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The Wedding Issue 2022/2023

Are you overwhelmed with all of the logistics of planning your big day? Join the club! We’ve done our best to provide all types of local resources for wedding venues, attire, photographers, flowers, music and everything in between. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. We hope this directory helps the day be stress-free and all about you.

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Photographers

Photo by Lily Brundin

Ask The Photography Expert: Lily Brundin

What is your story?

I’m Lily, and I’m a couples photographer here in North Dakota!

I started shooting during my junior year of college, taking Photoshop classes and I basically just wanted my own work to practice on. I borrowed my boyfriend, Shawn’s $300 DSLR and basically held it hostage. I was in love.

I started shooting a lot of portraits, and quite a bit of fashion… both are things I love shooting, but when I got a taste of shooting love—there was absolutely no turning back.

What are some trends that you are noticing in wedding photography lately?

Film! Whether it’s an editing style or actual film, I’m obsessed!

What should someone look for in a wedding photographer?

First, make sure you love their editing style and can picture yourself in their work. Also, definitely choose someone whose personality you vibe with! You spend a lot of time with this person, make sure you trust them fully and that they put you at ease!

Standard wedding photography safety measures:

BACKUPS. Backup cameras for the day of and backups of all of their files on multiple formats in multiple places.

CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
Alecs Kay Photography
[email protected]
Admire Photography Fargo & Moorhead701-212-9906
[email protected]
AB Photography425 Elmwood Ave. S, Fargo
701-388-2687
[email protected]
Abby AndersonFargo & Moorhead218-234-7269
[email protected]
Krupich Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-799-7046
[email protected]
Anya Jones Photography

[email protected]
Blush Photography
307 Main Street, Chaffee
701-404-7476
[email protected]
BNS Photography
1525 36th Ave S, Fargo
701-306-2309
[email protected]
Britta the Photographer
1001 Center Ave., Suite I, Moorhead
701-446-8766
[email protected]
Brittney& Caleb

[email protected]
Bushel & A Peck
Fargo & Moorhead
701-388-4118
[email protected]
Christine Schmaltz Photography701-770-8588
Chelsea Joy Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-426-3442
[email protected]
Dan Francis Photography
510 10th Ave. N, Fargo
701-238-7185
[email protected]
Emily Koska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead218-422-6388
[email protected]
Emmah Violet Films
910 Main ave, Fargo[email protected]
Elisabeth Eden Photography
208 Roberts Alley, Fargo, ND 58102[email protected]
Elska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead701-781-5964
[email protected]
Evan Andrew Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-671-0004
[email protected]
FloraPine Photography
Fargo & Moorhead[email protected]
Gabriel & Carissa Photography
824 Main Ave C, Fargo, ND 58103701-330-8989
[email protected]
Grace Films
Fargo & Moorhead
701-303-0149
[email protected]
Haney's Photography
1610 Main Ave., Moorhead
218-233-8778
[email protected]
Hanah Scheidecker Photography
701-552-1250
High Photography
824 20th St. N, Moorhead
701-205-7488
[email protected]
Images by Archer
505 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102

320-304-2332
Ivan Wognin
Fargo & Moorhead701-541-1043
[email protected]
Kaitlin Rose Photography
Fargo & Moorhead314-780-9266
[email protected]
K. Ranae Photography
Moorhead, MN
701-367-1767
[email protected]
Lily Brundin
Fargo & Moorhead701-741-8198
[email protected]
Lindsay Kaye Photography
910 Main Ave. Suite 100, Fargo
701-491-8050
[email protected]
Marigold & Fay
1630 1ST AVE N, STE B, FARGO, ND 58102
[email protected]
Meg Spielman Studio
910 Main Ave., Suite 202, Fargo
701-238-4264
[email protected]
Miriah Sannes Photography
Revel Woods Photo
Scherling Photography
2801 13th Ave. S, Fargo
701-237-3157
[email protected]
Sophie Grace
Fargo & Moorhead[email protected]
Tomi Dawn Photo
Fargo & Moorhead701-373-5211
[email protected]
Two Birds Photography
824 Main Ave Moorhead
218-443-0070
[email protected]
Tylar Frame Photography
701-205-5009
[email protected]

Flowers

Photo provided by Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse

Ask The Floral Expert: Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse

What are some trends that you are noticing with floral?

