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Monday, August 31, 2015

Get to Know the Blumz Business

We here at You're The Bride like to connect with other local businesses in the event industry. Get to know our friends from Blumz with this exclusive interview with Sadie who is in charge of the marketing for this successful business.



-What makes Blumz so successful?
Blumz- Quality products, a great staff, and a commitment to taking care of each customer like they are the most important person that has ever walked in our door. We want to make sure that you get exactly what you want and leave Blumz smiling.  The best press is still word of mouth and we are very proud of our reputation in the community. When you work with Blumz you can see and appreciate the difference.

-How long has Blumz been in business ?
Blumz- Almost 15 years!  We started out in the heart of Detroit before it was cool and expanded!  We have 2 retail locations, Detroit and Ferndale and one by appointment only wedding and event planning space in Ann Arbor Michigan.

-How many employees does Blumz have ?
Around 30 talented employees. We have designers, event planners, sales associates, and a lot of people who work behind the scenes to make sure that every arrangement looks good, that every wedding goes off with the least amount of drama as possible, and that every event is as beautiful as the client has envisioned it to be.

-What is your favorite flower?
Blumz- You can't ask a floral designer this questions!  It depends on the event, the occasion, the time of year or the arrangement.  Flowers are all beautiful in their own way.  Right now we are working with a lot of locally grown Michigan flowers to create Fresh from the Garden inspired looks.  For the upcoming season we will be working on holiday arrangements. We get excited about working with new things and creating looks that no one has ever thought of before.

-What are some of the other services Blumz offers aside from floral arrangements?
Blumz-We are truly a one stop wedding and event planning shop as well as a high end florist. Our Mantra is.. “If you have the Guy, the Ring and the Dress, we can help with all the Rest!”.  This includes tuxedos, linens, invitations, decor, gifts, day of wedding services, officiant services and more.  

-What is your favorite part about this industry?
Blumz- Helping people express emotions through flowers!  We love to make people smile!  Flowers have the power to immediately put a smile on someones face. Weddings are also a very happy time in someone lives and events are fun!  We like to exceed our clients expectations and make sure that they remember working with Blumz as a positive experience. This is true even when they are going through a hard time, such as ordering arrangements for a funeral. While ordering sympathy flowers in not on everyone's list of enjoyable activities, we hope to make it as easy as possible.  That way when the family reflects back to that time, they can rest assured that everything was handled as tastefully as possible.  Flowers are magical.  If you don't believe us, offer someone a beautiful bouquet of flowers and see how they react!

-Where are your flowers grown?
Blumz- It depends on the time of the year.  In the summer, we take advantage of the wonderful garden flowers grown locally right here in Michigan and upper Ohio. However, when needing flowers that are not produced locally or more specifically, in the colder months, the vast majority have to come from warmer climates like California, Mexico and South American.  If a bride has her heart set on an exotic flower for her wedding in the middle of winter, we will find someone who has it and have it flown in from halfway across the world!

-What are some of the best flower options for a wedding?
Blumz- It truly depends on the season.  If you stick to seasonal flowers then you are going to spend a little less but you are limited to only those flowers that are available at that moment.  If you want something that is out of season like a peony in the dead of winter, you will have to spend a little more.  There is no specific one way to plan a wedding.  That is why it is so very important to work with a professional who can guide you and assist with making the best decision. Currently, the most popular flowers for wedding work include peonies, dahlias, ranunculus and hydrangea.  Although, you can never go wrong with roses, everyone loves roses!

