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Friday, March 23, 2018

Reminiscing of Aaron + Nania's beautiful wedding celebration a few years back at The Michigan League in Ann Arbor. Photo by @jeansmithphoto #annarborweddings #annarborphotographer #annarborweddingplanner #bestdayever

Feel Better Inside and Out

All brides want to look their absolute best on their wedding day so they can feel good about themselves and have amazing pictures to look at for years to come. There is some prep work involved as you may not be comfortable stepping into the new role of all the attention that will be upon you in the months leading up to your nuptials. Here are some tips on what to wear, makeup and diet. 

The image we project to the world matters. We may not realize it, but we’re saying something about ourselves by the clothes we wear and the cars we drive.
Even the food we eat offers clues to our personality. Think about someone who is vegetarian, and then think about someone who eats potato chips at every
meal. Rightly or wrongly, you probably think more highly of the person who doesn’t eat meat than the person who snack food around the clock. There’s more  than image at stake, too. Making changes to our inner self can improve our outer self, just like making changes to our exterior can improve how we feel on the inside.

What we wear

Comfort is important. In fact, for most people, comfort is the most important factor when it comes to deciding what they want to wear. Women sometimes draw the short end of the stick in this regard, as they’re expected to put on makeup and wear uncomfortable shoes all in the name of fashion. Men can get by with wearing  the same outfit over and over, but that’s not always the case for women. However, there is a way to look good without caking on the makeup and limping your way  through a party in high heels. Do what feels most authentic to your own self and your own image. If you’ve never worn false eyelashes, don’t feel the need to apply  them for a typical day at the office.

It’s especially important for women to find a makeup routine that works for them. For some women, a little foundation and some lipstick is all they need to feel confident
 and capable of handling whatever the day throws at them. Other women need longer, and that’s fine as well. Shop for makeup from a variety of sources and try out a variety of different brands. A site like Sweet Sparkle is a great place to find makeup from brands including Cailyn Cosmetics. Experiment and find something that you can live with, because makeup is kind of like exercise: You’re way more likely to stick with it if you can find a way to enjoy it. A confident person is more likely to draw positive  attention, while an uncertain person is often overlooked. If flats and a little mascara make you feel confident, then stick with that.

What we consume

There are people who live to cook, people who cook to live, and people who just get take out most of the time. Getting take out can feel luxurious, but it can also really do a number on your budget. Plan ahead to avoid swinging through the drive-thru for the third time this week. Pay more for quality when you can. If you want to get some protein with your dairy, eating freshly marinated fetta cheese is going to be a much more pleasant experience than eating synthetic cheese food wrapped in plastic. Start with small changes; don’t expect yourself to cook a three-course meal seven nights a week. A step in the right direction is much better than staying locked in place and doing nothing to improve your quality of life.

Photo Credit: Killer Creations Photography Featured our gorgeous bride Kristen!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Greenfield Manor ~ Grace + Andy ~ October 28, 2017

The groom's mother  contacted Tracie earlier in 2017 for her son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Grace's wedding for that October to enlist in some help with vendor referrals and on the day of.

Love these accessories!

These are pretty bomb shoes too !

Getting Andy prepped for the big day!

Oh how I love the first look!

The YTB team helped with decorating the Chuppah with lights, flowers, and setting up the Jewish ceremony items to make sure it was perfect.

Two beautiful families become one.

These two are so cute and good together. I love their mutual respect and love for one another!

Grace was truly stunning!

 Of course Andy held it down as well...he looked so handsome and dapper!

Signing the Jewish Ketubah with the Rabbi!

The ceremony was beautiful with the Rabbi and Officiant co-officiating to represent both families.

They did it!

Grand Entrance time!

Absolutely loved the sibling dance/bridal party dance upon entering the reception. They chose Bruno Mars 24 Magic it was so high energy and fun!

They really had the best dance party!

The Hora!

The décor was so beautiful. I loved Grace's choices!
The wedding cake was made by Grace's friend and she did an amazing job!

Now let's just talk about this awesome cake made by Grace's sister. Andy was a pro Tennis player in the past, what a great tribute to him !

Dessert for days!

The first dance is always such a tender moment and you could see the love for each other!

Andy's parents were so excited and presented the guests with a cute skit!

I mean seriously these people could get down!


