Real Wedding: Karla & Nick

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This week we're highlighting Karla & Nick's New Year's Eve wedding that took place on at Lumber Exchange Event Center in downtown Minneapolis. First of all, what a fun and memorable New Year's Eve we had ringing it in with Karla, Nick and their wonderful wedding guests! Back track to August 2017 -- Nick sent us an email via The Knot looking for a day of coordinator for his upcoming wedding. He mentioned that while his fiancé, Karla, had been planning everything, they knew they were missing one piece to the puzzle: a day of coordinator. A few short weeks later, we met with Karla & Nick for coffee and discussed their vision for the big day and also found out more about what exactly they were looking for in a day of coordinator (to help make sure the day runs smoothly and their vision is executed!)

Out of nowhere, all of a sudden it was December -- only a few weeks until the big day! We met up at the Lumber Exchange Event Center to do a quick walk through with the venue manager. Karla & Nick's ceremony and reception would take place in the beautiful Fountain Room. During cocktail hour, guests would have access to the Sawyer Room just around the corner. With the venue walk through out of the way, the final countdown was ON! The timeline and details were finalized and vendors were ready to rock n' roll. 

Fast forward to December 31, 2017 -- KARLA & NICK'S WEDDING DAY! We arrived at the venue a few hours before guests and boy was downtown Minneapolis quiet (the calm before the storm!?). Of course, we knew that wouldn't last long since the New Year's Eve parties were just starting to heat up around town. We came upstairs and helped with the final touches for decorating (place cards, menu cards, chargers -- you name it) and things were starting to look amazing! Artemisia Studios was also on site setting out centerpieces and other floral... beautiful! Guests starting arrive, the ceremony began and cocktail hour was underway. During cocktail hour, our team assisted the staff at Lumber Exchange to do a rather quick room flip. Since the venue was opening to the general public for a big New Year's Eve party around 10pm, Karla & Nick wanted to get dinner and dancing underway so they could enjoy the evening with their guests! Once the room flip was complete, Karla & Nick came out to the song "Jump Around" for their grand entrance.... and we must say, it was GRAND! What a great way to get the party started and guess on their feet! Dinner starts, speeches followed, and Bluewater Kings Band kicked off the dance party and what would become one of the best New Year's Eve parties ever! Karla & Nick -- CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you many years of love, laughter & happiness.

To view more photos from Karla & Nick's wedding, click here.

Ceremony + Reception: Lumber Exchange Event Center
Hair + Makeup: Warpaint International
Photographer: Jason Albus Photography
Videographer: B&M Video Productions
Ceremony Musician: Oviation String Quartet
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Florist: Artemisia
Dessert/Cupcakes: Hyvee
Transportation: Total Transportation
Day of Coordinator: Events by Melody (Melody + Alexis)

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