Well there is a first for everything! Dina found out about our studio while dress shopping in New York City. Not just any place…Kleinfeld Bridal where the fabulous 'Say Yes to the Dress' is filmed. Katie Bailey, a friend and bride of ours (see her wedding here), also one of the new faces of the show, was her bridal consultant. When these two fashionistas learned they shared Minnesota in common, they began swapping stories and vendors they love. It was my luck to had made the short list.
Pat found Dina tailgating at a U of M football game and he knew right away he would marry her. That swag has gotten him far in life including hockey. Together these two are like the best pair of choppers you own, just a couple uncomplicated layers of goodness, they warm right up, and you want to take them everywhere that has a bit of adventure. We strolled Dinky Town with their jovial crew and caused quite a scene along the way. Back at the Loews downtown, the parents had a little surprise waiting for the couple. During toasts, Goldie the Gopher sprung out from the side room followed by a portion of the marching band to sing the Minnesota Rouser. Gooooooo Gophers! This night would not disappoint and had plenty of Ski-U-Mah to go around!
Contributing Vendors: St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (Ceremony Venue), Loews Minneapolis Hotel (Reception Venue), Something Blooming (Florist), Sinful and Sweet Desserts (Cake), Bellagala (DJ), Doug Rogahn Photography (Photo Booth)
These two sure know how to have a good time! Surrounded by their favorite people in the world, these two took to The Depot in Minneapolis to promise their lives to each other. Living in New York City, urban life is uber familiar to them thus making our time along the downtown's river system appropriate for two kids who love green spaces and sky scrapers. Laughter was the common bond in bringing together Brian's Catholic family with Betsy's energetic Jewish family. The combination was combustable as the music dropped beats and the newly weds took the mic to rap out their appreciation! The applause rained down. Holding the party together was the calming presence of Stephanie Johnson and our friends at Park Place Planning. What an all-star cast for a rock star couple. Betsy and Brian, we think the world of you (and your musical abilities too)!
What Minnesotan doesn't love the State Fair? Well these two New Yorkers had a touch of nostalgia as they created an epic rehearsal dinner theme centered around the Minnesota State Fair. Guests were in awe of the attention to detail and flare for fun this night possessed. What an ideal kick-off to a heck of a weekend!
Days like this make my heart squeal with excitement. Both Krista and Jim come from families of unconditional love who could not wait for this day to come! As I pulled into the driveway and golden leaves were still hanging on to a few low-hanging maple branches offset by the vibrant red of the hobby farm. I just knew this day would be epic. I was greeted with warm hugs and laid eyes on the lovely bride-to-be in the picture window. Krista's father Mark was out picking anything he could get his hands on to calm his nerves. A cluster of apples on my car windshield was my reward. As soon as Krista was ready, I put both of her men in place to have a private moment seeing her beauty. Jim had to pace a little longer as there is something extra special about the bond of a father and daughter. His bride approached from behind him giggling, and that smile would be fixed to their faces all day, including their stop at Caribou where it all started. From powerful praise to the Maker of it all at Eagle Brook, a feast set for 250 at the Vadnas Heights Commons, and emotion-filled toasts of thanksgiving, this pair felt like the lucky ones this day. It was an honor to partner with the crazy talents of Story of Us Films in helping guide this day and the thousands of days of smiles it will bring, including the generations to come.
Contributing Vendors: Story of Us Films (Videographer), Forest Lake Floral (Florist), Grandma's Bakery (Cake), Barefoot DJs, Grand Designs (Decor), Eagle Brook (Ceremony), Vadnais Heights Commons (Reception)