Weekend Recap | Tornados, Teenagers, and TV

Wow! What a weekend! While the world didn’t end on Saturday as predicted, it sure as heck came close here in the metro. With tornadoes touching down on Saturday and Sunday it was hard to not to consider the validity of the doomsday theories and made for an interesting wedding story for several couples throughout the metro. I also had the pleasure to saying goodbye to some kids I’ve watched grow up for the last 3 years and got to show off our new mood lighting at the Forever TV red carpet event!

Eagle Ridge Middle School

For the last three years, I’ve had the pleasure to do all of the school dances for Eagle Ridge Middle School in Savage. They’ve been a client of ours for several years and I have a great time with the kids at every dance. It’s an amazing thing for me to see these kids as incoming 7th graders and then see them off to high school a short 3 years later. One kid in particular was one of my favorites. The first dance he ever came to as a middle schooler, he marched right up to me with a pinstripe hat, a pinstripe blazer, and a request for some Michael Jackson. I would oblige saying “If you wear a pinstripe blazer, you can do whatever you want.” He proceeded to do this dance every dance for the next 3 years. Good luck in High School kids!

 

Rapture Receptions

I’m not going to lie, I was getting nervous. I had the pleasure of doing Kimberly and Rhett’s wedding at The Wellstead in Rogers this past Saturday. What started as a rainy Saturday quickly turned into a gorgeous, warm and humid day. Sweat was running down my face as I loaded in and the thought of a storm was the last thing on my mind. But as guest arrival grew nearer, the clouds grew darker. I sat outside with the Wellstead event staff as they armed themselves with umbrellas and awaited the wedding party’s arrival as the rain came down harder and harder and lightning cracked in the distance. As their stretch hummer pulled up, the tornado sirens went off. My first thought was that if rain is good luck, than a tornado has to be fantastic luck! But, after a brief announcement about tornado protocol and a few rapture jokes the show went on as planned and Kim and Rhett danced the night away!

 

Forever TV Red Carpet Event

Party!!! Every once in a while we in the wedding industry like to get all dolled up and enjoy a night out. It was great seeing everyone in his or her sharpest and shiniest for the Forever TV Red Carpet at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Adagio provided the mood lighting for the Endless Bridge and (if I may be so bold) it turned out pretty fantastic! Great tunes, great people, and a great time. Party Hearty Folks!!

Also…..

Rarely do we see devastation right here in our own back yards, but the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis has left several people with the unfortunate task of rebuilding their lives and their community. Want to help? You can! The Minneapolis Foundation in partnership with the United Way is holding a benefit concert for the victims of last Sunday’s tornado. With artists like Soul Asylum, Sounds of Blackness and Robert Robinson among others the “Northside: A Twin Cities Community Benefit” will be held on June 12th at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the residents for the “North Minneapolis Recovery Fund.” AND the United Way has agreed to match every dollar raised at the event up to $200,000 to rebuild the community. For more information go to MinneapolisFoundation.org and help your neighbors get back in their homes!

AND…..

Happy Birthday to Tanner Neubauer!! He hit 19 years of age on 5/21/2011. In honor of this special little guy becoming a man, check out the dance that he and his friends did at their Homecoming Coronation (Tanner is the one on the far right). Good Luck at Madison ya lil freak!

That’s your recap! Cheers!

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