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Larry & Elizabeth’s Wedding

I had the honor of helping Larry & Elizabeth on their Minnesota wedding last weekend and it was the best one yet! I thoroughly enjoyed planning this wedding from start to finish and this had really cemented my passion in creating and designing the look of a wedding that suited the taste of both the bride & the groom. They trusted me with all the details in the wedding and I couldn’t be more honored to deliver what was expected and beyond.

The wedding was customized to the couple’s West African’s background with the song “Golden” played during the bride’s processional which was ethereal and breathtaking. I could not even described when “the moment” we opened the sanctuary door and Elizabeth and her father walked down the aisle. It was so beautiful. I was about to cry myself!

We planned this wedding in under 2.5 months. It was the fastest in my record of planning a wedding of 150 people. This is a “destination” wedding for both Larry & Elizabeth as they actually live out of state, but decided to have the wedding in Minnesota. There were a lot of late night phone calls in order to accommodate their needs but in the end, they were all worth it!

Here are the details of the wedding:

We use origami papers to make the escort cards. A white paper insert has the guest’s name and a table number will appear as the insert is being pulled out. With their wedding theme double hearts, we were able to combine the Fall colors and the theme seamlessly here.

The table centerpiece was created based on the couple’s request of Fall Elegance. Flowers from Luna Vinca –

The cake was created by Queen of Cakes –

The reception room was transformed into a warm and beautiful colors of copper and white with gold accents.

There were two kinds of wedding favors. For the adults, the couple opted a stemless wine glass with the couple’s names and double hearts logo. For the kids, a coloring book with crayons! These came in handy to keep the kids busy throughout the reception.

Every wedding should be unique and I tried to make this one exceptionally personal as two beautiful individuals joined their hearts into one.

Personalized Cake Topper

Personalized Cocktail Napkins

Personalized Champagne Glasses

Personalized Unity Candle

Personalized Guest Book

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Not to forget, I also did OOT (Out-of-Town) welcome packages for their guests who came from all over the world! I wanted to showcase Minnesota so I included a couple of Minnesotan products such as Pearson’s Candy and Minneapolis/St. Paul City Guide. The Gold Key-Hole Gift Bag was purchased from Target (which is a Minnesota-based company!) and I designed the tag to look like the hotel card key. And of course, a Gold Double-Hearts sticker from Michael’s to finish the look and to create uniformity throughout the whole wedding theme.

Ceremony: Grace Point Church, New Brighton, MN
Reception: Shoreview Community Center
Catering: Kane’s Catering
Cake: Queen of Cakes

Flowers: Luna Vinca
Rental: Midway Party Rental
Photographer: Mycah Schrader Photography
Stationery: Bee The Buzz Event


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