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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!

 

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(All Photos by Bradley Hanson)

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

 

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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
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(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

 

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(All Photos by CK Studio Minneapolis)

Meghan & Paul – 6/29/2014

Meghan & Paul were such a fun couple to work with and their wedding was definitely one of the most memorable ones of the year! A mere NINE days before their wedding was to take place, we got word that their venue had been flooded from all the rainfall we had received and we could no longer host the wedding there. Thankfully, Meghan & Paul put their faith and trust in us and we found them a new venue and re-routed all of the plans to make it work at the new setting. The wedding was so beautiful, everything fell together well with the help of many flexible vendors and everyone was as happy as ever. It was so satisfying to hear Meghan & Paul say how much they loved the last-minute venue and how pleased they were with the day…whew! 🙂

The ceremony took place out on the lawn in front of an old school house on the historical grounds of Gibbs Farm – it was warm and sunny, just as it needed to be. The couple “planted” a tree as their unity ceremony – I always love seeing the unique unity rituals couples do as a part of their ceremony. Reverend Derek did a beautiful ceremony, as always – and then they were finally hitched! Guests enjoyed milling about the tent and barn for the cocktail hour and reception – while listening to fabulous acoustic guitar tunes and enjoying the tasty food and cheesecake – yum! Sara’s Photo Booth kept people entertained, as well, and it was a lovely, intimate, relaxed Sunday wedding. Congrats, Meghan & Kyle!

 

The Line-Up:

Venue: Gibbs Farm
Photography: Maren Cotton Photography
Flowers: Marah Cole Designs
Beauty: Make Up Ready
Officiant: Rev. Derek Kiewatt
Reception Music: Timothy Howe Music
Catering: Deco Catering
Dessert: Cafe Latte
Photobooth: Sara’s Photo Booth
Rentals: Apres
Tent: Ultimate Events
Ceiling Decor: Deckci Decor

 

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All Photos by Maren Cotton Photography

Alison & Dustin – 2/22/14

Ali & Dustin came to Bride Support for full-service help with their Minnesota winter wedding. They were a blast to work with and the wedding was beautiful!

Guests joined together at the couple’s church in Shakopee to witness them becoming one unit through the vows they promised to each other. With the beautiful guitar stylings of Timothy Howe and a upbeat recessional dance – the ceremony was sweet, meaningful and fun. The couple then greeted their guests at the reception venue – Turtle’s Social Centre – for the party! The couple had named each table after a part of Italy (where they were soon to honeymoon) – along with fun facts and some beautiful centerpieces. The guestbook was a unique one – some cartoon drawings made by a friend that guests then colored in and wrote notes on. There was a photo memory table of loved ones and a gorgeous cake, as well! Guests were wined and dined and then partied all night!

What a great group of family & friends this was – who traveled from near and far on one of the worst winter-driving weekends I can remember in a long time to be there with Ali & Dustin.

Congrats, you two!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony Site – Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Reception Venue – Turtle’s 1890 Social Centre
Photography – Brian Bossany Photography
Videography – Highlights Videography
Flowers – KMB Floral
Ceremony Music – Timothy Howe
Rentals – Festivities
Cake – Queen of Cakes
Transportation – Black Tie Limo
DJ – Bellagala

 

Alison & Dustin wrote the following review…

Meredith of Bride Support was hands down the best investment I made while planning my wedding. I could not have done it without her.

I went with the (full-service) package which may seem like unnecessary expense to some but you get your investment back in regards to keeping your sanity as you can have he tpeace in mind that Meredith has it handled.

I was never more thankful for Meredith than the week leading up to my wedding as I came down with a horrible cold -as in laying in bed all day completely out of it. Because I trusted that Meredith had it all handled, I was able to focus more on making sure I got well instead of freaking out that I still needed to do X,Y,Z.

The morning of the wedding was also stress free for me as I knew that Meredith was working on getting the ceremony location and reception ready. It is a wonderful feeling that you have someone who is completely on the same page with you regarding decoration so you don’t have to worry about having to explain to your vision to whoever is setting up that day and hoping they get it right.

Meredith puts together a very detailed hand-out to everyone in the bridal party so that everyone is on the same page and allows the day to run as smoothly as possible (barring stuff that always comes up).

Based on how smoothly the day seemed to run to guests along with the amazing décor that Meredith helped me come up with we are still getting compliments on how wonderful our wedding was from our guests.

In summary, as my review title says, save your sanity and hire Meredith – be it her premium package or her day-of package. I promise you will not regret it!”

 

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All Photos by Brian Bossany Photography

Wedding Planning Help

Bride Support’s main mission is to help brides across the US with their wedding by offering virtual wedding planning services. These services are a la carte and help brides out when they need it, with what they specifically need help with. Our main client is a bride who doesn’t want to hire a full-on planner, just needs a little help along the way. And we love doing that!

We have found, however, that we also would love to help out the brides who DO want a full-on wedding planner. So we are proud to announce the Bride Support has now added on a complete wedding planning package! This full-service planning package offers brides the opportunity to have Bride Support by their side for the entire ride. We help plan your entire wedding through many great ways and resources – check them out here.

Additionally, due to this being a new service we’re offering, we’re offering this package at a GREAT price…only $600!

Full-service planning is offered to brides across America. Our network of wedding professionals make us able to help brides in every market – and we love doing that! Brides who live in Minnesota (where we are) are certainly able to meet with us in person, etc., as well.

So contact us today to get started on your wedding planning with Bride Support!