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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Arnaldo's Banquet Center ~ Stephanie + Nicholas 9/21/13




This is one very special couple and Melissa, Rachel and I were so excited to help out with setting up
Stephanie's fabulous creations. Stephanie hired us for Rehearsal and Day-of Coordination knowing
that since she was a very heavy DIY bride that she would need the help of a team to set everything
up at the ceremony and the hall. There was so much that her Dad brought everything in a trailer
for us to set up. It was probably the most setup I have ever done in 14 years at one wedding but my team handled it effortlessly and were done with time to spare!





We started our day at Arnaldo's in Riverview and worked on the setup for almost 3 hours before
heading over the Taylor Conservatory. Before we departed for the ceremony Rob and Nicci from Encore Event Group arrived so they could start working on their magic. They brought their fun photobooth, lighting, drapery and of course the tunes!








Upon arriving to the Conservatory there was a power issue that we worked through. Stephanie's brother brought his DJ equipment but we also had the venue's system for a backup plan. Once I heard of the issue I immediately called Crystal Gardens who manages these weddings at the Conservatory and we got things working. Never a dull moment on a wedding day and we must always be prepared for whatever comes our way. We also received flowers from the florist and we cut several mums down and placed them into vintage bottles to add to the ceremony decor. Everything looked great!



Once the ceremony got started I headed back over to the hall to put finishing touches on things and Melissa and Rachel stayed to supervise the ceremony and seat late guests.



The dinner was a delicious buffet with many selections.  I have done 2 other weddings at this venue and I was quite impressed with the food as I don't ever remember it being as good as it was that night! Everything is homemade and it shows.

I loved watching Stephanie and Nicholas as they danced their first dance. You could feel the love between them and I know they will be happy together forever!




One of my favorite things of the day was when the cutest flower girl ever walked down the aisle carrying a sign that said "Ăśncle Pasta Here Comes Your Girl". I just loved Stella such a cutie! Secondly, seeing Stephanie's Dad walk her down the aisle and then turn around and officiate the nuptials of his daughter was also very special.
















Vendors
Hall-Arnaldo's, Riverview
Ceremony location-Taylor Conservatory
Florist-Romulus Florist and Gifts
Photo and Video- 11-4 Productions
Day-of Coordination-You're The Bride ~ Tracie, Rachel and Melissa
Cake-Cakes by Stephanie
DJ, Lighting and Photobooth-Encore Event Group
Chaircovers and Overlays-Beautiful Beginnings
Transportation-A-1 Limo

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602.

Visit our website at www.yourethebride.com and "LIKE" our facebook page at www.facebook.com/yourethebride


Photo Credit:

11-4 Productions

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deck the Halls with Marriage!


           

Been planning on a Christmas wedding? We have come up with some festive ideas for the winter bride! All of these fun ideas would be perfect for any wedding being planned around Christmas, because let’s face it who doesn’t love this time of the year? We choose the traditional red and green but you can also focus more on Winter Wonderland with blue, white and silver. 

Your guests are sure to appreciate these special touches, especially since it’s that special time of the year! Holly, cranberries, candy canes, pinecones and snow just to name a few what could be better! Check out these ideas courtesy of You’re The Bride!



Congratulations on your engagement!

For more information on planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or 
248-408-4602.

Photo and Information Credits: Pinterest


For help planning your dream wedding day call 248-408-4602 today!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Italian American Banquet Hall Livonia ~ Tania + Dan 9/14/13



What a great day it was for this couple so surrounded by love. Everyone was just so excited for their wedding especially Tania's Mother Maria. I loved working with this family and helping them make everything come together on the long awaited day.




Our Team started at the Italian American Club in Livonia with some setup including table numbers, place cards, favors and overall making sure things were ready for guest arrival.  We then headed over to the church and helped the florist put the pew bows on and get altar arrangements and Tania's unity candle in place.


We did have a few issues to tend to once we were on site. One set of button covers and a pocket square was missing so Rachel and Karoline quickly had the groomsmen share a set since once the jacket is buttoned up and you can't see them anyways. Rachel remembered we had a color swatch in our planning folder so she grabbed that and tucked it into the groomsmen's pocket so he would match as closely as possible and not be without one for the pictures.

When the girls arrived I noticed the limo was not very hot so the driver went and got another limo during the ceremony which was great to keep everyone cool. However, the second limo got a flat tire when they were taking pictures after the ceremony so that definitely put dinner and our timeline for the night behind. We did our best to keep things moving to make up for the limo trouble throwing our schedule off. Once the delicious Italian dinner was served everyone was ready to get on the dancefloor to burn off the calories from the pasta! We can't forget to mention the delectable dessert table at this wedding. Believe me nobody went home hungry!


Tania looked so beautiful and the flowers that she and her girls carried were simply amazing. Her Maid of Honor Candis sang a beautiful song Holy, Holy, Holy during the ceremony which made this event even more memorable with that special touch!

After the ceremony we moved the reception flowers back to the hall where we were able to use
them around the room for additional decor along with the pew bows that were embellished with flowers.

 At the end of the night we packed up two vehicles with floral arrangements, gifts, leftover cake, fruit and desserts! They had a great celebration and we were so happy to be part of it!


One of my favorite moments of the day was the reaction on the guests face when they saw instead of a small typical favor that you receive when you go to a wedding that they actually received a wrapped present. I heard several guests talking about how nice the gift was. Are you wondering what it was ? They gave their guests a beautiful inscribed clock with the names and date of the bride and groom. The other side was a place to put a picture. Maria, Tania's Mom gave me one as a thank you gift  and I just love it !

Thank you for choosing us to share in your special day! Congratulations!


