Amazing Alterations

Amazing Alterations

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This year was a year for which i am thankful.

Thankful for the opportunity to represent Princess of America Pageant and have the opportunity to inspire others, grow as a young woman and serve my community.

Thankful for family, friends and sister queens- for being by my side. You kept me laughing and we shared so many moments I will treasure always.

Thankful for directors Val and Madi for your thoughtfulness - your surprises brought happiness to every day.

Finally, I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in historical times. While not easy, we will remember this time and we have the power to choose how we remember it.

I will remember this time being thankful- for opportunities i was given, friends that I made- and the skills I developed - all I believe will inspire a lifetime.

To the next Northern States Teen- keep your dreams big, your worries small and hang on tight to these moments as it will go by so fast.

Signing off for the last time as your 2021 Princess of America Minnesota Northern States Teen, I am Maisie Adams.

Princess of America-Minnesota/Great Lakes & Wisconsin/Northern States
Photography: Brittany Link Photography
Hair/Makeup: Make-Up by Jamie mikkelson Jamie Mikkelson
Wardrobe: Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant
Gown: Sherri Hill
Alterations: Amazing Alterations
Jewelry: The Stefanie Somers Collection
Coaching: Confidence & Poise
Amanda & Wil left us "feeling all the feels." 😭 Wil crying as his bride walked down the aisle, hearing beautiful vows and letters, ALL THE FIRST LOOKS with parents, grandparents, bridesmaids, groomsmen... and all the love, joy, & laughter! We are so happy for Amanda & Wil! 💗

Thank you to everyone who made this day incredible:
Jane Rae Events
The Atrium at Blue Haven
Affairs by Brittany
RH Standard
Alpha Lit Fargo/Grand Forks
Catering by Cleavers
Harmon Entertainment
Chef April Austin
Atoley Salon & Spa
Kennedy Blue
Amazing Alterations
Fitzgerald Films
Photo by Abby Paul Boole & Adam Boole
Eyenoticed - Abby & Adam photo

Amazing Alterations
Amanda & Wil left us "feeling all the feels." 😭 Wil crying as his bride walked down the aisle, hearing beautiful vows and letters, ALL THE FIRST LOOKS with parents, grandparents, bridesmaids, groomsmen... and all the love, joy, & laughter! We are so happy for Amanda & Wil! 💗

Thank you to everyone who made this day incredible:
Jane Rae Events
The Atrium at Blue Haven
Affairs by Brittany
RH Standard
Catering by Cleavers
Harmon Entertainment
Chef April Austin
Atoley Salon & Spa
Kennedy Blue
Amazing Alterations
Fitzgerald Films
Photo by Abby Paul Boole & Adam Boole
Eyenoticed - Abby & Adam photo
I still think about how much I love how my dress turned out!🥰 Thank you again!
Thank you to everyone!!!!

This week I had the experience of a lifetime. As a delegate at Princess of America Nationals I was so proud to represent the Northern States as a Teen.

The preparation for this event was so much fun. From road trips with my Mom and best friend to Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant to find the perfect wardrobe for me to coaching with Mary of Confidence & Poise to a photo shoot with Brittany Link Photography, I have never felt so prepared to do my best.

And yesterday my best was placing first runner up in my division. My goal was to make top 10 and so while I did not win the crown, I am so happy for Princess of America Teen Miss Midwest as you will represent POA so incredibly!!

While I scored well in all of my optional events, I am most proud of placing first in interview in the Senior Division. I believe I was the youngest in the Teen division and also in the Senior Division so that award means the world to me!

Pageants are not just dresses and glam - I spend most of my time developing my organization Clothes for Confidence which provides the experience of a shopping spree for clothes and necessities to make young women in need look and feel their best. I’ve only just begun my work and I will continue to grow these efforts to reach as many as I can.

I have some thank yous… and I really hope not to accidentally leave anyone out as there are so many who generously gave me a boost and the confidence to chase my dreams.

My parents, brother and my entire family and friends. My godparents John and Brenda for cheering me on all week and my cousin Karen for bringing flowers and making the drive to see me in Branson
My wonderful Princess of America-Minnesota/Great Lakes & Wisconsin/Northern States directors Valerie Marohn and Madi Lund🦩
Mary Swenson of Confidence & Poise
Jamie Mikkelson of Make-Up by Jamie mikkelson
Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant
Marc Defang New York
Megan Seifert of Hair On Earth
Shana and Saray of Puresk
Brenda and everyone at Amazing Alterations
Brittany of Brittany Link Photography

Thank you Princess of America Pageant for an amazing week, the experience of a lifetime and memories and friendships I will cherish forever.

