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Featured on Style Me Pretty!!!

What a great way to end the work week with news that we were featured on Style Me Pretty again this week!!!! Heather and Joe’s wedding was classic, elegant and so much fun to help Heather and her wonderful mom put together!!! To read the whole article click HERE




Depot Minneapolis Wedding- Lauren and Erik

This time of year we are winding down with coordinating weddings and ramping up on planning weddings!! Its the time of year where I love to see new ideas come together and my favorite part of my job is getting inside the couples head and really trying to personalize their wedding for them. I always say “I don’t want to be just another “pretty” Wedding.. I want this to be reflective of the client, their personalities and their vision!! Take Lauren and Eric for example, they are both wheat traders, Erik grew up on a farm and he gave Lauren a cow as a gift for the engagement.. so as you can see this “theme” fit their personalities perfectly!!
It was so much fun getting to plan Lauren and Erik’s wedding and seeing their vision come to life!!! This makes me so excited for the next few weeks of Lots and Lots of Decor meetings!

Wedding Coordination :Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: The Depot
Ceremony Site: St. Stephen’s – Edina
Photography: Graddy Photography
Transportation: Minnesota Coaches
Band: The Sevilles
Rental Items and Lighting: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Chair Covers: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Florist: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
Hair Stylist: Martha Roussopolus
Cake: Gail Geist
Photobooth:Little Black Booth
Makeup: Nan Fletcher
Popcorn: Tom’s Popcorn Shop



Jenna and Jesse

I know that I have wrote about Jenna and Jesse’s wedding NUMEROUS times now.. but if you can not tell I love this wedding and I had to share the amazing professional images from Lauren Kirkbride Photography she made an already gorgeous wedding look even better!!! I am BEYOND blessed to work with couples Like Jenna and Jesse and their families! They have a “Can-Do” attitude and when faced with an obstacle they tackled it head on. For example, Jenna LOVED the farm tables and even when they were not locally available she decided she had to have them… SO she found a group of students to make them for their shop project!! Wishing you many, many years of love and happiness!!

To check out this wedding that was featured on Style Me Pretty Click Here:


Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Trimont Cedar Park
Caterer: Gerhardt’s Catering and Martin County Pork Producers
Photography: Lauren Kirkbride Photography
Videography: Capture Studios
DJ: Sota Sounds
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Flowers: Sadies Floral
Pastor: Scott Dewitt



Jessica and Peter

Ohhhh.. I am SO lucky!! As you can tell by this blog post, I have had a VERY good summer and I have been surrounded by amazing clients (and friends!!!) I first met with Jessica and Peter last July at a Minnetonka Caribou.. Instantly we clicked and I was So excited to start working with them!! Jessica and Peter truly trusted me with their wedding while we planned the beautiful celebration with the couple in Chicago. With the help of an amazing team of vendors their August wedding was perfect! A champagne bar, late night popcorn bar, endless white roses and 200 of their closest friends and family made for a perfect occasion.

Extra special thank you to Betsy Wall Photography for the stunning images!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Semple Mansion
Ceremony Site: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Caterer: Damico Catering
Photography: Betsy Wall Photography
Hair and Makeup: MN Bridal Hair and Makeup
Cocktail Hour Music: Benny Weinbeck
Grooms Cake/ Cake/Favors/Popcorn Bar: Gateaux
Band: Synergy
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Florist: Sadies Floral Design
Rental Items:Apres Party Rental
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Ceremony Music: Bella Nota
Menu Cards, Programs, Placecards and Favor Cards: Beau Papier
Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny




Calhoun Beach Club Wedding- Ombre Pink

Oh I am so happy to be blogging again!! We are just wrapping up the busy wedding season and what a BEAUTIFUL wedding season it has been!! I can not wait to show you everything that we have done!!!! One of my favorites (I have so many favorites this year!!) Has to be Kaley and Matt’s Pink Ombre Wedding!! I love this wedding because Kaley was not afraid to take chances.. she put all of her trust in our team of vendors and it worked!!! It was blingy, pink and exactly Kaley (and Matt was just fine with that !)
I was So excited to work with Todd from Bungalow Six. This man is amazing.. his imagination does some pretty amazing things!!! And all of this was captured by the amazing Maribeth from Red Ribbon Studios!!! Every vendor for this wedding was amazing and helped to create a VERY memorable day!!

