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WOW…. 3 months later and I am still in awe of Marissa and Derek’s wedding. Not only was the weather picture perfect.. but everything just really came together.
There was “cueing” the wedding processional from two different boats, there was sparklers in champagne and then there was a surprise fireworks show. All of these elements on their own could have created some planning issues.. but then add in the fact that the weather was outside.. In August… and we could have had some really crazy wedding elements.. and that could have created a disaster!!
But like all wonderfully planned weddings with great vendors.. This wedding went off without a hitch and I was honored to be apart of it!! Marissa and Derek live in San Francisco.. so we planned this wedding on a few “whirlwind planning trips” with the bride and groom and the tireless planning of the mother of the bride, Jean!! God Bless this amazing mother….. I can only imagine the amount of time she poured into this wedding and I know that based on these photos.. she has something to be very proud of!!

Marissa and Derek’s love was very infectious and I had so much fun coming to the lake everytime they were home.. to talk through ideas and logistics and to get to know them as a couple!!!! Congratulations you guys!! I hope that you are enjoying newlywed bliss… and I am sure you are already planning your next big adventure 🙂

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination- Lasting Impressions Weddings
Photography – Janelle Elise Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue- Private Home
Caterer-         Damico Catering
Cake – Nadias Cakes
Ceremony Musicians- Lake String Quartet
DJ – Instant Request
Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
Hair and Makeup – Laura Jenkins
Hair and Makeup – Emily J
Rental Items – Tent, Tables and Chairs – Apres Party Rental
Chargers – Festivities
Linens – Linen Effects
Stationery – A Milestone Paper
Dress- Bridal Accents Couture
Photobooth- Traveling Photobooth
Transportation – Renees Royal Valet
Videography – Virtuoso Video
Fireworks – Pyrotchnic Display

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I am so excited to finally be able to share this wedding! It was featured on Style Me Pretty Last week and because of that I wanted to wait to blog about it!! I had the joy of working with Lisa and Chuck for not only their wedding, but also for Lisa’s Brother’s wedding a year ago.

As a native Minnesotan, Lisa always dreamed of getting married on the lake. We wanted to create a comfortable and elegant atmosphere that not only included nautical elements, but also paid homage to Chuck’s southern roots.

The festivities began one month before the wedding when Lisa and Chuck “Buried the Bourbon” a very southern tradition that is said to bring good weather on the wedding day. They had the lovely and Talented Melissa Oholendt there to capture this as well!!!

For this event, we truly let nature be our guide. Utilizing the flowers that already adorned Lisa’s parents backyard, we accented them with fresh ferns, green hydrangeas and mums pairing perfectly with the preppy style of the blue blazered groomsmen and the fresh green stripes of the bridesmaid dresses. We wanted to give guests a taste of the nautical twist early on in the wedding process, so we created a rope motif that we carried from the invites, through to the table number holders, the menu cards and into the getaway boat’s “just married” sign. Each table was aptly named after different bays on Lake Minnetonka.

Guests were directed to their seats by a compass that was hand tied to their escort card. Continuing with the sweet southern tradition, a dainty piece of wedding cake and a slice of pecan pie was served to each guest. Bourbon cocktails melded the northern setting with the southern touches and a local baker made the brides’ favorite “Hometown Truffles” to send guests off into the sunset with wishes of sweet dreams to tuck them in.

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination:
Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Residence
Caterer: 
Damico Catering
Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography
Cake:Buttercream
Pies: Country Cake Cupboard
String Quartet: Lake String Quartet
Band: Belladiva
Rental Items and Tent: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Rental Items: 
Linen Effects
Flowers: Weber’s Westdale
Wedding Painter: Nicole Herzog
Transportation: MN Coaches
Stationery: Letter Perfect

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Molly and Tim were referred to us from one of my favorite clients.. Megan and Ben… I always love a referral because you always know that you are going to be the perfect fit for the client! Molly and Tim were married at the White Bear Yacht Club.. and all I can say is that I fell in love! I had never been to the Yacht Club and after going there I was ready to pack up and move over to White Bear Lake! What a great venue, with classic nautical decor (If you know me you know that I LOVE Nautical decor!!) Molly and Tim not only had great taste but they hired the best group of vendors! This was the first time that I got to work with Munster Rose and she is everything I knew she would be!! I have had the pleasure of working with their photographer Gene Pease a few times.. and I am really excited that in 2014 we have a numerous weddings together!

Congratulations Molly and Tim!! To view this wedding on June Bug Weddings follow this link!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue: White Bear Yacht Club
Flowers: Munster Rose
Dessert: Cocoa and Fig
DJ: Instant Request
Photography: Geneoh Photography
Officiant:  Rev. Tomkin Coleman
Rental Items: Apres Party
Hair and Makeup: Creative Beaute Agency
Stationery: Rock Paper Scissors
Dress: Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore – l’atelier couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: LulaKate Bridesmaid dresses from Bella Bridesmaid

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This is a really fun post for me to write!! I LOVE Emily and Brian (I love all of my couples!!) and I love their family! I truly feel like I was welcomed into the family with open arms, and that is one of my favorite parts of my job! I remember the first time that I met Emily, Brian and Emily’s family – It was in the middle of winter and we were standing in their living room pointing out in the backyard to where the tent would go (and having to use a lot of imagination) and starting our vision!!
Emily’s parents have a wonderful home in Deephaven, and that was the backdrop for their nautical themed wedding day! There were so many fun elements that were brought into the design…. Lots of rope, sailboats as place cards, lanterns, a program chalkboard… and I could go on and on… After the ceremony the wedding party all got onto a boat for a perfect send off! Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your planning process, your wedding day and most of all.. Your Family!!!!
Vendors:
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Residence
Caterer: Damico Catering
Photographer: Ruth from Happily Ever After
Tent and Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Floral: Sadie’s Floral
Cake: Cocoa and Fig
Videography: United Video
Transportation: MN Coaches
Ceremony and Reception Music: Instant Request

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