I am so excited to be a bridesmaid in my dear friend Erin’s wedding this weekend. Since we work together, I’ve been receiving the daily updates since she started planning 10 months ago. While certain things came easy, such as finding her amazing Elizabeth Fillmore dress at a L’atelier Couture sample sale, a few other things took a little more time to figure out. There are so very many options out there for brides-to-be that the planning process can be a little overwhelming.
The challenge is to find ways to make your wedding unique, whether it is custom accessories or a one-of-a-kind dessert table, there are a bevy of options to add a personal touch to your nuptials. I did a story a few years back for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine about custom-made weddings, but since then about a dozen more things have popped up on my radar.
Herewith, a few of my favorites.
I absolutely adore Laura Nellie or Nelle Handbags, but I also love the custom clutches and accessories by Minneapolis-based Third Willow Weddings. Designed and handmade by William Weethee, there are 12 different styles of clutches and sashes available in varying colors of dupioni silk.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Shauna Younge of Shauna Younge Dessert Tables (we are featuring some of her work in the October issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine). Dessert tables, which start at $1,500, are ideal for any bride that wants a very customized dessert experience beyond just a pretty cake. Younge taps a massive database of vendors to pull together dessert bars that include everything from macaroon towers to cotton candy.
Another talented Twin Citian to come across my radar is wedding gown designer Tara LaTour Lindemeier. The Chaska native and recent Parsons grad presented a senior collection of wedding gowns so stunning that she caught the eye of Saks Fifth Avenue. Lindemeier is working on launching her line, but in the meantime she is also working on a few custom projects.