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I loved everything about Julia and Tim’s August wedding at The Hutton House!!! The Flowers and Julia’s dress were show stoppers in my opinion!!! Pristine Floral worked her magic with a Huge Bouquet that brought out all of the feelings of a summer day!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Band – Blue Water Kings

Cake – Farina

Reception Site – Hutton House

Ceremony  OUR LADY OF GRACE

Photography – Matt Lien

Rental Items  Linen Effects

Florist – Pristine Floral

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Amanda and Alex’s wedding is finally up here on the blog and I am excited to share this one with you!!!!!! In what feels like a LIFETIME ago Amanda and Alex’s friends and family gathered at the Machine Shop to celebrate their marriage! Planning this wedding with Amanda and Alex was a lot of fun because Amanda knew exactly what she wanted. White Florals, lots of greenery and wood farm tables. Her vision was clear throughout the whole planning and it came together beautifully!!

Vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Site – Machine Shop

Photography- Dedra Weigman

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items: Apres Party Rental 

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Bus Transportation- Northfield Lines

Rental Items – PHOS

Cake – Nadia’s Cakes

Caterer – Brassa

 

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It’s hard to believe that this winter wedding was already just about a year ago… and It was the last wedding that we did before COVID took over!! But enough about that, lets talk all about Marlee and Todd’s beautiful wedding! Minnesota in February can be unpredictable, but luckily for us the weather was cooperating very well and created the perfect backdrop for this Leap Day Winter Wedding! With most of their guests flying in from the East Coast Marlee and Todd wanted to make everything easy for their guests and wanted to have a really fun party.

We started planning this wedding just 7 months before the big day and the top priorities were booking our amazing Photographer, Laura Rae Photography and booking a band that would keep everyone on the dance floor all night.. and that was Elan Artists!! The rest of the plans came together through numerous emails and a few trips back to Minnesota for planning meetings! The decor was modern mixed with a classic and traditional element. Round and Long guest tables created a unique atmosphere and also created a large dance floor for our HORA!! The room looked warm and inviting and all of the guests did dance all night long!

Vendors:

Videography – Sunset Blue Productions

Ceremony and Reception Site – Aria

Caterer – Damico Catering

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Rental Items  Linen Effects

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Hair and Makeup-Primped

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Photography- Laura Rae Photography

Reception Music- Elan Artists

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Winter Aria Minneapolis Wedding
Winter Aria Minneapolis Wedding

There are a countless to wow guests at your wedding, but there is nothing that will transform your event space quite like a Hanging Installations for your Wedding!  From loosely-draped hanging greenery, Floral Installations or statement light fixtures the ways to elevate your installation are endless!! We have incorporated everything from into these statement pieces. Fringe, Ribbon, Loose Greenery, Floral Orbs and we even had a bike suspended about a head table once!! 

Some key tips to remember if you are wanting to incorporate a Floral or Greenery hanging installation at your wedding.

  • Make sure your venue has the infrastructure in their ceiling that will allow installations to be hung. Some of these designs are HEAVY and need a very stable hanging point.
  • Ask your venue if they have a lift on site or if that would need to rented. That can affect the cost of your installation.
  • Research what your vendors have on hand already. Working with your vendors existing inventory will save you alot of money vs. having to custom order speciality items.
  • Make sure your florist has the ability to install the installation.. Or Hire a company like PHOS to assist (this guy is amazing!!)

There are a few key locations in which a hanging installation will be impactful at your wedding.

  • Over the head table
  • Hung about your dance floor
  • Over your place card table
  • Over your cake table

Here are some of our favorite Hanging Installations for your wedding!

 

GREENERY INSTALLATIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING

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Hannah and Ryan’s Wedding

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Alyssa and Luke’s Wedding

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WEDDING INSTALLATIONS THAT INCORPORATE UNIQUE ELEMENTS:

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FLORAL HANGING INSTALLATIONS:

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INSTALLATIONS THAT INCLUDE LIGHTING ELEMENTS

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One of the accessories that are on all of my couple’s lists to buy before their wedding is a card box! This is the “vessel” where guests will put their cards at your wedding! it seems like a simple item to buy, but its one of the items I get the most questions about. Does it need to lock? How big does it need to be? Does it have to be a box? All of these are great questions and I have listed some of my favorite options below with the links to buy them as well!

 

My advice for a wedding card box would be to have something that you can use after the big day. I love these glass terrarium options because they are not only beautiful, but they work great to house your jewelry after the wedding! You should also think about your “theme”. A wine box is a great way to incorporate your theme into your wedding card box as well!

Wedding Card Boxs

  1. Clear Card Box
  2. Glass Wedding Card Gift Box Holder
  3. Geometric Glass Card Box Terrarium
  4. Far Niente Wine Crate
  5. Acrylic Rectangular Serving Tray
  6. Golden Vintage Glass Lidded Box

For More accessories and other wedding day accessories check out: https://www.amazon.com/shop/lastingimpressionsweddings

For Wedding Inspiration photos check out: https://www.lastingimpressionsweddings.com/our-weddings

Amanda and Patrick’s wedding was beyond words beautiful for a couple that have been together since high school and have so much love for everyone around them! When I first got the call about helping Amanda and Patrick my first thoughts were “I dont know if I can plan a wedding in La Crosse Wisconsin.. I know nothing about that area.” But because it was a referral from a very great vendor friend (Thanks Chrissy!) I thought I at least talk to Amanda and see if I thought I could be of service.

Immediately I fell in love with Amanda and Patrick… Their attention to detail, their openness and their love for their friends and family all hooked me and I knew that I needed to be apart of this wedding!! Most of our planning was done via email and over the phone, but I enjoyed every one of my early morning trips to Wisconsin that turned all of our ideas in our head into reality and with every visit the plans became more and more real and soon enough we were creating this stunning backyard tent wedding.

This wedding was much more to me then a beautiful celebration.. It was a time to test myself. After planning 800 weddings, I feel like I have gotten pretty good at it.. but I sometimes miss the excitement of something new.. or a new way to challenge myself… and I got that by planning this beautiful and logistically complicated wedding while being 3 hours away.

I have been asked about this wedding numerous times by different vendors, my friends and family and the first thing that I tell them about this wedding is that it was all about Trust!! I thank Amanda and Patrick for trusting me not only with their wedding day. I thank all of the amazing vendors that we had on board for trusting me and coming together to create a rock solid team! With that I will be done rambling and let you enjoy these beautiful photos!!

Vendors:

Wedding Planner – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Venue – Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe of La Crosse

Catering – Radisson Hotel

Photography Olive Juice Studios

Videography Joe Pollock Films

Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny

Transportation – Lamers

Cake – D and L Cakery and Desserts: Cocoa and Fig

Photobooth Slow Motion Booth

Vintage Rental Items A’la Crate Vintage Rentals

Rental Items – Apres Party Rental

Floral – Bittersweet Floral

Band – Casablanca Orchestra

Hair and Makeup – Emily J

Dress- L’Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids

Stationery: Paperista

 

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