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Sarah and Brian | Hindu Temple in Maple Grove + Aria Minneapolis Wedding

Let me first start off by saying that it has taken me an hour to try and narrow down photos for this blog post! Not only because Joe and Jen Photography make it really hard to pick favorites, but also because a LARGE Two Day Western and Hindu Fusion Wedding had a lot of wonderful moments and memories to sort through!

For Sarah and Brian’s fusion wedding we explored TONS of options… Should we have all of the events in one day? Should we have all of the events at the same venue? Should we split it up over a Saturday and Sunday or would it be best to utlize a Friday and Saturday? After hours and hours debating, planning and stategizing the timeline and flow of both days we landed on an East meets West style; We had a traditional western church ceremony on Saturday followed by a reception for guests that had flown across the country to celebrate with Sarah and Brian. On Sunday morning we headed up to  the Hindu Temple of Minnesota for the Hindu ceremony followed by a lunch and then a bright, fun and festive reception at Aria.

We wanted to utlize as many of the same vendors as possible on both days, however we wanted to give each day its own unique look and feel. For Saturday’s festivies Sarah wore a traditional (and beautiful) white gown and our decor was all very neutral, classic and understated. Sunday was the complete opposite with Sarah in a traditional Indian regalia surrounded by Bright, Bold, Colors that really kicked off the start of summer!!

As I am sure you can tell from the photos… Sarah and Brian’s smiles are infectious and both of these doctors have the deemener of a saint! Planning one wedding can easily push a couple over the edge, but trying to plan two  large and very different weddings at the same time takes a tremendous amount of patience and stamina.

Sarah and Brian- You are the best! If you ever decide to plan another non-stop wedding weekend… I will be there right with you!!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Temple –Hindu Temple of Minnesota

Ceremony  Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral – Minneapolis

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Welcome Dinner – Loring Social

Photography – Joe and Jen Photography

Transportation – Minnesota Coaches

Floral – – Sadies Floral

Rental Items – Apres Party

Reception Site – Loring Social

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Cake- Cafe Latte

DJ – Instant Request

Dress: L’atelier Bridal

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Minnesota Summer Tent Wedding | Brenna and Justin

My favorite weddings are Tent Weddings!

I am not sure if it is the challenge of creating a venue from the ground up or the idea of having a blank design canvas. But I LOVE the challenge and the uniqueness tents offer! Judging by the number of emails and calls I get inquiring about tent wedding… I don’t think I am alone in my love for these intimate and personal weddings.

However,  most of us do not have properties to accommodate these big gatherings. Brenna and Justin did not have that problem!! The first time I drove out to Brenna’s parents home in Orono my heart did a happy dance when I saw the large amounts of FLAT grassy land I knew that it was made for a wedding!

The moment I met with Brenna’s lovely mom I knew that I had found a wedding that would inspire me and challenge me at the same time. We dove right into the planning and when Brenna and Justin would come home from New York we would have marathon planning sessions that were always fun and so productive! The first design element we incorporated into the wedding was a sketch of Brenna’s childhood home where the wedding was taking place. This became an intricate part of our wedding design placing it on the save the dates, menu cards and other day of stationery. In addition, the colors of the wedding were inspired by the house as well. We wanted everything to look like it flowed together effortlessly.

The week of the wedding the forecast was terrible. At one point it showed 90% chance of rain the day of the wedding and naturally we started to implement the backup plans we had planned. However, as the Minnesota weather likes to do… The forecast drastically shifted over the next 24 hours. Not only did it not rain a drop, but the temperatures rose to over 90 degrees. Thankfully we had an amazing group of vendors that worked through the sweat and the sun to make this day flawless!

Brenna and Justin. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your big day and for inviting me into your home to share such special memories!!

Cheers!

Vendors

Ceremony and Reception Site – Private Residence

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Caterer- Damico Catering

Photography- Geneoh Photography

Videography –Sky Focus Films

Room Block and Brunch-  The Landing

Band –  Blue Water Kings

Valet-  Tradition Valet

Transportation –  http://totallimo.com

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items-  Apres, PHOS and Girl Friday

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

 

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