Archive for June, 2013

Angie & Cory – 6/9/2013

Angie & Cory came to Bride Support excited about making their commitment to each other official and wanting to show their intimate group of friends & families a great time without them having to worry much about it. Although they hired Bride Support as a “day-of coordinator” – as always – we were there for them the entire way leading up to their wedding day. With some moments of stress and frustration, unique ideas and suggestions needed – we made sure to be there for them and help out with those final planning moments…we’re here for you (not just on the wedding day!)! Their big day finally arrived – and it was a beautiful one, indeed. The couple put a lot of hard work and time & effort into the decor and details of their day – and we wanted to make sure that shined through.

Guests arrived to their beautiful setting of the Mayowood Stone Barn and witness the exchanging of vows and joining together of a new family through Angie & Cory’s ceremony in the barn’s loft. The Groom’s brother officiated the wedding and a “tree ceremony” joined together the two, as well as their daughter. Guests waved ribbon flags as the couple recessed down the aisle as newlyweds – and then they enjoyed cocktail hour in the blacksmith shop, where they were treated with a popcorn buffet and dessert table, as well as lawn games. Dinner was served in the main level of the barn – complete with lots of beautiful DIY decor by the couple. The room looked very elegant in the black and taupe color scheme – and fresh florals to top it all off. After dinner and toasts, a friend of the couple engaged the crowd in a fun version of “The Newlywed Game” where guests answered questions about the couple via a smartphone application…fun! Then, the cupcake buffet & photo booth opened for entertainment – and later, a late night snack and bonfire complete with s’mores.

What a great day for an adorable couple – congrats you two!

The Line-Up:

Venue – Mayowood Stone Barn
Photography – Imagen International
Florals – Festivities
Rentals – Ultimate Events
Rentals – A Vintage Type Rental
DJ – Bellagala
Catering – Premier Catering
Cupcake Buffet – Taste of Love Bakery
Bar – Apollo Liquor

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DSCF0194(The couple played the “shoe game” at the beginning of the dance. But as an added bonus – the trivia game was also played by a gaming app by guests!)

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All Photos by Imagen International

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Renee & Mike – 6/8/2013

Renee & Mike had one of my favorite weddings in regard to theme/ambiance. They had lots of details and specifics planned for their wedding day – and wanted to make sure everything went well…that’s where we came in.

Guests were invited to the couple’s church where a meaningful and romantic ceremony officially made them Mr & Mrs. With a hand-fasting ceremony, wine ceremony and even a surprise poem from the Bride – two became one. The couple had family wedding photos hanging on the aisle pews and a fun bubble exit afterwards as they left the church.

Renee & Mike then hosted their guests at the beautiful International Market Square for the reception. With cafe lights strung from balcony to balcony and tons of fresh, bright floral – the vintage Italian-feel was obvious. Guests signed postcards in lieu of a guestbook and placed them in a trunk for the couple to take home. Table numbers were destinations and guests arrived there via their boarding pass escort cards (hanging on ivy-laden trellises, nonetheless :)). After a delicious meal and heart-felt toasts, the party got started with the couple cutting their cake – and the Bride presenting the Groom with an old-school Northstars hockey puck Groom’s cake. After dancing and enjoying each other’s company, the couple then surprised the guests one last time with a late-night snack of two of their favorite things – pizza and gelato…YUM.

What a fun “trip” this wedding was – congrats Renee & Mike!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony Site – Oak Hill Church – Bloomington
Reception Venue – International Market Square
Florals – A Day in Provence
Photography – Brio Art
DJ – Bellagala
Catering – D’Amico
Lighting – We’ve Got It Covered
Late Night Snack Gelato – Paciugo Gelato
Transportation – Total Limo

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

All Photos by Brio Art

Cara & Ben – 6/1/2013

Cara & Ben were such a fun couple to work with. They had creative minds paired with a true excitement about the real meaning of the day – getting married! Their day began at the beautiful Our Lady of Lourdes church in Northeast Minneapolis – where their family & friends watched them finally become man & wife. I’m not going to lie, I’ve cried at every one of my weddings – but I’m usually able to hold off until at least toasts or first dance. But at this one however – the photographer had no qualms about calling me out when I started tearing up already in the middle of the ceremony! 🙂 I just love love. 🙂 Anyway – the ceremony was beautiful, and the Bride was definitely beaming the whole time…and she looked radiant in her floral crown. The guys weren’t too bad either – in their bow ties and vests. Good work, guys.

Guests were welcomed to the Day Block Building for the reception – such a unique and “blank slate” place that is fun to dress up to your liking. With food by Brasa – guests were sure to be taken care of in the food department, too! They found their seats by matching the state on their escort card to the state in the centerpiece of the table (and no, I had no problems calling on my geography skills while trying to figure out which way the state cut-out was to stand :)). A unique decor element that this couple used was cakes – cakes on every  guest table! There was plenty to go around and it was a fun way to get guests to mingle and share. Some of the best toasts/speeches I’ve heard came from the bridal party and the couple – they have such a sweet story. With a signature drink that combined their two last names and the music stylings of Midwest Sound – the reception was good to go.

Congratulations, Cara & Ben!

 

The Line-Up:

Ceremony Venue – Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception Venue – Day Block Building
Hair Design – Sanctuary Salon
Photography – Brian Bossany
Flowers – Spruce
DJ – Midwest Sound
Caterer – Brasa
Cake – Angel Food
Alcohol – Lowry Hill Liquors

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All Photos by Brian Bossany