Purple Clover Events

Half Time Report

Half Time Report

I don’t know how it happened, but it’s August already, and that means we’re halfway through our 2016 weddings!  That’s right, 20 weddings down, 20 weddings to go!  Take a look at our first round of beautiful newlyweds, individual blog posts for them all coming soon! 🙂

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What to Know Before Meeting with Vendors

What to Know Before Meeting with Vendors

Choosing the correct vendors is an essential component to ensuring that your big day runs as smooth as possible. Prior to meeting with your vendors, we encourage you to take a look at these tips so you know what to expect during vendor meetings. 1.)      Know, Embrace, and Stick to Your Budget Your budget is a huge factor when determining what services you will need from your vendors. By prioritizing your budget based upon your wants and needs from your vendors can allow you to narrow down which services you may need more of or less of. 2.)      What is

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Our new wedding season hours

Our new wedding season hours

The busy wedding season is now here, which means it’s time for our adjusted hours: 

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An EPIC Night for Purple Clover Events

An EPIC Night for Purple Clover Events

Last Tuesday night we were so beyond honored to take away two awards at the Michigan EPIC Awards!  The EPIC Awards (Event Professional Industry Class Awards) are a collaboration between event industry organizations ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants), ISES (International Special Event Society), and NACE (National Association of Catering and Events), to celebrate the best of the best in the Michigan event industry.  With awards spanning from best wedding and social event, to best technical production, the awards really do represent the industry as a whole. We have been so lucky to be involved with amazing weddings and clients over

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Irish Wedding Traditions-Aitin’ the Gander

Irish Wedding Traditions-Aitin' the Gander

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “his goose is cooked” came from? Oddly enough, it came from a great Irish tradition called Aitin’ the Gander. This was when the groom was invited over by the bride’s family to their house the day of the wedding. A goose was cooked in his honor symbolizing the beginning of the wedding day celebrations. After his “goose was cooked” there was no turning back! Romantic, huh? 🙂 Slainte!

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Wedding Band vs DJ: What’s your style?

Wedding Band vs DJ: What's your style?

Many couples have the debate of wedding band vs DJ during the first few months of wedding planning. No doubt about it: Music can make or break a wedding celebration—think of it as the heart and soul of a reception. When considering your choice, it starts with asking yourself some basic questions, specifically what type of entertainment suits your personal taste, budget, space allowances, and guest demographics. Here, I list some things to consider while you make your music choice. Things to consider: Vibe: the kind of music you pick can set the tone of your wedding and create a theme. The

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Irish Wedding Traditions – The Blessing

I absolutely love this time of year! March 1st comes around and not only do we know that spring is just around the corner, but it means Irish season has officially begun! My family has always been very proud of our Irish history all year round, but during March we get to celebrate the culture and traditions with the rest of the world. If you take a couple of minutes to look around, you’ll see Irish bands, parades, and fundraisers all around for the next few weeks. For the past few years I’ve wanted to take the opportunity to share

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Carrie and Brad

Carrie and Brad July 10, 2010 I’ve been lucky enough to be helping couples get married for over 6 years now, but this summer I had the opportunity to see things from the other side…as a bridesmaid! I had such a great time working with one of my best friends that I’ve known since elementary school, and it really was an honor to stand up with her on her wedding day! We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather, and an amazing venue and vendors that made my experience as a bridesmaid wedding planner as stress free as I hope to

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The Importance of vendor reviews and WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award!

I’m very happy to announce that Purple Clover Events has again been awarded with the 2011 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award! The awards are determined by recent reviews and surveys from past clients and vendors thru the WeddingWire website, which is the largest wedding review website in the nation. Recipients have been determined to be among the top 5% of wedding professionals, and I’m honored to be part of that! That being said, I also want to stress the importance of giving honest reviews and feedback to of your vendors thru avenues such as WeddingWire.com. Not only does it helps us

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Sandals Royal Bahamian

I don’t think I’m saying anything new here, but Sandals resorts are AMAZING!! Most of us had to shovel our way out of our homes this morning, and I am very much wishing that I was back in the Bahamas! Of course the weather plays a major role in that, but there is so much more to what Sandals brings to a vacation than just the destination. They tag themselves as providing a “Luxury-Included Vacation”, and I can tell you that’s not just a sales pitch. Now that I’ve experienced two Sandals resorts, I’d like to share a couple of

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