Rodolfo Olvera-Anzurez and Ashley Jacinta Bengtson's Wedding


We got married at Cleary Lake Pavilion on July 16th 2010. We took advantage of the great scenery on site and had an outdoor ceremony then made use of the pavilion and buildings for reception. The staff at Cleary Lake was more than helpful and there were no disturbances which I found surprising as this is a public park. We had more than enough picnic tables for seating, indoors and outside pavilion. There is a grill , a refridgerator, sink and tons and tons of counter space! There is also a pretty amazing fireplace in the middle of the pavilion which makes for a great focus point in the room. The only downside to our special day , was it was 100* and there is NO AIR CONDITIONING available...anywhere! Please take this into consideration while planning as I did not and several guests had to leave early as they were unable to withstand the high temperatures. All in all - I recommend Cleary Lake Pavilion as a great location to get married!

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Patty's Place
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Patty is such an artist! She can do just about anything you are looking for in a cake and she has lots of experience!

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Beau Coup
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Great selection of stuff ! If you are getting married outside in the middle of summer- please check out their options for hand fans! The guest loved them and they make great keepsakes. Shipping was minimal- I have zero complaints about this vendor. If you are considering shopping for your needs online- please do so , you will save a ton of $$$ and there's so many more options!

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Sound-Off DJ Services
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Not a large selection of music available if not requested prior to event

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Tux Room
Savage, MN

Great , prompt service! Many options to choose from!

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Tammy Miller Photography
Prior Lake, MN

Excellent! Lots and LOTS of great shots!

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Tigli Spa & Tan
Lakeville, MN
Wedding Day Beauty

Went there 3 days prior to wedding day ! Had airbrush tan done and it turned out GREAT ! I cannot imagine my wedding day without this! Skin did not turn any strange color! It looked completely natural! Several guests even commented on how great my skin looked! Only downside is I had an outdoor wedding in middle of July (100*) so under my arms and back of my legs were sweating and the tan actually came off on my dress. This was to be expected though. Overall - I highly recommend the airbrush tan from Tigli as it looks great and even better if maintained= )

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Rubenesque Bridal
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Wedding Fashion

1st and only place I went for a dress! Ended up buying the 1st dress I tried on too ! Staff is really helpful and knowledgable! All the dresses are 14+ and up so no need to look elsewhere! I highly recommend this shop!

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Dollar Tree
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Several decorations to choose from! Mostly all white and silver or white and gold in color which worked out to our advantage

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Prior Lake, MN
Ceremony Sites

Beautiful ceremony! Great view of lake and all nature! Lots of areas to choose from around the Pavilion. Only thing is according to park rules and regulations, you are not able to bring any chairs, tables, ect. This forces you to make use of the picnic tables provided by the park which was fine for us, but if you are looking for something more elegant than this may be an issue


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