Gary and Kanika were at Steller Hair Company, getting their hair done, a week ago. As Katie, owner of Steller Hair Company, gave Gary a beard trim, he told her of the couple’s fears and what they wanted to do. They originally planned to travel to India and have their wedding, alongside their family, but those plans were derailed and they decided to act faster than expected. Due to the uncertainties with immigration, Gary and Kanika decided they didn’t want to risk waiting to get married, and why wait? Katie immediately said, we will have your wedding here, and we will plan it for you.
Katie then put a post on her personal Facebook seeing if anyone would be interested in helping her plan this special day (in 5 days!). ‘Within 48 hours, and hundreds of messages, Steller Hair Company is proud to partner with these amazing businesses/people to give our neighbors a wedding that they can look back and feel love and support, not fear.’
‘We, at Steller Hair Company, love people.
We love our clients.
Steller Hair has the honor of hosting this wedding.
This wedding is a statement of love, not politics.
One thing that we can all relate to as humans, nothing is guaranteed in life.
Tomorrow is never a promise, it is always a gift.
So why wait to do what we feel in our gut/soul/heart/mind is right and true?
We live in a world of uncertainty.
We live in a life of uncertainty.
We live in a body of uncertainty.
I am so thankful to live in a city where when someone is struggling, we rise up and help.
Thank you Minneapolis!
We are not supporting this wedding because we pity this couple, we are contributing because we value our people. We value love. We value community.
Cheers to love!’
Amazing Participating Vendors (that donated their time, talent and goods to this deserving couple):
Venue/HMUA/Planning : Steller Hair Company | Officiant: Nora McInery | Beer: Fulton Brewery | Popsicles: Jonny Pops | Reception: Pizza Nea | Photographer: Empiria Studios | Videographer/Live Feed: Metro Connections | Rings: Kelsy Lee- Karol | Paper Goods: Maker of Rad Design | Stylist/Boutique/Personal Shopper: Arc Value Village | Florals: Foxglove Market and Studio | Popcorn: Maddy and Maize | Nail Care: Frenchies Nail Care | Music/DJ: Minnesota Wedding Party | Rentals (Chairs/Tables/Glassware): Sibella Events
Special thanks to our ethical fashion friends at Hazel and Rose for sharing this story, for us to find!