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Minnesota Orchestra Hall Wedding

Kelsey and Kyle.. where to start, where to start???! Gosh, I love this couple so much and when I saw their wedding images I started to tear up going through all of the fun moments of the day!! You see, Kelsey is incredibly organized, super thoughtful and had an eagle eye on the vision of her day from the very beginning. She was a dream bride and I was happy to help her co-pilot the planning with her so that she could relax on the day of the wedding and just live in the moment!!

When Kelsey and Kyle hired me to be their planner they already had booked Orchestra Hall and I was very excited that they choose this venue for many reasons.. including the fact that I had never worked there before (which after 800 weddings, its hard to believe we have not been at a venue before!!). She hired Sadie’s Floral to string greenery through Orchestra Hall and Paper Rock Scissors brought all of the stationery details together in the Menu Cards, Signage and custom Ice Cream cups for the Sebastian Joes Dessert (YUM!!)

Vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Site – Orchestra Hall

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Caterer – Common Roots Catering

Photography – Melissa Oholendt

Band – R Factor

Cupcakes – Cocoa and Fig

Dessert- Sebastian Joes

Ceremony Musicians – Lake String Quartet

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers 

Rental Items – Apres

Photobooth – Playatta

Hair and Makeup – Brett Dorrian 

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

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This past summer we have had the pleasure of being at the new Venue in Minneapolis, The  Machine Shop a few different times and we love how the venue transforms for each couples vision and style. Jamie and Sam planned their wedding while leaving on the East Coast and traveling a lot for work… not only is that a lot to take on, but Jamie was the DIY queen. She not only bought all of her own linens, made all of her own stationery, her mom even sewed all 300 of the pink napkins so that they could be the perfect shade of pink!!!
I had a lot of fun getting to know Jamie, Sam and both of their families! They not only planned a wonderful wedding, but they also planned numerous days of lake activities to let their guests take advantage of the beautiful Minnesota Summer!!!

 Vendors

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Deco Catering

Photography and Photobooth – Cadence and Eli

Floral – Sadies Floral

DJ – Instant Request

Hair – Swept Up

Donuts – Wuollet’s

Makeup – Michelle Sachs

Café Lights – Avant Decor

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Minneapolis Machine Shop
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Vendors

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

DJ Instant Request

Rental Items – Apres Party

Photobooth – KaiserClix

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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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When people first hear that I am a wedding planner the first question I normally get is “What is the craziest story that you have?” I understand the interest in all of the “crazy stories” but I wish that instead of asking me about crazy stories people would ask me about why I love my job. One big reason I love my job would be “Families”.

Everyday I get to work with and become part of amazing families and one of my favorite have been the Saunders Family. The whole family is so welcoming, nice, HAPPY, thoughtful and I have enjoyed every email, every call, every meeting that I have had over the years with this tight knit family.

I have had the joy of knowing Rachel’s family for years now, after I assisted with planning Mindy and Ryan’s wedding a few years ago (It feels like yesterday) and when I got the call from Debbie that Rachel was engaged I was so excited!

Rachel and Billy wanted to create a beautiful, fun and classic wedding and we brought on a fantastic team of vendors to help create this vision including Aria, Janelle Elise Photography, Linen Effects,Paper Rock Scissors and Munster Rose!

Rachel and Billy… It was so much fun and from the photo overload you can tell that I have a hard time picking my favorite images (Janelle- You are to blame for that!!) xoxoxo!!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site – St. Philip the Deacon
Reception Venue – Aria
Caterer – Damico Catering
Photography – Janelle Elise Photography
Videography – Virtuoso Video
DJ Instant Request
Cocktail Hour Music -A Jazz Trio
Transportation- Renees Royal Valet
Floral –Munster Rose
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth –Selfe and Co.
Hair- alibi the salon
Makeup- Nicole Fae
Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors
Dress- Posh
Tanning- Go Glow
Calligraphy- Rosann Konieczney

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Like so many other Minnesotan’s “Going Up North” is not just a fun summer vacation, but it is really an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. That is exactly what Erin and Ross’s wedding felt like to me! Even though out of town weddings pose a lot of additional challenges for wedding vendors, I jumped at the chance to be apart of Erin and Ross’s intimate wedding celebration at Madden’s on Gull Lake.

Erin’s family has had a cabin on Gull Lake all of her life and she really wanted to share the love of the lake with all of her guests. Erin and Ross were also traveling for this destination wedding from Texas, so most of our planning was done in marathon planning sessions and lots and lots of emails 🙂

Their wedding day was one of the most beautiful days of the summer and with the help of all of our amazing vendors that traveled many miles to help with this wedding…It was a picture perfect day on the lake!!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Venue  – Madden’s on Gull Lake

Photography- Graddy Photography

Videography – Landon Oldenburger

DJ – Instant Request DJ

Ceremony Musicians – Billy Mclauglin

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party and Tent Rental

Photobooth – The Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery  – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress- l’atelier couture

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