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  • Anyone who is married can tell you the planning process is not all roses and daisies. It’s making a thousand decisions and still having a dozen left to make. It’s skipping your lunch break so you can meet with the florist. It’s inviting your bridesmaid’s dress shopping and half can actually go. But what if you could continue planning but also have an awesome time with your sweetie? Like a date night but it totally counts as wedding planning. A place to gather real inspiration and see it in action! That is whatThe Big Fake Wedding is! An alternative to your generic wedding show of vendors booths all in a line. It’s a moment to remember why you are doing all this planning, so you can spend the rest of your life with the one person who gets you in every way.

    Après Party had the pleasure of being part of The Big Fake Wedding Minneapolis event in June that took place at JX Event Venue, in Stillwater, MN. All great parties have a theme and the theme for this party was “The Golden Age”. Over a dozen vendors took that theme, interpreted it in their own way, and shared their visions on guest tables. Just like any wedding the evening began with the very real and very emotional vow renewal ceremony.

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    Photos By: Ali Leigh Photography

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    Build it and they will come. Also invite them and they will come; at least that’s the case for a wedding. This wedding however was a bit of both.  Après Party and Tent Rental pride themselves on the ability to transform a space, even when that space is a green hill. Yes a hill! How does one hold a wedding ceremony and reception on a hill you ask? Then continue to read we will lay it all out for you!

  • The bride emporium, the wedding marketplace, wedding stuff galore, whatever you call it, Unveiled Bridal Show is one of a kind! Unveiled Bridal Show takes place twice a year for one day only and the last show of 2016's was just a few weeks ago. Produced by The Wedding Guys, the show ties in all things wedding to one giant marketplace for brides and grooms to learn more about the wedding planning process. Whether its sampling cake, smelling flowers, testing chairs, or drooling over dresses (or tuxes), there is something for everyone. 

    If you weren't able to make it no hard feelings, we can't show you the whole show but we can show you what Après was doing! I do suggest placing a hold on Feburary 5th, 2017 for the next Unveiled Bridal Show so you won't miss a thing! 

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    Photography by Anna Grinets Photography

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    Given the opportunity to host your wedding at a private residence that overlooks one of the many gorgeous Minnesota lakes and happens to belong to one of your families, would you say yes? This couple did and never looked back! The bride had always dreamed of getting married at her family home and after seeing the location, I would too! 

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