Archive for September, 2013

Sarah & Mike – 9/14/13

There are a lot of fun elements from this wedding that stand out from me…it was an adorable day! Sarah & Mike hosted their ceremony and reception at the Day Block Building – such a great city venue. 🙂 Guests grabbed a drink before finding a seat for the ceremony and the Groom’s father officiated – making things extra personable.  The bride was so relaxed all day – it made it easy for everyone to have a good time. After the big kiss, the couple’s string instrument-playing-friends played “Bad Romance” as they exited the ceremony site…so fun! Cocktail hour took place while the room flipped into reception – some simple mason jar centerpieces and lights strung on the ceiling was all they needed….oh – and tables named after Star Wars references. Dinner was Pizza Luce…who doesn’t love that? And dessert was donuts from a favorite bakery…including a special one for the Bride & Groom with Star Wars action figures as a “topper.” The photographer opened up a popular “un-photo booth” after dinner and the group enjoyed micro-brews and dancing all night. Congrats, Sarah & Mike!

 

The Line-Up:

Venue – Day Block Building
Photography – Brooke Michaelson Photography
Catering – Pizza Luce
Dessert – Bloedows Donuts
Flowers – Simply Stated Elegance
Rentals – Festivities
DJ – Bellagala
Bartending – MN School of Bartending

 

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All Photos by Brooke Michaelson Photography

Kristine & Ryan – 9/7/2013

Kristine & Ryan hosted a sophisticated and gorgeous day in Spicer, MN on the day they were wed. After the ceremony when they said those special vows to one another, they headed to the historic Spicer Castle for the celebration. Guests were greeted with a yummy popcorn bar and a bar stocked with mason jars for their drinks throughout the night. Guests found their table via their escort “cards” & favors – mini hot sauce bottles! The tables were beautifully decorated with some flowers from the mother-of-the-bride’s garden and burlap-wrapped wine bottles as table numbers…oh – and cakes on every table! Guests loved that touch. 🙂 Dinner was served by Big River Pizza – who cooked the pizzas in a woodfire oven on-site…YUM! After some toasts, cake cutting and their first dance as husband & wife, the party began. What a fun group this was to be around all day – and an adorable Bride & Groom. Congrats!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony – Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church
Reception venue – Spicer Castle
Catering – Big River Pizza
Cakes – Timeless Traditions Cakes and Confections
DJ – Shooting Star Sound & Lights
Florist – Friendor
Photography – Heidi Shub Photography
Popcorn – Doc Popcorn
Rentals – South Central Rental
Bar & Servers – Green Mill

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All Photos by Heidi Shub Photography

Morganne & Seth – 8/31/2013

Morganne & Seth were such a great couple to work with planning their big day. They utilized Bride Support’s premium package after finding the perfect venue and a couple vendors – but wanting help with finishing up the vendor searches and taking care of all of the details. They hosted their guests at the gorgeous Camrose Flower Farm in Stillwater – and gorgeous, it certainly was! Yes, the sun was a little warm (and I sweated more than any other wedding) – the joy and love from their friends was even warmer. Guests were greeted with mason jars & straws for filling up with iced tea or water and the program fans were a big hit. Oh – and the Groom’s mother put together quilt pieces for guests to sign as a “guest book” – which will then be made into a blanket for the couple’s new home…what a unique idea! Their sweet ceremony was a great reflection of them and they were finally man and wife. 🙂 After a cocktail hour filled with yard games, standing in front of fans and cold drinks in their glasses, guests found their seats for dinner at tables named after iconic street names in the Twin Cities. The meal by Brasa was a bit hit (as always) and then the party started. Bellagala’s DJ filled the dance floor, the smores bar & photo booth opened and fun was had by all.

Congrats, you two!

Morganne & Seth gave the following review…

“Best decision I made in regards to our wedding was hiring Bride Support! Meredith made our wedding day completely flawless, and I am not exaggerating. Everyone is raving about our day and there is no way that would be happening without Meredith having her hand in it!

She pointed me in the right direction for almost all of our vendors, and coordinated all the communication with them in the weeks and day of the wedding. It was such a relief to have someone so professional, honest and genuinely invested in our day.

Meredith worked her tail off making our day perfect, she didn’t stop all night. Her hard work paid off, I don’t think we would have enjoyed our wedding half as much without her, we would have been too busy with vendors. If you’re on the fence about hiring a planner, hire Bride Support, you absolutely will not regret your decision. My mother-in-law even complimented Meredith and she doesn’t compliment anyone! :)”

The Line-Up:

Venue – Camrose Flower Farm
Hair – Salon George
Makeup – Mani Mela
Photography & Photo booth – Callie V Photography
Videography – Spruce Video
Catering – Brasa
DJ – Bellagala
Cake – Buttercream
Bartending – With a Twist Bartending
Officiant – Rev. Amy Riesenberg
Rentals – Ultimate Events

 

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Guests signed quilt squares in lieu of a guest book – later to be made into a quilt for the newlyweds.

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All photos by Callie V Photography