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Bachelor & Bachelorette

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

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.

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!

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

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:

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.

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Mulberrys Garment Care

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

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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!

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!

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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Forever Feature: Hart & Sole

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

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Apple Orchard Engagement

A surprise engagement at an apple orchard.

Trend Report: Botox

This week on Ashley's trend report, she is talking all about her botox experience at the Beautox Bar. Click for $40 off!

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Skin Care Hacks, Myths, and More from Penny & Pine

TA-DA! FIRST EPISODE: We are busting myths, sharing tips, and geeking out over SKIN CARE! Tune in to find out how to get the wedding day glow with Danielle from Penny & Pine!

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Meet The Forever Bride Team

Meet the team that's working diligently to give you the best advice, vendors, and inspiration for your wedding day!

MN Christmas Market 2019 at Nicollet Island Pavilion (MPLS)

The MN Christmas Market is an annual pop-up holiday shopping event that showcases homegrown brands and makers, with a charitable twist. Sunday, November 17th, 10am-5pm.

End of Summer Soirée

Wedding vendors and solo entrepreneurs are invited to our end of summer soiree! We will have a guest speaker, Bill Svoboda, drinks, food, and more!

Boudoir Photographers

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

Cinema Ballroom

Cinema Ballroom teaches partner dance in Minnesota.

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.

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!

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.

The Gale Mansion

The Gale Mansion is a elegant mansion in Minnesota.

Complete

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

Kennedy Blue

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

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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.

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.

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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Forever Feature: Lakeside Floral

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

Trend Report: Custom Cake Toppers

These hand-painted, custom wooden peg dolls are the latest wedding trend. Gracing the top of your beautiful cake, they are also the perfect keepsake to always remember your special day.

One Big "YES" on Boom Island

With the Minneapolis skyline booming in the background, Christina of Steena Anne Photography captured this beautiful proposal.

How to Register For Your Wedding

We are talking all things wedding registries with Sarah Eckart, the wedding registry expert at Ampersand, the ultimate gift and home decor store for your wedding registry!

The Forever Bride Market - February 16, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Our next Market is Sunday, February at Radisson Blu MOA. New vendors, new activities, and new inspo!

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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.

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M Flower Studio does wedding flowers in Minnesota

Makeup by Nicole Fae

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

Kelly Birch Photography

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

Advice

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

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Forever Feature: Tip Top Tux

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

Dreamy Beach Engagement Photos in Mexico

Crashing waves, salty air, sandy toes, and one dreamy engagement session by Uppercase L Photography. Come jet off to Mexico with us!

Trend Report: RESQWATER Proactive Recovery Water

On this week's trend report, Ashley is sharing her go-to hydration secret: RESQWATER. It aids in muscle recovery and prevents hangovers!

Forever Bride to Expand in the Midwest

Wedding website, Forever Bride, is expanding beyond Minneapolis to its surrounding cities: Fargo, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Rochester.

What to Know Before Booking a Photographer

We are digging deep into the world of wedding photographers and what you need to know before booking one. Featuring Emily Isakson!

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The Forever Bride Market - November 10, 2019

Join us for an intimate wedding expo, featuring the best variety of wedding vendors in MN! Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at Radisson Blu Mall Of America presented by Mintahoe Catering & Events.

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Catering

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

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:

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!

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.

FTV's Featured Destination Wedding

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

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."

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

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

Neckwerk Entertainment

Neckwerk Entertainment is a wedding entertainment company.

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

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.

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Voeu Du Coeur

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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!

Beauty by Design

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Forever Feature: The Petal Cart

Aimee Sherrill shares why she decided to quit her day job to open her own flower shop, The Petal Cart, and her plans for creating a special space for the community in Uptown, Minneapolis.

State Fair Engagement

Cotton candy, cows, and fair games - oh my! This couple took their engagement photos at the Minnesota State Fair and it's so romantic--especially in the rain!

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Trend Report: Birch Ring Box for Your Man

The latest trend is this birch ring box for your man. Click to read Ashley's review + receive a promo code for 15% off.

How to Handle Wedding Planning Drama

Obsessive mother-in-laws? Lazy bridesmaids? Weird distant relatives? We are covering how to handle it ALL today with Erica Boe, of Piece of Cake MN Weddings.

Wedding Inspiration

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Honeymoon

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.

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Arthur Murray

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iLash Beauty Bar

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

The Weekender

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

Bill's Toggery

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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!

Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel by Mall of America

Forever Feature: Cut Above Home

We had a chance to sit down with Cut Above Home co-owner, Sarah Schrimpf, to learn all about the home goods store and how it helps with the wedding planning process!

Summer Engagement Session in a Garden

A Forever Bride employee is engaged! Click to see her sweet summer engagement photos taken in a beautiful garden.

Trend Report: Clay Necklaces

Not only is this necklace gorgeous but it gives back! The clay beads are handmade in Haiti and represent jobs and a way out of poverty. Plus, they are a great bridesmaid gift idea!

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How to Keep Stress in Check While Wedding Planning

With guest: Nichole Bates of E Squared Health! We are going to talk about the 3 most important things that you need to know about stress while wedding planning!

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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

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!

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.

Bill Hermann Entertainment

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

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6 Honeymoon Destinations

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

Chapel of Love

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Forever Feature: 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.

Cherry Creek Mortgage Company

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Behind the Scenes of 'Winter Whites'

Ever wonder what it takes to create magical, breathtaking, and Pinterest worthy wedding inspiration? Come behind-the-scenes with us on a candid journey inside this edgy, wintery styled bridal shoot filled with glam.

First Dance Twin Cities

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Savvi Formalwear.com

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Bluewater Kings Band

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A Romantic Row Boat Engagement

Kristen + Bill danced around the park, stealing kisses and looking happy in love while Uppercase L Photography captured these two lovebirds.

Finley77

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Trend Report: Velvet Ring Boxes

Keep your engagement ring sparkling in one of these velvet ring boxes. You have several sizes and colors to choose from!

The Market

The hottest wedding event of the season!

Island Getaways

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Personalized Gifting with B+D Custom Crafts

Personalized gift giving, bridesmaid proposals, and more with Brittany, Co-Founder of B+D Custom Crafts!

Marsha's Stitches

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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 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.

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.

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Destination Honeymoon: Thailand

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

Forever Feature: MH Event Productions & Consulting

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

Avant Garden

Yacht club meets the mysterious ‘boho’ bride. Overgrown, rich greenery covering aged brick + elegant floral designs, creates the moody bohemian vibe for our ‘Avant Garden’ styled shoot.

A Mountainside Engagement

Snow-capped mountains, Lake Tahoe's natural beauty and the sunset were the prettiest accessories Sabrina + Tate could have asked for during their engagement session.

Trend Report: Winter Date Nights

In need of escaping the winter blues or the stress of wedding planning? Come relax with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres with food and a live show.

Mara Marie Bridal

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Renewal by Andersen

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Mirror Me Perfect

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Sharyn Kaye Travel

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Tips on Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Mara Marie Bridal joins us to talk about what silhouette/shape brides think is best for their body and the importance of Pinterest/Instagram vs reality!

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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

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!

Black and White and Everything Nice

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

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!

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!

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Dream Day Dressing Rooms

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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!

Forever Feature: Plaid Poppy Co.

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

Monique of Switzerland Jewelers

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The Big Fake Wedding with Rustic + Gold Details

Courtney June Photography shot this wedding to promote local businesses, inspire brides and grooms, and encourage committed marriages.

Giveaways

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Cozy In-Home Engagement Session

Showing off their Uptown apartment and fur baby, this couple opted for a more laid-back approach to their engagement photos.

Trend Report: The Perfect Gift for Brides

Wondering what to gift the bride? We recommend this beautifully curated bridal box full of bride-to-be essentials!

Rock It Man Entertainment

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Disc Jockeys, Live Musicians, Mood Lighting, Projector and Screen Rentals, Ceremony Sound Systems, Dance Instruction, Invitations and Gifts.

Sharyn Kaye Travel

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CircleRock

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How to Host a Brunch Wedding

If breakfast and coffee is your favorite part of the day, you should consider having this more affordable and debatably more fun type of wedding! Hear more about it from Dos Goats Plans, a spectacular wedding management company.

Susan's Travel Services

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Elina's Design

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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....

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?

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!

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?

Buttercream

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

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Forever Feature: 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!

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!

Wrapped in Flannel + Love

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

Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement

Booking roundtrip tickets to Colorado for their engagement shoot, these photos are nothing short of stunning.

Trend Report: Layering Necklaces

Jewelry is more than an accessory. Jewelry is meaningful, timeless, and sentimental. Use jewelry to tell your story.

Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic

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Adagio Djay Entertainment 3

Disc Jockeys, Live Musicians, Mood Lighting, Projector and Screen Rentals, Ceremony Sound Systems, Dance Instruction, Invitations and Gifts.

Kris Lindahl Real Estate

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Knights Chamber

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The Necessary Mindset for the Modern Bride

5 mindsets to have in order to have a (almost) stress free wedding with Meghan of buck & rose weddings!

The Sparkle Bus

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ROAM Wild Travel Co.

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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!

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!

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.

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?

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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.

Win a Forever Bride "Destination" Styled Shoot!

Enter for your chance to be featured in our "destination wedding" styled shoot! Plus, 7 other prizes including a 1 night stay at Radisson Blu MOA, a $75 gift card to FireLake, and more!

Forever Feature: Annika Bridal Boutique

Co-owners of Annika Bridal Boutique, an up-and-coming bridal shop in the Edina area, share how they got their start, what it's like owning a business together, and what they have planned for the future.

A Grand Ole Engagement

Meeting at a bonfire in high school, this couple recreated it for their engagement photos. Complete with ice cream + other traditions, we're feeling the sentiment.

Trend Report: The Perfect Minnesota Accessory

Statement rings are the perfect accessory to spice up your outfit this winter. Here are some rings you will love!

Arioso Strings

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INDOCHINO

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What to Ask When Touring a Barn Venue

Today on the Forever Bride Show we are talking about barn venues. Yes, they are still a rising trend and yes, they are here to stay!

