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Most of the time people ask us if we can accommodate their 300+ person weddings.  But now, people are asking if we can do minimonies- and the answer is YES! Yes, we do 12 person weddings! Yes, it's awesome! Yes, we can tell you more about it!   Do the times have you considering a micro wedding?  We can do that! While couples are making decisions about when to have their big day, our conversations focus on values.  Do you place more value on officially being married?  Or perhaps you place more value on celebrating with...

On your wedding day, it's important to have a nice space in which to get ready.  It should feel exciting and calming at the same time.  It's a place for to put your stuff, play your music, and take great pictures too.   So let's check out the ready rooms we have at Greysolon!   First, The Chambers. [caption id="attachment_19414" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Britt DeZeeuw Photography[/caption]   The Chambers is the ready room space that comes with the Moorish Room. It didn't exist until 2016, when Black Woods invested in a little remodeling on the lobby level of Greysolon...

We've seen a lot of weddings.  And since most of our couples get ready here on site, we've seen a lot of getting ready. Here are our tips and tricks to set you up for success when getting ready on your wedding day.   A few weeks out: Routine- For an important day like this, don’t do any experimenting.  Don’t try shellfish in your omelette for the first time.  Ladies, don’t try a new spray tanner or a new facial mask the night before.  Gentlemen, don’t try a new razor or shave cream that morning. ...

Wanna get those epic getting ready shots? Here are some items to bring with you the morning-of to help you achieve those beautiful and memorable photos; and check out some of the epic photos our couples have shared with us!     A nice hanger for your dress/suit. [caption id="attachment_19294" align="alignnone" width="682"] Three Irish Girls Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_19292" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Penny Photographics[/caption]       Jewelry- rings & ring boxes! [caption id="attachment_19290" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kirsten Barbara Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_19288" align="alignnone" width="600"] Josh Manley Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_19287" align="alignnone" width="684"] © Bailey Aro Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_19286" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Amy Mae Photos[/caption]     Earrings, necklace, head piece, broach, a...

Well it's true that if you want a Downton Abby/Great Gatsby kind of wedding, this is the place for you.       But, what if you're not a Vintage Elegance kind of couple? Not a worry!    Let's take a look at just how versatile Greysolon Ballroom & Moorish Room really are...

When choosing a date, take time to organize your priorities. Some things you just have to have; other things you might like, but don't necessarily need; and some things are a red flag "no"!   Remember that the things you knew you had to have when you were younger might not be your current style, so give yourself time to "play" with different ideas. [caption id="attachment_19204" align="alignnone" width="1024"] 85mm Photography[/caption]     Dedicate an appropriate amount of time to thinking about each different style, scenario, date & place, even if you believe you'll never chose it in...

Here in Duluth we have Winter.  And Winter is awesome, and we have a great time. (Especially when fun bridal parties come together with fun photographers, like Beau Petersen Photography.) [caption id="attachment_19180" align="alignnone" width="981"] Beau Petersen Photography[/caption]       We Duluthians believe that Winter is absolutely gorgeous- part of the reason why we love Winter Weddings! [caption id="attachment_4662" align="alignnone" width="683"] Lauren Baker Photography[/caption]       Once in awhile Winter is just okay, and we can't help but dream of Spring. And if you have a Spring or Summer Wedding, you're probably wondering if the season is ever going to change,...

Did you know that Generation Z is starting to get married?  And when it comes to their weddings, the name of the game is personalization. But isn't it kinda for everybody? In fact, The Knot says that 74% of couples getting married these days has at least one personal element or theme in their wedding.   We've compiled some unique ideas for you to consider!       Take a different take on the bouquet, like: a Flower necklace!   Pinwheels instead of flowers! [caption id="attachment_19104" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Bellagala Wedding Photography[/caption]   Have guests pass flowers to the bride as she walks down the...

Save-The-Dates, Invitations, & Thank-You's oh my! When it comes to planning a wedding, many questions can arise around these hot topics. What's the difference between save-the-dates and invitations?  Do I really need to send a thank you after such a great party?  Where do I put my registry info?  When should I send each of these? Great Questions, let's get started!   Save the Dates are designed to give people the heads up that they will be invited to your wedding when it comes time to send the invites. Try to send your save-the-dates about 6-9...

Every bridal party is unique, and can be an essence of who you are as a couple. Sometimes there are twenty members, sometimes only two, sometimes none! In the case of the royal wedding, the bridal party was made up of children. (Check out our blog about the royal wedding here). Sometimes there are more on one side than the other. Sometimes they walk as couples, triples, or even individuals. Sometimes they are Groomsmaids and sometimes they are Bridesmen. Sometimes they are Flower Grandmas and sometimes they are Gift Guards. Age knows no boundaries.   And every role is an...