meet bluebelle

it’s all in the family

Here at the bluebelle it became the lusby family passion to create memorable & unique events for the bemidji area. This is how it all started…

Growing up we always knew Mom had big dreams to own a business.

She instilled in us at a very young age to work hard and follow our dreams, no matter how big, scary or far-fetched they could be. She was and still is our biggest cheerleader, putting her dreams aside to let us live out ours. Throughout our childhood there were many opportunities that came and went, with her family always taking number one priority.

Mom has always been “the hostess with the mostest”. She loves to bring people together and celebrate every event in life, no matter how big or small. Her creativity and love for us shined through the planning of our many birthday parties. Seriously, they were amazing.

Her creative party planning is paralleled with her compassionate and caring soul. Our holidays were sometimes shared with those we didn’t know well, but knew they needed a family to join, which made each holiday special to us in a unique way. She passed her love for events and sharing in people’s joy to us, her daughters. So much in fact that Jaimee followed her dreams and became a wedding and event coordinator.

In 2016 Jessa got engaged and our family began the epic hunt for the perfect wedding venue. We found little to choose from in the town we love the most, our hometown of Bemidji, MN.

Then, the spark ignited.

What if we could do the impossible…own a family business, share our love for event planning with those around us, and create amazing celebrations for our community….?

Here.
We.
Go.

You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well, it takes a family to start a business. All seven of us have put time, energy and research into making this dream a reality. This amazing journey has given us the opportunity to discover more about ourselves, the event planning industry and our beloved community; and we are just getting started.

Being able to work together as a family and watch our mom, the most deserving woman in the world, finally get to see her dream come to life has been truly rewarding. We feel blessed to be able to share our dream with all of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

So welcome to The Bluebelle, our Mama’s dream come true.

– Jaimee & Jessa

Tracie Lusby

Owner • Event Coordinator

-Ah-mazing cook.

-Great at improvising – nothing rattles her, seriously!

-Our family glue, she holds us all together!

Jaimee Labernik

Event Coordinator

-Is an absolutely amazing wedding coordinator and visionary!

-Great with people, bad with technology.

-Certified Zumba instructor!

Jaimee Labernik

Event Coordinator

-Is an absolutely amazing wedding coordinator and visionary!

-Great with people, bad with technology.

-Certified Zumba instructor!

Cody Labernik

Operations Manager

-Eats a carton of eggs a day. Literally.

-Dedicated and hardworking.

-Fitness Guru/Personal Trainer and the family’s biggest motivator!

Mark Lusby

Owner

-A logical thinker.

-LOVES music and movies.

-Hard exterior but is a big teddy bear on the inside!

Josh Lusby

Operations Crew

-Loves anything competitive, from fantasy football to backyard baseball!

-Has a huge loving heart!

-Does not want his name or picture anywhere on this website.

Jessa Solheim

Marketing Director

-Constantly coming up with creative thoughts and ideas!

-Sassy personality.

-Has a lead foot… lives for speed!

Jessa Solheim

Marketing Director

-Constantly coming up with creative thoughts and ideas!

-Sassy personality.

-Has a lead foot… lives for speed!

Josh Lusby

Operations Crew

-Loves anything competitive, from fantasy football to backyard baseball!

-Has a huge loving heart!

-Does not want his name or picture anywhere on this website.

Zach solheim

Operations Crew

-Electrical engineer by day, house project husband by night!

-Currently obsessed with making his own pizza from scratch start to finish.

-Loves playing racquetball!

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