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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Michigan League Wedding Review ~ Nania + Aaron

We love planning weddings at The Michigan League. Nania and Aaron were busy with their school and careers and needed some assistance in pulling their big day together so they enlisted in our services. Read about their experience with us. If you are considering the League for your wedding let us know if you need our help. We have 2015 dates available and are now booking for 2016 and 2017. 








For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Reserve Weddings, Birmingham MI



The Reserve is a unique luxury banquet facility in the heart of Birmingham, MI. If you are that stylish bride looking for something that matches your elegant style then look no further. The Reserve has more than 7,000 square feet of special event space and can accommodate up to 300 guests. They also boast access for large staging and displays, state of the art audio/visual capabilities, 65" plasma televisions, and adjustable LED lighting that can create the perfect mood for your wedding reception.

(Ceremony in Tent)

Floor plans

The Reserves has the flexibility to customize their ballroom in a variety of ways that will fit the design of your special day. As they say, the possibilities are endless.  There is a heated outdoor tent that connects to the grand ballroom that is available year-round. It can be used for the ceremony, lounge area, or even an elaborate desert bar. You can view sample floor plans on their website.

Outdoor Tent



Grand Ballroom


Tent Entrance from Ballroom

Culinary Expertise at The Reserve


All of The Reserve's menus have been designed by their sister property, Big Rock Chophouse's award-winning Certified Executive Chef, Matthew Fitchett. The Reserve is under the same ownership as the restaurant and located on the same grounds.


You're The Bride is honored to have planned and coordinated weddings at The Reserve and it is the perfect venue for that unique luxury wedding you have been dreaming of.

For information on having your wedding at The Reserve, please visit their website. http://thereservebirmingham.com/


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Photo Credit: The Reserve, http://thereservebirmingham.com/







Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Garland Resort Wedding Review ~ Bethany + Chris

We love Garland Resort Weddings in Lewiston, MI. We loved helping Bethany and Chris plan their wedding. They needed our help because of busy schedules. We would love to help you if your 
getting married at this fabulous Northern Michigan wedding venue. 






For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Monday, April 20, 2015

April Bride of The Month ~ KayLyn



Our April Bride of the Month is KayLyn!

KayLyn and her fiance Jeffrey met in September 2009 at a costume birthday party in Ypsilanti, MI. They starting dating shorty after and in May 2012 they moved to Washington. They got engaged in January 2014 on the coast of Washington. Jeff works as a project manager fro a commercial construction company and KayLyn is a hairstylist. 


The Wedding

KayLyn and Jeff are tying the knot on June 20, 2015 in St. Clair, MI. They are driving from Washington to Michigan for their nuptials so their dog Bodhi can be there for the wedding (aww!). KayLyn describes the wedding as whimsical and it is to be held in the backyard of her parents house. Their wedding party consists of 5 people on each side. KayLyn will have both of her sisters as Maids of Honor and three bridesmaids. They will also be including Bodhi in the wedding! Their wedding colors are shades of burgundy, green, gold, and neutrals. This whimsical backyard wedding will have about 150 guests in attendance. After the wedding they plan on taking a road trip through Canada on their way back home to Washington. 


Congratulations KayLyn and Jeff! YTB is thrilled to be a part of your special day and we are looking forward to making your whimsical wedding dreams a reality!

Photo Credit: Justine Castle Photography


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Freedom Hill Banquet & Event Center, Sterling Heights, MI


YTB recently had the pleasure to attend an open house at the newly renovated Freedom Hill Banquent & Event Center. Let me tell you about this hidden gem that is nestled right in the heart of Sterling Heights, MI. You may be familiar with the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, which just so happens to be on the same grounds as the banquet center so you can't miss it!

The Freedom Hill Banquet & Event Center consists of a spacious banquet room that can accommodate parties of 10-250 guests. They are catered by the always delicious Andiamo, whose reputation for impeccable cuisine speaks for itself. I got to sample some tasty pastries and they did not disappoint. Not to be outdone by the food, the hall is spectacular. Just take a look at the photos below. I would describe the feel of the space to be a little rustic. The walls are exposed brick with a neutral color pallet and the "sputnik" light fixtures give the room a unique eye-catching element. The room also features a 30ft grand bar with a gorgeous stone back splash. The tables are custom made 66"in. round table tops that can fit up to 10 guests comfortably.





While the banquet room is the perfect space for your reception, the outdoor stone patio and gazebo is the perfect space for you to say I DO. The gazebo is spacious and chairs for the ceremony are available and can be arranged through the event staff. The patio is definitely large and the photos do not do the space justice. 



If you choose to have your wedding or special event at The Freedom Hill Banquet & Event Center you get full use of the facility, which includes both a bridal suite and a groom suite. These rooms blew me away. They are very large, which is very hard to find at banquet halls anymore.These rooms are perfect for "getting ready". They have outlets scattered throughout the rooms so you can plug in blow dryers, flat irons, hair curlers, and of course, all your phones! Make up and hair teams are also welcome for on-site services. The rooms come standard with the furnishings in the photos and also include flat screen televisions. 


