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The Black List August 2011

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Taking Time to Socialize

Often times wedding season becomes so engrossing that the planners forget to take time to relax.  I said this a few years ago that wedding planners in this town get along.  They call each other for advice.  They give a helping hand whenever they can (like Amy Rubins from Fete Perfection helped me with set up recently).  They share recommendations for vendors they like working with.  I’ve always said that sharing with your competitors shows a lot of confidence.

Although I don’t do weddings anymore, I love the grace and style of the planners in the Twin Cities and wanted to have some time to socialize with them without it seeming like an “industry event.”

When I saw Chef Stephen Trojahn (from the Graves 601 Hotel pedigree) of Gastrotruck, he mentioned that they were getting more and more catering gigs and he wanted to get in front of some planners.  Well, okay, this sounds like a great premise for party!

The intimate and beautiful event space, The 110 North Loop Loft, was a perfect location.   We could serve alcoholic beverages AND have the food truck pull up and cater the event.

A small event, but oh so fun.  We made Meghan (recently named editor of Minnesota Meetings & Events) an honorary wedding planner and allowed her to attend the event.  In fact, one of the games we played was “Stump the Editor”, but she got almost all the answers right (perhaps because of the sister publication of Minnesota Bride).

Noah Wolf Photography was kind of enough to swing by on his way to a photo shoot to snap a few photos.

As the pictures show, Gastrotruck can do both sophisticated, more formal cuisine, as well as sophisticated street food.

Thank you to Mi Mi Design, Magical Moments, Fete Perfection, Urbane Montage, b. Inspired Events, Oh Happy Day Events for mixing and mingling.  And thank you to The 110 North Loop Loft for hosting the event and Gastrotruck for catering the event. And thank you to the Radisson Plaza Hotel and W Minneapolis – The Foshay for putting items in the swag bags!  So much fun and we have to do it again very, very soon!