Minnsky Theatre 3

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Hadiya Decor 2

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On the Beach Travel

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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.

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.

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

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Mini-Moon Before the Honeymoon

Mini-moon ideas in Minnesota for the couple that can't take a honeymoon right after the wedding.

Cozy + Rustic Treehouse Styled Shoot

What do you get with an adorable dog, yummy donuts, and a dreamy treehouse? An adorably stunning styled shoot by Chantel Lynn Photography!

Forever Feature: Bill's Toggery

A 3rd generation toggery located in Minnesota will have everything a man could need for his business events, day-to-day attire, and wedding day.

Oregon Coast Anniversary

This couple drove 5 hours to Cannon Beach, Oregon where they photographed their love, happiness and even their dogs for their anniversary.

Trend Report: Unique Thank You Cards

A good thank you note should be sincere and specific. No matter the gift, absolutely everyone deserves a handwritten thank you note. Click for an outline + enter a giveaway!

St James Hotel

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Tips on Organizing and Space Planning from a Professional

Melle Hartley, of Chamberlane Interior Service, helps busy people with household management. She covers all the things and will help you prepare for "newlywed nesting."

The Glassman Group

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Equal Parts Cocktail Company 2

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On the Beach Travel

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Susan's Travel Services

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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.

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...

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.

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!

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!

Sweetly Vintage

Sweetly decorated with blush and gray tones, this mini styled shoot is pure vintage bliss

A Woodsy Love Date

This couple teamed up with Alexandra Oleen Photography to create a relaxed, woodsy engagement session: a love date!

Forever Feature: Gastrotruck

Gastrotruck co-owners Catherine and Stephen share their story about opening up a food truck together, what it's like working as a team, and what makes their service unique.

Offbeat Honeymoon Part 3: The Review

A review of an offbeat honeymoon in Croatia!

Envy Skin Clinic

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Trend Report: Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions

Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions with these tips. Plus––find out how to get FREE fitness classes from Alchemy, this month only!

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Moxy Hotel

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The Hawk & Sparrow

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Feel Good Head To Toe

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The Perfect Wedding Cake Within Your Budget

Ashley talks with Leah, of INK sweets, about the yummiest part of the wedding - dessert!

Engel & Volkers

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Favors & Gifts

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

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.

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.

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!

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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Danielle Loran Events

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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.

'ASK YOUR BRIDESMAIDS' GIVEAWAY

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

Black Woods Catering

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A Wintery Christmas Proposal

This wintery walk in Rice Park turned romantic surprise proposal will warm your heart.

Boho Chic in an Apple Orchard

In the midst of an apple orchard, we partnered with our wonderful vendors to elegantly create a boho chic styled shoot.

Forever Feature: Accolades Salon + Spa

Have you been on the look-out for a salon? Look no further because we got a chance to sit down with Alana from Accolades Salon Spa to get the scoop on all they have to offer!

Trend Report: A Glam Honeymoon on a Budget

Here are 4 tips to save money on your dream honeymoon!

Passport 102: I lost my passport abroad. How do I get home?

Amy of Smitten Honeymoons weighs in with her professional advice on what to do if you lose your passport abroad.

Moxy Hotel

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Elliot Park Hotel Autograph Collection

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Basecamp Fitness

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Why Finding the Right Hair Stylist is Just as Important as Finding a Spouse

Today on the Forever Bride Show, Tena Breeggemann with Sexy Hair shares the importance of picking a hair stylist that you trust on our wedding day! Make sure to tune in to see what Tena suggests looking for!

Finery Bridal Chic

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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.

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!

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.

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

Lakeside Floral

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Urban Bungalow Proposal

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

The Do's & Don'ts Of A Good Blog

Tips with do's and don'ts on how to write an engaging blog that encourages the reader to interact & take action.

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods

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Elegant Outdoors at the Outing Lodge

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

WS Design

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Forever Feature: The Gypsy Photo Wagon

After finding an old camper on the side of the road, Kayla and Justin transformed it into a photo booth. Read their interview here!

The Jeweler

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Passport 103: My passport expires shortly after my honeymoon. Do I need to renew it?

If your passport will expire after your honeymoon, you should renew it beforehand. Amy of Smitten Honeymoons shares what to do + why!

Trend Report: Boudoir––It's Not What You Think It Is!

Looking for an intimate Valentine’s day gift for your man? Here's why Ashley recommends boudoir!

Bella on the Bay

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Minnsky Theatre 4

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Floral Arches and Backdrops: Tips and Tricks

Today's episode is all about arches and backdrops with tips on finding your ideal backdrop style and the different ways they can be used!

Bopha Sar L.L.C

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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!

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!

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.

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.

RESQWATER

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Ice Castle Engagement

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

Autumn lee studios

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Light Spaces

This light and whimsy shoot was shot at Golden Rule.

NYC-ers Travel to MPLS for Warehouse Wedding

Living in NYC, the couple traveled to Minnesota to have their wedding closer to the bride's family. The ceremony took place at Basilica + the reception was at Aria.

Forever Feature: Green Mill Catering

Looking for a wedding caterer? Or somewhere to host your rehearsal dinner? Green Mill is a great option - learn more about them + read our tips!

Canterbury Park

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A Dreamy European Proposal

A trip through Croatia, Austria, and Germany turned into a magical proposal story.

Trend Report: Ice Cream is the New Donut Bar!

Ice cream is the new donut bar and we are melting (pun intended) over this trend.

Max's

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3 Things to Consider When #shreddingforthewedding

On today's episode we are busting weight loss myths with health coach, Nichole Bates, of E2 Health!

Linden Hills Dentistry

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Azazie

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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.

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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!"

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.

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

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.

Rose Street Patisserie 2

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A Rozy Rendezvous

Encompassed with white and little springs of color, this styled shoot is the perfect winter rendezvous.

Virgin Island Engagement in St. Thomas

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

Elegant Wedding in an Apple Orchard

Rain pushed this orchard wedding into the apple barn, complete with string lights, a greenery arch, and burgundy florals.

The Caterers

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Forever Feature: Dylan + Katie Photography

Dylan + Katie met at the grocery store checkout and the rest is history. They are now married and own a photography business. Get to know them here!

Trend Report: Refresh with a Spray Tan

Wipe away the winter blues + refresh with a spray tan! Plus, click here to learn how to get $10 off!

A Foodie Honeymoon in Italy and Portugal

Take a stroll with these foodie lovebirds on their honeymoon to Italy and Portugal! They get to experience the culture and the never-ending choices of cuisines.

The ABC's of Menswear

On today's episode we are talking all about menswear, whether to rent or buy, and more, with our dashing and well dressed man of the hour, Jeremy, from INDOCHINO!

Jac & Violet

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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.

Whimsy Lodge-Inspired Wedding

Nestled in the quiet outskirts of Stillwater, The Outing Lodge held this whimsy lodge styled shoot amidst its cobblestone paths, quaint b&b, and historic gardens.

Tonya Hjort Photography

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Lancer Hospitality

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A Beach Honeymoon in Curacao + Aruba

Fly down to the Caribbean with us + see this couple's honeymoon experience while getting inspiring ideas for your own!

Forever Feature: Projects in Person

We had a chance to chat with Jill, owner of Projects in Person (PIP)––a guided DIY workshop in Minnesota.

B+D Custom Crafts

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Trend Report: The Importance of a Quarterly Facial

You are getting married this year! Now is the time to start giving your skin the care it needs. Plus, savings you won't want to miss!

Highbrow Studio

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Unique Unity Ceremony Ideas: Blending, Capsules, and 'The Arts'

Today's episode is focused on the unity part of your wedding ceremony! You can go the traditional route with candles or try one of our more unique ways.

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.

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.

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.

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

Groom Surprises Bride with Puppy at Wedding

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

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!

Botanical Romance

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

Magical Venice Engagement Photos

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

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Forever Feature: Gathered Goods Company

Are you searching for the perfect gifts or accessories? Or a place to host your bachelorette party? With products from over 35 local Minnesota artisans, Gathered Goods Company is your one stop shop for it all.

Trend Report: Activities for Your Bridal Shower

Instead of having the same old bridal shower, make it something that you look forward to with these unique activities!

Food Gallery Catering

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Penny and Pine

Penny and Pine listing page

Jenny in the City

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Honeymoon Test Drive: Why Do You Need It

If you get to see your venue before your wedding shouldn't you see your hotel before your honeymoon? Learn about Sharyn Kaye Travel's Honeymoon Test Drive program + more!

How to Keep Your Wedding Day Glow After the Big Day

Ashley Hawks talks with Lexi Dudgeon, an expert in all things beauty, about spray tans, beauty products, and gift ideas for all of the members in your wedding party!

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.

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?

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Rose Street Patisserie

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Rustic June Wedding

Over 150 guests celebrated with the bride and groom at the groom’s parent’s farmhouse. The two cultures blended together in an elegant rustic style, complete with Russian cuisine.

5 Expert Tips For Flawless Wedding Day Hair + Skin

Here are 5 healthy hair and skin tips provided by professional hair and makeup artist + life coach, Stephanie of Embeau.

Urban Palm Springs

Shooting on the A'BULAE rooftop with blue skies and sunshine allowed for the "Urban Palm Springs" concept to have an authentic feel.

A Sunset Love Story

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

Forever Feature: Mara Marie Bridal

Imagine handing your ideas to a professional wedding gown designer and being sewn into the dress of your dreams! Learn what the custom design process looks like with Mara Marie Bridal and how you can win $100 towards a veil!

Trend Report: Stackable Rings – Left or Right Hand?

Stackable rings are so trendy right now! But should you wear them on the left or right side?

Palm Beach Tan

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D Copperfield Jeweler

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The Sparkle Bus

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The Sparkle Bus

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Planning a Magical Walt Disney World Trip Part 1

Planning a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming. This is why we gathered all the information you'll need in the three part blog from Sharyn Kaye Travel!

How to Have a Dinner to Remember on Your Big Day!

