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413 on Wacouta Event Center

Saint Paul , MN
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LOCATION

413 Wacouta Street
Saint Paul, MN US 55101 (map)

PHONE

651-293-0413

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ABOUT US

413 on Wacouta: Intimate, Historic, Romantic

413 on Wacouta is an event center located in Lowertown, Saint Paul. The historic charm and neutral tones are beautiful and do not... Read more
413 on Wacouta: Intimate, Historic, Romantic

413 on Wacouta is an event center located in Lowertown, Saint Paul. The historic charm and neutral tones are beautiful and do not require a lot of additional decoration. Food/Beverage We DO NOT have a food and beverage minimum. We believe strongly in choices and lots of options, so we have 13 different caterers on our list. If you go to our website www.413onwacouta.com and click on “Exclusive Caterers,” you can browse the options and see there is a food style and a price point for everyone. The caterers can provide all things for the table such as flatware and linen. You can choose to have your bar serviced by any of the caterers who provide liquor service or the three "beverage provider" options listed on the website. We have narrowed down a list of three to choose as they will carry the liability insurance to insure their staff is trained and professional. However, by offering different options it allows each couple to decide how they want that part handled and it keeps prices competitive between companies. Capacity The maximum for the ceremony suite is 150 and we can seat 200 for a plated dinner in the reception room. Rental Rates Our Friday rate for a reception only is $3,100. Our Friday rate for a ceremony and reception is $3,900. Our Saturday rate for a reception only is $3,400. Our Saturday rate for a ceremony & reception is $4,200. We have discounted Sunday rates as well. If you click on “Wedding Rental Rates” on our website, that will give you the information on what that includes. Accommodations There is a 75 space parking lot available across the street that can be reserved for $150 OR guests can pay $2 for their car. There are several hotels within a few blocks. The Doubletree Hotel is connected to us through the skyway system and is only three blocks away. Coordination Each event timeline is different and will vary depending on your wishes, so two weeks before the Big Day we do a final walk through with the caterer and couple to make sure all the hopes and dreams are met the day of. At this time we determine what time the guest arrival will be to determine when our door person will be on site. This person serves as a door person/greeter who arrives 30 minutes before scheduled guest arrival and stays throughout the evening. She makes sure all liquor stays inside the building, directs guests to restrooms/coat racks/ceremony suite/etc. She is on-site until the last vendor leaves which is 12:30am. Her charge is $25 per hour. Every event has an event coordinator on site from the time someone needs access to the building (vendors, bridal party) until 12:30am. We assist all vendors as well as the wedding party when needing access to the building. Based on the wishes of the couple is when we start for the day, the fee is $35 per hour. Our plan is to book only 6 events each month to preserve the integrity of the building and make sure it doesn't become a "been there done that venue." We take a lot of pride in that each one of our events is fresh, custom and truly reflects the couple. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1910
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Amanda
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The perfect place to host a beautiful city wedding and reception! Britty made our rehearsal, set up, wedding and reception a dream!! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to host an event or wedding!!!
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Abby
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We had such a beautiful and elegant wedding at 413 on Wacouta! Britty was unbelievably helpful! She gave advice where we needed it - and we definitely needed it from time to time! - but she wasn't at all pushy. Just the right combination! We loved the cozy downstairs space. We were nervous that it was maybe going to get too hot down there for much dancing-- but that was not the case! We danced the night away in comfort and style. THANK you, 413 on Wacouta!! You made our wedding truly perfect.
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Nicole & Trever
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
413 on Wacouta was extremely elegant, romantic, and everything that my husband and I could have ever imagined! The coordinator, Britty Glenn, made the entire planning process so simple and fun. She was extremely organized and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. The day of the wedding Britty didn't miss a beat, she was greeting each vendor as they arrived at the venue and pointed them to right where they needed to go. We were able to enjoy our big day without having to worry about anything! The entire day was amazing!