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Invitations and all Stationary: Paperista
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Calhoun Beach Club
Photography: Red Ribbon Studio
Videography:Princess Bride
Dress: Kleinfields
Cake: Gateaux
Ceremony Music and Reception Music: Belladiva
Event Designer: Bungalow 6
Floral : Just Bloomed
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Hair and Makeup: Fivetwo Six Salon



Welcome to our new blog!!!

Hello and Welcome to the new blog!! I have been wanting to update my blog all wedding season to match the look and feel of our new website… and finally it is done.
After a lot of coding and recoding I have something that I feel represents our brand and I am able to show off all of our amazing weddings we have been doing!!!
Thank you to the amazing Betsy Wall Photography for the wonderful header image. I have been lucky enough to work with Betsy Twice in the last 2 months and she has captured amazing images!! I am going to be updating the blog a lot in the near future because images from photographers are coming in like crazy and I am so excited to share!!!



Jenna and Jesse’s Wedding Video

We are so excited to share Jenna and Jesse’s Wedding video from the VERY talented Capture Studios! This wedding will always hold a special place in my heart.. not only because of all of the LOVE that Jenna and her mom poured into personalizing this wedding.. but also because it is right by my hometown. It is so fun to get out of the city a few weekends out of the year!!!

Jesse + Jenna // Like A Rock from capture studios on Vimeo.


Outdoor Wedding Love

There is no secret that we love outdoor weddings and farm weddings! I think that the personalization that is done when a wedding is hosted a the couples home/farm is really what makes the wedding very unique and memorable. This past weekend’s wedding was NO Different.. if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you are probably sick of these images.. but I had to share as my email was flooded in the last 2 days with questions on the decor!! I have attached our photos from our lovely iPhones.. but I can not wait to see and share with you the professional photos!!

Thank you so much to Apres, Sadies Floral and most importantly to Jenna, Jesse, Mark and Denise for your hours of hard work dreaming up and assembling so much of the decor elements!!!!










Great Guestbook Idea


I am loving this idea for a guest book!! Guests mark their names on their birthdays in a calendar. Perfect for a smaller wedding and a great way to gather all of your friends birthdays! For other great ideas visit:

Image via Pinterest


Carly and Joe

Carly and Joe’s Wedding is the perfect example of when a Perfect Vision meets the perfect venue and the perfect weather!! When I met with Carly and Joe and heard about their “look” for the day I was so excited! It was straight out of Style Me Pretty and Minnesota Bride!! The bride’s that call us the oct are all looking for the same thing.. a unique location with lots of personal touches and that is JUST what Carly and Joe got on their October wedding date!! I wish I could have been there.. but I was due with my son that week.. so my AMAZING coordinators Andrea and Brooke did a wonderful job and nailed it!!! Thank you for all of the amazing vendors that helped out with this wedding!!<BR>

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site:Camrose Hill Farm (An Amazing Venue!!!!)
Ceremony Musicians: A Beautiful Violin
Caterer: Common Roots Catering
Band: Modd Squad
Photography: JM Photography
Rental Items: Ultimate Events



Thank You!!


Thank you for everyone who voted for us in the Minnesota Bride Best of 2012 Awards!! We feel so honored to be nominated and to be one of the Top 3 Finalists! We are SO lucky to not only do what we love every single day, but to get to work with amazing couples, vendors, partners and friends!! Thank you!! We will find out if we take home the top honor at the awards ceremony in July!!


Fun Wedding Food!!

When I started Lasting Impressions six years ago personalizing the wedding was all about picking out decor that meant a lot to the couples, finding favors that were unique and different and adding lots of “personality” to the stationary and paper products! Personalizing Weddings is my favorite part of my job. I always say that I want to make your wedding a lot more than just “Another pretty wedding” I want to make it about the couple and I want people to leave feeling like that wedding was “them”. Wedding food has evolved over the years. It is now a platform to really showcase what the couple loves to eat and where they came from.

Here is a peak at some of our favorite ideas for late night snacks, appetizers, dessert bars, etc. that really personalize a wedding!!





All Images via Pinterest

Follow Lasting Impressions Weddings on Pinterest for more fun food ideas and so much more!!! :


Paige and Nolan

I was so excited to get the call from the Randee, Mother of the Bride… Letting me know that another AMAZING Giblin was getting married!! We were really excited to jump in and help on the day of the wedding!! We were lucky enough to have been the day of coordinator for Meredith and Ben’s Wedding and we already felt part of the family! On top of everything.. I love Pink and Grey and that is just what Paige and Nolan picked for their amazing wedding at Graves 601! If you are looking for a great reception site.. look at Graves 601.. they do an spectacular job!!

