Vendors I Dig!

Here are some of the wedding-peeps I’ve worked with and admire greatly for their unique wedding offerings & their fabfriendly ways.
You know me… I like things personalized and very outside-of-the-mold!
I highly recommend contacting them if you are in need of any of their products or services!

Helping you look and feel your best on your day with Makeup, hair, or both…

ON-LOCATION MAKEUP & HAIR:
~ Marwa Eshmawy | Makeup + Hair Artist
marwa@marwaeshmawy.com
612.801.6601
A-MAZ-ING! I love what this artist can do to help people shine! Her skills are unsurpassed, and she’s SO personable, and truly excellent to work with. She really knows her stuff – and she collaborates with her clients to make sure they look and feel fabulous. Check back soon – More details coming in a featured post!

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Marwa as she’s making magic!

HAIR STYLING:
~ Brandi Hinrichs of Hair by Hughes & Crew
Hair by Hughes.com – Meet the Team
(763) 784-0902 – ask for Brandi
I witnessed Brandi style her own tresses, the bride’s hair, and several other wedding party and family members’ do’s – even though she wasn’t originally anticipating so many! She got it all done in time, and delivered gorgeous and different styles for each lady that day. Rather impressive. See my Featured Post about Marwa HERE!

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Brandi is pictured on the Left. She did ALL the hair you see here!

SALONS:
~ Phresh Spa & Salon in St. Paul
Fab atmosphere and enormous talent  in the way of hair and makeup!

Phresh Salon stylists with the flower girl
Phresh Salon stylists with the flower girl
*I have worked specifically with Stephanie T. in Lino Lakes
Beautiful shop and gifted hair designers!
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Allure Salon & Spa

WHOOPIN’ it UP at the wedding reception celebration with your DJ…

~ Danny Sigelman
*Ways to reach him coming soon!* If you need to reach out to him now – give me a shout.
Painter, writer, teacher, musician, world-traveler – and DJ! He’s an all-around talented guy who is also an all-around GREAT guy! [One of the kindest & coolest out there.] He’ll hook you up with whatever sounds you want to share on your day – and he’ll bring his turn-table! Hells YEP! {He was DJ at my wooded-MN-wedding in 2005; Yay- I found him again! People still rave about the fun times!} Also – he worked on MPR’s The Current for a stretch!

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Danny Sigelman at MY own wedding! (Photo by Jen Wheeler)

~ Bill Herman, Entertainer Extraordinaire
Bill@BillHerman.com
952-440-1617
A DJ can make or break your celebration. Bill is not only a DJ, but also your MC, your Wedding Entertainment Director, and your reception-planner. He’ll work with you to make sure your celebratory memories are beyond expectations!

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A bride and groom (from my film days!) celebrating at their reception headed up by Bill Herman!

~ Dick Rueter, Square Dance Caller
952-423-7748
For something ultra-fun & diff! Anyone can do this with his expert & friendly guidance! Ideal for those barn or farm-wedding-ho-downs 🙂

OFFICIANTS – Helping you say “I do” in the most touching and sincere way possible…

~ Celebrations by Jul 
Jul is truly fun to work with and she creates a personalized & meaningful ceremony! Her approach to the wedding is very thoughtful, and she is keen at incorporating those personalized touches to reflect you and your love for one another. She’s based in Alexandria, MN – and will travel.

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Jul in action!
Minnesota Officiants
*I have worked specifically with Jill Englund at the MN History Center; She was bubbly and fun, and puts together a beautifully meaningful union ceremony!
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Jill meeting the bride and groom before the ceremony at the MN History Center
A Dress to Impress – – for that Feel-good-gown that fits your style, your wedding, and your budget…
~ Rush’s Bridal – for a GRAND variety of extraordinary styles & design. Not your average MN wedding dress shop – for those not-your-average-MN-brides!
~ simplybridal.com – UNIQUE gowns for anyone – anywhere! Including those that feature couture-inspired styles, at incredibly reasonable prices! A fab way to express your individual style without the ‘couture’ price. Bonus: They have a nice variety of veils, as well as stylish hair pieces and jewelry that speak to a plethora of personalities! More Juice on this coming soon – Follow my blog so you won’t miss out on their give-away early in February!! See my Featured Post about Simply Bridal HERE!
Wedding Catering – – This one just STANDS OUT! (OMG-DIVINE eats)…
~ Fabulous Catering
They truly live up to their name! Outstanding would be another fitting adjective.
Wedding-worthy Sweet Treats…
Muddy Paws Cheesecake
*I have a gluten allergy – so I haven’t tried many wedding cakes since learning about my condition. But – I can usually eat cheesecake (without the crust) – and theirs is above & beyond delish!

Fab wedding day flora…
~ Unforgettable Arrangements
For something utterly different and lasting – you have to check out these designs. They’ll make you look twice. You’re gonna love this! Tamara is exceedingly kind, and she wants to know all about your style and your day – so she can fully customize your forever-flowers to your taste. More info coming soon in a featured post!

~ Luna Vinca
I’ve witnessed the amazing arrangements of bouquets & centerpieces, as well as boutonnieres, corsages, and cake flowers first-hand. GORGEOUS! The couple received compliments to their flowers throughout the day. Happy to be networking with this fab florist.

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Luna Vinca Bouquet
Wedding Planning – Helping you all along the way...
Katie Romnes of In the Woods Floral and Events does it all! Well – she and her team, that is! They have an expert on staff (Dawn) with a real eye for floral design – and Katie is very upbeat, organized, and easy to work with! They are based in Wisconsin – and are willing to travel. Give ’em a shout if you want personalized attention to detail throughout and a day without a hitch! (Er – without a miss?)

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Actual floral design for Wisconsin wooded wedding on the lake when we worked together!
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