Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Notice the flower detail on Maria's dress? She asked if she and her girls could stand on the right so the appliqué could be shown. Of course I said yes as it's all in the details and joked with Maria that this now represents a Jewish wedding and she was ok with that!
On June 3, 2017 Maggie and Phil said I do! You're The Bride was hired for rehearsal and Day of/Wedding Management. The YTB team of Tracie, Samm, and Christy were there to finalize details, set up decorations including a memory table, candy at each place setting, setting up place cards, placing a linen made by Phil's Mom on the cake table, and ensure that everything went smoothly.
Maggie and Phil were married at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This city is special to the couple because they attended and met at U of M Ann Arbor!
The reception was held at Travis Pointe Country Club. Which was very fitting because Phil had proposed to Maggie during a golf match on the 9th hole.
The blue, white, and greenery were a perfect combination of colors for this hot summer wedding. The big open windows created vibrant natural light that filled the space. Each table was decorated with vases overflowing with gorgeous white roses and blue hydrangeas sitting on top of a square mirror.
The happy couple shared their first dance to "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne. When their dance was over, the house lights went off and the colorful party lights turned on. It didn't take long for guests to join Maggie and Phil on the dance floor. Friends and family stayed and danced throughout the entire evening. Only taking a break to get some silly pictures at the photo booth or to grab a slice of pizza that the bride and groom had arranged as a late night snack. Kids especially took great pleasure in the glow sticks that our team passed out.
This couple had the best hashtag that was fitting with their last name.
Congratulations Maggie and Phil! Thank you for letting us take part in your special day!
Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride http://www.yourethebride.com/
Ceremony: St. Mary Student Parish http://www.stmarystudentparish.org/
Venue: Travis Pointe Country Club http://www.travispointe.com/Golf.aspx
Hair and makeup: Fran Coy’s Salon http://www.francoysalon.com/
Flowers: Lily’s Flowers http://www.lilysflowersinsaline.com/
Bakery: Gwen’s Cakes http://www.gwenscakedecorating.com/
Photographer: Amanda Mae Photography http://amandamaephotography.com/
DJ: DJ Slimz Mobile Entertainment http://www.djslimz.com/
Transportation: Golden Limo https://goldenlimo.com/
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sit down with your fiancé and write down a couple questions that only apply to one of you. Then have guests guess which one is about you and which one is about him. If your guests fill this out during cocktail hour have the DJ announce the answers during the reception or have an envelope on each table with one correctly filled out. This can be a fun thing to do as a couple and a good break from the stressful planning.
Have guests write down marriage tips and advice. Place a jar or cute basket at the bar for completed slips then have your wedding coordinator or maid of honor grab it at the end of the night. Even guests who aren't married could have good ideas of how to better love each other.
Another idea is having guests write down their favorite restaurants or date night ideas. This can be very helpful throughout your many years of marriage to try new things as a couple. Instead of going to the same restaurant every weekend draw a card and see where it will take you!
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Photo Scavenger Hunt
Of course you'll probably have a professional wedding photographer or videographer, but make your guests feel important by giving them a role in your special day. Place a list of picture ideas you and your fiancé would love to see from their perspective and give them the freedom to be creative with their shots. To see them all be sure to give guests a hashtag on Instagram to find them easily.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lauren was referred to us by Deanna at Whimsical Occasions. We love referrals it means a lot!
She and Ryan are busy Doctor's and had been planning their wedding but realized they wanted some assistance on the day of with set up and coordination. Lauren booked us for our Day of Wedding Management package for her wedding at The Inn at St. John's this past February.
The flannels are perfect for a winter wedding although the weather wasn't too chilly that day which is surprising for Michigan as you never know what you will get in February.
Lauren looked stunning in her dress with a little bit of sparkle on her belt to complete her look.
Ryan looking dapper with his handsome groomsmen!
A bittersweet moment as she takes that long awaited walk down the aisle with her father.
We really liked the dresses Lauren chose for her bridesmaids so different than what we usually see.
They can be worn again!
They can be worn again!
The reception room looked amazing! We set up place cards, a popcorn bar, memory table, toasting flutes, cake and knife server, bathroom basket, lit candles and made sure everything was perfect before guest arrival. We also moved the ceremony flower arrangements to the reception so we could get double use out of them near the headt able. After dinner Samm and Tracie cleaned and packed all of the silver charger plates for the florist along with packing up all of the couple's belongings.
We always love the first dance such a special moment as Mr. and Mrs.!
This group sure kept the dance floor packed!
Click here for the video
Click here for the video
Hair and makeup: The Makeup Loft http://www.themakeuploft.
Flowers: Wedding Flowers by Heidi http://
Bakery: Buttercream Bake Shop http://
Photographer: Alyssa McElheny http://www.
Videographer: Mike Staff https://mikestaff.com/
DJ: An Ultimate Sound http://www.anultimatesound.com/
Transportation: Millenium Limousines http://www.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Brian and I met at a 2009 New Year's Eve Party at Central Michigan University. We talked for all of 2 minutes. A month later, we ran into each other at a mutual friend's house. This time we talked for hours and exchanged phone numbers. We started dating about a month after that. , we got in engaged! Brian and I and our dog, Daisy, went on a long hike through the State Park up by Grand Traverse Bay with lunch packed. We ended up near the beach and it was there he proposed.
Throughout the years, Brian and I have been through many changes together; from graduating college to starting our careers. A few years ago, we decided to move from Lansing to the Metro Detroit area where I grew up. Brian is an Account Manager for a large landscape company and I am a Benefits Coordinator for a Fortune 500 Company. We are lucky to live relatively close to both of our families and are able to see them on a regular basis.
We are getting married at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Ceremony and reception will both be held there. A good friend of ours is the officiant. There are 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 ushers, and one absolutely adorable flower girl. The bridesmaids are wearing a two piece dress; white sleeveless top and eggplant tulle floor length skirt. The groomsmen are wearing dark gray 3 piece suites. Our theme is rustic garden with fall colors.