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Semple Mansion Wedding – Mercedes and Matt

Merky and Matt had a beautiful fall wedding at Semple Mansion! From the beginning of the planning it was clear that what meant the most to Merky and Matt was their family and making sure the day celebrated all of their loved ones coming together. They chose Semple Mansion because they knew the convience of having both the ceremony and reception at one venue would be a great for their guests, and it also showcased a beautiful venue for most of their out of town guests.

Personalization of the event included Minnesota Pie Pop favors from Cocoa and Fig, Beautiful out of town bags filled with the bride and grooms favorite snacks. A custom menu complete with their favorite foods and even the brides mothers sloppy joe recipe for the late night snack!! Lots of Love Merky and Matt- You were so much fun to get to work with and I miss getting to see you!!

Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site Semple Mansion

Caterer Damico Catering

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items: Linen Effects

Ceremony Musicians Lake String Quartet

Photography Janelle Elise Photography

Videography Story of Us Videography

Cake Sweet Retreat

DJ Instant Request

Favors/Escort Cards Cocoa and Fig

Photobooth The Photobooth Group

Stationery Paperista

Hair and Makeup Emily J

Dress: L’atelier Bridal

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Personalizing your wedding with Custom Invitaitons by Hadley Designs

This Blog Post is Written by Hadley Custom Designs– Check them out for custom and personalized invitations!!

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If the guests are the most important part of a wedding, then the invitations are the most important part of the wedding planning process. So why would you settle for a standardized, impersonal wedding invitation to summon your guests to your special day? Your wedding invitations should coalesce with your theme, entice guest to attend, and continue to be valued keepsakes long after the ceremony.

Custom wedding invitations are the perfect solution. You can customize your invitations to your wedding’s design, giving guests a tantalizing peek into the ceremony’s special style. Additionally, the level of creativity afforded by custom invitations means that the invites will be treasured long after the big day instead of immediately trashed.

Here are a few of the popular trends I see for wedding invitations:
1. Beach wedding invites
2. Classic Great Gatsby themed invites
3. Country Burlap and Lace
4. Using engagement photos
5. Modern programs
6. Sparkle Invites
7. Rustic envelopes

I create AFFORDABLE custom wedding stationery! You get to choose the font, color, design, wording and anything else you want to add! If you’ve seen something similar to what you are looking for, let me know and I can make the necessary changes to make it perfect for you!  My website is www.hadleycustomdesigns.com

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Please Vote – Minnesota Bride Best Wedding Planner 2016!

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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-2016-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. If you need recommendations feel free to email or call me!!
4. Make sure you vote before March 4th. The Voting ends then!!!!

THANK YOU!!

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Wedding Vendors and How They Can Transform Your Wedding

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Weddings have become a way to not only get your entire family and friends together for a celebration, but truly wow your guests with unique entertainment, locations and vendors. Traditional weddings, while still ever-popular, are being transformed by vendors bringing their new and unique ideas to the forefront of weddings. These vendors make your wedding more memorable in the eyes of your guests who may have traveled hundreds of miles to be with you on your special day and most of these vendors are in fact just small businesses run by one person, which lends comfort in knowing you aren’t hiring a large company. Here are some ideas for unique wedding vendors to look for in your area.

Food Trucks

Why have a traditional sit down or buffet meal of chicken or beef when your guests can have more choice? Food trucks are popular choices for outdoor summer weddings, but they aren’t restricted to those alone. Hiring food trucks gives back to your local community and offers guests the choice of the food they want. You can even hire a dessert truck to finish – or start – your meal with.

Museums and Science Centers

If you and your partner love history or science, you may find that your perfect wedding reception can actually be in a museum or science center. Many of these establishments around the world have realized that couples want a more unique venue; one that will keep guests talking for years to come, and they have opened their doors to weddings. Dine under the sea in an aquarium or next to a replica spacecraft and get some great photos in the process. These kind of venues are usually booked very quickly, so if you are thinking this might be the perfect spot for your wedding, start looking as soon as possible.

Unique Transportation

If you would like to help your guests get from your ceremony to reception and don’t want them to have to worry about driving themselves, providing unique transportation is something memorable for everyone. Imagine arriving to a reception in a hot air balloon, in a cavalcade of classic or luxury cars, or by horse drawn carriage? Transportation vendors have been finding new and different ways to wow both the couple and their guests with a myriad of transportation options that are a far cry from ‘conventional’.

One of a Kind Favors

Hiring an artist or crafter is a great way to get unique wedding favors. Consider finding a vendor who specializes in useful favors instead of a knick knack that will likely find its way into the trash before your first wedding anniversary. Useful favors can be anything from bars of soap to edible items: coffee, teas, jams, and desserts have all become very popular recently. Like the food trucks, you will be supporting someone’s small business and will be receiving items that your guests won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Cake Toppers That Actually Look Like You

3D printing companies are able to scan you and your partner and can create a cake topper that is your exact likeness. Getting this kind of cake topper done is a little more on the expensive side, however you will have it for a long time to come and you can customize it however you want. Work in your hobbies or something you both share a love of: if you love comics, you can dress up as your favorite superheroes. Sports? Pose with a bat and glove. You can even use 3D printers to make customizable favors that your guests will want to hold onto.

About the Author: This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her on Facebook.

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Lake Minnetonka Backyard Wedding – Megan and Mark

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception: Private Residence

Ceremony and Reception Musicians: Adagio Djay Entertainment

Photography: Geneoh

Photo booth : Clix

Floral : Zinnia Design Floral

Cake : Sweet Mandy B’s

Rental Items : Ultimate Events

Makeup : Bri Standa

Hair : Ashley Richards

Catering : Common Roots Catering

Officiant : Pastor John Rogers

Transportation : Lorenz Bus Service Inc.

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