Ashley talks with Chef Jeff and Kelsey Knutson with Crave Catering on the importance of providing your guests an experience on your wedding day with unique and customizable food options.

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.

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.

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Vendor Home

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!

Nautical Bliss Wedding

Leslie + Brett were married in a charming harbor town nestled on the shores of Lake Superior.

Geometric Elements + Metallic Decor-Inspired Wedding

A great use of mixed metal with hints of geometric elements are the focus of this lakeside wedding.

Ben and Jerry's Minneapolis

Ben and Jerry's Minneapolis

What to Consider When Hiring a Hair + Makeup Artist

Determining which wedding vendors to hire for your wedding can be incredibly overwhelming! That's why we called in Stephanie of Embeau to shed light on which details to consider when looking around for the perfect wedding day hair + makeup artist(s).

Forever Feature: Good & Twisted Yoga

Step back from the stresses of wedding planning and take a deep breath with Good & Twisted Yoga. Plus, learn how to get your first week free!

Trend Report: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses, Trend or Fad?

Are you wondering if mismatched bridesmaid dresses are still a thing? Or looking back in 50 years will you say, "what the heck was I thinking?" Or "dang, I was fabulous!" Well we have the answer to that!

Beautycounter

Beautycounter listing page

Minnsky Theatre 5

Minnsky Theatre listing page

Planning A Magical Walt Disney World Trip Part 2

Planning a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming. This is why we gathered all the information you'll need in the three part blog from Sharyn Kaye Travel!

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Band

What do you want your wedding band to look like? That's a pretty important question to think about because you will be looking at it for a long long time! So we invited a great friend and businessman, Ryan Loch, into the studio to talk about how he helps couples answer that question.

MSP Jewelers

MSP Jewelers listing page

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!

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!

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.

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PREPPY CHIC AT AN INDUSTRIAL VENUE

This wedding celebration is set in an industrial location overflowing with character, complete with red brick and modern aesthetics.

The Great Gatsby

The 1920s was the age of Jazz, flappers, and the decade when fashion modernized. This styled shoot is full of fashion forward 1920 trends and fun art deco details.

Emily Isakson Photogrpahy

Emily Isakson Photogrpahy listing page

Distinctly Debbie

Distinctly Debbie listing page

5 Tips for Having a Fabulous Wedding Makeup Pre-Trial

Tips and tricks to having an incredible pre-trial session with your wedding makeup artist.

Litin's Party Value

Litin's Party Value listing page

Forever Feature: Alchemy 365

Stop sweating your wedding workouts and start sweating with Alchemy to get fit for your big day. Plus, receive a free week of fitness classes!

Trend Report: Non Diamond Engagement Rings

See why more and more brides are opting for diamond alternative rings! You are going to LOVE it!

Adagio Djay Entertainment

Disc Jockeys, Live Musicians, Mood Lighting, Projector and Screen Rentals, Ceremony Sound Systems, Dance Instruction, Invitations and Gifts.

Hightop Hospitality

Hightop Hospitality listing page

Frenchies Modern Nail Care

Frenchies Modern Nail Care listing page

Planning A Magical Walt Disney World Trip Part 3

Planning a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming. This is why we gathered all the information you'll need in the three part blog from Sharyn Kaye Travel!

How to Plan the Perfect Out of Town Wedding

Ashley Hawks and award winning wedding planner, Lindsey Lozama, discuss how to plan your perfect out of town wedding.

The Henna Oasis 3

The Henna Oasis listing page

Jac & Violet

Jac & Violet listing page

New Gild Jewelers

New Gild Jewelers listing page

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.

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}

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!

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?

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.

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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.

Something Blue with Dainty Obsessions

An organic and earthy feel of florals and location mixed with the delicacy of the details and the wedding dress created the perfect pair for ‘Something Blue’

Bridal Beauty Hacks from Experts

Looking and feeling your best for your wedding day starts long before the makeup artist arrives on the morning of your wedding. Here's what our professionals recommend.

Forever Feature: Knot + Ivy

Knot + Ivy invited us into their beautiful studio to show us the ropes of all the incredible products they create using macrame.

Trend Report: Floral Ties & Bow Ties

This week I'm sharing tips on how to sway your man to think past a black suit and tie for their wedding day look!

Pro Sound & Light Show

Pro Sound & Light Show listing page

Aster + Ivory Productions

Aster + Ivory Productions listing page

Hightop Hospitality

Hightop Hospitality listing page

Linden Hills Dentistry 2

Linden Hills Dentistry listing page

Planning a Meaningful and Intentional Wedding

On this week's episode of The Forever Bride Show we are chatting with photographer extraordinaire and owner of Madeira Creative, Clare Kolars!

Have Ya Herd

Have Ya Herd listing page

Wedding Officiants

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

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.

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??

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.

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.

Modern Wedding in the Mountains

Sitting atop the scenic Colorado mountains, Amanda + Trevor were wedded among bright color palettes and bold, modern designs. A ski lift was even required to get to their reception!

Dark + Moody 'Winter Whites' in a Brick Warehouse

Envisioning a dark and moody theme in a brick-filled warehouse, the team created an edgy, eerie, and mysterious vibe. You'll love this spin on the traditional winter whites!

Jillian Maria Makeup

Jillian Maria Makeup listing page

5 Fitness Tips For Brides

Ready to get fit for your wedding day? Professional trainers are revealing their 5 best fitness tips! Plus, enter the contest to win free in-home personal training sessions!

Forever Feature: Honeymoon Planning with Allé Travel

Planning a honeymoon in the middle of wedding prep can be stressful. So we called in professionals of allé travel to talk about their new app and how they can help you have the honeymoon of your dreams with whatever budget you may have!

Epitome Papers

Epitome Papers listing page

Trend Report: Ring Selfies, Trend or Fad?

We want to see your #ringselfie! Find out our 15 do’s & don’ts in this week’s Trend Report.

Harvest Film Co

Harvest Film Co listing page

Mintahoe Catering & Events

Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

How to Hire the Right 3rd Wheel for Your Big Day

Ashley Hawks talks with Tracy and Kyle Hansen with RKH Images to discuss how a wedding photographer is like a third wheel on your big day!

Pure Lux Medspa

Pure Lux Medspa listing page

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Coastal Swedish Wedding

In this Southern Swedish coast wedding, Vivian + Jonas were wed in the midst of blooming cherry trees, a sparkling sea, and a 1700s-built church.

Pretty in Paris

We combined some of the best local Twin Cities vendors to create a picturesque, Paris inspired styled shoot.

Canterbury Park

Canterburypark listing page

Something New Bridal Box

Something New Bridal Box listing page

Mary Kay

Mary Kay listing page

Top 5 Tips To Protect Your Hair Through The Winter

As the chilly temperatures and dry air of winter come knocking on our doors in full force, there are a few things you should be doing to keep your hair healthy and strong.

Forever Feature: Jillian Maria Makeup

You deserve to look beautiful and flawless on your wedding day. So we interviewed makeup professional, Jillian of Jillian Maria Makeup and learned more about who she is + why you need her on your wedding day!

Trend Report: Boho Flower Crowns

Are flower crowns here to stay? If you're planning a summer wedding you're probably asking yourself this question. Forever Bride's VP, Ashley Hawks, is sharing her thoughts and her top 20 favorite floral crowns!

Rock It Man Entertainment 2

Rock It Man Entertainment listing page

Livingood Productions

Livingood Productions listing page

Equal Parts Cocktail Company

Equal Parts Cocktail Company listing page

Planning For Unforeseen Weather

Ashley Hawks discusses how to plan for weather on your big day with wedding planner Julia Holm. Rain, heat and wind are not the only things that can make your big day be remembered poorly. Listen in to learn how to plan and prepare for any situation!

The Bronze Hustle

The Bronze Hustle listing page

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!

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!

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.

New York Bridal Fashion Week

Wedding Gown trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week.

Gold + Glitz Wedding in the City

From the shimmering gown beads, custom design details, to all the gold + glitz, this city wedding is glistening with poise + inspiration.

Minnesota Urban Princess

We decided we really wanted to step out of the box for this styled shoot and focus on us, who we are, what makes us different. We landed on our roots, Minnesotans.

Appledoorn

Appledoorn listing page

The Caterers

The Caterers listing page

How to Have Your Healthiest New Year Yet!

Jessica, co-founder of boldr asked their resident nutritionist, Megan, the Realistic Holistic, to partner up to give you lovelies their take on New Year’s Resolutions and Goal-Making.

Amy's Cherished Events

Amy's Cherished Events listing page

Trend Report: Colored Wedding Dress Ideas for the Offbeat Bride

Are colored wedding dresses a trend or fad? See what our VP, Ashley, says on this week's Trend Report!

Forever Feature: The Jeweler

Meet The Jeweler, Ryan, and his wife Maddie! If you are looking for, or have thought about doing, a custom engagement ring they are the ones to go to. Take a peek and see why!

Copper & Carbon

Copper & Carbon listing page

Love Infinity Films

Love Infinity Films listing page

How to be YOU on your big day with Nicole Fae

Ashley Hawks of Forever Bride discusses with Nicole Fae, professional makeup and hair stylist, how to be you on your wedding day and best accentuate your features with hair and makeup.

FreePour WI

FreePour WI listing page

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.

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!

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?

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…

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.

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.

Summer Farm + Barnyard Wedding

Dark clouds rolled in during the morning but cleared by their ceremony, creating beautiful weather for their outdoor farm I-do's.

All About the Bright + Bold Details

To brighten up the dull, cold Minnesota winter, we decided to radiate this styled shoot in bright + bold details.

Crystal Joy W Photography

Crystal Joy W Photography listing page

Piece of Cake Minnesota Weddings

Piece of Cake Minnesota Weddings listing page

Shara's Floral Designs

Shara's Floral Designs listing page

Trend Report: Pros + Cons of Having a Big Wedding Party

Considering a big wedding party? Here's what you need to know about larger wedding parties––the good, bad, and the beautiful.

