Jessica and Luke’s wedding day could not have been any more beautiful!! We had been planning this wedding for well over a year and Jessica perfected every last detail of the day!! The ceremony was at the iconic Basilica of St. Mary and the reception was at the Classic Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. Both of these venues are timeless wedding venues that were as elegant and classic as the couple themselves. White floral with touches of greenery were used for the centerpieces and the Classic Lafayette Club ballroom glowed with candlelight.
I loved the detail of the monogram and wax seal that was used for the invitations as well as all of the day of stationery.The small details like this are what really tied everything together; And Farina made one of my favorite wedding cakes. The simple design was complemented by lots of white floral.
Gift Guides are EVERY Where this time of year and I love them! So it got me thinking.. I should do a gift guide for what to get a bride to be, a newlywed or honestly.. any women!!! So here are a list of my personal favorite items or gifts that I think would be beneficial during the wedding planning process!!
I have this camera myself and I love it!!! The months leading up to your wedding will be filled with showers, parties, vendor meetings and what better way to document your journey than with a great camera! This Camera lets you wirelessly transfer photos, so no more looking for cords and waiting to get the images downloaded!
Perfect for her pre-wedding getaway or minimoon, this roomy carry-on passes all those pesky TSA size requirements (no checked back necessary!) I do not have this bag yet, but it is on my own Christmas List!
Since I recommended a great camera.. I figured I should also recommend a way to show off all of your beautiful Photos! I love Blurb Books!! This is how I create all of my own photo albums for work and for my family!!
We can not go into 2020 without a new planner and this is the one that I personally use! I use my calendar on my phone for all of my todo’s…but I still love having a physical planner to map out my days!
Wedding Planning can lead to lots of late nights and it is important to take care of your skin during the wedding planning stress! All Tula products are amazing.. but this is my go to after late nights!
Aspen and Joey were one of my favorite weddings from last year at Aria in Minneapolis. Aspen and Joey hired Lasting Impressions to assist in the wedding design as well as coordinating the day of the wedding. The Design and Day of Package is one of my favorite services we offer because I love to take clients ideas for what they would like the day to look like and make it come to life!
We started by using cooper as an accent color and metallic in the invitation design as well as in the vases and accent pieces. PHOS was hired to create a beautiful light installation about the ceremony and the head table. The Patrick Lenz band was brought in from Kansas City to entertain the wedding guests well into the night!!!
Semple Mansion is one of the oldest mansions in Minneapolis and one of the most classic wedding venues that we have in Minnesota. It was the perfect backdrop for Alexa and George’s wedding ceremony and reception! On June 1st, Semple Mansion was filled with love, laughter and one of the most thoughtful couples I have had the pleasure to work with!
I was hired by Alexa and her wonderful mom, Jules to assist in designing and coordinating the day of the wedding. We met numerous times to discuss floorplans, logistics and vendors. The one thing that always struck me about Alexa as her down to earth attitude and her kind personality. Her goal for the wedding was simply to marry George and celebrate with all of her loved ones.
I have always loved working with Geneoh photography, but this wedding in particular makes me appreciate his amazing photo journalism. He captures moments in such a striking way!
When people first hear that I am a wedding planner the first question I normally get is “What is the craziest story that you have?” I understand the interest in all of the “crazy stories” but I wish that instead of asking me about crazy stories people would ask me about why I love my job. One big reason I love my job would be “Families”.
Everyday I get to work with and become part of amazing families and one of my favorite have been the Saunders Family. The whole family is so welcoming, nice, HAPPY, thoughtful and I have enjoyed every email, every call, every meeting that I have had over the years with this tight knit family.
I have had the joy of knowing Rachel’s family for years now, after I assisted with planning Mindy and Ryan’s wedding a few years ago (It feels like yesterday) and when I got the call from Debbie that Rachel was engaged I was so excited!
Alyssa and Luke had a beautiful Summer Machine Shop Wedding in Minneapolis! The day could not have been more perfect and that is all because of the hard work Alysssa, Luke and Alyssa’s Mother Kesha put into the planning process!! Kesha actually reached out to me before Luke had even proposed to find out about Wedding Coordination Packages. She would be in touch as soon as they were formally engaged to get the process started (This surprisingly happens about 4-5 times a year 🙂
As soon as Luke proposed we hit the ground running securing the Machine Shop as our Venue, Janelle Elise Photography as our photographer and countless other vendors that made the day all come together!! The couple also wanted to add some really special details to the day to make it their own. Including our officiant.. It was Alyssa’s Grandfather and he did an amazing Job!! Alyssa and Luke’s favorite dessert is Ice Cream and their favorite place to get the ice cream was Grand Ole Creamery, so an ice cream bar seemed like the perfect sweet treat for the night!!
We wanted to incorporate the skyline of downtown Minneapolis into our decor. With the help of A Milestone Paper we created a design that was used on the invitations, day of stationery. We even had metal cutouts of the skyline incorporated into the placecard table and gift table (that the grooms family made!!)
Alyssa and Luke, It was wonderful getting to plan this wedding with you and I wish you lots of love starting your new life together in Louiseville Kentucky!