The Ideal Story
Ideal Wedding and Events is the area's foremost rental and tent specialists as well as retail party, baking and wedding location.
While Ideal has been under the ownership of Blake Dede and in it's current location for over 10 years, locals may remember the polka dot building on Minnesota which it occupied for nearly 50 years.
The previous owners made Blake an offer to manage the store for five years with an option to purchase the business or walk away at the end. His time was cut short when after two years of working and learning about the wedding and party business the previous owners decided to sell the building.
Blake found a new location and officially purchased and moved the business. At only 27 Blake moved forward and turned the business into one that he was passionate about and ready for the future. The new business model included a full service rental, wedding, party, cake, and candy supply store.
The rental department has continued to grow over the last ten years to include everything from linens and table settings to dance floors and tents seating up to 500 people.
Today with his family; wife Corinne and son Kasten by his side and helping along the way, an outstanding team, and area vendors as collaborators Blake has created a business he is proud of and is still a staple in the community.