Tell Me Your Story...

Do you have your somethings in order?

This week’s blog gives you little bit of history about a tradition that still holds true today. I’m sure some of you are thinking, Ugh I don’t have time for a history lesson right now; I have a wedding to plan. But really ask yourself, do you have your somethings in order?

Traditions to Timeless Memories | A Magical Minneapolis Proposal

Engagements and proposal stories are Traditions to Timeless Memories and a cherished memory for a couple. People are always finding new and creative ways to showcase their love. From sky writing or choreographing an entire dance mob performance, telling someone that you want to spend your life with them is a once in a lifetime moment. Within the last couple years over the top proposals have become a growing trend. But whether you are with 100 of your pals, 3,000 strangers, or only your family members, that moment of declaration is meaningful and special to you. Read more and get inspired by A Magical Minneapolis Proposal.

URBAN PALM SPRINGS

Forever Bride's Spring styled shoot was shot on a beautiful spring day in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the magnificent A'BULAE. The afternoon could not have been more perfect. Shooting on the rooftop with blue skies and sunshine allowed for the "Urban Palm Springs" concept to have an authentic feel.

RUSTIC JUNE

The couple’s names are Brittany and Ivan. There were around 150 guests in total invited at the dacha (russian name for the summer home) - the groom’s parent’s farmhouse.

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[A.R.T.] Photography

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Le Beaute Salon and Spa

Le Beaute Salon and Spa listing page is the perfect place for you to get treated for your wedding. Brides love us.

Stephanie Sunberg Photography

Stephanie Sunberg Photography listing page

The Outing Lodge

The Outing Lodge listing page

OPEN HOUSE at Rolling Ridge

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday December 28th from 4-8pm.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - 912 Regency Plaza

Katelyn Kelly shares her journey into the wedding industry, what she loves about it, and why she enjoys managing events at 912 Regency Plaza.

Accessories

Our list of Wedding Jewelry & Accessory Shops will have the Bride sparkling with confidence. Find the perfect veils, necklaces, earrings, and other great wedding accessories for your wedding day, right here.

Become Inspired by the Decades!

We all know wedding trends change drastically decade-by-decade -- with the wedding dress being the most memorable and obvious by the era's fashion and lifestyle. I love browsing through antique stores and admiring the attire that was once "stylish". But why not Become Inspired by the Decades!

Unconventional Proposal Stories, KDWB And Marriages That Last

On my drive into work this morning I was listening to the Dave Ryan in the Morning show on 101.3 and they had the most interesting expert about wedding proposals. I found this ironic because I was just thinking about wedding blog ideas and it came to me, Unconventional Proposal Stories, KDWB And Marriages That Last

Choosing Your Bridal Party!

There are so many bases to cover when it comes to planning your wedding. There are many decisions that you and your fiance will have to make. An important decision is choosing who will be in your wedding party. Here are some tips in Choosing your bridal party.

KTIS Featured Wedding: Pam Lundell & Timothy Brink

In her professional life, Pam Lundell is one half of the 98.5 KTIS radio morning show based in St. Paul, MN. In her personal life, Pam is also a newlywed. On a cloudy day in May, Pam and fiancé Timothy Brink said their “I do’s” and celebrated the beginning of a new life together. Here is her story:

ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

In the last home stretch of one of the most horrid Winters we’ve seen in Minnesota, Forever Bride decided we need a little pick me up. Something fun, something pretty, and something with color. And what better way to pick us up than to plan a stunning styled shoot?!

NATURE IN THE CITY

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Bryan Schmidt Photography

Bryan Schmidt Photography specializes in capturing every couples special moments.

912 Regency Plaza

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WORKSHOP Chicken Wire Wall Art

Projects in Person is hosting a workshop creating chicken wire wall art. Thursday, December 29th.

Doodles by Jillian

Jillian creates unique, custom projects for brides to add that extra special touch to their wedding day. Watch this time-lapse video of her drawing a custom hand-lettered piece just for Forever Bride!

Live Music

Wedding Musicians & Wedding Bands make the day come to life with all kinds of unique sounds. Choose from this incredible list of local musicians and bands.

Dirty Dancing At Your Wedding? Not Quite.

Your wedding day is approaching, plans are made and wedding guests invited. All your wedding planning seems to be in perfect place until you realize....you have no idea what you are going to do for your first dance as a married couple! You begin to panic, imagining guests watching, while the wedding DJ invites you and your groom up for the first dance. What do you do? Sway back and forth? Panic? Hide in the bathroom? How about Dirty Dancing At Your Wedding? Not Quite...

5 Tips for a Longer Lasting Bouquet!

Loving your flowers and want them to stick around awhile longer? Author of "Design Star: Lessons from the New York School of Flower Design", Michael Gaffney, shares his 5 tips for a longer lasting Bouquet!

New Year ~ New Look!

We are SO very excited to have a beautiful new look for our VIB Program! Not only did we redesign the look of our Very Important Bride cards, we also have created brand new wedding booklets that every VIB will receive in the mail. The new card is a key-chain card, making it easy to always have on hand! Do you love the New Year ~ New Look look as much as we do?

Cali Love

Sara Goldfine of SBG Designs attracts jewelry connoisseurs from all around the world with her extraordinary line of timeless adornments. Her collections are inspired by the constant desire to create something different. Because of her attention to detail and use of rare and vintage stones, Sara is able to design jewelry that is unique and versatile. Especially out in California where she receives a lot of Cali Love.

BOHO CHIC

This past September, Forever Bride held our first ever Styled Shoot at Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater, Minnesota. The shoot featured the fabulous vendors of the VIB program.

LOVE IN BLOOM

We're so grateful Laura and Andre have shared their beautiful wedding photography by Plaid Poppy Designs with us. With trees blooming and a historical barn as the chosen venue, this special celebration is the epitome of romance. Hear the story from the lovely couple themselves:

LipSense

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WORKSHOP Centerpiece Box

Projects in Person is hosting a workshop creating a centerpiece box. Thursday, December 29th.

Hart & Sole // Creating Lasting Memories

Introducing, Hart & Sole! Angie is a creative event planner with a passion for personalizing your event experience. Learn more about Angie and the drive behind Hart & Sole!

Wedding Officiants

Find one of our Wedding Officiants to officiate your wedding. We have many great options.

