From gorgeous venues like Centennial Lakes Park to bakeries like Sweet Retreat that whips up delicious and delightful wedding cupcakes, Edina, Minnesota, is the perfect destination to have your dream wedding.
But, when it comes to planning the major components of your wedding like the venue, cake, and dress, where do you start? That’s where this go-to guide for wedding planning in Edina comes to the rescue. Read on to find the best picks to help you create your fairy-tale day.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated place to host your ceremony that is in the center of Edina, look no further than Westin Edina Galleria. “Featuring an assortment of refined venue spaces, creative wedding planning services and an ideal location in the heart of Edina, the Westin Edina Galleria is perfectly poised to host your once-in-a-lifetime event,” says Tyler Paape, director of catering and special events. “Collaborate with our team of event and catering experts to create a distinctive wedding reception that is a unique reflection of your love.”
Put the “fun” in your function by having your reception at Pinstripes. With the luxurious bowling lanes, bocce courts and cozy fire pits, you can create an unforgettable and unique night celebrating your new life. Plus, the space has a ballroom that seats up to 280, private reception rooms and an outdoor balcony that overlooks the picturesque Centennial Lakes Park.
Centennial Lakes Park
If you want to say your nuptials while being surrounded by water, Centennial Lakes Park is where you’ll want to say your vows. “You can hold your ceremony in the Maetzold Amphitheater, with water views all around, and greet your guests five minutes later at the Hughes Pavilion just down the walk,” says Laura Knollmaier, assistant manager. “Your guests will be enchanted with the opportunity to take a paddleboat out for a leisurely spin on the lake or practice their swing on the 18-hole putting course during happy hour.” Centennial Lakes Park can accommodate up to 120 guests.
Less than a mile from Centennial Lakes Park, this hotel is a perfect option for your out-of-town guests. With full-size kitchens and complimentary Wi-Fi, a full, hot breakfast and a free airport shuttle, this hotel gives your guests plenty of bang for their buck. Your friends and family will have a special wedding group rate, and you can even earn a free room when 10 or more stays are booked!
Rings and Registries
From a unique creation from locally owned Scheherazade Jewelers to a classic piece from Tiffany & Co. or David Yurman, Edina Galleria is a one-stop shop for your wedding jewelry. After you’ve picked out the beautiful rings, head to Crate and Barrel or Williams Sonoma to register for the perfect pot and pan set. Or find a unique serving piece from another local option, Ampersand. With more than 70 retailers and restaurants, you can check multiple things off your wedding list at Edina Galleria, and then treat yourself to lunch or dinner.
When it comes to selecting your wedding rings, 50th & France is home to local favorites R.F. Moeller, which has served the area for more than 65 years, and Diamonds Direct (in the diamond business since 1981). Both of these jewelry treasures are renowned for their stellar customer service and attention to detail. Besides rings, you can also shop for other wedding necessities at the more than 175 retailers and professional services at 50th & France. Visit registry hot spots, such as Sur La Table and local favorite Burlap and Brass, and then wander down the street to pamper yourself at one of the area’s many beauty and spa places.
Register for everything from dishes to duvets, and then pick up the perfect pair of shoes for your big day—that’s the beauty of Macy’s. “Located at Southdale Shopping Center, Macy’s is unmatched in providing a one-stop shop for newly engaged couples,” says Fay Gold from My Stylist@Macy’s. “From bridal attire to gift registry and everything in between, couples will receive expert guidance from their own personalized wedding team with a Macy’s My Stylist and Wedding and Gift Registry Specialist. Throughout the process, Macy’s will provide the couple with a one-of-a-kind experience, including discount benefits, Star Rewards and more.”
From consignment to couture dress options, Brides of France has you covered. Established in 1999, this family-owned shop, in the 50th & France area, is here to help you find the perfect gown for your big day. And if you’re looking for the most current and classic dress designers, you’ll say “I do” to the selection at 50th & France’s Annika Bridal. “Our boutique provides you with an incredible wedding gown selection combined with an equally special environment,” says Rachel Seppi, marketing director. “Our goal is to provide you with a gallery of the most current and classic wedding gown designers paired with a uniquely amazing experience. We believe that every bride should be taken to an unforgettable place filled with laughter and love while finding her dream dress, and our team at Annika will be your expert guides on that wonderful journey.”
Dugo sells gowns, separates and cocktail dresses, from designers such as Nicole Miller and Theia. “Located in Edina Galleria, Dugo makes shopping for mother-of fashions easy with our chic in-store selections and special order capabilities,” says Owner Nancy Shank. “We can dress you for all the events around the wedding that make your celebration complete, such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or postnuptial luncheons.”
The experts in fondant and buttercream, Sweet Retreat’s bakers have more than 25 years of professional experience creating dream cakes. If you’re looking for a modern twist on wedding sweets, consider getting custom cupcakes from Sweet Retreat. “We work with you to create a one-of-a-kind flavor profile and design that perfectly reflects your wedding style and vision,” says Owner Stephanie Kissner. “From hand painting to the most delicate lace, our cake artisans can make your cake dreams come true.”
Variety is the name of the wedding cake game when it comes to the choices offered at Lunds & Byerlys. From designs like the Bridal Veil to the Words of Love, there is an option to suit every couple’s taste.
For more than 70 years, Woullet Bakery has created all-natural cakes for weddings of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are a fan of devil’s food, carrot or pound cake, the team at Woullet Bakery is here to create a custom cake for you.
From stylists eager to help you on your journey to finding the dress of your dreams to the picture-perfect venue, Edina is home to wedding options that will make you and your fiancé say “I do.” Now, ready, set, plan!