Looking for rustic wedding ideas?

It has been trending lately and why not! It allows you to use your creativity and it is definitely not cookie cutter. Maybe you have attended one of these in the last year or so, a rustic barn wedding! – Photography by Kelly Brown Weddings
Rustic Wedding SignThink barbeques, earthy colors, country music, suspenders, mason jars, and of course cowboy boots are optional.
Rustic Outdoor WeddingRustic Wedding BootsAre you looking for local rustic venues?
Rustic Barn Wedding
Rustic Barn Wedding DressRustic Wedding Dressing Room
If you are looking for ideas, we’ve got you covered so take a look at these websites for great ideas. Remember to pin your favorites.

Frosted Petticoat Blog has great DIY ideas adding a “dash of whimsy”.
Laid Back Barn Wedding by MN Bride
Should you host an indoor or outdoor wedding reception? Article by MN Bride
Outdoor Weddings Helpful guide to outdoor weddings.
Rustic Weddings The Knot
Barn Reception Ideas The Knot

Photography by Kelly Brown Weddings

Instant Request Best Entertainment Nominee

Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine has announced this years nominees for their annual Best Of Awards! Instant Request is proud to be included in the list of Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency) nominees.The Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards honor outstanding venues, attractions, resources and suppliers in the state’s meetings and events industry.


The Best Of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. Readers determine the winners— every vote in each category is influential and important.

The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game. Once the votes are tallied, the top nominees are notified, and the winners are kept secret until the Best Of Party and announced in the magazine’s special Best Of issue.


Instant Request is thrilled to be nominated by readers of Minnesota meetings and events magazine readers again!

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-Site)
A Catered Event
D’Amico Catering
Mintahoe Catering and Events

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)
G.L. Berg Entertainment
Instant Request

Best Event Décor
Linen Effects

Best Florist
Luna Vinca
Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling

Best Golf Venue
Grand View Lodge
Madden’s on Gull Lake
Rush Creek Golf Club

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space More Than 300 Guest Rooms
Hilton Minneapolis
Marriott City Center
Radisson Blu Mall of America

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space – Less Than 300 Guest Rooms
Graves 601 Hotel
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
St. Paul Hotel

Best Meeting/Event Space (No Hotel)
Lafayette Club
McNamara Alumni Center

Best Photography/Videography
Graddy Photography
Lauren B. Photography
Phodot Photography

Best Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)
Linen Effects
Ultimate Events

Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space
Grand View Lodge
Madden’s on Gull Lake

Best Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)
Minnesota Coaches
Renee’s Royal Valet

Best Venue Outside of Twin Cities Metro Area
Breezy Point Resort
Grand View Lodge
Madden’s on Gull Lake