Additional information:
dedicated parking area
events are held year round
baby changing stations in both restrooms
AV & Comcast cable/internet capability
Coat Check
...and so much more!

 Event Manager, Faye Willis gave the tour and she was so friendly and helpful. Call her today to inquire about your upcoming nuptials or other special event and don't forget to tell them that YTB sent you! We would love to help you plan your wedding at The Freedom Hill Banquet & Event Center.

For pricing, menus, and any other questions you may have, please visit their website: http://freedomhill.net/banquet/

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

March Bride of The Month ~ Laura



Our newest bride of the month is Laura and her fiance Ronnie!

The Beginning

Laura and Ronnie met in 2009 through a mutual friend at a bar called Harvey's on the Mall in Downtown Kalamazoo. They often ran into each other around town and Laura frequented a bar at which Ronnie was a bartender. One night at a bar Laura heard Ronnie talking about his love for golf and she told Ronnie a little white lie-that she loved to golf and did it all the time-in the hopes that he ask her out on their first date and they'd go golfing. Well, she got her wish as their first date was at an "awful" golf course and it wasn't long before Ronnie knew she wasn't as adept at golf as she led on. They shared their first kiss on the 7th hole and Laura describes this laid back and fun day as the best first date. They spent the summer of 2010 hanging out and Ronnie had aspirations of moving to Chicago while Laura was enjoying being young and carefree.

Though Ronnie moved to Chicago, they remained friends. City life was so expensive that Ronnie ended up moving back home and wanted to see Laura again. He got a hold of her in November 2011 and they started hanging out more and more. They both knew that this time it felt different than it had in the past and by March 2012 they were an official couple.

Ronnie is currently working in Lansing as a legislative aide for Representative Tom Barrett. He was Tom's campaign manager in the summer of 2014.
Laura is having fun working at a company in Allegan called Ropes and Courses as an accounting manager.


The Proposal

From Laura: "So Ronnie and I have always been obsessed with Seinfeld- we even have a trivia board game. We would always celebrate Festivus on December 23. We had our regular date night scheduled for December 23, 2013 at a restaurant called Epid Bistro in Downtown Kalamazoo. We shared a lovely meal and decided to take a stroll around Bronson Park to check out the Christmas lights and decorations. It was freezing but the snow was beautifully falling. They have an amphitheater in the middle of the park and that's where Ronnie proposed! We returned to our original meeting place, Harvey's, to have a celebration cocktail! We were able to celebrate all through Christmas!!"

Wedding Details

Laura describes their wedding as having an elegant, feminine, and romantic feel with a little bit of flair. It will be held on May 23, 2015 at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. The colors are blush, ivory, and gold. To add to this grand affair they are having 16 people in their wedding party!

Laura and Ronnie are starting their marriage with a romantic honeymoon in gorgeous Greece. They will be staying in Santorini for 7 nights and in Athens for 3 nights.


Congratulations Laura and Ronnie! YTB is excited to be a part of your special day and we are looking forward to making your dream wedding a beautiful reality.

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It’s Your Wedding- MAKE it UP


You want to look your absolute best on the day of your wedding. Not only is the spotlight on you the whole day, but also thousands of pictures will be taken and looked back on for years to come! Don’t look back at them saying, “I wish.” Here a few tips on looking your absolute best on your special day:

1.     Trial runs!! Whether you are doing your own makeup, or getting it done, practice a few times with the exact products you will be using the day of your wedding. Like they say, practice makes perfect!

2.     Natural vs. Fake: Many brides don’t apply very much makeup because they are going for more of a natural look. I promise you a little more makeup than you think will go along way, even if you want that natural look!

3.     Don’t skimp on cover-up. The finish of your skin is one of the most important focal points in your wedding album. You want your face to look flawless. Make sure you are applying evenly more cover-up to your skin than normal.

4.     Apply more blush than you think you should! A little more blush can go along way! You need that color in your cheeks to really emphasize your look. With that extra color on your face, you will pop out more walking down the aisle and in all your wedding pictures!


5.     Lipstick is a must! More is better! Go a shade or two darker than you would normally wear. This is a must for your appearance and for your pictures. If you think there is too much lipstick on when you look in the mirror, that means it probably looks awesome to guests, and it will look awesome in pictures.

6.     Water proof/ Cry proof makeup. We all know the day of your wedding can get a bit emotional. You don’t want your make up to be running off your face! Make sure your eye makeup is melt and smudge proof! Makeup is one thing not to cheat out on for the day of your wedding!

7.     Don’t forget to bring with you touch up makeup. Whatever you used earlier that day carry close with you, in case you need to reapply. Most likely you will want to reapply anyway!





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