Officiant: Rabbi Daniel Syme and Pastor Nate Nix 

Hair: Domonique Archie 

Bride’s Makeup: Cassandra Ward Beauty 

Bridal Party Makeup: Eva Toby 

Flowers: Flowers by Renee

Photographer: Marci Curtis Photography 

Photo booth (Joe) and Video: A1 Video

Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride
Transportation: Trinity Transportation  

Baker: LaToya (friend)

Hotel: The Henry and Holiday Inn Express, Dearborn

Decor/Chair covers: V.I.P. Chair Covers

Gele Services: Omoge Designs

Ceremony Musician-Levi

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Plan A Cheap Wedding Without Compromising

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life so the last thing you want to do is
compromise. But a lot of people end up doing just that because the cost of a wedding is astronomical.
When you’ve got a budget that won’t stretch to everything you want, it’s easy to end up missing things out.
Luckily for you, there are ways that you can reduce the cost of your wedding without having to make any

Do It Yourself

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s all of the small details that end up pushing the budget over the edge.
The flowers, table decorations, invites etc. all add up to a big chunk of money. The thing is, you don’t need
to be paying a professional loads of cash to do all of that stuff for you. There are so many great Diy wedding
ideas online that can show you how to do all of that stuff on your own for a fraction of the price. All of the invites
can be made yourself, the flowers bought separately and arranged by you, and all of the table decorations can
be made at home as well. It’ll save you buckets of money and the quality won’t be noticeably different than it
would be if you paid over the odds for it.

Don’t Buy A Wedding Dress

I’m not suggesting that you turn up to your wedding in jeans and a t-shirt, but you can save money on your dress i
f you get one that isn’t specifically bridal. As soon as you add the word wedding to anything, the price doubles instantly.
The same is true of caterers and entertainment. The thing is, you can still get a beautiful white gown from somewhere
that isn’t a bridal shop. It won’t be any different but it’ll probably cost you half as much.

Supply Your Own Drinks

If the venue is providing all of your drinks for the evening, they’ll charge you a premium for it. But some venues will let you
stock the bar with your own drinks, which can save you a lot of money. If you’re buying in bulk you can get some cheap prices
and you have the added benefit of being able to choose exactly what you want so you can make sure that everybody is satisfied.

Don’t Get Married On Saturday

It’s no surprise that Saturday is the most popular day for weddings because most people aren’t at work. That also means a
Saturday wedding is the most expensive and you’ll need to book far in advance. You can save a little by booking a Sunday
wedding but if you really want to make a big saving, you could consider a Friday or a Monday. It’ll be a little harder to get
people there but if you plan it far enough in advance, everybody should be able to take the time off work and it won’t make
any difference to your big day.

Saving money on your wedding doesn’t have to mean compromising on the day that you’ve always dreamed of.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

St. Mary's Cultural Center ~ Diana + Bendi ~ September 30, 2017

Diana contacted Tracie at You’re The Bride to book her for Day of Coordination after her previous wedding planner fell through. Since Tracie was already booked, Samm and Abby had the pleasure of being her Day of Coordinators.

After the first meeting between Diana, Tracie and Samm, they instantly clicked. Lots of laughs were shared and everyone's excitement grew for the big day. Samm, as Lead Coordinator worked closely with Diana to keep track of her vendors leading up to the wedding, including recommending the photobooth that Diana and Bendi ended up using!

From the minute You’re The Bride met Bendi and Diana’s family for Diana’s Walk Out Ceremony, we knew this wedding was going to be a blast. While Assistant Abby helped pin boutoinneres and corsages on Diana’s Aunts and Uncles, Lead Coordinator Samm was at St. Mary’s Cultural Center to put the finishing touches on the reception.

So many tight-knit family members came together to make the day a love-filled celebration.

Over 350 people came together at St. Mary’s Cultural Center for a truly beautiful wedding, including Zebka dancers, an LED dance floor, fog machines and even fireworks!

Did someone say dessert ?

The first dance- looks straight out of a fairytale!

The reception was jam-packed with entertainment and the dance floor was always filled. The evening included a well executed bouquet toss fake-out, a delicious dessert bar with the best baklava and a beautiful traditional candle dance with Diana’s Mother, Mother-in-Law, Bridesmaids and all the single ladies at the reception.

Dances with the parents

YTB had an amazing night and were so lucky to be able to share in Bendi and Diana’s special day.

Baker- Paris Pastry
Wedding Planner- You’re The Bride- Lead Coordinator Samm, Event Assistant Abby
Hair/Make up-Make Up by Charisma Salon, Hair by Aveda Salon
Photo booth- Selfies Captured
Linens/Drapery/Dancefloor/Fireworks- VIP Chair Covers

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