We will highly recommend 413 on Wacouta to anyone looking for a beautiful place to get married and to have a reception.
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Stephen
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were searching for a couple of months to find our ideal venue: something elegant without the pretense, not to mention a fair costs. We were looking for simple, clean, and unique. We both have been to 15 to 20 weddings over the past four to five years. We have been in banquet halls, at golf courses, at Como Conservatory, and at local parks. We wanted to celebrate with our family and friends in a place where they would talk about for years.

When we contacted 413 on Wacouta and began working with Britty, we knew we on to something. Upon touring the venue, we were hooked. The history, the architectural charm, wonderful lighting, and the quaint vibe sold us. We found the elegance with great service and support we were seeking.

The reception planning and on our big day, Britty was on top of the ball. She was always two to five steps ahead of us to make sure nothing was skipped, or overlooked. There is sufficient parking for 150 guests with the rental of Kats Keys parking lot.

During and since our reception, my wife and I have heard countless compliments about 413 on Wacouta. Our DJ's music had great acoustics in the room without overpowering conversations throughout the whole venue. We had so many people compliment our decorations. Little do they know that the Wacouta's atmosphere did 90% of the "decoration."

If you're looking for the classic vibe that Saint Paul oozes, look no further than 413 on Wacouta to celebration your nuptials.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Lynn and Britty at 413 on Wacouta was wonderful. They are very organized, they run a tight ship and they help you find the best vendors to make your day spectacular. The space itself is really beautiful. If you are looking for a classy place to hold a reception in a convenient downtown location, I would highly recommend 413 on Wacouta.

One story I'll share is that a few weeks before our wedding, we realized we were only going to have half the attendance than we anticipated at our wedding. I was very concerned that it would make the space feel really empty, but Britty worked with my fiance (now husband!) and me to come up with a floor plan that was perfect for the evening. It felt like it was just the right size for the amount of guests who attended, and the room has the capacity to hold up to twice as many people. Britty really stepped in and made the logistics work incredibly smoothly, which is so helpful when you are already juggling too many things at once. She was also there on the night of our wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly. I had guests come up to me afterwards and tell me how great they thought it was that 413 had staff their to help guide the evening.

Overall, the space, the staff, and the location of 413 on Wacouta are all spectacular! I am so glad we made such a great choice for our wedding day!
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Tasha
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
On June 29th, 2013 my husband and I were able to share our special day with family and friends at the beautiful 413 on Wacouta Event Center located in Lowertown St. Paul.

Our initial meeting was with Lynn when we booked our venue in 2012. After touring such an amazing space that really needs little to no décor, and seeing Lynn's passion for what she does while also ensuring that our day would go exactly how we wanted, we immediately knew this was where we had to get married.

Fast forward a few months and we had the pleasure of meeting Britty, a recent (and wonderful!) addition to the 413 team, who would be our day-of coordinator. Britty was quick to respond to any emails prior to our wedding and ensured we had all of our bases covered with our vendors.

As for the big day itself, all I can say is Britty and Joan (our on-site security) were rockstars! They made sure everything ran smoothly and ensured that my husband, family, and I didn't have to worry about a thing the entire day. Every couple's dream! Britty was also great about checking in throughout the night to make sure we were happy with how everything was going.

Britty is friendly, professional, and it's evident that she truly loves what she does. I honestly couldn't recommend another venue and team more.

Thanks 413 on Wacouta for making our day so special! We are still getting comments from family and friends on what a beautiful and unique space our venue was, and we couldn't agree more!
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Jacki
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hosted our June wedding reception at 413 on Wacouta. We have so many wonderful things to say about it, but here are our top 5.

