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Let me first start off by saying that it has taken me an hour to try and narrow down photos for this blog post! Not only because Joe and Jen Photography make it really hard to pick favorites, but also because a LARGE Two Day Western and Hindu Fusion Wedding had a lot of wonderful moments and memories to sort through!

For Sarah and Brian’s fusion wedding we explored TONS of options… Should we have all of the events in one day? Should we have all of the events at the same venue? Should we split it up over a Saturday and Sunday or would it be best to utlize a Friday and Saturday? After hours and hours debating, planning and stategizing the timeline and flow of both days we landed on an East meets West style; We had a traditional western church ceremony on Saturday followed by a reception for guests that had flown across the country to celebrate with Sarah and Brian. On Sunday morning we headed up to  the Hindu Temple of Minnesota for the Hindu ceremony followed by a lunch and then a bright, fun and festive reception at Aria.

We wanted to utlize as many of the same vendors as possible on both days, however we wanted to give each day its own unique look and feel. For Saturday’s festivies Sarah wore a traditional (and beautiful) white gown and our decor was all very neutral, classic and understated. Sunday was the complete opposite with Sarah in a traditional Indian regalia surrounded by Bright, Bold, Colors that really kicked off the start of summer!!

As I am sure you can tell from the photos… Sarah and Brian’s smiles are infectious and both of these doctors have the deemener of a saint! Planning one wedding can easily push a couple over the edge, but trying to plan two  large and very different weddings at the same time takes a tremendous amount of patience and stamina.

Sarah and Brian- You are the best! If you ever decide to plan another non-stop wedding weekend… I will be there right with you!!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Temple –Hindu Temple of Minnesota

Ceremony  Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral – Minneapolis

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Welcome Dinner – Loring Social

Photography – Joe and Jen Photography

Transportation – Minnesota Coaches

Floral – – Sadies Floral

Rental Items – Apres Party

Reception Site – Loring Social

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Cake- Cafe Latte

DJ – Instant Request

Dress: L’atelier Bridal

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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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Annie and Michael- There is SO much to love about this wedding! AMAZING Floral, a Bride in one of the prettiest dresses ever, heartfelt vows and of course Lyla, their Frenchie!!! I met Annie’s mom Donna last summer when I was working a wedding on Bay Lake and she was doing the floral. I was in awe of how beautiful her floral was and I instantly fell in love with Donna!! When we were done setting up she told me that her daughter was getting married at the Semple Mansion next summer and then she asked if I was available to help.. I was so excited that the date was still open and that I could be of assistance on the big day!!!

When Donna and Annie hired me I knew that the decor was going to be amazing because Donna was doing the floral, but I really had no idea that it was going to look as great as it did! The bright colors really complimented the Semple Mansion and Annie’s eclectic California style was brought to life in the stationary, the “seed packet” escort cards and in the floral. Annie has an infectious smile and as you can tell from these fantastic photos from Laura Ivanova I don’t think Annie will ever stop smiling at Michael!!

Make sure you also check out Annie and Michael’s Wedding Video on Vibrant Film’s Website

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony  and Reception Venue: Semple Mansion
Photography: Laura Ivanova
Videography: Vibrant Film
Flowers: Celebrations Floral – Call Donna for all of your floral needs.. she is wonderful!!!!
Rental Items: We’ve got it covered
Stationery: Annie Ulku
Caterer: Lettuce Caterer
Beverage Caterer: Common Roots
Ceremony Musicians – Pianist: Jeremy Cohen
Transportation: Richfield Bus Service
Dessert: Cocoa and Fig
Band: Synergy
Hair and Makeup: Emily J

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Annie and Michael- There is SO much to love about this wedding! AMAZING Floral, a Bride in one of the prettiest dresses ever, heartfelt vows and of course Lyla, their Frenchie!!! I met Annie’s mom Donna last summer when I was working a wedding on Bay Lake and she was doing the floral. I was in awe of how beautiful her floral was and I instantly fell in love with Donna!! When we were done setting up she told me that her daughter was getting married at the Semple Mansion next summer and then she asked if I was available to help.. I was so excited that the date was still open and that I could be of assistance on the big day!!!

When Donna and Annie hired me I knew that the decor was going to be amazing because Donna was doing the floral, but I really had no idea that it was going to look as great as it did! The bright colors really complimented the Semple Mansion and Annie’s eclectic California style was brought to life in the stationary, the “seed packet” escort cards and in the floral. Annie has an infectious smile and as you can tell from these fantastic photos from Laura Ivanova I don’t think Annie will ever stop smiling at Michael!!

Make sure you also check out Annie and Michael’s Wedding Video on Vibrant Film’s Website

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony  and Reception Venue: Semple Mansion
Photography: Laura Ivanova
Videography: Vibrant Film
Flowers: Celebrations Floral – Call Donna for all of your floral needs.. she is wonderful!!!!
Rental Items: We’ve got it covered
Stationery: Annie Ulku
Caterer: Lettuce Caterer
Beverage Caterer: Common Roots
Ceremony Musicians – Pianist: Jeremy Cohen
Transportation: Richfield Bus Service
Dessert: Cocoa and Fig
Band: Synergy
Hair and Makeup: Emily J

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