Cascading bouquets that take on an updated, free-flowing, garden-inspired feel that incorporates flowing foliage and an array of blooms that may be all white, shades of color or a palette of multiple colors, flowers and berries. We also see a blend of dried pods and grasses that mix in beautifully to create an organic feel. Tablescapes, arches and backdrops including bridal bouquets are very lush and full with a larger-than-life presence and are very poplular. The English garden look with an easy breezy flair is continuing to be a favorite as well as well as all varieties of eucalyptus foliage.

What should someone look for in a florist?

A florist who is willing to sit and listen to the bride and groom’s thoughts, ideas and dreams and help make that a reality for their wedding day—one who will help create and assist in pulling together their ideas with the florist’s knowledge of flowers, colors, longevity and their availability.

What’s the most important thing to know when picking out flowers for a wedding?

It’s always good to initially find the ‘style and design’ that the Bride likes. Sometimes this is most easily discovered by a process of looking through websites or observing flowers at weddings. Many times it is a process of elimination of what you don’t like. The color of flowers or color of the bridal party’s attire is always a big component in the choices.

Also, a favorite flower(s) plays a huge role in creating the bouquets.

Can you give a little bit of advice when it comes to picking out the right floral arrangements?

A florist who is willing to sit and listen to the bride and groom’s thoughts, ideas and dreams and help make that a reality for their wedding day—one who will help create and assist in pulling together their ideas with the florist’s knowledge of flowers, colors, longevity and their availability.

Do you have any other tips for wedding planning that you’d like to share?

Timeline is very important, as is the season in which you will be getting married because it plays a large part in flower availability.

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Videographers

Photo provide by Jessics Teubner 

Tips From Jessica Teubner of Grace Films (2021/2022):

  • Decide what is important.
  • Hire vendors that you enjoy.
  • Keep the moment special.
  • Delegate, delegate and then delegate some more.
  • Enjoy it.

Venues

CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
A Friend's House10066 20th St. N, Moorhead701-261-1191[email protected]
Brewhalla1666 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102701-532-0506
AmericInn Hotel & Suites4325 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-235-4699[email protected]
Armory Event Center904 Center Ave, Moorhead701-271-1551[email protected]
Avalon Events Center2525 9th Ave. SW, Fargo701-478-9600[email protected]
Bonanzaville
1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo701-282-2822[email protected]
Breezy Point Resort9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy Point800-432-3777[email protected]
Carlos Creek Winery6693 Co. Road 34 NW, Alexandria320-846-5443[email protected]
City Brew Hall120 4th St. N, Wahepton701-793-1975
[email protected]
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites4400 15th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-5777[email protected]
Country Inn & Suites13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103701-234-0565
Court Yard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead218-284-1000[email protected]
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo
701-281-7164[email protected]
DoubleTree by Hilton825 E Beaton Dr., West Fargo701-551-0120[email protected]
Fair Hills Resort24270 Co. Highway 20, Detroit Lakes800-323-2849[email protected]
Fargo Air Museum1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo701-293-8043[email protected]
Fargo Civic Center207 4th St. N, Fargo701-241-1480[email protected]
Fargo Country Club509 26th Ave. S, Fargo701-237-9122[email protected]
Four Points by Sheraton Fargo5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-364-0000[email protected]
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo701-499-6006[email protected]
Holiday Inn of Fargo3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-2700[email protected]
Hotel Donaldson101 Broadway N, Fargo701-478-1000[email protected]
Jasper Fargo215 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102701-532-2150[email protected]
Lone Oak Farm Event Venue14641 28th Street SE, Ayr701-639-0055[email protected]
Moorhead Country Club2101 River Dr. N, Moorhead218-236-0100[email protected]
Oxbow Country Club40 Clubhouse Dr., Oxbow701-588-4666[email protected]
Pine Peaks39957 Swanburg Rd. S, Pine Rive612-986-6800[email protected]
The Pines4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport
701-645-3274[email protected]
Plains Art Museum704 1st Ave. N, Fargo701-551-6100[email protected]
Radisson201 5th St. N, Fargo701-476-7352[email protected]
Ramada Fargo3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-235-3333[email protected]
Romantic Moon Events Center158 80th St. S, Glyndon218-233-3025[email protected]
Rustic Oaks
12155 3rd St. S, Moorhead218-361-8721[email protected]
Sanctuary Events Center670 4th Ave. N, Fargo701-404-9006[email protected]
Shooting Star Casino777 S Casino Rd., Mahnomen218-936-2749[email protected]
Stiklestad Lodge6459 119th Avenue SE, Fort Ransom701-973-2149[email protected]
The Barn at Dunvilla48203 U.S. Highway 59, Pelican Rapids612-618-8134[email protected]
The Barn at Green Garden Farm5992 230th St. N, Hawley218-790-4795[email protected]
The Fireside1462 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8192[email protected]
The Lodge on Lake Detroit1200 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8439[email protected]
The Meadows on Lind11463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes701-361-8319[email protected]
The Vintage Garden13571 130th St. S, Barnesville218-329-8108[email protected]

