Rachel & Maury – 10/11/2014

Rachel & Maury had a classic & beautiful wedding on a lovely October day in Minnesota. They had a stunning ceremony at the always gorgeous Basilica that included portions of the Jewish faith for Rachel and her children – as well as the traditional Catholic service for Maury and his family. Hearing the organ swell as the bride walks down the aisle there will never get old! The celebration then took place at the University Club. The couple used bells around their decor and had nods to family member who had passed. The classic and intimate feel of the University Club was perfect for their celebration – complete with a harpist playing during cocktail hour, beautiful floral by a family friend, a fun candy bar and a good time had by all. Congrats, Rachel & Maury!

 

The Line-Up:

Beauty – Lisa Reinhardt Beauty
Ceremony Venue – The Basilica of St. Mary
Reception Venue – University Club – Summit Ave.
Photography – Nicole Spangler Photography
Cake – Buttercream
Reception Entertainment – Bellagala
Flowers – Floral Logic
Rentals – We’ve Got It Covered
Harpist – Shari Rothman
Candy Buffet – The Candy Dish

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All images by Nicole Spangler Photography

Michelle & Jon – 8/30/2014

This “I Do BBQ” was one for the book! With a savvy thrifter with tons of style and a helpful DIY crew – Michelle had the perfect look and plans for her casual wedding. We helped her pull together the details and execute on the day of – and what a pleasure it was to be a part of this special day. Guests arrived to a local park where the ceremony took place under the shelter. The altar was decorated with a hand-made wooden sign, a beautiful area rug and floral to tie it together. After the personal “I dos” – filled with friends playing music and even officiating – guests grabbed a drink from the beverage cart and played lawn games while more friends showed up to the celebration. The Fork-in-the-Road food truck served a yummy meal, and cupcakes came out for dessert. But don’t forget about the children face-painting, s’mores and campfire – all helping this chic and casual BBQ wedding just perfect. Congrats, Michelle & Jon!

The Line-Up:

Venue: Rum River Park
Beauty: Blush Beauty Room
Photography: Jody Savage Photography
Personal Flowers: Christine’s Floral Touch
Catering: Fork-In-The-Road

 

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All Photos by Jody Savage Photography

Debbie & Paul – 8/15/2014

Debbie & Paul hosted such a fun wedding for their friends & family. It was a beautiful day on the river in St Paul when these two wed – and we were honored to be a part of it!

The ceremony included an adorable reading of a book about love, the bridal party looked cool & casual and the guests waved ribbon wands as the bride & groom were announced man and wife. Hooray! Oh – and the bride’s unique DIY brooch bouquet was an eye-catcher…so fun! Guests enjoyed the beautiful scenery during cocktail hour and dinner and partied all night to celebrate this special occasion. Congrats, you two!

 

The Line-Up:

Venue: Harriet Island
Photography: M.E. Photos – Kara Knutson
Flowers: Lakeside Floral
Beauty: Phresh Spa and Salon on Grand Ave
Ceremony Music: Calla String Quartet
Catering: Lake Elmo Inn
Ceiling Draping: Avant Decor
Photobooth: Event Photobooths
Rentals: Apres
Transportation: Stillwater Trolley
Reception Entertainment: Tom Schoolmeesters Professional Deejay & Lighting Services

 

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All Photos by M.E. Photos

Kate & Bill – 8/9/2014

A casual yet lovely day for Kate & Bill was just perfect and “them” for their wedding day. The Weisman is such a unique and beautiful setting – paired with the gorgeous flowers from A Day in Provence and tasty treats from Common Roots – this wedding was a looker.

The ceremony within the gallery was an easy-going, romantic one with a stunning bride and handsome groom dedicating their lives to one another. Guests mingled during cocktail hour – looking at the artwork, brushing up on their Minnesota trivia and checking out the travel-themed elements that the couple incorporated. The rest of the night was a fun celebration of a beautiful couple – congrats, you two! :)

 

The Line-Up:

Venue: Weisman Art Museum
Photography: Betsy Wall Photography
Flowers: A Day in Provence
Catering: Common Roots
Reception Entertainment: Instant Request
Rentals: Apres

 

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All Photos by Betsy Wall Photography

Meghan & Paul – 6/29/2014

Meghan & Paul were such a fun couple to work with and their wedding was definitely one of the most memorable ones of the year! A mere NINE days before their wedding was to take place, we got word that their venue had been flooded from all the rainfall we had received and we could no longer host the wedding there. Thankfully, Meghan & Paul put their faith and trust in us and we found them a new venue and re-routed all of the plans to make it work at the new setting. The wedding was so beautiful, everything fell together well with the help of many flexible vendors and everyone was as happy as ever. It was so satisfying to hear Meghan & Paul say how much they loved the last-minute venue and how pleased they were with the day…whew! :)

The ceremony took place out on the lawn in front of an old school house on the historical grounds of Gibbs Farm – it was warm and sunny, just as it needed to be. The couple “planted” a tree as their unity ceremony – I always love seeing the unique unity rituals couples do as a part of their ceremony. Reverend Derek did a beautiful ceremony, as always – and then they were finally hitched! Guests enjoyed milling about the tent and barn for the cocktail hour and reception – while listening to fabulous acoustic guitar tunes and enjoying the tasty food and cheesecake – yum! Sara’s Photo Booth kept people entertained, as well, and it was a lovely, intimate, relaxed Sunday wedding. Congrats, Meghan & Kyle!

