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A Wedding Story: Ben Meents & Chet Ritchie

By Emma Meents It is a beautiful evening in June, and I am standing in the back of a crowded room at The Bachelor Farmer next to my dad, Ben. I am holding his hand […]


Our Big Gay Jewish Wedding: Shana & Beck Gee-Cohen

by Shana Gee-Cohen The night I met Beck, I was spinning records at a house party in Northeast. Beck and her friend decided to stop by on their way to another party. I instantly noticed […]


Same-Sex Couples Finally Gain Immigration Benefits After Repeal of DOMA

By Laura Danielson In my more than 25 years of practicing immigration law, I have seen many loving bi-national couples (one a U.S. citizen and the other a citizen anywhere else) who have sought out […]


Wedding Marketplace: Gift Guide

14K Rose Gold and White Gold Oak Leaf Band This ring demonstrates the elegance and beauty of the art of lost-wax carving as practiced at Charlemagne. The highly textured rose gold center design creates a […]


Real Weddings: Val Zellmer & Rev. Amy DeLong

Val Zellmer & Rev. Amy DeLong Wedding Date: August 2, 2014 Dating Since: 20 Years! Location of Ceremony & Reception: Scenic St. Croix Riverway aboard the Afton Cruise Line Photographer: Custom Creations Photography Florist: By […]


Real Weddings: Connie Nyman & Joann Usher

Connie Nyman & Joann Usher Wedding Date: July 18, 2014 Dating Since: October 1991 Location of Ceremony: United Theological Seminary, Bigelow Chapel, New Brighton, MN Location of Reception: Radisson Hotel, Roseville, MN Photographer: Krissy McCabe […]


Real Weddings: Vanessa Helmer & Alex Sweigert

Vanessa Helmer & Alex Sweigert Wedding Date: June 7, 2014 Dating Since: 2008 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Riverwood Inn, Otsego, MN Photographer: Kuba Kraskiewicz, Photographer, Cinematographer, Editor Florist: Vanessa’s Mom Cake: Cupcakes by Friend, […]


Real Weddings: Kris & Darcie Baumann

Kris & Darcie Baumann Wedding Date: November 16, 2013 Dating Since: 2011 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Photographer: Lexi Renae Art, Photography & Designs Officiant: Kjersti Moline of Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants […]


Real Weddings: Kathleen & Krissy Bradbury

Kathleen & Krissy Bradbury Wedding Date: August 22, 2014 Dating Since: August 2012 Location of Ceremony & Reception: 612 Brew Photographer: Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth Murphy Florist: Lea Wilcox Catering: Brasa Cake: Sweet Retreat Cupcake […]


Real Weddings: Lindsay Ronning & Victoria Vargas

Lindsay Ronning & Victoria Vargas Wedding Date: August 30, 2014 Dating Since: 2010 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Maple Grove, MN Photographer: Nylonsaddle Photography Wedding Coordinator: By Couple Florist: Donato’s Floral Catering and Desserts: Peg’s […]

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