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Jessica and Trey were married on a beautiful day on Lake Minnetonka at the Lafayette Club. The club had special meaning to Jessica and Trey beause she was a member there and her parents live on the lake very close to the club. The weather on this May day could not have been a better way to kick of Memorial Day weekend and their wedding! Blue skies and sunshine filled the tent as Jessica and Trey had their very personal ceremony in front of their friends and family!

Personal elements were everywhere in this wedding.. We incorporated the bride and groom’s love of hunting into the favors with duck calls.. Photos of the couple adorned the unique placecard table and the night was full of heartfelt speeches! But the everlasting memory I will have about Jessica and Trey was there love for each other. We planned the whole wedding in about 9 months and throughout the planning process Jessica and Trey did not let the little things get to them… they just knew they wanted to be married and start their life together… and when you have a outlook like that…the wedding planning process is a lot of fun!!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Lafayette Club
Photography: Paul Vincent Photography
Videography: Sky Focus Films
DJ : Instant Request
Ceremony Musicians:Lake Minnetonka String Quartet
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Cocktail/Dinner Music: Ned Kantar
Floral: Sadies Floral
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent
Cake: Sweet Retreat
Officiant: Pastor Gorden Peterson
Stationery: A Milestone Paper
Dress:L’atelier
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If you have been paying attention to our Instagram or Facebook pages you can see that we were really busy this past weekend with a beautiful Lake Minnetonka Wedding!! As a sneek peak the wonderful Janelle Elise Photography sent me some images to share!! It was a beautiful day celebrating this fantastic couple and family!!

A wedding takes a combination of vendors to make it successful.. a backyard tent wedding takes an ARMY of dedicated vendors to make it special… and this one was no exception. I saw Katiee (my Apres Sales Representative) Out at the tent location last week every single one of the 4 days that the tent was getting put up… that is dedication!!

More to come!!

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I have been waiting for so long to blog about this wedding… When you combine a completely trusting bride, amazing vendors and a great couple.. Here is what you get… One of the best wedding I have ever been able to plan! Not only were Anna and Chas the nicest people you will ever meet.. but Anna just let me run with all of the crazy ideas that I had swirling in my head (and on my Pinterest Board 🙂 And here is what we got… a wedding that was designed based on a fun floral pattern that we saw online.. and we incorporated that into custom placemats, vases and a FLORAL RUNNER for the head table!! Lemon’s also made quite the tie into the event because Chas’s last name was Lemon.. and I never stopped incorporating that into the design!!!!

Anna and Chas.. I am SO happy for you!! Thank you for allowing me to love my job every single day!! XOXOXOX

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Calhoun Beach Club
Ceremony Musicians: Bella Nota
Photography: Melissa Oholendt
Videography: Sunset Blue
Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
DJ: Instant Request
Rental Items: Apres Party Rental
Photobooth: Traveling Photobooth
Invitations: Paper Rock Scissors
Wedding Dress: Posh Bridal

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Cheri and Jeff were not only so much fun to work with because of their love for each other, but they are also engineers and I got to learn about the wedding planning process through a whole other set of eyes! They were meticulous on the detailing of the invitations, making sure that the colors were all incorporated perfectly and that the day flowed seamless.. This was a quality that I not only loved.. But I also felt so honored that they chose me to help create their special day! Cheri and Jeff lived in Boston when we started our wedding planning and with job changes they moved to California during the last months of our planning.. This not only made having a wedding planner handy for them , but crucial! Cheri and Jeff made it back to Minnesota just a few times during they’re planning to pick out all of their decor, taste their delicious food and nail down all of the logistics.

We took the flowers off of Cheri’s dress as the main inspiration for the design of the wedding, incorporate the subtle floral design into the invitations, cake, and day of stationery! We wanted to incorporate a unique table scape for their small and intimate wedding that featured some really fun elements such as leaves that were colored purple and gold, and bright and bold floral designs.
The couples love of nature was clear throughout the details including river rocks that the guests signed in lieu of a guest book and Tables named after the couples favorite lakes.
Cheri and Jeff changed into  traditional Chinese dress for their entrance into the reception to honor her heritage and then following the cake cutting the couple disappeared to change back into their dress clothes for a dramatic and choreographed dance they had been working on for months!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony  Site: The Woods Chapel
Reception Site: Lafeyette Club
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Ceremony Musicians: 4 Voices String Quartet
Photography: Vick Photography
Videography: Northern Lights Videography
Floral: Sadies Foral
Cake and Stationery: Gateaux
DJ and Lighting: Instant Request
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Dress: Vera Wang
Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny
Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

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