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This past August marked Lasting Impressions 10th year in business, I am so lucky and fortunate to do what I love every single day!! My favorite part of weddings continues to be the couples and families I get to work with and the traditions that each culture has for their special day!!! Ayesha and Josh were a special couple… neither one of them ever lived in Minnesota, they just chose Minneapolis as the location for their wedding because we were centrally located and easy to get to for most of the guests coming in from Michigan, New York, Japan and India! What an honor it was to plan an event for guests that were traveling such large distances to come and celebrate!! I love so many things about Hindu Weddings… The traditions, the colors, the clothes and more then anything… the importance of family!! Congratulations Josh and Ayesha.. I hope that New York is treating you well 🙂

Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Location – Windows on MN

Officiant: Perfect Day Ceremonies

Photography : Graddy Photography

Videography : Narrate Studios

Ceremony and Reception  DJ :  Instant Request

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items: Apres Party Rental 

Hair and Makeup : Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors

Check out the video from Narratte Studios – https://vimeo.com/182032469


Where did summer go? I am not sure where it went, but I can tell you that I am excited to share all of the beautiful weddings we were lucky enough to be apart of this past summer! Lets start with Katie and Matt’s Lake of the Isles Church and Calhoun Beach Club Wedding! Stunning with whites and soft lavender flowers and classic personal touches.

Ceremony Site – Lake of the Isles Church

Reception Site – Calhoun Beach Club

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Photography – Melissa Oholendt Photography

Videography – Sunset Blue Videography

Band – Synergy

Transportation Renees Royal Valet

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres

Hair and Makeup – Emily J

Dress- L’Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique

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As the summer starts to draw to an end (How did that happen!!) I realize that I have not blogged much at all.  I still have some beautiful weddings from last summer to get on the blog and Anna and Henry’s wedding is one of them (and it is their anniversary in a few days!!!) YAY!!!

Anna called me about 2 months before their big day and I was explaining to her that I was already pretty full for the year and I was not sure if I was going to take on any more weddings. However, since hers was on a Friday and she had some amazing vendors I felt the need to talk to her more about it. And I instantly knew when I spoke to her that I wanted to work with her and help pull together her final details for her VERY well planned wedding!!

I loved her perspective on what a wedding should be.. she wanted this day to be able to celebrate with friends and family and she did not really care about a lot of extra “fluff”! They picked Cafe Lurcat for their wedding reception because Henry owns a restaurant and they always knew they wanted a more intimate feel vs. a standard hotel ballroom or reception space. When they picked Lurcat they knew that they would not have to do a lot of decorating or design since all of it was already so beautiful!! So Anna and Henry stuck to the elements they cared the most about.. they wanted good entertainment and good food.. and THEY had it.. and the wedding was filled with so much laughter (and lots of martinis 🙂


Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Saint Joan of Arc Church

Reception Site – Café Lurcat

Transportation – Gray Line Transportation

Photography – Paul Vincent

Videography – Sunset Blue Productions

Floral – Ashley Fox Designs

Band- The Sevilles

Hair and Makeup- Julie Swenson and Tina Beaupre


Are you having a hard time finding something to give the special men in your life that are standing by you on your big day? Visit www.groovygroomsmengifts.com. No matter the type of groomsman, whatever his style, we’re sure you’ll find classic groomsmen essentials to your liking.

For the Grooms: Fashionable Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Still trying to decide on a tie for your big day? Chances are, your groomsmen are just as perplexed as you are. Help put your loyal pals at ease with our list of fashionable groomsmen gifts – from classic suit-and-tie needs to contemporary formal accessories – which they can all wear on your big event.

To the 9’s tri pack 

Three is a welcome crowd with this classy combo of cufflinks, tie clip, and money clip. This cool metallic trio is sure to dress up and add a modern touch your groomsmen’s traditional formalwear. Go the extra mile by personalizing each piece with your buddies’ names.

Ultimate Funglasses 


Winter is not gonna last forever, and summer weddings are bound to happen. If yours is exactly just that, then you’ll want to take note of this incredibly cool summer must-have.

Picture this, beautiful garden wedding, radiant sunshine, warm summer breeze, and you and your groomsmen all decked out in awesome wayfarers. This iconic design features a sleek wooden update and can be engraved with personalized text.

Basic Bromance Buckle Combo 


Every guy owns a belt and your instinct might tell you not to go for something your pals already have. But it doesn’t hurt helping him stock up classic manly essentials.

Clean, simple, stylish. This is exactly what this classic belt and buckle combo embodies. This timeless piece of accessory goes with anything and your groomsmen will definitely not mind adding another one to his wardrobe.

Prime Timepiece 


Great style means being on trend and on time. In our books, we dread the phrase “fashionably late”. Being late is never a good thing, especially in such important events. Not that you don’t trust your pals to show up on time but a gentle reminder never hurt anyone. This awesome wooden ticker made from 100% real wood and genuine leather perfectly does the trick. We suggest getting one for yourself for a coordinated look.

Groomsmen Socks


Sometimes, strictly abiding to the strict formal wear can be boring. Any dashing lad knows a trick or two to add some fun to traditional the traditional look. Add a fun flare to  your groomsmen’s ensemble, with these quirky printed socks. Get a different design for each one to strike up an engagement of fun comparison.