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11th annual readers’ choice awards
Ethereal dresses with infinite layers of tulle and lace get a contemporary edge courtesy of heavy-metal jewelry and edgy accessories.
Fur accessories, feather hats and piles of opulent jewelry elevate the glamour factor on this season’s new gowns—even as the temperatures drop.
Whether taking the place of a multi-tiered cake or accompanying it on a sophisticated dessert table, mini desserts provide countless options for personalization.
Pretty but not-too-perfect, rustic yet refined, the dreamiest bouquets and centerpieces breathe a bohemian sentiment.
Serve up an unforgettable reception at a favorite local restaurant.
If you, like many Minnesotans, have Scandinavian ancestry, your wedding day may be the perfect time to honor tradition with stylish touches of Nordic décor and desserts.
Green fields, rolling vineyards and good wine don’t have to mean a faraway destination wedding—local wineries provide that unique location and romantic atmosphere right here at home.
Don’t let the cold and ice stand in your way. Embrace the Minnesota elements with a winter-inspired wedding.

Departments

Bon Voyage
With Minneapolis in the backdrop, one couple seal their wedding day with a kiss.
Cakes
Shining, shimmering, splendid—these metallic cakes balance geometric shapes and feminine accents for a look that’s perfectly chic and unquestionably romantic.
Transportation
Wedding transportation options abound in Minnesota, ensuring you and your groom can make a grand arrival and exit.
Invitations
The interplay of typography, cartography and iconography makes for one-of-a-kind invitations.
Catering
Top 10 new catering trends that will wow your guests—and tempt their taste buds.
Music
Local pros share their top tips for incorporating live music into all phases of your wedding.
Grooms
A behind-the-scenes look at creating a personalized boutonniere.
New Venues
From swanky city lofts to charming farms, Minnesota’s newest wedding venues are primed for the spotlight.
Gowns
Upscale boutique Bridal Accents Couture moves into a spacious new setting in the south metro.
Shoes
Brides express their unique style and personality through original hand-painted footwear.
Gowns
New fashion talent Caroline Hayden enters the high-end custom bridal gown arena.
Cakes
An artist gives a sweet and playful spin to the classic cake topper.
Bouquets
Fashion-forward brides think outside the box with alternative wedding bouquets.
Newlyweds
August 31, 2012 at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
September 23, 2012 at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester
Newlyweds
September 8, 2012 at YMCA Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake
Newlyweds
August 4, 2012 with a ceremony at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and reception at Semple Mansion in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
October 20, 2012 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa
Newlyweds
September 14–15, 2012 at Radisson Plaza Hotel, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and International Market Square in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
September 29, 2012 at Le Méridien Chambers in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
September 29, 2012 at Mount Frontenac Golf Course in Frontenac
Newlyweds
September 15, 2012 at Riley-Jacques Barn in Eden Prairie
Newlyweds
August 11, 2012 with a ceremony at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and reception at Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
September 7, 2012 at Camrose Hill Flower Farm in Stillwater
Newlyweds
December 8, 2012 at Rubies & Rust in Belle Plaine
Newlyweds
September 7, 2012 with a ceremony at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park and reception at Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis
Newlyweds
September 15, 2012 at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee
Newlyweds
October 27, 2012 at Aria in Minneapolis
On Our Covers: 

The Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Minnesota Bride has three stunning covers. Inside each you'll find the information you need to plan the wedding of your dreams.

Minnesota Bride Fall/Winter 2013

JULY-AUGUST COVER
  • ALLURE GOWN - POSH BRIDAL COUTURE
  • CREATIONS GEORGIANNI NECKLACE - OUR SHOP
  • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER COVER
  • LAZARO GOWN - THE WEDDING SHOPPE
  • STOLE - BRIDES OF FRANCE
  • PENNY LARSEN EARRINGS, LARGE BRACELET - L'ATELIER COUTURE
  • SMALL BRACELET - REALIA BY JEN
  • NOVEMBER-DECEMBER COVER
  • LAZARO GOWN - MESTADS
  • HAT - BRIDES OF FRANCE
  • SHEER ADDICTION NECKLACE
  • JENNY PACKHAM BRACELET - L'ATELIER COUTURE