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I have moved all content over to the new blog as well!!
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Jenna and Jesse's Wedding Video

We are so excited to share Jenna and Jesse’s Wedding video from the VERY talented Capture Studios! This wedding will always hold a special place in my heart.. not only because of all of the LOVE that Jenna and her mom poured into personalizing this wedding.. but also because it is right by my hometown. It is so fun to get out of the city a few weekends out of the year!!!


Jesse + Jenna // Like A Rock from capture studios on Vimeo.

Outdoor Wedding Love

There is no secret that we love outdoor weddings and farm weddings! I think that the personalization that is done when a wedding is hosted a the couples home/farm is really what makes the wedding very unique and memorable. This past weekend’s wedding was NO Different.. if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you are probably sick of these images.. but I had to share as my email was flooded in the last 2 days with questions on the decor!! I have attached our photos from our lovely iPhones.. but I can not wait to see and share with you the professional photos!!

Thank you so much to Apres, Sadies Floral and most importantly to Jenna, Jesse, Mark and Denise for your hours of hard work dreaming up and assembling so much of the decor elements!!!!

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Great Guestbook Idea

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I am loving this idea for a guest book!! Guests mark their names on their birthdays in a calendar. Perfect for a smaller wedding and a great way to gather all of your friends birthdays! For other great ideas visit: http://pinterest.com/strotter/wedding-guest-books/

Image via Pinterest

Thank You!!!!!

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This is my long due post to THANK everyone who voted for us for the Best Wedding Planner for “The Minnesota Bride Best of 2012”! We are SO excited to be one of the three finalists!And like always.. we are in such good company with other great planners and amazing vendors!!!! We are excited for July 11th when the winner is named!! Thank you again! We love what we do because of our amazing friends, vendors and clients!!!

Now Hiring - Assistant Planners

Lasting Impressions is now hiring new assistant and lead planners for the summer of 2012. If you are interested and meet the qualifications listed below, please email Sarah@lastingimpressionsweddings.com and include your resume and contact information. The hours for this position are varied and primarily Friday’s and Saturdays. You must be able to work at least 2-3 Saturday’s per month.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and set up events for our clients
  • Communicate with the team, vendors and clients

Experience & Knowledge

  • Event experience preferred - We are seeking individuals who have been in the service industry (Restaurant, hotel,         etc.) and have knowledge of running events
  • Strong verbal communication and leadership skills
  • Team player & energetic
  • Detail oriented & works well under pressure

See your name in Lights!

What a fun wedding idea brought to us by Martha Stewart Weddings! See your names, monogram or wedding design in lights for your big day!!

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Sign by: http://www.artisticneon.com/Home/

Carly and Joe

Carly and Joe’s Wedding is the perfect example of when a Perfect Vision meets the perfect venue and the perfect weather!! When I met with Carly and Joe and heard about their “look” for the day I was so excited! It was straight out of Style Me Pretty and Minnesota Bride!! The bride’s that call us the oct are all looking for the same thing.. a unique location with lots of personal touches and that is JUST what Carly and Joe got on their October wedding date!! I wish I could have been there.. but I was due with my son that week.. so my AMAZING coordinators Andrea and Brooke did a wonderful job and nailed it!!! Thank you for all of the amazing vendors that helped out with this wedding!!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site:Camrose Hill Farm (An Amazing Venue!!!!)
Ceremony Musicians: A Beautiful Violin
Caterer: Common Roots Catering
Band: Modd Squad
Photography: JM Photography
Rental Items: Ultimate Events

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Thank You!!

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Thank you for everyone who voted for us in the Minnesota Bride Best of 2012 Awards!! We feel so honored to be nominated and to be one of the Top 3 Finalists! We are SO lucky to not only do what we love every single day, but to get to work with amazing couples, vendors, partners and friends!! Thank you!! We will find out if we take home the top honor at the awards ceremony in July!!

Fun Wedding Food!!

When I started Lasting Impressions six years ago personalizing the wedding was all about picking out decor that meant a lot to the couples, finding favors that were unique and different and adding lots of “personality” to the stationary and paper products! Personalizing Weddings is my favorite part of my job. I always say that I want to make your wedding a lot more than just “Another pretty wedding” I want to make it about the couple and I want people to leave feeling like that wedding was “them”. Wedding food has evolved over the years. It is now a platform to really showcase what the couple loves to eat and where they came from.

Here is a peak at some of our favorite ideas for late night snacks, appetizers, dessert bars, etc. that really personalize a wedding!!

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All Images via Pinterest

Follow Lasting Impressions Weddings on Pinterest for more fun food ideas and so much more!!! : http://pinterest.com/strotter/

Paige and Nolan

I was so excited to get the call from the Randee, Mother of the Bride… Letting me know that another AMAZING Giblin was getting married!! We were really excited to jump in and help on the day of the wedding!! We were lucky enough to have been the day of coordinator for Meredith and Ben’s Wedding and we already felt part of the family! On top of everything.. I love Pink and Grey and that is just what Paige and Nolan picked for their amazing wedding at Graves 601! If you are looking for a great reception site.. look at Graves 601.. they do an spectacular job!!

Also, Check out their AMAZING Wedding Video by Vibrant Film!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Graves 601
Photographer: JM Photography
Rental’s: Festivities
Flowers: Forever in Bloom
Cake: Gateaux
Dueling Pianos: TMA Productions
Videography: Vibrant Film
Lighting: Instant Request
Ice Sculpture: Ice Occasions

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