Also, Check out their AMAZING Wedding Video by Vibrant Film!


Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Graves 601

Photographer: JM Photography

Rental’s: Festivities

Flowers: Forever in Bloom

Cake: Gateaux

Dueling Pianos: TMA Productions

Videography: Vibrant Film

Lighting: Instant Request

Ice Sculpture: Ice Occasions

Invitations: Watermark Stationary



















Happy Valentines Day

I have always love Valentine’s Day. Even when I was single I thought it was a great way to eat chocolate with my girlfriends and watch sappy movies. I am lucky enough to have a job based around love… and I am even luckier to have a life surrounded with love.

To my Valentines.. Andy and Easton.. Thanks for being the amazing men in my life!!!


Photo by Lavie Photography


Erica and Steve- September 10th

Have you ever been to Windbeam Farm ? If you have not .. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to plan your wedding there or get invited to a wedding there! Not only is it REALLY beautiful, but the owners, Trudi and Paul are also AMAZING!! Helpful, courteous, excited and always fast at answering my millions of questions!!I had the pleasure of working with Erica and Steve for their September 10th wedding about a year in advance. My fondest memory will always be trudging through the snow with Erica at a few outdoor venues to try and “visualize” a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception!! Congratulations again Erica and Steve!!!


Wedding Planning: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Venue and Floral: Windbeam Farm

Photography: Kirk Lamb Photography

Caterer: Chowgirls Catering

DJ: Adagio

Band: Modd Squad

Transportation: MN Coaches









John and Michelle

I love this time of year! I get to meet all kinds of new clients and reflect back on all of the fantastic weddings from the past summer.. Michelle and John’s wedding was one of them! I loved Michelle and John! Michelle had an impeccable eye for details and knew exactly what she wanted! John was present at every meeting that we had and took an interest in flowers and decor (which I always appreciate!!!) They were engaged in December and married in July and that made for a quick and fun planning process! Weddings planned under 6-9 months are always my favorite! I love the adrenaline rush and the quick decisions that need to be made! Thank you to the great team of vendors that made this July day so beautiful!!


Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Venue::St. Bartholomew’s

Reception Venue:: Windows on MN

Rentals:: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Flowers:: Violets Flowers
DJ:: Instant Request
Videography:: Capture Studios
Photography:: Bryan Newfield Photography
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet

Stationary: A Milestone Paper Company

Jazz Group: A Jazz Trio

Cake: Buttercream

To Check Out Michelle and Johns Wedding Video


Tina and Dan – Minnesota Indian Wedding

onsI have started to write this blog post at least 5 times and then decided I would “come back to it”.. Mainly because I do not think any words that I say can can capture how much I love Tina and Dan and how amazing their wedding was.. so I will just have to sum it up as best as I can!! Tina and Dan’s wedding was not just simply one day, but it was a full weekend of amazing events… We started off at the Hilton in Bloomington with the Mehendi Party that welcomed all of their guests in from out of town, complete with food stations, Mehndi Artists and wonderful traditional Indian music. The wedding took place at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis and we had a great line up of amazing vendors that transformed the amber-lit ceremony space into an amazing peacock inspired reception.
When I first met Tina over a year before her wedding she explained all of the elements that she was going to need help on and I got very excited and told her that I was up to the challenge!!! Like most weddings, there were challenges.. but the lessons I learned, the people I met and the love that I felt was SO much more than I could have ever imagined! A BIG thank you to our fantastic group of vendors that pulled off a flawless wedding for Tina, Dan and their 420 guests!! Tina and Dan (and adorable Aiden).. I miss you!!
I have tried to limit the number of photos on this post (Trust me.. It was so hard to narrow down my favorites!!!) So please check out more of Red Ribbon Studio’s Amazing Photos on our Facebook page!

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Hilton
Mehendi Party Site: Hilton
Photography: Red Ribbon Studio
Videography: Virtuoso Video Productions
Caterer: India Palace
Cake: Buttercream
DJ and Lighting: Instant Request
Florist: Richfield Floral and Events
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Officiant: Perfect Day Wedding Ceremonies
Hair and Makeup: MN Bridal and Makeup Artistry
Mehndi Artist: Ancient Traditions Mehndi
Stationary: A Milestone Paper

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