At The Blaisdell, we focus on making each event a unique and custom-tailored experience for each one of our clients. We partner with the Twin Cities' best artisan vendors. Each vendor is carefully selected for their distinct style and individualized approach.  The vendors are selected to help clients write their own story to make each event memorable and unique.  

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Adagio DJay

At Adagio DJay, we believe that music is very personal and emotional for the majority of our clients. Because of that, we offer the opportunity to customize the evening with personal music selections and instructions. In our "Plan Your Event" section online, you can let us know all the details of your event including songs for special dances and your event timeline. 

Our DJs are experts in pleasing even the most mixed of crowds. We know how important the right DJ is for every event and take time to carefully match your event with the perfect DJ.  This careful pairing ensures that each event Adagio Djay Entertainment performs will exceed your expectations.

We are experienced and professional offering equipment set up prior to your guest arrival, back-up equipment on-site at every event, and a back-up DJ and technician on call at all times. We have all of our bases covered for every emergency so you can rest with ease knowing that your DJ will deliver the experience you deserve.


Named one of the top 30 rental companies in America, Apres has been a leading provider of event rental  services for over 28 years.  Katiee, our experienced Event Specialist can assist you in almost every aspect of your celebration.  You will have our design staff available to suggest a color palette, decor, lighting, draping and many more of those special details.   Our products include wedding canopies, staging, lounge furniture, and accessories.   In addition, we carry the most trend-setting pieces in tabletop design and seating, including farm tables and rustic bars, plus the latest styles in table linens.  Apres will work within your budget to create an unforgettable celebration--  view the possibilities at, and contact Katiee to schedule your appointment.

Becca Dilley Photography

I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to work as a professional photographer. Photography has been my passport to exploring the world. I’ve captured big personalities (from Wolfgang Puck to Mitt Romney to Al Franken), I’ve traveled far and wide (from Ireland to New Zealand), and I’ve eaten well documenting the food culture of the Upper Midwest for books like The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin, Minnesota Lunch, and Lake Superior Flavors. But I am most proud that more than 200 couples have blessed me with the opportunity to document their weddings.

Every wedding I shoot is a unique collection of peak emotional moments, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture families uniting, friends reconnecting, and everyone from little kids to grandparents boogieing down on the dance floor. Some people look at a wedding and see an event, with timetables and checklists. I see a collection of people at one of their most vulnerable and happiest points in their lives, ready to be celebrated with a combination of light, timing, instinct, and technology.

Once you’ve engaged me to shoot your wedding, I am truly at your service. Your concerns are my concerns, and there are only two things that I am going to worry about: delivering to you stellar images that tell the organic story of one of your life’s most significant events, and ensuring that the day of your wedding is as happy, smooth, and stress-free as possible. Learn more about Becca Dilley Photography.

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios is an award-winning and published studio with a focus on specialty design and customer service. We offer custom makeup, hairstyling, and photography services for all occasions. Who wants to run around to appointments on your wedding day? Professional hair and makeup design is available on-site for you, your wedding party, and your family. Our exclusive studio team specializes in large wedding parties. Have a glass of champagne, relax, and be pampered! Your bridal look should be a carefully crafted design enhancing your natural beauty, but also involving the most modern of techniques and artistry. Whether you want to be a clean and pretty version of yourself or to be a glam bride, we will design your look to match your vision for your wedding and will do so while providing the utmost level of customer service, attentiveness, and perfection that every bride wants and deserves. 


At Buttercream, flavor and texture are just as important as design.  Our philosophy is that a wedding cake is first and foremost a dessert, meant to be delicious and celebrated.  In a time when reality television popularizes the use of rolled frostings, we pride ourselves on not using them as a decoration.  Generally, rolled frosting are peeled off and discarded when eating cake; because of this, we challenge ourselves to find new ways of applying chocolate and edible color to the exterior of our cakes, thus giving the client an artistic creation that is not just for show.  We strive to keep our product all natural and therefore refrain from using preservatives, lard, or shortening. We start with cake that is baked from scratch and layer it with our signature fillings, including fresh-cut fruit.  We use a light, smooth mousse made from heavy cream and white chocolate for our frosting and employ specially-honed techniques to give our cakes a smooth exterior with rounded edges, thus creating the desired look of rolled frosting while maintaining the integrity of the cake as a whole.  Every decoration we then make is not only edible, but also eatable; our beautiful designs compliment the flavor of each cake!

Cocoa & Fig

At Cocoa & Fig, we have a reputation for creating gorgeous miniature dessert tables, elegant wedding cakes, and charming cupcake displays that are like no other in the Twin Cities. As a small company, we take pride in crafting from-scratch, eye-catching dessert designs that are not only stunning in appearance, they taste heavenly as well! Working individually with our clients allows us to create custom designed cakes or mini dessert spreads that add a distinctive element to the wedding reception and reflect the unique style of the bride and groom. We’ll make sure that absolutely everything is not only just what the client wanted, but even better than what they imagined.

event lab

Event Lab is a Floral and Décor company. We believe that every event deserves to stand out. The event should feel like you. It should be personal. We start the planning process by getting to know you. We want to know what’s important to you. Your likes and dislikes. Your favorite colors. The flowers you like. Because the more we know about you, the better we are at bringing your vision to life. The designers in our “Lab” combine the elements needed for a perfect event: flowers, tabletop design, linens, lounge seating, draping and lighting—all from our in-house inventory. Whether it is a wedding or a corporate affair, every event inspires us. Contact us for a free consultation. 

Luna Vinca Flowers

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Are you ready to talk wedding flowers? So are we! Come in for your personal consultation with Jennifer or Clare at Luna Vinca and we will help you get started.  Each wedding is unique. Our method in the studio is to get to know you and what sets you apart from other couples. To do  this we listen, collaborate, and talk with you about pricing and details.  We are here to make your wedding flowers look spectacular in person and in photos, but most of all we want your flowers to be meaningful and as unique as you are.


Style-Architects is an award-winning boutique event design and planning firm focused on ensuring your event is a beautiful reflection of your style and personality.  Whether a wedding or corporate event, we have the expertise.  Our full service planning, design + branding, coach + coordinate, and week-of coordination packages ensure that we can work with any client to bring their vision to life. We help our clients create their own story by amping up their personal style and turning their ideas into a cohesive vision.  We then make that vision a reality by providing the visual assistance on everything from décor, color schemes, and tablescape designs.  We are with you every step of the way, handling all of the logistics while you sit back and have fun making all of the final decisions. Our goal is to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day so you can relax and fully take in every moment.

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The Traveling Photo Booth

Our attractive and reliable photo booths and photo stands fit large and small groups, are packed with unique features (Animated GIFs, Social Media Integration and more), and create the highest quality memories imaginable! You, your family, and future kids (gulp) will love these photos forever! Learn more about the Traveling Photo Booth here.