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Tips & Recs from Local Newly Weds, Kimberly & Maxwel Iggiman

We are Kimberly and Maxwel and we met in July of 2022 on a blind date. We were introduced by Kimberly’s aunt Joyce. Joyce had gone into a local appliance store a couple of years ago and was helped by an employee she recognized from church. A couple of years later she went back and told him she thought he should meet her niece. We met for coffee at Black Coffee and Waffle Bar and after a few dates, we were inseparable. We have found in each other a best friend and enjoy exploring state parks, reading together, and traveling.

The Day They Tied the Knot:
September 9, 2023

“It was our favorite day. The weather was gorgeous, we had all our people in one place and the venue was perfect for our guests to mingle and enjoy the day.” – The Eggimans

Venues

”We got married at the Venue at Meadows on Lind. We knew right away that this was going to be our place. No matter where you go on the property, the space is beautiful and set up with the guests in mind. We loved that you have the lake, an open and beautiful reception hall, and plenty of room outside for guests to enjoy. Plus, they are amazing to work with and truly are passionate about making your day unforgettable.”

Florist

Floret and Foliage made the wedding party flowers. We picked them because we heard great things about their work. The rest of the flowers at the reception were grown by friends and family. Kimberly’s sister planted most of the flowers and even cut around 250 sprigs of green from her farm to wrap with the napkins.”

Music

”We did not have a DJ, we put together our own playlist.”

Dessert

Sweet Baked out of Detroit Lakes—they are right by the venue and make the best cupcakes we have ever eaten. We stopped by to pick up our samples and booked them before we even hit the highway.”

Bridal Gown

”I got my wedding dress from LeeAnne’s Bridal. I felt comfortable as soon as I entered and they did a great job of understanding what I liked about each dress. For someone who didn’t know what she wanted before going in, it took a lot of the stress away.”

Groom's Wear

Halberstadt’s on Broadway has really good service and is definitely the one to work with.”

Hairstylist

Hint Of Han Hair—Hannah is incredible to work with and makes you feel right at home. She took the time to understand what I liked and did an amazing job creating it. For the rest of the wedding party, we booked b. Salon and Sarah did a phenomenal job.”

Makeup Artist

Alina at Artistry Fargo. I appreciated what she wrote online and her approach to her clients. She listened to what I was looking for and did an excellent job of delivering that while giving her professional opinion when needed.”

Cater

Casey Jo’s Catering was so great to work with and multiple people recommended them. Their food and service was amazing!”

Maxwell and Kimberly are one of those couples that you know instantly are made for each other. They both have the biggest hearts and you can tell that they truly care about those around them. I honestly barely had to pose them as they were so in love that everything became natural to them! A note about the venue: Meadows on Lind went above and beyond for Kimberly and Maxwell. One of my favorite parts of the day was when we took the boat out for pictures. One of the workers went into chest-deep water fully clothed to help guide the boat exactly where we needed it for photos. You can tell they truly care about their clients and will do anything to make their wedding go exactly how they want it!"

Q&A with the Iggimans

Q: What was the most difficult part of the planning process?

A: With a six-month engagement, we had some difficulty finding vendors who were still available. Thankfully we were able to still find amazing vendors, it just took some additional searching and creativity. While there were some challenges in planning on a shorter timetable, it helped keep these two procrastinators on task!

Q: What was the easiest part? And what was the most fun?

A: Picking the venue was the easiest part. The most fun was pre-marital counseling. It helped us keep perspective and we learned a lot about each other.

Q: What were your top priorities for planning the wedding right after the engagement?

A: Booking our venue, photographer, and catering. We knew once we got our main vendors booked, we had time to fill in all the details.

Q: Did you take any special steps to maintain a budget?

A: Zola had a budget tracking form that worked really well. We didn’t have to start from scratch and the preloaded categories helped keep me organized. We also did things ourselves when we could, like designing our invites on Canva.

Q: Everybody says that you should have fun and enjoy the wedding planning process, but it is easy to get stressed! Any recommendations on how to stay calm during the stressful parts?

A: Take deep breaths and time to recharge throughout the planning process. Also, accepting help from friends and family is important. Delegating what I could removed a lot of stress and we are so thankful for all the help we received.

Q: Were there any “traditional” or “trendy” wedding things that you DID do or DIDN’T do?

A: We had all 10 of our nieces and nephews as flower girls and ring bearers. When you get married in your 30s, your siblings already have a lot of kids!

Q: What were the standout vendors or products you found that made your day memorable?

A: We honestly would pick all the same vendors again. Our venue set the tone for the day and our photographer captured the beauty of the space. And the food was amazing!

Q: Can you share some advice with couples who are planning their big day?

A: We were given the advice to step back and just take in moments at our wedding. It is true that the day can feel like a blur, so taking a few moments throughout the day to just stop, look around, and take it all in really helped us stay present.

Congrats Kimberly & Maxwel!

Emily Chadwick Photography

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Written by Geneva Nodland

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