Cheri and Jeff were not only so much fun to work with because of their love for each other, but they are also engineers and I got to learn about the wedding planning process through a whole other set of eyes! They were meticulous on the detailing of the invitations, making sure that the colors were all incorporated perfectly and that the day flowed seamless.. This was a quality that I not only loved.. But I also felt so honored that they chose me to help create their special day! Cheri and Jeff lived in Boston when we started our wedding planning and with job changes they moved to California during the last months of our planning.. This not only made having a wedding planner handy for them , but crucial! Cheri and Jeff made it back to Minnesota just a few times during they’re planning to pick out all of their decor, taste their delicious food and nail down all of the logistics.
We took the flowers off of Cheri’s dress as the main inspiration for the design of the wedding, incorporate the subtle floral design into the invitations, cake, and day of stationery! We wanted to incorporate a unique table scape for their small and intimate wedding that featured some really fun elements such as leaves that were colored purple and gold, and bright and bold floral designs.
The couples love of nature was clear throughout the details including river rocks that the guests signed in lieu of a guest book and Tables named after the couples favorite lakes.
Cheri and Jeff changed into traditional Chinese dress for their entrance into the reception to honor her heritage and then following the cake cutting the couple disappeared to change back into their dress clothes for a dramatic and choreographed dance they had been working on for months!
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: The Woods Chapel
Reception Site: Lafeyette Club
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Ceremony Musicians: 4 Voices String Quartet
Photography: Vick Photography
Videography: Northern Lights Videography
Floral: Sadies Foral
Cake and Stationery: Gateaux
DJ and Lighting: Instant Request
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Dress: Vera Wang
Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny
Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios