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Aria at the Jeune Lune Wedding – Alyssa and Conor

Alyssa and Conor had a beautiful wedding on January 11th at Aria at the Jeune Lune! Thank you to LunahZon for sharing the beautiful photos!!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Aria Minneapolis
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Caterer: Crave Catering
Transportation: Eclipse Limo
Cake: Patisserie 46
DJ: Instant Request
Photography: LunahZon
Rental Items: Apres Rentals
Photobooth: VIP Photo Booth
Hair and Makeup: Creative Beauty Agency



Britt and Cole – Saint Paul Hotel Wedding

Cole and Britt were married on a BEAUTIFUL July Day in St. Paul at the Historic Saint Paul Hotel. I had the pleasure of assisting Britt and Cole with their wedding planning while they were busy moving all of over the country for Cole’s job!! Britt always knew exactly what she wanted and it was a lot of fun to assist her in the details of the planning and making sure that everything was coming together perfectly!! They started off the wedding weekend with a welcome boat cruise on the Mississippi for all of the out of town guests, Friday continued the fun with the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner ending the weekend with their fantastic pink and white wedding! The St. Paul Hotel does a fantastic job hosting weddings (and the food is amazing!) And last year they added on this amazing getting ready room.. you can see the fantastic photos here below!!
Congratulations again Britt and Cole!! And Go Knicks!!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: St. Paul Hotel
Dress: Posh Bridal
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Photography: Brio Art
Floral: Ashley Fox Designs
Ceremony Musician: Leah Tousignant
DJ and Lighting:Instant Request
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Hair: Friends of the Bride
Makeup: Blush Beauty Room



Angel and Scott – Minnesota History Center Wedding

I had so much fun planning Angel and Scott’s Wedding “Take Two” last November! Angel came to me after her and Scott had already been married in a private ceremony, but they still wanted to have a big, fun wedding and that is just what they got!! We had a lot of fun playing off of their “Wedding Take Two” And I Do “Redo” on the invitations, programs, and signs that we placed around the reception! This wedding was a wonderful example of an intimate wedding and a great party! Angel was always so trusting with my decor ideas and I loved learning about her and Scott to really incorporate both of their personalities!!
I am so excited that they are expecting a baby this fall!! Lots of Love Angel and Scott!!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Minnesota History Center
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Dress: Posh Bridal
Ceremony Musicians: Paquita B. Ray
Flowers: Ali Mays Flowers
Cake: Country Cake Cupboard
DJ: Instant Request
Photography: Kb Too
Rental Items: Apres Party
Officiant: Tom Armstrong
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Minikahda Club Wedding- Bridget and Jim

Where do I start with Bridget and Jimmy? First off, I knew from the moment that I met them that they had an incredible bond, friendship and love…. and that is one of my favorite parts of my job.. to be able to continue to witness the love between my couples throughout some of the best days of their lives while planning their wedding!!

When they came to me they had thought they were going to wait until Spring of 2014 to get married, but soon after looking at venues they landed on October 26th, 2013 which meant that we needed to plan the wedding in 10 months. For some clients that would be difficult but when you are as organized and as good at making decisions as Bridget and Jimmy are… it is easy 🙂

They decided on Minikahda Club for their ceremony and reception and I feel like that choice was PERFECT for them. If I could sum up these two in a few words it would be Classic, Elegant and Timeless.. just like the Minikahda Club!

The team of vendors on this wedding were incredible and I owe all of these lovely images to Wing from Canary Grey! She has been friends with Bridget and Jim for a few years and that made her connection to the photos and the day of the wedding even more meaningful!! Congratulations to Bridget and Jim and may you have MANY more years of timeless love!!

Wedding Coordinator:Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: The Minikahda Club
Ceremony Musicians: Lake String Quartet
Photography: Canary Grey
Videography: One Fine Day
Officiant: Tomkin Coleman
Dress: latelier couture bridal
Cake: Queen of Cakes
DJ: Instant Request
Floral: Just Bloomed
Favors : Rustica Bakery
Linens: Linen Effects
Statonery: Mae Mae Paperie
Makeup: Jett Bar
Transportation: Silver Rolls Royce



Lisa and Chuck- Lake Minnetonka Wedding

I am so excited to finally be able to share this wedding! It was featured on Style Me Pretty Last week and because of that I wanted to wait to blog about it!! I had the joy of working with Lisa and Chuck for not only their wedding, but also for Lisa’s Brother’s wedding a year ago.

As a native Minnesotan, Lisa always dreamed of getting married on the lake. We wanted to create a comfortable and elegant atmosphere that not only included nautical elements, but also paid homage to Chuck’s southern roots.

The festivities began one month before the wedding when Lisa and Chuck “Buried the Bourbon” a very southern tradition that is said to bring good weather on the wedding day. They had the lovely and Talented Melissa Oholendt there to capture this as well!!!

