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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Garden Theater Detroit ~ Maria + Humberto 6/16/17


On Friday June 16th, 2017 Maria and Humberto tied the knot at The Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan. You're The Bride was hired for rehearsal and day of management. Our team did a great job of setting up decorations, centerpieces, and overseeing the many details throughout the evening. 






The Garden Theater was not only the location for the ceremony but the reception as well. As soon as the ceremony was over we assisted Andiamo's in an hour room flip.







Everyone was impressed with the creative graffiti guest book.


The Torres wedding was the perfect blend of Polish, Italian, and Mexican, just like the happy couple. The Cristal Mariachi band played as Maria and Humberto walked down the aisle as well as during cocktail hour. Guests participated in the traditional Polish breaking of the bread ceremony and attempted a swing at the piñata. Dinner was served buffet style with three stations from each country. Tacos! Meatballs! Pierogis! Oh my!






Of course Sparty and Purdue Pete were there to try and steal a dance with the bride!


Congratulations Maria and Humberto! Thank you for letting us take part in your special day!


Vendors:

Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride  http://www.yourethebride.com/
Venue: The Garden Theater  http://www.thegardentheaterdetroit.com/
Hair and makeup: La moda Salon  http://www.aretee-michigan-spa.com/
Flowers: Lisa Hanson and Gerych's  http://gerychsflowers.com/
Bakery: El Barzon  http://elbarzonrestaurant.com/
Photographer: Jeffrey Lewis Bennett Photography  http://www.jlbwedding.com/
Videographer: Two Penny Productions  http://www.twopennyproductions.com/
Flipbooks: Flip n’ sweet  http://www.flipnsweet.com/
DJ: Mary Ann Ross  http://www.maprodj.com/
Transportation: Lavda’s Limo  http://www.lavdas.com/Lavdaslimo.html
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Cristal  richvidrio@comcast.net 



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Make The Bride Proud: 5 Things To Remember When Planning A Stress-free Bachelorette Party


So you've been assigned the job of planning the bachelorette party for the bride and her girlfriends! - Congrats! That's a big responsibility. These are the memorable moments of spending time with your best friend before they start married life.
This is an exciting time, but it can also be very stressful because you want to make everything perfect for the bride to be.
If you need a helping hand, here are the top 5 things to remember.

1. Speak to the bride
Ask her what she wants! - It's really that simple. Don’t fry your brain trying to come up with something without knowing if she will actually like it or not. If you want her to have the time of her life - find out what she expects.
Ask is she has any restrictions, or anything that she would really like to do. Also find out if she had a date in mind, as this can determine your location, along with who she wanted there. - You’d hate to end up inviting her new enemy along!
Now you have all the important information, respect what she has told you. - It's her party remember - no one else's.

2. Choose a theme
You should come up with a theme for the party, even if it's something as simple as choosing the bride's favorite colors. This will just make it a whole lot easier when buying costumes, decorations and also planning any activities. This will save you from trying to come up with a whole idea from scratch. Instead, you have the basic guidelines to follow when shopping for all the bits and pieces.

3. Create a countdown
Come up with a checklist that you can cross off as you get things done. This will keep you a lot more organized, and being able to visually see yourself make a line through the tasks will play a big role in keeping your stress levels down - which is very important! Some people overlook the stress that bridemaids have when planning a bachelorette party, but if you're having trouble, it's okay to ask for help.

4. Make the reservations
Whatever you plan on doing, whether that be a fancy dinner, a night out clubbing or even to watch Hunks The Show (hubba hubba) - make sure to mention you are booking for a bachelorette party, (and do it well in advance) as many places offer special packages or even VIP treatment. And if you're gonna do it - go all out and get the best.

5. Collect the money
Don't think that you're supposed to pay for this bachelorette party all by yourself - because you're not. All the girls (besides the bride) are supposed to chip in all together so it's fair.
So when planning everything, any purchase that you make - write it down, and even store all the receipts in an envelope. That way when everything is sorted, you can invite the ladies round and show them everything you've had to spend, and then divide it up between you all equally.

As long as you plan everything out properly, there is no reason it shouldn't be a fun experience.

You should be honored that the bride chose you - she obviously trusts you a whole lot.