-Are flowers available year-round even if out of season?
Flowers are blooming somewhere in the world at all times of the year.  So, YES, flowers are available year-round.  The caveat to that statement is that the price and availability is influenced by season and demand.  The less in-season and the higher the demand, the greater the price.  The classic example is red roses at Valentine's.  Valentine’s Day is in February; WINTER!  So seasonally, not a good thing.  Secondly, EVERYONE is looking for red roses for Valentines so demand is exceptionally HIGH!  Additionally, something that no one for the most part realizes, in order to have all the red roses that are needed for Valentines, rose plants have to be pruned at a specific time to force them to all bloom right at Valentines.  What this means is that flower buds have to be sacrificed before hand to force the bushes to bloom at a specific time...as a result, potential flowers are sacrificed and cost of production is higher therefore the price of red roses skyrockets at Valentines.  Note to brides, do not plan weddings involving red roses at Valentine's unless you are prepared to pay the price!

-How does Blumz help someone has no knowledge about flowers?
Blumz- We live to educate!  Both owners Jerome Raska and Robbin Yelverton are certified floral educators that travel around the world throughout the year to educate people about flowers and floral design.  When we meet with brides we work with them to figure out what they want and we can help explain why or why not something may or may not work. We can also help you find flowers that match your style that you may not have ever heard of.  Everyone has heard of a rose, but have you heard of an astrantia or an eremurus? There is a world full of beautiful flowers and a lot of brides are unaware of the vast array of products that are available to them .

-What is one thing clients are always surprised to learn?
- That we do so much more than flowers!  We are a gift shop, a wedding and event planning shop, and so much more!




Thank you Blumz for all your beautiful and talented services!
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


Monday, August 24, 2015

The Crofoot Ballroom

Looking for a wedding venue that stands out?
The Crofoot located in Pontiac, Mi is one to check out.
This venue is 20,000 sq. ft. and 6 different environments to create
the perfect unique space to fit your special day.







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:
http://www.thecrofoot.com/brides/
http://wishuponawedding.org/blog/latest-chapters-launch-is-pure-michigan/
www,jlbwedding.com 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Heathers Club-Bloomfield Hills, MI

"A hidden treasure yours to discover."
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This charming venue is perfect for any event, indoor and outdoor. The Heathers Club specializes in banquets, golfing, and weddings. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, this is a convenient location for many.

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The Heathers Club is ideal for bridal and baby showers, adult and children’s birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions, baptisms, graduations, holidays, and golf outings. 

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The formal Dining Room seats up to 200 guests but many smaller sized rooms are available as well. A veranda with a golf course view makes the perfect location for cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres during any occasion.
 The Heathers Club is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner functions seven days a week. A full menu is provided on the Heathers Club website allowing for the perfect meal to be selected. The banquet menu has been designed as a guide to assist anyone in planning a special occasion.



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photo credit:www.heathersclub.com


Memberships are available to the Heathers Club. This includes offers in dining, golfing, swimming, and tennis.

Book your venue today at www.heathersclub.com

And be sure to allow us to help!


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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Couple of The Month ~ Katie + Adam, MOCAD




Their Story:
Adam and I FIRST met in our 1st hour history class, at the start of our 8th grade year in middle school! Adam always made me laugh and we quickly became friends. We stayed friends through high school, and then I went away to college and we were out of touch for a little while. Until one day after class, I received a voicemail from my old friend Adam! I called him right away because I was so surprised that he found me....this was pre-Facebook...he still remembered my parents home phone number! He called them one night to see how he could get in touch with me, my mom remembered him and gave him my #! After I heard his voicemail that day we were best friends again, we didn't miss a beat! Flash forward a few years later, to when we were both finally single at the same time, after a long discussion over a few beers, we decided to try it out and officially start dating each other!

The Proposal:
Adam proposed to me on my 30th birthday at my parents house, in front of all my family and his mom. I had NO idea! Everyone knew except me and my two nieces...they would've spilled the beans...6 year old's aren't very good at keeping secrets. He proposed to me with my grandmas engagement ring. I love vintage anything, and it's also a sentimental piece, which means a lot...it's perfect.

Wedding:
We are getting married at MOCAD (museum of contemporary art Detroit) in Detroit 
I guess our "theme" is just an awesome cocktail party, or just awesome party in general!
I'm also trying to keep an underlying theme of "Detroit" incorporated into the event, but not totally in your face or cheesy. For example we are using Detroit's BonBonBon chocolates for favors/place cards/extra dessert, hiring local artists/friends for photography and video, Adam and his best mans ties are from Cyberoptix Tie Lab, which are hand silk screened ties made in Detroit. We want to support the amazing local artists and businesses we have right here in Detroit as much as possible!
Our colors are hot pink, black and sparkly/glittery gold

We have 5 people in our wedding party: my sister in law is my Matron of Honor, Adams brother is the best man, my brother is his other groomsman, and my twin nieces are the flower girls/ring bearers, who will also be standing on my side.


Congrats Katie & Adam! 

YTB is excited to be a part of your special day!

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Harry Potter Wedding

Obsessed with the infamous Harry Potter franchise?
Why not have a magical inspired wedding day!?
Check out these photos to inspire you!








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: Pintrest.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wedding Dresses Throughout the Decades

Fashion is ever changing and wedding dresses are no exception. Check out this cool timeline below on how the looks have changed throughout the years. Any styles you want to see brought back?

Lucky for us, illustrator Shireen Baker has created an incredible graphic displaying how much wedding dresses have changed each decade since the 1900s:
Photo credit: www.pinterest.com


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top 5 Wedding Flicks of All Time

Sometimes you're in the mood for a good ole fashion romantic flick or maybe you're in desperate need of some wedding inspiration. Why not gather some Hollywood-esque ideas for your big day! Keep in the wedding spirit by these best rated top-five wedding movies of all time.


1. Image of My Best Friend's Wedding
2. Image of Runaway Bride
3. Image of The Princess Bride
4. Image of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
5. Image of Honeymoon in Vegas
Photo credit: www.imdb.com

Check out the full list of 50 here!

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Best Moments to Capture With Your Bridesmaids

13 photos to take with your bridesmaids we ♥ this! moncheribridals.com

Don't miss a moment with your girls before walking down the aisle. Be sure to capture every precious little moment and gather some great photos. Try some of these great photo ops to have uniquely beautiful pictures with those who have been by your side through it all!

13 photos to take with your bridesmaids we ♥ this! moncheribridals.com

A moment with your maid of honor

13 photos to take with your bridesmaids we ♥ this! moncheribridals.com

Bridesmaids first look at the bride in her dress

13 photos to take with your bridesmaids we ♥ this! moncheribridals.com

A unique mirror shot

13 photos to take with your bridesmaids we ♥ this! moncheribridals.com

Tangled in the veil


Photo credit: moncheribridal.com



For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Friday, August 7, 2015

A Practical Wedding in Detroit

Here's a little website we have just discovered that could become your new wedding counselor. A Practical Wedding is chalked full of personal stories, wedding advice, and go-to guides. For a taste, here's a great list of tips for the photographer in order to gather that perfect image:



Five Tips Your Wedding Photographer Forgot To Tell You | A Practical Wedding
Expect your make up to run

Five Tips Your Wedding Photographer Forgot To Tell You | A Practical Wedding
Family portraits are a pain

Five Tips Your Wedding Photographer Forgot To Tell You | A Practical Wedding
Your photographer has no idea who your relatives are

Five Tips Your Wedding Photographer Forgot To Tell You | A Practical Wedding
Backdrops over details 

Five Tips Your Wedding Photographer Forgot To Tell You | A Practical Wedding
Cafe lights

Photo credit: www.apracticalwedding.com

For the full article, click here!


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Seven



Sarah Seven offers romantic gowns that are perfect for vintage weddings!
Check them out at sarahseven.com!






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: http://sarahseven.com/bridal/bridal-2015/

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Most Romantic Wedding Photos

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

These photos are enough to make anyone's heart melt. Capture the sheer love and happiness on your wedding day by trying out some of these alluring poses.

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party

The 20 most romantic wedding photos - Wedding Party
Photo credit:www.weddingparty.com

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