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Katie and Joe

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Hailey and Matt

Bailey and Matt

JX Event Center

I have so much love for this family its hard to even think of where to begin!! I have known the Roberts Family for three years now and it all began when I had the honor of planning Emily and Jay’s wedding in 2016. It was a beautiful event and my favorite part of planning was getting to know both Emily and Jay’s family and seeing the tight knit bond that they all had!

Fast forward to the summer of 2017… I woke up one morning to a text from Dave Roberts. He had sent the text late at night letting me know that Libbie and Matt had gotten engaged. You know that the planning process is going to be fun when on the night of the engagement you get a text!!

Luckily for me, I was open for the date they were hoping to get married and Libbie had already been in super planning mode locking down the Basilica and JX Event Center for their wedding date. With all of the plans starting to come together we focused on the decor, which is always my favorite part of the planning process. The Roberts family are experts at planning decor and always know exactly what they want. We combined elements of a classic wedding with fun and unique details such as gingham patterns, greenery and elegant white floral.

The bridesmaids wore custom made dresses by Camilynbeth (And they are even named the “Libbie”). Libbie incorporated many sentimental elements into her wedding day including a monogram on her veil, photo charms on her bouquet, and custom made cuff links.

We used Libbie and Matt’s monogram to really “brand” the wedding decor. The monogram was included on the day of stationery, favors and We even hung a 3ft monogram above the dance floor!

Just when I did not think the wedding could get any better, Matt’s bar was onsite to cook late night Juicy Lucys for all of the wedding guests… Talk about the perfect end to a great wedding!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Basilica of St. Mary

Cake – Farina

Transportation- Renees Royal Valet

Reception Site – JX Event Venue

Catering Lake Elmo Inn

Rental Items – Linen Effects

Rental Items – Apres

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Cocktail Musicians – Michael Shynes

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation – Stillwater Trolley

Makeup- Makeup by Mici

Hair – Lexie

Band – Belladiva

Late Night Caterer – Matt’s Bar

Photography – Melissa Oholendt

Videography – Northern Lights

 

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Lexie and JT were married at the historic Mill City Museum on a beautiful August Summer Day!

The couple chose the industrial Mill City Museum for their wedding because they loved the location and the history of the venue. They had guests flying in from all over the country to attend their wedding and they wanted to make the whole day easy for their wedding guests.

Blush floral and navy sequence linens helped soften the look of the very industrial wedding venue. The couples love for animals was apparent throughout the whole planning process so it was only right to include them in the design with custom dog cocktail napkins and a guest book sign!

The Sunsets at Mill City are some of the best in Minnesota and I am glad that Lucas was able to capture so many beautiful photos at the end of the day!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Officiant- Perfect Day Ceremonies

Ceremony and Reception Site – Mill City Museum

Caterer – Damico Catering

Photography and Photobooth- Lucas Botz

Ceremony and Reception DJ – Instant Request DJ

String Quartet – Lake String Quartet

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items- Linen Effects

Hair – Melissa A Cable

Makeup – Primped

Invitations –A Milestone Paper

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Melissa and Brian were another one of my “Dream Couples” (Can you tell that I have a lot of couples that I fall in love with… that is why I have the best job in the world!!) They knew exactly what they wanted and they were so trusting to me from the beginning and I think that it created a very fun and personalized wedding!!! One of my favorite trends of the year have been incorporating patterns as a “theme” for a wedding.. and I think this is a great example of how a subtle pattern can really tie together the whole look of the wedding without have TOO Much Theme!!

To see their fantastic wedding video by Northern Lights Videography- Click here

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination:Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site:Town and Country Club
Photography: KB Too
Videography: Northern Lights Videography
Officiant: Affordable I Do’s
Cupcakes: Queen of Cakes
DJ: Instant Request
Ceremony Musicians: Ned Kantar – A Jazz Trio
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent
Florist: Sadies Floral
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Invitations and all Stationary Items: A Milestone Paper Co.
Table Numbers: Lasting Impressions Weddings (If you are interested.. we do rent out unique table numbers, table top accessories!!)

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When I start to talk about Megan and Ben I just get so excited. What a great pair and a fantastic family!! I started to work with them about 6 months before their big day. They had the location, the photographer and a few other vendors and then I jumped in. The relationship that I had with this couple and family was the reason I do this for a job. I love becoming “part of the family” and a big part of the special day. They made me feel so loved and I wanted nothing more than to make this day go perfect! In a month of bad weather we got really lucky and got some great sunshine!!

The pictures below were taken from the wonderful Erin Johnson. What a rockstar! She was at the reception until the very end trying to get a slideshow together for the morning after brunch, we were having some technical difficulties and she never one complained.. she just kept trying and wouldn’t you know it… we got a slideshow for the next day!!

To Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott… I am truly honored to have worked with you and thank you for making me a part of your family! I loved every bit of it!!!

Here is a very special part of the many great notes I got from Lisa (The mother of the bride) I just about cried every time I got a great email!!

You are truly a beloved new member of our family Sarah.  We accept this generous gift with the caveat…. You will help us enjoy it!    Because, yes, we are not done with you.  NEVER.  You have won us over with your excellent job performance  working on an event that was surely the biggest thing in at least 4 lives. ( Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott).  Scott’s and my wedding 27 years ago was lovely and very emotion filled.  And yet, the marriage of our beloved daughter was even more powerful in many ways.  Let’s just call it, the circle of life.  You will understand this with the marriage of YOUR own child someday….

But your real skill during this amazing process was to win our hearts.  ALL OF OUR HEARTS.  You are loved and revered more than many of our ( born into) family members.  Many times the best family is the one you create.  You fit that role to a T.  

All Images below are taken by Erin Johnson Photography:

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When I start to talk about Megan and Ben I just get so excited. What a great pair and a fantastic family!! I started to work with them about 6 months before their big day. They had the location, the photographer and a few other vendors and then I jumped in. The relationship that I had with this couple and family was the reason I do this for a job. I love becoming “part of the family” and a big part of the special day. They made me feel so loved and I wanted nothing more than to make this day go perfect! In a month of bad weather we got really lucky and got some great sunshine!!

The pictures below were taken from the wonderful Erin Johnson. What a rockstar! She was at the reception until the very end trying to get a slideshow together for the morning after brunch, we were having some technical difficulties and she never one complained.. she just kept trying and wouldn’t you know it… we got a slideshow for the next day!!

To Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott… I am truely honored to have worked with you and thank you for making me a part of your family! I loved every bit of it!!!

Here is a very special part of the many great notes I got from Lisa (The mother of the bride) I just about cried everytime I got a great email!!

You are truly a beloved new member of our family Sarah.  We accept this generous gift with the caveat…. You will help us enjoy it!    Because, yes, we are not done with you.  NEVER.  You have won us over with your excellent job performance  working on an event that was surely the biggest thing in at least 4 lives. ( Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott).  Scott’s and my wedding 27 years ago was lovely and very emotion filled.  And yet, the marriage of our beloved daughter was even more powerful in many ways.  Let’s just call it, the circle of life.  You will understand this with the marriage of YOUR own child someday….

But your real skill during this amazing process was to win our hearts.  ALL OF OUR HEARTS.  You are loved and revered more than many of our ( born into) family members.  Many times the best family is the one you create.  You fit that role to a T.

All Images below are taken by Erin Johnson Photography:

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