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Kicking off Christmas week with a beautiful August wedding that I was lucky enough to help coordinate with Maggie and Troy. Maggie contacted me around 18 months before her wedding and I was amazed that when she hired me she already hired quite a few of her vendors.. she was very organized and during the planning process I realized why. Troy plays in the NHL and Maggie and Troy are constantly traveling for games and they were so smart to get so much done early…so that when they were home the few times during the year we could nail down all of the other pieces!!! A great group of vendors and a wonderful and trusting couple turned into a beautiful wedding at the classic Basilica of St. Mary and the newly renovated Loews Hotel!!

Merry Christmas Maggie and Troy! I hope that you have a good and relaxing first Christmas as a Mr. and Mrs!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site Basilica of St. Mary

Reception Site: Loews Hotel

Transportation: Valley Limo and Coach

Photography: Graddy Photography

Videography: Sunset Blue Productions

DJ and Lighting: Instant Request

Photobooth The Photobooth Group

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Cake: Buttercream

Rental Items: Linen Effects

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

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Planning a wedding from a distance is never an easy task.. but with Marty and Margit everything seemed so relaxed and easy.. they really trusted all of their vendors and it resulted in a beautifully planned and relaxing wedding day full of so much love and joy!! Marty and Margit live in Colorado and have a love of the outdoors… so while we wanted to plan a really formal wedding, we wanted to make sure and include a lot of details that incorporated their love of canoeing, skiing and their heritage!! Food is always a great place to personalize your event.. Marty grew up on the East Coast..so a Raw bar made perfect sense (in a canoe.. of course!!), Margit had a love if Izzy’s ice-cream ever since she was little.. so we incorporated that into our late night snacks and serving the Norwegian wedding cake, kransekake paid homage to Margit’s heritage!!

Margit and Marty.. I loved getting to work with you.. and I hope that you are getting excited for the snow to fly so you can start your first skiing season.. married 🙂

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography
Videography: Virtuoso Video
Floral: Just Bloomed
Cake: Buttercream
Band: Synergy
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth: Slow Motion Booth
Makeup: Emily J

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Planning a wedding from out of state is never an easy task.. and I guess that is why I have a JOB!! But with the help of Colleen (the wonderful mother of the bride!!) We were able to assist Nicole and Will with planning their dream wedding all while living in Michigan and only getting to come home for one planning meeting! We spent many hours face timing Nicole to ask her opinion and trying to explain things over email and what came together was a memorable night for everyone!!!

Eleven Bridesmaids and Groomsmen combined with 300 guests, food stations and dueling pianos really put the logistics of the wedding to the test.. but with the help of all of our GREAT vendors Nicole and Will’s wedding was fun, unique and a great celebration with all of their friends and family!!! Congratulations Nicole and Will!!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Photography: Kelly Brown Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Aria
Caterer: Damico Catering
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Ceremony Musicians and Reception DJ: Instant Request
Videography: Northern Lights
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Floral: RICHFIELD FLOWERS & EVENTS
Officiant: John Rogers
Dueling Pianos: Deuces Wild
Photobooth: Sherri Fleming
Makeup: Emily J
Hair: Twiggs Salon

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From the minute I spoke to Arah and Doug, I knew that I wanted to be their wedding planner and that we were going to have a lot of fun!!! Most of our planning was done via email because they lived in Nebraska (another reason that I loved them… Go Huskers!!) But even with the distance I felt like I knew exactly what Arah and Doug were trying to achieve with the look of their wedding and the right vendors to make that look and feel come to life!! They choose to get married in January in Minnesota (CRAZY, I know..) but with lots of out of town guests a venue like Windows on Minnesota made perfect sense to not only have a hotel attached to the venue, but also to showcase Minneapolis to all of their guests!!

Arah and Doug always thought about others before themselves and they wanted to make the wedding day a fun party for all of their guests. The gold and black theme was not only elegant, but we also tried to capture some of the New Years Eve excitement and wanted everything to sparkle 🙂 The personal touches were everywhere… Charley, the couples puppy was not only part of the wedding ceremony, but we also featured his cute little silhouette on the postage stamps and on small details on the invitation! We welcomed all of the out of town guests with Minnesota Out of town bags featuring all of our favorite MN Treats! Arah and Doug brought a little bit of Nebraska into the mix… Lemon Fresh Day entertained all of the wedding guests well into the night… the band was AMAZING.. and I cant wait to see them again soon!!!

Thank you Arah and Doug for allowing me to help plan your special day and get to know the two of you!! XOXOXO!

Vendors
Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site- Windows on Minnesota
Photography – JM Photography
Videography – Virtuoso Video
Rental Items – Apres Party Rental
Officiant- Rev. Tomkin Coleman
Invitations- Paper Rock Scissors
Hair and Makeup – Emily J
Floral – Sadies Floral
Chair Covers- Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Musicians- Bella Nota
Dessert- Cocoa and Fig
Band- Lemon Fresh Day

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On snowy days like today like to remember the hot days of summer!! Katerena and Dan were married in a traditional Greek ceremony on a beautiful (and hot) August day!!! Katerena and her mother were the masterminds in planning this beautifully classic wedding, with a slight twist and bright pop of coral that was inspired by the bridesmaids dresses!!

We wanted there to be a lot of personal touches in the wedding and with Greek Culture that is easy to do… Crowns on a Silver Tray for the ceremony, Jordan Almonds for the favors and wonderful Greek Desserts for the reception. We also wanted to tie in Katerena and Dan’s honeymoon destination.. The Greek Islands… so every table was named after a different island! A staple of the greek culture is fantastic dancing and lots of food, and we had both!!! The party was kicked off by the traditional greek circle dance and the party lasted well into the evening!
 
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox church
Reception Site: Interlachen Country Club
Dress: l’atelier couture bridal – http://www.lateliercouturebridal.com
Transportation: Eclipse Limousine
Photography: Kelly Brown Weddings
Linens/Rentals: Linen Effects
Floral: Sadies Floral
DJ: Instant Request
Cocktail Hour Pianist: Kent Goodroad
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Hanging Crystals: Richfield Flowers & Events

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