Vanitas Vanitatum

Local fashion designer Samantha Rei finds success with Vanitas line. Samantha Rei, born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, has brought big names like Huffington Post, Glamour UK, Vogue UK, and Project Runway […]

A House is not a Home Without Hutton

The Hutton House offers a great wedding venue for couples looking for a combination of urban and rural. A modern farmhouse design, The Hutton House is located in a suburb on Medicine Lake just 10 […]

Real Weddings: Allison Gustafson & Amy Poitra

Photographer: Bellagala Date of Wedding: September 23, 2017 Dating Since: 2012 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Schells Stage at West End Market and History & Heritage Center (Minnesota State Fair Grounds) Florist: DIY Cake: Nothing Bundt […]

A Word In Edgewise: Youth Isn’t Wasted on the Young

History was not driven solely by bearded elders—a fact we tend to forget, looking at portraits of the bewigged and edentulate, that the subjects started in youth and vigor. Benjamin Franklin, born in 1706, had a […]

8 Reasons to Do The Danube: Why You Should Take a Honeymoon Cruise Down Europe’s Legendary River

By Eric Poole Just say the words “the Danube” to people who’ve been there, and they’ll sigh longingly, and probably start a word salad of superlatives. The romance and beauty of this fabled river evokes […]

Real Weddings: Rory & Josh Zamansky

Photographer: M Photography Date of Wedding: November 11, 2017 Dating Since: On/off, then on again; 18 months prior to the wedding Location of Ceremony: Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park Location of Reception: Oak Ridge Country […]

Real Weddings: Beverly & Beth Luther Quast

Photographer: Tandem Tree, Kate & Karl Kloos Date of Wedding: October 14, 2017 Dating Since: May 18, 2013 Location of Ceremony & Reception: The Loring Bar & Restaurant; The Varsity Theater Officiant: Rabbi Michael Latz, […]

Real Weddings: Nathan Kells & Michael Olson

Photographer: Brianna Collier and John Innes Date of Wedding: September 1, 2017 Dating Since: August 14, 2015 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Stonebrooke Golf Club, Shakopee Florist: Event Lab, Inc. Wedding Coordinator: Teddi Sellick Cake: […]

Our Wedding Story: A Love Story Fit for a King and a Queenie

Renata and Emi Nijiya share the story of how they fell in love and details about their wedding. Virginia and Minnesota might seem like they’re worlds apart, but for Renata and Emi Nijiya, they couldn’t […]

From The Editor: We’ve Got A Thing That’s Called Rainbow Love

Ahh, spring. My favorite season of the year. The birds are chirping; the sun is shining; the snow is melting, except when it’s not because this is Minnesota we’re talking about; and the pollen from […]

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