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  • Most brides if asked if they wanted to host their wedding where they worked they would say no, a quick and firm no. But let's say your place of employment was not only where you worked, but the family business. And not only the family business but a gorgeous greenhouse, bright and airy and perfect for a wedding reception! This bride made the decision to host her weddig at her family's business and we must say we think it was the best decision, next to working with Apres. ;) 

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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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    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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