Archive for the ‘ Wedding Planning ’ Category

Soo & Ryan – 6/20/15

We had such a great time helping Soo plan her summer wedding! She came to us as a referral from a sweet past bride and was wanting full service wedding planning help right as she was about to decide on her reception venue. After helping her find a different – more perfect – venue for her & Ryan’s big day, it just got better. We assisted with every vendor category and had a great time helping make sure her wedding was in great hands – including Jackie at the helm on the day of the wedding.

And what a gorgeous day it was! The Basilica never disappoints and always creates a wedding ceremony of grandeur. I especially loved the wreaths on the front doors of the church, the long ribbons on the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the obvious love and affection between Soo & Ryan. Then, guests were invited to the courtyard at The Minneapolis Club for cocktail hour before dinner inside. Soo wanted an intimate, organic feel to her spaces and the rich wood at the Minneapolis Club paired with the spectacular floral arrangements did just that. The dinner was of utmost importance to the couple – and doing stations of various foods was the best route for them. Following toasts, the party headed to the main lounge where mini cheesecakes and gelato were served for dessert and the dance ensued. The bride put together a DIY photo booth area, there were beautiful floral hanging from the chandelier over the dance floor and guests celebrated all night – including a firework grand exit.

Congratulations, Soo & Ryan and thanks for having Bride Support as a part of your wedding planning and big day!

The Line-Up:

Beauty: Creative Beaute Agency
Ceremony Venue: The Basilica of St. Mary
Photography: Bradley Hanson
Videography: Ladd Films
Floral: A Day in Provence
Reception Venue: Minneapolis Club
DJ: Instant Request
Dessert: Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Dessert: Geno’s Gelato

Check out the feature video HERE!






(All Photos by Bradley Hanson)

Jordin & Ben – 6/13/15

Jordin & Ben were such a sweet couple to work with on their Minneapolis summer wedding. While living out-of-state, they wanted some help finding vendors and making their planning efficient with the help of our premium wedding coordination package. We found her great vendors who worked together for their day to go beautifully. Guests were invited to Olympic Hills Golf Club for an outdoor wedding officiated by a family friend. A special moment was a friend of who played guitar and sang a song that Ben had written for Jordin. Then, the reception took place inside where decor was made up of a book/library theme. DJ BGlad took the night to the next level with his personality and tunes. The night ended with a glow-stick farewell to the couple and they were off to married bliss! Congrats, Jordin & Ben!


The Line-Up:

Menswear – Men’s Warehouse
Beauty – Creative Beaute Agency
Photography – Tiffany Rose Studios
Flowers – KMB Floral
Venue – Olympic Hills
DJ – DJ BGlad
Cake – Buttercream
Rentals – Festivities



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All Photos by Tiffany Rose Studios

Emily & Andy – 3/21/15

Emily & Andrew were such a blast to work with on their wedding! They came to Bride Support for wedding planning help from beginning to end. They wanted to save themselves the time and energy of planning from scratch, and instead utilize our experience to make it an easier road. Their day was unique and so fun!

I can’t talk about the wedding without talking about their rehearsal dinner. Although they didn’t need to do a traditional rehearsal – they still wanted to entertain their close friends and family who were in town the night before the wedding. So they reserved a party room at the Mall of America to share their favorite food & drink combo – Chipotle and margaritas – with their group for dinner before hitting the amusement park with unlimited ride passes. How fun!

The day of the wedding – 5120 was the perfect, elegant place to host their big day. The couple greeted their guests and mingled during a cocktail hour before the ceremony started – which was super intimate, personal and tear-worthy. Then, guests were treated to some more food stations and cocktails before their adorable dessert buffet was presented and the dance began. What a fun crew this was and a special day for a great couple. Congrats, Emily & Andrew!


The Line-Up:

Menswear – Men’s Warehouse
Hair – Blast! Blow Dry
Make-up – Mpls Beauty Lounge
Photography – Amy Wurdock Photography
Flowers – Simply Stated Elegance
Venue – 5120 Restaurant & Onyx Bar
Officiant – Tie the Knot
Dessert – Buttercream
Rentals – Festivities
Music – Kyle Tennis













All Photos by Amy Wurdock Photography

Chelsea & Chris – 12/13/14

Chelsea & Chris were a true pleasure to work with while planning their winter wedding in Minnesota. They utilized Bride Support as a full service wedding planner and we were happy to be with them the entire way. From visualizing colors and style to contracting vendors to make their vision come to life and day of coordination on the wedding day – this one was a fun one. 🙂

The Oak Ridge Conference Center was a beautiful backdrop for Chelsea & Chris’ guests to join them in celebration. With a personal and touching ceremony lit by Christmas trees and a romantic reception with lovely decor and lighting. A highlight of the reception was Chelsea’s parents dancing to one of Chelsea’s favorite Taylor Swift song – it was sos fun to watch this surprise unfold!

What a sweet couple – it was an honor to be a part of it all! Congrats!


The Line-Up:

Venue – Oak Ridge Conference Center
Hair – Makeup Ready
Photography – Maren Cotton Photography
Flowers – Julia’s Blooms
DJ – Nora Events
Rentals – We’ve Got It Covered
Video – Spruce Video






















(All Photos by Maren Cotton Photography)

Jill & Steve – 10/10/14

Jill was such a joy to work with on planning her & Steve’s big day. She reached out for Bride Support’s full service planning – and we were more than happy to help her out every step of the way.

The day started at the couple’s home church in Edina where their moving and personal ceremony proclaimed them as husband and wife in front of their friends and families. After a bubble send-off, they newlyweds were off to their reception in the limo. Highlights of the reception were some of the best toasts I’ve heard, the wonderful swing band and a good group of party-ers celebrating a lovely couple. Congrats, you two!

The Line-Up:

Beauty – Julie Swenson Beauty
Floral – Christine’s Floral Touch
Photography – CK Studio Minneapolis
Ceremony – St. Peter’s Edina
Transportation – Black Tie Limo
Reception – Edina Country Club
Draping – Richfield Flowers & Events
Cake – Buttercream
Band – Riverside Swing Band




(All Photos by CK Studio Minneapolis)

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

Chrissi & Joseph and Jenny & Jon – 9/26/14

Wow is all that can be said about this wedding. It was such an honor to get to be a part of this BIG day. It’s definitely one that will go down in the books for Bride Support – a double wedding! Sisters Chrissi & Jenny and their mother brought us on board to help out under the premium coordination package. We helped them pull together vendor recommendations, to do lists, a timeline, the ceremony flow – and much more – in order for their day to go off without a hitch.

Their special day was a beautiful outdoor wedding day at the picturesque venue, Hope Glen Farm, where friends & family gathered to witness the memorable day. The outdoor ceremony had beautiful music and a personable officiant – who was part of the family. The father of the brides walked his two girls down the aisle where their men were waiting for them. Both couples recited their own vows and exchanged their rings and kissed their first kiss as husband & wife – what a joyous ceremony! Guests celebrated at the reception with Gastrotruck’s food truck serving the night’s meal – as well as dessert. The dance in the barn went all night and these two couples’ lives were off to a great start. Congrats to all!


The Line-Up:
Venue – Hope Glen Farm
Photography – Janelle Elise Photography
Floral – Curly Willow
Videography – Acowsay Digital
Catering – Gastrotruck
DJ – Instant Request
Bartending – MN School of Bartending
Rentals – Carver Junk CompanyWe’ve Got it Covered


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(All Photos by Janelle Elise Photography)

Lindsey & Brian – 8/31/2014

Lindsey & her mother came to me when they felt they needed a little extra guidance with finding vendors and putting together all of the pieces to create a beautiful wedding day. They were great to work with – and a beautiful day it was, indeed.

Rush Creek was a lovely backdrop for this storybook day. The outdoor ceremony was threatened by rain – and ended with just a few sprinkles (oh well!) on the union. As guests came inside they were greeted with a stunning room decorated with lots of sparkle and shine. The hits of the reception were the candy bar and slow-motion booth – good entertainment for all! Congrats Lindsey & Brian!

PLUS! Check out the video from Alyssa Kristine and the Slow-Mo booth video by Travis Johansen Slow Video Booth!

The Line-Up:

Venue – Rush Creek Golf Club
Photography – Tracy Ashley Photography
Videography – Alyssa Schneider
Beauty – Simonson’s Salon
Floral – Fatula’s Maple Grove Florist
Cake – Buttercream
DJ – Instant Request
Rentals – Festivities
Transportation – Renee’s Royal Valet
Slow Video Booth – Travis Johansen Slow Video Booth




All Photos by Tracy Ashley 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















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
















All Photos by M.E. Photos