Alyson & Eric – 10/26/13

Alyson & Eric came to Bride Support for help planning a Minneapolis wedding  with just 6 months to go before when they realized – they needed serious help! They had a venue and a photographer…but as for the rest – they were lost. No problem! Bride Support stepped right in and helped them line up the rest of their fabulous vendors, come to terms on a style/look and gave ideas on how to pull it all together through the details. The result? A fantastic, beautiful and fun day!

Alyson & Eric hosted their guests at Bunker Hills Golf Course and boy, was it a beautiful setting for a fall wedding in Minnesota. The ceremony was emotional and sweet – with beautiful singing/playing by Angela Bobick and a personalized ceremony by Rev. Toni. I’ll never forget that aisle – lined with stunning autumnal pumpkins with a lovely mix and cat-tails peering out. Soon, the reception began with a yummy meal, tasty cake, fun photobooth and hopping dance…and don’t forget the donuts-to-go favor! :) What a fun day this was – and a sweet couple to work with on it. Congrats, you two!

Alyson & Eric wrote the following review…

“I am so happy that I chose to go with Meredith Meyer and Bride Support for my wedding planning services. I would have been absolutely lost without Meredith! She was always so helpful and able to take care of my questions/concerns in a very timely manner. She was able to make our wedding happen just as we envisioned it and the entire day turned out flawless. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!”

The Line-Up:

Venue: Bunker Hills
Photographer: Bellagala
Florist: Custom Floral Design
Beauty: Amy Stutzriem
Ceremony Music: Angela Bobick
Officiant: Rev. Toni Maki
Cake: Buttercream 
DJ: Bellagala
Photo Booth: VIP Photo Booth
Favors: Cafe Donuts – Champlin

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Sara & Ryan – 10/19/13

What a wedding this was! Sara & Ryan pulled out all the stops to make sure they threw a fabulous day – and boy, did they! Bride Support was along for the ride under the premium coordination package – and wow, was it a fun one to help plan!

Sara & Ryan started their day at church where their friends & family witnessed them becoming one through marriage. With a beautiful setting and sweet ceremony – they finally tied the knot and made it official. Guests moved to Harriet Island Pavilion where cocktail hour music was provided by Orange Mighty Trio and the celebration began. With tasty food by Lettuce Cater, fabulous decor by Colleen’s Flower Cellar, The Covered Chair, Avant Decor and Festivities and a rockin’ good time by the Brian Kinney Band – this reception was hard to beat. Oh – but don’t forget the late night snack…tots by a local food truck, Tot Boss! YUM! This crew partied until the last minute and were more than happy to help the new couple celebrate! Thanks for letting us be a part of your big day, Sara & Ryan!

 

 

The Line-Up:

Ceremony site: Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Reception site: Harriet Island Pavilion
On-site Beauty: Mani Mela
Photography: Cheryl Neuharth Photography
Videography: Highlights Videography
Flowers: Colleen’s Flower Cellar
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Orange Mighty Trio
Catering: Lettuce Cater
Cake: Buttercream
Reception Music: Brian Kinney Band
Rentals: The Covered Chair
Rentals: Avant Decor
Rentals: Festivities
Transportation: Total Limo
Bar: Dangerfield’s
Late Night Snack: Tot Boss

 

Sara & Ryan wrote the following review…
The first major wedding decision we made was to hire Meredith (Premium Coordination Package) and it turned out to be one of the best decisions we made! We met with other potential wedding coordinators, but when we met with Meredith, we knew she was the coordinator for us. She was personable, friendly, and eager to learn what we wanted for our wedding day. We felt that she valued our opinions and our vision and could help us bring it to life. She very much exceeded our expectations! Meredith helped us with a countless number of tasks that felt overwhelming to us. She provided us with lists of vendors that were a good fit, attended many meetings and asked all of the right questions, and researched hundreds of random questions we asked. She was very responsive, always returning phone calls and emails promptly and was willing to meet whenever we needed to touch base. She very much reduced the amount of stress that wedding planning can bring and we were able to enjoy our wedding day fully. It was the most fun we have ever had! The day went seamlessly due to the great planning and attention to detail. Thank you Meredith for making our vision become a reality! We had so much fun along the way!”

