Downtown Minneapolis was not prepared for this pair and their crew. The Millennium Hotel and its glass dome served as the backdrop for a classic ceremony to honor Amanda and Cary, but it was the banter that followed that made this one weekend I will not soon forget. It was my very first glass dome wedding and the sun poked its way through to give its creative approval. Following the ceremony, we headed outside for some fresh air and to enjoy the park adjacent to the hotel. Back upstairs; Cary knew he was indeed the real winner having the sweet and sharp Amanda as his bride.

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Contributing Vendors: Millennium Hotel (ceremony and reception location), Simply Elegant Group (wedding planner), Bryan Bratt Productions (videographer), Taste of Scandinavia (dessert), Midwest Sound (music), Everly Lace (rental decor), Wedding Paper Divas (invitations), Rogue Beauty Bar (hair)

What a fun day! Mi Mi Designs set up all the moving parts to give Kristy and Jack the wedding of their dreams. Jack is an easy guy to like with his genuine heart and listening ear but don’t let that big heart fool you, he still can let it loose! Kristy’s hair, makeup, and contagious laugh were flawless and she relished every moment with her closest friends. Together they make quite the head turning couple! When we ventured down to the lake I got the shock of my life; I never imagined that a bride would ask to hold a fish in her wedding dress but sure enough, Kristy grabbed a fisherman’s pike by the gills and gave it a kiss for good luck. I giggled as Jack shrugged knowing she accomplished anything she sets her mind to. Calhoun Beach Club was pure magic as we danced late into the night and reminisced with old friends. What a night indeed.

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Contributing Vendors: Our Lady of Grace (ceremony location), Calhoun Beach Club (reception location), Mimi Designs (wedding planner and floral), Harvest Film Co (videographer), Ritz Photo (photo booth), D’maico (catering), Bluewater Kings Band (music), Linen Effects (rental decor), Star Limos (transportation), Gretchen Berry Designs (invitations), Kyla Sedgewick (makeup), Emily J (hair)

Some wait years to get married, others just dream and hope. What was once just a dream for Adam and Ben became a reality for this charming and dashing pair at the fabulous American Swedish Institute. All of their friends and family joined them in abundance to welcome this union. I date back over ten years with some of these Edina alums, which was extra exciting about this day. Leading up to the festivities, their good friends hosted a killer pool party and the whole Vick clan made an appearance. I mean, who would say no to a throw-back West coast inspired pool party?! It was Ben’s humor, coupled with Adam’s charm, which ultimately made both grab hands and canon ball into the water with a raucous crowd cheering them on this day and into their future together.

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Contributing Vendors: American Swedish Institute (venue), Jenna A Events (planner), The Photo Booth Group (photo booth), Ashley Fox Designs (florist), Linen Effects (decor), Apres (decor), Renee’s Royal Valet (transportation), Slate and Stone (catering), Colton Witte (guitarist), Redmond Digital Media (videographer)