Have The Ultimate Reception For Your Wedding

A wedding reception is a time of celebration! The reception is filled with two different kinds of people and the common denominator is YOU! Have the ultimate wedding reception For Your Wedding to help bring everyone together to have a great time and celebrate your unity as a married couple! {youtube}gGPBTuCk1Ds {/youtube}

Wedding Dresses 101: What Fits Your Body Type??

Looking for the perfect wedding dress to fit your body type can be overwhelming. With these tips on dress silhouettes and body types, you will find your perfect dress! Read up on Wedding Dresses 101: What Fits Your Body Type??

16 Ways to Save the Date!

Looking for a fun and alternative way to share your special day with your friends and family?? Here are 16 ways to save the date with everyone you love!

A Cozy Proposal at Aster Cafe

Remember the moment in The Wedding Singer when Adam Sandler proposes to Drew Barrymore’s character with a song over a plane intercom? Or how about the proposal in Sweet Home Alabama inside the Tiffany & Co. store after business hours? And does it get any dreamier than Mr. Darcy expressing his love so raw and eloquently to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice ? Movies and books have given us an endless array of what a romantic proposal looks like, but it’s a rare thing for us to see one for ourselves. We have a proposal story that will remind us that sometimes “real life” love stories are better than the movies. Oh, and it’s all caught on film. Grab some tissues and join us in this cozy proposal at Aster Cafe.

THE GREENFIELD BARN

Does it get more charming than a picnic themed wedding at a beautiful red barn? Enjoy this summer styled shoot at The Greenfield Barn with darling extras and picturesque rolling hills in the background. The Greenfield Barn is privately owned and has been in the Greenfield family for over 100 years. It is a perfect, rustic romantic getaway venue located in New Richmond, WI just 45 mins away from St.Paul, MN.

BOHO FESTIVAL

Alice HQ Photography

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Erin Cooney Artistry

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15% OFF Lo and Marie Studio

Now through December 31st receive 15% off Lo and Marie Studio on Etsy!

The Forever Bride Association

The Forever Bride Association unites like-minded vendors in the wedding industry who uphold the highest standards of professionalism and service.

Photo Booths

Choose from one of the top Wedding Photo Booth Companies in town! A photo booth at your wedding can be a big hit with your wedding guests.

A Bride's Review Of Moondance Cliffs

I recently followed up with a newly-married Midwest Travel Service bride and found her glowing review to be incredibly helpful, descriptive and detailed. Krystle got married this past December at the Moondance Cliffs resort in Negril, Jamaica, and she had a fabulous experience which makes me so happy! I asked if I could share her review with all of you and she said yes, so here it is; A Bride's Review Of Moondance Cliffs.

Enjoying Your Big Day!

Once every detail of your wedding has been planned, all you have to do now is wait for the big day to finally arrive! It will eventually all come to an end. All you will have left are your memories of your wedding day. So take it all in and make sure you are Enjoying your big day with your very soon to be significant other.

ORCHARD ELEGANCE

A Forever Bride intern gets married! Be sure to click "See More Photos" after you read her story below. After countless DIY projects and endless Pinterest endeavors in the wee hours of the night, not even rain could ruin such a special day. It was truly a beautiful day in the midst of the orchard.

Grooms Wear 101

It's not only important to think about the bride's wedding dress, we mustn't forget the groom! VIB Provider, Mark Morrow from Savvi Formalwear, shares with us how to choose among a suit, tuxedo or casual wear to help your groom feel his most comfortable. Also learn about the differences between tux and suit, the hottest trends in grooms wear and more with Groomswear 101.

Angie Koos Photography

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RUSTIC VIRIDESCENCE

Wedding styled shoot, rustic viridescence.

Banquets of Minnesota

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Save 15% on Photographer!

End of year special - Book with Chantel Lynn Photography by the end of the year to receive 15% off ANY wedding photography collection.

Color Me Cassie

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Rose Street Patisserie

Rose Street Patisserie listing page

Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding

Mayowood Stone Barn + soft colors. View photos and be inspired by Kara + Carter's beautiful wedding.

Revive your Wedding Planning Joy with Heirloom Amour

Calling all victims of wedding planning burnout! Courtney of Heirloom Amour is eager to restore the initial joy your wedding Pinterest board once had by offering free consults.

Photographers

This list of local Wedding Photographers is full of more talented photographers than any other place on earth! Forever Bride is thankful to have some amazing wedding photographers on our site!

The New Art Of Gifting For A Sophisticated Bachelorette Party!

The bachelorette party is an occasion to celebrate the soon-to-be-bride, strengthen friendships between her and the support system of best girlfriends, sisters and family that love her. This once in a lifetime moment is a time to honor the changing romantic and sensual relationship between the new Husband and Wife. Make your bride's bachelorette party worthy of the integrity of the occasion and have fun at the same time! The best gifts will be those that are memorable, thoughtful and have the promise of more fun to come! Here is he New Art Of Gifting For A Sophisticated Bachelorette Party!

Helpful Tips

We spoke with one of our own makeup vendors, Julie Swenson, to bring our VIB Brides helpful tips from the beauty guru herself!

WINTER WHITES

Talented Photographer, Diana Albrecht and Makeup Artist/Jewelry designer Jen Des Lauriers have been friends for years. Diana had an idea for an edgy, rustic styled shoot and immediately knew she wanted to get Jen involved. “She's quirky and fun. She also happens to be a Forever Bride vendor with her talents in makeup, hair, and jewelry design. When I thought of the idea to do a styled winter bridal shoot, I knew I had to get her involved.” Diana says.

SUMMER FARM WEDDING

Dark, ominous clouds rolled across the sky as large drops of rain began to fall. Rain wasn't planned as part of Livja and Nate’s barnyard wedding in Henderson, MN - flooding was happening, roads washing away and the humidity levels rising. However nestled on the side of a hill of a farm was a little cabin that hid the happy bridal party away from weather while books were read, jokes shared, games played and the tiny button detail on the back of Livja’s dress paid attention to. The delicate gold necklace with their wedding date stamped on it (a gift from Nate) was removed as pearls finished off the bride's look.

New York Bridal Fashion Week

Wedding Gown trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week.

Emily Fries Photography

Emily Fries Photography strives to create memories and capture special moments during your engagement session and on your big day.

Loring Social

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Holiday Lights Tour

Join 10,000 Lakes Limos for a dazzling Holiday Light Tour. Wednesdays - Sundays in December.

Rose Street Patisserie 2

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Groom Surprises Bride with Puppy at Wedding

Watch the sweet video of the groom telling his bride they're becoming a family of 3.