Congratulations to all the amazing young women here in Branson this week. You inspire me to do more and I loved sharing this week with you. Safe travels home and all the best, always.

Perfect opportunities await!

💕 Maisie
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photo: Brittany Link Photography
hair and makeup: Jamie Mikkelson
dress: Sherri Hill
Just getting started with Brenda of Amazing Alterations
Happy anniversary, Laura + Erik!

Venue: Aster Cafe | Florist: Sadie's Couture Floral - Minneapolis | Dessert: Sweet Retreat | Ceremony Musicians: String Trio Ensemble | Hair & Makeup: Brian Graham Salon | Bridal Shop: a&bé bridal shop minneapolis | Dress & Shoe Alterations: Amazing Alterations | Groom Attire: MartinPatrick 3
Zach restored his grandpa's old truck! And now he can drive his WIFE around in it!!! Congrats Sydni & Zach!

See more on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2cj0XyD
www.ericvestphotography.com

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center
Hair: Refeyeance - Makeup & Hair
DJ: Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment
Videographer: Andrew Legatt
Catering: Custom Catering by Short Stop
Cake: Something Sweet by Maddie Lu
Dress: Bridal Aisle Boutique
Dress Alterations: Amazing Alterations
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Her Ring: Wedding Day Diamonds (Engagement ring) & Colonial Jewelers (Wedding band)
His Ring: Colonial Jewelers
Hair Piece: JJsHouse.com
Earrings: Amazing Alterations
Happy anniversary, Dawndra + Tim!

Venue: A'BULAE | Planner: Kismet Event Group | Florist: Zinnia | Videographer: Working King Media | Caterer: Mintahoe Catering & Events | Dessert: Keys Cafe & Bakery Official Fan Page | Ceremony Musician: Michael Shynes | DJ: Bellagala | Hair/Makeup: Primped | Bridal Shop: Posh Bridal Couture | Jewelry: Amazing Alterations | Groom's Attire: Tip Top Tux
to Robin + Andres' beautiful wedding ceremony at Millennium Minneapolis!

Vendors: Millennium Minneapolis, Sky Focus Films, Joy Unspeakable Flowers, Buttercream Wedding Cakes, Linen Effects, Inc., Adagio Djay Entertainment, Complete Weddings + Events Twin Cities, Minted, Press Room, Mukti Marketing, Noe Creations, Ali Zacher, M Elizabeth Bridal, Diamonds Bridal, Badgley Mischka Bride, Amazing Alterations, and Hugo Boss
I called over a week ago now and haven't gotten a return call...are you just too busy? Should I go somewhere else?

Amazing Alterations specializes in bridal alterations, creating custom fitting gowns, and adding uni

05/18/2022

Awesome! Thank you all to who voted for us! We have the honor of being a finalist for Minnesota Bride Magazine for Best Alterations! We find out who won in the summer! Congratulations to all the finalists! We love what we do! Helping brides feel amazing on their big day!

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 03/25/2022

One of our amazing brides! Love the Happily Ever After pics and thank you! Love working with our clients! Gorgeous!! Congratulations Megan and Andrew!

Minnesota Bride Best of 2022 02/11/2022

Minnesota Bride Best of 2022

Hey Everyone! It's voting time! If you have used us past and present and feel like we have earned your vote, please vote for us! Best Alterations, and custom dresses, and if you feel we have deserved it, Top of the Tiara!! We love our clients! and send those Happily Every After pics!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd58h5Xl6_Y7caJyBhRwKo2UpjWpDTBuxDMjf97AVaLKe6-oA/viewform

Minnesota Bride Best of 2022 Voting is OPEN for Minnesota Bride's 2022 Best of Awards! Cast your vote for your favorite wedding vendors and help determine Minnesota Bride's Best of 2022. Voting Closes on February 28th, 2022. THE RULES: - Voting is limited to one ballot entry per email address. - You may vote in as many categori...

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 11/28/2021

Calling all 2022 brides!!

We are having a Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Bridal Alterations Sale!!!

20% off all ALTERATIONS of your wedding gown!

Must be able to schedule before December 31, 2021 space is limited.

Call 7634325243 today!

We will get back to you and get you scheduled. Leave a message that is clear and mention the sale!

We can’t wait to help you get your dress fitting perfectly!

2021 brides! Dress Cleaning and Preserving Sale! 30.00 off! 185.00 for cleaning and preservation!!

11/26/2021

We are so Thankful for the wonderful bridal season we had and our brides that let us help them with their big day! Send us those Happily Ever After pics!!

