"Vintage Wedding Style" cover, author Elizabeth Demos will be at Junk Bonanza for its weddings lab Provided photo


Weddings Lab aims to inspire brides with vintage items

  • Article by: Aimee Blanchette
  • Star Tribune
  • April 10, 2013 - 4:52 PM

It’s the year of flea market finds, do-it-yourself decor and vintage-inspired weddings. Brides pining over rustic receptions and eclectic accessories for their wedding day are in luck.

For the first time at the Junk Bonanza, an event that bills itself as the “best junk roundup in the nation,” there will be a space devoted to weddings. At the bonanza’s Weddings Lab, displays will show how to incorporate flea market finds, repurposed goods and antiques into your wedding. Vendors will include vintage rental shops, chalkboard artists and bridalwear designers who make use of vintage fabrics, trims and accessories.

Four distinct wedding reception themes will be presented: barn reception, romantic bohemian, funky geographic and modern glam.

If you go

What: Flea Market Style Weddings Lab at Junk Bonanza.

When: April 18-20.

Where: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee.

Cost: Daily admission is $9, though purchasers of a $25 Early Bird ticket gain admission two hours early on opening day, Thursday, and may use their pass for admission Friday and Saturday, as well.



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