Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Grand Jour Events is in The Latest Edition of The Knot Michigan Magazine!

Grand Jour Events is listed under Event Planner in “The Knot Best of Weddings 2010” in The Knot Michigan Spring/Summer 2010 issue! I am so honored that my past brides have not only enjoyed their experience with GJE but they voted for me as one of the best wedding planners in Michigan! Thank you to all my brides! 2009 has been a great year and I am looking forward to all my 2010 weddings!

Make sure to pick up your copy today for great articles, awesome inspiration and great Michigan vendors.

You can also buy it online here

Vendor Spotlight: Harold Jankowiak from Modern Photoglyphs

I work with Harold over the summer. He is not only a great photographer he is extremely talented. I love the pictures he took of the wedding so much that I ask him to take some pictures of my sons. I LOVE the photos. On the day of the shoot my oldest was acting like a crazy man who would not sit still and my little guy would not stop crying. I am amazed that Harold was able to get any photos but to my surprise he got some awesome shoots. If he can get great shoots of two little ones imagine what he can do when shooting a wedding. Below you will see some of the photos he took of my boys and make sire to check out his website to see his amazing work including some incredible engagement shoots. Enjoy!

Vendor Spotlight: Chris Trafford from Cleara Images

I worked with Chris in September. He was the photographer for Mike and Marie’s wedding. Chris was absolutely wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job. He was nice enough to send me over some of the professional shots and of course I wanted to share them.

I love how Chris put their rings in the candy.

For more information on how you can have one of the hottest wedding favors click here!

Not only are candy buffets a huge hit with the kids but....

adults LOVE them too!

You can contact Chris at 248-880-6700

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lori's Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Lori! Lori was married October 10th. Her bouquet was beautiful! It was simple yet very elegant. Her bouquet consisted of white Calla Lilies, white Roses and white Stephanotis. Lori wanted the background to be a burgundy/wine color, that was the color of her bridesmaid’s dresses. Lori’s painting is 12x12.

Jared's Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Jared! Jared and his lovely wife were married October 10th. Jared surprised his wife with a gift certificate for a bouquet painting. The bouquet was beautiful and had a mixture of flowers including white Lilies, white Freesia, white Dahlia and white mini Gerbera Daisies. Their painting is 11x14.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Joanna’s Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Joanna! Joanna was married September 19th. I loved Joanna’s bouquet! Joanna’s bouquet had a mixture of flowers including white Roses, white Hydrangeas, pink mini Roses and white Stephanotis. Her painting is 16x20.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bridal Show October 25th! Come visit GJE!

We are excited to be part of one of Livingston County’s largest bridal shows. We will have the photo wall there if you would like to see it in person!

Here Come the Brides Bridal Show

Brighton High School
7878 Brighton RoadBrighton, MI 48116
(810) 923-6446

1 PM - 5 PM

We look forward to seeing you!

If you would like tickets please e-mail me at with your name and address and I will mail them to you! Tickets are $8 at the door.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Katie’s Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Katie! Kaite was married September 5th. I loved Katie’s bouquet. It had so many flowers which is great for creating a painting. Her bouquet included Carnations, Stephanotis, Roses and Lilies. Her painting is 16x20.

Jenny’s Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Jenny! Jenny was married August 29th. Jenny's bouquet was beautiful. It was simple and elegant. It consisted of white Calla Lilies. Jenny wanted the main focus to be her flowers. Her painting is 16x20.

Amy’s Bouquet Painting

Congratulations Amy! Amy was married August 22th. Amy paitning was actually a gift from her friend Katie. Amy’s bouquet included red Roses and white Stephanotis. Her painting is 16x20.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Marie and Michael 9-19-09

Marie and Mike’s ceremony was held at St. Florians in Hamtramck. St. Florians is absolutely beautiful!
Their reception was at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. One word to describe their reception was elegant! Marie and Mike actually live in Florida so all of our communication was done via e-mail. I meet them just a couple of weeks before their wedding.
The flowers were provided by Petit Fleur Event Flower & Décor. They did a fantastic job! I loved the centerpieces.

I loved that Marie and Mike had their head table on the main floor surrounded by their guests rather that at the typical head table in front of everyone.

Their wedding cake matched the décor perfectly! Their cake had a very classic yet vintage feel. The cake was from Southgate Bakery. It was beautiful and tasted great!

Marie and Mike also had a sweet table provided by Crystal Gardens. There was a table on both sides of the cake filled with fruit, tarts, and cakes and just about anything you could want! It was a great extra that the guests loved!

I am so happy I was able to provide a candy buffet for Marie, Mike and their guests! It was a huge hit. Mike is from Canada and a family member told me she has never seen such a thing over in Canada but loved the idea. There was approximately 110 pounds of candy and it was all gone by the end of the night! I placed a personalized box at every place setting. For candy buffet packages please
visit here.

Music was provided by T.J. Monte Productions. The DJ kept the crowd going all night long. Photographer was provided by
Aava Photography. Their photographer was amazing. I can’t wait to see the professional pictures!

Congratulations Marie and Michael!

Raquel and Michael 9-13-09

Raquel and Michael had their ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. Raquel and Michael had all their loved ones at their ceremony. In fact all the seats were taken. Guests were also standing in the back and even pouring out the doors!As you walked into the reception room you were greeted by a great picture of the couple. I loved the canvas that Raquel and Michael had with their engagement photo!
Raquel and Michael had very yummy favors. They were pretzel rods dipped in chocolate. Raquel’s Aunt made them and they were delicious!

There were several different centerpieces. There were tall white lilies, candles floating in red water, white hydrangeas and tall red carnations for their parent’s tables. Flowers were provided by Cleverbumble Bee Creations. Chair covers were provided by Stephanie’s Wedding Creations. I will say that the chair covers really pulled the room together. Unfortunately Stephanie didn’t receive mine nor Raquel’s messages stating that we needed 75 more chair covers so the back of the room was without chair covers

Their wedding cake was perfect! I loved all the detail especially the flowers on top. You can’t tell from looking at it but the bottom layer of the cake was actually fake! Sheet cakes were used also. This is a great way to save money. The cake was from
Iversen’s Bakery.

Raquel and Michael also had a sweet table. Their guest’s loved the cookies!

Music was provided by Julia Locklear. She did a great job! Photographer was provided by Kahn Santori Photography. They were shooting all night long. I am sure they got some fabulous shoots!

Congratulations Raquel and Michael!