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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...

From the time that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November, it will have been less than 6 months when they say “I Do” on May 19th. For some, a short-term engagement is wildly romantic and can actually take some pressure off of planning the wedding.  Of course, there is no one right way for everyone, but there is a right way for anyone. Here are some great things about short engagements: You get to be married! You'll be kindly forced to make focused decisions about what you really want. There is...

It's officially November, and we are getting so excited!     Why?!?!   Because it’s time again for one of our favorite events- the Annual Greysolon Open House! It's happening on Sunday, November 17th, 2019!   Open House- What’s that?!   It’s our very own wedding vendor show, featuring amazing area vendors- and it takes place right here in our “house”!   You mean right at Greysolon?   Yes!  We open up our space for you to come in and see both the Ballroom and the Moorish Room.   [caption id="attachment_18936" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mattea Rose Photography[/caption]   And what goes on at the Open House?   You'll get to visit...

Do you ever go back and forth between wanting your wedding to be "different"and yet wanting to satisfy beautiful wedding traditions? Let's talk about new ways to honor old traditions! Here are some examples: THE DRESS doesn't need to be white.  It doesn't even need to be floor length.  In fact, it doesn't even need to be a dress!  It can be blue, short, or even a silky romper! And on the same note, THE TUX doesn't need to be black, or even a tux, or even a suit!  Make it blue, make it...

So you’re planning a fall wedding.  Lucky You! Seriously, everyone at one point in their life has their mind set on a fall wedding. Not all Fall Weddings are the same, so check out some of our favorite themes and ideas!   HARVEST THEME. DECORATIONS:  Pumpkins, gourds, mums, wheat stalks, apples, blankets, overalls!  Use these for your table accents and centerpieces. Did you know that you can use artichoke in floral arrangements? Oooo, what about a flannel table linen! *Not into all the colors?  Paint your pumpkins white & gold- you get the theme without losing the chic! FOOD...

When planning a wedding it is perfectly alright for you to have a ton of questions- and we are always happy to help!  We’ve answered some of your most-asked questions below.   QUESTION- What does your décor package look like? SO GLAD YOU ASKED! We offer a décor package that takes care of your guest table centerpieces, as well as your head table, and any side tables you might have (guest book, memorial, cocktail tables, etc.).  The guest table centerpieces consist of a mirror tile and three tiered-height pieces (tall piece, medium piece, short...