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Megan and Drew ….Where do I start, I absolutely loved helping them plan their wedding!!!! First of all, look at their smiles that go EAR to EAR and you can tell that their wedding day was just one step in their adventure together!

They began planning last fall, a few moments after they were engaged! Luckily for me, I had already met Megan when I planned her cousin’s wedding years earlier and I was ecstatic to get the call from Megan to see if I was available!   Lauren and Megan were some of the most organized and stylish brides I have ever worked with, and the similarities I saw in each of them made the process so much fun!

Not only did I love that Megan was SO organized . But I also adored the way that her and Drew looked at each other and worked with each other in the planning of the wedding. They really wanted a wedding-focused around their love and the love of all of their friends and family! Additionally, they had both been in a lot of weddings, so when we were trying to find a venue for their reception we quickly narrowed down the options. Luckily for us, Loring Social had just started to book weddings for the summer and fall of 2017 and we knew immediately it would be a great fit for the wedding they were envisioning.

Loring Social’s decor is very clean and modern, so we decided to use long tables to maximize our guest count and use pops of bright colors to warm up the space. Geometric shapes played a big part of the stationery design and we wanted to include that look and feel in the centerpieces as well. The look worked great with the modern space.  There were also numerous personal touches to the wedding. Megan and her bridesmaids got ready at her grandmother’s home, which was a tradition in the family. Megan and Drew left the church in Megan’s Grandparents classic car.  And Cookies and Milk Boxes were delivered to the tables for dessert… a personal favorite of the grooms!

Congratulations Megan and Drew… Working with you was such a JOY!!

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Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Victory Chapel

Reception Site- Loring Social

Catering- Damico Catering

Photography- Matt Lien

Videography- Make Your Name

Band –Blue Water Kings

Hair and Makeup- Primped

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation –Renees Royal Valet

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party

Dress- The White Room

 

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Like so many other Minnesotan’s “Going Up North” is not just a fun summer vacation, but it is really an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. That is exactly what Erin and Ross’s wedding felt like to me! Even though out of town weddings pose a lot of additional challenges for wedding vendors, I jumped at the chance to be apart of Erin and Ross’s intimate wedding celebration at Madden’s on Gull Lake.

Erin’s family has had a cabin on Gull Lake all of her life and she really wanted to share the love of the lake with all of her guests. Erin and Ross were also traveling for this destination wedding from Texas, so most of our planning was done in marathon planning sessions and lots and lots of emails 🙂

Their wedding day was one of the most beautiful days of the summer and with the help of all of our amazing vendors that traveled many miles to help with this wedding…It was a picture perfect day on the lake!!!!

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Wedding Coordinator Lasting Impressions Weddings

Venue  – Madden’s on Gull Lake

Photography- Graddy Photography

Videography – Landon Oldenburger

DJ – Instant Request DJ

Ceremony Musicians – Billy Mclauglin

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Rental Items – Apres Party and Tent Rental

Photobooth – The Traveling Photobooth

Hair and Makeup – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery  – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress- l’atelier couture

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I am not sure if it is the mutual love of the lake or the fact that we are both blonde and like to talk (a lot) But from the minute I met Clare and her parents I instantly fell in love with them and I knew that the next few months planning their wedding would be a lot of fun!! Clare and Trent had been in numerous weddings while their wedding and I think that gave them a lot of ideas and direction on what vendors they liked and what decor they wanted to incorporate.

I have a lot of “favorite” parts of this wedding, but I am especially fond of the beautiful stationery products. Because the wedding venues were surrounded by Lake Minnetonka we chose to do an illustration of the lake, the Lafayette Club and the church. The illustration that was done by Cait Courneya and Paper Rock Scissors and it set the perfect tone for this wedding!

Love you lots Clare and Trent!

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Wedding Coordinator- Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Wayzata Community Church

Reception Site – Lafeyette Club

Photography – Janelle Elise Photography

Videography – One:One

Band – Rock with U

Lighting – Instant Request

Floral – Sadies Floral

Rental Items – Apres Party

Hair and Makeup-Emily J

Bride Hair and Makeup – Anonby Studio – Sara Lien

Cake – Farina

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Illustrations: Cait Courneya

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Kicking off Christmas week with a beautiful August wedding that I was lucky enough to help coordinate with Maggie and Troy. Maggie contacted me around 18 months before her wedding and I was amazed that when she hired me she already hired quite a few of her vendors.. she was very organized and during the planning process I realized why. Troy plays in the NHL and Maggie and Troy are constantly traveling for games and they were so smart to get so much done early…so that when they were home the few times during the year we could nail down all of the other pieces!!! A great group of vendors and a wonderful and trusting couple turned into a beautiful wedding at the classic Basilica of St. Mary and the newly renovated Loews Hotel!!

Merry Christmas Maggie and Troy! I hope that you have a good and relaxing first Christmas as a Mr. and Mrs!!

Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site Basilica of St. Mary

Reception Site: Loews Hotel

Transportation: Valley Limo and Coach

Photography: Graddy Photography

Videography: Sunset Blue Productions

DJ and Lighting: Instant Request

Photobooth The Photobooth Group

Hair and Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Cake: Buttercream

Rental Items: Linen Effects

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

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Ceremony  Site – Our Lady of Grace
Dress – L’atelier Couture
Reception Site – Edina Country Club
Transportation – Renees Royal Valet
Photography – Graddy Photography
Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
DJ –Instant Request
Rental Items – Apres Party Rental
Invitations         – Paper Rock Scissors
Cake – Sweet Retreat

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Planning a wedding from a distance is never an easy task.. but with Marty and Margit everything seemed so relaxed and easy.. they really trusted all of their vendors and it resulted in a beautifully planned and relaxing wedding day full of so much love and joy!! Marty and Margit live in Colorado and have a love of the outdoors… so while we wanted to plan a really formal wedding, we wanted to make sure and include a lot of details that incorporated their love of canoeing, skiing and their heritage!! Food is always a great place to personalize your event.. Marty grew up on the East Coast..so a Raw bar made perfect sense (in a canoe.. of course!!), Margit had a love if Izzy’s ice-cream ever since she was little.. so we incorporated that into our late night snacks and serving the Norwegian wedding cake, kransekake paid homage to Margit’s heritage!!

Margit and Marty.. I loved getting to work with you.. and I hope that you are getting excited for the snow to fly so you can start your first skiing season.. married 🙂

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Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Site: Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
Reception Site: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors
Transportation: Renees Royal Valet
Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography
Videography: Virtuoso Video
Floral: Just Bloomed
Cake: Buttercream
Band: Synergy
Rental Items: Linen Effects
Photobooth: Slow Motion Booth
Makeup: Emily J

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