Archive for August, 2012

Lacie & Matt – 8/25/12

We met Lacie & Matt at a bridal show in fall 2011 where they actually won a day-of coordination package drawing we had going on! It was great to work with them and showcase our talents for such a sweet couple.

Their beautiful ceremony in Coon Rapids was at a great church – and luckily the rain held off enough to get some good pictures outside! After being united as man and wife, guests were invited to Edinburgh to celebrate – where they were greeted with a beautiful room in the navy and purple color scheme, good food and a huge terrace to enjoy the weather on. Guests sat at tables identified by different events/tickets that the couple had gone to together – a unique way to showcase your life as a couple! After dinner, a slideshow was presented and the DJ got the party going. One of my favorite moments of the night was the first dance that Lacie & Matt had worked so hard on – what a beautiful moment they had! Guests were impressed by the classy event the whole day and there were two young program attendants that seemed enamored with the process of wedding planning…maybe future planners/coordinators! ūüôā

Congrats Lacie & Matt!

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Erika & John – 8/17/12

Erika & John enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous day in August when they became man and wife – and more awesome, as they would put it. ūüôā Erika and her mother spent many hours planning the perfect day – and helping them being their vision come to life was a true pleasure.

Erika & John started their day with first look photos at the Calhoun Beach Club on one of the most beautiful days that August had to offer this year. A Calhoun Beach Club wedding is certainly nothing to sneeze at – what a stunning venue! With their signature staircase as a backdrop, John saw his bride for the first time before spending some time with their bridal party around the lake for pictures. The ceremony began later in the afternoon at St Thomas University in another stunning locale. A unique part of the ceremony was that the couple had asked the most adorable group of little girls and boys to be their ring bearers and flower girls – watching them walk down the aisle before the bride was such a fun sight! With a personal message from the priest due to having known the couple while they were in college there, the ceremony was sweet and funny. Guests “showered” the couple with bubbles as they left the church and were on their way to the reception.

Calhoun Beach Club welcomed guests with cocktail hour on the terrace and a beautiful modern room that wowed everyone. The candelabras made such a distinct look on the tables and the clean, modern flowers were perfect. A unique detail was the escort cards – they were placed in mini pewter chairs with a sign for guests to “take their seat” – functional and a fun keepsake! After dinner and some heartfelt toasts, John’s family tradition by an uncle showcased a roast in parody form which got the guests warmed up and comfortable. The cake was one of the best I’ve ever tasted – a caramel banana with chocolate ganache concoction that was to die for! Guests danced all night long – and we even avoided any Greek plate-smashing! The photobooth and fireworks by the lake kept guests entertained, as well as one of the best DJs in the metro by Bellagala.

What a fun day for such a beautiful – inside and out – couple. Congrats Erika & John!

 

Erika & John wrote the following review…

“Meredith is a very reliable bride-support professional with a great personality and fun to work with!

‚ÄĘ Has knowledge of other wedding vendors (florists, etc.)

‚ÄĘ Meredith put together an incredible, easy-to-follow, and perfectly detailed itinerary for both the rehearsal & wedding day.

‚ÄĘ Organized the ‚Äėto-do‚Äôs brides & bridal parties do not have the extra time to think about during day of!

I have been and will continue to recommend Meredith to my friends who are engaged‚Ķ it is worth it. :)”

 

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Mother of the Bride, Athena, wrote the following review…

“As the mother of the Bride planning my daughter’s wedding in MN from CA I was doing a lot of research online where I came across Meredith from Bride Support.

We hired Meredith for the day of coordination and we are very pleased we did. ¬†Meredith was very professional, organized, friendly and resourceful! ¬† She was always available to answer questions and did a great job creating a time line for the wedding day. Meredith ¬†was a great help for everyone during rehearsal, ceremony and setting up at the reception. She even went out of her way to come and pick up the favors the night before! ¬†Meredith did an awesome job!”¬†

Photography by Bellagala

Lynnette & Ron – 8/11/2012

Lynnette asked for help from Bride Support less than 8 weeks away from her wedding and we stepped in to make sure the day went well!

Lynnette & Ron did one of the must unique things we’ve seen in their ceremony due to wanting to honor all of the weddings that they had been apart of in some important way. They had numerous couple who Lynnette had been a part of their wedding line up down different aisles in the sanctuary and carry ribbon wands as part of the processional. What a fun way to include those couples as examples in marriage! After a sweet ceremony, the couple treated their large group of guests to cookies and water in the church reception area before moving everyone to the reception. As guests milled about during cocktail hour, the reception room had the finishing touches on it including beautiful draping on the ceiling and behind the head table, gorgeous specialty linens, a sparkly cake and more! Guests were treated to a candy buffet after dinner, kids activity room and photo “un-booth” to keep the party going.

Lynnette & Ron put on a classy event for their large group and everyone had a blast celebrating the rest of the night!

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Katie & Shaun – 8/4/12

Katie & Shaun’s wedding was a big and fun celebration of an adorable couple! The day started at a beautiful church in Forest Lake that was just right. With many friends and family around all day – the church brimmed with laughter all day.

Guests were welcomed to a classic ceremony with a giddy bride and groom who were thrilled to finally be one. After the ceremony, the bridal party continued to pictures at a farm, while the guests reconvened at the local VFW for the reception. The party welcomed their big group of friends and families with a cozy party atmosphere and lots of fun.

A favorite moment was the couple’s first dance being danced to a customized version of their favorite love song mashed with the voices of Katie and Shaun talking about each other and their relationship. Guests rang bells throughout the night to prompt the couple to kiss, and the photo booth and cupcake buffet were both huge hits. It was quite obvious that there was a ton of fun and love offered by this group – here’s to many more years of love and laughter!

 

Katie & Shaun wrote the following review…

I honestly couldnt have done it without Meredith. We chose to go with the day of support. She really was much more than that. If I ever needed anything she was there to help me. She put together the most AMAZING timeline possible. She made sure everything flowed together perfectly, and it did. I cant even imagine what a mess it would have been without her, she thought of so many things that I NEVER would have thought of. I couldnt recommend her more!

 

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