lasting impressions weddings is an award-winning minnesota wedding planning and design company

After coordinating weddings for over 17 years I have had the privilege of working with a lot of the same families when they have multiple sons/daughter’s get married.. and its one of my favorite parts about my job. I love getting to know a family and the Charpentier Family is no different! Honestly, Ive been trying to be part of the family since I met them years ago while planning Emily and Andrew’s wedding ūüôā

This time it was Grace and Jake’s turn and they had a nice long engagement which made securing the vendors they wanted easy and the planning the details alot of fun. They booked Willow Brooke Farm when it was just getting finished with construction and they knew it was the perfect venue the minute they saw it. The clean white color palette of the venue really made it fun to add some fun details like a black and white dance floor from Apres, an elevated floral runner on the head table and cold sparks for the dance.

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

DJ  Instant Request DJ

Florist – Pristine Floral

Reception  Willow Brooke Farm

Hair and Makeup-Primped

Rentals – Apres Party Rental

Guest Transporation – Renees Royal Limo

Officiant- Events by Amy

Bar service – Liquid Motion

Videography – Josh Flom

Photography Janelle Elise Photography

Stationery РPaper Rock Scissor                                 

Caterer- Damico Catering

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Get ready to see this dreamy backyard tent wedding …

 

Stephanie and Kevin jumped into wedding planning with the help of Katherine, Stephanie’s lovely mom right after they were engaged. They originally had intentions of getting married at a local venue, but after our initial meeting, they were curious if their backyard would work to hold the black-tie affair. After several meetings with Apres, we knew that this was an option and the rest of the details started to be planned!!! Stephanie truly had a vision for what she wanted this tent to look like and how she wanted the day to feel.

The ceremony was in their front yard where guests were greeted with welcome drinks before taking a seat in the tree-lined ceremony backdrop. The Birchwood string quartet serenaded guests with modern music on strings as we prepared to start the ceremony.

After Stephanie and Kevin were pronounced Mr. & Mrs, the guests were invited into the back yard where cocktail hour was held on the patio and around the pool. Lounge furniture provided conversation areas throughout the backyard. Eventually, when it was time to be seated guests found their seating assignment on the placecard board affixed to boxwood backdrops.

Despite being an outdoor wedding, the couple wanted the wedding to still feel formal and elegant. And as guests entered the tent the band welcomed guests while everyone found their way to their seats. The large tent was divided in half by a circular bar that separated the dining area from the dance area. The ceiling was filled with greenery and Sparkling chandeliers that set the romantic tone. A color palette of ivory, gold, and green worked well against the backdrop of the beautifully landscaped yard!!

The night continued with dinner, dancing and personalized late-night snacks that displayed the customized monogram that was featured throughout the wedding! Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Murphy!!

Vendors:

Rental Items: Apres Party Rental 

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Rental Items – PHOS

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

Rental Company- Collected Co.

Photobooth – Time into Pixels

Caterer – Damico Catering

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Invitations – Paper Rock Scissors

Dog attendent- Doggy Social

Hair and Makeup – Lady Vamp

Ceremony Musicians- Birchwood String Quartet

Videography – Josh Flom

Photography Janelle Elise Photography

Band- Gold Coast Events

Hair- Sil’vie Hair Studio

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Planning a wedding with an organized bride, an adorable groom and a mother of the bride who is also an interior designer was an absolute dream and I think it can be seen in these beautiful wedding pictures!! 

Greta and Drew were married on an idyllic September Day at Wayzata Community Church and The Minikahda Club. Greta and Drew’s classic style was elevated when we incorporated blue and white chinoiserie into their centerpiece and wedding design. Combining many of the families personal vases bright floral and chinoiserie charger plates completed the look. 

Vendors:

Hair and Makeup-Primped

Band – Blue Water Kings

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Cake –¬† Farina

Reception Venue – Minikahda Club

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

Rentals – Apres Party Rental

Ceremony Site – Wayzata Community Church

Rentals- Vintage Laundry

Church- Wayzata Community Church

Ceremony Music- Lake Minnetonka String quartet

Photography-Trish Burtzel

Invitations – Paper Rock Scissors

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Lafayette Club Nautical Wedding
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2021… Was a whirlwind to say the least, but here we are at the end of the year feeling thankful for all our amazing couples that weathered the last two years with us!! A year ago there was so much uncertainty about weddings and events and while covid does not look like it is going away anytime soon, I can tell you that love won in 2021! We were able to celebrate and finally couples were able to walk down the aisle!¬†I wanted to close out this whirlwind of a year with one of our favorite families and weddings of 2021!!

Madeleine and Jared were married in September at The Basilica of St. Mary with their reception at the White Bear Yacht Club (one of our favorite venues!!)¬†I was lucky enough to have planned both of Madeleine’s sisters weddings so when I got a text from her Dad telling me that Madeleine and Jared were engaged I was so excited to get started!!!!!! They knew they wanted to get married in 2021 and we would need to get planning right away to find the perfect venue.

They wanted something near the water and loved the idea of a tent wedding, I instantly thought that the White Bear Yacht Club would be the perfect fit for them!! Not only is the Yacht Club a beautiful location, but it was also great for the elegant and timeless vision Madeleine had for her wedding decor. Monogramed Bars, Hydrangeas, Embroidered Napkins, Hanging Floral… Not a detail was missed! And the weather… well it could not have been better! We got the best weather of September and it made for a magical day!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Rental Items: Apres Party Rental 

Ceremony Site – Basilica of St. Mary

Band – Belladiva

Cake – Farina

Videographer – Northern Lights Video

Invitations – Paper Rock Scissors

Rental Items – PHOS

Late Night Snack – Rusty Taco

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Wedding Party Transporation – Stillwater trolley

Photography – Tiffany Kokal

Cafe lights – We’ve Got it Covered

Reception Venue – White Bear Yacht Club

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

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