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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Boulder Pointe Golf Club Oxford ~ Andrea + Leon 9/15/12

It truly was a day to remember at the Boulder Pointe Golf Club on September 15, 2012. Everyone gathered at the gazebo to witness the joining of two families and more importantly the joining of Andrea Zuzga and Leon Hendrix. 

            With a unique theme in mind the couple knew they were going to need some help. The couple hired You’re The Bride to handle coordination and they were well on their way to planning a Willy Wonka Whimsical inspired wedding. Their color scheme was a royal purple and white with a hint of orange. Tracie, Sam, and I arrived at Boulder Pointe to greet the bridesmaids, mother and bride getting ready for the big day. With a wedding this detailed there sure was a lot to do before the vows! Tracie was very busy coordinating the set-up of the reception hall with Boulder Pointe, Affordable Elegance, Parsonage Flowers, and Encore Events. While Sam and I were pulling together the details of the ceremony area (gazebo) and tending to the brides and bridesmaids needs, which included hemming, fixing, and cleaning! Not to mention one of the flower girls getting sick and the other trying to get to the petals in her dress. However there were no worries thanks to our team. We also worked with the harpist and officiant to make sure the ceremony would go as smooth as possible. 

As soon as the bridal party finished their individual pictures with A Thousand Words Photography, we lined up the party to walk down the aisle. It began with Leon escorting both mothers down the aisle and to their seats, Leon must have been so excited because he accidentally started to walk back down the aisle towards the bridal party instead of staying up at the gazebo, but like a good sport he laughed it off and made his way to the front ready to receive his bride. The bridal party followed and then came Andrea. She wore a gorgeous sweetheart strapless A-line that fit her like a glove. Andrea was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather, Arthur Zuzga, who with a kiss gave her away to her beloved. There were two special parts of the ceremony. First was when groomsmen Bilal Kurdie sang the couple a touching song and the other was when the couple recited the vows they had written for each other, of course there were tears of joy and love in the eyes of many guests, including myself!

After the ceremony the guests gathered on the Boulder Pointe Veranda for cocktail hour while the bridal party took pictures on the golf course. Then the guests headed into the Boulder Pointe Ballroom for the reception. The linens and chair covers were supplied by Affordable Elegance, lighting and photobooth by Encore Event Group, and the decorations and candy room by Parsonage Events. 


After the grand entrance of the bridal party the best man and maid of honor gave their speeches and then it was time for dinner. A fabulous buffet was provided by Boulder Pointe. It included Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, Tilapia, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad, and much more! The bride and groom then cut their very special cake, and then it was time for the big surprise, The Candy Room. This was the most exciting and awaited part of the night, especially for the kids. Over 40 types of sweets were included in the candy room decorated by, The Parsonage Events. 


The bride and groom absolutely loved the way it had turned out, they took pictures and sampled the sweets as the bells rang for the grand opening. The guests selected their sweets to the song “Pure Imagination” from the Willy Wonka movie and the reception went on. All ceremonial dances were done including the couples’ first dance and then everyone joined in on the fun. The evening ended with a hilarious guestbook created by the guests using the photobooth pictures.



It was an honor to help Andrea and Leon create their unique wedding and we thank them for using our services. We absolutely love them and wish them all the happiness in the world, they are truly a one of a kind couple. 

For help planning your perfect wedding contact or call 248-408-4602 or visit

DJ-                                           Celebrity Weddings, Steve Miller
Photography-                            A Thousand A Thousand Words Photography
Wedding Planner-                      You’re The Bride (Tracie, Brittany, and Samantha)
Ceremony and Reception           Boulder Pointe Golf Club Ballroom  
Hair/Makeup-                           Tortoise and the Hair Salon
Florist and Candy Room            Parsonage Events
Baker-                                      Sweet andSavory Bake Shop
Candy Room-                           Parsonage Events
Wedding Invitations                   ElliBell Creative
Officiant-                                  Reverend Jim White
Harpist-                                   Paula Pinterpe
Photobooth/Lighting                 Encore Event Group
Linens and Chair Covers-        Affordable Elegance
Singer-                                    Bilal Kurdie
The Wedding Dress                 The Wedding Shoppe

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ronald Ponkey Wedding Photographer Extraordinaire!

Ronald and his wife Debbie manage their Photography business together out of Redford Michigan, and have been in business for over 24 years! They specialize in candids, photojournalism and classic photography as well as illustrative, relaxed, fun and real photography, which is sure to create many memorable photos for the bride and groom! They are excellent and provide their clients with excellent service and outstanding photos every time!

             Weddings are their pride and joy. They love to shoot weddings and deliver to their clients the very best photographic shots on the highest quality paper and albums. They are extremely flexible providing 24 hour contact service to their clients and by also providing a timeline so that every shot wanted is taken throughout the day.

            Ronald Ponkey Photography works strictly on referrals and that speaks to the amount of professionalism they hold. Being in business for 24 years shows that they are very committed and absolutely love what they do! We are proud to promote the name of Ronald Ponkey at You’re The Bride, because they are a photographer worth booking! 

Not only do they shoot Weddings, but also Engagement Sessions, Baptism, Communions, Quinceneras, Parties, Recognition Banquets, Trade Shows, Meetings, and Holiday Gatherings! So call to book your event today!

Visit their website for more information on Ronald Ponkey Photography, examples, contact info, pricing:

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For more information on planning your perfect wedding contact tracie at 248-408-4602 or email!

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Diving For Dessert

You want to keep your wedding guests happy all night long, right?  Well the best way to do that, is keep the good things coming.  What's more satisfying than a delicious dessert? Just when your guests, might be getting a little ancy or tired, a decadent dessert will undoubtedly take all of that away.  Aside from the traditional wedding cake there other options such as cupcakes, brownies, cake pops, dessert wine, and specialty coffees to spice up the menu.  Opt for traditional flavor paired with something a little different.  Unique traits can always be added through toppings, decorations, and serving options as well.Check out for sweet treats!

For more information on wedding day desserts or assistance in planning your wedding, contact You're The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email.

Happy planning!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Trash the Dress

One of the newest ideas that brides have come up with is to Trash the Dress, also known as Rock the Frock. There have been mixed reviews and it all depends on the bride. But for those of you out there who want to express your creative sides or just rebel it is a perfect canvas!

Trashing the dress is defined as the style of photography in which a very formal gown is in contrast with its surroundings. It is the art of deconstruction, and for brides it is the deconstruction of their dress to create new forms of art. These are displayed not only in pictures but some brides are keeping their dress after it has been “renewed”, and preserving them in frames and photo boxes to be displayed in their homes. This is great for those brides who would hate for their dress to end up in a box or in the closet for the next 30 or more years.
 Trash the dress can come in many different forms. Some examples are walking into the water, paint balling, throwing paint, dumpster diving, mud bogging, construction sites, changing tires, and many more! And don’t forget to include your groom!

  If you are worried that trashing your dress will ruin it that is not necessarily true. Depending on what you decide to do to your wedding gown, it can be cleaned and returned to its original beauty. It all depends on how far you go. If you decide to throw pen ink and wine all over it, you probably should just display it in a frame. 

Congratulations on your commitment to your loved one and stay creative!

For help planning your perfect wedding contact or call 248-408-4602

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Living the High Life

            Have you ever wondered where the most expensive places are to have a wedding? We at You’re The Bride decided you might like to know! Here are the top 5 most luxurious cities to get married in. These brides aren’t afraid to shell it out on their big days! They are sure to be the ones to remember! 

Congratulations on your engagement!

For more information on planning your perfect wedding contact us at or call 248-408-4602!

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Simply Bridal