Wedding Shoppe Inc.
Dear Carolyn and Wedding Shoppe,
The bridesmaid dresses looked amazing on the wedding day. Thank You for all your help throughout the process. Here are some wedding pictures to enjoy.
--Becky P., Minnesota | 8/11/2007
Never in my life, did I ever imagine that I would be so blessed to have such an incredible wedding.
Long ago, like many other little girls, I would put a pillow case veil on my head, or walk my barbie down a pretend aisle and envision my perfect fairytale wedding. After meeting Scott, the handsome and affectionate love of my life, those hopes and dreams finally become a reality as we began to plan our wedding day.
As amazing as it was, all of the dreaming could never come close to the incredible wedding we had on August 28, 2010. Everything was perfect. From the dress, to the flowers, the invitations and the location. It was without a doubt, the best day of my life.
Looking back, the thing that made it so perfect, so incredible, wasn't the dress, or the flowers, or anything else related. Our wedding was perfect because of the people that shared it with us. Our family and friends, were the one thing that made it better than anything I could ever have dreamed of.
I am so grateful to all the people who played a part in making our wedding so truly perfect.
Dress: I went to The Wedding Shoppe just a few days after getting engaged to try on dresses for fun with absolutely no intention of choosing anything. I fell in love with the fifth dress I tried on and just like everyone says, I knew it was the one.
Veil: Since my dress was on the more simple side, I wanted a veil that added some drama and sparkle. I found a cathedral length veil with rhinestone trim at the wedding shoppe. It also had a blusher, which I didn't love, so the wedding shoppe removed it and added a comb to make a second veil. My mom then added rhinestone trim to the edges and I wore it as a shorter version of the Cathedral length veil for the reception.
Headpiece: I loved all the big floral headpieces I would see but couldn't seem to find one that matched my dress. The wedding shoppe took fabric from my hemmed dress and made a custom flower with a vintage rhinestone center. It was absolutely perfect
Location: The Union Depot, St Paul Minnesota. We absolutely loved the Union Depot. It was classic and elegant, and the food was incredible. The wedding coordinator Georgia was amazing to work with and made everything so easy for us.
Favors: My favorite beverage has always been Diet Coke and a few years ago, Scott, my husband got a job with Coca-Cola. For our place cards we attached names to old fashioned bottles of diet coke with a story about our love for Coke on the back! It was so fun.
Flowers: I wanted lots of color, and Carra Otten, of Le Petit Fleur did an AMAZING job. She was so easy to work with and had incredible ideas and style.
Photography: Erin Johnson Photography. We had so much fun working with Erin! She has such great ideas and moves at record pace. The photos she took are incredible and we are so happy we went with her!
Videographer: Jeffrey Fuchs | Northern Lights Video. We weren't sure if we were going to hire a videographer, but I am so glad we did. Jeff was very easy to work with and very professional, we hardly even noticed he was there the day of our wedding. His work is amazing and he was able to capture so much emotion from the day of our wedding. We loved him!
--Shannen J., Minneapolis, MN | 8/28/2010
January 21, 2011 is going to be a Love Celebration. My fiancé and I have been together for almost 5 years and on that day we will be getting married in Hastings, MN. With less than three months until the wedding there are lots of little things that need to get done. When I start to feel overwhelmed I start signing “feel the love celebration” to the tune of Bob Sinclar’s Love Generation and remind myself that all I want is everyone on the wedding day to celebrate love. I remind myself that we have the basics, a church, reception venue with food & alcohol and DJ, and that Liane from Hyacinth Events will make it look beautiful. The little details don’t matter because we have all we need to celebrate love. I also remind myself that Noelle from Fishtale Photography will make sure I laugh and will also make sure that everyone that gets their picture taken will have a good time. After I think about all of that, I then start to think about how badly I want to put on my dress. My dress is perfect to me, it is an A line, raw silk dress with buttons all the way down the back and a beautiful train. It is has beautiful details on the front that make me feel like a Winter Princess. It is a Mori Lee dress that only The Wedding Shoppe sold when I bought it last January. The staff at The Wedding Shoppe were kind enough to let me come back three times to try the dress on to show different friends, our photographer, Fishtale Photography, and my family friend that is doing the alterations. I had to make sure it was going to be perfect in every way. It feels like I spent more time making sure the dress was perfect than I spent making the decision that my fiancé was the one, I knew that right away. The best part about the dress is that I get to wear it twice. I am originally from Washington State and we will be having a reception there as well after we get back from our honeymoon. People often ask if I will be wearing my dress at that reception and I calmingly say of course while trying not to scream yes and I can’t wait to wear my dress twice! I recently went home to Washington and four of my seven bridesmaids came with me to celebrate two bridal showers and a bachelorette party that my bridesmaids and family from Washington had planned. I don’t know how I got so blessed to have such wonderful bridesmaids and family! I also feel very lucky to have the support and love of all of the wonderful people that attended these events. My mom and I say it takes a village to raise a child and the people that have been invited to the showers and are invited to the wedding are mine & my fiancé’s “village” that shaped us to be the people that we are today. I cannot wait to celebrate love with our villages!
--Jill B., Hastings, MN | 1/21/2011
The Wedding Shoppe by far had the most impressive and current selection of bridesmaids dresses I encountered while searching for a dress my girls would love as much as I did. The staff was extremely helpful through the entire process from determining our wedding “look” to ordering and making sure everyone was sized correctly- even my out of town bridesmaids who weren’t able to be there in person. The dresses even arrived 2 months ahead of schedule! The incredible selection of shoes, handbags, accessories and gifts made The Wedding Shoppe the perfect place to get everything we needed. All of our wedding accessories and attendant gifts were easy to find and the most current styles. Our wedding was beautiful, thanks for your expert assistance!
--Jennifer G., Saint Paul, Minnesota | 10/21/2006