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Lake Minnetonka Wedding- Mary Beth and Fred

Well.. Hello!! You can tell that wedding season is winding down because now it is going to be blogging season!! Its the time of year that I finally get to sit back and really enjoy all of the beauty that was created this year and reflect on the photos!! Lets start with Mary Beth and Fred’s BEAUTIFUL Lake Minnetonka Wedding!!
There is an old phrase “It takes an army..” And that is exactly what an outdoor “tent” wedding takes.. an army!!!! If I could count the numerous emails/phone calls and conversations that are had about rain, sun, bugs, parking, mowing, plywood for the caterers, wind, layout, etc, etc. etc. It would probably make me fall over… but for some reason outdoor tent weddings are my favorite type of wedding and I keep coming back year after year to the challenge!!! The key to a great outdoor tent wedding is a good plan and GREAT vendors!! Make sure that you have vendors that are very experienced with the weather elements and are flexible!!

Mary Beth and Freds wedding was full of great vendors that helped pull everything together (Including an unexpected downpour right before dinner!!) and that made my job so much easier and enjoyable!! And what is not to love about this wedding? You are combining my favorite parts of planning the wedding…  a wonderful couple, personal touches and a meaningful location!!! Laura Ivanova captured the day beautifully as she always does from the time the girls got ready and toasted in a suite at the Westin through the beautiful sparkler send off at the end of the night!! This classic, elegant, backyard wedding captured Mary Beth and Fred’s style perfectly.. and I was so honored to be a part of it!!!!

Wedding Coordinator  – Lasting Impressions Weddings
Photography – Laura Ivanova Photography
Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception Site – Private Residence
Wedding Dress- L’atelier Couture Bridal
Transportation – Schmitty and Sons Transportation
Ceremony Musicians – Lake Minnetonka String Quartet
Catering – Deco Catering
Bar Service – With a Twist
Floral – Sadies Floral
Band – Casablanca Orchestra
Cocktail Hour Musicians – Barra Irish Trio
Rental Items – Apres Party and Tent and Linen Effects
Hair and Makeup – Emily J Jett
Cake – Buttercream



Jenni and Russ- Calhoun Beach Club Wedding

Jenni and Russ were married on a BEAUTIFUL July day at the Calhoun Beach Club in a day that incorporated lots of personal touches, family and lots and lots of love!!! Jenni and Russ were referred to me from a good friend of mine and as soon as I met them I knew that we were going to have a fun planning this big day together!!! Jenni and Russ love wine, love to travel and take photography’s.. so incorporating these item into the ceremony felt like a necessity!! Russ was surprised by Jenni with a Porsche themed wedding cake created by Gateaux to commemorate his large Porsche collection and his love of the vintage automobile!

It was such a pleasure to get to work with Jenni and Russ on their big day and I can’t wait to see where lifes adventure takes them!!

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Calhoun Beach Club
Photography: Beau Peterson Photography
Dress: Posh Bridal
Flowers: Just Bloomed
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Cake and Favors: Gateaux
Ceremony Music: Bella Nota
Cocktail Hour Music:A Jazz Trio
Reception Music: Brian Kinney Band
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Stationery: A Milestone Paper