Bridal Hunger Games

Everyone is talking about The Hunger Games. It’s a fascinating story that combines tons of emotions into 3 fantastic books, and of course there is a love story involved. We won’t go ruining the plot for those of you who haven’t read the books but we must say that if you haven’t then STOP EVERYTHING AND GO START! These are gripping books with lots of imagery. Because of this, we (amongst others) believe that it makes a great theme for a wedding.

Visit this Site for photos of a Hunger Games themed wedding photoshoot and enjoy the rustic decorations with a Hunger Games twist:

We love when brides take something they’re passionate about and apply it to their weddings!

The movie comes out this week so start reading if you haven’t yet! It’s a big deal. Also, check out these awesome pictures of the cast from the Hunger Games taken by our own Corinne Revsbeck, one of the lead bridal consultants at Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, at the Mall of America when they were on tour!


Any real fan will know what’s happening in this picture!

Photo by Corinne Revsbeck


Chatting before they hit the stage

Photo by Corinne Revsbeck


Answering questions from their adoring fans!

Photo by Corinne Revsbeck



Take the Colors of the Ocean and Apply Them to Your Spring/Summer Wedding!

This Spring the beauty of a sunset over the sea is winding it’s ways through the winds and whisping onto the faces of trendy women all around the country!

We all love the simple and elegant look of displaying the natural beauty of a bride through their makeup, but this season we are loving the ladies who take the sea and sunset with them wherever they go!

Keep the color on your eyes and face natural but then add a splash of shimmer foundation for that fresh-off-the-beach look and put on a lip color with some some red-orange in it. We love Star Coral lip color by Aveda!

       “Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color, it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.” – Roberta Gately

The decor of a wedding can match the theme the bride herself radiates. Have blues, pinks, oranges and purples to depict the beautiful scene of the sea during sunset.

The Orange of a sunsetImage

Photo: The Pastry Swan Bakery

Purples and Blues of the Sea


Photo: Bakes and Baldwin

Peach and Seafoam wedding decor


Photo: Paperwhites and

Visit this site for information on Aveda’s Spring/Summer makeup collection featuring the colors of the sea and sunset

Kicking Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties into High-Gear

We love The Knot here at SEBC & when they say a new trend is coming up,we take notice. When we saw #8 on their Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2012 is “The Hunger Games-Style Bachelor Parties,” we couldn’t help but do look into this awesome new way of celebrating your last days in the Single world. 

“Forget strippers and booze, the bachelor and bachelorette party of 2012 is giving way to The Hunger Games-style action. While ladies are channeling their inner Jane Bond via programs like Stiletto Spy School where they get to learn defensive tactics, high-speed stunt driving and MacGyver-like survival skills (all while rocking a dress, of course), guys are finally fulfilling their lifelong fantasies of race car driving, learning how to play poker like a pro and even, believe it or not, herding cows and sheep.” – The Knot 

Here are a couple high-energy Bachelor & Bachelorette parties we think you’ll love:

A One-of-a-kind Driving Adventure in Southern Minnesota, the civilian’s tank driving adventure is an approximately 3 to 4 hour, hands on, military vehicle, historical experience. Your day includes an introductory tour, history, training, and the opportunity to drive up to three tanks! If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure,  add a car crush to your package!

LivingSocial offers full-curated events pushing you to try something new! Just introduced to the Twin Cities market in 2011, they have offered awesome Adventures such as Paddle-boarding, Ice Climbing and Shootin’ and Drinkin’!

A huge Paintball Park with various styles of courses (Urban, Hills, Professional, Close-Quarter & more) sure to keep your blood pumping all while enjoying a sense of camaraderie with your teammates. SEBC girls think we would LOVE to see a Bachelorette party take on a day of Paintballing in 80s Bridesmaid dresses… too fun!

Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.





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