Forever Feature: Wedding Florals with Bachman's

Bachman's is home to unique flowers, a fantastic staff, the cutest home decor + gifts, and more! Get the inside scoop on what they are all about.

Adagio Djay Entertainment

Disc Jockeys, Live Musicians, Mood Lighting, Projector and Screen Rentals, Ceremony Sound Systems, Dance Instruction, Invitations and Gifts.

Jessi Rae Design

Jessi Rae Design listing page

Anna Roy Films

Anna Roy Films listing page

Let's Talk About Brows. Microblading vs Ombré Powder

True Brow Studio owner Lucky discusses all things brows with Ashley Hawks! Including: the microblading process, healing, the different options and the benefits of having a “I woke up like this” face that is already ready to go!

Skin Du Soleil

Skin Du Soleil listing page

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant listing page

Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Choose from one of our perfect Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Venues.

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!

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.

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".

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.

Blooms of Spring

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

Winter Elopement with Deep Reds

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.

B+D Custom Crafts

B+D Custom Crafts listing page

Trend Report: Fuller Lashes with Lash Boost

We all want longer, fuller lashes, but everything out there seems to be a dead end! Our VP, Ashley Hawks, has tried everything! Even some crazy things.. But she's finally found what works!

Forever Feature: A Rustic Wedding Venue––Pond View Barn

The adorable couple, Randy & Barb, share how they've transformed their old barn into a dream venue.

The UPS Store - St Louis Park

The UPS Store - St Louis Park listing page

Party All Night Entertainment

Party All Night Entertainment listing page

Of The Sea Films

Of The Sea Films listing page

How to Make Sure Your Groom Looks as Good as You!

Ashley Hawks talks with Paul Grangaard, the Founder and CEO of new menswear and men’s accessories company called CircleRock, about how to dress to impress. Quality, colors, custom, and reusable items are a great way to go!

Wink and Wax Beauty Bar

Wink and Wax Beauty Bar listing page

Northern Nosh

Northern Nosh listing page

Alterations

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

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

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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.

Fashion 2017 The Plunge

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

Bread & Chocolate

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

DIY Wedding in an Airport Hangar

Here's your one-way ticket into Layce + Brandon's airport hangar wedding. Prepare to have your DIY inspiration take off to new heights.

Heaven + Horses

A simple and heavenly styled shoot at the Cedarhurst Mansion showcasing majestic horses, a fresh lawn, and a bohemian-inspired bride.

Joy Unspeakable Flowers

Joy Unspeakable Flowers listing page

A Winter Woods Engagement

A whimsical winter engagement session that took place on a Minnesota tree farm, featuring warm tones and soft colors.

Common Wedding Makeup Mistakes Brides Make

Avoid these wedding makeup mistakes to look and feel totally radiant on your big day!

Forever Feature: Industrial Wedding Venue, Sinclair Depot

Searching for antiques and vintage decor? How about a unique industrial and rustic venue? Check out Sinclair Depot in Northeast Minneapolis!

Trend Report: Beautiful Backdrops for Your Wedding

Find out what makes a good backdrop, how to set up the perfect Instagram worthy scene, and who to work with to pull it all off!

Hello, I'm Kate!

Hello, I'm Kate! listing page

Dynamite Reflections Entertainment L.L.C.

Dynamite Reflections Entertainment L.L.C. listing page

Monroe Film & Photo

Monroe Film & Photo listing page

How to Make the Women in Your Life Feel Important

In this episode you'll hear how rhinestones & glitter can be empowering & loving to the women in your bride tribe!

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.

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!

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!

Edgy + Autumn

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 in this edgy fall styled shoot.

New Years Eve 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

Lake Harriet Styled Shoot

Natural warmth and simplicity are featured in this styled shoot on the shores of Lake Harriet.

Canterbury Park

Canterburypark listing page

oh yay studio

oh yay studio listing page

Sheer Delights Bakery

Sheer Delights Bakery listing page

5 Killer Fitness Hacks for the Modern Bride

Here are 5 fitness hacks every bride needs to try now + a chance to win a month of FREE fitness training + a 1 year subscription to Shape Magazine!

Forever Feature: Minnesota Barn Venue, The Outpost Center

Nestled in 32 rolling and wooded acres of beautiful Minnesota scenery, The Outpost Center's interior reception space has a charming, warm, barn atmosphere.

Wedding Trends on WCCO

We joined the WCCO team to share all about the latest wedding trends and sneak peeks into The Forever Bride Market on Sunday, November 20th, 2018.

Nessa Sander

Nessa Sander listing page

Proper Wedding Etiquette: Before, During, & After the Wedding!

Manners matter. Ashley Hawks discusses Etiquette 101 with Nikki Hill, owner of Nikki Hill Weddings & Events. Learn the best way to navigate all things before, after and during your big day!

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.

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!

The Bridesmaids LBD

A Styled Shoot Turned Surprise Proposal

Forever Bride finished their first styled shoot with a romantic proposal

Family-Oriented Wedding with Pops of Burgundy

In this winter wedding, Dana + Thomas honored their family's long lasting marriages with "generations of love" tables, reminding them what love truly means.

A Lavishly Historic Shoot at the Turnblad Mansion

Natural lighting, walls of intricate detail, and vaulted ceilings, this styled shoot at the Turnblad Mansion is rich in lavish history.

RaeLyn Nicole Photography

RaeLyn Nicole Photography listing page

Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District listing page

Availed Wedding & Event Planning

Availed Wedding & Event Planning listing page

The White Brick Company

The White Brick Company listing page

How to Slay In a Healthy Way On Your Wedding Day

A few tips on how to get fit and healthy for your wedding. Plus, download a free PDF of a 30-day workout plan!

Forever Feature: Wedding Dessert with House of Brigadeiros

Looking for a unique little treat to separate your wedding from the rest? If so, The House of Brigadeiros has you covered with their decadent, homemade Brazilian truffles.

Trend Report: Ashley's Microblading Experience - Why, Where, and How?

"Did it hurt?" That is probably the most frequently asked question Ashely, VP of Forever Bride, heard after she got her eyebrows microbladed at Highbrow Studio. Today, she is going in depth about ALL the things!

Custom Calligraphy Designs

Custom Calligraphy Designs listing page

Why a DJ Can Make or Break Your Reception

Ashley Hawks talks with Anna Weiland, a female DJ that works for Adagio Djay Entertainment, a company that has been a, on everything you need to know about picking a good DJ, what their role is at your wedding, and why having the right one can make or break your reception! You will be ready and able to pick a DJ after hearing this!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Whimsical Barn Wedding

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

BTS of our 'Cafe Lurcat' Styled Shoot

Curious to see what goes on behind the scenes of a Forever Bride styled shoot? Take a peek of our most trusted vendors using their talents at our Cafe Lurcat shoot.

The Coven

The Coven listing page

Bachman's

Bachman's listing page

Claire Ward Illustration

Claire Ward Illustration listing page

Forever Feature: Bella Rose Bridal

Bella Rose Bridal invited us to take a look inside their beautiful store, giving us a glimpse of their perfect wedding dresses and accessories.

A Personal Experience with Getting Rid of Forehead Lines

Have you ever contemplated getting botox to get rid of fine lines on your face? Here's a personal experience of using an even better procedure––dysport (plus a discount!).

Trend Report: DIY Wax Seals on Wedding Stationery

Wax seals have made a comeback lately as a huge trend in the wedding industry, but they’ve actually been around for over 500 years. Learn several tips and tricks for incorporating them into your own wedding stationery!

The Newest 2019 Trend in Weddings: Specialty Cocktail Catering

Ashley Hawks of Forever Bride talks with Simeon Priest, owner of Equal Parts Cocktail Company about the importance of having good cocktail catering. You will never want to over look your bar again after hearing all about this new trend! Listen in for the must do’s for your wedding.

Gather + Nest Studio

Gather + Nest Studio listing page

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.

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!

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.

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!

3 Things to Consider About Your Wedding Shoes

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

The Outpost Wedding

A rustic Minnesota venue paired with a perfect summer day and hints of their faith. Kelly + Drew's wedding day is one for the books.

Cafe Lurcat Styled Shoot

Sleek and stylish, this bride and groom echo a modern day love affair. Tucked in between bustling highways and towering skylines, Cafe Lurcat offers a peaceful hideaway, perfect for wedding inspiration.

B+D Custom Crafts

B+D Custom Crafts listing page

Indulge & Bloom

Indulge & Bloom listing page

Ampersand Shops

Ampersand Shops listing page

Forever Feature: Country Wedding Venue at BWB Ranch

Rustic, charming, scenic––three words to simply describe BWB Ranch. Take a virtual tour and see for yourself!

3 Reasons Why Wedding Planning and Crash Dieting Don't Mix

Hear from E Squared Health trainers on the truth about crash dieting and realistic ways to look and feel your best on your big day.

Incorporating Colors Into Your Wedding

Forever Bride's VP, Ashley Hawks, shares her advice on how to incorporate your theme into your wedding. Watch now!

6 Ways to Make the "Traditional" Moments More Authentic & Memorable

Today's guest, Kelly, of Kelly Morin Photography, will be sharing how to make those "traditional" moments a bit more fun & memorable. The moments include: vow letters, going somewhere for couples photos, prayer, toasts, stylized exit, renting a fancy car, and more!

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!

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

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.

Unique Services

unique services

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.

Trends From Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Take a look at the latest bridal gown styles and trends showcased recently at Barcelona's Bridal Fashion Week.

Garden Bed & Breakfast Styled Shoot

Full of beauty and joy, this couple won our contest and had the opportunity to pose in our garden + bed and breakfast styled shoot.

Lancer Hospitality Premium

Lancer Hospitality listing page

Maple Grove Floral

Maple Grove Floral listing page

Linnell Design

Linnell Design listing page

Forever Feature: Beachfront Wedding Venue in Minnesota

An inside look at one of our favorite lakeside wedding venues! This venue is perfect for a destination wedding. Superior Shores Resort has space for your ceremony, reception, and rooms for your guests!