Wedding Planners

Wedding Planners & Coordinators make your wedding day go smoother. This list of professional wedding planners and wedding coordinators is sure to help you keep everything moving smoothly on your wedding day.

Enjoying Your Relationship

It is easy to get caught up in the routine of life. When life gets repetitive, try to change things up to keep your relationship exciting! Here are three tips to enjoying your relationship.

Rehearsal Dinner 101

While planning your big day, the rehearsal dinner can get lost and over-shadowed. Here's everything you need to know, Rehearsal Dinner 101.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF 'WINTER WHITES'

These photos capture a curated behind the scenes look into the making of a bridal styled shoot. Featuring the talented photographer, Diana Albrecht and two Forever Bride Association members, L'avenir and Bella Bridal Boutique. This talented combination put their ideas and talents together to set the scene and give brides a unique perspective into what it takes to pull off a cool and edgy shoot like 'Winter Whites.'

RUSTIC CHIC

High school sweethearts Mary and Eric were married in the quaint town of Taylors Falls, MN that lies along the scenic St. Croix River. The Maple Ridge Farm was the ultimate venue for the couple's rustic, easy-going wedding festivities. All of the decor was DIY projects, adding a personalized touch to the day. Mary's gorgeous gown was found at Forever Bride vendor, The Wedding Connection. The couple was surrounded by their closest friends and family during their memorable outdoor ceremony, followed by a gorgeous reception beneath a light-filled barn.

Chic Wedding Fur

Brides often wonder how they can keep warm in the chilly weather and still look chic enough for photos. Our go to chic warmth is FUR.

J. Olson Weddings

J. Olson Photography has a talent in capturing images from your wedding day that will last forever.

Winter Artistry

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Christmas Food Drive

Donate and save! Raffine Bridal & Formal wear is hosting a food drive and offering great deals to those who donate. December 1-30.

Dave Puente Weddings

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The Gardens of Castle Rock

The Gardens of Castle Rock

A COOL LAKESIDE ENGAGEMENT

NYLONSADDLE Photography was thrilled to photograph Heather + Kurt for their engagement session. Milwaukee was cool and cloudy for the session, a photographer's delight!

Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Choose from one of our perfect Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Venues.

Have You Thought About Your Monogram?

The monogram is a well-known symbol of identity. People generally recognize it as initials or a combined set of letters. What many people don’t know is how the monogram came to be and the proper way to create one. So let's take a moment and ask ourselves; Have You Thought About Your Monogram?

Following Your Dreams

Is there something in your life that you have always dreamed of doing? After the wedding is over maybe you have found yourself feeling a little bored in life. Is there something in the back of your head that keeps creeping up, asking for attention? Maybe you have been hesitant to pursue this dream because you are not sure if you can make it become a reality. This post is meant to encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and pursue the things that will give your life more meaning, be sure you are following your dreams.

GLITZ N' GLAM

The 2013 Winter styled shoot took place at the stunning Solera Restaurant & Event Center in downtown Minneapolis.

NAUTICAL BLISS

Leslie always had her heart set on getting married in Bayfield, a charming harbor town nestled on the shores of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Growing up, she would spend a week with her family sailing the iconic waters of Lake Superior every summer. A week after Leslie and Brett’s engagement, he was deployed to Afghanistan for 9 months. Leslie told us, “Planning a destination wedding provided the perfect diversion while he was gone!”

Type & Timber

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Allure Bridals Spring 2017 First Look Trunk Show

View the Spring 2017 Allure Bridals Collection during this event. December 29th - January 8th at The Wedding Shoppe.

Wedding Dress Trend 2017- Off the Shoulder

"Off the shoulder" dresses are making a leap back in to the world of wedding fashion. Check out this latest trend.

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

The Nord Room by French Meadow Cafe

The Nord Room by French Meadow Cafe

WHIMSICAL BARN WEDDING

Full of DIY, laughter, and talented vendors, this whimsical barn wedding has us feeling the love.

Glamour Beauty

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Alterations

A good wedding seamstress & alterations professional can help you fit perfectly into your wedding dress.

6 Ways To Ask Your Bridesmaids

He popped the question, now it's your turn. Asking your best girls to be your best 'maids is one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. If I could do it all again, I'd be taking notes from this sweet bride-to-be who rounded up her ladies in a special "Park Date" complete with cupcakes, macaroons, and champers, brought along Laura Clarke Photography, and popped the question: "Will you be my bridesmaid?" Here are 6 ways to ask your bridesmaids.

How To Include Your In-Laws In Planning

Everyone knows planning a wedding can be stressful. Often a couple's first interaction with their future in-laws takes place during wedding planning and decision making. Walking on eggshells through the planning process and months after the wedding is not a way to start a relationship with your fiancé’s parents. Here are a few tips to keep future awkwardness at bay and How To Include Your In-Laws In Planning.

THE GREAT GATSBY

The 1920’s was the age of Jazz, flappers, and the decade when fashion modernized. This styled shoot, planned and coordinated by Bella Mystique and photographed by 99 Perspectives, is full of fashion forward 1920 trends, fun art deco details, and several Forever Bride vendors!

PREPPY CHIC

Alexia and Nate created a "preppy chic" wedding celebration set in an industrial location overflowing with character. This wedding is extra special due to Alexia being a part of the duo that makes up Whimsy Events & Design — one of Forever Bride’s talented vendors! Whimsy was responsible for all the beautiful wedding floral, wedding design and wedding styling for Alexia's day. They infused the event with the couples’ fun sense of humor and modern aesthetic.

Jen Thomas Photography

Jen Thomas Photography listing page

Fashion 2017 The Plunge

At NYBFW (New York Bridal Fashion Week), there was a BIG showing of plunging necklines for year 2017 wedding trends.

25% OFF with Simply Gypsy!

Book with Simply Gypsy through the month of January and review 25% off any wedding package!

Five Event Center

Five Event Center listing page

Bread & Chocolate

Bread & Chocolate in St. Paul, MN serves award winning fudge, cookies, & brownies for weddings & special events.

BOHO FESTIVAL

Brit and Jeff’s wedding has no shortage of sunshine, happy vibes and smiling faces.

Spa Services

Bridal Party Spa Services can have you and your wedding party looking and feeling their best on the wedding day. These Bridal Party Spa Service companies are here to help.

New Blogs! from one of our own V.I.B. Providers!!

