Monday, May 23, 2011

Elizabeth and Todd 5-21-11

Elizabeth and Todd had a beautiful wedding and although it was another rainy day they were lucky enough that is was beautiful for their ceremony at the MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel in Lansing. Although I did not attend the ceremony I heard it was perfect!

Elizabeth’s main reason for hiring me was to set up the reception site. They had their reception at The Kellogg Center in Lansing. Their reception started at 6pm but vendors could not enter until 4pm. I don’t think there has ever been a time that I checked the clock more than I did while I was setting up! Not only because we had a lot of set up and just 2 hours…but the world was suppose to end at 6pm : )
A couple before pictures:
 The tables after:
 The menus:
The centerpieces. Elizabeth got the roses from her florist that made her bouquets, Petal & Forrest and then my assistant and I cleaned and cut the roses then assembled the centerpieces.
 The candy buffet
 Elizabeth and Todd's guests loved the candy!
 Have you noticed the wedding colors yet? Of course green and white for the MSU themed wedding.

The cake was provided by Beth from Cake Art.
 A close up:
 LOVED the ice sculpture : )
 And you can't have a MSU themed wedding without having Sparty! The guests went crazy when Sparty arrived. Sparty was awesome..he danced and posed for pictures.
 He even sit down and hung out, lol.
 Their photographer was Amy Boeve and I can't wait see her work. I will defiantly post preview shoots when I get them. If you are still looking for a photographer contact Amy now! Not only is she extremely talented she is such a sweetheart. I'm defiantly looking forward to working with her again.

Other key vendors for the day include make up artist Alexsandra Adams from I Make You Up. Their DJ was DJ Matt from W.E.D.. He did a great job. He really got to know the crowd and play music they loved. The guests were dancing all night long.

Congratulations Elizabeth and Todd!!! Your wedding was amazing!

Jessi and Dan 5-14-11

Jessi and Dan had their ceremony at Kensington Metro Park in Milford. It may have been a little chilly but at least the showers held off! Jessi was not expecting for more than 50 or 60 guests to attend the ceremony but as you can see it was standing room only. Their ceremony was beautiful. During the ceremony they did something that was really unique and cute…they had a wooden box and inside the box were 2 wine glasses, a bottle of wine and both Jessi and Dan put a letter in there that they wrote to each other. During the ceremony the officiant explained the meaning of the box and what was in it then they nailed it shut. They will open the box on their 5th wedding anniversary, have a glass of wine and read letters they wrote to each other…adorable, right?!?
If you’ve been to my website lately you’ve seen that I am now doing flowers, which I absolutely LOVE. I am so happy Jessi allowed me to not only coordinate her wedding but also make her bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and centerpieces.
Jessi's bouquet is on the right and her maid of honor's bouquet is on the left.
 All the bouquets.
 A close up of the bride's bouquet.
The groom and his groomsmen waiting to walk down the aisle.
 Here comes the bride! The bride and her parents.
 The new Mr. and Mrs.!!!
The bridal party.

Immediately after the ceremony my assistant and I stacked up all the ceremony chairs to be picked up and packed up the decorations, we then drive as fast as we could…and that was 25 mph since we were in Kensington : ) to get to the reception site. Their reception was at Bakers of Milford.  Although it was only 10 minutes away once we got there after the ceremony we had 1 ½ hours to completely set up but I am happy to say the room and centerpieces came out amazing!
 The rose centerpieces that were on half of the tables.
 The other half of the tables had daisy centerpieces with orange wire curls.
Not only did the cupcakes look amazing but they tasted amazing as well!!! I loved the big cupcake on top and the cake topper was perfect for the couple. Cupcakes were provided by Sorella's. I highly recommend them!
 The groom rides dirt biks so the topper was perfect for him. It even made dirt bike noises, lol.
 The happy couple!
 Music was provided by DJ crashers. DJ Saxon did  a great job keeping the dance for packed.

Congratulations Jessi and Dan! Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your special day!