New Wedding Trends That Are Here to Stay + Traditions That We May Never See Again

Your hospitality-industry experts Elizabeth Sherry, Matt Sherry, and Michelle Tverberg along with Michael Sherry delve into a compelling conversation on what changes they’ve seen in the events industry. Some traditions that we likely won’t ever do again, and some wish-list items from staff at events. Listen in as they talk from Complete Weddings + Events podcast studio in South Saint Paul.

Antwayn Hunter talks Cooking and the Social Change Mission of Breaking Bread Catering

Listen in as Matthew Sherry speaks with special guest Antwayn Hunter of Breaking Bread Catering.
About Breaking Bread Catering: We build health, wealth, and social change. We believe food is the key ingredient to nourishing wellbeing. Systemic barriers make accessing fresh food in North Minneapolis a challenge for many. Through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiatives, we build community capacity to engage with the food system in a fresh and sustainable way.

Breaking Bread Catering is a social enterprise catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global, comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision.

Spotlight on Elizabeth Sherry, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at MN Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Sherry works closely with the MN Chamber of Commerce events team to secure sponsorship for large projects like Session Priorities, Business Day at the Capitol, the Annual Meeting and more. She serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications on the board for Meeting Professionals International and is the Director of Events for The Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals.

Her expertise has been highlighted in Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine, Bustle, Star Tribune, Medium, Meeting Minds Podcast, Wedding & Event Insider Podcast, and more. She has won three International Live Event Association awards in the past couple years. Elizabeth has been a three time speaker at national Special Event Conference in 2013, 2014, 2015.

Elizabeth Sherry most recently comes from the Guthrie Theater. Her responsibilities there were focused on venue logistics and event orchestration. One of her largest projects with the Guthrie was successfully planning eight Super Bowl events, all taking place within 52 hours leading into the big game.

Spotlight on Tami Cabrera, MuddyPaws Cheesecake

Muddypaws Cheesecake is an award-winning bakery located at 3359 Gorham Avenue, in St Louis Park, MN., you can call or email to order, or just walk right in! They offer over 25 flavors daily (by the slice and whole) or you can order 3-5 days in advance with specific flavors. They also can deliver or ship a dessert to right to your door.

If you are looking for something unique at your next event or want them to bring cheesecake to your neighborhood, etc.? Check out how you can reserve their FOOD TRUCK, Camp Cheesecake.

Spotlight on Delight Photography, Michelle Tverberg

Capturing the moments that embrace your legacy of life, celebrating the joy of milestone moments with images that share the memories that we hold dear is her mission.

Experienced, friendly professional photographer that is able to put you and your loved ones at ease, while capturing the true essence of the moments that are sure to bring delight to the soul, with images that will tell your story for generations to come.

Multiple Award Winner of Wedding Wires Brides Choice Awards
Co-Founder & Member of Twin Cities Wedding + Event Professionals since 2009.  
Capturing the Romance in weddings and on location engagement sessions, as well as event photography, high school senior photos, family, maternity and newborn photo sessions.   Also available for Travel.

Spotlight on Matthew Sherry, Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis

Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis is a leader in the events industry with several decades of experience as a multi-service event company with services that make your wedding day complete. Options to include dj and sound, uplighting, photography, photobooth, videography, drone coverage, live streaming, and coordination. Listen in as Matthew Sherry, President of Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis shares tips on growing a small business, and the passion he and his team have for the events they service.

Spotlight on Jeannine Pohl, Jeannine Marie Photography & Block Portrait Studios

Jeannine Pohl with Jeannine Marie Photography is an awarding winning, highly sought-after wedding and event photographer in the Twin Cities. Jeannine also owns Block Portrait Studios, located in St Paul, MN which specializes in creating joyful homes through portrait art. Listen in as we talk about her passions in the industry, and tips on how she has achieved her success and awards in the community.


Spotlight on Chad Peterson, President of Renee’s Limousines

Renee’s Limousines is an award-winning company that is dedicated to the highest standard of quality, safety, and reliability since 1992. Renee’s Limousines provides impeccable transportation in Minneapolis and St Paul with attention to every detail, whether for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, special events, brewery or wine tours with an incredible fleet of Limousines, Executive Coaches, Mercedes Sprinters, and even modernized San Francisco Style Trolleys. Listen in to Chad Peterson, President of Renee’s Limousines, as he shares some of the tips and secrets to their success with this award winning, luxury transportation business in the Twin Cities.

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Spotlight on Reena Maheshwari owner of Kahani Events & Design

Kahani Events & Design offers a wide range of services from rentals to home staging to complete wedding & event planning combining cultures, with specialty in south Asian weddings, blending different combinations of customs and traditions together.
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Spotlight on Tami Johnson, owner of Studio B Floral Design

Studio B Floral Design is a full service floral and design company serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Learn how Tami started her business after falling head over heels in love with floral design after her own wedding day, and the beautiful story of how it’s now grown into a family operated business. Hear her best tips on starting and growing a business and find out the variety of services her business provides with floral design, planning & day of coordinating, rentals and even DIY floral packages.

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Spotlight on Heidi Mathson & Amy Michaels co-owners of Dream Day Dressing Rooms

Host Elizabeth Sherry connects with a fun mother daughter duo/ co-business owners on their business adventure. From inspiration during Amy’s wedding planning days to now owning a very successful wedding business that answers where, exactly, will you and your Bridal Party get ready? In a bland, boring, empty room? Or crowded around the only mirror in your hotel suite? Instead, let Dream Day Dressing Rooms provide you with a beautiful bridal suite – wherever you are! They bring full-length mirrors, comfortable modern furniture, lighted vanities for hair and make-up needs, steamers, wardrobe racks, privacy screens, and all those extra items you might need while preparing to say “I DO”.
Dream Day Dressing Rooms rents and delivers premier Wedding Rentals in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, as well as accommodating weddings outside of these areas.

Heidi and Amy share some advice on working with a family member and building a successful business through networking. Website:

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Spotlight on Jenna Culley owner of Jenna Culley Events

Host Elizabeth Sherry connected with Jenna Culley of Jenna Culley Events. Jenna has been in business for eight years now and specializes in weddings for the busy professional. Listen for more information on some advice she shares on getting started correctly on planning your wedding. For more information on Jenna, go to

Spotlight on Sharon Planer, Pianist for Parties

Sharon Planer, Pianist for Parties has a great reputation in the Twin Cities performing live music for weddings and events, and holiday parties. Sharon shares some stories about her clients and the services she is able to provide; as well as some of her favorite themed events to be a part of, and creating a beautiful atmosphere that greets guests with music as they arrive.

Spotlight on Jamie Page, Owner of RexVid, the video collaboration app

Host Elizabeth Sherry connects with Jamie Page owner of RexVid. RexVid is a video collaboration app used for special occasions like weddings, retirements and other function to landmark with something special. Jamie speaks to some areas of success he has had with marketing and growing his business.

Spotlight on Heidi Akpaette, owner of 139 Hair by Heidi

139 Hair by Heidi provides award winning onsite wedding hair and professional makeup services in the Twin Cities, as well as up-do education. Listen in as she provides some start up tips to those considering starting a small business, as well as who her favorite hero is and why during these times.

Spotlight on Kay Norbury owner of The UPS Store # 1782 on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul

Host Elizabeth Sherry gets to connect with Kay Norbury, owner of The UPS Store on the lovely Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. This women led business has provided many clients with programs, invitations, signage and other printing necessities over the past 10+ years. They also offer secure mailbox and package acceptance services, document shredding, office and mailing supplies, faxing, scanning and more. Everything for your upcoming event needs.

Spotlight on Jesse Wilken owner of Event Venue – Northern Stacks Events

Host Elizabeth Sherry connects with Jesse Wilken owner of Northern Stacks Events Venue. Jesse shares some important customer service tips to be more successful in this industry. Northern Stacks Events in Fridley is the perfect spot to have your industrial-style wedding or a unique corporate event. Located just 3 minutes south of Interstate 694 off East River Road in the Northern Stacks industrial park, this 3,100 square foot event space is nestled along the train tracks in the building shared with Forgotten Star Brewery.
The space is fully customizable by you! There is enough space for approximately 150 for a
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Spotlight on Laura Adler, Owner of Adler Financial

Laura Adler with Adler Financial helps small business owners all over the country with their finances and bookkeeping. She provides exceptional confidence with bookkeeping and finances of her client’s businesses, providing services that allow the finance side of business be manageable, understandable and on track, allowing her clients to have more time and freedom to pursue what they love to do in their business.

Spotlight on Sarah Kenville MA, LMFT – Owner of Enrich Your Relationship

Sarah Kenville is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) offering services all over the country virtually, as well as offering a dog friendly office for her clients in St Louis Park, MN. Sarah provides premarital counseling and relationship assessment for dating, engaged, newlywed, and same sex couples using the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory. She utilizes a strengths and skills-based approach, helping couples learn healthier ways to communicate and resolve conflict; discuss views on financial management, parenting, and other topics; learning more about their shared values and interests; and build the foundation for a strong relationship.