I am happy to share with you Megan and Steve's wedding from September. I worked with Megan for over a year to plan her big day. She was a lot of fun to hang out with and her family was equally as great! I love it when couples are not afraid to do things a little different. So of course I was all about having their ceremony at center ice at an ice arena! Meet Megan and Steve.......
You may now face off......
A beautiful and delicious cake by Domestic Arts Custom Cakes.....
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Photography by Amy
Finding the right place to have your wedding ceremony is a very important part of your wedding. Luckily there are not too many factors that you have to take into account when you choose it. The biggest thing you want to look at is if you want it to be indoors or outdoors. If it will be outdoors then you need to see what the weather usually is around that time of the year. If you are having your wedding outside then it is always a good idea to have a backup area indoors just to be safe. The only other part that’s really important is making sure the size of the venue is adequate for the amount of guests you will have. After that you can pick whatever you like the best! There are tons of different places to tie the knot such as churches, hotels and resorts, marinas, restaurants, theaters, botanical gardens, country clubs, mountaintops, beaches, vineyards, farms, lakes, parks and many more. Here are a few pictures of some beautiful wedding ceremony venues:
There is not a whole lot you can do to decorate a church to add your own personal touch, but using a unique aisle runner is not only refreshing to see, but can add a remarkable visual effect to the scene.
You may already know that I am not a huge fan of programs. I feel like you spend a lot of money on the stationery, then the guests throw it away as soon as the ceremony is over. And by nature I am just a money saver!
However, if you have a long, detailed ceremony or maybe it's a little untraditional I am all for them. If they are going to contribute to the uniqueness of your wedding and a special touch I insist on using them! Here are some neat programs I came across.
I LOVE these paper bags! You can put confetti, petals, bird seed, or anything else you want your guests to toss after the ceremony.
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These programs make a very nice touch.....
Again, with including something to toss.....
I love anything that can be used for multiple things, a program that is a fan and a crossword puzzle!!!
A little different than the traditional fan program. Perfect for an outdoor ceremony in the summer.
In March I had the pleasure to work with a really great couple, Leslie and Erin. It was a great kick off to the wedding season. Their ceremony took place at the lovely Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth and the reception was held at the Meeting House in downtown Plymouth. There was a bit of a vintage theme to the wedding and the colors were hunter green, pale pink, and gold. The reception space looked absolutely beautiful with the ivory linens, gold chiavari chairs and the gorgeous centerpieces with esperanza roses. The whole day went great and they sure knew how to party! Click here
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Ceremony Venue: Inn at St. Johns
Reception Venue: The Meeting HousePhotography: Rawlinson Photography
Photo Booth: Mobile Exposures
Cake: Elite Sweets
Florist: Petals of Brighton
Linens and chairs: Affairs to Remember
I love the idea of having a Winter Wonderland Wedding! I picture all white, with lots of crystals, blue lights, and ice sculptures. Little touches of snowflakes would be nice, but not too many. A faux fur shawl for the bride or even all of the bridesmaids would be a nice touch. Or even a faux fur muff. On the latest episode of My Fair Wedding the bride carried a muff with flowers attached to it, so she would still have a bouquet.
I absolutely LOVE this cake!
These cute cake pops would make great favors!
I think a bouquet without flowers would be really nice.
Hawaii is a beautiful place for a destination wedding or a honeymoon. The weather is perfect year round. It is very relaxed and a different way of life. Each island is very different. Whether you prefer adventure, relaxation, or sightseeing each island is sure to have it. The islands are close together you can visit more than one. You can get married on a beach, by a volcano, or in front of a waterfall. You can have a traditional ceremony or do something a little more Hawaiian. If you would love to do a destination wedding but are worried some loved ones might miss it, you could have your reception back home. You can wear your dress again, a different one, or have it more casual. It would be nice to hire a good videographer so that you can show your ceremony at the reception. If you decide to get married there or any destination it is a good idea to hire a wedding planner. There is a lot of research to be done. Save yourself the time and trouble and let a professional handle everything.
This was an intimate wedding at the Hilton Beach on the Big Island.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor are a beautiful place for a wedding or other wedding celebrations. They offer five breath taking outdoor areas. They also have an indoor conservatory and an auditorium that can be used for a ceremony, reception, or as a back up for bad weather. It would be impossible to have bad photographs with the gardens as your backdrop.
Photography by Dustin Francis Photography