Hello Brides and Grooms! We have some great news for you! We have New Blogs! from one of our own V.I.B. Providers!! As well! as Christina from Midwest Travel Service. She has written some beautiful works about destination weddings, traveling tips and more! Enjoy

The Importance of Dating

There are many aspects to a relationship. When you first meet someone, you are overwhelmed with so many feelings. Feelings of excitement, joy, exhilaration, and anticipation. But sometimes, you can't always trust your feelings because once those initial feelings of "hype" wear off, what are you left with? That is why it's important to create a healthy marriage so that when tough times come, you will be confident that your marriage will whether any storm, hence, The importance of dating.

TEA TIME + LINGERIE

The afternoon tea originated in Great Britain by the Duchess of Bedford and Queen Victoria herself in the 17th century. The elegance and sophistication of tea parties has continued over the centuries to modern day.

A MOTHER'S MEMORY

Josh proposed last year in March. We had been dating for 7 years- since senior year of high school! We had made it through college and were just starting to work full time. When we moved to Eden Prairie together, which was close to our jobs, the thought of marriage was only beginning to enter our minds.

Beautiful Bridle

Beautiful Bridle listing page

Elegant Length

There may be an answer to feeling a little more comfort during the late autumn and winter seasons, the long sleeved wedding gown. Not only is it covering more skin, but they even look twice as elegant!

WORKSHOP Cutting & Serving Board

Projects in Person is hosting a workshop creating a cutting & serving board. Friday, January 6th.

Stonebrooke Golf Club

Stonebrooke Golf Club listing page

LOVE IN BLOOM

With trees blooming and a historical barn as the chosen venue, this special celebration is the epitome of romance. Hear the story from the lovely couple themselves.

Suits & Tuxedos

A Suit or Tuxedo is the foundation of the look of your groom on your wedding day. Find the perfect Suits & Tuxedos for your wedding party on this page.

Pretty Girls, Morning Tea and Flower Frolicking

This shoot from little alexa photo is just…sigh…so lovely. We are gushing over this ethereal styled shoot complete with pretty girls, morning tea, and flowery frolicking. Wonderful idea to capture the bond and friendship you share with your maids free of wedding day jitters!

3 Easy Tips to Avoid Becoming a Bridezilla!

We all know what it's like to be under stress. Planning your wedding can turn anyone into a bridezilla! To make your wedding planning process run more smoothly, consider these 3 Easy Tips to Avoid Becoming a Bridezilla!

BRIDAL BEAUTY MUSINGS

With so many memories being created on a wedding day, it's key to to be present. It's not always as easy as it sounds when so many different elements are coming together at once. Start the day off with good energy by having a relaxed, happy atmosphere while getting ready to walk down the aisle. We created a pre-wedding beauty musing styled shoot with the wonderful team at Beauty Lounge. Donuts, champagne, fruit and smiles made for a wonderful day!

MODERN LOVE STORY

From going to the same college to finally meeting each other through a mutual friend, Brittney & Jarod are nothing less than being absolutely adorable. Their love can be seen through every part of their wedding as these two said their “I Dos” on June 27 of 2014.

Ivy Christina Photography

Ivy Christina Photography listing page

The Bridesmaids LBD

WORKSHOP Birch Wall Art

Projects in Person is hosting a workshop creating birch wall art. Saturday, January 7th.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown listing page

Rabbit Rabbit Studio 2

Rabbit Rabbit Studio listing page

Intimate Museum Wedding With Texture + Vintage Details

A majestic museum with Swedish culture served as the perfect backdrop for Brooke + Andrew's elegant-vintage theme. Instead of colors, they focused on textures to fully capture who they are as a couple.

Transportation

Transportation, Valet & Limo companies help you and your guests get around on your wedding day. If you are looking for valet service, a limousine for the bride and groom, or transportation for all of your wedding guests, this page is for you.

V.I.B. Bride Katie C's Perspective: Don't Get Stuck with a Boring Guest Book!

The best part about weddings is celebrating the love of two people with all of their friends and family. Traditionally, couples choose to have a guest book sit out front so they can collect the signatures of all of the attendees. V.I.B. Bride Katie share's her Perspective; Don't Get Stuck with a Boring Guest Book!

5 Tips For the Perfect Wedding Favor!

When it comes to planning your wedding, there are many bases that you need to cover. Wedding party favors might be one of the last things on your list, but putting a little effort into finding the perfect favors will be well worth your time! Here are 5 Tips For the Perfect Wedding Favor!

JAMAICAN BEACH WEDDING

When you hear about Angelia and John’s wedding, you immediately wish you were a part of it. This wasn’t their first wedding, so they decided to make it extra special for them and their family by creating a Caribbean celebration that would not be quickly forgotten.

Part of Your World

For all of the brides out there who love mermaids, why not become one in the most elegant way possible with the mermaid style wedding dress.

Situational Awareness - Atlas Defense

Situational Awareness Seminar on Monday, January 9th from 5-6pm.

Minneapolis Marriott West

Minneapolis Marriott West listing page

MIXED METALS

A styled shoot with J'aime Events at Silverwood Park.

Golden Stroke Lettering

Golden Stroke Lettering listing page

Urban Bungalow Proposal

Captured by Plaid Poppy, Dan popped the question to Megan in this gorgeous Minneapolis urban bungalow.

Videographers

Wedding Videographers capture the wedding day as it happened. If you are looking to relive your wedding day for years to come, make sure you hire a wedding videographer.

The Man Behind the Music: Brian David from Big Day Song

The Man Behind the Music: Brian David from Big Day Song has had a passion for songwriting for over 25 years. His first inspiration started back in high school when he received some news that would change his life.

10 Ways To Be A Fab MOH

So, you've been asked to be the Maid of Honor for a very special wedding... Congratulations! Being the MOH is an honor and can be a lot of fun. You get to be by the bride's side from the planning process to showers and bachelorette parties to the day she says "I do." It can be a bit overwhelming if you've never been in this situation before. Don't fret! You're going to be a fabulous MOH and we're going to tell you exactly what you need to do with these 10 Ways To Be A Fab MOH.

A COOL LAKESIDE ENGAGEMENT

3 Things to Consider About Your Wedding Shoes

Here are few things to consider when shopping for your wedding shoes.

TRUNK SHOW - Raffiné Bridal & Formal Wear

Essence of Australia Preview Trunk Show at Raffiné Bridal & Formal Wear from January 13 - 14, 2017.

BOTANICAL ROMANCE

Coordinated by Hart & Sole, this styled shoot emulates a bit of a mood. It ties in darker colors to enhance the romance.

Minnetonka Orchards

Minnetonka Orchards listing page

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods listing page

Lakeside Wedding at a Minnesota State Park

In all its northern glory, the rocky shores of Lake Superior welcomed the couple for their wedding day at Tettegouche State Park.

The Forever Bride Association

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. - Jan. 5, 2015 - Minneapolis based ForeverBride.com proudly announces the “Forever Bride Association,” or FBA, a national network of wedding businesses who vow to uphold the ethical guidelines set forth by the association.

Things To Do The Morning Before You Say I Do

The morning of the wedding is full of anticipation and excitement! Here is a list of things to do The Morning Before You Say I Do. Want to win a beautiful floral robe like the ones featured below? Learn more at the bottom of the page!

ROMANTIC BACKYARD WEDDING

Tiger Lily Photography Boudoir Session Package

Tiger Lily Photography is offering a special boudoir package to any and all brides!

Unique Services

unique services

American Swedish Institute

Monique of Switzerland Jewelers

Monique of Switzerland Jewelers listing page

A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 1

The time is here: Wedding Season. It is one of the few times a year that you get to dress up and show off {fill in the blank}! The pressure starts to build as you see relationship status changing from "in a relationship" to "engaged" and the bling photos pop up in your news feed. Or you receive save-the-dates in your mailbox. Either way the requirements of attending back-to-back weddings can get overwhelming and guestzilla appears. Here is A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 1

Romantic Outdoor Summer Dates

It seems that summer is finally in the air and with that comes a small window of beautiful weather. Here in Minnesota, summer is something to be savored and not taken for granted because we all know it’s here one second, gone the next. We’ve come up with some fun, Romantic Outdoor Summer Dates & activities for you and your darling to enjoy during the sweet summer solstice.

URBAN ART GALLERY

Ashley and Matt celebrated their marriage at Ambiénte Gallerie in Minneapolis, MN. Ambiénte is a very unique wedding venue due to their always rotating art exhibits

ALee Photography

ALee Photography listing page

GEYER RENTAL at St. Cloud Wedding Expo

St. Cloud Wedding Expo Sunday January 15th from 10 am- 2 pm- The St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center.

Rivertown Cakes

Rivertown Cakes listing page

A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 2

Hi future guests of this summer's wedding season. As promised, here A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 2 Enjoy!

Engagement Photo Inspiration

Why so posed and stiff? Lots of engagement photos end up looking unnatural when the end result we all really want is to capture our authentic love that's anything but unnatural! Love is playful and intentional. We're sharing some of our favorite engagement photos that convey love in a natural, genuine way. We have a good feeling they'll make you smile and have all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings. Here are some Engagement Photo Inspiration for you and your fiance.

TROPICAL BLISS

The most important thing for Jennifer and Benjamin was to have a great time, in a great place, with their favorite people. Their great place was Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Their venue location had a natural backdrop from the private beach on the island. They wanted to keep the little details of their wedding simple, while letting the island dictate the decor. The couple chose vibrant warm colored floral arrangements with roses, peonies, and other in-season flowers.

Pixel Blossom Photography

Pixel Blossom Photography listing page

Calla Blanche Spring 2017 Trunk Show

View the Spring 2017 Calla Blanche collection with The Wedding Shoppe January 19 - 22.

Twin Cities Company Plans for National Expansion: ForeverTV.com Rebrands to become ForeverBride.com

Minneapolis – Minnesota-based Company ForeverTV.com announces the decision of rebranding to ForeverBride.com.

A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 3

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. We are talking about the theme here but the type of wedding - family wedding, coworker wedding, college-friend wedding and the wedding where you haven't seen the people in YEARS and you may panic about what they'll think of you. The secret to having a good time? Being Social. Here are some great tips on how to be social gracefully in A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 3

Spice Up Your Wedding Entertainment!

Looking to spice up your wedding reception? We have compiled a list of our favorite ideas to Spice Up Your Wedding Entertainment! and keep your guests smiling and laughing all night long.

MIDWEST COAST WEDDING

Hilary and Justin's love story started at the ripe age of 14 at their middle school in Centennial, Minnesota. Hilary always had a crush on Justin even though time would pass and separate the two. Then one day in college, fate kicked in and Hilary and Justin bumped into each other triggering the start of a beautiful love story. Tying the knot on January 2nd of 2015, the sweetheart couple has since moved to Seattle, drawing the name for this collection "Mid-West Coast Wedding." This is their love story!

Umbrella Studios

Umbrella Studios listing page

A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 4

Ideally we all would love every wedding to be the kind where the guests are your closest friends because you are 100 percent guaranteed an amazing time! But...most are littered with land mines. We may have our best intentions at heart, but we are human and sometimes say dumb things. Here's A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 4.

V.I.B. Bride Katie C's Perspective

Once upon a time there was a little girl that played with her brand new wedding Barbie doll. Barbie would meet Ken on their first date at the snack shack, they would go on many fabulous dates in her pink convertible and Ken was always a gentleman. After a short while Ken would then drop down on one knee and pop the question, they would move into their dream house and live happily ever after.

New 2015 Booklet Release!

Forever Bride is thrilled to announce the release of our new 2015 Booklets! Each and every one our Forever Brides will receive a booklet and a 'Forever Bride Card' in the mail upon their sign up. This year everything is new and improved so you won't want to miss out. We have twice as many local vendors, twice as many savings, and twice as much fun! Filled from front to back with FBA approved and trusted vendors, you'll be sure to find the perfect local business to help make the vision for your dream wedding come true!

VICTORIAN WEDDING

A Guest's Survival Guide to the Wedding Season Part 5

I hope you have all enjoyed this five-part session on a guest's survival to the wedding season. I hope it has been helpful! This entire guide can be found in Cosmopolitan June 2013 issue titled, "The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide," by Helin Jung.

Our Fall // Winter Booklet Is Here

Forever Bride’s Fall / Winter booklet is here! This edition includes a beautiful winter styled shoot photographed by Rachel Resch Photography that will make you want to cozy up with a hot drink, a stunning real wedding that captures the undeniable love of a young couple, and so much more. The booklet is packed with wedding inspiration, incredible vendors showing off their skills, interviews and multiple real weddings.

A REIGNITED LOVE

5 Ideas to Show Your Bridesmaids Some Love

bridesmaids are put through the wringer with the amount of tasks they have. Here are 5 ideas to show your bridesmaids a little love.

Plaid Poppy

Plaid Poppy listing page

Inside the Life of Singer // Songwriter Alex Masters

Dreams and inspirations often stem from your roots – family, friends, and experiences. Some people find their passion in cooking, others in planning weddings. Alex Masters found her passion in singing and songwriting. Let's take a look inside the life of singer//songwriter Alex Masters.

The Big Fake Wedding 2016

For the second year in a row, we are partnering with The Big Fake Wedding!

19TH CENTURY STYLE WEDDING

Every once in a while you need to dive into the past and derive inspiration from historic times. That is exactly what Annie and Scott did for their Nineteenth Century inspired wedding this past Fall.

Ryan Lucas, Photographer

Ryan Lucas, Photographer listing page

MH Event Productions is ENGAGED!

Melissa Hernandez, the ultimate wedding planner, just got engaged!! Follow along with Melissa and her fiancé, and learn how even wedding planners face obstacles when planning their wedding.

You Mean I Can Watch My Friend's Wedding in Live Stream?!?!

Are you having a small destination wedding but still want to share it with friends and family whom couldn’t attend? How about dear Grandpa who lives out of state and can’t travel. With the latest trend using modern technology you can! Stream your wedding live online for guests to watch simultaneously as it is happening. There are multiple avenues you can take whether it is www.idostream.com based in Connecticut or www.seemymarriage.com right out of India, brides and grooms have the ability to share their special moment with family and friends who were unable to be present for the ceremonies. You Mean I Can Watch My Friend's Wedding in Live Stream?!?!

BOHEMIAN INSPIRED

Husband & wife photography duo - Johnny & Joanna of Joanna Day Photography - have dedicated their careers to portraying love through their photography. As one of our beloved VIB vendors, Joanna Day Photography has been featured on wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and A Northwoods Wedding.

The Forever Bride Market

Join us for a refreshing planning experience, where brides can shop & get to know the best in the wedding industry on Sunday, November 6th at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

Ellie Malynn Photography

Ellie Malynn Photography listing page

Black Friday Deals You Don't Want to Miss!

A list of Black Friday deals from the best local wedding businesses.

V.I.B. Bride Katie Cohen's Perspective: Negotiating with a Venue

The second question every bride gets after the infamous, how-did-he-pop-the question will be, where-are-you-going-to-get-married? The venue that you choose will set the stage and formality of the entire occasion. Will it be a formal affair at a country club or a casual night out at a barnyard dance? Learn a little from V.I.B. Bride Katie Cohen's Perspective: Negotiating with a Venue.

My Big Fat Fake Wedding 2016

My Big Fat Fake Wedding is DJ Dance Party, Meet and Greet, and Charity Fundraiser all in one! October 22nd from 7-11pm.

Rebeca Paro Photography LLC

Rebeca Paro Photography LLC listing page

The Single Most Important Question to Ask Wedding Vendors

Picking out a team of professionals to make your wedding day perfect is one of the most difficult tasks of wedding planning. If you ask no other questions during your first meeting with a potential wedding vendor, be sure to ask this:

VIRGIN ISLANDS DESTINATION WEDDING

Gary & Christa at their beautiful destination wedding in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Photographed by Uppercase L. Photography.

V.I.B. Katie Cohen's Perspective: Dessert Alternatives!!

The indication to yourself and your guests that you had a fabulous wedding was how every last detail appeared perfectly throughout and nothing had been overlooked. The ceremony was heartfelt, the cocktail hour was entertaining and every morsel of food was mouthwatering. Then that moment came: dessert. Did you decide to go with tradition and have the 3-tiered cake? Or did go for something more, something different? Everyone including myself loves a good piece of cake every now and again. My fiancés favorite is red velvet! There are so many fabulous options to choose from for dessert these days, you can let your dreams run wild!

Maggie Sottero First Look Event

Join The Wedding Shoppe in-store for a first look at the Spring 2017 bridal collection from Maggie Sottero. October 13-23rd at The Wedding Shoppe.

Joan Brochman Photography Llc

Joan Brochman Photography Llc listing page

10 Best Places for a Rehearsal Dinner in Minnesota

A taste of the best venues in Minneapolis.

KARA + CARTER | STONE BARN WEDDING

In the midst of an elegant stone barn, the bride and groom centered their special day around family and friends. Get ready for the tears!

After The Honeymoon Comes The Babymoon!

Other than the topic of weddings I'm also very interested in anything baby-related being that I have an 8 month old at home. I thought it'd be fun to mesh the topics of babies and travel together by highlighting several celebrity baby moon spots! Because, After The Honeymoon Comes The Babymoon!

Semi-Annual Sample Sale

The Wedding Shoppe is happy to announce that the Semi-Annual Sample Sale is back! November 15 - December 15 at The Wedding Shoppe.

Uppercase L Photography

Uppercase L Photography listing page

Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Make memories by taking your ladies to one of these unique bachelorette party spots!

3 Great Questions to Ask When Preserving Your Wedding Gown

First off, congratulations! You’re married and on your way to a lifetime of happiness. But before all that begins, you’ve got to figure out what to do with that beautiful gown. Most brides want to preserve their wedding gown either as a keepsake or for family brides-to-be. While a number of dry cleaners offer wedding gown cleaning and preservation, not all services are the same. Here are 3 Great Questions to Ask When Preserving Your Wedding Gown.

Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions available at a great price by Yante's Photo.

Kristina Lynn Photography & Design

Kristina Lynn Photography & Design listing page

7 Things Couples Forget To Do At The Rehearsal Dinner

7 Things couples tend to forget to do at their rehearsal dinner.

4 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

Today we are very excited to share a blog written by one of Forever Bride's new VIB vendors, Joe Pollock of Joe Pollock Films. Joe is a talented, Minneapolis based photographer and filmmaker. His style is candid and cinematic. He likes to capture the little moments in life that brings a smile to your face and tears to your eyes. We are thrilled to have him as one of our own Forever Bride vendors! But today he is going to explain 4 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

24th Annual Cheesecake Sampling

Muddy Paws Cheesecake's “24th Annual Cheesecake Sampling” Event with Toy and Pet Food Shelf Drive, Crafts Bazaar with Local Goods, and Live Music. November 29th from 4-9.

