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Loews Minneapolis | Dana & Ryan

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator- Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Loews Hotel

Photography – La Vie Photography

Videography – Sunset Blue

Band – Casablanca Orchestra

Ceremony Musicians – Lake String Quartet

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers

Rental Items – Apres

Hair and Makeup – Emily J

Lighting – Instant Request

Dessert – Glam Doll Donuts

Dessert – Buttercream

Invitations – Champagne Press

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Minnesota Wedding Coordination | Kelsey and Tyler | Lafayette Club Wedding

I had met Kelsey a few years ago when she was working at Lafayette Club as a server. When she emailed me to tell me that she wanted to hire us for her big day… She told me that she remembered the wedding we had coordinated at the club and how everything went perfectly and she knew that she wanted us their on the big day… What a HUGE compliment!!!! Kelsey’s attention to detail while planning the wedding was shown through all of her beautiful decor and thoughtful little details. Arts and Flowers did a FANTASTIC job with all of the blush and white florals!!

Kelsey and Tyler It was such a joy to get to work with you and your families on such a beautiful and fun day!!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site: St. Hubert Catholic Church

Reception Site : Lafayette Club

Photography: Eric Vest Photography

Floral: Arts and Flowers

DJ and Lighting: Instant Request

Rental Items: Linen Effects

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The Machine Shop | Katie and Joe | Minneapolis, MN Wedding Planner|

2017 seems to be the year of the winter wedding for us at Lasting Impressions!! With everyone around me now saying “Are you ready for busy season” I keep thinking… When was it slow season!  We loved all of our winter weddings this year and thank god, the weather cooperated with us with very little snow and travel problems!!  Katie and Joe were married on January 14th and I have been so excited to post this wedding!! Not only did I love working with Katie and Joe (and Katie’s fabulous mom Patty!!) But It is the first wedding we have coordinated at the much anticipated Machine Shop in Minneapolis!!

The Machine Shop came along at the perfect time for Katie and Joe! They were engaged in April  knew they did not want a long engagement, so we were looking at a late fall/early Winter Wedding and we also needed to find a venue that would  hold 400-500 guests!! Thankfully the Machine Shop was just entering its final stages of construction and we were able to take a “hard hat” tour of the space. Hard hat tours are not always the easiest for clients to “envision” the finished look of the space, but Katie and Joe loved what they were seeing and loved that it was something different and they had not already been to numerous events at the space!!

Now when it came to designing the space, It really was a fun challenge for me to work on the logistics with the wonderful Machine Shop Staff, Apres Party Rental, Rudy’s Rentals, Arts and Flowers and of course the stylish bride and her mother!! The goal of the design was to warm up the industrial space with lots of candles, chandler’s, wood farm tables and classic white and green floral.

The vendors on this wedding did a fantastic job and I am so thankful for each and every one of them!!! If all winter weddings could be this fun.. I would not even mind the long Minnesota Winters!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Damico Catering

Photography – Graddy Photography

Videography – Vibrant Film

Band – R Factor

Cocktail Hour Music – Sandy Atlas Trio

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Floral – Arts and Flowers

Rental Items – Rudys Rentals

Rental Items – Apres Party

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Hair – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Makeup – Tina Beaupre

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress- L’Atelier Couture

Valet – Tradition Valet

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Minnesota Wedding Planner – Interlachen Golf Course- Karley and Brock Nelson

People often ask me “What types of wedding clients do you attract and get to work with?” I would say that our “typical” clients have changed quite a bit over the last 10 1/2 years in business.. but the one thing that remains the same year after year Is that we do get to help a lot of clients that are planning long distance. This year alone 60% of my clients live out of Minnesota and honestly.. I love assisting and making the planning process easier for these clients. Karley and Brock are one of those clients and we were lucky enough to get to help them with their wonderful Lake of the Isles Church and Interlachen Country Club wedding  on July 30th, 2016!

When Karley and Brock called me they had just booked Interlachen Country Club and were headed off to New York for Brock’s 2016 Hockey Season.. so they knew that they would not have a lot of time to plan and come home to hire vendors. As you can tell below.. we were able to bring on a group of wonderful vendors to pull Karley and Brock’s visions together and to make sure that when they did get very limited time at home that we utilized it with wonderful meetings and efficient decision making!!!  Congratulations again Karley and Brock.. and we will be cheering you on Brock for another great hockey season!!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site- Lake of the Isles Church

Reception Site – Interlachen Country Club

Photography  – Laura Ivanova Photography

Videography  – Clarity Films

DJ  – Instant Request DJ

Floral –  Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items –  Apres

Photobooth The Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Cake Farina Bakery

Stationery A Milestone Paper

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Minnesota Bride Magazine- Best Wedding Planner for 2017!

Minnesota Bride Best Wedding Planner

Its that time of year again.. We would LOVE for you to help us get “Best Wedding Planner” in Minnesota again this year!!!!

