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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!

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


We have such a fun time planning and coordinating on the day of the weddings that sometimes my blogging and sharing images gets a little delayed! Luckily if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram I try and post a few sneak peak pictures and photos of the progress throughout the day…Welcome to the Instagram Roundup… This is my attempt to share with you my photos from the day (my very amateur.. iPhone photos of the day.. ) until I blog the wedding when I get the photos from the photographer!!

We had a great weekend with the Nicollet Island Pavillion Wedding of Amy and Jake and the wedding of Gretchen and Chris at Windows on Minnesota! Such a great way to kick off the year!!!


Decor Vendors Involved:
Sadies Floral, Apres, Event Lab and Cocoa and Fig

Angela was a DREAM bride (I miss you so much Angela!!) She was the type of bride that knew what she wanted and really hired great vendors to carry through her vision!! Angela and Phil planned their wedding from Texas and it was held on a gorgeous September day here in Minnesota!!
The wedding complete with food stations, acrylic menus and lots of blinged out decor was a lot of fun to be apart of!

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Windows on MN
Transportation: Eclipse Transportation
Flowers: Sadies Floral
Cake: Buttercream
DJ: Instant Request
Photography: Photogen Inc
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent
Hair and Makeup:Smart and Chic
Stationary: A Milestone Paper


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!!


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