6 Fun RSVP Card Questions

Add some fun to your RSVP cards by incorporating one of these 6 ideas.

mariahmac photography

mariahmac photography listing page

The Perfect Gift

Everyone has that special date that you celebrate once a year. Whether it be the anniversary of when you first starting dating, your wedding date, or another significant date; here are some ideas for The Perfect Gift to help you have a memorable anniversary celebration!

Trunk Show ft. Isabelle Armstrong

Bridal Accents Couture cordially invites you to our trunk show featuring Isabelle Armstrong. November 17th-19th.

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride

Show your bride some love with these special gifts. She will love them!

The Littlest Angels

My father sent me an email today that made me tear up. I was away on vacation with my mom and he wrote us this poem "The Littlest Angels" while we were away. He said that writing this made him feel better about the recent events in Connecticut.

Wedding Happy Hour

Wedding Happy Hour, Tuesday October 25th at the Historic Concord Exchange.

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

Choose the best wedding favors for your guests that won't end up in the trash.

Don't Rain on my Wedding Sandy

Supposedly it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day. Many East Coast brides may disagree after Superstorm Sandy crashed the party, halting their walk down the aisle. Please Don't Rain on my Wedding Sandy!

Kick-Off Party

Come join Just Cuz Beauty for their First Annual Holiday Kick Off Party! November 17th from 5-9pm.

A Blue Wedding Toast With Blanc De Bleu

Enjoy Blanc de Bleu for something blue in your magical moments. As the world's first blue sparking wine, it'll add a splash of nontraditional excitement to your special day.

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!!!

Christmastime, its the most wonderful times of the year! It is a time to cherish one another, do traditions, have family time, and appreciate the winter wonderland that we live in! It is even more wonderful when you have that special someone in your life to share it with! There are many activities that you can do with your fiance this time of year that will make this one Christmas that you will never forget!

Legends by Romona Keveza

Join L'atelier Couture in their Legengs by Romona Keveza Spring 2017 trunk show. November 10th - 12th.

Win a Signed Copy Of The Conscientious Bride Wedding Manual

You are busy conquering the world while planning your wedding. It can be overwhelming. Amy Mitchell's goal in writing this wedding planning manual is as if she were your planner. Enter our giveaway to win a signed copy of her book!

Another Groomsman, or is that the Groom?

The easiest (and most subtle) ways to make your Groom stand out just like you do.

Ladies Fashion Night Out

MH Event Productions + MH Style Consulting presents a Fashion Night Out at Apricot Lane Boutique - West End. December 9th and December 16th.

Every Bridesmaid is Special

In the past, bridesmaid dresses were absolutely horrific. Now-a-days we have so many stylish choices it is hard to narrow it down to just one perfect dress. Especially if your bridesmaids are all very different in shape, size and personality. However there is a solution, because every bridesmaid is special.

Holiday Sale

Join The Wedding Shoppe for their Holiday Sale. December 19th - January 8th with the chance to win a FREE bridal gown!

#ThePerfectHashtag

How the #WeddingHashtag helps you create the perfect place to store all of your memories.

Evermore - Open House

Open House at Evermore Gown Care in the North Loop. Saturday, December 10th from 11am - 5pm.

Annika Bridal Boutique Galia Lahav Trunk Show

Annika Bridal Boutique is hosting a trunk show featuring designer Galia Lahav. October 14-16.

7 Ways to 'Give Back' at Your Wedding

Here are a few ways to “give back” while you celebrate your new adventure

10 Questions to Ask About Your Wedding Stationery

You have the ring, you picked a date and venue, not it's time to think about your wedding stationery.

Martina Liana Showcase

Bridal Accents Couture is showcasing new styles from Martina Liana. 10% off of all gown orders during this time.

Elegant Cakes

Beautifully created wedding cakes that are just that, elegant.

All Covered - Rental Sale

Rental sale through the new year! 15% off your entire rental order through All Covered.

The Beauty of Boudoir

Tiger Lily Photography has a boudoir session package available to any and all brides!

L'atelier Couture - Semi-Annual Sample Sale

Semi-Annual Sample Sale at L'atelier Couture December 15-17. Schedule your appointment today!

Christmas List for the Impossible Groom

I can't be alone in admitting that my man is my hardest love to shop for. Here is your guide for "guy approved" gifts!

Wedding Happy Hour + Open House

Complete Weddings + Events is hosting a Happy Hour + Open House this Thursday (12 / 15) from 5-8pm.

How to Date Your Spouse

We are married…does that mean we can still date? Five ways to keep your “dating” life alive.

Book Together + SAVE

Ashley Skeie Wedding and Event Planning & Sophisticated Grace Photography are teaming up in 2017! Book together and receive 10% off both packages.

TRUNK SHOW - Bliss by Monique Lhuillier

L'atelier Couture is hosting the Bliss by Monique Lhuilier Spring 2017 Trunk Show. January 12-14.

5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Menu More Memorable

Your wedding menu is the perfect opportunity to let you and your bride/groom personalities shine! What’s your favorite snack? Favorite food when you were a little kid? Are you obsessed with Sriracha and your future spouse is a staunch Tabasco supporter? Let those personal touches be a part of your day.

TRUNK SHOW - Romona Keveza Collection

L'atelier Couture is hosting the Romona Keveza Collection Trunk Show. January 20 - 21.

The Perks of a Photo Booth at Your Wedding

If you are still wrestling with the idea of whether or not to have a Photo Booth at your wedding, here is a list of all the perks!

TRUNK SHOW - Berta Trunk Show Fall 2018

L'atelier Couture is hosting the Berta Trunk Show Fall 2018. January 26 - 28.

The Perfect Thank You Note

How to write the perfect Thank You note

GRAND OPENING - Beautox Bar

Celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Beautox Bar in Maple Grove, MN - Sunday, January 8th.

Botox for Brides

Considering Botox for your big day but feeling a little uneducated about the whole process? No worries! Read more to find out why brides choose Botox and how it could benefit you!

TRUNK SHOW - GALA by Galia Lahav

Annika Bridal Boutique is hosting the GALA by Galia Lahav Trunk Show January 13 - 15th.

We're Engaged!! Now What?

Hooray! You said "YES!" You've dreamed of the moment that he/she would pop the question and it finally came. Now what?

TRUNK SHOW - Marchesa

Annika Bridal Boutique is hosting the Marchesa Trunk Show January 20 - 22.

