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Kori + Gabe; Rose Garden Gazebo - Winona, MN

As the wedding coordinator with the unique privilege of being intimately involved in their special day, I experienced a whirlwind of emotions on September 30th, 2023. This union was particularly close to my heart - not just in my professional capacity, but because I held the treasured role of Maid of Honor. Kori isn't just a beautiful bride, she's my sister, making this celebration one filled with personal joy and familial love.

Every couple’s wedding is a meaningful chapter in their love story, a surreptitious blend of personal moments and idyllic backdrops. In the heart of Winona, Minnesota, Kori and Gabe chose to script their vows in the timeless elegance of the Rose Garden Gazebo, which echoed the eloquence and durability of their romance.

Kori and Gabe aren’t just a couple; they're an odyssey of love, with each step narrating a story untold. Their adventure began in the heart of Winona, a city that became their cradle and their storyteller.

In an enchanting Q&A, Kori and Gabe allow readers to step into their world, a universe where love is not just a word but an action. From the very first glance exchanged at Lucky's bar — a fateful encounter that almost feels like destiny's quirky charm — to the ceremonial 'I do' that echoed through the elegant corridors of the gardens, every moment bore the imprint of their love.

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Amidst the laughter and soft sighs beneath the Rose Garden Gazebo’s sun-kissed boughs, a tender tribute was woven into the very heart of Kori and Gabe's special day. In a bittersweet melody of memory and celebration, Kori honored her sister—a vibrant soul taken from this world too soon—Kori's beloved nephews, walked her down the aisle. They were the beacons, the young gentlemen donning smiles and suits, who with each step, carried the spirit of their mother alongside Kori. In this act, they did not just give her away, but also bound the past, present, and future in a loving embrace. It was a poignant echo of familial love, a dance of generations and the watchful eyes of those gone but never forgotten.

Question : Tell us about your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception -

Answer : "Everything about the day was beautiful. It was really meaningful for us to have so many people we love in one place and many who traveled far just to be there and celebrate us. The reception was a blast, and the breakfast food (Especially the donuts) were a big hit!"

Question : What personal special touches were added to make the day all about the two of you? -

"We had a first look that was really special and actually gave us some time to talk to each other before we walked down the isle."

Question :What was your most anticipated part of the day?

"The ceremony"

Question : What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?

Answer: "Enjoy your day and don't let the little things get you down. Everything will work out in the end and I promise the guests won't even notice most of the stuff that may not have turned out as planned."

Question : What was the biggest surprise on your wedding day?

Answer: "Things that I thought people were not going to like, they actually loved and complimented us on."

Question : What ended up being your favorite part of the day?

Answer: "Honestly the whole day was amazing, and I enjoyed each part for different reasons."

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Question : Any advice for those couples planning their wedding now?

Answer: "Have the groom help as much as possible in the planning so he knows what will happen day of and won't have anything to say last minute and I know it is easier said than done but try your best not to over stress everything will work out."

Question : How did you each feel at the end of the day?

Answer: "Tired but so happy. we spent way too long talking about our day and how happy we were."

Some words from the couple about their experience working with us :

"The attention to detail that I do not have and able to bring my vision to life and made sure everything was covered"

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Vendor Contributions:

Planning/Design: Kingsley Coordination

Rentals + Linen: AliLou Events

Catering: Riverport Inn

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