Makers Unite MSP

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It’s Friday! Hurray! To celebrate, we’d like to give all of you a recap, complete with lots of pictures, of the fabulous wedding vendor event we co-hosted last month, Makers Unite.

Makers Unite was a concept co-created by White Peacock Weddings, a division of White Peacock Styled Events, and Spark Letterpress after months of brainstorming to provide a platform for gathering together like-minded makers. What resulted was an evening created to celebrate the wedding industry and provide a venue for wedding vendors—from planners, photographers, stationary designers, and stylists to caterers, beverage vendors, videographers, bakeries, entertainment, transportation, and more—to mix and mingle. You know, like a networking event, minus the awkward, and with a little extra sparkle and shine. We wanted to coordinate an event that would celebrate all of the lovely people we get to interact with as event planners, showcasing each others talents, learning about what others in the industry are doing.

The event took place in Spark Letterpress’ studio, and we had a blast re-imagining and decorating the space, helping vendors set up stunning stations throughout that reflected both their business and our design concept. We stuck to light colors, bright + airy decor for an aesthetic that gave off a decadent, lighthearted, celebratory air. {All the way down to our valet + white carpet and balloon drop at the end of the night!}

What resulted was a space for our guests to mix and mingle {while enjoying bites + sips from some lovely local caterers, bakers, breweries, and distilleries}, meet each other or reconnect, interact with our featured vendors {think: hand-lettering, illustration, floral design, and a braid bar}, and, of course, Instagram the gorgeous space that Spark Letterpress allowed us to use for this event! But don’t take our word for it . . . keep scrolling for photos of the evening, captured by the lovely Melissa of La De Da Photography, and CLICK HERE to watch a video compilation of the evening, courtesy of ALL WAYS Film & Photography! {And see a complete list of vendors from Makers Unite at the bottom of the post!}

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Brian, founder of Wander North Distillery, one of our vendors that evening, perfectly epitomized what brings all of us, our guests and vendors, together: “I wanted to make something that I could hold in my hand.” Despite our different career paths, we’re all brought together by the desire to create, to make something special. And it was so sweet to not only see this event come together, but to interact with so many local people who are cut from the same fabric, who just need to make. Thank you all for joining us on this adventure!


Makers Unite Vendors:


Thank you so much, to our vendors and guests, who helped make this an evening to remember! And keep sharing your photos from the event using #MakersUniteMSP!

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