11/17/2021

Hey all! So we are in our official winter hours. Smaller need and staffing so we are not working full weeks now until March or until the need arises. We are
There two to three days a week.
Please keep in mind if you have complete custom dresses you want done we need the time to do those. Coming in and “just needing added sleeves” with no fabric and a week turnaround is beyond challenging. We can’t even get fabrics in that time for the most part.
We are more than happy to help and get you ready for your big day! So please call ahead and/or email to see if we are there. Google doesn’t let me
Update my hours daily.
My team and myself can’t wait to help you get ready for your big day!!

[email protected]
7634325243

Watch this reel by bigkidproblems on Instagram 09/03/2021

Watch this reel by bigkidproblems on Instagram

Watch this ladies. Don’t cover your dress.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CS662mPDEvi/?utm_medium=copy_link

Watch this reel by bigkidproblems on Instagram posted on their Instagram profile: “Wedding regrets… I’ve had a few. Passing along this quick tip for any other brides to be out there!…”

05/21/2021

Hey everyone! I just want to thank my amazing clients for being so patient. We are trying to navigate this year with the uncertainty of what to expect coming out of Covid. We are getting busier, and when I have team members that are sick, I do not have multiple people to step in. So we all pitch in the best we can. And you all have been very understanding.

Please, if you are going to get married this year, or you know someone that is, book soon so you get on the calendar, even if you don't have your dress yet. That way we can assure you are getting in.

I am SO loving all our happy brides!! If you have already gotten married this year, let's see those pics!! We want to see your Happily Ever Afters!!

Brenda & Team at Amazing Alterations!

Amazing Alterations updated their business hours. 05/21/2021

Amazing Alterations updated their business hours.

Amazing Alterations updated their business hours.

05/06/2021

Wow! So honored to have been selected as a Finalist by Minnesota Bride Magazine and All who voted for us! Thank you for that honor! Congratulations to all the nominees! It's been a challenging wedding year for sure! Thank you for letting us do what we love to do!

04/13/2021

It's been one year today that we re-opened back up after our 2 week "flattening the curve" stay. We watched so many brides having to deal with the most uncertain timelines. We are not at full capacity with either clients or staff but we are watching many brides get married this year! So please! Book early, even if your dress isn't in yet so we can make sure we get you on our books and get you ready for your big day! So happy people are happy this year! We all hope you made it healthy and are ready to see us!!

03/11/2021

Hey all my beautiful BrideToBe’s and Bridesmaids and moms! As things are opening up - we are still trying to figure out scheduling and staff. My biggest recommendation to you right now is - if you know your coming to us to get your fabulous dress fitting perfect!? Book now! Get on our calendar! Then your in. I’ve been so happy to see you all planning your big day! We would love to be part of it! So book soon! Even if the dress isn’t here yet. It will help us get everyone in with the best customer service. See you all soon!! 763-432-5243! By email: [email protected].

Vote Now for Minnesota Bride's Best of 2021! | Minnesota Bride 02/13/2021

Vote Now for Minnesota Bride's Best of 2021! | Minnesota Bride

Honor your favorite Minnesota Wedding Vendors with your VOTE!
Amazing Alterations would be honored with your vote for Best Alterations! And Custom Dresses! Vote for your favorites!!
IT'S TIME! There are two more weeks to place your vote for Minnesota Bride magazine Best of 2021 Awards.
If you have experienced our amazing services and believe We would be worthy of your nomination, I would be most grateful for your vote!
MN BRIDE VOTING LINK: https://mnbride.com/vote-2021
RULES: You must vote in at least 10 categories for your vote to count!
Making brides feel amazing is my passion! Thank you for your vote.

Vote Now for Minnesota Bride's Best of 2021! | Minnesota Bride Cast your vote by February 28th, 2021

11/09/2020

This year has been crazy so far! Amazing Alterations is offering discounts on your ALTERATIONS if you book between the dates listed below...

Please take a look and call or email us today!

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 10/28/2020

Fun day at Amazing Alterations in the Halloween Capital of the world! Such creative people I get to spend my days with! ❤️

10/22/2020

Ladies! So please check with our shop to confirm hours. With us being in our slow season, we are limited with staff and hours. So please call ahead first and reach out to schedule your appointments! Watch soon for amazing sales this winter!
Call 763-432-5243

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 10/04/2020

It is with great sadness that I let you know that one of our original mascots from Amazing Alterations Shae crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday. The day after her 14 birthday. She was the shy one. But so many of our amazing clients came to see the girls in the earlier years. They aren’t there anymore. But they were a big part of hanging out with the brides. She will be missed my princess Shae Shae.

