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Ask Lambda Legal – Day of Silence

          By Christopher Clark, Lambda Legal Youth & Schools Program Strategist Q: I’m in high school, and I want to participate in GLSEN’s National Day of Silence (DOS). I’m out to […]

Photography by Matt Lien Photography

From Minnesota, With Love: Minnesota Weddings with The Minnesota Spoon

By Jonathon Wipfli As a chef in Minnesota, I try to make the most of the short growing season we have by using what’s in season and what I can hunt and gather from our […]

Photography by Matt Lien Photography

From Minnesota, With Love: The Cake

The Cake “Avant-garde Ruffles,” shown here, is a classic white cake filled with raspberries and homemade chocolate mousse, finished with a light coating of real buttercream and rolled fondant icing. Taste of Scandinavia Bakery has […]


From Minnesota, With Love: The Florals

The Florals At Flora Bella they adore the charm and seasonality of each bloom and crave natural elements such as scented herbs, delicate ferns, trailing vines, moss, feathers, and fruit. The floral designers revel in the […]


From Minnesota, With Love: The Credits

The Dress: The Drinks: The Food: The Suit: The Venue: The Cake: The Floral:   The Producers Andy Lien Shane Lueck The Photography Matt Lien Photography The Dress Anne McNulty & Carmen Duerr […]


ACC Jewelry and Wedding Gifts

By Lynn Ingrid Nelson and Kristen Rebollo Those who appreciate the craftsmanship of items that are handmade are already anticipating the 29th annual American Craft Council (ACC) show April 10-12 at RiverCentre in St. Paul. […]


Every Marriage is Profound Mystery

By Thomas Ehnert Ten years ago, I was a closeted minister in an ultra-conservative church. I remember what it felt like to officiate at weddings. I saw the beaming faces of the bride and groom […]


Real Weddings: David Hendrickson & Trevor Charon

Photographer: Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography Wedding Date: August 2, 2014 Dating Since: 2011 Location of Ceremony: Northstar Crowne Plaza Hotel – Skygarden Location of Reception: Crowne Plaza Great Lakes Ballroom Wedding Coordinator: Events by Lady […]


Real Weddings: Apryl & Ashley Storms

Photographer: Summer Street Photography Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Location of Ceremony: The LeBlanc House Location of Reception: The Red Stag Florist: Rodger Beck Florist Wedding Coordinator: Apryl, Ashley, their mothers and grandmothers Cake: The […]


Real Weddings: Liz & Bryce Byron

Photographer: Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography Wedding Date: April 27, 2013 Reception Date: May 3, 2014 Dating Since: February, 2012 Location of Ceremony: Lake Harriet Peace Garden Location of Reception: Pinstripes Florist: Liz & Bryce, flowers […]

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