Festivities

What's Hot, What's Not & What's Ahead in the Floral and Decor Scene

Kale. Copper. Moss. Lichen. Wood. Wheat. What do all these (seemingly) unconnected items have in common?

They’re all on tap for this year’s décor and floral trends and will be for at least the near future. How do we know? Five experts across Minnesota let us in on the secret, and we’re sharing it with you. 

It’s most plausible to think the beginning of the year is when trends pop up and the event industry blooms late, with patterns starting to crop up in the summer—a busy time for all planners.

The 2015 Best of Minnesota Readers’ Choice Awards

Three hundred meeting and event professionals gathered at Aria on March 31 for MNM+E’s 14th annual Best of Minnesota awards. Guests walked the red carpet (sponsored by Canterbury Park Catering & Events), posed at the Snapz Photo Booth and sipped bubbly from an aerial bartender (sponsored by Roseville Visitors Association). Saltee filled the main room with live music.

Behind-the-scenes stars take pride in their dirty jobs

Behind every stunningly decorated event are the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into making it flawless. That garbage you didn’t throw away at the end of the night? Someone’s picking that up and making sure it gets categorized correctly as a recyclable, compostable or trash. And the garbage you threw away in the Biffy? Someone’s pulling it out. Ever wonder if your driver gets sick of driving? MNM+E talked to four industry professionals who make your meeting easier or special event shine—the ones who make good despite the bad and the ugly.

Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

The meetings and events industry’s best, as voted by the readers of Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine, socialized, nibbled on passed appetizers, watched sushi boats ride the luge and sipped signature drinks on April 2 at WINDOWS on Minnesota at the Marquette Hotel. Twenty-two winners and seven Hall of Fame inductees received their awards in front of a crowd of 283 people.

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