In(dy)spire: the Independent Wedding Fair showcases our hand-selected local wedding professionals.
See images from our February 16, 2013 Independent Wedding Fair and check back for information about our next events!
2013 Wedding Workshops included:
PINTEREST TO REALITY
Hosted by wedding planner Alyson Newquist of Bash Collective and photographer Jessica Kesterson of Jeff Loves Jessica Photography. Alyson + Jessica will focus on helpful tips for integrating DIY and DIY-inspired projects into your wedding without loosing your mind! Alyson & Jessica will bring to life 3 vignettes (submitted in our Pinterest to Reality Contest) and they will share cost and time insights along with helpful recommendations and ways to more effectively use Pinterest for wedding planning. Attendees can also set up optional mini-consultations with Bash Collective to talk throught the DIY details of their wedding.
Enter with: questions about integrating DIY into your wedding, concerns about time and cost management
Leave with: how to plan costs, tips for when to outsource and how to better use pinterest.
Optional: sign up for free mini-consultation on the DIY of your own wedding!
Bring all your photography questions to our panel of 4 established wedding photographers! Includes discussion about selecting a photographer, looking your best in your photos, and how your photographer fits into your wedding day.
Enter with: questions about choosing a photographer, photography costs, and what to expect
Leave with: practical advice for how to pick a photographer, different types of photography, and how to plan for your photography
BRINGING RICHNESS TO THE RITUAL – personalizing your wedding ceremony
Talk and Q&A with Pastor Sarah Lawton of NE United Methodist Church about bringing readings, rituals, and personal meaning into your wedding ceremony to better reflect who you are as a couple. Besides a discussion of traditional and new wedding rituals, couples will receive a basic outline for a ceremony as well as some resources on finding readings and identifying themes in your relationship. No matter if you are getting married in a place of worship, a courthouse, a ballroom, or under a tree, we have some tips for making your ceremony right for you. Get the tools you need to personalize your ceremony!
Enter with: questions about how ceremonies function and how to personalize yours
Leave with: basic outline for ceremonies, resources for finding readings, and ideas for identifying themes to your relationship
And for a quick dose of wedding planning, check out our minishops
One on One idea planning with Bash Collective
Have a great wedding idea and want to do it yourself, but not sure how? Sign up for a one on one meeting to discuss your DIY wedding project with Alyson from event design company Bash Collective, including ideas for keeping cost in check, time management, and how to keep from going DIY overboard!
More than cake minishop with Cocoa & Fig:
Get ideas for adding your personal touch to your wedding desserts with dessert innovators Cocoa & Fig. Discuss ideas to complement your style, delicious party favors, and wedding dessert trends. And don’t forget to sample a few edible delights as well!
Wedding Lounge 101 with Rocket Science + The Vintage Type
Talk with event rental pro Diane from The Vintage Type and wedding planner Gretchen of Rocket Science Weddings & Events about what you need to make a lounge space part of your wedding.
Before & After Beauty with Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Don’t usually wear a lot of makeup? Join us for a before + after slideshow presentation with practical advice for how a professional makeup plan can fit into your wedding day. Talk with Makeup and Styling expert Brett Dorrian about how a professional artist can make sure you look like yourself, while enhancing your beauty and making sure your look lasts all day.
Joynoelle Pop Up Shop
Joy Teiken of Joynoelle will be bringing her one of a kind samples to the ASI for brides to step into. Discuss and observe the custom dress making process and explore having your own one-of-a-kind dress made.
American Swedish Institute
Becca Dilley Photography
Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Cocoa & Fig
Distinctly Debbie Floral
Jess Loves Jessica Photography
Jenna Lou Designs
NE United Methodist Church
Rocket Science Wedding
Roee Dori Photography
The Traveling Photo Booth
The Vintage Type
In(dy)spire: The Independent Wedding Fair
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave S Minneapolis, MN