Real Wedding: Katie & Mike

This week we're highlighting Katie & Mike’s wedding that took place at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis and A’BULAE in St. Paul, Minnesota. Katie & Mike came to us during the summer of 2017 when they were referred by one of our past clients (shout out to Danielle & Ryan!). We met for our initial consultation and hit it off right away! After talking through our partial planning and day of coordination services, we came to the conclusion that a custom package that offered both a mix of our partial planning and day of coordination services combined was the right fit for them. A few short days later, the planning had begun and we were so excited to be by their side!

During the planning process, we helped Katie & Mike by recommending vendors as well as figuring out their wedding colors and overall design. We had a design meeting to discuss colors and decor options and let’s just say we were so excited to see it all come to life on their wedding day! Fast forward to their wedding day — we arrived at A’BULAE while the other vendors were starting to setup linens, flowers and everything else. While the ceremony was offsite at the Basilica of St. Mary, our team was helping put the final touches together at A’BULAE including setting up place cards, and putting out the guest book, card box, and photo frames. Once we were ready to go, guests started arriving for the cocktail hour and mingled near the bar. Meanwhile, the wedding party arrived onsite and prepared for the grand entrance by practicing their dances moves in the gorgeous bridal suite. From there, dinner was served and then speeches kicked off the fun-filled night that everyone would remember for years to come. Katie & Mike -- CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you many years of love, laughter & happiness!

"EVENTS BY MELODY IS THE REASON MY DAY WAS PERFECTION! Melody and her team were my "day of coordinators" for our September 2018 wedding in the Twin Cities and all I can say is WOW. Melody went completely above and beyond coordinating the day of by giving me vendor recommendations, decoration advice, vendor management pointers, and made my planning experience actually enjoyable! The day of our wedding was seriously flawless because Melody is like the girl in school that everyone wants to do a project with: unbelievably organized, a natural leader, and someone who executes under pressure. She even packed away cake samples for my groom and I because lets be honest, you don't get a chance to really enjoy a bite of cake on your wedding day! One of the most hilarious parts of the reception was when I accidentally set my drink on a piece of cake on a table, and I turned around to find Melody, with a fresh drink for me already in hand. She's like the bridesmaid/personal attendant that you'll never have :) Ladies, if you're trying to decide if you need a wedding planner/coordinator or not, I would definitely recommend getting one, and I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Events by Melody!” - Katie & Mike

Ceremony: Basilica of St. Mary
Reception: A’BULAE
Hair: Tara Gaspard-Leiran
Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry
Photographer: Rochelle Louise Photography
Videographer: Clarity Films
DJ: Bellagala (Mike V)
Decor/Linens: Linen Effects
Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes-St. Paul
Florist: Martha’s Gardens
Transportation: Minnesota Coaches + Black Car Services
Planner/Day of Coordinator: Events by Melody (Melody)

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Melody Hall