Posts tagged wedding planning
Theresa & Chris - June 23, 2018

Theresa came to us with her love of the color purple, and butterflies. Through her décor and floral arrangements, we were able to capture her vision. For Theresa’s bridal bouquet we incorporated garden roses, with the subtle lavender purple color of ocean song roses. With her bridesmaids dressed in purple, we left their bouquets to be crisp and clean using large white hydrangeas. 

Inside the reception hall we created two different centerpieces to fill her guest tables. In the tall centerpieces we used beautiful large purple hydrangeas, orchids, Italian ruscus and curly willow and in the other centerpieces we submerged orchids in a trio of vases with crystal lights to fill the bottom. On Theresa and Chris’ sweetheart table arrangement we incorporated lavender hydrangeas, ocean song roses, orchids, lisianthus and a mix of greenery including Italian ruscus and plumosa.

Not only did we provide floral and décor for Theresa and Chris, but we had the pleasure of being their day of wedding coordinator. Over the month we spent planning with them, we got to learn so much about them, including the way they met and how they started off just being friends. A few weeks after their wedding and their honeymoon we had the pleasure of seeing them again. They both walked into our shop glowing and with huge smiles on their faces. There is so much love between the two of them, and we could not have been happier being a part of their day. 

xoxo,

Allison

Photographer: Michelle Hamstra Photography/ Makeup: Danielle Rochon/ Hair: Zia, Couture Extensions/ Venue: Marquette Park Pavilion/ Floral, Décor, Planning: Unveiled Weddings and Events/ DJ & Lighting: Drea Jay/ Cake: Bridgette, Cakes by Bee/ Photobooth: Sean Michaels Entertainment

Cara & Mike - June 9, 2018

Cara and Mike-The Start of Their Forever 

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June 9, 2018 was a normal day for everyone else, but for Cara and Mike it was the first day of their forever. The ceremony took place at St. Mary of the Lake in New Buffalo, Michigan surrounded by their closest friends and family. Each pew of the church was decorated with hanging flower decorations made with Italian Ruscus, Plumosa, Rose Peach Avalanche, Lavender Hydrangea, Peach Stock, and Dendrobium Orchids. 

Cocktail hour and the reception took place at the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan. The rustic and industrial feel of the space came to life even more when all of the decorations were set. From the hanging lights, the white drapery accented with greenery, the wooden tables filled with people they love, and of course the cake topper with their favorite furry friend, all of the details came together to make it day they could never forget. The centerpieces ranged from short diamond covered glasses to tall hourglass vases filled with a mixture of peach and purple flowers (Stock, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Avalanche, Amaranthus and Hypericum Berry) and greenery (Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus, and Plumosa). Click on the thumbnail for a closer look!

Purple was the color of the day for Cara and Mike. The bridesmaid’s bouquets complimented their off the shoulder dusty purple dresses by using a mixture of Rose Peach Avalanche, Hypericum Berries, Italian Ruscus, Rose Ocean Song, and Blush Stock. Cara’s gorgeous dress was simple, but had the perfect amount of sparkle and lace. It had a deep v-neck with the perfect low cut back. The details of the dress tied into the bridal bouquet that was made with Garden Rose Alabaster, Spray Rose-White Majolica, Garden Rose-Juliet, Italian Ruscus, Eucalyptus, and White Stock. 

Their wedding was filled with family and friends that loved them very much and the whole day was perfection. Cara and Mike made all the details so personal from the barrel signed by their guests, the cake topper, and dancing the night away with the people that mean the most to them. They ended their perfect night with a special visit from a Redamaks food truck for some late night burger snacks. 

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Happy Life to you both!

xo,

Camryn

Vendors: Planner- 1928 Planning / DJ - Mid Michigan Entertainment / Photo - Jennifer Mayo Sudios / Bakery - Froelich’s / Venue - Journeyman Distillery / Makeup - Lerin Johnson / Hair - Natalie Whelan / Food Truck - Redamaks / Drapery - Party People / Floral - Unveiled Weddings & Events 



Caitlin & Joshua - May 5, 2018

At the beginning of April when I accepted a position as a planner with Michelle, she was more than ready to let me start hands on. My second day with her she was filling me in on a wedding reception for Caitlin and Josh Albanese, on May 5, 2018, which was in 23 days. I was feeling overwhelmed as she started giving me vendors to call and tasks to do, but I was in it to win it. This is the job I had dreamed of having for the last 5 years and now here I was.  

For the next 3 weeks I was working closely with the vendors, the bride and the mother of the groom, handling guest counts, food orders and scheduling the timeline for the day of.  I was confident that everything would run smoothly, I was well informed of the flow of the evening and was sure nothing could go wrong. 

May 4, 2018: set up day. I got to the venue ready to set up tables, linens, and the centerpieces when Michelle and Kristin brought them. I quickly realized that the tables were just being dropped off and not set up. I started to panic because I wanted to be ahead of schedule and get the tables and linens up before everyone else got there. Thankfully when Michelle and Kristin got there we kicked it into high gear and got the room set up in no time, making it look absolutely beautiful. Caitlin and Josh’s centerpieces were an abundance of succulents and cacti potted into different vases, and votives using pink Himalayan salt rocks and different shades of grey pebbles. Each centerpiece was surrounded by candles of all different sizes and heights, placed on top of satin mocha linens. 

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May 5, 2018: Wedding Day, it’s 9:00 AM and I’m packing up my car with everything I’ll need for the day, ready to leave to pick up desserts from two bakeries. I arrived at the venue to make sure the stage was being set up in the proper area. Michelle and Kristin brought the napkins and the additional décor to put the finishing touches on the room. Michelle asks me at that moment if I would be okay being here without them, I said absolutely! I was ready for this, I spoke with all the vendors multiple times, I knew the timeline up and down, I was totally able to handle this on my own. 2:00 PM rolls around and the other girls have to leave for another wedding décor set up. I had until 4:45 PM to finish up everything else for the evening before guests started to arrive. I went around the tables to light the candles as guests began to arrive for cocktail hour. I touched base with Caitlin, Josh and Debbie Albanese and they loved everything! Thankfully as guests came to me with questions, I felt confident because I knew I had the right answers. 

I handled my first wedding by myself, and even though it was only a reception I felt very confident in my work. I had great guidance from Michelle and I made sure I had everything in line for the day of the event. The vendors were wonderful and communicating with them so well made my job easy. From start to finish I saw my emotions change, in the beginning I was nervous, and overwhelmed with the tasks at hand, and through the middle all the way to the end I realized that I love my job and that this is what I wanted to do because everything came together wonderfully. 

And, as if nothing else could top this high… The most beautiful photos of the loveliest couple! Congrats Caitlin and Josh.

xoxo,

Allison

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VENDORS: Venue: Indiana Welcome Center/ Photographer: Mike Fan/ Photobooth: Vanity Picture Booth/ Catering: CK Catering/ Italian Ice Cart: Zarlengo’s/ Donuts: Rise n Roll/ Cupcakes: Cute as a Cupcake/ Band: Déjà vu Band/ Bar: Back Court Bar/ Décor, Floral, Planning: Unveiled Weddings and Events/ Chairs: Chair Covers by Sylwia/ Rentals: All In One Party Rentals/ Stationary & Signage: XOXO Invites