It’s the first thing you have to think about when you get engaged. No, not the dress (well, actually yes, the dress is the most important thing) but past that, where are all your guests going sit, dance, and hit up the cash bar? The venue! It sets the scene for what kind of experience you want your friends and family to have on your special day. Whether that is a SoHo-style loft in St. Paul, or a trip to the French countryside only 30 miles outside the city- we have found three top wedding venues that will be sure to set your wedding day apart from the rest.

What do an entrepreneurial company with deep roots in the hair-care industry, the land-down-under of amazing Australia, and a ranch concept that fuses the old-west with a thoroughly modern vibe, have in common?  They all come together in a magical place called The Redmond Estate.

270 acres is a lot of space, to say the least.  I spent a big portion of my day at Bavaria Downs just walking the trails and taking in the natural, unspoiled beauty.  But, as a lover of that classic look and rustic, old-timey charm, they saved the best for last!