Photos by Bellagala (left), Semple Mansion (right)
A Room of Her Own
Twin Cities brides can look forward to even more pampering. One of the latest wedding trends is an increased emphasis on bride’s dressing rooms. New spaces have been opening around town, while others have been getting face-lifts. We check out a few.
The brand-new 6th Street Spa Bridal Room takes the cake. It’s large and luxurious, with a giant full-length three-way mirror, salon chairs, a private powder room, and pretty much every accessory you might need (iron, fabric steamer, iPod dock, bridal lockers, etc.).
255 E. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-788-9818, abulae.com
This one has a cozy, classic feel to match its mansion location. The bridal suite features hardwood floors, a warm Oriental rug, lots of natural light, Chiavari chairs set in front of stations with individual mirrors, and a private dressing room and bathroom.
100 Franklin Ave. W., Mpls., 612-290-4448, semplemansion.com
The Saint Paul Hotel
Earlier this year, downtown St. Paul’s historic hotel debuted L’etoile, its gorgeous new bridal get-ready room. The space is light, bright, and elegant—and even includes a custom menu of food to keep the bridal party going strong.
350 Market St., St. Paul, 651-228-3887, saintpaulhotel.com
St. Paul College Club
The Bride’s Room occupies the former master bedroom and bath on the second floor of this Summit Avenue mansion. The room has a soft, romantic feel, with pastel colors and classic furniture, as well as a private bathroom with art deco design.
990 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-4477, stpaulcollegeclub.com