Ditch dancing down the aisle and ban bad hashtags. 

Today’s brides and grooms want to create a wedding that tells their unique love story and has their guests saying, “Wow!”

Local wedding expert Ashley Hawks, from Forever Bride, shares some tips on creating a truly unique Minnesota celebration and previews the Forever Bride Market.

Modeled after an upscale farmer’s market, the wedding event gives brides a chance to meet with several local vendors, enjoy a cocktail and shop for a variety of wedding accessories.

The Forever Bride Market is Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Radisson Blu at Mall of America in Bloomington. The public is invited. For more information, click here.