Consider this your invitation to Indyspire: The Independent Wedding Fair!
On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1-4pm, join a hand-picked selection of more than 25 local, passionate wedding professionals at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Indyspire features a casual atmosphere to encourage conversation as well as a series of wedding workshops to help you plan your wedding smarter, better, and more beautifully by sharing hands-on tools, tips, and secrets.
“We’re all part of the wedding industry, but that doesn’t mean we like how industrialized weddings have gotten over the past decade or two,” says event founder Becca Dilley , a Twin Cities photographer, Heavy Table contributor, and author. “Our event will highlight specially selected wedding professionals who take joy in their work and are great values for their clients — we’re creating a guild of passionate professionals rather than hosting a pay-to-play mega-fair.”
Clear demonstrations and lots of time for Q&A make these educational sessions the secret weapon in your wedding planning, and topics include “How to choose a photographer,” “Adding DIY into your wedding,” and “Personalizing your wedding ceremony.”
Tickets are $15 for a set of two, and include access to the workshops! Information at independentwedding.com
We’re teaming up with Independent Wedding member Cocoa & Fig to put some sweet gift certificates in the mix. Here’s how to enter:
1. Post a comment at the bottom of this story, using a valid name and email address.
2. Your comment should be a tip for planning and enjoying a great wedding — something you wish you’d known, or something a bride and groom might not necessarily think of before the day of. Tips can be ways to save money, add style, or just enjoy the day.
We’ll use the best ideas to add to our booklet that we’ll give out at the wedding fair, and we will choose two tips — drawn at random — to win the submitter a $100 gift certificate (first place) and a $50 gift certificate (second place) to Cocoa & Fig.
Contest Deadline: Drawing will take place midnight, Sunday, Feb 10.
Heavy Table contributors and Independent Wedding members are not eligible to win.
Cocoa & Fig
Cocoa & Fig is a boutique bake shop and dessert catering company located in the Twin Cities specializing in unique, elegant, and creative desserts for life’s greatest moments. Offerings include cake lollipops, French macarons, cupcakes and mini cupcakes, layered dessert shooters, sandwich cookies, fruit tartlets, birthday celebration cakes, wedding cakes, miniature dessert tables, and more!
Cocoa & Fig has a reputation for creating beautiful and delicious cakes and confections. All of the celebration cakes, cupcakes, and desserts are made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients we can find like pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans, Valrhona Chocolate and Cocoa Powder, and local cream and butter.
Retail location downtown Minneapolis
Skyway Level, Saks Wing
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402