Hall-Italian American Club, Livonia
Ceremony-Calvary Missionary Church, Livonia
Florist-Nature's Treasures
Linens and Chaircovers-provided by hall
Day of Coordination-You're The Bride ~ Tracie, Rachel and Karoline
Photo and Video-Steve Kaufman Photography
Cake-Pastry Palace
Officiant-Pastor Steve Stump
Band-One Man Out
Transportation-Entertainment Express


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602.
 Visit our website at www.yourethebride.com and "LIKE" our facebook page  at www.facebook.com/yourethebride
  
Photo Credit:
Steve Kaufman Photography

Friday, November 22, 2013

Reception Kisses

The other day one of my friends and I were discussing weddings and the different, creative and new aspects that are changing in the wedding world. One of the main traditions that happen at every wedding is when the quests clink their champagne glasses letting the bride and the groom know it is time for a big smooch!

But what if this changed as well. Like I stated before weddings have changed so much over the years. From the first look, having a man of honor in stead of a maid of honor, planting a tree verses having a unity candle and now glass clinking.



You may be asking yourself how could you change this part of a wedding. One great idea popped into my head! What if instead of having the bride and the groom kiss what if they pulled names of couples out of a hat and who ever's name they pulled they had to kiss instead.

Try this on your wedding day! This is a fun way to get your guests involved and to spread the love on your wedding day!






For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602


Photo Credit:
http://newtopwallpapers.com/rain-wallpapers-desktop/
http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/ribboned-glass-champagne-flutes

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Let's Snuggle!



Fall weddings are some of the most beautiful. The changing of the leaves and the smells of pumpkin, maple, and cinnamon fill the air. Speaking of air, sometimes it tends to be a little chilly, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding. So instead of debating on small little favors to give your guests that they will never use again or throw away, why not provide them with a nice fleece blanket to keep warm! Everyone loves a good blanket, even just a throw. Guests will not think to bring a blanket to the ceremony and will be delighted to find you have so graciously thought ahead to provide them with one!
There are so many options to go with. Going with your color scheme is always a great choice. You can also do a fun themed fall blanked that is sure to jazz up and set the mood for your ceremony. I also love the idea of a personalized snuggie! Having them embroidered with unique sayings that your guests will enjoy is sure to add that special touch.
Here are a few websites that provide you with great prices and you can order them in bulk!

1.      Custom embroidered thick fleece blankets:
Order 24+ $7.00 a piece and $5.00 a line of embroiderery. www.crookedbrook.com/custom-embroidered-fleece-blankets.htm

2.      Solid color fleece blankets sold at wholesale
50x60 in blankets $6.50 a piece
 
3.      Great throws at great prices!
12-23      $8.99 each,  24-47 $6.99 each,  48-143 $5.99 each, 144-287  $5.75 each www.northeastfleece.com/throw_blanket.html
 

We hope your wedding is everything you have dreamed off and more! Just don’t forget to keep warm!

Congratulations on your engagement!


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

Photo Credits:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fox Hills Golf Club Plymouth ~ Stephanie+ Kevin 8/10/13

Stephanie and Kevin were unbelievably in love! And everyone at the wedding knew it. Their wedding wasn't just filled with love but it was also filled with University of Michigan. Both Stephanie
and Kevin graduated from University of Michigan, that is where they met. All of the groomsmen had socks representing the school they went too. Out of the bunch, one groomsman received Penn State argyle and one Michigan State the rest were in Maize and Blue including the Groom!   The tables at the reception didn't have table numbers, instead they had table names! All of the names included places Stephanie and Kevin loved in Ann Arbor. One of the most creative idea's the You're The Bride team has seen this season!


The You're The Bride team absolutely fell in love with both Stephanie and Kevin's family! The whole day was full of smiles as soon as we started. You could tell the families were just as excited as we were the day of the wedding.


One of the best moments came before the ceremony when Stephanie and Kevin shared their first look! After seeing this both of the interns of Tracie have decided to have first looks when it's their time to get married. Not only did Stephanie and Kevin share a special moment as tears welled up in their eyes, so did the team as they watched this amazing couple share this moment together.





After all the butterflies disappeared when it was time for the ceremony to start! Everyone got lined up and waited to be escorted down the aisle. Stephanie and her father linked arms as they made their way. 

After the ceremony was over Stephanie and Kevin had a classic car waiting for them outside! This allowed for some great and creative shots for their wedding.



The ceremony went off with a bang! University of Michigan and Ann Arbor was represented all over the hall! Stephanie and Kevin danced the night away, with giant smiles on their faces.


Stephanie and Kevin are a magical couple! We wish you all the happiness in the world!  


 

Vendors

Hotel-             Hilton Garden Inn & Plymouth & Courtyard Marriott in Livonia on 6 Mile
Caterer-             Fox Hills
Florist            MerriCraft Florist (Vicky) 13955 Merriman (at Schoolcraft) Livonia, MI 48154   734-427-1410
Linens            All Dressed Up (Denise Andrews) 734-787-0058 or 734-716-7099     
Photographer-                        Dayna May Photography  734.252.6230

Baker-            Garden City Cake Shoppe, Cherry Hill Rd, Garden City, MI 48135  734-522-3670 also Jill from Just Decadent (friend)
                                     
Planner-                         You’re The Bride, Tracie, Rachel and Karoline (248-408-4602)
Officiant-                         Pastor John Grenfell and Liz –Coordinator at Church
DJ-                                       Rent A DJ
Ceremony Musician-             Organist

Ceremony Venue-             First United Methodist Church-Liz or Carol, Pat Fleming  
Address: 45201 North Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 
Phone: 734-453-5280
Reception Venue-             Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center.734-453-7272.
                                                            8768 North Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 . Alexis  or Rebecca 734-927-1021
               
Transportation-                        Millennium Limousines-Gregg  info@limogiant.com 248-478-3600