ILoveBloomies

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 19, 2008

ILoveBloomies
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Landmark Jewelers
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Rob and I talked about getting married, and then one day we just sort of agreed, that yes, we would be getting married the following summer. We told our family first, and when the talk of a ring came up, Rob's mother wanted us to go to Bockstruck Jewelers because that was where Rob's father had bought her so many pieces of jewelry. We searched, found out that it closed, and then found out that many of the employees started a new store call Landmark Jewelers! Problem solved! I had never shopped for a real piece of jewelry before, so it was quiet an experience. We did a lot of research before hand, just to make sure we would be getting a good deal. In the end, I choose a precious store that was not a diamond, a topaz, just because I loved the shape and the color. I think it's a bit unusual, but then again I think it's a perfect reflection of our relationship.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I went back and forth over whether I should make the invitations or not by hand, seeing as we had narrowed down the guest list to 50 people and really only needed 30 or so invitations. I found Papertogether through one of the bridal magazines my mother found, and then found out somehow that they were on Etsy. I used to sell my own jewelry on Etsy, so I was familiar with the classy and unique art creations that the website sold. Papertogether makes really beautiful paper creations, they are so delicate and fragile, and they look really elegant on their own. I was able to order 50 copies of a style of card she had made. I am really happy with how the invitations looked, and how quickly they arrived. It was a perfect exchange of art!
Services used: Invitations

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is a fun place that my family is used to renting out for all big events, like my parents' 30th wedding anniversary, and my grandfather's 80th birthday party, and so on. Because Rob and I have big families, lots of aunt and uncles on both sides, we decided that there would be two rehearsal dinners, one with my family and one with his family. For my family, we took over the Pennington Room for a Sunday Brunch. There was a wonderful buffet, traditional food that is cooked really well, with excellent presentation. My father decided the menu, and he wanted simple food, no special menu or anything 'fruffy'.The staff was also excellent, and everyone there went above and beyond what was excepted from them. I was really happy with how it went, the place had a great atmosphere and I can't wait for our next family party there.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Kristian Olson
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had read on several websites brides that had let their friends take the pictures to remember their wedding day, or couples that set out those small cameras on each table, were all very disappointed with how the pictures turned out. I knew that I wanted to have a great photographer because I wanted a professional who would be able to capture the day and capture all my friends and family during that day. We choose Kristian, or rather Kristian was available to work with us (very busy schedule in the summer, so book ahead), because of his portfolio. Our pictures were clear and beautiful, and we had lots of cute shoots, too! So, so, happy that I can look back on these beautiful pictures to remember my wedding!
Services used: Unique Services

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Renee's Royal Valet - Limos, Coaches, & Trolleys
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We started the wedding day very traditional, and I was at my parent's house in Hudson. The Limo came and picked us all up, and even thought I don't know much about cars, I know that this was an expensive car! I let Rob pick it out, and he obviously knew what he wanted! We looked more like rock stars when we arrived at the church, but when we arrived in downtown St-Paul for the reception we really looked the part of famous people! It really makes the day complete, being able to drive around in fancy car!
Services used: Transportation

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First Presbyterian Church (Hudson)
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I think it was always understood that whenever I would get married, it would be in the church that my family and I have always attended. I can't say enough about how warm and happy the whole congregation was for us, and I know that their support will be there for us for years to come. The ceremony was very traditional, and I was happy with the whole way it went. I think it meant more that I was able to stand up in front of my church and say my vows, and I know that Rob felt the same way, too.
Services used: Unique Services