5 Valentine's Day Gifts For Him

Five of the best Valentine's Day gifts he'll be sure to LOVE and where to find them!

Dance Lessons at DE Studios

DE Studios is offering a set of deals for wedding parties looking to advance their skills and have some fun! Check your schedules for January 11, 18, and 25th.

Find THE Dress in Less than a Day

Finding your wedding dress is a daunting thought. But, it is also one of the first steps to take after getting engaged. Here is advice on how to find the perfect dress, FAST!

Seeking Couples...

Pranalens is looking for adventurous couples to travel with! If you are interested in a free video & photo shoot while also exploring a beautiful destination. Apply today!

5 Times You Should Not Wear Your Ring

5 times you should take your ring off to avoid a major crisis.

Designer Event

Bridal Accents Couture is hosting a Designer Event January 12 - 14th. Receive 10% off all bridal gown orders!

Don't Forget About These Little Details

List of the little details for the bride on her wedding day.

OPEN HOUSE - 912 Regency Plaza

Join 912 Regency Plaza for their open house - Saturday, February 25th from 12 - 3pm.

How To Prepare For Your Wedding Day Toast

List of ideas on how to prepare for your wedding day toast

MN Wedding Video Awards

Come formal and ready to watch the highlights of this years wedding videos!

5 Things You MUST Put In Your Wedding Day Purse

5 important things you must put in your wedding day purse to ensure you don't forget anything.

GRAND OPEN HOUSE - Projects in Person (PIP)

You're invited to explore the beautiful Projects in Person workshop Saturday, February 4th on Mainstream in Hopkins, MN. This event is from 3-6pm.

Up-Do's For The I Do's

4 Different up-do hairstyles every bride should consider doing for their wedding day.

1st Time Homebuyer Seminar

Join us for a brief seminar presented by Jim Jaeckels, one of the Twin Cities top Real Estate Professionals. Ask questions & learn how to navigate the market & tips to choosing your forever home.

Plus-One 101

Who NEEDS a plus-one and who doesn't?

TRUNK SHOW - Vera Wang

L'atelier Couture is hosting their Vera Wang trunk show February 2nd - 4th. Book your appointment today!

Wedding Morning Thoughts

After all the planning, your wedding will arrive in all its glory. Here are 6 common thoughts that may go through your head when the special day finally arrives.

Love Yourself Soiree - Beauty Lounge

Hang out with Beauty Lounge Thursday, February 16th from 6-8pm to celebrate the launch of their "Your Best Hair Year Program". This event is FREE and has some awesome perks!

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

Writing your own vows can feel daunting at first. Here are some tips to navigate your way to wedding vow success.

Projects in Person (PIP) February Workshops!

A list of of Project in Person's February workshops. Located on Mainstream in Downtown Hopkins, PIP is guided workshop for the amateur-expert craftsman! Check it out!

8 Ways To Keep The Kids Busy At Your Wedding

Keep the little ones entertained during your wedding with these simple ideas.

Find Simply Gypsy at the Menomonie Wedding Fair!

Simply Gypsy will be at the Menomonie Wedding Fair giving away a free wedding coordination package!

How to create a successful and impactful online listing

Online marketing gives you the ability to reach more customers in a cost-effective manner. It helps build brand recognition and helps build a positive reputation.

25% off Wedding Planning with MH Events

MH Events is doing a promotion through February 28th of 25% off wedding planning packages!

Additional 25% off Styling Services

Now through Valentine's Day, receive an additional 25% off on top of discounted price for styling subscriptions with MH Styling Consultants.

25% off Lash Extensions!

Celebrate the month of February with lashes! Brow Chic is offering 25% off any full set of lash extensions for the month of February.

Mother of the Bride Night Out

If anyone needs a night out, it's the mother of the bride!! Treat your mom to a night of pampering on Thursday, May 11th at JX Event Center.

Apres is MOVING!

Apres Party & Tent Rental is moving and having a huge SALE! You don't want to miss this event on March 8th and 9th from 9am-6pm.

Gemstone Roundtable

Gemstone Roundtable events are exclusive evenings where guests have the chance to view and purchase gemstones directly from a gem expert. Over food and wine, guests have the chance to “flirt” with a wide array of gemstones from around the world. Each expert brings their own unique style to each event, giving guests the chance to explore new styles and learn more about precious stones.

OPEN HOUSE with a Grand Prize!

Dream Day Dressing Rooms is hosting an Open House featuring amazing local vendors! This event is March 11th from 4-7 with a Grand Prize Drawing of a Deluxe Bridal Suite!

2nd Annual 1K Giveaway

Join Zandolee Media for an evening of styled shoot fun, celebration, and food. One of their 2016 couples will even get awarded $1,000 in cash!

20% off Suits

The Foursome Fine Men's Apparel is hosting a Spring Tailored Clothing Event from March 16-26. 20% off regular priced suits, sports coats, and custom clothing.

The Suburbs Vineyard Tour

Hop aboard the 28 passenger bus to visit vineyards throughout the southwest Twin Cities.

Farm-Inspired Wedding Fair

You're invited to Golden Oak Farm's locally-focused, farm-inspired wedding fair!

TRUNK SHOW - Kenneth Winston

Raffiné Bridal & Formal Wear is hosting their Kenneth Winston Trunk Show March 31 - April 1. Book your appointment today!

It's Your Day: A Wedding Planning Workshop

Overwhelmed with wedding planning? Simply Gypsy Events is hosting a workshop to share their knowledge and give you some great tips to help you plan the wedding of your dreams!

Open House at Cedarhurst Mansion

Cedarhurst Mansion invites you to meet their staff, tour the venue, and receive special deals at their open house.

Project in Person Pop-Up

Pop into the PIP workshop for their first pop-up! Set up as an indoor market, visit incredible local vendors the day before Mother's Day.

Northfield Area Wedding Vendor Fair

Discover the best local vendors at the wedding fair hosted by Gardens of Castle Rock.

5 Free 'Forever Bride Vendor' Passes to Zandolee Media's Gala

Zandolee Media is offering 5 Forever Bride vendors free passes to their 1K Giveaway Gala.

Justin Alexander Trunk Show

Bridal Accents Couture is hosting a trunk show featuring their bridal designer Justin Alexander. Join the event to receive 10% off all new bridal gown orders!

Essense of Australia Preview Trunk Show

Raffiné Bridal is hosting an Essense of Australia trunk show. There will even be a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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