lasting impressions weddings is an award-winning minnesota wedding planning and design company

Wow, You guys.. THANK YOU for again voting us Minnesota’s Bride’s Best Wedding Planner! Its  such an honor and we feel on top of the world!!!! This was our 7th Award and I still love my job as much as I did when I started Lasting Impressions 13 years ago!!

Thank you for allowing me to celebrate your special day along with your friends and family!

Minnesota Best Wedding Planner

 

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I have so much love for this family its hard to even think of where to begin!! I have known the Roberts Family for three years now and it all began when I had the honor of planning Emily and Jay’s wedding in 2016. It was a beautiful event and my favorite part of planning was getting to know both Emily and Jay’s family and seeing the tight knit bond that they all had!

Fast forward to the summer of 2017… I woke up one morning to a text from Dave Roberts. He had sent the text late at night letting me know that Libbie and Matt had gotten engaged. You know that the planning process is going to be fun when on the night of the engagement you get a text!!

Luckily for me, I was open for the date they were hoping to get married and Libbie had already been in super planning mode locking down the Basilica and JX Event Center for their wedding date. With all of the plans starting to come together we focused on the decor, which is always my favorite part of the planning process. The Roberts family are experts at planning decor and always know exactly what they want. We combined elements of a classic wedding with fun and unique details such as gingham patterns, greenery and elegant white floral.

The bridesmaids wore custom made dresses by Camilynbeth (And they are even named the “Libbie”). Libbie incorporated many sentimental elements into her wedding day including a monogram on her veil, photo charms on her bouquet, and custom made cuff links.

We used Libbie and Matt’s monogram to really “brand” the wedding decor. The monogram was included on the day of stationery, favors and We even hung a 3ft monogram above the dance floor!

Just when I did not think the wedding could get any better, Matt’s bar was onsite to cook late night Juicy Lucys for all of the wedding guests… Talk about the perfect end to a great wedding!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Basilica of St. Mary

Cake – Farina

Transportation- Renees Royal Valet

Reception Site – JX Event Venue

Catering Lake Elmo Inn

Rental Items – Linen Effects

Rental Items – Apres

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Cocktail Musicians – Michael Shynes

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Transportation – Stillwater Trolley

Makeup- Makeup by Mici

Hair – Lexie

Band – Belladiva

Late Night Caterer – Matt’s Bar

Photography – Melissa Oholendt

Videography – Northern Lights

 

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I get writer’s block ALOT.. especially in the midst of wedding season when I am consumed with finalizing numbers, updating timelines, running rehearsals and marathoning on wedding days! Its hard to sit down and focus on blogging beautiful images and finding the RIGHT words to explain what special families mean to me and my business! And that is exactly what happened with Sarah and Jameson’s Hutton House wedding blog post! I received these images about two weeks after the wedding (yes, its true that these beautiful images get created that quickly – Janelle.. I love you!!)  And I looked at them… Instagrammed them and then waited until I found the perfect time to sit down and write about them 🙂

While I still do not have the perfect words to explain what a joy it was to work with Amy (the wonderful mother of the Bride) on every step of this wedding. She not only had to play the mother of the bride but because Sarah (the bride) was playing professional volleyball in Italy.. she had to be the interpreter and main decision maker on every little detail.. and she NAILED it!! Her attention to detail and unwavering trust in my opinion and expertise made this experience so much fun for me to coordinate!!

We planned the wedding in a little under 10 months and the first thing we decided on was The Hutton House for the ceremony and reception. I was excited that this would be my first wedding at the brand new, beautiful venue. When we choose the Hutton House they were still under construction and that not only requires a lot of trust from couples booking the space.. but it also creates a lot of work for all vendors involved since it is a space that they have never worked in; Luckily for us, The owners of Hutton House designed a beautiful venue filled with essential elements for a flawless ceremony and reception.

Because of the size of our wedding, we decided to bring in farm tables from Apres to maximize our seating and to also bring some color to the space. The moment I saw the fireplace I knew that we needed to create a wood monogram to tie in our invitation suite and to become the focal point of the cocktail hour space. Sadie’s floral created a stunning entrance to the venue with hanging greenery and lush lanterns to welcome all of the guests! After a Horrible Minnesota Spring, May 4th was absolutely stunning and the perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony (and renewed my trust in Minnesota for a few weeks 🙂

My stories could go on and on.. but everyone just wants to see photos of this beautiful day!! To both the Wilhite and Parson’s Family. THANK YOU for letting me be apart of your family for a few months and I truly enjoyed every minute!!!

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Site – Hutton House

Photography – Janelle Elise Photography

Caterer – Damico Catering

Videography Josh Flom

DJ- Three Six Sound

Floral – Sadies Floral 

Rental Items – Apres

Hair and Makeup – Primped and Maggie Hennen

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress –  Posh

Ceremony Musicians – Guitar and Keyboard Andrew Martin and Stephen Witt

Officiants – Bob Coughlin and Jennie Coughlin

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Minnesota Best Wedding Planner

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Thank you Minnesota Bride magazine for once again having a wonderful party and for naming us the 2016 Best Wedding Planner of the Year!! Every year this is an honor to receive and we feel so grateful to have a job that we love!!!!