On Thursday July 28th Adore had the fantastic opportunity to host an open house not only as a long awaited intro to Adore's new niche services ( such as floral) but also to open the doors of a new loft style venue in the Twin Cities. Studio 8900 was the perfect location to compliment all things Adore and their space is somewhat of a "unicorn" in the events industry right now. Offering open catering and several amenities like getting ready areas, full kitchen, ample free parking etc.. Guests had the opportunity to sample catering from Marna's and were dazzled by the bartending skills of Liquid Motion while sipping Sangria and Champagne from Mac's Liquor.
Just as unique as the event space that was viewed, guests also received the opportunity to see work of Kat Minks, the owner of Adore Productions. At the open house Adore achieved what they wanted to convey. That along with the 14 years of event experience that clients receive with Kat, they can also receive amazing floral designs, decor, styling and personalized services that one would only describe as something that is hard to come by in a midwest market.
If you did miss the open house please call to book a tour of Studio 8900 with Perry Hanson the owner (612) 281 2486 or Kat Minks with Adore Productions (612) 961 6070.
Contact Kat Minks with Adore for any of your event planning or design needs. Kat is familiar with many of the venues in the Twin Cities and surrounding and is great at managing and connecting you to the right venue for your event. Floral, planning, and design consult appointments are complimentary.
Weathered wooden table (a staple in the space) adorned by rentals, decor, and florals by Adore Productions. Chandelier and floral wall also found with Adore Productions in rentals. Notice the space has garage doors for two of it's four windows. Great for having an event that you want to bring the outside in or a food truck event!
Vintage mismatched china paired with modern china to create a unique table scape. Also hand dipped marbled china. Found with Adore Productions Rentals.
A meeting set up in space. Also notice the open full kitchen. This can be draped off to be out of site of clients or open for a chef dining experience. The kitchen space can also be used as a bar area.
"There is still some finishing of the space that will be done by mid August to September" says owner Perry Hanson. Some of those items include a serene patio space in the back of the building as well as decorative walls between the floor to ceiling windows.
Adore looks forward to working with many of Studio 8900's event clients as a go to for decor, planning, and design.
Here is a brief Q and A About Adore and Kat Minks.
How long have you been planning events? Adore Productions, which launched in Los Angeles, has been active in the event and wedding planning industry since 2003. When I relocated to Minnesota [and started a family], I was an event planning executive here locally. In my downtime, I studied the marketplace and developed relationships with vendors and potential clients, with the intent to establish Adore Productions in the Minneapolis area. The refocused and restructured Adore Productions enhanced its client offerings, with a focus on niche services needed by clients in the area.
The creativity and client focus of Adore Productions was recently honored by ISES (the International Special Events Society now known as the International Live Event Association) with its Star Award for Best Wedding Overall Under $50,000 and Best Decor [Overall] Under $25,000. To add icing to the cake Adore was also honored with a Nace International Nomination for Best Wedding less than $50,000. As an entrepreneur, the Star Award and NACE ( National Association of Catering Executives) recognition was special not only for Adore Productions, but also for the younger me, who at the age of seven actually loved bringing a special touch to neighborhood birthday parties, and who assembled my own wedding planning “look books” from the pages of various magazines. If nominated back then, the ’91 Winnie The Pooh-themed bar mitzvah celebration I designed for a classmate—complete with graham cracker, honey and peanut butter hors ‘d oeuvres—surely could have been a contender.
What else does Adore do? As the event and wedding planning & event industry is constantly evolving, Adore Productions works to keep clients informed about these innovations by introducing new DIY suggestions to ensure that your event is “done well and done right.” The Adore blog educates brides on the affordability and “pros” of engaging a wedding planner (there are no “cons”); strategies for wedding gown shopping; the “new etiquette” on bridal showers, and much more.
Adore also conducts in-person bridal planning workshops for groups of five or more to help brides (and grooms!) avoid some of the common mistakes in wedding planning—from date and venue selection, to negotiating with vendors, to ensuring that your event reflects your vision from beginning to end.
Why should you or your clients/ brides consider hiring a wedding planner and event designer? I have a personal and longstanding passion for event planning, but especially for wedding planning. I enjoy getting to know the bride and groom, their tastes and desires for the most important event in their new life together. One of the biggest misconceptions about hiring a wedding planner is loss of control. That’s now how wedding planners operate. We collaborate. Wedding planners have experienced hundreds of weddings, but your client will only have one. Using the planner’s expertise is intended to make your wedding a stress-free and enjoyable experience! In my opinion every bride should engage a professional planner, even if for “day of” wedding coordination only.
Adore Productions offers a wide range of planning services, customizable to your needs. Services include floral design, beauty services, decor rentals, and planning and design for the events that surround a wedding (showers, bachelor & engagement parties, the rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch).
How do you help execute a smooth wedding plan? We want you to live life being adored, and key to that is working with my client to ensure a realistic wedding plan that encompasses their priorities, and the theme they have in mind. This includes open and honest communication with the client and all vendors so that your event is flawless event. At Adore, we’re a member of your team, a dedicated advocate who ensures that your wedding vision is realized. In addition to providing couples with my personal sketches of their wedding vision, I also encourage the use of resources like Pinterest which help bring your ideas to life.
Why should your customer choose Adore Productions over other wedding and event planners? My experience in hotel and catering sales, beauty consultation and wardrobe styling along with expertise in corporate meeting planning in the Midwest and on the West Coast enables me to provide the services couples need at a reasonable cost. At Adore, it’s all about providing clients with everything they have in mind—and more. Adore clients can attest to this, and provide interested clients with references and testimonials, as well.