(Closed) Minnesota Brides Unite!

posted 11 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@kenzieb07

Here is a picture of my wedding:

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

Yay Minnesota! We’re actually going to have a Destination Wedding in the US Virgin Islands, but we’re planning on a Minnesota reception at the Como Park picnic shelter. Very relaxed but still coordinated. : ) It’s not until 2012 so we don’t have a ton planned but I do know that my mom will be making our cake(s). She makes wedding cakes, more or less for fun, and she will definitely be doing ours because they are delicious. Oh, and I’ll be swiping peonies from her garden as well as my sisters’ gardens. Guess the reception will be in early June right?!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hooray, Minnesota brides! Fiance & I currently live in ND due to military PCS, but we’re getting married January 15th in St. Paul MN, where I’m originally from. Our vendors are:

Ceremony: St. Clements Episcopal Church

Reception & Catering: St. Paul College Club

Dress: Brides of France

Wedding Planner: Sarah Trotter of Lasting Impressions Weddings (she is wonderful & has made planning out of state stress-free!!)

Flowers: Sadie’s

Cake: Buttercream Bakery

Photographer: Eye-Spy Photography

DJ: Bellagala

 

Still finalizing make-up & hair. Can’t wait!

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

hi y’all! i’m a transplant minnesotan – born and raised in texas, but my mom is originally from here, dad moved here in high school, all the family’s here, they just moved to texas for a job before my bro or i were born.  i’m getting married April 2, 2011, and here’s what I have so far:

Dress: L’Atelier Couture (Sample sale!)

Ceremony: St. Stanislaus Church (yay, jduck84!)

Reception: University Club of St. Paul, Downtown Clubhouse Ballroom (*sigh*)

Hotel: Hotel 340, in the same building as the Downtown Clubhouse ballroom

DJ: Instant Request (heard great things from friends)

Floral: Marah Cole – i absolutely love her, she’s really willing to work within a budget, and is so sweet

Rings: Diamonds from Truax Diamonds, band from Arte Bella (will go back and design our wedding bands when the time comes)

Cake: TBD, had an awful experience at Buttercream when I was going with a friend of mine for hers, so don’t think i’ll go there.  Possibly Wuollet’s (they have cupcakes that are delicious, huge, and cheaper than anywhere else), but i’m open to ideas

Photographer: The Antique Key in conjunction with Sisu Studio (fellow Hamline Law grads)

So excited to have found a minnesota thread on here!

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re getting married in Minneapolis on March 5th (brrrrrrrr) at the Day Block Building, it’s a space above Spill the Wine on Washington and 11th, SO amazing, all hardwood floors, exposed brick, windows everywhere. looks out onto the river. Plus you can bring in your own food and booze 🙂

caterer: Create- LOVE LOVE LOVE them. they are flexible, working with our budget, great about allergies/ celiac/ my Fiance hating onions. we’re doing an app buffet, so everything will be mini.

cake: making my own dessert table w cupcakes.

photos: becca dilley- she is awesome, super sweet, i love her work. she didn’t do our engagement pics tho, one of my BM’s is a photog and I wanted to have someone who loved us take our e-pics.

dress: priscilla of boston- went in to try on for fun, fell in love.

Bridesmaids dresses: priscilla of boston- grey chiffon, strapless, short

booze: trader joes for wine, my Future Father-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law are brewing kegs for us, we’ll have summit bottles and surley cans as well. maybe a signature cocktail if we get our acts together

hotel: holiday inn metrodome- right by the venue, my friend works there, only $89 a night for our block! plus free airport shuttle for out of towners

flowers: bachmans. I am being bratty and want peonies in march, so i wanted somewhere big who could get me good ones. plus they’re actually relatively cheap for what i wanted

Music: i have a friend who plays viola and sings, so she’ll do the ceremony, bellagala for the DJ. they were cheap, don’t know if i’ll like them or not, but they seem professional at least

 

Any suggestions for

-bartenders

-hair/ makeup

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@Genevieve Did you love it??? Was it everything you imagined??? I am so glad we decided to go with this venue; it really makes decorations less stressful, knowing that I want the skyline to be the main focus 🙂

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yay for Minnesota weddings! I just thought I would throw my info in here too. We’re getting married this Saturday…eeek!!

