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The Wedding Issue 2022/2023

Are you overwhelmed with all of the logistics of planning your big day? Join the club! We’ve done our best to provide all types of local resources for wedding venues, attire, photographers, flowers, music and everything in between. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. We hope this directory helps the day be stress-free and all about you.

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Photo by Lily Brundin

Ask The Photography Expert: Lily Brundin

What is your story?

I’m Lily, and I’m a couples photographer here in North Dakota!

I started shooting during my junior year of college, taking Photoshop classes and I basically just wanted my own work to practice on. I borrowed my boyfriend, Shawn’s $300 DSLR and basically held it hostage. I was in love.

I started shooting a lot of portraits, and quite a bit of fashion… both are things I love shooting, but when I got a taste of shooting love—there was absolutely no turning back.

What are some trends that you are noticing in wedding photography lately?

Film! Whether it’s an editing style or actual film, I’m obsessed!

What should someone look for in a wedding photographer?

First, make sure you love their editing style and can picture yourself in their work. Also, definitely choose someone whose personality you vibe with! You spend a lot of time with this person, make sure you trust them fully and that they put you at ease!

Standard wedding photography safety measures:

BACKUPS. Backup cameras for the day of and backups of all of their files on multiple formats in multiple places.

CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
Alecs Kay Photography
Admire Photography Fargo & Moorhead701-212-9906
AB Photography425 Elmwood Ave. S, Fargo
Abby AndersonFargo & Moorhead218-234-7269
Krupich Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-799-7046
Anya Jones Photography
Blush Photography
307 Main Street, Chaffee
BNS Photography
1525 36th Ave S, Fargo
Britta the Photographer
1001 Center Ave., Suite I, Moorhead
Brittney& Caleb
Bushel & A Peck
Fargo & Moorhead
Christine Schmaltz Photography701-770-8588
Chelsea Joy Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-426-3442
Dan Francis Photography
510 10th Ave. N, Fargo
Emily Koska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead218-422-6388
Emmah Violet Films
910 Main ave,
Elisabeth Eden Photography
208 Roberts Alley, Fargo, ND
Elska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead701-781-5964
Evan Andrew Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-671-0004
FloraPine Photography
Fargo &
Gabriel & Carissa Photography
824 Main Ave C, Fargo, ND 58103701-330-8989
Grace Films
Fargo & Moorhead
Haney's Photography
1610 Main Ave., Moorhead
Hanah Scheidecker Photography
High Photography
824 20th St. N, Moorhead
Images by Archer
505 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102

Ivan Wognin
Fargo & Moorhead701-541-1043
Kaitlin Rose Photography
Fargo & Moorhead314-780-9266
K. Ranae Photography
Moorhead, MN
Lily Brundin
Fargo & Moorhead701-741-8198
Lindsay Kaye Photography
910 Main Ave. Suite 100, Fargo
Marigold & Fay
1630 1ST AVE N, STE B, FARGO, ND 58102
Meg Spielman Studio
910 Main Ave., Suite 202, Fargo
Miriah Sannes Photography
Revel Woods Photo
Scherling Photography
2801 13th Ave. S, Fargo
Sophie Grace
Fargo &
Tomi Dawn Photo
Fargo & Moorhead701-373-5211
Two Birds Photography
824 Main Ave Moorhead
Tylar Frame Photography



Photo provided by Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse

Ask The Floral Expert: Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse

What are some trends that you are noticing with floral?

Cascading bouquets that take on an updated, free-flowing, garden-inspired feel that incorporates flowing foliage and an array of blooms that may be all white, shades of color or a palette of multiple colors, flowers and berries. We also see a blend of dried pods and grasses that mix in beautifully to create an organic feel. Tablescapes, arches and backdrops including bridal bouquets are very lush and full with a larger-than-life presence and are very poplular. The English garden look with an easy breezy flair is continuing to be a favorite as well as well as all varieties of eucalyptus foliage.

What should someone look for in a florist?

A florist who is willing to sit and listen to the bride and groom’s thoughts, ideas and dreams and help make that a reality for their wedding day—one who will help create and assist in pulling together their ideas with the florist’s knowledge of flowers, colors, longevity and their availability.

What’s the most important thing to know when picking out flowers for a wedding?

It’s always good to initially find the ‘style and design’ that the Bride likes. Sometimes this is most easily discovered by a process of looking through websites or observing flowers at weddings. Many times it is a process of elimination of what you don’t like. The color of flowers or color of the bridal party’s attire is always a big component in the choices.

Also, a favorite flower(s) plays a huge role in creating the bouquets.

Can you give a little bit of advice when it comes to picking out the right floral arrangements?

A florist who is willing to sit and listen to the bride and groom’s thoughts, ideas and dreams and help make that a reality for their wedding day—one who will help create and assist in pulling together their ideas with the florist’s knowledge of flowers, colors, longevity and their availability.

Do you have any other tips for wedding planning that you’d like to share?

Timeline is very important, as is the season in which you will be getting married because it plays a large part in flower availability.


