Archive for May, 2013

Stefanie & Josh – 5/25/2013

Stefanie & Josh came to me with not much time left before their wedding – needing some help pulling it all together, making sure they had thought of everything and of course – making the day run smoothly. We worked quickly and efficiently together to firm up their plans and details and the day was gorgeous, indeed!

OK – so the weather was a bit windy and cloudy, but that’s OK…what matters most is that they got married! Guests waited until the last minute to take their seat in the outdoor amphitheater and the ceremony went on. With a friend officiating – the wedding was personalized and romantic and perfect for the couple. Guests filtered back inside after the couple dismissed them from their seats and cocktail hour and dinner began in the gorgeous Carlson Towers Rotunda. Guests enjoyed the yummy meal, funny speeches and filling out advice mad-lib cards for the couple to read later on. What fun! The DJ got the party going…and party they did.

Congrats, you two! 🙂

The Line-Up:

Venue – Carlson Towers Amphitheater and Rotunda
Caterer – Bon Apetit
Cake – Buttercream
DJ – Instant Request
Hair Design – Ficocello’s Hair Salon
Flowers – Michelle Anderson
Photography – Manary Photography

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All Photos by Manary Photography

Gretchen & Jimmy – 5/18/2013

The mother of the Bride came to Bride Support during her daughter’s engagement in hopes of finding someone to help manage the details of the day so that she – as well as her husband and the Bride & Groom – could actually enjoy the day and take care of their guests on the wedding day. Gretchen and her mother were both very organized and on top of things – so they were great to work with. It was a pleasure to help put everything together, coordinate vendors for them and ensure that they could truly be present on the big day while we worried about the rest.

Their day began at the Bride’s beautiful home church in Wayzata where a touching and personal ceremony finally made them man and wife. The sermon about a park bench is one that will even stick with me – as well as many guests, I’m sure…and of course, the couple. Beautiful music by guitarist, Brendan, added a classy touch to an already gorgeous locale. Guests then ventured to downtown Minneapolis to The Woman’s Club for cocktail hour & the reception. What a unique and beautiful setting The Woman’s Club offered. Gretchen & Jimmy opted for a more relaxed reception – with stations of food instead of a formal sit-down dinner – which encouraged guests to mingle and enjoy themselves as if at the couple’s home. It was quite lovely – the food was great, the soft furniture was comfortable and then the dance added in a bit of a party atmosphere. The couple made their  entrance down a grand staircase and after some sweet toasts and dances – the couple opened up the ice cream bar for dessert.

What a lovely day for a classy couple. Congrats, Gretchen & Jimmy!

Gretchen & Jimmy wrote the following review…

I don’t care if you are the most organized person in the world, when your big day has finally arrived, you need someone like Meredith to be coordinating all of the details. The day would not have been as enjoyable if we did not have her with us to take care of all the little things that pop up and to keep us on track. She was organized, calm, and easygoing, which I think is a rarity when it comes to wedding planners. She let us have our moments without rushing us through anything, but kept us on time so we could make the most of the day. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a day of coordinator!

The mother of the Bride, Anita, wrote the following review…

Meredith managed all of the details perfectly. Although she managed the day of coordination she did so much more, meeting when we needed to to verify and confirm details.

My first conversation with her was that, my daughter lives out of state, we have friends and family coming from across the country and I wanted our guests to come and enjoy the celebration, not have to help with miscellaneous things, and that I would be able to enjoy the day as well.

Meredith did all of this and more, we had no worries, she coordinated with our vendors, made certain that the timeline we all agreed to was followed and inserted flexibility when necessary. Our day was absolutely perfect and I give a tremendous amount of that credit to Meredith. Thank you.

The Line-Up:

Ceremony – Wayzata Community Church
Reception Venue – The Woman’s Club
Flowers – La Petite Fleur
Photography – Anna Jones Art of Photography
Ceremony Music – Brendan Lake (guitar)
Hair Design – The Art of Hair
Makeup – Blush
DJ – Instant Request
Wedding Party Transportation – Discount Party Bus MN

 

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All Photos by Anna Jones Art of Photography

Chelsea & Marc – 5/4/2013

Chelsea & Marc’s wedding was an especially fun one to be a part of since Chelsea is one of Bride Support’s coordinator’s sister! Marisa knew her sister would need some help and Chelsea was happy to oblige to the assistance of our team.

With a sharp looking bridal party and a fun & relaxed atmosphere – Chelsea and Marc made it down the aisle and through a meaningful and funny ceremony at the church they attend together. They traveled to some local spots to do some special photos with their friends and then made their way to the Crow River Winery for the reception. What a treat it was to be at this brand new wedding venue – and a beautiful one, it is! Guests enjoyed the tasting room area and cocktail hour in the main space with tasteful appetizers and passed champagne. The reception was a fun and boisterous one! The DJ got the couple laughing with the shoe game and the crowd interactive with games and props. This crowd sure knew how to party – what a celebration!

Here’s to you, Chelsea & Marc!

The Line-Up:
Ceremony Venue – Holy Family Church, Silver Lake
Reception Venue – Crow River Winery
Photography – Pixel Posey
Flowers – DeBruyn Designs
Caterer – Italian Gourmet
Cake – Queen of Cakes
DJ – Jagged Edge
Transportation – Jerald Briest Shuttle

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All Photos by Pixel Posey