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What a fun day to relive!! Mindy and Ryan are probably two of the sweetest people I have ever met! They are high school sweethearts that are so in love and full of energy, love and NEVER stop smiling 🙂 Family and Friends are a big part of their lives and it was such an honor helping them plan their big day… right along with both of their moms!! I love getting to help pull together my bride’s vision for the day.. and NOTHING brings me more joy on the day of the wedding then seeing her face when she first sees the reception space! Mindy’s face was documented by the wonderful photographer Matt Lien Photography and I will forever be grateful for that moment! Mindy, Tracy, Debbi and Ryan all have impeccable taste as you can tell by the choices in Linens and Floral! Central Lutheran Church provided a beautiful backdrop for the traditional ceremony. Guests then headed to the Calhoun Beach Club for cocktail hour and a fantastic party!! Acrylic Menus, Ice Luge’s, Mirrored signs and lots and lots of blooms by Just Bloomed created a fun atmosphere to celebrate Mindy and Ryan’s Marriage!!

Mindy and Ryan.. I miss talking to you everyday.. I hope that your first few months of being a newlywed have been full of lots and lots of love!!

Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Reception Site: Calhoun Beach Club
Ceremony Site: Central Lutheran Church
Ceremony Musicians: Bel Canto Quartet
Photography: Matt Lien Photography
Videography: Sunset Blue Productions
Dress: l’atelier Couture Bridal
Band: PopLuxe
Flowers: Just Bloomed
Rental Items: Apres Party and Tent
Lighting: Instant Request
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Hair and Makeup: Alibi Salon
Invitations: Bride’s Cousin
Day of Stationary: 
A Milestone Paper
Ice Luge: Ice Occasions


When I start to talk about Megan and Ben I just get so excited. What a great pair and a fantastic family!! I started to work with them about 6 months before their big day. They had the location, the photographer and a few other vendors and then I jumped in. The relationship that I had with this couple and family was the reason I do this for a job. I love becoming “part of the family” and a big part of the special day. They made me feel so loved and I wanted nothing more than to make this day go perfect! In a month of bad weather we got really lucky and got some great sunshine!!

The pictures below were taken from the wonderful Erin Johnson. What a rockstar! She was at the reception until the very end trying to get a slideshow together for the morning after brunch, we were having some technical difficulties and she never one complained.. she just kept trying and wouldn’t you know it… we got a slideshow for the next day!!

To Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott… I am truly honored to have worked with you and thank you for making me a part of your family! I loved every bit of it!!!

Here is a very special part of the many great notes I got from Lisa (The mother of the bride) I just about cried every time I got a great email!!

You are truly a beloved new member of our family Sarah.  We accept this generous gift with the caveat…. You will help us enjoy it!    Because, yes, we are not done with you.  NEVER.  You have won us over with your excellent job performance  working on an event that was surely the biggest thing in at least 4 lives. ( Megan, Ben, Lisa and Scott).  Scott’s and my wedding 27 years ago was lovely and very emotion filled.  And yet, the marriage of our beloved daughter was even more powerful in many ways.  Let’s just call it, the circle of life.  You will understand this with the marriage of YOUR own child someday….

But your real skill during this amazing process was to win our hearts.  ALL OF OUR HEARTS.  You are loved and revered more than many of our ( born into) family members.  Many times the best family is the one you create.  You fit that role to a T.  

All Images below are taken by Erin Johnson Photography: