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Aria Minneapolis Wedding | Rachel and Billy

When people first hear that I am a wedding planner the first question I normally get is “What is the craziest story that you have?” I understand the interest in all of the “crazy stories” but I wish that instead of asking me about crazy stories people would ask me about why I love my job. One big reason I love my job would be “Families”.

Everyday I get to work with and become part of amazing families and one of my favorite have been the Saunders Family. The whole family is so welcoming, nice, HAPPY, thoughtful and I have enjoyed every email, every call, every meeting that I have had over the years with this tight knit family.

I have had the joy of knowing Rachel’s family for years now, after I assisted with planning Mindy and Ryan’s wedding a few years ago (It feels like yesterday) and when I got the call from Debbie that Rachel was engaged I was so excited!

Rachel and Billy wanted to create a beautiful, fun and classic wedding and we brought on a fantastic team of vendors to help create this vision including Aria, Janelle Elise Photography, Linen Effects,Paper Rock Scissors and Munster Rose!

Rachel and Billy… It was so much fun and from the photo overload you can tell that I have a hard time picking my favorite images (Janelle- You are to blame for that!!) xoxoxo!!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site – St. Philip the Deacon
Reception Venue – Aria
Caterer – Damico Catering
Photography – Janelle Elise Photography
Videography – Virtuoso Video
DJ Instant Request
Cocktail Hour Music -A Jazz Trio
Transportation- Renees Royal Valet
Floral –Munster Rose
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth –Selfe and Co.
Hair- alibi the salon
Makeup- Nicole Fae
Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors
Dress- Posh
Tanning- Go Glow
Calligraphy- Rosann Konieczney

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Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria Mpls Wedding | Christine and Mike

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Caterer – Damico Catering

Reception Site – Aria

Photography – Paul Vincent Photography

Band – Casablanca Orchestra

Ceremony and Reception DJ – Instant Request

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres

Makeup – Tina Beaupre

Hair – Emily J

Stationery  – Paper Rock Scissors

When I look at photos of Christine and Mike’s Wedding day.. all I can think of is Fun!! From the beginning of the planning all the way to the minute I left the dance.. the wedding and planning was so much fun and full of energy!! Christine and Mike picked Aria for their wedding venue and it was such a perfect spot for this fun couple that loved Music and Minneapolis!! They wanted the day to be easy for their guests and to serve good food, good drinks and have lots of good music.. and that is just what we got when we hired Casablanca Orchestra, Instant Request and Damico Catering.. It was a none stop party celebrating this lovely couple!!!

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Basilica of St. Mary and Aria Wedding- Amanda and Jason

When I think of Jason and Amanda I think about our meetings where I was just about rolling on the floor laughing throughout the whole meeting!! Jason is hilarious and I loved to watch the interaction between he and Amanda. He was always very involved and passionate in his thoughts and opinions and luckily for him.. Amanda was on the same page as him! They wanted something fun and different and that is just what we did!! I had the challenge of making a formal wedding not feel like a stuffy wedding.. and it all started when they decide to serve burgers as their main entree.. The idea came to them when they saw numerous high end restaurants serving delicious burgers on their menus and they thought that would be a fun spin on traditional wedding food… and it was! This has to be one of my favorite meals at a wedding in a long time… Its pretty hard to beat a Juicy Damico Burger decorated with a cute burger pick and a side of nice wine!! Congratulations Jason and Amanda.. I miss our meetings and the big belly laughs that came with them!!

Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site Basilica of St. Mary

Reception Site Aria

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

Photography Sewell Photography

Videography Sunset Blue Productions

Catering Damico Catering

Stationery: A Milestone Paper

Floral Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

DJ Generation Now

Rental Items Linen Effects

Hair and Makeup Juut – Gavidae

Chandliers Avant Décor

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Aria Minneapolis Wedding- Jessica and Sam

Vick PhotographyThis wedding was just this past Saturday and Andrew Vick is amazing for sending these images the SUNDAY after the wedding!! Andrew, You are the best and it was a joy to get to work with you on this wedding!!!
Aria is one of our favorite venues and it is always exciting to see how beautiful everything turns out!!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site – Aria
Officiant        Chips Paulson
Transportation – Renees Royal Valet
Minnesota Coaches
Ceremony Musicians – Chastity Brown
Photography – Vick Photography
Floral – Sadies FloralSadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
Band – http://www.someshittycoverband.com
Rental Items – Apres Party
Photobooth – Bellagala PhotoMingle
Cake – Sweet Retreat
Stationery: Spark Letterpress
Catering – Deco Catering

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