For this event, we truly let nature be our guide. Utilizing the flowers that already adorned Lisa’s parents backyard, we accented them with fresh ferns, green hydrangeas and mums pairing perfectly with the preppy style of the blue blazered groomsmen and the fresh green stripes of the bridesmaid dresses. We wanted to give guests a taste of the nautical twist early on in the wedding process, so we created a rope motif that we carried from the invites, through to the table number holders, the menu cards and into the getaway boat’s “just married” sign. Each table was aptly named after different bays on Lake Minnetonka.

Guests were directed to their seats by a compass that was hand tied to their escort card. Continuing with the sweet southern tradition, a dainty piece of wedding cake and a slice of pecan pie was served to each guest. Bourbon cocktails melded the northern setting with the southern touches and a local baker made the brides’ favorite “Hometown Truffles” to send guests off into the sunset with wishes of sweet dreams to tuck them in.

Wedding Coordination:
Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Residence
Damico Catering
Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography
Pies: Country Cake Cupboard
String Quartet: Lake String Quartet
Band: Belladiva
Rental Items and Tent: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Rental Items: 
Linen Effects
Flowers: Weber’s Westdale
Wedding Painter: Nicole Herzog
Transportation: MN Coaches
Stationery: Letter Perfect



Ally and Joe – Nicollet Island Pavillion Wedding

When I think of Ally and Joe I think of LOVE.. The kind of love that you know will last a lifetime and many miles. When I first met Ally she was attending Harvard for her Masters Degree all while trying to plan a wedding back home in Minnesota. Joe and Ally had spent lots of time apart while Joe was in Graduate school in Chicago and now when Ally had moved out East for school. Everytime they were together you could just tell they loved to spend time together! Thank god for Ally’s wonderful Mother Mary Kay who not only attended all of our meetings together but was a huge part of our planning team for over a year! Ally is so smart (obviously HARVARD Smart) and she was very detailed in what she wanted her wedding to look like! Joe lived in Minnesota and was a big part of our planning process as well! Every time that Ally came home we headed out to tackle her wedding meetings and they never seemed like work.. I really loved hanging out with Ally and Mary Kay and I felt like I was part of the family!!

Joe is Mexican and it was very important to incorporate his culture into the wedding. The whole design started with the invitations that Ally found online… a beautiful laser cut design that mimicked the design on traditional Mexican Papel Picado’s. This was a look that we brought into numerous pieces of the stationary as well as custom Papel Picado’s that were designed with Ally and Joe’s names and wedding date.  Bright colors filled Nicollet Island Pavillion and centerpieces varied from Mexican lanterns with candles, large purple and orange floral arrangements and Mexican cans filled with succulents. We incorporated Mexican hand painted tiles on vases at the reception and as table numbers. A Marachi Band set the tone of the cocktail hour while guests drank signature drinks, snacked on “tacones” and took in the sites of the beautiful Nicollet Island Pavillion

Ally and Joe had their favorite Chicago band come to Minneapolis for the reception and they were amazing!!! The night ended with a breakfast burrito bar!! Thank you to Ally and Joe (and Mary Kay) for involving me in such a fun year of planning!! Here is to many more adventures to you both!!

Also, make sure you check out their wedding video

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Ceremony Site: Basillica of St. Mary
Photography: Generation Photography
Videography: Virtuoso Video
Hair: Courtney Martins
Band: Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press
Floral: Sadies Floral
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Chargers: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Rental Items: BBJ Linens
Cocktail Hour Music: Marachi Mi Tierra
Stationery:  A Milestone Paper
Makeup: Meghan Patrick

To see this wedding featured on The Knot.Com click here



Anna and Mike- Lafeyette Club Wedding

When designing Anna and Mike’s wedding I was lucky enough to have a bride that was a talented graphic designer and a groom who is a talented pianist!! The day was full of fun surprises! The first being Anna surprising Mike with an AMAZING Piano grooms cake! Mike in turn surprised Anna by playing a few songs for her during the cocktail hour!

The personal touches at Anna and Mike’s wedding were everywhere! They left two chairs open across the table from the bride and groom for guests to stop by and visit them (a Norweigan Tradition), The wedding cake was not only chevron to match our stationery and table clothes, but the “petals” on the cake were an exact replica of the petals on Anna’s dress!

For the decor we went against tradition and mixed silver and gold…. This is one of my favorite new trends… mixing mettalics is a great way to really bring out the shimmer in your wedding. The stationery was designed by the bride and we incorporated a chevron pattern throughout the stationary and the head table linens. On the Petite Fours from Gateaux we had music notes added for Mike’s love of music and we had Anna’s sorority quatrefoil added to the other desserts. Feathers accented the classic reception decor with the place card table and centerpieces. Congatulations Mike and Anna! This wedding was so much fun to design with you!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of St. Mary
Reception Venue: Lafeyette Club
Flowers: Sadies Floral
Dress: Bridal Accents Couture
Stationery: Bride
Cake: Gateaux
DJ and Lighting:Instant Request
Photography: Candence and Eli
Rental Items: Apres Party
Hair and Makeup: Blowdry Bar
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet