Posts Tagged ‘ winter wedding ’

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

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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)

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

Liz & Paul – 2/2/13

Liz & Paul were such a pleasure to work with on their beautiful winter wedding. They had a great vision – but wanted someone there to help answer their questions, get opinions and recommendations and of course – make sure everything went perfectly on the day of the wedding.

With a fresh dusting of snow – Liz & Paul invited their guests to Liz’s home church in Plymouth where the two became one in a meaningful and sweet ceremony. Then, guests made their way to the McNamara Alumni center on the U’s campus where they hosted a beautiful and fun party in celebration of the couple. Guests placed their wishes to couple on a wishing tree (in lieu of a guestbook) and enjoyed cocktail hour before the reveal of the reception area. The space at McNamara was decked out in beautiful linens and lighting and a winter wonderland of white flowers and flocked twigs – just gorgeous! After a tasty dinner by D’Amico and toasts from the couple’s fathers and best friends – they took the floor for their special dances. And THEN the party began once Pop Rocks took the stage and entertained the guests all night long with their unforgettable show.

What a fun group and an adorable couple…congrats Liz & Paul!

The Line-Up:

Ceremony Venue – Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Reception Venue – McNamara Alumni Center
Photography – LaVie Photography
Videography – Virtuoso Video
Ceremony Soloist – Phil Mennicke
Flowers – Sadie’s Couture Floral
Caterer – D’Amico Catering
Linens & Rentals – Midway Party Rentals
Chair Covers & Runners – The Covered Chair
Band – Time Music Agency – PopRocks
Transportation – MLK Transportation
Lighting – AV For You

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All Photos by LaVie Photography

Kristin & Jay – 12/28/2012

Kristin & Jay had the most gorgeous, idyllic winter wedding day. There was a fresh dusting of snow that had fallen which made it all gorgeous…the colors, dresses, decor,…the couple…all just stunning.

They invited their guests to the beautiful and historic Landmark Center in St Paul – which sits right on Rice Park. The ceremony took place in the main atrium, decorated with chair covers & sashes and silver branches as a backdrop. The ceremony was romantic and fitting for the couple – and then they were Mr & Mrs! As the guests went upstairs to cocktail hour (including a slide show of the couple), the atrium was flipped for the snowflake themed reception (not to mention the breath-taking winter flower mixes for centerpieces!). Kristin & Jay’s guests were treated to a delicious dinner, cupcake buffet and a great dance by DJ Kjell, of Instant Request.

What a beautiful day for a lovely couple – congrats!

The Line-Up:

Venue- The Landmark Center
Chair Covers – Lasting Impressions
Draping – Avant Decor
Ceremony Musicians – Fred Yacono (piano)
Caterer – True Tastes
Cupcakes/Cake – Cupcake
Flowers – Candlelight Floral
Photography – Brovado Weddings
DJ – Instant Request 

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All Photos by Brovado Weddings

Emily & Jeremy – 12/1/2012

Emily & Jeremy were such a sweet and fun couple to work with on their special wedding day! 🙂

After finding me at a wedding show, Emily was quick to take some of the weight off of her shoulders and be able to trust Bride Support with the details of her big day – so that she could actually enjoy it!

Emily & Jeremy started their wedding day off with a super sweet ceremony that included a ukulele, family vows, accordion, sing-a-long of “Lean On Me” and a ring-warming ceremony (so cute!)! After greeting their guests and taking some pictures in Rice Park, they met up with everyone at the reception at the Wabasha Street Caves. The caves are such a fun venue and guests truly love being in such a unique, historical place. After dinner, guests were entertained with a photo booth, cupcake buffet and the awesome musical stylings of the Riverside Swing Band (including swing dance lessons!). The party went on all night, including some late-night DJing by the band’s front man. What an incredibly fun day for an incredibly awesome couple. Congrats Emily & Jeremy!

 

Emily & Jeremy wrote the following review…

“Every bride needs a day-of wedding coordinator! If you are type A and are excited to plan your own wedding, but just want some help along the way, then a day-of coordinator is the way to go. Meredith was fantastic, both during the planning process and on the big day! She helped with vendor suggestions, checked in regularly to see if I was “on track” with my plans, created a day-of timeline, and handled all of the logistics the day of the wedding. It was so nice not to ask family or friends to handle that stuff on the wedding day…we all were able to enjoy the day and take it all in. My husband and I were so calm and relaxed on our wedding day and have wonderful memories since we were able to fully participate in the day. We didn’t need to talk to vendors, do set up, etc. Many people commented on how well Meredith ran everything. It was noticed not just by the wedding party and vendors, but family and guests too! I would not have traded her services for anything! The services Bride Support provides is a great value and definitely worth it! I would recommend Meredith to any bride and groom!”

 

The Line-Up:

Church – Unity Church-Unitarian
Ceremony Musicians – Marcia Thoen (accordion), church pianist and Danielle Anderson (ukelele)
Photography – Amy Wurdock Photography
Reception Venue – Wabasha Street Caves
Catering – Kane’s Catering
Photo booth – The Traveling Photo Booth
Cupcakes/Cake – Queen of Cakes
Reception Band – Riverside Swing Band
Flowers – Flowerama
Transportation – Richfield Bus Company

 

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The couple designed their own paper suite!

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The ceremony included a “ring-warming” where guests passed the couple’s rings along a ribbon in order to pass along their sentiments.

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Married!!

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All Photos by Amy Wurdock Photography