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Hannah and Ryan’s wedding day was nothing short of spectacular! The Machine Shop in Northeast Minneapolis provided the stunning setting for their September celebration. Hannah looked FLAWLESS in her Hayley Paige wedding dress complete with the most stunning sleeves I have ever seen! All of the vendors pulled together to make this wedding a memorable day! From hanging greenery and lights by PHOS, to Hanging Swings for our photobooth (Yes, swings!!) there were a lot of classic and unique elements incorporated into their celebration! Sadie’s Floral created the perfect mix of light and summery floral with little touches of burnt orange to give the wedding a fall feel. Damico Catering once again provided a wonderful meal complete with an ice cream sundae bar!

Its couples like Hannah and Ryan that really make my job so much fun! I enjoyed every meeting with them and Hannah and I often found ourselves talking for hours and losing track of time and the tasks at hand!! I am so thankful for social media these days.. It makes me still feel connected to all of my past couples long after their wedding days!!


Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Damico Catering

Photography – Janelle Elise Photography

Videography – Landon Oldenburger

DJ-  Instant Request

Ceremony Musicians – Michael Shynes

Floral – Sadie’s Floral

Rental Items – PHOS

Rental Items – Linen Effects

Photobooth –Selfe and Co.

Hair and Makeup – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

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When I first met with Heather, about a year before her wedding, she already had a great idea of what she wanted her wedding to look like and how she wanted it to feel for her guests.The couple had booked the Machine Shop for her wedding reception and they had already hired a handful of awesome vendors. I was lucky enough to get to work together with her to bring the rest of her vision to life!

Heather knew she wanted to add a lot of soft colors and elements to the decor to soften The Machine Shop’s Industrial Look. Kindred Blooms was the perfect florist to bring all of Heather’s Visions together! They incorporated soft fabrics, hanging floral and ribbons to create a 3D ceiling installation that turned the Machine Shop’s industrial space into a whimsical wedding venue.  Trees were added along the sides of the stage to bring an element of the outdoors inside. Paper Rock Scissors and Farina brought tied all of the elements together in the stationery and dessert designs.

The ceremony took place at St. Thomas Chapel, which held a lot of special meaning to both Heather and Guiseppe since they both attended college there!

We had the privilege of working alongside Russell Heeter and John Hoel who captured all of the elements of the day (Love these guys!!) and Good for Gary certainly got the party of the dance floor! The weather was perfect and I could not have enjoyed working with Heather, Giuseppe and  her mom planning this beautiful wedding!!


Wedding Planner –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site  – St. Thomas Chapel

Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer-  Damico Catering

Transportation  Renees Royal Valet

Ceremony Musicians – Loring String quartet

Photography – Russell Heeter

Videography- Vibrant Films

Floral – Kindred Blooms

Band – Good for Gary

Rental Items – Apres Party Rental

Makeup- Eyes and Irons

Hair  – Brett Dorrian

Cake – Farina

Photo booth – Traveling Photo booth

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Café Lights – PHOS

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This past summer we have had the pleasure of being at the new Venue in Minneapolis, The  Machine Shop a few different times and we love how the venue transforms for each couples vision and style. Jamie and Sam planned their wedding while leaving on the East Coast and traveling a lot for work… not only is that a lot to take on, but Jamie was the DIY queen. She not only bought all of her own linens, made all of her own stationery, her mom even sewed all 300 of the pink napkins so that they could be the perfect shade of pink!!!
I had a lot of fun getting to know Jamie, Sam and both of their families! They not only planned a wonderful wedding, but they also planned numerous days of lake activities to let their guests take advantage of the beautiful Minnesota Summer!!!


Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Deco Catering

Photography and Photobooth – Cadence and Eli

Floral – Sadies Floral

DJ – Instant Request

Hair – Swept Up

Donuts – Wuollet’s

Makeup – Michelle Sachs

Café Lights – Avant Decor

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Ashley and Dave were married in August at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis! The venue was perfect for this New York couple looking for something more unique for their ceremony and reception! It was very convinent that Ashley’s parents also do live across the street from the Machine Shop!!!

Since Ashley and Dave live in New York we planned most of this wedding over emails, phone calls and two big planning trips into town!! When it came time to plan decor, we knew we wanted to bring in some colorful floral and the best way to do that seemed to be suspending it over the ceremony and reception site. Thank you to Munster Rose for not only going along with this labor intensive task of hanging floral… but for also spending hours and hours working on building structures, testing logistics and creating a plan to move the floral in an hour for a room flip!!!  Thank you to all of the vendors that made this day come together!!


Wedding Coordinator-  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site –  Machine Shop

Photography- Matt Lien Photography

Caterer – Damico Catering

Band – Rock with U

Ceremony Musicians- Lake String Quartet

Floral- Munster Rose

Rental Items – Apres Party

Hair and Makeup-Emily J

Cake –Moofuku Milk Bar

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors




2017 seems to be the year of the winter wedding for us at Lasting Impressions!! With everyone around me now saying “Are you ready for busy season” I keep thinking… When was it slow season!  We loved all of our winter weddings this year and thank god, the weather cooperated with us with very little snow and travel problems!!  Katie and Joe were married on January 14th and I have been so excited to post this wedding!! Not only did I love working with Katie and Joe (and Katie’s fabulous mom Patty!!) But It is the first wedding we have coordinated at the much anticipated Machine Shop in Minneapolis!!

The Machine Shop came along at the perfect time for Katie and Joe! They were engaged in April  knew they did not want a long engagement, so we were looking at a late fall/early Winter Wedding and we also needed to find a venue that would  hold 400-500 guests!! Thankfully the Machine Shop was just entering its final stages of construction and we were able to take a “hard hat” tour of the space. Hard hat tours are not always the easiest for clients to “envision” the finished look of the space, but Katie and Joe loved what they were seeing and loved that it was something different and they had not already been to numerous events at the space!!

Now when it came to designing the space, It really was a fun challenge for me to work on the logistics with the wonderful Machine Shop Staff, Apres Party Rental, Rudy’s Rentals, Arts and Flowers and of course the stylish bride and her mother!! The goal of the design was to warm up the industrial space with lots of candles, chandler’s, wood farm tables and classic white and green floral.

The vendors on this wedding did a fantastic job and I am so thankful for each and every one of them!!! If all winter weddings could be this fun.. I would not even mind the long Minnesota Winters!!


Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Damico Catering

Photography – Graddy Photography

Videography – Vibrant Film

Band – R Factor

Cocktail Hour Music – Sandy Atlas Trio

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Floral – Arts and Flowers

Rental Items – Rudys Rentals

Rental Items – Apres Party

Photobooth – Traveling Photobooth

Hair – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Makeup – Tina Beaupre

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress- L’Atelier Couture

Valet – Tradition Valet