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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...

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...