The Knot Mixer 2017 {Lumber Exchange Event Center}

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending #TheKnotSquad Mixer at the Lumber Exchange Event Center or otherwise known as LX! This event was super exciting for us because {as many of you know} I am also a Wedding Specialist at LX - so, not only did I get to attend the event, but I also got to help with the behind-the-scenes planning & execution!! 

Here are a few highlights from the night:

- The Birch Booth: Oh. My. Gosh. You guys... Did you know there's such a thing as a GIF photo booth?! It's super easy too - they had the booth hidden in one of the historical safes in the Sawyers on 5th space at LX. When we walked in, the screen had a simple instruction of "Touch Me" and it counted down. Within seconds, we had taken a fun GIF and the best part... It sends right to your phone & you have it before you even step away from the booth! This is a must have at your next event - wedding, corporate, you name it!

- Phos: Alright, let's get one thing straight - Sawyers on 5th and Dylan's are already my favorite spaces at LX. If you can't find me {while I'm in the LX building}, the chances of me being in Sawyers or Dylan's, looking out at the stunning view of downtown Mpls are pretty high. The natural beauty of the space is stunning to the point where it doesn't need much décor... At least I thought so, until I saw how the guys from Phos transformed the space. They hung chandeliers & edison lights from the structural elements of the space, & placed their new chandelabras on the bars. Yes, chandelabras. Not to mention the endless uplights they added to the exposed brick walls. Stunning.

- Cotton & Whim: Cotton candy taken to the next level - yup, you heard me! I tried the raspberry almond and it was to die for - I was so giddy & even made my friendor take a boomerang of me with the tasty treat! I'll just summarize it into one word for you: YUM!

Of course, the event wouldn't have been possible without all of the amazing vendors. Be sure to show them some love! 

1. Rosetree Weddings & Events | Planners
2. Studio C Floral | Floral
3. Saint Cloud Floral | Floral
4. Leah Fontaine | Photographer
5. Lumber Exchange Event Center | Venue & Catering
6. A Milestone Paper Co | Stationery + Signage + Accessories
7. Phos | Lighting
8. Apres Party + Tent Rental | Rentals
9. Instant Request | DJ
10. The Birch Booth | Gif Booth
11. Time Into Pixels | Photo Booth
12. Abiding Harmony | Musicians
13. SM Makeup | Hair + Makeup
14. Cotton & Whim | Cotton Candy
15. The Peterson Brothers | Videography
16. Filtered Vows | SnapChat Filter
17. Botany Creative Works | Custom Installations
18. Avant Décor | Draping
19. Cookie Creative | Cookies
20. Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe | Cakes + Macaroons
21. Nothing Bundt Cakes | Desserts
22. Ben & Jerry’s | Ice Cream
23. MN Ice Sculptures | Ice Sculpture