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A Classic and Elegant Hutton House Wedding… Thats what I would use to describe Sarah and Will’s Wedding and both of their personal styles.. Classic and Elegant!

Planning with Sarah and Will was a breeze. She was decisive, had a vision of what she wanted and also knew a handful of vendors that she wanted to use. We first met at the Hewing Hotel for coffee and to start to get to know each other and instantly I knew that this “Sarah and Sarah” team would have a lot of fun together!!

Sarah and Will chose Hutton House for their ceremony and reception. It was still very new when they booked the venue and they were excited about the outdoor space for the ceremony and the possibilities for decor at the venue. The wedding day proved to be one of the most stressful I have ever endured due to the weather. All day we had a 50-70% chance of rain and we decided to “go for it” and try and do the wedding outside. I have never checked my phone so much in one day… and Thankfully for us.. It did not rain.. NOT all day!!

Sarah loved all of the details.. She wanted a boxwood backdrop for photos, she loved the idea of hanging greenery and chandlier’s, she wanted a live band, We brought in a greenery motif on her invitations and day of stationery. But the thing that I will always remember most about Sarah is that she really focused on the things that mattered… Will, Her friends and her family and just really being present in the moment and taking in this ONE day that goes by so quickly!!!


Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Makeup – Julie Phaxay
Rentals – Girl Friday
Band – Blue Water Kings
Caterer – Create Catering
Ceremony and Cocktail Music-Lake String Quartet
Ceremony and Reception Site – Hutton House
Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events
Invitations – Paper Rock Scissors
Photography – Janelle Elise Photography
Rental Items – PHOS
Rental Items: Apres Party Rental
Videography – Josh Flom


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Sarah and Ryan were married at Lafayette Country Club on Lake Minnetonka this past Spring and we were honored to get to work with them!! Sarah hired us while she was living in San Francisco and planning the wedding from across the country. She works in the industry as a fashion and lifestyle blogger (Check out her blog!!) So she had a very clear vision of what she was looking for with her wedding decor!

A beautiful and elegant Balloon display, donut walls and a Monogramed white dance floor were a few of the fun elements I was excited to pull together for their special day! Sarah and Ryan’s Monogram really set the tone for the whole wedding as we started to brand it on the stationery, signage and even on the white dance floor.


Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Reception Site – Lafayette Club

Transportation – Renee’s Royal Valet

Photography – Trish Allison Photography

Floral- Sadie’s Floral

Band- Blue Water Kings

Rental Items – Linen Effects and Apres Party and Tent Rental

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Other Fun Vendors- Coffee Cart and Girl Friday

Donuts- Glam Doll Donuts

Lauryn and Tommy’s JX Event Center wedding was the perfect “kick-off” to wedding season in March!!!! There was just enough snow on the ground for perfect photos, yet spring was on the way and Lauryn’s choice of bridesmaids dresses made everyone really crave the spring temperatures!!!

JX Event Center was a great backdrop for our elegant chandeliers, greenery and beautiful lilac flowers and linens!! Lake Elmo Inn is one of my favorite caterers and every time we get to go over to the East Side of the cities I am always so excited to get to use their catering services!!


Wedding Coordinator – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site- St. Andrews Lutheran Church

Reception Site – JX Event Venue

Caterer – Lake Elmo Inn

Chandlier’s  – PHOS

Transportation – Stillwater Trolley

Photography – Rachel Lynn Photography

Videography – Peterson Brothers Productions

Floral – Sadie’s Couture Flowers

DJ – Instant Request

Rental Items – Linen Effects

Makeup – Andrea Reis

Hair – Paige LeFevre

Stationery – A Milestone Paper

Jimmy and Lindsay’s wedding day was such a memorable and special day and we are lucky that Alma Films was there to capture this Hutton House Wedding Video! Lindsay and Jimmy transformed Hutton House into a winter wonderland… bringing in Evergreen Trees and adding lots of holiday touches! Just before the ceremony the snow started and it resulted into beautiful photos and a memory I will never forget!

Jimmy & Lindsay | Medicine Lake, MN from Alma Films on Vimeo.

JX Event Center

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!


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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Machine Shop Minneapolis Wedding

This is the season of thanks and as you can probably tell from my last blog post, I have been thinking about that a lot this year. There is a perception that wedding season slows down in the winter months. While the weddings every weekend do slow down, it is the time of the year that we are in back to back meetings with the florists, stationery designers, tasting cakes, booking bands. You get the point 🙂 So while there is never really an “off” time around Lasting Impressions… I am always so thankful for a few more days at my desk to look through photos of the weddings from Summer, organize my files and just thank god for giving me a job that I adore!!!

So on the topic of people I adore, I want to share with you Kim and Alec’s wedding!! This family has a special part of my heart for many years! I first met the Saunders when I got to help Mindy and Ryan plan their special day and then a few years later I got the call that Rachel and Billy were getting married  and then shortly after that Kim and Alec started to plan their big day!! Kim and Alec were not only wonderful to work with, but they were super decisive. Busy careers and coaching schedules left little time for meetings and deliberation. Kim and Alec did a great job of trusting their vendors and with Mother of the Bride Debbie at the helm, there was not a detail missed. 

The weather may not have cooperated as much as we would have wished, but the rain did stop for just long enough to get some beautiful photos in downtown Wayzata and downtown Minneapolis! The couple picked the Machine Shop for their reception venue and wanted a really light and airy decor. Mixing in hanging lights, greenery and light blue fabrics we created a really summery fresh feel.  

To say that I am sad that this is the last wedding for the family is an understatement.. but I will always cherish all of my planning with them and luckily, I get to run into them every once and a while at weddings!


Wedding Coordinator –  Lasting Impressions Weddings

Ceremony Site – St. Philip the Deacon

Reception Site – Machine Shop

Caterer – Damico Catering

Photography – Janelle Elise Photography

Videography –  Story of Us Films

DJ-  Instant Request

Transportation- Renees Royal Valet

Floral –Munster Rose

Rental Items- Apres

Rental Items – PHOS

Photobooth –Selfe and Co.

Stationery – Paper Rock Scissors

Dress- Posh

Tanning- Go Glow

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