Weddings Lab! Four Great Looks!

We interrupt your Junk Bonanza to share some photos from the inspirational Weddings Lab! Attendees have really packed this area, checking out all of the ideas they could adapt or appropriate for their own celebrations! Pictured above, Modern Glam (love the settee from Sarah Dreher and On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, our parter who provided […]

Lab Partner: Printerette Press!

Photography by Clark Patrick You: Catherine Polacek Business name: Printerette Press Founded your business: In 2010 I was working in clothing design for a big box retailer when I was presented an opportunity buy a 100-year-old letterpress. I’d used one in college for a project and knew the beautiful work it could create but didn’t have […]

Lab Partner: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography!

You: Jeff & Jessica Kesterson Business name: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography Founded your business: While Jeff started the business by himself in 2009, we quickly realized how well we worked together and the strength that Jessica’s creative eye brought to the table. Your passion: Our approach is simple, genuine and organic. We want to be […]

Lab Partner: The Red Bench Vintage Rental & Design!

Photos by Jeff Loves JessicaYou: Clare Hoelderle Business: The Red Bench Vintage Rental & Design Founded: I’m relatively new to the wedding world but not to the vintage world!  I’ve always loved weddings, vintage and entertaining in general! For the last 13 years, I have sold vintage décor in stores and shows but recently was […]

Lab Partner: Andrea’s Vintage Bridals!

Nikolina, left, and Andrea You: Andrea Erickson and daughter Nikolina, the shop manager Business name: Andrea’s Vintage Bridals Web site: Facebook page: Pinterest: Located: Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis Your passion for weddings:When I got remarried in 2006, I was a plus-sized middle-aged bride — with flair! I found that there was a […]

Lab Partner: Cake Poppin!

You: Jerilyn Gagnon Business name: Cake Poppin’ MN Your passion: I love to create, entertain and decorate; parties, events and celebrations!  Background: Owner, Perfect Parties, a full-service children’s party business in Connecticut until 2000; event director, Kitchen Window in Minneapolis; designer/event specialist, Archiver’s                         […]

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Lab Partner: Bear Fox Chalk!

Name: Max Holmgren Business name: Bear Fox ChalkStillwater, MN Founded  business: 2011 Your passion: Helping clients transform the atmosphere of their event or business through the nostalgic, romantic medicum of chalk. I love making personal and meaningful pieces of art for others to enjoy. Background: I grew up in Marine-on-St.-Croix, just north of Stillwater, MN You […]

Lab Partner: Ashley Fox Designs!

Photo by Red Bird HillsBusiness name: Ashley Fox Designs Founded your business: January 2008. I learned the techniques of floral design in 1999 and 2000 from a local floral shop. Your passion: It stems (pun intended) from a very young age when I was helping my Dad and grandparents in their gardens. I believe I […]

Lab Partner! On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

Laura Inanova Photography Name: Sarah Dreher Business name: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals Located:Minneapolis, MN   Erin JohnsonPhotography What’s your passion? I love antiques and the idea of creating a truly unique and warm event! Not to mention the thrill of hunting down something truly rare and one of a kind!How are weddings a part of […]