Ceremony: Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie

Reception: 413 on Wacouta St. Paul – love, love, love this place and Lynn the owner is so awesome to work with! 

Caterer: Lettuce Cater: The food we tasted was great and they really worked with our budget

Beverage: Complete Beverage

DJ: Instant Request: They have been easy to work with and I love their online event planner.

Hair/Make-up: East of Eden Salon Eden Prairie: Staff is fabulous and easy to work with. They have been very accomodating.

Photographers: Christine Wood and Anne Ingman: Both AMAZING!!

Videography: Sunset Blue Productions: SOOOO excited about this 🙂

Cake: Buttercream: Their cakes are absolutely fabulous!

Flowers: A 2 Zinna in New Ulm, MN

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@kenzieb07 The venue was perfect! I ended up being dissappointed with the setup team I hired b/c the venue was booked out he night before so we couldn’t setup until the afternoon of the wedding. All of the guests liked the venue.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@Ally9802 Make sure your cake isn’t too frozen!

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@Genevieve That’s great to hear! We got lucky and we are able to get into the venue at noon on our wedding day to start decorating (our ceremony starts at 4:30). Aside from the setup team, did you enjoy working with the venue? How helpful was the wedding coordinator??

Post # 42
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hi all, I recently moved to Minnesota about a year ago from KS.  I am having trouble finding the best vendors but my fiance’s family has recommend a few. For the most part, I have researched and read reviews from WeddingWire, theKnot, etc.

We are getting married Aril 9th, 2011.

Ceremony and Reception: Calhoun Beach Club. We wanted to have our wedding in June but they were completely booked every Saturday and almost all Fridays May 2011 through August 2011.  If you are interested in having your wedding here, book early.

Food and Beverage: If you have your wedding at CBC, you have to go through D’Amico catering.  everything I’ve heard about them is go so far and Robin at D’Amico has been very very helpful.

DJ: Instant Request.  My fiance’s family recommended them and they seem great, not to mention, I have read great reviews.  Also, I received $400 of their fee becuase I have an off-season wedding, definitely a plus!!

Photographer: Joe Dickey. His work is AMAZING.  I went to his home for the consultation and his home is beautiful.  He is on the pricery side but your photography is the one think you shouldn’t skimp on for your wedding.

Floral: TBD. let me know if anyone has great recommendations

Officiant: Biana Melom – so sweet and kind and not outrageously expensive.  Also, works with all denominations and has no problem writing our ceremony since my fiance and I are different faiths.

Make-up: Professional make-up artist David Maderich.  His porfolio is amazing and even though he lives in New York his family is in MN and does not charge any traveling fees for MN.  I have had some bad make-up experiences and I wanted to work with someone who I knew was truly amazing.

Hair: TBD

Dress: My mom and I took a trip to Chicago and I fell in love with a Vera Wang gown at the Vera Wang store in Chi.  We did purchase it and now I am trying to find alterations in MN.  Please let me know if you recommend anyone!

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@AmyJo86 My prom was at the Calhoun Beach Club! Mel at the St. Anthony Ficocello’s is the best hair dresser!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@kenzieb07 Everything went well. The staff was amazing!

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@annapeeps Is the space above Spill the Wine affiliated with them or something separate?  I am looking for a place for 50-60 people that is not a hotel or traditional banquet hall and am having a hard time.

Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@ms.moonlight no, it’s not affiliated with them, but it holds about 300 people, so it would be WAY too big for your needs! I would look into Create Catering, they have a “dining studio” that holds about 90 people, and I think it is free to rent if you have them do your food. Its a really cool space, and the food is freaking AWESOME (they’re catering our wedding).

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