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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Jess & Justin – 7/26/13

Jess & Justin were such a sweet couple to work with on their big day. Since they were planning the wedding from their home in California – they wanted someone in Minnesota to help them with their vendor searches while also keeping them on track for their overall wedding planning and design.

This couple chose a great property in downtown Minneapolis to host their guests – the Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Minneapolis. The day started with their personal ceremony on the Skygarden – overlooking downtown Minneapolis and the Foshay tower. With the bride’s brother officiating – the ceremony was very custom and fitting for the couple…so sweet! Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the Skygarden as well, before heading inside to the ballroom for the reception. Jess & Justin found super cool escort cards for their guests – frames for their photo booth strip! They names their tables after team mascots from various sporting teams and schools that meant something to them. After dinner, a family member showcased a slideshow of the couple and the families danced to a special song in memory of the bride’s grandfather. No typical wedding cake was found at this wedding – instead, a sundae bar…yum! This crew sure knew how to party – and party, they sure did! What a fun day for a sweet couple…congrats!

Jess & Justin wrote the following review…

“I honestly don’t know what I would have done without Meredith! She is amazing. I was planning a wedding from afar so I used Meredith to go over vendors, talk about logistics and plan a day that my husband and I dreamed of. She listened to our ideas, concerns, budget, etc. and always found options for us. She definitely works hard to get the most up to date and current information for her clients. I could always reach her by email or phone and if I didn’t contact her, she always made sure to check in with us to ensure us being “on-track.” I consider myself a detailed person, however, Meredith tops them all. She is on it!! She made sure that every detail was discussed prior to the event so that she could coordinate the day of the wedding. It was amazing! I didn’t have to worry about one thing on the day of the wedding besides getting married and having fun. She took care of EVERYTHING! She organized vendor arrivals, decor, details, wedding party directions and the overall flow of the day. It was the best money we spent for sure! Additionally, we consider her a friend and an integral part of our wedding day. She is professional, poised and amazing at her job. You can tell she loves what she does and that is why we loved working with her. She gave us immense confidence going into the big day!!”

The Line-Up:

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Minneapolis
Flowers – Simply Stated Elegance
DJ – Bellagala DJ
Photography – Cheryl Neuharth Photography
Photo Booth – Event Photobooths
Beauty – Minneapolis Beauty Lounge
Transportation – Schmitty and Sons Trolley

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All Photos by Cheryl Neuharth Photography

Samantha & Desmond – 7/6/13

There aren’t enough words to describe how much fun planning this wedding with Samantha & Desmond was. They had been on a long road together and when they finally found themselves heading towards the altar – while living out of state – they brought Bride Support on board to help them piece it all together – vendors, decor, logistics…all of it.

Samantha & Desmond hosted their guests at a total “wow” factor venue – the University of Minnesota football stadium, TCF Bank Stadium. Guests arrived to the indoor club room for the ceremony – a ceremony that brought almost everyone to tears. After jumping the broom – the couple and their bridal party headed down to the field for pictures while guests watched from the indoor stadium seats and were entertained by Goldy, the Gopher’s mascot. The reception moved guests to the DQ Club room within the stadium and showcased the beautiful space with some modern decor elements. After a fun “starting line-up” grand entrance, dinner, toasts and sweet spotlight dances, DJ Adrian got the party started; Guests enjoyed the cigar bar, photo booth, candy buffet and all of their party-loving friends and family.

What a completely fun day for an adorable couple. I’m so thrilled to have been a part of it – and can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two. Congrats!

Samantha & Desmond wrote the following review…
I cannot even begin to find the words to properly express how amazing Meredith was to work with. I was a full-service customer and I do not know how I could have done it without Meredith! HIRE HER! She guided my now-husband and I throughout the entire process of planning our wedding and our day was even more PERFECT than I could have imagined. We even had family and friends tell us how amazing our planner was! They knew that our wedding went off without a hitch thanks to Meredith and they were right. 
Not only did Meredith make our dreams come true, she is now someone I consider a lifelong friend. I had no clue how stressful it would be planning a wedding and I could not have gotten through this process without her. Please know that by hiring Meredith, you are getting much more than a planner…you are getting a friend who truly cares about your special day. I experienced this first hand and I adore Meredith for all that she has done for me. Hiring Meredith was the best decision ever!!!!!

The Line-Up:

Venue – TCF Bank Stadium
Flowers – KMB Floral
Photography – Cheryl Neuharth Photography
Rentals – Festivities
Catering – Dangerfield’s
Cocktail Hour Entertainment – Goldy the Gopher
DJ – Events by MV
Cupcakes & Cake – Queen of Cakes
Photo Booth – VIP Photo Booth
Reception Entertainment – It’s Cigar Rolling
Bridal Hair – Chantelle Martineau
Makeup & Hair – Allison AuBuchon
Invitations – Ginger P Designs

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All Photos by Cheryl Neuharth Photography

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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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

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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

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MN Wedding Photography by Katie Fears www.brioart.com

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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

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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