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Kayla and Kyle were married over Memorial Day weekend with picture perfect weather right on the banks of the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Kayla and Kyle planned the whole wedding remotely while living in Texas, but that did not let that stop Kayla from putting her impeccable style on this wedding (seriously, I wish she was my stylist!). With bright summer colors, her wonderful florist (and neighbor) transformed the space into the perfect spot to celebrate Kayla and Kyle and to kick of summer!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Nicollet Island Pavilion

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Photography – Lauren B Photography

Videography – Make Your Memory

Floral – Flowers by Claire

DJ Adagio Day Entertainment

Rental Items – Apres

Hair and Makeup – Nicole Fae Makeup Artists

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Photobooth – Traveling Photo Booth

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Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Nicollet Island Pavillion

Officiant – Perfect Day Ceremonies

Photography and Videography – Idea Tap Studios

Band – Sabby white

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres

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Planning a wedding from a distance is never an easy task.. but with Marty and Margit everything seemed so relaxed and easy.. they really trusted all of their vendors and it resulted in a beautifully planned and relaxing wedding day full of so much love and joy!! Marty and Margit live in Colorado and have a love of the outdoors… so while we wanted to plan a really formal wedding, we wanted to make sure and include a lot of details that incorporated their love of canoeing, skiing and their heritage!! Food is always a great place to personalize your event.. Marty grew up on the East Coast..so a Raw bar made perfect sense (in a canoe.. of course!!), Margit had a love if Izzy’s ice-cream ever since she was little.. so we incorporated that into our late night snacks and serving the Norwegian wedding cake, kransekake paid homage to Margit’s heritage!!

Margit and Marty.. I loved getting to work with you.. and I hope that you are getting excited for the snow to fly so you can start your first skiing season.. married 🙂

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography
Videography: Virtuoso Video
Floral: Just Bloomed
Cake: Buttercream
Band: Synergy
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth: Slow Motion Booth
Makeup: Emily J

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You will notice a few different things when you look at the Katie and Ethan’s wedding photos that I chose for the blog… There are a ton of them in black and white.. and the bride and groom are always kissing! Katie and Ethan were just such a lovely, classic bride and groom that adored each other!! I first met Katie when she was a bridesmaid in Kaley and Matt’s wedding! There is nothing better for me then when I get to coordinate a wedding for a couple that has seen me in action! There is no better compliment then someone recognizing that they need your services and they want you to be a part of their big day! And that is just what happened with Katie and Ethan! They live out in Washington DC and this whole wedding came together with a few quick trips back to Minneapolis and Numerous ( and I mean numerous) emails locking down all of the details! Lauren Kirkbride Photography captured the beauty of the Nicollet Island Pavillion, the Basilica of St. Mary and the bride and groom perfectly! It was a classic wedding with a vintage twist!! Merry First Christmas as a married couple Katie and Ethan!!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator:Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: Basilica of St. Mary
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Transportation: Gray Line Transportation
Photography: Lauren Kirkbride Photography
Floral: Sadies Floral
Band: Popluxe
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Photobooth: Traveling Photobooth
Stationery:A Milestone Paper
Dessert: Queen of Cakes
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When I think of Ally and Joe I think of LOVE.. The kind of love that you know will last a lifetime and many miles. When I first met Ally she was attending Harvard for her Masters Degree all while trying to plan a wedding back home in Minnesota. Joe and Ally had spent lots of time apart while Joe was in Graduate school in Chicago and now when Ally had moved out East for school. Everytime they were together you could just tell they loved to spend time together! Thank god for Ally’s wonderful Mother Mary Kay who not only attended all of our meetings together but was a huge part of our planning team for over a year! Ally is so smart (obviously HARVARD Smart) and she was very detailed in what she wanted her wedding to look like! Joe lived in Minnesota and was a big part of our planning process as well! Every time that Ally came home we headed out to tackle her wedding meetings and they never seemed like work.. I really loved hanging out with Ally and Mary Kay and I felt like I was part of the family!!

Joe is Mexican and it was very important to incorporate his culture into the wedding. The whole design started with the invitations that Ally found online… a beautiful laser cut design that mimicked the design on traditional Mexican Papel Picado’s. This was a look that we brought into numerous pieces of the stationary as well as custom Papel Picado’s that were designed with Ally and Joe’s names and wedding date.  Bright colors filled Nicollet Island Pavillion and centerpieces varied from Mexican lanterns with candles, large purple and orange floral arrangements and Mexican cans filled with succulents. We incorporated Mexican hand painted tiles on vases at the reception and as table numbers. A Marachi Band set the tone of the cocktail hour while guests drank signature drinks, snacked on “tacones” and took in the sites of the beautiful Nicollet Island Pavillion

Ally and Joe had their favorite Chicago band come to Minneapolis for the reception and they were amazing!!! The night ended with a breakfast burrito bar!! Thank you to Ally and Joe (and Mary Kay) for involving me in such a fun year of planning!! Here is to many more adventures to you both!!

Also, make sure you check out their wedding video

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Ceremony Site: Basillica of St. Mary
Photography: Generation Photography
Videography: Virtuoso Video
Hair: Courtney Martins
Band: Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press
Floral: Sadies Floral
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Chargers: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Rental Items: BBJ Linens
Cocktail Hour Music: Marachi Mi Tierra
Stationery:  A Milestone Paper
Makeup: Meghan Patrick

To see this wedding featured on The Knot.Com click here

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Stephanie and Brandon’s elegant spring wedding took place at Nicollet Island Pavillion!! It was so much fun working with Stephanie and her mom on the details of the wedding!! We combined fun gray overlays from Apres Party and Tent Rental with lush white floral from Sadies Floral. Stephanie had first thought she wanted all yellow flowers for the wedding, but when she began planning she decided she only wanted to have little “pops” of yellow and I think that it works perfectly with her decor choices! Fun stationery was designed by Paperista! My favorite element was the cocktail napkins with song lyrics inscribed on them!

Happy Holidays Stephanie and Brandon! We hope that you have a great First Christmas MARRIED!!!!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Photography: KB Too
Ceremony Musicians: Birchwood String Quartet
Officiant: Affordable I Do’s
Cake: Buttercream
Band: Belladiva
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Floral: Sadies Floral
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Transportation: MN Coaches
Stationery: Paperista
Makeup: Emily J

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