Targeted Fat Loss: Fact or Fiction?

Looking to get toned? Here are the dos & don'ts to help you achieve that sculpted look for your wedding day.

Creating a Unique Wedding with Kare 11

Check out some of our favorite things - samples, seals, and more - that you will find at the Forever Bride Market!

NEW SEASON: Know Your Host!

We are kicking off Season 2 of The Forever Bride Show with a new host, Sam Schulze! Get to know her in this fun and light hearted episode!

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!

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.

Boho Festival

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

What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

Wondering what to wear for your engagement photos? Check out these tips, outfit ideas, and photo inspiration.

A Sweet + Simple State Park Engagement

A breezy and sun-shiny day set the perfect tone for this couple's sweet engagement photos in a Minnesota state park.

Minnesota Renaissance Romance

This styled shoot showcases four wedding styles at a unique venue: rustic, traditional, glamorous, and bohemian.

Redeemed Farm

Redeemed Farm listing page

Oak and Lily Studios

Oak and Lily Studios listing page

Forever Feature: BLVD Kitchen & Bar

A peak inside a beautiful event space, perfect for rehearsal dinners or cocktail parties.

Kind Lips

Kind Lips listing page

Kind Lips: The Best Chapstick of 2019

Our Minnesota lips are singing songs of JOY for this new chapstick! *insert praise hands emoji*

3 Common Workout Setbacks

Today's episodes is with Nigel Skiathitis, the Regional Director of Basecamp Fitness, and we are talking all about the 3 common setbacks to working out and how to overcome them!

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

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.

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 Pull-Off an All-White Bridal Party

Are you a bride who likes to keep it clean and simple? Here's how you can rock the all-white bridal party.

Lancer Hospitality Premium

Lancer Hospitality listing page

California Coast-Inspired Wedding

Held at a bowling alley venue, this year's Big Fake Wedding illustrated inner California vibes with sunsets, crisp air, and towering greenery inspiration.

St James Hotel

St James Hotel listing page

Surprise Sunrise Proposal by the Water

This man planned the sweetest surprise dock proposal in only 12 hours. This will give you all the feels!

Lulu Event Rentals LLC

Lulu Event Rentals LLC listing page

Forever Feature: Rock It Man Entertainment

Rock It Man is a Minnesota-based entertainment firm specializing in Dueling Pianos and offering an experience far more intimate than any DJ and much more versatile than any traditional live band. The interactive request-driven shows are perfect for weddings!

Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon listing page

Face Mask Fun Time with Mary Kay!

Wedding planning stressing you out? It's time for a Girl's Night! Grab your bride tribe, some of our favorite face masks, a bottle of something bubbly, and relax!

How to Plan a Destination Wedding

Let's talk destination weddings! The pros + cons, how to, and specific advice from a destination wedding planner!

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.

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.

Colorful Spring Wedding with Greenery

Bold bouquets, natural light, and touches of greenery... This colorful wedding is excellent inspiration for spring brides.

BTS of our Destination Styled Shoot

Take a peek behind the scenes of our most recent styled shoot. This shoot was inspired from jet-setting, glamorous vibes.

Style Alert: Embroidered Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Elegant yet modern, embroidered lace bridesmaid dresses are all the rage right now.

Lancer Hospitality Premium

Lancer Hospitality listing page

J. Kumari Choclate

J. Kumari Choclate listing page

Gemma Floral & Gifts

Gemma Floral & Gifts listing page

Fun + Romantic Marina Del Rey Engagement

Couple Kali and Sean celebrated their engagement in the gorgeous Marina Del Rey, riding beach cruisers around town and dancing by the ocean.

Kimberly Clairmont Artistry

Kimberly Clairmont Artistry listing page

Great Day Events

Great Day Events listing page

Elliot Park Hotel Autograph Collection

Elliot Park Hotel Autograph Collection listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Mintahoe Catering & Events

We have some exciting news for you! Plus, a quick peak into one of the best companies on the planet!

Hadiya Decor

Hadiya Decor listing page

The Answer to Your Wedding Workout Problem Is Here

California’s revolutionary Assault Bike-driven workout is coming to the North Loop!

BuySparklers.com

BuySparklers.com listing page

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.

Bridal Store Moves into New Space

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

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.

Fairytale Wedding in Florence, Italy

A fairytale straight from a bedtime story, Sharlene + Craig wed in an elegant garden overlooking Florence, Italy. The soft, white florals complemented the stunning European views.

Destination Styled Shoot

Fly away with us to our destination styled shoot, creativity flown from teaming up with the best local vendors.

Lancer Hospitality

Lancer Hospitality listing page

Edgy Underground Metro Engagement in Los Angeles

This engagement styled shoot will make all your edgy and city dreams come true! The shoot began wandering around LA before ending up in the underground metro.

LittleCakes Cupcakery

LittleCakes Cupcakery listing page

Minnsky Theatre 2

Minnsky Theatre listing page

Forever Feature: Studio Veil

Take an inside look at one of our favorite videographers! This is the man that has a mobile photo booth in a Volkswagen bus! How awesome is that?!

Beauty Prep Tips From a MN Wedding Professional

Hair and Makeup Artist, Kelly DeVinny of Primped, shares with us her craziest wedding experiences and how to avoid being on that list!

Prairie Party Rental

Prairie Party Rental listing page

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts 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.

Black Friday Deals You Don't Want to Miss!

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

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.

VIDEO: Military Groom Shares Emotional Vows

Military groom lights up when he sees his bride in this emotional wedding film.

Oak Marsh Golf

Oak Marsh Golf listing page

How to Incorporate the Boho Trend into Your Wedding

The boho trend is popping up everywhere. Between your wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, to venues and decor, here's how to incorporate a boho style into your wedding.

Valley Pastries

Valley Pastries listing page

Adventurous Cliffside Engagement

This stunning engagement styled shoot on Madeline Island features soaring cliffs, a moody beach, and a romantic sunlit forest.

The Beauty Box

The Beauty Box listing page

Lilacs and Lace

Lilacs and Lace listing page

Forever Feature: Top Quality Menswear with CircleRock

The preferred American clothier for men is located right here in Edina, MN! We gawked, I mean talked, with the super cute models, I mean the Co-Founder of CircleRock about his new business and how he left Allen Edmonds for this!

Ultimate Events

Ultimate Events listing page

Shocking Fact: Porcelain Veneers are NOT what you think

Get the smile you've always wanted with porcelain veneers in 3 easy visits to Linden Hills Dentistry!

Mill Valley Kitchen

Mill Valley Kitchen listing page

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?!?!

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:

High School Sweethearts + Lake Wedding

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

Lea Lawson Photography

Lea Lawson Photography listing page

Untraditional Scandinavian Inspired Styled Shoot

Major fall bride inspiration in this styled shoot. Along with rustic and city-life vibes all in one.

Rose Gold Weddings - Why We're Loving the Rose Gold Trend

Rose gold is on trend right now and will be a timeless look that will stand the test of time! Here are ideas on how to incorporate the rose gold trend.

Anniversary Photoshoot in Original Wedding Attire

This couple decided to celebrate their anniversary by doing something extra special: dressing up in their original wedding attire!

True Brows Studio

True Brows Studio listing page

Profile Cake Studio

Profile Cake Studio listing page

Woodland Events

Woodland Events listing page

Forever Feature: Woodland Events, Top MN Wedding Planner

The wedding planner unlike any other! Here how Woodland Events is different from the rest in this interview with the owner, Todd Harper.

Custom At Home Whitening While You Sleep

Unlike over-the-counter products, which may come with poorly fitting trays and marginal results, professional whitening offers predictable, dramatic results.

The Wedding Market LLC

The Wedding Market LLC listing page

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.

10 Best Places for a Rehearsal Dinner in Minnesota

A taste of the best venues in Minneapolis.

Jamaican Beach Wedding

A Caribbean celebration that would not be quickly forgotten, Angelia and John were married outdoors in Jamaica.

Luxe Lavender Boho Styled Shoot

Luxe boho meets lavender. Be prepared to be swept off your feet by this magical, unique styled shoot.

Indoor Garden Engagement

During the snowy winter season, Como Park provides stone pathways leading through a gorgeous sunken garden and jungle-inspired spaces with multiple calming fountains.

Custom Ring Process with The Jeweler Ryan

Are you looking for a unique engagement ring or really, any unique piece of jewelry? VP of Forever Bride, Ashley Hawks is sharing her custom ring experience with The Jeweler Ryan of how he turned a basic diamond necklace into a stunning ring of her Pinterest dreams!

Haute House Studio

Haute House Studio listing page

Profile Cake Studio

Profile Cake Studio listing page

Ivory & Elm Rentals

Ivory & Elm Rentals listing page

Beautycounter

Beautycounter listing page

Forever Feature: St. James Hotel, a Historic Hotel & Wedding Venue

Take a tour and meet the staff through this inside look of the gorgeous hotel and wedding venue, St. James Hotel, in Red Wing, Minnesota!

The 5 Senses of Beauty: Skin Care, Lashes, Nails, Brows, and Spray Tans

This blog is brought to you by the boss babe of The Beauty Box! She's sharing the "what & why" for your beauty needs the week before your wedding!

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!

Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

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

Lakeside Destination Fall Wedding

A beautiful ceremony on the lake shore, followed by a reception at a northern lodge. This fall wedding is full of bright colors and love!

Modern Forest + Floral Elopement in Taylor's Falls

Stacey Pitman of Plaid Poppy Co. captures a bohemian styled shoot in the forest at Taylor's Falls.

Tulips and a Kiss

Tulips and a Kiss listing page

Colorado State Park Engagement Session

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu listing page

Forever Feature: Authentic Photos with RKH Images

This lovey dovey couple has been shooting weddings together for nine years! They are a little bit goofy and a whole lot of talented. Meet them, laugh with them, becomes life long friends with them! It's a 3 step process. Read to find out more!

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!

7 Things Couples Forget To Do At The Rehearsal Dinner

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

'Up North' Cabin Wedding Along the Shore

Utilizing their love for Northern Minnesota and cabins, the couple were married outdoors along the shores of Lake Superior.

