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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Couple of The Month ~ Rachel + Drew, Hotel Baronette

My name is Rachel and in March I will be marrying the love of my life, Drew. After college both Drew and I moved to Novi for work where me met through mutual friends. His college roommate from Western Michigan grew up with a close friend of mine from Michigan State. We attended a New Year's Eve Party as a group and went on our first date the following Saturday.  

 Drew has his Masters in Supply Chain Management from MSU and is a supply chain engineer at Sandvik, a global engineering company that designs and manufactures high tech alloys and machining equipment. I have a degree in Computer Engineering from MSU and I am a Field Sales Engineer at Bear VAI Technology where I sell electronic components to automotive companies. 

I had been hinting, Drew would say not so subtly, about the future and he had been very tight lipped about making any plans until after grad school.  The day Drew finished his masters program; a group of our friends went to our friend's lake house to celebrate. This also happens to be the friend who introduced us! I was making dinner in the kitchen and when we were “mysteriously” alone I turned around from the stove and Drew was on one knee. It was amazing to celebrate with all our closest friends for the rest of the weekend. 

We will have our ceremony at our parish, Our Lady of Victory, in Northville.  The reception will be held at the Baronette Hotel in Novi, which we picked because it's attached to one of our favorite restaurants, Toasted Oak. We have seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, including our siblings, college roommates, and closest friends. Our theme is classic with a touch of industrial chic, which fits very well at the Baronette. Our colors are greyish purple, dusty rose, black, and ivory. 

Photo Credit: Lars Hjelmroth, Detroit Photo Company

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