The White Bear Yacht Club has never witnessed anything like this.  Ivy cascaded from the spiral stairs entrance, lanterns strategically placed among moss, and an ice sculpture holding on to a treasure chest of gulf shrimps and crab.  They even managed to rig a sailboat floating in the back deck swimming pool.  Guests were speechless.  My wife Janelle of White Confetti combined with the talents of Zinnia Design Florals and the club formed a supernatural team of creativity and class to bring Hallie and her mom’s vision to life.  Just previously, at Nazareth Chapel, Hallie and Ted had said ‘I do’ and fled to the lake for some fresh air and to take in the sunset.  Vibrant colors danced in the sky this night in approval of this love story.  The Vicks adore you and your families; thanks for adopting us!

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Contributing Vendors: White Bear Yacht Club (reception venue), Nazareth chapel (ceremony venue), White Confetti (wedding planner), Zinnia Design Florals (florist), Mobile Photo Wall (photo booth), Buttercream (dessert), Cafe Latte (dessert), Free and Easy Band (music), Wordshop (invitations)

I really didn’t think one could ever find a better fit than dark chocolate and sea salt.  And then I met Edina grads Jon and Betsy.  This pair planned an epic party for those they cherish at the Edina Country Club.  They are two people that give you immense hope in the world and that life and authentic love is attainable.  They make their families better, their friends better, and even their photographer better.  I will always remember the moment as these two left the sanctuary at Our Lady of Grace, knees buckling with emotion and falling to their knees holding each other in tears of gratitude and thanksgiving for all that God has done. It does not get any better than this.  I am blessed by our friendship and encouraged more than you may ever know.  The Vicks cheer you on!

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Contributing Vendors: Edina Country Club (reception venue), Our Lady of Grace (ceremony venue), Martha’s Gardens (florist), Buttercream (dessert), Midwest Sound (music), Richfield Floral & Events (ceiling draping), Burley’s Hair Salon (hair)

These two make you smile and want to cozy up with them for a long weekend.  This vibe they put out carried into the wedding, as these two animal lovers and self-proclaimed “information geeks” worked their way back home from California to enjoy some of their favorite people on the planet.  The Semple Mansion was home for the festivities and following the ceremony, we headed out for our own mini-party and take in the summer sunshine.  We danced, laughed, high-fived, and strolled our way through the day until the music took over the ballroom.  I can’t wait to see you all again soon and geek out!

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Contributing Vendors: Semple Mansion (venue), Laine Moire (florist), Gateaux Inc (dessert), Instant Request (music)