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Want to Avoid Logistical Headaches on the Big Day? Here's How

There are so many logistical issues and organizational decisions that need to be made when you are planning your wedding. If you want to avoid these going wrong and resulting in wedding day headaches, you need to give some thought to the following things.

Don’t Leave Planning Until the Last Minute

This is the first thing that’s important to point out. If you are going to leave everything until the last minute, then it’s almost certain that you will miss something out or do something that will later cause you problems. Instead, you need to plan early. But that doesn’t mean that absolutely everything needs to be done early on. In fact, it can often be better if you things like sending out invitations until a little later. People can forget they’ve made that commitment if you send them too early and ask for a quick response.

Have a Plan for Getting People to Where They Need to Be

You need to have a clear plan in place for how you are going to make sure that everyone gets to where you want and need them to be on the day of the wedding. If you can’t make this happen, the day will be more likely to end in chaos, which is not what you need at all. If you are organizing a wedding that is going to be taking place somewhere unusual that’s difficult to get to, you could  hire yourself a limo bus. These can fit lots of people on, and they can help you to make sure that no one gets lost or doesn’t get to where you need them.

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Delegate and Accept Help

Many people who organize their own weddings tend to want to do everything themselves. In a way, this is pretty understandable. You want to be in charge of what happens, and you want to be the master of your own destiny. However, you need to delegate to those around you. And you also need to accept help from those around you who want to help you out. There is not much that can be achieved by rejecting the help of others and thinking that you can do everything alone because that’s never usually the case.

Don’t Hire Friends Where Pros Are Needed

There is always a temptation to hire friends when you need something relating to your wedding to be taken care of on the cheap. But if you allow your friends to do the jobs that are best left to the professionals, then you are opening yourself up to all kinds of problems that you don’t need to make. It’s one of those things that lots of people forget about. But you could later find that you have a huge blunder blunder on your hands. That’s not what you want, so if the job is specialised in some way, hire someone with the right skills to handle it.

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Everyone wants to their wedding day to go exactly according to plan. There’s nothing at all strange about that. However, it will only happen if you keep the things discussed above in mind.




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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marriage Proposal Ideas




You may have purchased the ring, but have you thought about where you’ll get down on one knee?

A marriage proposal is a life-changing milestone in any relationship. An intimate moment the two of you will share and one that will turn into a story you’ll tell for years to come. Whether you’ve purchased the ring already or not, you know that planning a proposal is an exciting yet nerve wracking time. You’ll want this moment to be memorable. So, how can you make it yours?

To help you find inspiration, ProFlowers put together a generator featuring some of the best wedding proposals. Browse through the collection below to find a style fitting for the two of you:



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How To Properly Submerge Flower Centerpieces

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Not all DIY decorations are as simple as one, two, three. As you may know from attempting something you pinned on Pinterest or shared on Facebook, your projects don’t usually turn out like that perfect image you were expecting. The most common decorations brides like to create on their own are centerpieces. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, yet elegant, look try submerging flowers in a vase. This sounds simple right? Don’t be fooled, some brides fail to realize the detailed direction that goes into pulling this off. Here are some tips to help you create your own submerged flower centerpieces.

Your first step is to go to a dollar store and purchase tall cylinder vases. Then find marbles or glass beads that can sit at the bottom of the vase creating a more elegant look. You may want to consider what flowers to use before purchasing a vase so you can find vases with a decent height. Great flowers for submerging in water are Roses, Orchids, Spider Mums, and Gerbera Daisies. You may have to trim the stem an inch or two so it is completely submerged.

The hardest part is getting the flower to stay in the vase after pouring water into it. If it isn’t sturdy the flower will quickly float to the top. A trick to getting the flower to stay in place is to use a fish weight (sinker). You can find sinkers almost anywhere from $2-$10 a bag depending on the quantity.


--> Use floral wire to tie the fish weights to the flower and hide the weight under the marbles. Once everything is placed where you want, gently pour the water to fill the vase. I would recommend putting most of the centerpieces together the night before, and only pour just enough water to keep the flower alive. Then, have your friend or wedding coordinator pour the rest of the water the morning of your big day. Adding floating candles to the top can help make this DIY project look more professional and add to your elegant feel. 


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