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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

{Wedding Update; The Venues}

Taking a break from my regular food posts, because I realized I really haven't talked much about the wedding on the blog!  I don't know why that is, but I want to have wedding planning documented somewhere, so the blog seems like the perfect place! 


I have been checking things off my wedding check list left and right!   Hard to believe how much I have gotten done in such a short time, I guess you could say I am excited!  Derek and I have now officially set our date!  We will be getting married on April 11th, 2015 in Minneapolis!  I can hardly contain my excitement, and I already want to countdown the days till we will say "I Do" and become man and wife!  But there is so much planning to take place from now until then!  I would say the hardest thing so far for me in the whole wedding planning process was picking the venues!   It was hard to know where to begin when there are so many wonderful venues in Minneapolis!  However, when we started looking at wedding venues I knew I wanted something unique, and something different, but that is all I knew!  My dream growing up was to get married at the Plummer House in Rochester (my hometown) but being as the max guest count was well under what we are inviting I knew that would not work!

(The Plummer House, Rochester, Source)


So in keeping with the mansion theme, Derek and I will be hosting our wedding reception at the beautiful, and historic Van Dusen Mansion, located minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis!  I absolutely fell in love with the mansion when Derek and I first toured the space!  It's historic, beautiful and totally unique!  Plus the staff is absolutely amazing and will make wedding planning a breeze!  Just looking at pictures of the mansion gets me all giddy and excited for the day, only 11 more months to go!

(The Van Dusen Mansion, Source)

(The Van Dusen Mansion Carriage House, Where our Dance will be, Source)

Our ceremony will be taking place at Diamond Lake Lutheran.   The site of the stain glass, exposed stone and ornate details took my breath away.  The church was a done deal when I saw it!


There is a very romantic theme going with our wedding and venues!  And I cannot wait until the big day to see how everything comes together!

Happy Wednesday!