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Monday, January 30, 2012

You're The Bride Now Seeking 2012 Wedding Interns


You're The Bride is seeking motivated, reliable and detailed individuals for 2012 internship. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and have a computer as assignments will be e-mailed to you. Previous event planning experience a plus but not necessary. Candidates must be able to take direction but also be able to think quickly on their feet as situations may arise that need to be solved with ease. Must have your own reliable transportation and driving knowledge of the Metro-Detroit area is helpful.

This is an UNPAID position; however, an intern who successfully completes the internship may be hired on a part-time basis to assist at future events. You will receive real experience in the world of wedding planning and this alone is very valuable if you are looking to break into the industry.

This internship may involve pre-event preparation, cold calling using bridal lead lists, researching ideas and writing posts for the YTB blog, assembling favors/invitations, assisting in wedding ceremony rehearsal, on-site coordination/set-up for ceremony and reception. Other projects as needed.

Must be available on weekends as needed. May be required to attend some weekday and weeknight functions as well relating to networking, consults, vendor meetings, etc. We can be flexible with the right candidate depending on your schedule. Must be at least 18 please. This internship is June-December 2012. If you can not handle long hours on wedding days (typically 12 hours plus) or honor a six month contractual commitment please do NOT apply.

If this opportunity sounds like it would be a perfect fit for you then please send a cover letter explaining why you would like to be part of our team and why we should choose you!  Send both cover letter and resume to tracie@yourethebride.com. You may visit our website, facebook or twitter to learn more about the company. Can't wait to hear from you! We will start conducting interviews in April or possibly before.

Web~ www.yourethebride.com
Facebook~ www.facebook.com/yourethebride
Twitter~ @yourethebride

Deadline: 3/9/12

Wedding Wire Press Release


{LivoniaMI} – January 30, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce You're The Bride has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, You're The Bride was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

You're The Bride is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate You're The Bride for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that You're The Bride is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/youre-the-bride-livonia/7a7713395b0c5c95.html.

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MGM Grand Hotel Detroit Wedding: Billie + Ryan 11/26/11



Billie was referred to You're The Bride by Ronald Ponkey Photography and it was a nice surprise as it was a great wedding to end the season with. She expressed needing some help on the day of and prior so Ron referred her. She hired us for Day-of Coordination. We took care of setting up all of her guest tables with the favors and candy, setting up her place cards, pinning on all the bouts and corsages, setting up and organizing the ceremony and more! Billie didn't have to worry about a thing she was able to relax and just enjoy her day and be the bride!

For a smaller wedding of just 67 guests she had a blast burning up the dance floor !!!

She and Ryan got married on-site with Rev. Phillip Rogers officiating. She had the MGM do a little drapery behind them to create a more appealing backdrop them just a plain conference room wall. She also had the ballroom piped and draped as well and it looked great!




I love this picture of Billie and her family....She has the most adorable kids...one of the little boys (pictured front left) belongs to her Maid of Honor but he is a cutie too!!

Yep it is LEGAL now!











I had a blast with Ron and Debbie while we took the couple down to the Club and around the hotel for some additional pictures. Of course everyone loves a bride and groom and people were congratulating them as we managed to get through the crowd!

Thank you for using our services. You had a wonderful celebration and we were so happy to be a part of it!

Venue-MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Officiant-Rev. Phillip Rogers
Photography-Ronald Ponkey Photography
Florist-Sylvia's Florist
Linens and Chaircovers-MGM Grand
Cake-MGM Grand
Candy Buffet-MGM Grand
DJ-Remix Productions
Day-of Coordination-You're The Bride
Hair and Makeup- Salon Stewart



Monday, January 2, 2012

Cherry Creek Golf Club ~ Adrianne + Brandon 11/12/11

I am excited to share this post with you. I was a guest at a fabulous wedding on November 12, 2011 at the beautiful Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township. Adrianne and Brandon had an amazing wedding! I really enjoyed myself being able to relax and enjoy their festivities instead of running around taking care of everything like I do on a normal work day at a client wedding. They are truly the sweetest couple and I can tell they have a wonderful and respectful relationship with each other.

They had a photo booth from Shutterbooth, an amazing dessert table, late night carnival food, a coffee cart, and some delicious signature drinks!

3rd Street Films captured the day on video.   Here are some pictures taken by my friends at Arising Images.





During the ceremony they put wine and love letters to each other in this box
and it will not be re-opened until their 10th wedding anniversary.
 I LOVED this idea and will be borrowing it for my clients :)

This was the most amazing and LONG Photo Table I have ever seen! I loved it and all of the beautiful
 crystals and unique candle holders the table was embellished with. Of course my favorite
wedding picture was the one of my cousin Ellen and her husband Marty.

The place settings and centerpieces were beautiful. I loved all other the soft
candlelight and it made the room glow! 

The Grand Entrance!! They were sooo excited to greet their guests!
 I loved Brandon's top hat. 

The bride and groom absolutely love Mickey and Minnie and even honeymooned
 at Disney World! How could they not ? 

The Band Intrigue was amazing and the dance floor was always packed!
What a party! I had a great time dancing with all the cousin's! 

If you feel so inclined I would love if you would take a minute and vote for
this photo as they are in a contest that their photographer is having. I would
love to see them win! Here is the link to vote you just have to "like" their picture.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=339735879387991&set=a.339734049388174.95321.237831239578456&type=3&theater


Good luck with the contest and enjoy your marriage!

Love, Tracie  P.S. Brandon I might need a intern this season! LOL