Tony was born and raised in Minnesota, the youngest of three. A lifelong lover of classic novels, he studied English literature at Augsburg College and even taught English for a year in South Korea. But somehow, life's unexpected twists and turns sent him down a path toward software development. Now he's reading James Joyce on his lunch breaks, while designing apps and debugging code with the rest of his day. Tony loves playing piano and collecting records, and he's working toward a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Meanwhile, all the way over in Door County, Wisconsin, Emma grew up the older of two kids in a small, friendly town along Lake Michigan. She moved to Minnesota to attend Macalester College and study history, and on to earn a masters in social work from the University of Minnesota. She's been working in social work for the last seven years, and is now a manager for a housing program at a non-profit in the Twin Cities. Between reading books and crafting with friends, Emma spends her time making granola and running along the Mississippi.

Emma and Tony met on a blind date in August of 2011, where they watched a pretentious movie outdoors in the park, discussed the books they loved, and hit it off splendidly. Two wonderful years later, while road tripping down the California coast on the Pacific Coast Highway, they hiked through the rugged hills of Big Sur to a secluded beach on the ocean. Tony surprised Emma with a proposal...and here we are!


When: Drinks to start at 4:30PM. Dinner and dancing to follow.
Where: Ambiente Gallerie, 505 1st Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Ambiente is between the Red Stag Supper Club and a gift store named I Like You. Street parking is available on 1st avenue. It is metered until 10:00 PM and free afterwards.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for the wedding at the Hilton DoubleTree Suites in downtown Minneapolis, 1101 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403.

If you'd like to reserve a room, click the link below or call the number listed below and ask for the Rosenthal-Sutton Wedding Block.

If you're planning on reserving online, please use the link below rather than booking through Doubletree's main website. This link will ensure that you are identified as part of our block of rooms, which will get you the designated rate of $99.

Also please be aware that because the hotel is downtown, there will be a fee to park in their ramp.

Over the phone: 1-800-245-8011 (ask for the Rosenthal-Sutton wedding block)
Online: (Group Code RSW)"

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We welcome everyone who will be in town on the day before the wedding to join us for an open house at Jan and Richard Sutton’s home.

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 4140 Xerxes Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55410

Extra parking is available at the Christian Science Church across the street.

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As a couple we love traveling and doing activities together, and for this reason have chosen to register for experiences! You can click here to visit our registry on

My Wanderable Honeymoon Registry


Annual May Day Parade May 5th *free*
We really recommend this parade! It’s organized by a local progressive puppet theater. We’ve gone every year, and we’ve seen sloths on skateboards, electric outlet imps, Aztec dancers, bike powered, flame-spurting monster trucks, living flowers, and all sorts of other interesting marchers. It’s a great way to get a taste of the funkier side of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge *free*
A local landmark with great views of the city.

Guthrie Theater's "Endless Bridge" *free*
(close to the Stone Arch bridge)

St. Paul Cathedral *free*

Walker Sculpture Garden *free* and Art Center *not free*
The Twin Cities’ modern art gallery. Check out the iconic Spoon Bridge and Cherry in the Sculpture Garden!

The coolest playground ever--everyone with kids should go! *free*

Nicollet Mall *free* (walking distance from the hotel)
The main shopping street downtown. Visit the Mary Tyler Moore statue!

Explore the downtown Minneapolis skyway *free*
Wikipedia: here, Skyway map: here.

Como Conservatory and Zoo *free*
A zoo, park, greenhouse, and more!

I Like You giftshop (next to reception site)
Hand-made Minnesota-themed gifts.

Mall of America
So you can say you've been there…

Minneapolis Institute of Art *free*

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota History Center

Minnesota State capitol tour *free*

Science Museum (and Omnimax!)

Rent a bike and explore the city

Restaurants we enjoy:

Near the Sutton Family home and Open House:

Linden Hills Neighborhood
A tucked away neighborhood near one of the many Minneapolis Lakes.

50th and France
A cute shopping district in Edina. Lots of restaurants and independent clothing boutiques.

Minneapolis Chain of Lakes *free*
Great trails around the lakes, and rentable paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks!

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Offers beautiful hikes through planned gardens and woods. A bit of a drive from the open house, but worth the drive.