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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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 Tina and Kory were not only an adorable couple, but they were always VERY hands on with planning their wedding. Tina was on top of every cute trend and little touch that would take their wedding from a great event to a VERY memorable wedding.. and the little details were everywhere!! Kory was not only very supportive of Tina’s vision, but was very hands on with setting up the elements on the wedding day!! This was a wedding that the whole family pitched in every chance they could and it was really an intimate wedding that included their adored pets, the friends who served as part of the “non-wedding party” and their close friends and family! This was a wedding with no shortage of food… The cocktail hour kicked off with passed appetizers, followed by a fabulous buffet meal by Deco Catering and then they had wedding cake, dessert bar, candy bar and late night smores station at the bonfire pit!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Camrose Hill Flower Farm
Transportation:Renees Royal Valet
Photography: Vick Photography
Videography: eMotion
Floral: Camrose Hill Flower Farm
DJ: Instant Request DJ
Rental Items: Ultimate Events and All the Rage Wedding Décor
Makeup: Emily J
Hair: Jason Deavalon
Caterer: Deco Catering
Officiant:Grand Officiants
Cake: Cocoa & Fig
Bartender: With a Twist

Watch Tina and Kory’s Wedding Video

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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.

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination:
Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Residence
Caterer: 
Damico Catering
Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography
Cake:Buttercream
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

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Details, Details, Details.. that is all I can say about this wedding!! Heather did an GREAT job on coming up with ideas that were meaningful to her and Joe and that went so well together!! You have probably seen this wedding around a few times on our blog/website because this was featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this year.. but I still needed to blog these images and share them with you!!!
I had the pleasure of helping with the rehearsal that was located at Joe’s family lake home, The fun run that was held the morning of the wedding and then of course the wonderful wedding day!! Thank you SO much to the The McCartney’s for their fantastic photography skills!!

Vendors:
Event Design + Planning: Sarah Trotter of Lasting Impressions Weddings & Event Coordination
Wedding Photography: The McCartneys Photography
Wedding Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Floral Design:
Violet’s Flowers
Wedding Cinematography: Viking Videos
Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura
Programs, Place Cards + Table Names: Sarah Glad of A Milestone Paper Co.
Wedding Signs: Our Hobby to Your Home
Band: PopLuxe
Drink Stirrers: Beau Chic Prints
Chalkboard: Carole Bersin
Makeup: Emily J. Hair + Makeup

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