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What a fun post to write for me!!! I met Amanda and Josh MANY years ago when I planned Josh’s Sister, Shelby’s wedding. It was apparent even back then that Amanda and Josh were something really special, so I was ecstatic when Shelby and her mom Deb called me and asked if I could help plan Amanda and Josh’s big day!!!!
They were engaged over Halloween and we planned a Valentine’s day weekend wedding and no detail was overlooked!!!!

Thank you to the team of vendors that pulled off this touching and beautiful wedding in such a short period of time!! And an EXTRA special Thank you to Despres Photography for not only capturing the day so wonderfully but for also being a great new resource for brides in the central Minnesota Area (seriously.. if you are getting married, call them!!!)

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Jackpot Junction Casino
Ceremony Site : St. Catherine’s
Photography: DESPRES Photography
Grooms Cake: Gateaux inc
Dessert: Coldstone Creamery
DJ: ST. CLOUD DJ
Personal FLowers: Springfield Floral
Chargers: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Chair Covers and Draping: Lauries Design
Linens:Linen Effects
Photobooth: Traveling Photobooth
BACKDROP and Poms for Ceiling: Italy Ava
Reception Flowers: Sadies Floral

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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!

Vendors:
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

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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!!

Vendors::

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

As you can tell.. I have not been blogging very often as we have been busy creating and coordinating wonderful weddings every weekend since April… But I am getting very anxious to share these wonderful weddings with you. Matt and Claire started their planning about a year ago when they called me from New York and told me all about their wonderful ideas and I explained how I could help turn their long distance planning into an easy process!! To see this vision become reality is my favorite part of my job and I am still in awe of how some ideas can really transform a space! Enjoy the photos by the wonderful Gina from A Truth Be Shown… Not only does she do an amazing job, she is very quick getting me photos! Vendors:: Wedding Planning and Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings Ceremony Site: Temple of Israel Reception Site: Windows on MN Photography:A Truth be Shown Cake: Queen of Cakes Band:Synergy Flowers: Sadie’s Floral Design Chair Covers: Lasting Impressions Weddings Rental Items: Apres Ceremony Musician:Suzanna Altman Transportation: Renees Royal Valet

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Courtney and Dan were married on July 17th on a beautiful sunny day! Luckily for us, the rain did not start until early in the evening and Laurie Schneider was able to capture some fabulous photographs! Courtney and her mom left no detail untouched. From the crystals on the menu cards to the corresponding colors of the napkins, chargers, chair covers it all looked amazing. One of my favorite aspects of this wedding were the flowers and over the top centerpieces. Courtney worked with the talented Carra from La Petite Fleur to create these whimsical designs. I personally LOVED the centerpiece with the branches going horizontal. I know that Carra was setting up her designs all day at the venue and it was well worth it!

Vendors::
Ceremony Venue: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist
Reception Venue:: The Depot
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions
Cake:: Country Cake Cupboard
Napkins:: Studio 6
Chair Covers:: Lasting Impressions
Linens & Chargers:: Decki Decor
DJ:: Sound Decision Entertainment
Transportation:: Valley Limo
Florist::La Petite Fleur
Photobooth:: The Traveling Photobooth
Photography :: Laurie Schneider Photography
Videography:: Busy Bee Video
Hair and Makeup:: Smart & Chic Bride

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