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Ashley and Seth’s wedding day was filled with family, friends and Lots of Beautiful and classic decor!! The couple planned their wedding from North Dakota with a few trips back to Minneapolis to finalize plans with vendors. From the minute I met Ashley I knew that I really had a good understanding of the style of wedding she wanted and the classic look and feel she was hoping to achieve!

Ashley may have been an only child.. but it was VERY clear that including her friends, family and cousins in her wedding was really important to her. She had a heart of gold and always put everyone else feelings ahead of her own during the whole planning process and the wedding was perfect with 6 bridesmaids, 4 junior bridesmaids, 2 personal attendants, 4 usherettes and 1 flower girl! We had a lot of girl power and beautiful women involved in the big day!!!

Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events and Apres out did themselves transforming Aria for close to 400 guests (a feat that we did a few times in 2017!!). Ashley and Seth’s stationery by Paper Rock Scissors was classic gold foil and letterpress and reflected the overall look perfectly!

It was a beautiful day and I am so happy that we have these beautiful images by Jaimee Morse to remember all of the beauty!!

Vendors

Ceremony Site- Basilica of St. Mary

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Reception Venue – Aria Minneapolis

Photography Jaimee Morse

Videography Landon Oldenburger

Caterer –Crave Catering

Dessert- Farina

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation- Renees Royal Valet

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party

Hair and Makeup –  Thomas Charles and SM Makeup

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When I think of Jason and Amanda I think about our meetings where I was just about rolling on the floor laughing throughout the whole meeting!! Jason is hilarious and I loved to watch the interaction between he and Amanda. He was always very involved and passionate in his thoughts and opinions and luckily for him.. Amanda was on the same page as him! They wanted something fun and different and that is just what we did!! I had the challenge of making a formal wedding not feel like a stuffy wedding.. and it all started when they decide to serve burgers as their main entree.. The idea came to them when they saw numerous high end restaurants serving delicious burgers on their menus and they thought that would be a fun spin on traditional wedding food… and it was! This has to be one of my favorite meals at a wedding in a long time… Its pretty hard to beat a Juicy Damico Burger decorated with a cute burger pick and a side of nice wine!! Congratulations Jason and Amanda.. I miss our meetings and the big belly laughs that came with them!!

Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site Basilica of St. Mary

Reception Site Aria

Transportation Renee’s Royal Valet

Photography Sewell Photography

Videography Sunset Blue Productions

Catering Damico Catering

Stationery: A Milestone Paper

Floral Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

DJ Generation Now

Rental Items Linen Effects

Hair and Makeup Juut – Gavidae

Chandliers Avant Décor

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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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