PAIKKA Wedding | St. Paul, MN | Tanya & Jason

Tanya & Jason were a blast to work with. A super kind couple, full of inspiration in music and design, and totally legit at planning an epic celebration.

Some of my favorite moments from their day:

Tanya & Jason's daughter and her best friend were the flower girls, and they had so much fun together. What a great idea to give the flower girl a friend to share the day with for a nice boost of confidence when walking down the aisle! 

Jason works in the music industry and tied that in by giving their guests badges & lanyards for their table assignments. They were designed, along with all of the other paper goods, by Tanya who is a designer by trade. The photos on the badges corresponded to the tables for seating and were from some of the trips these two have taken together. They gave me one that said "Goddess," and I wore it every day for a month. (Kidding! Or am I?)

The donuts! Glam Doll Donuts went all out with an epic display. The donut tower in a gradient of pink and gold frosted donuts was almost too pretty to eat! 

Check out some photos of this awesome day below, by Kelsey Lee Photography.


Photographer: Kelsey Lee Photography
Day-of Coordinator: Bre (Me!)
Lighting: Avant Decor
Table/Chair Rental: Rudy's Event Rentals
Floral: Petersen Flowers
Catering: Brasa
Dessert: Glam Doll Donuts
Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth
DJ: Mike 2600

Machine Shop Wedding | Minneapolis, MN | Lisa & Joe

Lisa and Joe were such a joy to be around! These two are always laughing and smiling which made planning together really fun. I wish we could do it all over again!

A few of my favorite memories from their wedding day: 

Their attire! They both looked amazing and really complimented each other. Check out Lisa's gorgeous ballgown-style dress and beautifully detailed veil. Joe is crushing it in his forest green suit. 

These two have a great proposal story, related to The Price Is Right, so their grand entrance was kicked off with the theme song and an announcement of "Joe & Lisa! Come on dowwwwwn!"

The lighting! Phos Events installed cafe lights in a tented style, which looked SO GOOD. This is a fun alternative to the traditional look with the lights swagged back and forth across the room. "Swagged" is a verb, right? 

Check out some photos below from Ester Knowlen Photography. Ester was so fantastic to work with too, by the way, and she created some amazing images. It was really hard to pick which ones to show here because there were so many beauties to choose from! 


Photographer: Ester Knowlen Photography
Day-of Coordinator: Bre (Me!)
Venue: Machine Shop
Lighting: Phos Events
Floral: Florology
Officiant: Leslie of Positively Charmed
Catering: Common Roots Catering
Dessert: Buttercream
DJ: Shane of Transmission
HMU: Priscilla Bruce

Aria Wedding | Minneapolis, MN | Morgan & John

Morgan and John are the sweetest! These cheery lovebirds smile through everything that comes their way and have a way of making everyone around them feel at ease. Even the coldest of Minnesota winter temperatures couldn't keep these two from beaming.

A few of my favorite memories from their wedding day: Their officiant was a family member, friend and first-timer at leading nuptials, and he had everyone in tears with his comical anecdotes-- he may have found his new calling. 

The wedding party was a great gang of friends and they stuck together as a group, joining the bride and groom in celebration all day long. You'll see them on the dance floor together in the video from Vaughter Weddings below. Love it!

Morgan & John let their love and their loved ones be the focus at this celebration. By focusing their decor on lighting, specifically candlelight, up-lights and cafe lights, the mood in the room was perfect for great conversation and celebration. 

Check out some photos below from my favorite photographers ever, Ash & James Photography. Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the video from the day too from Vaughter Weddings!

Photographer: Ash & James Photography
Videographer: Vaughter Weddings
Day-of Coordinator: Bre (Me!)
Venue: Aria
Catering: Deco
Linens: Linen Effects
Floral: Maven
Dessert: Desserts by Design (Chaska, MN) 
DJ: Bellagala
HMU: Spa Beauty MN

Day Block Event Center Wedding | Natalie & Alex

Natalie and Alex were a dream to work with! It always took us a while to get down to business when we met because we always had so much to chat about. It's just to fun to have fun! ;)

A couple of my favorite moments from their wedding day at Day Block Event Center

#1: These two had a private first look, and then had their photographer join them after. I thought it was so great that these two felt confident about setting their own priorities for the wedding day to have the special moments they wanted most. 

#2: These two love their pup, Kato. He made an appearance for photos before the ceremony and was also featured on all of the table number cards. 

#3: When Alex proposed to Natalie, he had decorated a park with tons of string lights and had giant glittery white letters that said "Marry Me." Those letters were on display at the wedding on their dessert table. Adorbs!  And for dessert they had Sara's Tipsy Pies, deliciously boozy little hand-pies. Yum!

#4: Those shoes. That dress. I mean, come on. GORGEOUS! <3

Here are some images from the day, taken by Natalie Champa Jennings Photography.

Photographer: Natalie Champa Jennings Photography 
Day-of Coordinator: Bre (Me!)
Venue: Day Block Event Center
Catering: Brasa
Bartending: With A Twist
Floral: Florals by Claire
Ceremony Music: Jessica Manning
Dessert: Sara's Tipsy Pies
DJ: Lance from Humans Win