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2017 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards

by Faith

This Love Weddings won the Best Wedding Under $50,000 category at the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Minneapolis–Saint Paul‘s 2017 Star Awards. Such a honor to have received this award for Hannah + Scott’s special day at the Fountain Room in the Lumber Exchange Event Center! Hannah + Scott brought family from across the country to celebrate their love here in the Twin Cities. The Fountain Room was transformed into an enchanted park making their 150 guest wedding celebration an intimate one

2017 ILEA MN Star Awards

Image by Coppersmith Photography

Introducing, This Love Weddings

by Faith

Welcome to my brand new website, blog and name!  I’m so excited to finally be able to share my labor of love with you.  This last year has been challenging and I have worked many (late) hours to ensure my brand was more “me” and spoke to what we do here.  And now it’s finally here, launch day!  This year marked my 5th year in business and I thought there was no better way to celebrate than with a refreshed look!  I’ve grown so much over these past few years and wanted my brand to reflect that.

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Many of you may wonder why the name change?  I love the name Urbane Montage, it relayed how much I wanted to assist couples in translating their ideas into a beautiful masterpiece and how there’s an art to weddings.  It brought to mind one of my favorite quotes, When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece” – John Ruskin.

Everything we do revolves around our couple’s guests and their dream team coming together to celebrate the marriage between two special people. I don’t take that task lightly, my team and I work tirelessly to ensure our couples and their guests enjoy every moment of their wedding weekend. Over the years I have fallen in love with what we do even more. Creating a beautiful masterpiece is still who I am, but witnessing love and its impact never gets old.  Love creates the perfect imperfect harmony hence This Love Weddings!

A VERY HUGE thank you goes to Heidi of idieh design for her creativity, patience and the beautiful design of our scrolling website (take it for a spin). I could never have dreamed up this site without the talented Heidi by my side. Seriously, I can’t thank you enough for putting up with my obsessive attention to detail, countless questions to create a brand and website that I’m in LOVE with! Many thanks to Megan of Girl Got Guts for her writing skills; She knows her stuff and had no problem translating the words in my head into the perfect copy.

Another big thank you goes to Jennifer Thinnes and Heather Crabtree of Outstanding Wedding Business, dedicated to coaching wedding business professionals. Heather is now a small business strategist for creative entrepreneurs. Their guidance and assistance is greater than gold. The saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” speaks to who they are. They taught me how to fish, to make measurable and attainable goals, and to hone on opportunities of growth. It has been such a journey and I am happy to have them along the way.

None of this could be made possible without my network of family, friends, my counsel, my team, the amazing wedding professionals we work with and last but not least my beautiful couples! I am extremely blessed, my love tank is overflowing and I’m grateful for all the love, encouragement and support through this change.

To celebrate all that is new, I’ve decided to do a giveaway- one that shares the importance of a night out with your love. As much as I love weddings and being a part of our couples’ wedding days, Marriage is why I do what I love. When asked for advice to get through the planning process I always say set aside one day a week where no planning details are discussed, just the two of you enjoying each others company.

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Enjoy Date Night On Us! We teamed up with a favorite, A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa to include a bit of pampering, before the Date Night, with a signature manicure. Then head to dinner with your love, to continue the evening at Wine & Canvas. Have fun sipping wine and painting (no experience needed) at any select Wine & Canvas location (Valued at $175).

To enter: simply leave in the comment section below your love language and how your partner receives love for a chance to win.

For an extra entry, repost the giveaway image below on Instagram, tagging @thisloveweds or using the hashtag #thislovegives. Be sure to follow us to make your entry count!

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The giveaway will be open until Saturday November 15th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen randomly (with the help of random.org) and will be announced! Good Luck!

Published | The Knot Minnesota Magazine

by Faith

I’m so excited to be featured in The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of The Knot Minnesota Magazine! Check out the Wedding Planner Dish section on page 32, where I share helpful tips to planning a Minnesota wedding. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Jessica + Ryan‘s button inspired wedding with images by Collin Hughes Photographs featured as well. The issue is on newsstands now, so be sure to pick up a copy!

 
It is also a HUGE honor to be voted by Knot brides as The Knot MN Best of Weddings in the wedding planning category! My team and I are truly humbled and thankful to have our wonderful couples vote for us. We can’t THANK YOU enough!

Happy Holidays!

by admin
Wishing you all the joy of family, the gift of friends, and the happiest of Holidays!! 
                                                                                                        – Faith, Cristina & Susan

It’s Our Anniversary!

by Faith

Happy Monday! Yesterday marked our Anniversary and just as many of you would on your respective anniversaries I thought, “Wow. The year has gone by so fast”. Then I reflected on what God has offered in the past year. I’m so blessed and thankful to say that I’ve worked with some wonderful couples and great artists. Couples that love each other more than I could have ever imagined and artists that truly love what they do. It doesn’t get better than that, well actually it does J . I’ve fallen in love with this industry and that love grows each day. I am truly grateful that I love what I do! I have an amazing team by my side to make sure we produce awesome events, have lots of laughs in the process and I’ve achieved countless goals with their help. Not every day is a walk in the park but the ability to walk and still have a smile on my face says it all.

I want to THANK YOU all for allowing us to be a part of your day, your trust, your support, your friendship, your encouragement, your (constructive) criticism, prompt response to emails, hardball questions, and for those who plain said “No”. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
via Melissa Oholendt Photography

You all have shaped Urbane Montage into what it has grown, is growing, to be and for that I celebrate. I leave you with this image of us in our element, thanks to Melissa Oholendt(more to come!) and a few quotes that I hold on as I write my goals, dreams and aspirations for this New Year:


“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”  Dr. Seuss
“Do is better than Perfect.”  Scott Allen
“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”  Michael Jordan
“Be undeniably good. Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  Steve Martin
“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”  John Ruskin
“Your playing small does not serve the world.”  Marianne Williamson
“Every no gets you closer to a yes- A yes to what matters”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Hi! I'm Faith

I am a wedding planner in the Twin Cities, a color enthusiast, and the editor behind this blog. I do hope my insights help you in creating an unforgettable wedding weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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