State of Love

Many couples are looking local for wedding inspiration and Minnesota love continues to grow in popularity.  Here are some stylish ways to embrace your roots and show some home state pride.


Announce and Invite:  Use the state silouette for your save the dates, invitations, r.s.v.p.s, return address stamps and more.



Treats & Favors: Share the love of your home state with fresh baked "pie on a stick".  These treats from from Sugar on Top Bakery double as escort cards.



Wedding Party:  Give a gift your wedding party can wear proudly.  The ladies will love these trendy charm necklaces from Baubles & Bobbies.  Your guys will appreciate this great pair of go-to cufflinks.



Guest Book:  Toss aside the idea of a traditional guest book!  Have your guests sign this personalized wood plaque that you can display in your home.



Charming Extras:  These totes are a fun way to welcome your out of town guests, wedding party and attendants.  Fill the tote with local favorites to celebrate your Minnesota love.



Sources:  Emmaline Bride, Pinterest, Mn Bride, Baubles & Bobbies, Sugar on Top Bakery, A Milestone Paper, My Splendid Summer, Craftive Leather, Rustic Strokes


Smoke Bomb Wedding Photography


Forget sparklers, the next smokin' hot trend in wedding photography is colorful smoke bombs.  Pretty plumes of smoke add a dreamlike quality to wedding portraits that sparklers just can’t compete with. Smoke bombs are available in all colors of the rainbow, are easy to use and clear quickly.



Take your creative wedding photos to the next level by adding a blast of color.  If you’re as obsessed with color you can opt for a palette of colors and go all in on the trend.  Alternately, a subtle wanderlust look can be achieved with a pale or uncolored smoke effect.



Your guests are certain to love this idea and you may even want to create a group wedding guest photo with them.


If you’re hoping youwedding dress is passed down for generations, you might want to skip the colored smoke bombs as they can stain clothing if you get too close.  


Considering how cool these photos are, the reward may be greater than the risk and hope for a skilled dry cleaner.

Smoke bombs are not difficult to use and their billowing beauty is fantastic but some smoke bombs can get quite hot so be sure to give them time to cool down before properly disposing of them.  Common sense should be used to avoid dry fields, forests or any other area that could potentially catch fire. There are cool burn products available as a safer option, be sure to do your research before you buy and take precautions during use. Head here for more safety tips.



More inspiration for smoke bomb wedding photography can be found at


Sources:  Weddingomania | Huffington post |Brit+Co | Aaron & Whitney

Photography: Laura Goldenberger | Miranda Marrs Photography | Colorbomba | Jonny Draper Photography | CHARD | Fleming Photo | True Love Photography

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