5 Things Couples Forget When Planning Their Wedding | Ask for the Moon Events

Maddie, a Twin Cities wedding planner and owner of Ask for the Moon Events, shared a few tips for couples with us. In her years of wedding planning, she has noticed that many couples often forget these 5 things while planning their wedding: 1. Weigh an Invitation and Bring One to the Wedding Before you mail your invitations to your guests, bring a fully assembled one to the post office to be weighed for the correct postage. Double check that all of your inserts as well as the RSVP card and envelope are included! It would be an expensive headache to have the invitations returned due to incorrect postage- ugh! Also, don’t forget to save one stationery suite to bring to the wedding reception! Your photographer can get pictures of it with the rings or bridal bouquet! So pretty! 2. Wedding Party Lunch & Vendor Meals Your wedding day is planned out to the minute: hair, makeup, get dressed, take photos, ceremony start time- hold on a second…what about lunch!? Make sure to schedule a quick timeout to get something in your stomach and drink a lot of water! Have Jimmy Johns deliver or ask a friend to pick up a deli tray from the grocery store. You’ll need your strength! Make sure you include your fantastic vendor team in the meal count for the reception. They’ve been working non-stop all day to make your wedding amazing! Ask the caterers if they offer discounted meals for vendors. 3. Reception Band and Miscellaneous Details Having a fantastic cover band at your reception is a great way to get the energy...

Unity Candle Alternatives, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

While the unity candle is a great way to represent two people uniting as one, some couples want to mix it up and do something different to show their union, especially if they’re having a windy outdoor wedding. Here are a few ideas from real Minnesota weddings to inspire a unique unity candle alternative for […]

While the unity candle is a great way to represent two people uniting as one, some couples want to mix it up and do something different to show their union, especially if they’re having a windy outdoor wedding. Here are a few ideas from real Minnesota weddings to inspire a unique unity candle alternative for your wedding ceremony! Sand Ceremony  This is probably the most common alternative to a unity candle. For parents getting married, this is a great way to include the kids. Each kid can have their own color of sand, along with the couple. Instead of using a vase, you can pour the sand into a frame and use it as decor for your house.   Anniversary Box Many couples have been choosing to do an anniversary box where they write letters to each other to read on their first anniversary. During the ceremony, the couple places a bottle of wine and the letters in the box and nail it shut. A popular spin on this idea is a “first fight box” where couples open the box when they experience their first big fight. They read the letters over a bottle of wine. Hand Fasting This is an ancient Celtic tradition where the loved ones of the couple fasten the couple’s hands together with colorful cords (or other material). This custom represents the couple binding their hands together in unity. Feet Washing To show their service to each other and equality in their relationship, the couple washes each other’s feet. If you choose to do this one, remember you’ll need chairs! Also, the water might splash around so...

How to Host a Couple’s Wedding Shower, Blaisdell Manor, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Are you throwing your best friend/relative a bridal or couple’s shower? Janine with Jeannine Marie Photography and Casey with Belle Noelle Events & Design teamed up to write the ultimate guide to hosting a shower! We worked together with other Twin Cities wedding vendors to create this styled couple’s shower shoot inspired by a hunter’s […]

Are you throwing your best friend/relative a bridal or couple’s shower? Janine with Jeannine Marie Photography and Casey with Belle Noelle Events & Design teamed up to write the ultimate guide to hosting a shower! We worked together with other Twin Cities wedding vendors to create this styled couple’s shower shoot inspired by a hunter’s lodge theme at Blaisdell Manor in Minneapolis, MN. When planning a shower, allow yourself at least 6 weeks to plan the shower. This will give you enough time to order invitations, send out the invitations, and choose a theme, menu, and games. When planning a shower, here are a few guidelines: Determine who will help host the shower and split up tasks. Bridesmaids, mother of the bride, sister(s) of the bride may all want to be part of the planning process. Choose certain people to be in charge of decorations, food, drinks, and games. Don’t forget to assign at least one person to be in charge on the day of the shower. This person will make sure the shower sticks to a schedule so there’s time for food, gift opening, and games. Set a budget for the shower. If there are multiple hosts, find out how much each person is willing to contribute. Then plan a budget for the venue, food, dessert, beverages, decorations, favors, and any other items. Decide on a bridal shower or a couple’s shower. Ask the couple for their input on which type of shower they would prefer. While a bridal shower is traditional and a way to honor the bride, a couple’s shower can be different, unique, and fun....

Mintahoe Catering Tasting at Nicollet Island Pavilion

This week I joined a few awesome vendors at the Nicollet Island Pavilion for a Mintahoe Catering tasting. Festivities had a few tables of leading 2015 trends. Lisa Curry was there with her beautiful barn wood signs, Bellagala DJ’ed the event and Bridal Aisle displayed a few of their treasures from their shop in Osseo.

This week I joined a few awesome vendors at the Nicollet Island Pavilion for a Mintahoe Catering tasting. Festivities had a few tables of leading 2015 trends. Lisa Curry was there with her beautiful barn wood signs, Bellagala DJ’ed the event and Bridal Aisle displayed a few of their treasures from their shop in Osseo....

Wedding Workshop with MN Wedding Vendors

Our first Wedding Workshop was a stellar success. What better way to kick off the evening than with delicious food catered by Craft Catering. Presentations ranged from a make up demonstration to wedding day time line advice. Stay tuned for the next workshop! Thanks You: Mollie Kae Hair and Make Up Artistry Urban Fitness Twin Cities […]

Our first Wedding Workshop was a stellar success. What better way to kick off the evening than with delicious food catered by Craft Catering. Presentations ranged from a make up demonstration to wedding day time line advice. Stay tuned for the next workshop! Thanks You: Mollie Kae Hair and Make Up Artistry Urban Fitness Twin Cities Carrousel Travel | American Express Jenna A Events Dena Swenson Design Craft Catering Forever Bride I adore these talented, motivated ladies!...

Mollie Kae Artistry, Twin Cities Hair and Make up Artist

Meet the beautiful Miss Mollie Kae! This girl is fierce with a makeup brush and can whip out an updo in no time. She is a master at her craft and the heart to go with it. I love being able to work with this talented lady on styled shoots and real weddings. Take a look at […]

Meet the beautiful Miss Mollie Kae! This girl is fierce with a makeup brush and can whip out an updo in no time. She is a master at her craft and the heart to go with it. I love being able to work with this talented lady on styled shoots and real weddings. Take a look at this beautiful Cinderella styled shoot she did hair and makeup for: https://jeanninemarie-blog.com/minneapolis-wedding-photographer/twin-cities-cinderella-themed-styled-shoot-at-hope-glen-farm/ Go check her out more of her work at http://www.molliekae.com/...