Earthy Greenhouse Styled Shoot

Earthy + simple, this greenhouse styled shoot embodies natural lighting, vivid greenery, and even a couple of purring cats!

Flourish in Bloom

Flourish in Bloom listing page

Amber Terese Events

Amber Terese Events listing page

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.

6 Fun RSVP Card Questions

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

Palm Leaf Bouquet for Cancun Wedding

Tying the knot in Cancun, the bride uses a single exotic palm leaf as her bouquet in this destination wedding.

Mello Moose Photography

Mello Moose Photography is a dynamic duo in the Twin Cities!

BTS of our Boho Bridal Brunch

Get a closer look of the magic behind this beautiful boho bridal brunch. Say that 5 times without messing up!

Fleur de Louise Flower Studio

Fleur de Louise Flower Studio listing page

The Henna Oasis

The Henna Oasis listing page

Masterpeace Events

Masterpeace Events

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

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride

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

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.

Coral Mia Photography

Coral Mia Photography listing page

Water for Elephants

This fun circus-themed styled shoot all began with a dress found at a yard sale.

flore Inspired

flore Inspired listing page

Hello Cookie

Hello Cookie listing page

Rosalie Dear

Rosalie Dear 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!

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

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

Elegant Winter Wedding in the Snow

Their love story began at 14 years old. Fast forward many years and they tied the knot in a cozy, romantic wedding in the winter.

For the Exquisite and Intimate Bride

A romantic candlelit dinner for the classically vintage bride and charming groom, featuring beautiful antique details.

651 studio & floral design

651 studio & floral design listing page

Cookies by CJ

Cookies by CJ listing page

Melanie Paige Events

Melanie Paige Events listing page

color street

color street listing page

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.

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.

Springtime + Rainy Wedding

The springtime brought rain to this stone barn wedding and it's beautiful!!

Boho Bridal Brunch Styled Shoot

Brunch, mimosas, flower crowns––oh my! This styled shoot will inspire you to grab your girlfriends + dream of creating a boho brunch for your bridal shower!

Anahata Collaborative

Anahata Collaborative listing page

WJM Paper Floral Designs

WJM Paper Floral Designs listing page

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!

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!

Midsummer Barn Wedding

An outdoor ceremony, popcorn, red barn and handwritten love letters. This laid-back farm wedding is beautifully heartfelt.

Bohemian Meets Botanical Styled Shoot

Earthy florals and bohemian-inspired details make this styled shoot perfect for starry-eyed free spirits.

Studio Emme

Studio Emme listing page

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!

5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

Five tips and tricks to make your wedding an event to remember.

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!

Glitter + Glam Styled Shoot

A New Years Eve-inspired styled shoot featuring metallic dresses, a gold wedding cake, and sparkling stationary.

Martha's gardens llc

Martha's gardens llc listing page

Another Groomsman, or is that the Groom?

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

10 Non-Cliché Bible Verses for Your Wedding

Looking for bible verses that aren't the same ones you hear at every wedding? Here are 10 scripture passages that are far from cliché.

Boho Meets Farm Wedding with a Zebra

Zebras and horses and goats... oh my! Mixing rustic boho bridal style with a relaxing farm venue, Angelia + Christian tied the knot.

Aminda Villa

Aminda Villa listing page

Fairytale-Inspired Styled Shoot

This imaginative styled shoot features three different wedding themes based on beloved fairytale characters: Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Snow White.

The Outpost Center

The Outpost Center listing page

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.

MN's Best + Most Trusted Wedding Videographers

A list of the best Minnesota wedding videographers you can trust.

College Sweethearts Get Married at Golf Course

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.

Sherlock Holmes-Inspired Styled Shoot

Drawing inspiration from Sherlock Holmes, this themed styled shoot is one for the books!

Little Log House Pioneer Village

Little Log House Pioneer Village listing page

#ThePerfectHashtag

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

Northern Minnesota Wedding Weekend

Guests of the bride + groom brought campers + boats and they spent the week together getting ready and enjoying the northern lake country.

Aladdin's 1001 Nights Styled Shoot

Using inspiration from Aladdin's 1001 Nights, this styled shoot is nothing short of fun + magical.

Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center

Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center listing page

7 Ways to 'Give Back' at Your Wedding

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

A Tropical Wedding with Fireworks

A color palette of blush, ivory, and gold, this Australian couple wed on the gorgeous beaches of an African island - complete with fireworks!

Wedding Traditions + Where They Came From

All of the little & big details of a wedding aren't just simply pieces of the brides to-do list. These traditions have meaning & purpose behind them.

The Great Gatsby-Inspired Styled Shoot

A time of jazz, flappers, and elaborate parties, this Great Gatsby-inspired wedding will waltz your wedding inspiration all the way to the top!

Mid America Festivals

Mid America Festivals listing page

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.

Floral Bridesmaid Dresses at a Garden Wedding

Soft white florals, an outdoor garden setting, simple decor... and the floral patterned bridesmaid dresses that brought it all together!

20 Best + Most Trusted Florists in Minnesota

A list of the best florists near Minneapolis, Minnesota you can trust.

Light + Soul Photography

Light + Soul Photography listing page

Light + Soul Photography

Light + Soul Photography listing page

Elegant Romance in the City Skyline

A styled shoot showcasing a Minnesotan bride getting ready in a suite that is almost as glamorous as she is, and finishing off the day like a princess, overlooking the city with twinkling lights.

Elegant Cakes

Beautifully created wedding cakes that are just that, elegant.

Free or Affordable Date Ideas in Minnesota

Tired of the same old dinner and a movie date? Here are some fun date ideas that will create memories of a lifetime, but not break the bank!

Romantic + Moody Elopement in the Oregon Mountains

Shot along the Cascade Locks in Oregon, this styled shoot is the perfect romantic and moody inspiration for elopements.

Urban Winter Warehouse Wedding

Stacia + Lucas were married in a lavish warehouse wedding ceremony in the couple's favorite Minneapolis neighborhood, North Loop.

St James Hotel

St James Hotel listing page

The Beauty of Boudoir

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

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.

A Day of Interning with Forever Bride

Take a peek at what a typical day is like for a Forever Bride intern.

SPCC

SPCC listing page

A Modern Winter Elopement

A romantic elopement featuring a gorgeous downtown Minneapolis hotel and a snowy forest at sunset.

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!

Vintage Inspired Brunch Wedding

RaeLyn and Austin were married in Benton Harbor, MI and celebrated with a beautiful, Sunday brunch wedding.

How to Plan Your Wedding in 2 Months or Less

Planning your wedding in just a short amount of time? It's definitely possible. Here are a few tips.

Light + Airy Vibes with Warm Gold Accents

This light, bright styled shoot was inspired by fresh snow on a beautiful winter's day, with gold accents and warm undertones for a cozy feel!

Camrosehill Flowers

Camrosehill Flowers listing page

How to Date Your Spouse

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

Love at Legacy Hill

There’s just something about a barn wedding that guarantees romance no matter what! Robert + Kristen took full advantage of their beautiful surroundings at Legacy Hill Farm.

How to Incorporate Culture into Your Wedding

From authentically traditional ceremonies to slight touches at the reception, there are many ways you can make your wedding reflect your heritage.

Elizabeth Moriarty Photography

Elizabeth Moriarty Photography listing page

A Romantic + Snowy Styled Shoot

This romantic styled shoot combines snow and florals to create something spectacular and unique!

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.

Spring Floral Wedding

A gorgeous spring day plus elegantly bold details equals the perfect spring wedding inspiration.

Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas

From cakes to favors, here are some of the season’s best offerings, plus links to the places you can get them. Read on for great Thanksgiving wedding ideas!

Romantic French-Inspired Styled Shoot

A soft and gorgeous French-themed styled shoot that reminds us the importance of taking time for simple, romantic gestures everyday.

BWB Ranch Party Venues

BWB Ranch Party Venues listing page

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!

Elegant Wedding + Expecting Bridesmaids

This bride experienced a few bumps in the road while wedding planning...literally! Just a month after ordering all the bridesmaids dresses, each of her 5 bridesmaids announced their pregnancy!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

A last minute Christmas gift guide for everyone on your list!

Boho + Snowy Wedding at The Mill

With boho + girly vibes, this snowy wedding is inspiration for days.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for weddings!

The Perfect Thank You Note

How to write the perfect Thank You note

A Country Club Wedding with White Dresses

White mismatched bridesmaid dresses reflect a clean look at this country club wedding.

Top 10 Weddings of 2017

Here are Forever Bride's top 10 real weddings + styled shoots from 2017. Let's just say, we have wedding inspiration for days!

A Bright + Minimal Styled Shoot

A styled shoot perfect for the minimalist bride, featuring tons of natural light, white brick, and a radiant bridal look.

Afton House Inn & CURRENT Restaurants

Afton House Inn & CURRENT Restaurants listing page

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!

A Wedding in Memory of Mom

In memory of the bride's mom, their flowers had little charms with her mother’s picture and she wore her veil.

Top 10 Blogs of 2017

Here are Forever Bride's top 10 wedding blogs from 2017. We have helpful wedding tips + advice for days!

A Golden Hour Styled Shoot

This french-country styled shoot takes place on a gorgeous cottage farm at sunset.

Stone Hill Farm Wedding and Events Venue

Stone Hill Farm Wedding and Events Venue listing page

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?

Cozy Fire-Side Wedding with Handmade Details

All the handmade details made this wedding extra special. Exchanging their vows in front of a cozy fireplace, this wedding is one for the books!

Creative + Last-Minute Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Looking for last-minute Valentine's Day date ideas that are more creative than a dinner and a movie? We've rounded up a fun list that both you and your fiancé will enjoy!

BTS of our Minnetonka Yacht Club Styled Shoot

This is what a true Minnesotan wedding looks like... boats, docks, and a whole lot of shoreline. Here's a behind-the-scenes look of our styled shoot at a yacht club.

Hightop Hospitality

Hightop Hospitality listing page

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!