08/10/2020

Energetic, fun, go getter needed for our bridal & formalwear alterations company!
Assist clients with their gowns
Help with flow of clients
Attention to detail
Assist with calendar and paperwork
Fun Fashion sense.
Come join our fun team!

07/23/2020

Hey all my beautiful brides and bride-to-be's, and my amazing clients! So! masks are an essential item now. So when you come to our shop to get your dress fitted, we are requiring you wear a mask. If you don't have some, we have some for sale for 10.00. Before anyone disses me for this, they are being made by my employees who are still laid off and fabric is incredibly hard to some by. AND! I am asking you to please keep the number of people you bring with you down to 0 or 1. Of course your own masks are great if you have them. But we do sell them. Washable, reusable. And we are tying to have cute ones. (yes we have plain for all you "not over the top" people lol!). We want everyone to be safe. Follow our preparedness plan and get everyone ready for their big day, whatever that may look like these days. Can't wait to see you all! And trust me, I am smiling under that mask!! 😁

06/03/2020

Hey ladies!! So, as we are getting busier, and we are trying to be as "normal" as we can, and trying to get you all in with limited staff, we are asking you to PLEASE do not bring everyone with you to your fitting. Listen, I get it. I would want my mom, and mother-in-law, and bridesmaids, and everyone else with me. Please understand, with the whole Covid thing, I am trying to get my staff back at full capacity. I am trying to get your dresses ready for your big day - whatever that may look like in these unusual times. We want people to be safe. I am running two pinners on a few days a week, in 4000 sq ft. So we can meet all of the demands of you ladies to get ready for your big day. So, with two of us, and we each take a client in a different part of the store, and I have two receptionists, and a sewer, that is 5 employees. And I have had brides come at the same time, which should be 7 people in the store, and then they each brought 3 people with them, and then the people after show up early with 3 people and then look at me and ask me if it's ok. I instantly have 14 people in the store besides staff, and a cluster of people that are in peoples space and I have to take the time away from my immediate bride to ask people to sit over there, move over there, please go wash your hands, and use the sanitizing station.....😔
I want to be open, I want people to be safe. I see ALOT of nurses. Please respect this. I want us to get back to what our normal is of a whole bunch of super happy, non masked people in my store all talking about their day. We are not there yet. We are doing our best to be safe. Washing hands, sanitizing, but I need your help. Please don't ask me to be the "amount of people in the store administrator" every hour. Let me do what I do best, and that is getting you ready for your big day by making your gown fit you perfectly. I hope we can get back to normal soon. I hope everyone stays healthy. Please understand. And I look forward to seeing you at your appointment!!
-Sincerely and I mean it, Brenda and staff

05/04/2020

Yea!! Thank you all who voted for us! We are a finalist for the Best Of 2020!! Minnesota Bride Magazine! Yes! Thank you all for allowing us to do what we love! Congratulations to all the nominees!! We will see the outcome in July! Love my team!

04/22/2020

Ladies, just wanted to touch base with you all. We are currently taking clients. It is spaced so we are not over booking. I am the only pinner at this moment, and I want everyone to get in, but also socially distancing. I am taking every precaution by washing hands, and hand sanitizing between clients, and wearing masks. I am asking you to please do not bring additional people to your appointment. We will take first appointments, for those later dates, so we can start working on your dresses, as the calendar will get tight when everyone is able to get out and about. So! Call us today, lets get you scheduled and secure your spot on my calendar. My team will be coming back as soon as they are able. If you are sick, please call and reschedule, we will accommodate that. Call 763-432-5243. And just a really great tip! Clear your messages. So many people have full voicemails we cant get through to you. Thanks!! Looking forward to meeting you all and getting you ready for your big day! AND!! we have jewelry, veils, and sashes!! So these are some of the items you can get when you bring your dress in! See you soon!! Call 763-432-5243, or email: [email protected]

04/09/2020

Well ladies, the Governor said yesterday they are extending the Stay-at-home until May 4th. My plan was to open on April 13th. I need all ladies who are scheduled during that time to please call my office. 763-432-5243. I am sewing, and trying to get the dresses done and moving forward. So, please contact us. We will get you your dresses if you need them before. I am going to triage the situation, and if your date has changed, please tell us. If it hasn't then tell us. I have people answering my phone messages from home, so if you get a message that isn't my number, please answer it. you can also email us at: [email protected]. We will figure this out, and I am putting all protocols into place if you need to get in and get your dress. I am the only one here, so it's social distancing at it's finest. So! The update is, please call or email, and we will either still get you in, or get you rescheduled. Please understand if you are coming in, you need to come alone. Waiting will be outside in vehicles. not my favorite, but we will get through this. (Seriously I need some sparkle in my life!! )

03/30/2020

Ok! Couldn’t get the fb live to work. Just wanted to touch base with you and we will get this figured out.

03/30/2020

Trying to get the live to work

03/30/2020

I just want to reach out and let you ask some questions and see if I can find some answers for you all, and just join in and be apart of figuring this wedding season out with the whole Covid-19. Want to talk about our procedures, and how are are going to get you all in - in time for your event, and what happens when you have to reschedule!

03/30/2020

Ladies & Gentlemen! Check back tomorrow at 1 pm! I am going to do a live Question and Answer and Update with you all - to check in to see how you are all doing, and answer questions about the upcoming wedding season, and scheduling etc. I am going to have several wedding professionals on as well, helping to answer any questions you have. Tomorrow at 1!

03/25/2020

Well ladies and gentlemen, the order came through. As of Friday we are going to be closed for appts until April 10th at this moment. As I have told all of you, I have access to the store. I will not allow anyone to NOT have their dress for their event. We are doing what we can to help our community by not coming in, and we are ahead with our alterations, in preparation for this happening. We will get you in. I promise you this. I am going to have a FB live question and answer video on Monday, stay tuned for the time, where you can ask questions. At this time, if you are scheduled for an appt. during the time we need to close, you will be hearing from us to reschedule, or figure out a way to pick up.
We are in this together, and we are here to help. I again, repeat, I will not leave any of you hanging, we will figure it out. Ok? (repeat that last sentence!).
Healthy blessings to all.

Please reach out to us, and stay tuned for the FB live conference on Monday, I will try to have as many wedding vendors on there as possible to answer your questions.

Stay tuned, and be safe.

Brenda and the staff at Amazing Alterations.

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 03/25/2020

In between clients we and my awesome team knocked out 60 masks today. Even Evie joined in!! ❤️❤️.

03/18/2020

Hello everyone! So with these uncertain times, there are so many weddings that are not exactly sure if they are happening or not, or getting postponed would be a better word. Ladies please reach out to your vendors. We are here to help you. We will listen, talk you through. We can reschedule, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you have your dress ready for your big day! We are taking every precaution for both our clients and our staff. We are also here to listen. We have an amazing resource of vendors that we work with all the time, to make sure your day goes smooth and you look fantastic!
We are praying for everyones continued health, and those suffering to have a speedy recovery. We are here for you....We love our clents!

Photos from Amazing Alterations's post 03/16/2020

Start your spring out right!! Come in for veils and accessories (jewelry) and receive 10% off!!

03/16/2020

Dear Clients, Partners, & Families.

Your health and safety are always of highest priority for Amazing Alterations as well as looking fantastic! With the current concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to take this opportunity to let you know that we are committed to doing our part to keep all of you healthy.

We continue to monitor the news updates and recommendations provided by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and keep a close eye on information published by MN health and government officials.

As a standard operating practice, ALL of our staff continue to hand wash when in contact with you, our clients or loved ones. We also are avoiding seeing clients should we be ill. We are requiring all staff to continue to cover a sneeze or cough. We are sanitizing the entire area we have contacted and equipment that is being utilized. We are also closely monitoring the symptoms of ALL of the clients that we are seeing, and notifying their healthcare providers/families should we have any concerns.

Our pinners, need to be in contact with you and we will be sanitizing and if it comes to it wearing masks to do your fittings. Your and our safety is our number one concern.

We encourage you to also take appropriate precautions. If you or anyone in your family is not feeling well or have been at risk of exposure, please contact us, and we will do what we can to reschedule you. We remain committed to helping you prioritize your health and wellbeing no matter the circumstances. And will do what we can to get you ready for your event!

Attached are handouts to combat the coronavirus. We encourage you to read and share them.

Here are some helpful tips to help you stay healthy and boost your immune system!
• Maintain proper nutrition, especially before and after being active. Vitamin C is especially important, as it is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost your immune system.
• Stay hydrated, especially as you maintain your exercise routine. Staying hydrated can improve your metabolism, digestion, and can help you feel energized.
• Get enough sleep to restore your body. A good night’s rest can impact your recovery, performance and mental clarity. Consider tips such as lowering the room temperature, avoiding technology, increasing your magnesium intake, and developing a sleep routine to name a few.
• Practice a regular wellness routine. Get natural sunlight, drink water as soon as you wake up, and spend time meditating to help lower your stress, keep you energized and flush toxins from your system.
We are committed to doing everything we can to create a healthy fitting and we appreciate your diligence in helping us keep the community healthy. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at 763-432-5243 or email us at: [email protected]

We look forward to helping you at Amazing Alterations!

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