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As I go through photos of Riley and Shane’s Lafayette Club Summer Wedding it makes me have a deep craving to get back to weddings and the lake!! It also makes me realize how much gathering is how our culture has been taught to celebrate. Riley and Shane invited well over 350 guests to their wedding and they both had large wedding parties!! My philosophy has always been the more the merrier and I am sure that when we are able to return to celebrating weddings when COVID passes I will appreciate the large gatherings even more!

Riley and Shane were amazing to work with and I was also so happy to work with a great group of vendors on this wedding!! The photos do not show the July Heat that this bride and groom and wedding party stood in all day.. they were real troopers!! Blush, Champange and Greenery complimented the Lafayette Club Ballroom.. a classic combination.

Vendors

Reception Site – Lafeyette Club

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Stationery – A Milestone Paper

Ceremony Site – Mt. Olivet

Makeup- Refeyeance 2

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

DJ and Photobooth – 2 The Maxx Entertainment

Hair – Hair expressions by Kari

Floral – Stacey’s Nursery

Chair Rental – The Seatery

Photography Janelle Elise Photography

Videography – Story of Us Films

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Hanging Greenery and White floral at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis… A classic combination you can never go wrong with!! Brittany and Tom were married last November and from the minute I met them I knew that they were my type of couple. Brittany brought a PowerPoint print off of her design ideas and had perfectly honed in on the vision she wanted for the wedding day!! Both Brittany and Tom’s Type A personalities paired with their classic style made planning their wedding a fantastic experience.

The focal point of the Machine Shop is the Truss that runs down the middle of the space; you often see this truss decorated with Hanging Greenery, lights and flowers. Its a statement that really can be customized for any vision. For Brittany and Tom’s wedding they choose to bring in Grey linens that matched their Letterpress Invitations. White Floral and bright greenery made a pop in all of the centerpieces and My favorite element was the heart shaped Minnesota Cookies that was set in the middle of the charger plate as the favor!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – PHOS

Hair and Makeup-Primped

Caterer – Deco Catering

Ceremony and Reception Site – Machine Shop

Rental Items: Apres Party Rental 

Invitations – Paper Rock Scissors

Band – Blue Water Kings

Cake –  Farina

Ceremony Musicians- Birchwood String Quartet

Photography – Amanda Nippoldt

Transportation – Voigt Motorcoach Travel

 

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Wedding insurance and COVID-19

Who could’ve seen a global pandemic coming, right? Certainly a situation difficult to predict and is still something that we are all getting used to. Nobody likes uncertainty, that’s for sure. And we can add a list of reasons why wedding insurance has such an important role. 

Although the pandemic is an unprecedented situation and cancellation insurance policies are not being offered at this time of “ongoing crisis”, wedding insurance should be on the top of the list in the planning process for couples in the future. 

Why? Because things happen, life happens. From bad weather to an illness, these are some scenarios that a wedding insurance can help with. For the couples going through the planning process, Consumers Advocate researched the best wedding insurance companies so you don’t have to take time from what is important. This can be a time to look for options, know what you need and want from a wedding insurance for your special day. 

HOW TO LET YOUR GUESTS KNOW YOU ARE POSTPONING YOUR WEDDING DUE TO COVID-19

We are so honored to be nominated for the ninth year as Minnesota Bride’s Best Wedding Planner of 2020!! Thank you to all our couples and vendors for another great year of making memories and celebrating!!!
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 Diamond Ring Cleaner

As I am spending more and more time at home due to COVID-19, I have been cleaning more and more and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Diamond Ring Cleaner from one of my favorite Bloggers Living with Landyn.

The best thing about this DIY Diamond Ring Cleaner is that you have all of the tools already on hand at home!!
All you need is..

  • Windex
  • Dawn
  • microwave-safe dish
  • soft toothbrush

Pour equal parts Windex and Dawn into the dish, and microwave the mixture for about 1 minute
CAREFULLY remove the hot mixture from the microwave.
Submerge the jewelry, and let is soak for at least 10 minutes.
Use toothbrush and give everything a gentle scrub and then rinse with water, and dry with a paper towel and you are all set!!

I try and wash my ring once a week to keep it just as shiny as it was when I got engaged!!! When I am on the go I always keep a Diamond Dazzle Stick in my car for quick touchups

When I am on the go I always keep a Diamond Dazzle Stick in my car for quick touchups. For Non-Diamond Cleaning this machine has been amazing for cleaning gold, silver, sunglasses, and everything in between that we need to keep disinfected!!

When I originally received the email from Lauren and Jonathan asking if I would be interested in helping with their Lake Minnetonka Island Wedding the only thing I could think of was.. YES.. OF COURSE!!! If you know me, you know that I love the water… and we have a boat on Lake Minnetonka and I spend every minute that I am not at a wedding.. either in the water or on the water!!

Lauren and Jonathan lived in California and were planning this celebration remotely, which is an undertaking even when you are not creating a venue on an island. They were organized and throughout the whole planning had the best perspective on everything!! The wide range of challenges you can run into while planning a backyard wedding are long. Everything from bugs, Heat, Rain, Transportation, Bathrooms, etc, etc. But even with the wide range of challenges.. backyard weddings are always my favorite types of events; Because there is nothing more special than getting married in a place that means so much to you!

The Lake Minnetonka island has been in Lauren’s family for generations and it was her special sanctuary that always seems to lead her back to Minnesota summer after summer. Lauren is a teacher and spent most of her breaks in Minnesota… at the lake.. planning the wedding!! We had numerous conversations about how to get guests out to the lake, Plan A, B and C for the weather, where vendors were going to park, how catering was going to load in and out… and after 18 months of planning.. It was their wedding day!!!!

The wedding day was exactly how I pictured it; One Hundred of Lauren and Jonathan’s best friends and family celebrating love , life and the lake that meant so much to them!!!  Thank you to all of the vendors that helped make this day possible…. There were hundreds of logistics emails, reminders and follow-ups and we were lucky to have such an amazing group working on this!!! And Like Always.. Joe and Jen Photography captured the day so perfectly!!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

DJ Instant Request

Photography – Joe and Jen Photography

Ceremony and Reception Site-Private Residence

Floral – Bachmans

Rental Items – Lake Minnetonka Party Rentals

Cake – Muddy Paws Cheesecake Company

Caterer- Fork & Flair

Boat Transportation for Guests – Lady of the Lake

Bus Transportation- Northfield Lines

Bartender – With a Twist

 

 

 

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