Emily Howald Sefton


Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). Upon her arrival in Minneapolis, Emily quickly said "I Do" to the role of Weddings editor and after a few years of veils and venues, Emily added wallpaper and wainscoting to her scope by becoming the Deputy Editor of Home & Design. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her master's degree from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or testing the newest chaise lounge, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, son, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels. 

Wedding table with greenery.

Photo by Eric Lundgren Photography

Include pops of Pantone's 2017 color of the year in everything from decor to attire on your big day. more

Mar 2, 2018 3:32 PM Weddings

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Photo courtesy of Sherri Hill

New Wayzata boutique The Social Room offers unique gowns to the rest of your wedding party. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:21 AM Aisle File

Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors

Photograph courtesy of Vertical Endeavors

Climbing gyms want to become your new spin class/yoga studio. more

Nov 27, 2017 11:19 AM Arts & Culture

Let muted colors and beautiful shapes set the tone for an unforgettable day. more

Oct 19, 2017 11:32 AM Weddings

Beading and lace are taking a back seat to sculptural gowns that are rich in design and texture. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:24 AM Weddings

Make a vow to get your skin aisle-ready for your big day. more

Oct 10, 2017 9:45 AM Weddings

Trade in the pastels and neutral tones for hard-to-miss hues that pack a sophisticated punch. more

Sep 29, 2017 9:30 AM Weddings

If you believe in fate, you might say this wedding was destiny. more

Sep 21, 2017 9:34 AM Weddings

Direct your guests to dine in style with these innovative escort cards. more

Sep 14, 2017 12:21 PM Weddings

Bridal designers have opted to skip the veil in lieu of equally impactful stylish shoulders caped in beauty. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:46 AM Weddings


Photo by Laura Ivanova

An insider's guide to surviving wedding show season! more

Sep 5, 2017 2:39 PM Aisle File

The Wedding Shoppe is expanding into menswear with the addition of 1197 Grand. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM Aisle File

Maddy and Maize Popcorn

Photos by Becca Sabot

Gourmet popcorn is a scrumptious option­ for couples looking to give their guests a healthy taste of the Twin Cities. more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Weddings

Oversized bows made a showstopping appearance on the runway, putting romance and femininity front and center. more

May 29, 2017 12:00 AM Weddings

Local company Minny & Paul offers a Bridesmaid Box filled with Minnesota goodies. more

May 25, 2017 3:24 PM Weddings

Annika Bridal Boutique Wedding Dresses

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Here, brides can expect a very personal shopping experience with what-you-see-is-what-you-get prices. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Weddings

The fluid lines of marble can be dramatic, letting even the smallest pieces make a big statement. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM Home & Design

Dress to impress in over-the-top gowns bedecked with lace appliques, delicate details, hand stitching, and ornate embellishments. more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Weddings

Textured Men's Wedding Rings

Photo by Becca Sabot

Your ring might sparkle, but add a little texture to his, and it’s sure to shine. more

Apr 18, 2017 12:00 AM Weddings

Local florists share their advice on how to achieve a bouquet that’s vibrant, original, and bursting with beautiful blooms. more

Apr 4, 2017 12:38 PM Weddings