Slumber Party Bridal Shower

Shifting away from traditional bridal showers, this bride's MOH planned a "slumber party" theme. Complete with brunch, mimosas, pillows & blankets, and of course, pajamas!

Star Wars-Themed Wedding

From handmade Star Wars decorations to the couple's beloved dog, Ted the Yorkie, every little detail of this wedding is unique to the couple's fun style.

Woodsy + Whimsical Styled Shoot

A romantic woodsy wedding dinner, golden hour lighting, and a cute pup all make an appearance in this whimsical styled shoot!

Minnsky Theatre

Minnsky Theatre listing page

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!

Sentimental Backyard + Lakeside Wedding

An intimate backyard wedding on Lake Minnetonka with a special twist - the groom's parents were married in the same spot years ago!

36 of the Best + Most Unique Wedding Venues in Minnesota

Looking for a beautiful space to get married in? Here's the best list of 36 unique wedding venues in Minnesota. Plus, each venue offers a special deal or discount!

Yacht Club-Inspired Wedding + Pops of Peonies

Lakes, boats, summer...oh my! Sail away to a lakeside yacht club with bold peonies, dreamy tablescapes, and warm, summer vibes!

Inwood Oaks

Inwood Oaks // Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

5 Times You Should Not Wear Your Ring

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

Barefoot California Wedding with Margaritas + Horses

A magical California wedding with a margarita truck, a white horse, + a beautiful outdoor ceremony space.

10 Ways to Have a Budget-Savvy Wedding

We've rounded up 10 ways to throw the Minnesota wedding of your dreams without sacrificing your budget!

BTS of our Naturally Wild Styled Shoot at the Zoo

Monkeys, zebras, giraffes...oh my! Natural meets wild at this chic zoo-inspired wedding. Click to get the behind-the-scenes scoop!

Mintahoe Catering & Events

Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

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.

Don't Forget About These Little Details

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

Sophisticated Garden Wedding

Elegant floor-length bridesmaid dresses paired with rich navy blue tuxedos, this sophisticated fall wedding was absolutely radiant.

Rustic + Elegant Styled Shoot at a White Barn

This sweet styled shoot mixes the rustic feel of a barn venue with modern decor and cool toned-stationery for a unique, one-of-a-kind style!

Carlos Creek Winery

Carlos Creek Winery listing page

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.

How To Prepare For Your Wedding Day Toast

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

Vibrant DIY Wedding

From meeting on an airplane to throwing their very own fun, colorful DIY wedding, this couple knows how to celebrate in style!

Round Barn Farm B & B Event Center

Round Barn Farm B & B Event Center listing page

Naturally Wild Styled Shoot at the Zoo

Inspired by natural light, fresh greenery, and the cutest animals, this zoo-inspired wedding will make your imagination go wild!

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!

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.

Romantic Old Baywater Farm Wedding

Fate brought this beautiful couple together and their wedding day was a dream: the perfect color combo, the ocean, an enchanting forest, and romantic rustic décor.

A Countryside Styled Shoot During Sunset

A gorgeous countryside styled shoot captured at the peek of the golden hour.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast

Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast listing page

Hot Cocoa Bar

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

Up-Do's For The I Do's

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

Quaint Wisconsin Farm Wedding

There's just something about brining it back to your roots! A California couple take on a farm wedding in Wisconsin.

Lexi Renae Studios

Lexi Renae Studios listing page

Soft Glam Styled Shoot

Gorgeous gold decor and a sweet German Shepard puppy steal the show in this soft glam styled shoot!

North Garden Theater

North Garden Theater listing page

Chalkboard Wedding

Fun and creative ideas for chalkboards at your wedding.

Plus-One 101

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

Modern Romance Wedding + Soft Pallets

This wedding features a modern, romantic vibe with soft pallets and greenery.

Styled Shoot: Dark + Moody meets Bright + Chic

Is it possible to incorporate dark and moody vibes with bright and chic tones? The answer is YES! It's all about finding the right people and that is exactly what we did!

DoubleTree by Hilton St Paul East

DoubleTree by Hilton St Paul East listing page

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.

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.

Country-Chic Farm Wedding + Foot Washing

A stunning September country-chic wedding and foot washing ceremony for this faith filled couple.

Beautiful Boho Wedding in an Industrial Venue

This styled shoot, brought to you by vendors that are all local and affordable, is a DREAM!

Mystical Rose Gardens, LLC

Mystical Rose Gardens, LLC listing page

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!

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.

City Wedding with Pops of Pink

A celebration of two people + two cultures coming together as one. With bold pops of pink against the city skyline, this wedding is one for the books!

Gradaute Minneapolis

Gradaute Minneapolis listing page

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!

8 Ways To Keep The Kids Busy At Your Wedding

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

Boho Dream Wedding with a Donut Wall

A boho wedding in Naples, Florida with whimsical touches, overflowing with sunshine, florals, and love.

Mintahoe Catering & Events

Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

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!

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.

Captured Glory Photography

Captured Glory Photography listing page

A Lavish Hotel Wedding

A gorgeous downtown St. Louis, Missouri wedding with a lavish hotel ceremony and mismatched bridesmaid dresses.

Mintahoe Catering & Events 2

Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

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!

Experts Reveal 15 Wedding Planning Tips

We asked our top wedding planners to reveal their expert advice on planning a wedding.

Intimate Backyard Boho Wedding

This intimate wedding took place in the bride's parent's backyard and included some bohemian bridal style, a few adorable puppies, and tons of gorgeous flowers!

Mintahoe Catering & Events 3

Mintahoe Catering & Events listing page

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.

How to make the most of an online community

Joining an online community is one of the best ways to grow your business & generate new leads.

A Classy Minneapolis Skyline Wedding

A modern ceremony featuring the Minneapolis skyline with a cozy winter-themed reception.

Muse Event Center

Muse Event Center

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!

A Guide to Wedding Dress Care

A Q&A + infographic on wedding dress cleaning and preservation with Dan Miller, the Mulberrys Garment Care owner.

Historical Church Wedding + Glam Tent Reception

An elegant wedding day including a traditional ceremony in a historical church, a floral-detailed cake, and a cozy tented reception!

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Join an Online Community

Joining an online community is one of the best ways to grow your wedding business and generate new leads.

Brovado Weddings

Brovado Weddings listing page

Vintage Camp Wedding in the Woods

The vision for this camp wedding was a vintage-inspired, middle of the woods, dancing under the stars kind of wedding, and the bride and groom pulled it off flawlessly!

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!

Offbeat Honeymoon Part 1: The Planning

Looking for some tips on how to plan the perfect offbeat honeymoon trip with your honey? You've come to the right place.

Outdoor Summer Wedding in a Winery

This wedding day included bright blue bridesmaids dresses, tons of flowers, and rows of rustic wine barrels!

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Boudoir Photography

From when to book a session and what to wear, to finding the best, most trusted boudoir photographer - we've got you covered.

A Non-Traditional Reception at a Historic Dinner Theatre

Dancing with charm and creativity, this dinner theatre reception is full of character and historic elements, creating a unique and jaw-dropping wedding.

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.

Offbeat Honeymoon Part 2: Packing Essentials

A blog with tips on how to pack for your honeymoon! Plus a honeymoon packing checklist.

An Intimate + Timeless Wedding

Sometimes it takes a 3,000 hand beaded wedding gown, marble invitations, and a whole lot of white to create the dream wedding.

GIVEAWAY!

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

Beautify Your Marriage More Than Your Wedding

Wedding comparison and jealousy is too taboo in today's culture. We're opening up the important conversation.

Romantic Lake Minnetonka Wedding

This couple had a gorgeous lakeside ceremony before heading out on the water with the bridal party for a celebratory joy ride.

Danika by Design

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

Questions To Ask Each Other Before The Wedding

It's important to continue building understanding and unity, even after you are engaged. How do you do this? By simply asking these questions.

Classic Industrial Wedding in a Warehouse

This wedding takes place in stunning industrial venue with classic white decor, and mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

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!

5 Books to Enhance Your Marriage

A list of books for you to read with your spouse + enhance your marriage!

Brynn Wheatley Photography

Brynn Wheatley Photography listing page

Rustic Outdoor Farm Wedding

Alex and Meghan's rustic farm wedding included a ceremony arch made of branches, semi-mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and donuts lieu of a traditional wedding cake.

Introducing, Laine Palm!

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

How to Be the Best Personal Attendant

Personal attendant pointers + tips + a FREE Forever Bride download!

Lahzeh Photography

Lahzeh Photography listing page

Cozy Autumn Chalet Wedding

This autumn wedding took place in a cozy chalet, decorated with moody string lights and wooden centerpieces to play on the garden-party theme!

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!

12 Things to Keep in Mind When Eloping

Thinking about ditching the stress of wedding planning? Here are 12 things you should consider before eloping.

A Vintage-Glam Wedding

Monique and Youssef's Australian wedding featured a glamorous reception venue, a vintage-style wedding gown, and a stunning five-tier cake!

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!

10 Things No One Tells You About the Wedding Day

Here are 10 things about the wedding day that aren't discussed as often.

Minnesotans and Texans Come Together for a Chilly Winter Wedding in Minneapolis

When do two opposites come together? Only for a wedding, of course!

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.

8 Ways to Date Your Spouse

Want to keep your romance fiery and fresh after the wedding cake has been eaten and the thank-you notes delivered? Here are some great ways to date your spouse!

Madeira

Madeira listing page

Rainy Day Halloween Wedding in Southern Minnesota

This couple dealt with rain, losing a ring, and more and still had an amazing wedding! Find out how in the blog, brought to you by RKH Images

The Story Behind Forever Bride

Did you know Forever Bride began as a Youtube channel? Click here to learn more about us and where we came from.

How Do You Know When It Is Love?

As​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​wedding​ ​photographer,​ ​Autumn Lee Studios​ ​is​ ​frequently​ ​asked,​ ​“Can​ ​you​ ​tell​ ​which couples​ ​will​ ​last?”​ Here's her advice. Hint: relationships aren't easy.

Lindsay Rye Photography

Lindsay Rye Photography listing page

Stunning White with Greenery Wedding at Muse Event Center

The best wedding inspiration if you want a bright, clean, and all white with greenery wedding! #ALLHAYLTHEHENNESSEYS

Pets in the Wedding

Thinking of incorporating an animal or your pet into the wedding day? Here are our ideas and advice.

Win Photography For Your 2018 Wedding

Lea Lawson Photography will be giving one deserving couple free wedding photography. Enter yourself or a friend now!

Cranberries and Tea Photography

Cranberries and Tea Photography listing page

Industrial Art Deco Wedding in Minneapolis, MN

Kia & Alexander’s wedding day was one for the books with details of art deco vibes, hanging floral installations, and more! Planned by Buck & Rose.

How to Be Grateful During Your Engagement Season

Because wedding planning is full to the brim, it's especially important to slow down and be thankful. We've compiled 6 ways to be intentionally grateful this engagement season.

Vendor Appreciation Night

After a long wedding season, we took some time to celebrate YOU, our vendors!

Cranberries and Tea Photography

Cranberries and Tea Photography listing page

Winan James Media

Winan James Media listing page

Quaint Countryside Wedding in MN

We've never seen Minnetonka Orchards captured so beautifully! Check out this real wedding shot by Hayes Photography & Film!

Passport 101: I just renewed my passport, then my name changed. Now what?

Amy of Smitten Honeymoons weighs in with her professional advice on renewing your passport after getting a new married last name.

Photo Booth Pictures from The Market

Photo booth memories from the January 2018 Forever Bride Market, captured by The Live Booth.

Alyssa Smolen Photography

Alyssa Smolen Photography listing page

How to Get Your Groom Excited About Wedding Planning

Your wedding should be a celebration of you both! Here are 6 ways to make your groom at least dread wedding planning a little less.

Highlight Reel // Forever Bride Market

Highlights from our trendy + modern Minneapolis bridal show, The Forever Bride Market.

Megan Tetzloff Photography

Megan Tetzloff Photography listing page

How to Have an Amazing Engagement Session

From what to wear and how many outfits to bring to choosing the location and using props, here are some tips on how to have an amazing engagement session.

Summer 2018 Internship

Interested in the wedding field? We are currently looking for interns to join our Forever Bride team this summer.

DesJardins Studio

DesJardins Studio listing page

A Bride's Guide to the Love and Care of Your Mother

A guide for brides to love and care for their mothers on the journey to the big day.

An Ultimate List of the Best Wedding Photographers in Minnesota

Here's a list of the best wedding photographers in Minnesota. Plus, each of them offers a special deal or discount.

RKH Images

RKH Images listing page

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!

5 Perks of Having a Photo Booth at Your Wedding

Thinking about getting a photo booth for your wedding? Here are five reasons why you should!

Kelly Morin Photography

Kelly Morin Photography listing page

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!

16 of the Best Wedding Decor + Rental Companies in Minnesota

A list of the best wedding decor and rental companies in Minnesota. Plus, each of them offers a special deal or discount.

Claire Murray Photography

Claire Murray Photography listing page

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.

What Wedding Season Should You Choose to Get Married In?

Deciding on which season to tie the know in? Here are the benefits and hesitations of each, plus wedding inspiration for summer, fall, winter, and spring!

Mai Xong Vue Photography

Mai Xong Vue Photography listing page

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.

Logan Chelmo

Logan Chelmo listing page

10 Wedding Venue Styles + Ideas

10 styles to nail down your dream wedding venue. All it takes is a little intention, inspiration, and planning.

ZforZara Photography

ZforZara Photography listing page

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.

Killer Fall Wedding & Bouquet Inspiration for the Stylish Bride

Crunchy leaves, crisp air...and your wedding! Here's inspiration from fall weddings that will help you plan your perfect autumn wedding day.

LoveMoore Photogaphy

LoveMoore Photogaphy listing page

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.

Trendiest Wedding Show in Minnesota

Join us for the most fun wedding fair Minnesota has ever seen. Here's a promo code for 50% off your tickets!

Lauren Kuznia Photography

Lauren Kuznia Photography listing page

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

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

A Guide to What You Can Expect at The Forever Bride Market

We answer all your frequently asked questions, where to park, the full list of wedding vendors, who to bring, and what incredible giveaways and deals will be available for you!

Elle Anne Photography

Elle Anne Photography listing page

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 DIY Holiday Dinner Party

Hoping to throw the perfect dinner party for friends and family? Read on to find simple steps + tips to follow to ensure that you + your husband are able to host the most perfect dinner party!

Comfort & Cashmere Images

Comfort & Cashmere Images listing page

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!

10 Forever Bride Categories that would be Perfect to Reach Out to Before Valentine’s Day 2019

Struggling to think of how to make Valentine's day perfect? Here are some tips for the most romantic date!

Elena Stanton

Elena Stanton listing page

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.

Revolution Jewelry

Revolution Jewelry listing page

Highlight Reel: The Forever Bride Market, February 2019

If you missed this February's Market or you're like us and just want to relive it, we made this blog for you! Take a peek at what makes our wedding expo so fun!

K Schulz Photography

K Schulz Photography listing page

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!

Top 10 Wedding Trends in 2019

10 Wedding Trends for you to look into if you are planning a wedding in 2019! From the classics to the new and non-traditional ideas that will make your wedding unique!

GregoryHayes.Photography

GregoryHayes.Photography listing page

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.

BOOK A VENDOR, GET A TANK TOP

Engaged?! Congratulations! We hope your wedding planning experience is as smooth as possible. And it can be, because we are here to help!

Leeza Marie Norby

Leeza Marie Norby listing page

The Best Wedding Directory

Forever Bride is an online wedding directory of the best local wedding vendors you can trust.

Aster + Ivory Productions

Aster + Ivory Productions listing page

How 1% of Your Wedding Budget Can Change the World

Your wedding day is a special, momentous, unforgettable day in your life. How could you use this day to make a life-changing impact somewhere else in the world? We have some ideas for you!

jojo's photos and studio

jojo's photos and studio listing page

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.

Kelsey Lee Photography

Kelsey Lee Photography listing page

20 Things to Do When You Get Engaged

Congrats, you're engaged! Now what?! Here are 20 of the most important things you need to do after getting engaged.

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski listing page

Molly Jane Photography

Molly Jane Photography listing page

Expert Tips on How to Have the Perfect Engagement Photo Shoot

Have your engagement session coming up? Here are useful tips for creating an incredible photography session.

A Guide for Wedding Guests: Social Media Dos and Don'ts

You've received a wedding invitation! Here are the top social media dos and don’ts to help you avoid any wedding etiquette faux pas in the technological era.

Slow & Low

Slow & Low listing page

A Modern Twist on Outdated Wedding Processional Music

Why an upgrade on your wedding march is essential. Plus, here are two custom music methods and a GIVEAWAY!

Bridal Survival Guide: What to Avoid When First Getting Engaged

You're engaged - congratulations! Keep yourself sane and avoid these common mistakes you could make right after you get engaged.

Bridal Survival Guide Part Two: What to Avoid When Wedding Planning

4 simple things to remind yourself to avoid when emotions are running wild.

Everything You Need to Think About When Hiring a Videographer

Video moves people in a way that an image just can not. Here's what you should consider when finding your perfect videographer.

Hashtagsphotography

Hashtagsphotography listing page

The Perfect Gift: Craft Beer Guidebook

Calling all ,y brewery babes & craft beer buddies! Our new favorite gift is here and right in time for the holidays!

Vendor Spotlight: The Jeweler Ryan

Do you have a favorite jeweler? We do! His name is Ryan Loch, owner of The Jeweler Ryan. Find out why he comes so HIGHLY recommended here!

Mercy Bar and Dining

Mercy Bar and Dining listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Radisson Blu Mall of America

Looking for a venue? Curious why we host our bridal show, The Forever Bride Market, at Radisson Blu MOA every year? Click through to find out!

Mercy Bar and Dining

Mercy Bar and Dining listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Kennedy Blue

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

Mercy Bar and Dining

Mercy Bar and Dining listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Wedding Shoppe

Wide selection, family-owned, affordable, and so much more! That's what the Wedding Shoppe is all about and what makes it our favorite bridal boutique!

Hotel Landing

Hotel Landing listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Sheer Delights

Desserts at a wedding are always a must! And if you want beautiful treats that are also delicious, you must take a peak at the creations made by Sheer Delights!

Ruby ribbon

Ruby ribbon listing page

Vendor Spotlight: Ivory & Elm

Beautiful velvet couches, gold candlesticks, vintage pillows and rustic chairs. All would add a beautiful touch to anyone's big day! But how can I get my hands on all of these things? Try talking to Ivory & Elm. And not only do they carry the most beautiful pieces for oneones style on their big day, Ivory & Elm also provides planning and design services!

Vendor Spotlight: Lilacs and Lace

Lilacs & Lace is an event-organizing firm founded by two best friends. Their mission is to make your wedding the happiest and the smoothest event ever. The owners, AriAnna and Brittany both share a passion for organizing and putting together events so your wedding will be in safe hands!

9 Costly Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Wedding DJ

Looking for the perfect DJ for your dream wedding? Read on to know the do's and don'ts of choosing your musical entertainment!

The Most Classy, Memorable Weddings Have Live String Musicians

Everything you need to know about hiring string musicians!

All Fears Aside, Trust Your Videographer

Whether or not to get a videographer... for some this is a no brainer and others this is a constant debate.

Cool Date Ideas for Your Engagement Session

Have fun & don't be nervous! Two things that can be hard to do when you know someone is taking your picture! So we have some thoughts on how to help!

The Ultimate Guide to Changing your Last Name

Find out all the things about changing your last name! What to bring, where to go, etc!

19 Wedding Traditions to Incorporate in 2019

World traveler, stunning photographer, and today's guest blogger, Autumn Lee, is sharing with us some of her favorite wedding traditions and unity ideas!
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