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Hailey and Matt

Bailey and Matt

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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It only seems fitting to start the year with this beautiful wedding and end the year with a blog about it!!!! Sara and Rod were married on May 5th at Norwestern College with their reception following at Graves 601 Hotel. It feels like only yesterday we were planning this amazing wedding and this will always be one of my favorite weddings to design!! I loved that Sara never was afraid to take chances with her wedding decor and take a lot of BOLD elements together to become a fun, contempary and festive wedding reception!!!

Hope you are having a great holiday season as Newlyweds Sara and Rod!!!!

Vendors
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Graves 601 (Now Loews Hotel)
Ceremony Site: Northwestern College
Officiants: Tomkin Coleman
Ceremony Musicians: Sharon Planer
Photography: Betsy Wall Photography
Photobooth: Traveling Photobooth
Cake: Cold Spring Bakery
DJ and Lighting: Instant Request
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Rental Items:Linen Effects
Flowers: Sadies Floral
Stationery: A Milestone Paper
Hair: Friend of the Bride 
Tanning: GoGlow
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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!!

Vendors::

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

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Aleesha and Kevin were referred to me by Gloria and Jake, a wonderful Couple I was lucky enough to help coordinate their August 2008 Wedding. Like all referrals, Aleesha and Kevin were wonderful to work with. we planned their wonderful September wedding in just 5 months. Aleesha knew the look that she wanted and really wanted to incorporate a lot of her and Kevin’s interests, favorite locations in Minneapolis and memories into the wedding. The lasting memory that will always stand out about their wedding to me was that this was much more than a wedding, this was about their marriage and their family! Congratulations Mr and Mrs. Webb!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Location: Walker Art Center
Reception Location: Cafe Lurcat
Photography: Lavie Photography
Ceremony and Reception Musicans: Ned Kanter Productions
Makeup and Hair: MN Bridal and Makeup

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