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You + Me: A progressive wedding experience   The Hilton Garden Inn Fargo is hosting You + Me: A Progressive Wedding Experience. The event is for all, whether you are newly engaged, married, need a gal’s evening, or a date night. This is not your typical bridal expo! Event starts at 5:00PM. Ticket includes entrance, heavy appetizers, sweet treats, and beverages. Guests can expect an evening of laughs, inspiration, and live interaction. Once you enter our lovely Grand Ballroom, the wedding day will be broken up into sections from the getting ready room, ceremony, reception, to dance. You will be entertained by live dance lessons, gathering decoration ideas, viewing the current trends in bridal and floral, taking photos in an interactive photobooth, live hair and makeup tutorials and more! Guests will be enterered […]

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The Unplugged Wedding Today we are talking about the unplugged wedding, we also talk about what are some of the ways to help tell guests to keep their phones down during the wedding ceremony. We suggest the nicest and most effective way possible, and give specific options to achieve this. As Brides and Grooms may or may not know, as a Wedding Photographer one of the most nerve-wracking events is when a guest completely destroys the picture perfect moment you’ve been hired to capture. Whether guesses stand up in the aisle during the first kiss, take photos with their ipad in front of your camera, or inadvertently cause half the family to look off to the side during posed family portraits, wedding photo bombs can be a real headache. We suggest having having […]

Wedding Vendors Podcast - Bridal Fantasy - Fargo, ND

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Bridal Fantasy Event I had a great opportunity to talk with  Brittany Zimmerman from Bridal Fantasy. She is one of the board members of the amazing group. Here is a quote from the Bridal Fantasy page.   Your wedding day is the most important day ever! The vendors at Bridal Fantasy Show make it the best! We are a group of local businesses who share experience and passion for perfection. Not just any business can sign up for a booth. New vendors must prove they are some of the best at what they do. Be confident our vendors will make your day unforgettable!     Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon and experience a bridal show unlike any other! Winning is the best… and winning a honeymoon is a Sunday well […]

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Interview with Preston Sternson Director at Grassfire Studios Annika + Cole from Grassfire Studios on Vimeo. Our Story Before starting Grassfire Studios, wedding videography had a very different style. While most videos documented the big moments of the day – the ceremony, receiving line, and first dance – they didn’t include the unique moments that tend to fade into the background. For instance, the letters a bride and groom to write to each other before their first look. After all, your love story is much deeper than a single day. With this vision, along with their combined passion for storytelling and technical background in filmmaking, our founders Preston and Justin knew they could do better. Discussion Topics: The Grassfire Studios story Why music is so important to a wedding Video Story telling though […]

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Interview with Craig Roath – Wedding Officiant Weddings As a wedding officiant, I can help make your special day memorable. From formal to casual, it’s your day, your way. Milestones & Funerals While you focus on the celebration of life or remembering a loved one, I will lead and ensure your anniversary, birthday or other gatherings are a success. Events & Meetings Add a little variety and entertainment to your next company event with my help as the master of ceremonies or introductory speaker. Acting & Voice Over As an experienced actor and voice artist, I will make your product or service shine in your radio or TV ad. Discussion Topics: Who Craig is Craig’s acting Career About Craig as a person Master of Ceremony’s Links: Craig Website, FB, Subscribe to the podcast […]

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Rustic Oaks Open House   Kim Jore Website : https://artmoi.com/creation/656-1B3-7M2?collectionId=10897 Zack and Keesha   Website : https://www.soundengagementdj.com   Molly Michelle   Website : https://www.celebrationconcentration.com/     Gathered boutique and events   Website : https://www.gatheredrentalsandevents.com   Concordia Dining Services   Website : https://www.concordiacollege.edu/studentlife/dining-services/catering-by-concordia/about-our-services/   Breathe and Relax Wedding Coordinator   Website : https://breatheandrelaxweddingcoordinator.com/       Thunder Coffee   Website : https://www.thundercoffeefargo.com/     Abby Paul   Website : https://www.facebook.com/pg/AbbyPaulPhoto      

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Interview with Emily Finley – Rustic Oaks   Today we are talking with Emily Finley from Rustic Oaks a wedding Venue in Moorhead, MN. This Amazing venue is as the name states a rustic location, a little off the beaten path. This place is very special. Rustic Oaks has the space to accommodate very large groups of people, and has a lot of character. Here are some images from the Venue.     PC : 2 Pines Photography Discussion Topics: The history of Rustic Oaks Rustic Oaks Open house June 11th At 5pm-8pm About Emily as a person Highlights of the Venue Links: Rustic Oaks Website, FB, Instagram Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher

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Interview with Area Woman Magazine’s Editor and Chief – Jon – Michael Sherman The interview with Jon – Michael Sherman was great we talked about what the magazine means to him as the Editor and Chief of the magazine. We get a little personal and Jon discusses why he and his wife are part of the magazine, along with many of the staff for this issue. Jon talks about how to contributors of the magazine are so important, and why they do such an incredible job with their content. Lastly we talk about other services Jon offers people of his church and how this helps him be more compassionate about his work all around.   Our mission at Area Woman magazine is to inspire, empower and educate women. Our pages are filled with […]

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Interview with Drew Boraas – FUZE ENTERTAINMENT   FUZE Mobile Entertainment has over 10 years of experience in offering mobile DJ & Master of Ceremonies services. We offer affordable pricing without sacrificing quality and professionalism.  On the show we discuss who Drew is and how he is keeping up to date on the latest music trends, also putting his own spin on the music. Also we talk about why it is important to make a connection with your wedding vendor. More about Drew. As a DJ/MC and business owner I continue to grow and educated myself by learning from every event, being involved with many local wedding vendors, and attending conventions and workshops.  Working with your DJ shouldn’t be weird or awkward. I strive to have my company portray professionalism while also being personable and adaptable. I am here […]

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Seven Steps to a stress free Wedding I think I know why you’re stressed. Seven Steps to a stress free Wedding – Rick Brewer 1) You’ll be spending more money in your one day of celebration then you probably have ever spent before in a week, a month or even several months. 2) You want to put on this great shin dig to show your groom how much you care for him as well as be a great hostess for all of your friends and family who will be there. 3) You will be dealing with several different personality types of those I call the major players. These include, but are not limited to, the following; the bride and groom, the parents of the bride, the parents of the groom, the best man, […]