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Wedding Coordinator- Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site –  Aria

Caterer: Deco Catering

Photography – Genoh

Videography – Jud Nichols

Floral : Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

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Rental Items – Apres Party

Photobooth – KaiserClix

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My favorite weddings are Tent Weddings!

I am not sure if it is the challenge of creating a venue from the ground up or the idea of having a blank design canvas. But I LOVE the challenge and the uniqueness tents offer! Judging by the number of emails and calls I get inquiring about tent wedding… I don’t think I am alone in my love for these intimate and personal weddings.

However,  most of us do not have properties to accommodate these big gatherings. Brenna and Justin did not have that problem!! The first time I drove out to Brenna’s parents home in Orono my heart did a happy dance when I saw the large amounts of FLAT grassy land I knew that it was made for a wedding!

The moment I met with Brenna’s lovely mom I knew that I had found a wedding that would inspire me and challenge me at the same time. We dove right into the planning and when Brenna and Justin would come home from New York we would have marathon planning sessions that were always fun and so productive! The first design element we incorporated into the wedding was a sketch of Brenna’s childhood home where the wedding was taking place. This became an intricate part of our wedding design placing it on the save the dates, menu cards and other day of stationery. In addition, the colors of the wedding were inspired by the house as well. We wanted everything to look like it flowed together effortlessly.

The week of the wedding the forecast was terrible. At one point it showed 90% chance of rain the day of the wedding and naturally we started to implement the backup plans we had planned. However, as the Minnesota weather likes to do… The forecast drastically shifted over the next 24 hours. Not only did it not rain a drop, but the temperatures rose to over 90 degrees. Thankfully we had an amazing group of vendors that worked through the sweat and the sun to make this day flawless!

Brenna and Justin. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your big day and for inviting me into your home to share such special memories!!

Cheers!

Vendors

Ceremony and Reception Site – Private Residence

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Caterer- Damico Catering

Photography- Geneoh Photography

Videography -Sky Focus Films

Room Block and Brunch-  The Landing

Band –  Blue Water Kings

Valet-  Tradition Valet

Transportation –  http://totallimo.com

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items-  Apres, PHOS and Girl Friday

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

 

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Megan and Drew ….Where do I start, I absolutely loved helping them plan their wedding!!!! First of all, look at their smiles that go EAR to EAR and you can tell that their wedding day was just one step in their adventure together!

They began planning last fall, a few moments after they were engaged! Luckily for me, I had already met Megan when I planned her cousin’s wedding years earlier and I was ecstatic to get the call from Megan to see if I was available!   Lauren and Megan were some of the most organized and stylish brides I have ever worked with, and the similarities I saw in each of them made the process so much fun!

Not only did I love that Megan was SO organized . But I also adored the way that her and Drew looked at each other and worked with each other in the planning of the wedding. They really wanted a wedding-focused around their love and the love of all of their friends and family! Additionally, they had both been in a lot of weddings, so when we were trying to find a venue for their reception we quickly narrowed down the options. Luckily for us, Loring Social had just started to book weddings for the summer and fall of 2017 and we knew immediately it would be a great fit for the wedding they were envisioning.

Loring Social’s decor is very clean and modern, so we decided to use long tables to maximize our guest count and use pops of bright colors to warm up the space. Geometric shapes played a big part of the stationery design and we wanted to include that look and feel in the centerpieces as well. The look worked great with the modern space.  There were also numerous personal touches to the wedding. Megan and her bridesmaids got ready at her grandmother’s home, which was a tradition in the family. Megan and Drew left the church in Megan’s Grandparents classic car.  And Cookies and Milk Boxes were delivered to the tables for dessert… a personal favorite of the grooms!

Congratulations Megan and Drew… Working with you was such a JOY!!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Victory Chapel

Reception Site- Loring Social

Catering- Damico Catering

Photography- Matt Lien

Videography- Make Your Name

Band –Blue Water Kings

Hair and Makeup- Primped

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation –Renees Royal Valet

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party

Dress- The White Room

 

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Ashley and Seth’s wedding day was filled with family, friends and Lots of Beautiful and classic decor!! The couple planned their wedding from North Dakota with a few trips back to Minneapolis to finalize plans with vendors. From the minute I met Ashley I knew that I really had a good understanding of the style of wedding she wanted and the classic look and feel she was hoping to achieve!

Ashley may have been an only child.. but it was VERY clear that including her friends, family and cousins in her wedding was really important to her. She had a heart of gold and always put everyone else feelings ahead of her own during the whole planning process and the wedding was perfect with 6 bridesmaids, 4 junior bridesmaids, 2 personal attendants, 4 usherettes and 1 flower girl! We had a lot of girl power and beautiful women involved in the big day!!!

Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events and Apres out did themselves transforming Aria for close to 400 guests (a feat that we did a few times in 2017!!). Ashley and Seth’s stationery by Paper Rock Scissors was classic gold foil and letterpress and reflected the overall look perfectly!

It was a beautiful day and I am so happy that we have these beautiful images by Jaimee Morse to remember all of the beauty!!

Vendors

Ceremony Site- Basilica of St. Mary

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Reception Venue – Aria Minneapolis

Photography Jaimee Morse

Videography Landon Oldenburger

Caterer –Crave Catering

Dessert- Farina

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation- Renees Royal Valet

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party

Hair and Makeup –  Thomas Charles and SM Makeup

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Ashley and Dave were married in August at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis! The venue was perfect for this New York couple looking for something more unique for their ceremony and reception! It was very convinent that Ashley’s parents also do live across the street from the Machine Shop!!!

Since Ashley and Dave live in New York we planned most of this wedding over emails, phone calls and two big planning trips into town!! When it came time to plan decor, we knew we wanted to bring in some colorful floral and the best way to do that seemed to be suspending it over the ceremony and reception site. Thank you to Munster Rose for not only going along with this labor intensive task of hanging floral… but for also spending hours and hours working on building structures, testing logistics and creating a plan to move the floral in an hour for a room flip!!!  Thank you to all of the vendors that made this day come together!!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator-  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site –  Machine Shop

Photography- Matt Lien Photography

Caterer – Damico Catering

Band – Rock with U

Ceremony Musicians- Lake String Quartet

Floral- Munster Rose

Rental Items – Apres Party

Hair and Makeup-Emily J

Cake –Moofuku Milk Bar

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

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