(1) Lynn and Britty are wonderful. They were both professional, honest and overall great wedding planning resources. From the first time I met with Lynn to Britty congratulating Troy and I at the end of our reception, Lynn and Britty answered all of our questions, gave suggestions and made our day go smoothly.
(2) The Gilbert Building is beautiful. With its exposed stone walls, chiavari chairs and vibrant colors the lower level reception space is gorgeous. It has the romantic, intimate and historic feel that Troy and I were looking for. We did not have to put a lot of time, energy and money into making the space look great because it does on its own.
(3) 413 on Wacouta is flexible with vendors. We were able to choose from a list of 14 caterers so that we could set the menu we wanted at a price we wanted to pay.
(4) 413 on Wacouta is conveniently located in Lowertown St. Paul just around the corner from Mears Park. There are several hotels within walking distance. Our wedding party and guests enjoyed going to Bulldog and Barrio right next door for pre and post wedding drinks.
(5) The bride and groom can take rooftop photos!
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Heather
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
As soon as we saw 413 on Wacouta and met Lynn, we knew this was the perfect site for our March wedding ceremony and reception. We wanted a St. Paul wedding, flexibility with catering, and a venue that reflected our personalities and style: creative, easy-going, nontraditional, vintage-loving (well, at least me). We also wanted an intimate, warm vibe for our wedding that would make our guests comfortable. 413 on Wacouta did just that!

My husband is a structural engineer and fell in love with the look of the building and especially the lowerlevel reception site. I loved all the details about the space - exposed stone walls, beautiful chavari chairs, dimmers to control the lighting and mood, spot lights over each dinner table to highlight centerpieces, a gorgeous floor and ceiling in the ceremony room, a lovely bridal suite, etc. And our guests did, too. People could not stop talking about how unique and beautiful the space was. We had about 150 guests - which felt just about right - but the space would definitely work for a smaller wedding and reception or a larger reception-only event.

Plus, the location was perfect. We took pictures in Mears Park, the alley next to 413, the roof of the building (amazing), and on the streets of Lowertown. Our guests loved being close to the Bulldog and Barrio for both pre and post wedding drinks. Parking wasn't an issue - you can rent a flat lot nearby, and there's plenty of street parking.

All of these amazing things aside, Lynn and Britty are what really make 413 on Wacouta stand out! Throughout our wedding-planning process, Lynn was always available to answer my many questions and offer helpful wedding advice. The day before the wedding, Lynn and Britty were downstairs helping me with linens and working through all the logistics. And the day of, they took care of everything!

If we could do our wedding over again, I would choose 413 on Wacouta every time.
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Katie
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Lynn was more help than I could have ever asked for. She was professional, honest, flexible, accomodating, and FUN! She has done many weddings but treats each bride and groom like the world revolves around them. From the first meeting to the last minute of the night of our wedding, she had our backs. She was fun, held down the fort, and knows the best of the best. I would recommend her to everyone I know, for any type of event.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Hey lady, Did you say fort????? FYI: Katie had me say a certain word over and over so she and her Mom wouldn't cry as they went down the aisle. I loved your sass and that you and Brice worked on the projects together for your wedding! I might also add that I like cake, but I really enjoyed the ice cream cookie sandwiches, a few times over......
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Cassandra J
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding we decided to prioritize the costs of the wedding based on how important we felt they were. We both put venue in our top three—so finding the right venue was very important! When we met with Lynn at the 413 on Wacouta we both knew that this was the place. The limestone walls and rich colors in the basement are enough to make your heart swoon. But after meeting Lynn I knew this was who I wanted at the reigns on our wedding day—she made me feel like I knew how to plan a wedding. Working with her was just as I thought it would be; she was reliable, professional, and incredibly personable. The day of the wedding was perfect and our guests still talk about how much fun they had, how beautiful the building was, and how nice Lynn and Joan were! Thank you, Lynn & Joan for making our day all that we imagined! If you are a bride and planning a wedding you must stop by and fall in love with the 413.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

You and Peter are the best! You guys have such great friends and family, your ceremony was meaningful and you threw a very fun party! Our role at 413 on Wacouta is to make sure all the planning that you did goes as smooth as can be so you can enjoy the day! Your "photobooth" with Cass Gilbert and your guests was one of the best ideas and I have passed it on to others!
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emilypearson
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
413 was the picture perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The building is beautiful and Lynn is on top of everything as the day of coordinator. We loved that we could have our ceremony in the beautiful ceremony room then move right into our reception in the lower level of the historic St. Paul building. We also loved that we could pick from a wide variety of caterers on her exclusive catering list and weren't forced into using a venues one and only caterer. He preferred vendor list was also a great place to help pick out great people to work with on our special day.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

What can I say Emily and Mark have great taste! Seriously, Buca, Agape Moments, La Petite Fleur Floral, The Traveling Photobooth. Friends and family danced the night away until the stroke of midnight!
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ksseeley
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect location for our winter wedding! We had our ceremony and reception inside this stunning venue which eliminated the need for our 140 guests to travel from one to the next. This venue - located in the lowertown area of St. Paul - created the warm, intimate atmosphere we were hoping to achieve for our event.

Lynn is such a professional when it comes to having weddings at her venue! I knew from our first meeting that she would help me work out all of the details and logistics for the big day. She quickly responded to all of my questions, and organized a final walk-through a few weeks before our wedding. When it came to the wedding day, she took care of everything behind the scenes, allowing us the chance to just enjoy the day.

I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding of less than 150 guests. It is the perfect setting if you are looking for a location which can accommodate your ceremony and reception.
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jemb111211
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not imagine having our wedding anywhere else... it was love at first sight. We used both the ceremony and reception area. Both areas are intimate and romantic, perfect for a smaller wedding like ours. *Rooftop photos are a must, great shots, plus it gives you a little bit of alone time* Lynn will make sure your day is just what you want it to be, she is just the best!
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Oh Jenny, you're the best! Jenny and Jeff always smiling, makes my job easy because they have smiling friends and family too! The cake from Buttercream and the food from Chow Girls made the smiles even bigger.....details included table numbers made from flower buds!
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AF10.2.11
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
413 on Wacouta was amazing! Lynn was extremely helpful and resourceful throughout the entire process. Once we looked at this beautiful and unique space we didn't need to look any further. The ambiance of the venue fit us and was exactly what we were hoping to find for our wedding. It was fun to choose the vendors we wanted to work with, and mold each and every detail in a way that made our wedding day uniquely ours. If I could give this venue more than a 5.0/5.0 I would in a heartbeat!!
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Gary and Angela were a "team" before they were officially married! The planning was a joint effort and they had an awesome event. Great family, food and a live band, what more could you ask for??
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Christine
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
413 on Wacouta is an amazing, unique space. I've received more compliments on the beauty of the venue was and how well organized the whole reception was. Lynn at 413 knows how to manage an incredible event! And, she is very very responsive, professional, kind, good at troubleshooting and brainstorming. My husband and I knew it was the perfect fit the moment we saw it (and met Lynn - we had alike philosophies on wedding receptions and making it special for guests).
413 on Wacouta is near hotels, a block from Mears Park and lowertown restaurants - out of town guests loved the whole atmosphere during their long weekend in St. Paul for the wedding.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Oh my gosh, Christine and Brian! So many ideas and details about your wedding day I have passed on to my other 413 couples! You had the cream of the crop when it came to your vendors, and I for one was flattered to be a part of that list! Greeting the guests at the very start of the reception definitely had staying power until the end! Stellar idea. You guys know how to throw a party!
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Abby
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.9/5.0
As soon as my fiance (now husband) and I saw this venue we knew it was perfect for us! It had all the right touches to make our day special. Lynn, the owner, was SO helpful. She never pushed anything on us, but gave us her professional opinion when we asked. Her knowledge and experience made our planning that much easier and better. If I had questions, she was so quick to return my calls or e-mails.
After our wedding, we received so many compliments about how perfect the venue was!! I would recommend Lynn and her venue, 413 on Wacouta, 100%!!
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Abby got it! She made sure that the details for their wedding and reception reflected their personalities all the way down to the wooden sign that had a saying that best described them. She even borrowed it to my bride that was getting married two weeks later! That's right, we share......
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Laura
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Great Venue - we had our ceremony and reception here and it was so beautiful. Truly great people to work with and such a neat building. We loved having our wedding here!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I hosted my wedding reception at 413 on Wacouta. This venue has a wonderfully unique feel - it's intimate but still accommodates large parties and is impressive yet not stuffy. The architecture is already a great backdrop, so you don't need to do a lot of decorating. Lynn did a great job of coordinating and accommodating vendors - she has the whole process down to a science. There is a parking lot, hotel, park, church and bars all within walking distance. I had so many compliments from guests who attended. I would definitely recommend this site to anyone looking for a beautiful, charming and unique reception experience.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

All the details that you guys had for your wedding day it really should be published! From Nate, the hot dog man, to the favors, to the floral love your Mom did........so fun and your event had lasting power, full house until the end!
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.8/5.0
Lynn (coordinator and owner of 413 on Wacouta) is great to work with! She's responsive to all your requests, goes the extra mile to make sure your day is stress free. She has excellent tips to make the space feel and look exactly how you want it to.

The venue is beautiful. Our guests loved the limestone. We would highly recommend 413 on Wacouta!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
This site is beautiful and worth every penny. The ceremony room is fully decorated and looks like a dream. The reception area is also beautiful and requires little decoration. Just table decorations are necessary really. I couldn't have picked a better site to host my wedding. Now in terms of the service, the owner appears to be super helpful right up until the event aside from forgetting to mention the security fees to her employees which are separate. Plan for this if you use this venue because we didn't and almost had a budgeting issue. The night of our wedding, the owner turned into a true diva. Now I'm a super low maintenance woman and I was the most easy going bride so I went with it but if you are wanting to be the center of attention on your big day, she'll remind you she's the boss. She made fun of an issue with my dress to my face and got angry when a guest opened an unmarked door that happened to be unlocked but had an alarm go off. This wouldn't have been an issue if A. the door had been labeled that it was alarmed B. if it had been locked and C. if the "security" we paid for actually did anything. That being said I wouldn't change a thing. I had a wonderful wedding.
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Heather
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.5/5.0
413 on Wacouta is an amazing venue for a wedding. We loved everything about it, and Lynn is a bonus! The venue is beautiful - it's classy, romantic, and charming. Our guests all commented on how beautiful everything was. Lynn will make sure that everything runs smoothly, just as you planned. We highly reccomend 413!
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John
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.4/5.0
413 is a great place to have a wedding reception. I am sure that within a few years of working out a few minor quirks, they will be able the premier location for receptions.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Great space. Lynn was professional, attentive and very helpful.
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413 on Wacouta Event Center responded with the following comments:

Sad day....I guess it does makes it a little tough to respond because I have never had a bride or a groom with the name Anonymous, so I am not even sure if they are one of my 413 on Wacouta couples.... I strive to offer the best customer service I can and always have the best interest of the couples when it comes to their big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/1/2013
4.1/5.0
The 413 is very well kept and managed. If you are splurging on some things and cutting corners on others, you may not feel comfortable here. The management was not familiar with (turned their nose up to) a couple of my vendors, and made snide remarks about my freelance photographer. I was basically terrified to be married here but the decision was already made. My friends assured me my feelings were just a product of anxiety. I married the man of my dreams, the venue was beautiful and my guests had a great time. Several weeks after our wedding I checked the 413 Facebook page to read the wedding comments and congratulations. There wasn't even a mention of our event. Every wedding before and after us was mentioned. Sad day. I was the poor,pathetic, budget bride
bride, who did not fit in at the 413.
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