Megan + Drew | Married at The Lafayette Club, Minnetonka Beach, MN

Here’s a fun fact - before meeting my clients I facebook stalk them (not in a creepy way) but just enough so I know what you look like, most likely what your fiance looks like and I always like to see if we have any mutual friends. Why? A. So that when we meet in a public place I’m not thinking that every person walking in could be my client - I know what you look like, because I saw you. and B. Having mutual friends gives us something to talk about right off the bat. That’s how the story unfolded for my meeting with Megan.

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Megan and I had a couple of mutual friends including two of her cousins that I grew up with. Small world, like freaking small. The best part was that they weren’t even the reason why she hired me - it was news to her that her cousins and I had sleep overs at least once a week and snuck off during church service to go to McDonalds… don’t tell our Mom’s.

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Meg was at ease right away and we quickly moved on to planning her wedding. She eventually moved to Dallas so having us as her boots on the ground was great! Her and Drew chose the Lafayette club for their reception space and we were SO excited to be back at one of our favorite venues plus to make it even better Russell Heater was their photographer so we knew we were about to have a great day!

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The weather was perfect for Meg + Drew’s big day. Everything went off without any issues. Their ceremony at Holy Name was beautiful. We decorated the back of the church with fresh floral to frame in her entrance to the ceremony- these were later used as entrance flowers into the reception hall.

Back at the reception everything was on track. Her desserts arrived from Buttercream and were beautiful as always. Her tables were set with two different centerpieces. One was a beautiful compote floral piece with neutral toned blooms and the other was a trio of candles accented by little bud vases with fresh flowers. They had so many cute details including table numbers that showed places that meant something to them and the cutest little cake topper with a couple riding a bike. One of my favorite things to do with flowers is finding unique ways to incorporate them into your event. Meg really loved the idea of adding flowers to the fountain in the entry way that guests could see right as they walked into the space. This was a great way to welcome guests into the space and it was so fun hearing all of the comments about them as people came in and out of the building throughout the day.

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Wedding at Lafayette Club, Wedding Planner

The night continued with a delicious dinner served by the Lafayette staff, assorted desserts including tarts, trifles, and cupcakes from buttercream and meaningful speeches from their wedding party and parents. The party got started on the right foot with entertainment provided by the R Factor Band, a very high energy cover band located in the cities. Guests danced all night and fueled up with late night flatbread pizza.

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We loved having the opportunity to serve Meg + Drew on their wedding day and look forward to celebrating with them again at Meg’s brothers wedding next September! For more photos of their big day and to see all of the vendors that made this day a success, keep on scrolling!

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Wedding at Lafayette Club, Wedding Planner
Lafayette Club Wedding, MN Wedding Planner
Lafayette Club Wedding, MN Wedding Planner
Lafayette Club Wedding, MN Wedding Planner

Vendor Team Making the Magic:

PHOTOGRAPHY Russell Heeter

CEREMONY VENUE Holy Name

RECEPTION VENUE Lafayette Club

DESSERT Buttercream

FLORIST + Planning Ashley Skeie

RENTALS Linen Effects + The Staging Point

HAIR Primped

MAKE-UP Cristina Ziemer Beauty

ENTERTAINMENT The R Factor

BRIDE'S ATTIRE The Wedding Shoppe

MENS FASHION Gariani