It's not every wedding that my bride or groom is in the wedding industry. Actually it's more often than I thought it would or should be, but still, not necessarily common. BUT those clients who have one hand in the wedding industry are sincerely some of the sweetest and most accommodating.

They know from their own experience with their clients (brides and grooms) that it isn't fun hanging out with people who are wishy washy, who don't see the value in what you do. Oy. Of course I think there is a TON of value in day of coordinating. But not everyone does, not everyone sees the value in having someone there to take care of the things, to do the errands, to be in charge. 

Doubly lucky for me, Jade also had personal attendant, Lauren, who kicked ass. Seriously, I want her at every wedding I'm at, because she get's it too. A wedding isn't about the guests, the decor, the flowers. It's about two people joining their lives together forever. And if those two people aren't having the best time of their lives, then we all fail.

Jade and Seth's wedding was a huge WIN. Bloom Lake is always a pretty place to get married , outdoor pews and indoor harvest tables. Far enough out of the city that you feel like only this wedding exists in the world.



  1. It's easy to overbuy for your getting ready lunch, buy pre-portioned meals.
  2. While the girls are busy getting ready, the guys won't be.
  3. If your venue is two stories, and you only staffed for one bar at a time, it helps to close the bar and push guest seating.
  4. Large shady trees are the best spots for first looks.
  5. Asking your planner, 'what else do we need to do', can prove invaluable if done early enough.
  6. Bluegrass Saturdays don't really mix well with planning meetings.




Accommodations // Grand Stay | Bakery // Nothing Bundt Cakes | Band // In the Fields |  Bartending // Liquid Motion | Catering // Marna's | Cake // HyVee | Day of Coordinating // Sixpence Events & Planning | Florist // Lakeside Floral | Hair Stylist // Be Kind | Makeup Artist // Twin Cities Pretty | Officiant // Grand Avenue Officiants | Photography // Allison Hopperstad Photography | Stationer // Wedding Paper Divas | Transportation // Minnesota Central School Bus | Venue // Bloom Lake Barn | Wedding Design and Planning // A Vintage Touch Wedding


Prosperity, Love & Happiness,