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Monday, January 15, 2018

Evening Weddings: Are They A Good Idea?

Most people choose to have their wedding during the day. However, there is another option that’s slowly becoming
more and more popular. As you can tell by the title, we’re talking about evening weddings. Yes, the idea of having a
wedding in the evening can be great for some, but not for others. So, how do you know if it’s the right choice for you?
Well, the best thing to do is look at some of the advantages they bring:


Sunsets
Arguably the best reason to have an evening wedding is that you can get married under a sunset. If you time it
right, all of your beautiful photos will be complete with a gorgeous sunset in the background. It’s such a naturally
gorgeous sight and not something you will enjoy with a daytime wedding.



Pretty Lights
One of the great things about an evening wedding is that you get to use a lot of pretty lighting. You can experiment
with so many cute lighting options in the evening. Things like fairy lights and lanterns look so gorgeous if you have an
evening wedding outdoors. Then, if you look at sites like Sparklers Online, you could start getting more creative and using
sparklers. Also, you could include fireworks at this point too. Light up the sky with fireworks as you walk out of your wedding
ceremony to cheers and jubilation.




Less Expensive
You might not know this but evening weddings are cheaper than traditional daytime ones. This is largely because most ceremony
and reception locations are expensive during the peak hours of the day. When planning your wedding, you’ll quickly realize that a
lot of places ramp up the prices from midday onwards as they know this is when most people get married. So, if you get married in
the evening, then you could end up saving a fortune on your wedding day. This means you’ve got money left over to go towards an
even better honeymoon!


Okay, so we’ve established there are some pretty great reasons to have an evening wedding. But, are they completely brilliant or are there
some negatives we’ve skipped over? In reality, there are a few things that might put people off an evening wedding:


  • Less reception time: if your wedding is in the evening then it means you have less time at the reception because it’s later in the day.
  • Some people can be annoyed at this as they want to party all day and night.


  • Harder to have a traditional church wedding: due to the lateness of your wedding, some churches might close or just not hold ceremonies at this time.
  • This may be problematic if you want a traditional ceremony.


You see, there are pros and cons to this idea, but is it right for you? Take a look at the good and bad points before making this decision for yourself.
I think it’s a great idea to do something different, particularly if you don’t care for traditions. Or, it’s good if you want a relatively big wedding but without
the big costs.


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hawthorne Gardens ~ Amelia + Kurtis ~ July 15, 2017



Amelia contacted Tracie in November of 2016 as she was looking for a wedding planner to help plan her wedding since she was living in Houston, Texas.  Her fiancee plays for The Houston Texans and there were only limited dates to have the wedding due to his training schedule. After a few location changes we ended on July 15 at Hawthorne Gardens in Marshall, MI. The ceremony took place in her home town of Albion with a reception to follow.





I totally love that Kurtis wrote Ameila a list of all the reasons he loves her....I mean c'mon that's awesome for a guy to do! 


Amelia with her proud parents and sister !






Seriously can these kids be any cuter? 


Check out those socks!






Looking very dapper!


Good looking group of guys to support Kurtis on the big day!








Of course we had to have cheerleaders for the couple since Kurtis plays for The Houston Texans!



And footballs ! 





Finally got to send my bride Amelia down the aisle after months of planning with her.


Yes! They did it....the new Mr. and Mrs. !




Perfection! 



I loved all of these images and it was too hard to pick just one so I posted 3 !












I just love the water fountains pictures, especially this one!



She is so stunning!

The tent and grounds looked amazing at Hawthorne Gardens. It was a beautiful day for a tent wedding!


The inside of the tent looked amazing in shades of gold and pink. We used gold sparkle linens on the specialty tables to give an extra pop!





Of course we had a Tailgate Themed Cocktail Hour. Thomas's Catering provided delicious snacks while the guests waited for the bridal party to arrive. 7 layer chips and dip, tater tots on a skewer with dipping sauce and more!


Italian ruscus is always a nice touch!


We carried the Mr. and Mrs. theme throughout the design of the event.






Go Texans and Go State (Where the couple met) !


Everyone loves a game of cornhole!


Ok now the cake cutting had to be one of my favorite moments of the day. Kurtis is so funny the way he eats his cake, barely sharing any with his new bride. LOL



He was loving the cake and jamming to "Love On Top" by Beyonce that played during this moment.


Ok now he gives her a little bite!


I kept telling them it would be a bomb-ass dance party with Elysium as our entertainment for the evening and it sure was! Everyone had a great time!


Isn't she the cutest?

Click here to view the video trailer of their big day ! Amelia + Kurtis video

VENDORS


Officiant:  Pastor Kenneth Ponds


Catering/Bar: Thomas’s Catering

Hair and makeup: Bridal Beauty


Bakery:  Sally 517-315-8221


Videographer:   The Imaginerium


Stationery: Family Friend

Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride


Transportation: Leisure Limousine

Hotels:   Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn
Shuttle:   Father of the Bride
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Catering Tent:  The Canopeum




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