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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

QUESTION- What are my head table options?   Great Question.  The options are endless! We typically will see a traditional long table, a harvest table, or a sweetheart table. The first thing you’ll want to do is decide how many people you’d like to sit there.  With that, we can help you with what will make sense with the rest of your setup details. The Traditional Long Table What we love about the Traditional Table- everybody at the guests' tables gets to see everybody at the head table. However- those at the head table can only visit with...