As many of you might already know, I was organizing and participating in Something New: An Independent Wedding Fair this past Saturday. In a nutshell, it was a really wonderful time, and thanks to everyone who was able to join us!
The wedding vendors that participated (there were 23 of us), are really passionate folks. When you love what you do, it is wonderful to be able to talk with people about it, and the relaxed atmosphere of the FIVE event center mixed with the awesome vendors made for some great conversations with brides and grooms. It didn’t hurt that Jessica’s Cakes and Sweets bakeshop made impressive displays of their gorgeously edible creations.
It was a pleasure to finally meet Katrina from Studio Laguna Photography, and also spend some time with Krista from Never Miss A Moment. I had already met the amazing Maribeth from Red Ribbon Studio a few times, and her work on the design and marketing for the fair was tremendous. And, of course, my good friends Sarah from Sarah McGee Photography and Jennie of Sewell Photography are always a pleasure to spend time with.
If you are still looking for music for your wedding, I can recommend without reservation Urthema Quartet, who perform an amazing array of things from traditionally “wedding” pieces (Pachabels Cannon) to Jazz and pop, to their own compositions. Also, Radio K (University of Minnesota’s student radio) played an ecclectic mix of music on the first floor.
I loved joining in the discussion panel about planning your wedding timeline – I love sharing tips I have picked up over the years about logistics and timing, and the other panels had equally informative tips and insights. There were a ton of other amazing vendors, and I plant to add another post when I get all the photos in.
**this post is part of “dollars for comments” drive – Becca Dilley will donate $1 for each comment on her website between January 18, 2010 and February 14, 2010 to Doctors without Borders to support their Haiti relief efforts.