 

The Line-Up:

Venue: Gibbs Farm
Photography: Maren Cotton Photography
Flowers: Marah Cole Designs
Beauty: Make Up Ready
Officiant: Rev. Derek Kiewatt
Reception Music: Timothy Howe Music
Catering: Deco Catering
Dessert: Cafe Latte
Photobooth: Sara’s Photo Booth
Rentals: Apres
Tent: Ultimate Events
Ceiling Decor: Deckci Decor

 

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All Photos by Maren Cotton Photography

Jessica & Michael – 3/15/14

Jessica & Michael had such a lovely and fun wedding in St Paul this spring. With a romantic ceremony in the court room at the Landmark Center – and beautiful floral decor by the bride’s grandmother – they were finally man & wife and moved the party over a couple blocks to the Science Museum for the rest of the night. It just so happened that the featured exhibit at the museum at the time of their wedding was dinosaurs – which they were more than OK with! They took full advantage of pictures with the dinos and even used dinosaurs for their cake topper and kids’ gifts at their place settings. With a delicious dinner by Lancer Catering, a fun mad-lib card for guests to fill out, a fun photobooth and a great dance – this crew had no problem partying all night! Congrats, Jessica & Michael!

The Line-Up:

Photography: Studio 220 Photography
Ceremony Venue: Landmark Center
Beauty Services: Julie Swenson Beauty
Officiant: Minnesota Officiants
Catering: Lancer Catering
Flowers: Family member
DJ: Instant Request
Cake: Buttercream
Photo Booth: Complete Photo Booth

 

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Alison & Dustin – 2/22/14

Ali & Dustin came to Bride Support for full-service help with their Minnesota winter wedding. They were a blast to work with and the wedding was beautiful!

Guests joined together at the couple’s church in Shakopee to witness them becoming one unit through the vows they promised to each other. With the beautiful guitar stylings of Timothy Howe and a upbeat recessional dance – the ceremony was sweet, meaningful and fun. The couple then greeted their guests at the reception venue – Turtle’s Social Centre – for the party! The couple had named each table after a part of Italy (where they were soon to honeymoon) – along with fun facts and some beautiful centerpieces. The guestbook was a unique one – some cartoon drawings made by a friend that guests then colored in and wrote notes on. There was a photo memory table of loved ones and a gorgeous cake, as well! Guests were wined and dined and then partied all night!

What a great group of family & friends this was – who traveled from near and far on one of the worst winter-driving weekends I can remember in a long time to be there with Ali & Dustin.

Congrats, you two!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony Site – Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Reception Venue – Turtle’s 1890 Social Centre
Photography – Brian Bossany Photography
Videography – Highlights Videography
Flowers – KMB Floral
Ceremony Music – Timothy Howe
Rentals – Festivities
Cake – Queen of Cakes
Transportation – Black Tie Limo
DJ – Bellagala

 

Alison & Dustin wrote the following review…

Meredith of Bride Support was hands down the best investment I made while planning my wedding. I could not have done it without her.

I went with the (full-service) package which may seem like unnecessary expense to some but you get your investment back in regards to keeping your sanity as you can have he tpeace in mind that Meredith has it handled.

I was never more thankful for Meredith than the week leading up to my wedding as I came down with a horrible cold -as in laying in bed all day completely out of it. Because I trusted that Meredith had it all handled, I was able to focus more on making sure I got well instead of freaking out that I still needed to do X,Y,Z.

The morning of the wedding was also stress free for me as I knew that Meredith was working on getting the ceremony location and reception ready. It is a wonderful feeling that you have someone who is completely on the same page with you regarding decoration so you don’t have to worry about having to explain to your vision to whoever is setting up that day and hoping they get it right.

Meredith puts together a very detailed hand-out to everyone in the bridal party so that everyone is on the same page and allows the day to run as smoothly as possible (barring stuff that always comes up).

Based on how smoothly the day seemed to run to guests along with the amazing décor that Meredith helped me come up with we are still getting compliments on how wonderful our wedding was from our guests.

In summary, as my review title says, save your sanity and hire Meredith – be it her premium package or her day-of package. I promise you will not regret it!”

 

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All Photos by Brian Bossany Photography

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