Its Simple and you do not have to be a bride or groom to vote!!!
1. Go To http://mnbride.com/vote-minnesota-brides-best-2017-awards
2. Vote for at least six categories for your vote to count. – Please Vote for Lasting Impressions in the Best Planner and the Top of the Tiara Category!!
3. Only one vote per email account will be counted.
4. Make sure you vote before March 3rd. The Voting ends then!!!!

THANK YOU So Much for all of your support!!!!!

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Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria Mpls Wedding | Christine and Mike

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Caterer – Damico Catering

Reception Site – Aria

Photography – Paul Vincent Photography

Band – Casablanca Orchestra

Ceremony and Reception DJ – Instant Request

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres

Makeup – Tina Beaupre

Hair – Emily J

Stationery  – Paper Rock Scissors

When I look at photos of Christine and Mike’s Wedding day.. all I can think of is Fun!! From the beginning of the planning all the way to the minute I left the dance.. the wedding and planning was so much fun and full of energy!! Christine and Mike picked Aria for their wedding venue and it was such a perfect spot for this fun couple that loved Music and Minneapolis!! They wanted the day to be easy for their guests and to serve good food, good drinks and have lots of good music.. and that is just what we got when we hired Casablanca Orchestra, Instant Request and Damico Catering.. It was a none stop party celebrating this lovely couple!!!

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Calhoun Beach Club Wedding – Meghan and AJ

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator-  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony And Reception Site – Calhoun Beach Club

Officiant – Father John Peters

Trolley – Gray Line

Ceremony Musicians – Bella Nota

Photography – Melissa Oholendt Photography

Floral-  Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Linen Effects

Videography –  Sunset Blue Productions

DJ and Lighting –  Instant Request

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Makeup – Creative Beauty Agency

Hair – Maddie Johnson

Stationery  – Paper Rock Scissors

Contagious… That is what I think of when I think of Meghan, AJ and the whole McNamara Family.. That may seem like a funny word to think of, but when you look at these photos how can you not smile? The love and the infectious smiles are so contagious when you meet this wonderful couple and family!!!!!

The first time I met with Meghan and her wonderful mom, Amy.. We talked.. and talked.. and talked about life, the engagement and about the wedding. It became clear after that meeting that I met two people that have as much energy as me and can talk as much as I can 🙂 I felt an immediate connection with them and throughout the whole planning process we just had a lot of fun!! I loved that Meghan had such a clear idea of what she wanted for her wedding day.. but at the same time.. she went along with lots of my crazy ideas!!  Thank you for trusting me and seeing the vision in my little sketches I would send you.. Blondes must think alike 🙂

 

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JJ Hill Wedding and Landmark Center Wedding – Haley and Matt Kalil – Minnesota Wedding Planner

Haley and Matt’s Landmark Center Wedding was beautiful, fun and filled with FOOD!!!

I think that most people would think that Matt would have been the mastermind behind ALL OF THE FOOD at the wedding since he is a professional football player.. but spend 10 minutes with Haley and you will realize that behind this beautiful, petite, former Miss Minnesota there is a girl that is passionate about her sweets and taking care of her guests!!

From the beginning of the wedding planning process Haley and Matt wanted to make sure that their guests were treated to a fantastic experience when coming to their wedding. They wanted to showcase some of St.Paul’s best venues including The Saint Paul Hotel, Landmark Center and J Hill Library .

The ceremony and cocktail hour were at JJ Hill Library and then guests made their way over to the stunning Landmark Center where Apres and Avant Decor, Instant Request and Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events transformed the space with draping and 8ft centerpieces to make the space feel cozy and intimate!!

Now lets get to the food!! We started the cocktail hour with FUN and non traditional appetizers including milk and cookies, donut holes, mini burgers and grilled cheese and many more!! After an hour of drinking and indulging on some of the guests favorite snacks guests were welcomed into Landmark Center with a full set up of food stations including a burger station, carving station, chinese and pasta station! And just when guests thought they could not eat anymore.. We served wedding cake from Sweet Retreat, A Candy Bar, A Smores Bar and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream for late night snack!!!!

As you can tell.. this day was filled with the best vendors in Minnesota and Haley and Matt were the sweetest couple!! I feel very fortunate to have been involved in their picture perfect wedding day!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Photography Graddy Photography

Videography – Virtuoso Video

Ceremony Site – JJ Hill Library

Reception Site – Landmark Center

Caterer – Fork and Flair and Distinctive Catering

Ceremony and Cocktail Music-Lake String Quartet

Dessert – North Mallow and Co. , Ben and Jerry’s, Sweet River Candy Company

Band – Mud Dogs Band

Floral : Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Ice Sculpture – Minnesota Ice Sculptures

Rental Items – Apres and Avant Decor

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup – Austin Ryde

Cake – Sweet Retreat

Valet – Class A Valet

Lighting – Instant Request

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

 

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