 

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All Photos by Cheryl Neuharth Photography

Allison & Nic – 10/5/2013

Allison & Nic, although living in the south, wanted to host their special day in a location that holds a special place in their hearts – St Paul. They invited their intimate group of guests (from all over the US) to two of St Paul’s most beautiful spots – Como Conservatory and W.A. Frost. Their morning ceremony in the Sunken Garden was touching, sweet and so intimate. As guests stood nearby, and the harp played – they made their way to the front of the garden to promise the rest of their lives to each other. Then, guests moved to W.A. Frost for a delicious brunch at the iconic restaurant. Such a lovely group of guests – and an even lovelier couple…best wishes to you two!

Allison & Nic wrote the following review…
“Meredith, from bridesupport.com, was a lifesaver in so many ways for our wedding.  There wasn’t a conversation between my then-fiancé and I related to the wedding that didn’t include, “Make sure we tell Meredith about this… She’s so great.”  

I was in doubt about the necessity of having a wedding coordinator- even a “day-of wedding coordinator.”  I didn’t think it’d be worth the money.  My then-fiancé convinced me that it, if nothing else, it might help to ease the stress planning a wedding inevitably elicits.  He was beyond right!  We couldn’t have predicted the challenges we’d face when it came to planning the wedding (including a move to the other side of the country!), and without Meredith, the wedding as a whole would have cost more, would not have been everything we’d hoped it would be, and ultimately it would have been a little more stressful and a little less joyful.  

Meredith was prompt, offered resources, was accommodating above and beyond her expected responsibilities, and thought of every detail ahead of time so I never had to worry or feel rushed.  What we appreciated most was that while she was professional, and ensured everyone involved “got the job done,” she did so in such a way that was respectful and kept it fun.  On the day of my actual wedding, all I had to do was relax and enjoy the day- exactly how it should be. 

My husband and I can’t thank Meredith enough for double-checking our plans, easing our worries, making recommendations, and answering every request we had with, “Sure, that’s no problem!”  I would recommend Meredith to anyone.  Even if you’re on a budget, cut costs somewhere else as you could potentially spend more without her.  The service Meredith provides ensures you will be able to create and enjoy the day you always dreamed of!”

The Line-Up:

Beauty – Onsite Muse
Ceremony venue – Como Zoo Conservatory – Sunken Garden
Ceremony Musician – Stephanie Claussen
Reception venue – W.A. Frost and Company
Cake – Buttercream Bakery
Photography – Poser Design
Officiant – Rev. Derek Kiewatt

 

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All Photos by Poser Design

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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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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All photos by Callie V Photography

Kim & Tom – 8/3/2013

Kim & Tom had a positively lovely and classy wedding day in Minneapolis with their closest family and friends. After planning their big day while he lived in VA and she lived in Iraq – they were thrilled to finally be together and making it official! The Graves 601 hotel was the perfect setting for such a modern couple. The ceremony took place in the ballroom; With siblings as the  attendants – and a family friend officiating, it was a sweet and meaningful ceremony. Not to mention the beautiful guitar and vocal stylings of Angela Bobick! After a cocktail hour in the foyer and a room flip in the ballroom – guests were invited into the reception for the couple’s first dance, delicious meal and some heartfelt toasts. I loved how Kim & Tom carried the motif from their invitations through to their escort cards and cake. Oh – and the cake!…which included a hand-sculpted version of their dog…so cute! Gateaux also provided a beautiful dessert buffet with takeout boxes for guests to take treats home in. The wedding was an intimate affair – you certainly couldn’t deny the love from everyone in the room and especially in-between the couple. What a special day for these two – congrats, Kim & Tom!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Graves 601
Hair and Make-up – Creative Beaute Agency
Ceremony Music – Angela Bobick Studios
Floral – Sadies Floral
Photography – PixelPosey
Cake & Dessert Buffet – Gateaux Bakery
DJ – Instant Request

 

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