Archive for June, 2010

fab.weddings: Kristen + Matt | Minneapolis, MN pt. I

June 29th, 2010

A wordy little intro…

[ I give up on trying post weddings in chronological order.  I had this weird thing about posting in the order that I've done them, but that's just silly when I have posts ready to go for months.  Hopefully this will help to appear like less of a slacker.  I LOVE photographers that share their photos with me and Olive Juice Studios sent me the sweestest package after I worked with them on Kristen and Matt's wedding.  I have way too many GREAT pics to chose from so we'll do a part I, II, and III!  Without further ado, and just a few days late for their 1 year anniversary... Kristen + Matt! ]

Kristen and I quickly bonded when she booked me to coordinate their 6.27.09 wedding at McNamara Alumni Center.  We had a lot in common being Gophers, loving science, and even sharing a love for pharmacy  and working for the big M.  On top of that, we had mutual acquaintances like Michael – my BFF’s brother being one of their groomsmen.  After all that chatter, we got down to business as Kristen was planning she and Matt’s wedding while she cruised through an 3 year PharmD program in Arizona (and landing herself a prestigious PharmD residency at Mayo) and Matt stayed in the Twin Cities to work.  Both Kristen and Matt are incredibly creative and you have to give Matt props for his design work on their monogram and stationery.  I was so excited to work with their killer vendors and put their photographs and flowers at the top of my fave list for 2009.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be with you that day, Kristen and Matt.  Can you believe it’s been a YEAR already?!  Happy Anniversary!







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The Vendor List
Photographer:  Olive Juice Studios
Coordination: event design
Hair + Makeup:  Smart and Chic Bride

coordination, fab.clients, fab.weddings, the Marrieds

fab.weddings: Kristen + Phil | Golden Valley, MN

June 22nd, 2010

You might recognize a couple beautiful faces in these pictures from Barclay Horner – they’re Kristen and Angie of Deckci Decor (that’s pronounced Deck-Ci) – ok, and Phil too!  I had the pleasure of coordinating Kristen and Phil’s wedding last May 22nd at the Golden Valley Country Club.  I have to thank Kristen for solidifying my obsession with the black, white, and yellow color combination.  Kristen designed a beautiful room that used a bold color scheme, but at the same time it didn’t overpower the elegance of the country club.  Phil and Kristen were awesome to work with – and can you say hot couple?!   I am so happy that they welcomed their first child – a baby boy – this spring!  Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you on your wedding and for sitting me with your hilarious friends at the reception!

BarclayHornerKristenPhileAs always, Barclay Horner did an excellent job on the pictures.  Check out more pictures from their wedding on Barclay Horner’s photography blog


Isn’t she a stunner?!




About Decki Decor:  Kristen and Angie’s company is a linen and decor rental company.  They’ve got everything from chair covers and table runners to ceiling draping (as you can see here) and wedding coordinating.  I’ve gotten to work with both of these ladies on several occasions and highly recommend them for their competitive pricing and also because I’m so proud of them for taking their business to the successful height that it’s at now.  They’re focused professionals and I know I can count on them… Check them out!





The Vendor List:

Ceremony + Reception:  Golden Valley Golf and Country Club

Photographer:  Barclay Horner

Videography:  Erica Huls

Hair + Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride

Coordination: event design

Florals:  Sadie’s Floral

Decor:  Deckci Decor

Photobooth:  The Traveling Photobooth

Cake:  Buttercream

DJ:  Instant Request

coordination, fab.clients, fab.vendors, fab.weddings, the Marrieds

fab.stuff: eye candy

June 11th, 2010

FabyoulousSpencerCombsHDI’m totally biased, but I l.o.v.e. my sister’s wedding photographs.

It’s ridiculously fun to plan for someone who has similar taste.

Can’t recommend Spencer Combs Photography enough.   Seriously.

His work is unique to each couple but equally incredible for each wedding.

Happy weekend-ing!, fab.weddings, grand.planning

All Because Two People Fell In Love…

June 7th, 2010

These are my parents on June 7, 1980…


A LOT has happened in the last 30 years for them.  In between those 30 years is 23 years in their current home, 3 dogs, 4 kids (3 of their own and they adopted me) in 2.5 years (my younger siblings are ‘Irish Twins’)!  That’s FOUR kids… to help with homework, all in braces at the same time, practicing 4 different band instruments after school, 4 different sets of interests between dance, soccer, football, baseball, and band.  Four kids going to formal dances, within two years of graduating in high school (two in ’00, one in ’01 and the last in ’02), getting our licenses and driving, in college at the same time (three of us graduated college in the same weekend!).  In the 29 years of having kids there have been hundreds of hours of kids on tape, hundreds of curlers and ratted pony tails for dance, hundreds of claps and cheers and for trombones and football plays and finish lines crossed.  There has never been a dull moment in the Fischer house!

They put off second honeymoons and campers, drove cars until they could drive no more, spent hours cheering us on, and worked their butts off to let us dance and play sports and play instruments.  The lessons of their hardwork and team work were not lost on us kids.  Each of us appreciates deeply the sacrifice and time our parents put into allowing us to be kids and to partake in activities that are still a big part of who we are today.  Dad shared equal girly duties (hair curlers and dance competitions) as Mom did boy duties (track meets, band shows, and football games).  They were always present, always participating, and that is something I know we will all share with our families someday.

Another thing that is not lost on us is that our parents still LOVE each other and that they are a TEAM.   They didn’t just go through the madness of raising 4 kids (because that’s not enough, right?), their marriage survived two different bouts of cancer for my dad, the personal strain and burden of owning a family business, losses of parents and dear loved ones, the typical highs and lows of extended family and finances.  Marriage isn’t easy – you have to work at it every day.  But when you decide that you are going to love each other and be a team through the thick and the thin, the good, the bad, and the worst – and you mean it – you can make it.  And they have.  I am so appreciative to the wonderful example they have set for us – we know it’s an ever changing dynamic, but they make the work look like it can be fun and most certainly worth it.


photo credit:  Zeidler Photography

Congratulations, Mom and Dad on your 30th Anniversary!!!  Here is to another 30 – this time with hopefully more relaxation! We love you!