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Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Tie a Man's Tie

This link is a really great resource of all the different types of necktie knots! It even provides a visual comparison of all the different types. It can be helpful for the man in your life when he wants to mix it up once in a while!
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Guide on Wedding Costs By Guest Blogger: Ella M.

With the average cost of a wedding around the developed world costing around $28,000, saving money while getting married in style is becoming more and more important. This guide helps couples planning their weddings to avoid getting caught out while also finding ways to save money.
When initially planning your wedding, you instantly think of the main components, such as the dress, venue and food. However, additional costs, like delivery charges and registration costs, are barely more than an afterthought. Although these aspects may seem minor and hardly worth mentioning in comparison to the high costs of many of the other parts of a wedding, these hidden charges mount up and now the average wedding can set you back a whole year’s salary.

To avoid having to spend an unaffordable amount of money on your special day, making a detailed list and working to a budget can be immensely helpful. Ensure you consider aspects, like thank you letters, and look at where you can save money. DIY wherever possible is a huge money saver; make the invitations, cake, wedding favours and watch the overall costs deplete.

Wedding packages are also another fantastic way of saving money on your wedding day. This relatively new method of organizing and affording your wedding is ideal for those on a tight budget, who don’t have the spare time to plan everything themselves and can’t afford a planner. Many packages include food, room hire, DJ and the reception and start at under £1000 – a fraction of the total cost of all the separate components. Book well in advance for the best prices and ensure travel for your guests is taken care of.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Northville Hills Golf Club ~ Kendal + Kevin 9/28/13

The wedding of Kendal and Kevin took place at Greenmead Historical Church in Livonia.
Officiant Eric Moore performed a beautiful ceremony which included how Kevin proposed
to Kendal. It was a special ceremony and as a wedding planner obviously I have witnessed
many ceremonies but I have to say this one was really special. He takes time to get to know the
couple and it really shows when he joins them as husband and wife.

For this wedding Rachel and I split up. She started the day at Northville Hills and I started
at the Church. Rachel had much to do and since we could not get into the room before
the ceremony due to a bridal shower we decided to divide and conquer. She set up Kendal's
candy buffet which perfectly matched her theme with all pink and black candies. She set up
place cards, card box, table favors, champagne flutes, etc. also made sure the vendors Kendal
contracted were on time and setting up things as planned. Once I arrived to reception Rachel
helped me carry in some floral arrangements that we were able to re-purpose at the reception.

For a smaller wedding the guests really burned up the dance floor and had a blast! Even DJ Kurt
had a dance-off which was fun to watch!

My favorite moment of the day was when Kevin saw Kendal for the first time walking down the aisle towards him. She looked absolutely radiant and beautiful. He is one lucky guy!

Congratulations and thank you for letting us be part of your special day!


Hall-Northville Hills Golf Club
Ceremony-Greenmead Historical Church
Chaircover's-Your Event Party Rental
Photo, Video and DJ-Mike Staff Productions
*Images in post were taken by YTB not MSP
Cake-Heritage Bakery
Day-of Coordination-You're The Bride ~
Tracie and Rachel
Harpist-Paula Pinterpe
Officiant-Rev. Eric Moore

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Monday, March 3, 2014

March Couple of the Month ~ Lauren+ Tim, Mill Creek Barn

Tim and I met in the most romantic way ever...amongst formaldehyde and piles of books. We started medical school in 2010 and by the luck of fate our names are next to each other in the alphabet therefore we were placed in the same anatomy group. Our first conversation involved us discussing our Italian heritage while we dissected a forearm. Romance! We first became study buddies and then it progressed to getting dinner without the books. Medical school creates it's own challenges but Tim always provided me with comic relief in very stressful times. He makes me laugh when I wanna cry and motivates me when I am down.  He thoroughly enjoys life and is a beacon of light for me. How do I know I am marrying the right person...he's my best friend. Not only do I love him but I like him too! We are about to enter residency and will find our placement in March.

Tim proposed to me on July 27th, 2013 on the west side of Michigan. He was doing a rotation in St. Joseph's, MI when I visited him for a weekend. Where Tim was doing his rotation his family was also vacationing near by. So one day Tim really wanted to go to the top of this sand dune he had explored and thought I would enjoy. You would think in July it would be warm but that day it was unusually cold! Tim continued to insist we go and this is when I became slightly suspicious. Tim is a laid back kinda guy and if I made a suggestion to not go he would normally not have a problem with it. This time though he insisted despite the 50 degree weather and 30mph winds. So up we go this sand dune with the dog, 2 chairs, 2 blankets, and a cooler. Pretty sure we looked like the Griswold's on a Family Vacation. Once we were at the top of the sand dune and we had the blanket set up Tim pulled out some campaign to toast to the fact that we had finished taking our boards exams. This speech transitioned very quickly to his proposal speech. The picture you see is taken right after. We were then able to go celebrate with his family and party most of the night!
We are getting married in Watervliet, MI at Millcreek Barn on Friday June 13th, 2014. The ceremony will be outside the barn followed by the reception in the barn. It is a very unique setting and we are really looking forward to it. We will be having a family style dinner with grilled shish kabobs and pork tenderloin followed by a band and dancing. There is a fire pit outside the barn which we will enjoying later in the night. We will have 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 3 ring bearers, and 1 special dog. My bridesmaids are wearing amethyst purple and the groomsmen are wearing very light khaki summer suites. As for the girl's dresses I picked the color and they picked the style.  Because of the barn venue we are having more of a country themed wedding with a grill on site, mason jars as our center pieces, and pie for desert. Our favor to the guests is a bottle of beer that Tim and I will brew ourselves. Our finishing touch is good ol' school buses that will transport the guests to and from the venue. We look forward to celebrating this special day with our family and friends!

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