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Congratulations you’re getting married!! We all want the big day to go as smoothly as possible and sometimes the face is missed in the whirlwind of planning.

You want your face to be glowy, hydrated, and looking its best so you don’t need to wear a lot of makeup. My name is Danielle of DutcherEsthetics. Throughout this 3-part blog series, I’ll share with you my tips and tricks to help you get – and maintain – healthy glowing skin for your wedding day!

(Guest written by Danielle of DutcherEsthetics)

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Summer Wedding party Kilkarney Hills Golf Course River Falls Wisconsin

The snow is falling like WOHA! But the feeling inside is oh so warm and cuddly. And that’s because I have something really yummy to share with you.

A few weeks back, I got lunch with my pal Josey from Sixpence Events and we started talking. That talking quickly shifted to shop talk and after about an hour we had a collaborated on a pretty nifty blog post.

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Many have asked me what makes a wedding great? I don’t think there’s any one answer and tastes, as in all things, are incredibly subjective.

However, with all of the weddings I’ve worked and attended as a guest, I have found a surprising amount of similarities between the weddings that I’d deem “great.”

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I’m so lucky to be able to share a guest blog post from my friends over at Event Supply Shop.

They reached out to me and asked if my readers would find a post about doing a DIY wedding and I said, “Um…HECK YEAH!”

So, without further ado…

How to Design the Perfect DIY Wedding

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Dana and John’s Edinburgh USA Golf Course wedding in Brooklyn Park totally felt like it could have been in a castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

The charming pair met on Tinder in 2015 shortly after John moved to Minneapolis from Madison. After a postponed first date thanks to the flu, the two finally met in person. They went to Ginger Hop in Northeast Minneapolis and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Reason #135 why I love my job: I get to share information from the top wedding excerpts with all of my couples.

Melody, owner and lead planner of Events by Melody, is an award-winning wedding and event planner based in Minneapolis. Her work is sublime and always full of personality, which is fitting because her motto is “PLAN. PARTY. PERFECTION.”

Aside from her being an awesome #girlboss, what makes Melody’s work stand out to me is her attention to detail.

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I have a lot of fun at weddings. I love my work, I love dancing, and I love having a good time. Kaylin and Connor’s Bunker Hills Golf Course wedding in Coon Rapids is easily in the top 5 “most rockin’” of all of the weddings I’ve photographed.

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I always squeal when I get invites and save the dates in the mail and I’m willing to bet that your guests do too. 

But where to start when looking for a place to get yours printed? 

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It’s no secret that being in front of the camera can be hella awkward. I’ve been there. I get it. But it doesn’t have to be stressful at all.

Here are some tricks that I’ve discovered that have helped my couples, as well as my guy and me, shake off the “awkwardness” blanket and allowed us all to let out our inner goofballs and snuggle bears.

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Summer wedding party Kilkarney Hills Golf Course River Falls Wisconsin

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course was the perfect backdrop for Hailey and Adam’s River Falls, WI wedding. The lush greens, willowy trees, and picturesque hills made for a dreamy and romantic wedding day.

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Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!

- GRACE AND NICK

There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!

Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!

- Alisa AND Adam

Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!

Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!

- Emma AND Erik

My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a  calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.

Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!

- Haley AND Erick

I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!

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