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CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
A Friend's House10066 20th St. N,
Brewhalla1666 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102701-532-0506
AmericInn Hotel & Suites4325 23rd Ave. S,
Armory Event Center904 Center Ave,
Avalon Events Center2525 9th Ave. SW,
1351 Main Ave. W, West
Breezy Point Resort9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy
Carlos Creek Winery6693 Co. Road 34 NW,
City Brew Hall120 4th St. N, Wahepton701-793-1975
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites4400 15th Ave. S,
Country Inn & Suites13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103701-234-0565
Court Yard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead1080 28th Ave. S,
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo
DoubleTree by Hilton825 E Beaton Dr., West
Fair Hills Resort24270 Co. Highway 20, Detroit
Fargo Air Museum1609 19th Ave. N,
Fargo Civic Center207 4th St. N,
Fargo Country Club509 26th Ave. S,
Four Points by Sheraton Fargo5064 23rd Ave. S,
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo4351 17th Ave. S,
Holiday Inn of Fargo3803 13th Ave. S,
Hotel Donaldson101 Broadway N,
Jasper Fargo215 Broadway N, Fargo, ND
Lone Oak Farm Event Venue14641 28th Street SE,
Moorhead Country Club2101 River Dr. N,
Oxbow Country Club40 Clubhouse Dr.,
Pine Peaks39957 Swanburg Rd. S, Pine
The Pines4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport
Plains Art Museum704 1st Ave. N,
Radisson201 5th St. N,
Ramada Fargo3333 13th Ave. S,
Romantic Moon Events Center158 80th St. S,
Rustic Oaks
12155 3rd St. S,
Sanctuary Events Center670 4th Ave. N,
Shooting Star Casino777 S Casino Rd.,
Stiklestad Lodge6459 119th Avenue SE, Fort
The Barn at Dunvilla48203 U.S. Highway 59, Pelican
The Barn at Green Garden Farm5992 230th St. N,
The Fireside1462 E Shore Dr., Detroit
The Lodge on Lake Detroit1200 E Shore Dr., Detroit
The Meadows on Lind11463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit
The Vintage Garden13571 130th St. S,

Hair & Nails

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Photo provided by Hillary Ehlen (Pictured here is Paige Holdman who worked with beauty expert Sara Lien on her big day.)

Ask the Beauty Expert: Sara J. Lien, Adae Salon

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Sara J Lien. I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in 2008. Since then, I’ve gone on to become a Master Hairstylist and Makeup Artist. Multidimensional color, blondes and extensions (SJL) are my jam. Brides will always hold a special place in my heart. My bridal work has been featured in multiple magazines, including Vogue. I work with the most talented group of women at Adae Salon. I’m currently not accepting new clients, as my books are full of the most amazing clients a stylist could ask for. I’m a wife to Matthew and a Mom to two perfect boys—Gino (4) and Jack (3).

What is unique about what you offer?

When it comes to brides, I’m all in. From the pre-wedding prep of getting my clients their dream hair to the day of full-service glam—I’m all in. I’m not just there to make them look flawless, I’m there to make sure their day is perfect. I buckle shoes. I apply body lotion. I spruce up the groom’s hair. When you hire me, I don’t take it lightly. I am a part of one of their biggest days! I also bring years of experience which I think translates into a really good vibe. I’m never stressed. I don’t do trials. I like to show up and let the day happen organically. That’s when I do my best work!

What wedding services do you offer?

Hair and makeup.

What are some things brides should consider when deciding on their wedding look?

I always tell my brides you need to look like YOU, but enhanced. When you feel your prettiest, what does that look like? If you’re not pulling your hair up to feel your best, why would we do that on your wedding day?

What’s the difference between “bridal makeup” and “everyday makeup”?

Honestly nothing. Bridal makeup can be everyday makeup and everyday makeup can be bridal makeup. It’s about what MY bride wants. I think there are no “rules” when it comes to bridal glam. Some of my brides want super natural makeup and some of my brides want full glam! The difference to me is maybe the prep and application. I take my time with prepping my bride’s skin. I use eye masks, hydrating serums, etc. When applying, I usually layer cream products, then powder to make sure everything has staying power. I also have a secret body glow that I put on all of my brides.

Should clients bring inspirational photos? If so, how should they go about selecting those?

Inspo photos are always helpful! Instagram and Pinterest are always great options.

What are some wedding hair trends you’ve been seeing lately?

The bridal bun will never go out of style. She’s chic and here to stay forever. Lately, I’ve seen lots of party ponytails, loose waves and tucked behind the ears.

How does a bride go about picking the right hair and makeup artist for the wedding? What should they ask and consider?

If you already have a stylist that you’ve been seeing for a long time, start there. If not, start looking at Instagram. I
think wedding photographers are the best place to start. Find brides on their pages with hair and makeup that you like. They always tag the glam squad so you’ll be able to find them and message them! If the stylist is booked, then ask them for recommendations. The beauty industry has really come a long way—the competition aspect is gone for the most part and the community vibes are strong.


Written by Brady Drake

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