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. 

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In Full Bloom

Photos by Gina Zeidler, Kendra Oxendale, Jose Villa. Styling by MaeMae & Co, Flowers by Tulipina Design, and rings courtesy of Lang Antiques

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Mara Marie Bridal

Photo by Benjamin Hutchins

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Haute House Studio

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

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Photos by Tiffany Kokal (The Machine Shop); Perry James photography (The Hutton House); Jonny Edwin Photography (Mpls. Event Centers); Kristen Dyer Dhotography (Gathered Oaks); Jeannine Marie Photography (Calhoun Beach Club); Dyer Photography (The Loring Social)

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, Weddings

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Photos by Josh Grubbs. Styling by Alison Hoekstra.

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Wedding table with greenery.

Photo by Eric Lundgren Photography

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Photo courtesy of Sherri Hill

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Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors

Photograph courtesy of Vertical Endeavors

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Arts & Culture

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Photo by Laura Ivanova

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