Hair & Nails

Photo provided by Hillary Ehlen (Pictured here is Paige Holdman who worked with beauty expert Sara Lien on her big day.)

Ask the Beauty Expert: Sara J. Lien, Adae Salon

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Sara J Lien. I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in 2008. Since then, I’ve gone on to become a Master Hairstylist and Makeup Artist. Multidimensional color, blondes and extensions (SJL) are my jam. Brides will always hold a special place in my heart. My bridal work has been featured in multiple magazines, including Vogue. I work with the most talented group of women at Adae Salon. I’m currently not accepting new clients, as my books are full of the most amazing clients a stylist could ask for. I’m a wife to Matthew and a Mom to two perfect boys—Gino (4) and Jack (3).

What is unique about what you offer?

When it comes to brides, I’m all in. From the pre-wedding prep of getting my clients their dream hair to the day of full-service glam—I’m all in. I’m not just there to make them look flawless, I’m there to make sure their day is perfect. I buckle shoes. I apply body lotion. I spruce up the groom’s hair. When you hire me, I don’t take it lightly. I am a part of one of their biggest days! I also bring years of experience which I think translates into a really good vibe. I’m never stressed. I don’t do trials. I like to show up and let the day happen organically. That’s when I do my best work!

What wedding services do you offer?

Hair and makeup.

What are some things brides should consider when deciding on their wedding look?

I always tell my brides you need to look like YOU, but enhanced. When you feel your prettiest, what does that look like? If you’re not pulling your hair up to feel your best, why would we do that on your wedding day?

What’s the difference between “bridal makeup” and “everyday makeup”?

Honestly nothing. Bridal makeup can be everyday makeup and everyday makeup can be bridal makeup. It’s about what MY bride wants. I think there are no “rules” when it comes to bridal glam. Some of my brides want super natural makeup and some of my brides want full glam! The difference to me is maybe the prep and application. I take my time with prepping my bride’s skin. I use eye masks, hydrating serums, etc. When applying, I usually layer cream products, then powder to make sure everything has staying power. I also have a secret body glow that I put on all of my brides.

Should clients bring inspirational photos? If so, how should they go about selecting those?

Inspo photos are always helpful! Instagram and Pinterest are always great options.

What are some wedding hair trends you’ve been seeing lately?

The bridal bun will never go out of style. She’s chic and here to stay forever. Lately, I’ve seen lots of party ponytails, loose waves and tucked behind the ears.

How does a bride go about picking the right hair and makeup artist for the wedding? What should they ask and consider?

If you already have a stylist that you’ve been seeing for a long time, start there. If not, start looking at Instagram. I
think wedding photographers are the best place to start. Find brides on their pages with hair and makeup that you like. They always tag the glam squad so you’ll be able to find them and message them! If the stylist is booked, then ask them for recommendations. The beauty industry has really come a long way—the competition aspect is gone for the most part and the community vibes are strong.

 

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