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Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Are you strug­gling to decide on your wed­ding style and col­or scheme?  Here are some things to con­sid­er while you are work­ing on your wed­ding plans: 1.) Look for Inspi­ra­tion If you do not know where to begin when choos­ing your wed­ding style and col­or schemes, we urge you to look for inspi­ra­tion in your dai­ly lives that relate most to you for your wed­ding style and col­or scheme. It may help to browse through the Inter­net or social media out­lets to pin-point what you may envi­sion your wed­ding to look like. By search­ing through these out­lets, this may help you and […]

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Finalizing your Guest List — Who Gets a Plus One

Finalizing your Guest List - Who Gets a Plus One

Final­iz­ing your guest list can often be a big­ger chal­lenge than many cou­ples antic­i­pate.  Some ques­tions you should con­sid­er when choos­ing this list of indi­vid­u­als are: how many peo­ple can your venue fit, how many peo­ple do you want in atten­dance, who gets a plus one, and how you may nar­row down your list. This task may seem tedious at first, but we can assure you that it is eas­i­er than you think.  This list will help you con­quer these ques­tions to make the process fun and free of stress, as it should be! 1.) How many peo­ple can your […]

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The First Look Debate

The First Look Debate

In the excite­ment of wed­ding plan­ning, decid­ing on whether to have a first look can be com­mon­ly swept under the rug. Cou­ples are often super­sti­tious about see­ing their sig­nif­i­cant oth­er before the cer­e­mo­ny. They want the ele­ment of sur­prise when they see their spouse-to-be for the first time walk­ing down the aisle. Although hold­ing tra­di­tion is impor­tant for many cou­ples, there are many advan­tages to hav­ing a first look. Why to have a first look The pri­ma­ry rea­son I advo­cate for a first look is the prin­ci­ple of time. It gives the pho­tog­ra­ph­er more time to take pho­tos rather than cap­ture the […]

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Vendor Spotlight- Wedding Calligrapher Leah Moss

Vendor Spotlight- Wedding Calligrapher Leah Moss

Com­pa­ny: Leah E. Moss Web­site: www.leahemoss.com Social Media: @leahemoss Loca­tion: Home Stu­dio in Birm­ing­ham MI (by appoint­ment only) How did you get your start in the indus­try? I had dab­bled in let­ter­ing and oth­er art forms as a hob­by since high school. In 2012, I start­ed work­ing as the exec­u­tive assis­tant to the CEO of a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm — it was stress­ful. Cal­lig­ra­phy became my way to decom­press after long days at work. Know­ing it was relax­ing to me, one of my close friends asked if I’d help address her wed­ding invi­ta­tion envelopes. I said “of course,” but then oth­er people […]

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Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman's Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

When it comes to wed­ding cakes the pos­si­bil­i­ties are near­ly end­­less- if you can dream it, most like­ly there is some­one who can make it. So how do you decide who will make your cake dreams come true? Two things we find extreme­ly impor­tant in this process are qual­i­ty and artistry. Zinger­man’s Bake­house strives to embody both of those qual­i­ties in each of their prod­ucts. Read our inter­view with their mar­ket­ing man­ag­er, Sara Whip­ple, to see exact­ly why they have such a well-earned rep­u­ta­tion for con­sis­tent­ly pro­duc­ing some of the best treats you can get your hands on!  How long have […]

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Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

  Arguably one of the most icon­ic hall­marks that will come to mind when one thinks of a wed­ding is the wed­ding dress. The search for the per­fect dress can be intim­i­dat­ing, but going to the right place can help alle­vi­ate some of the stress asso­ci­at­ed with this seem­ing­ly daunt­ing task. At The Wed­ding Shoppe you are in good hands, they will ensure a pleas­ant jour­ney to find “the one.” Read our inter­view with Michelle McFar­land of The Wed­ding Shoppe below to find out exact­ly how they go about doing so. How long have you been in the indus­try, and how […]

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The Best Ceremony Songs

The Best Ceremony Songs

How to Decide the Per­fect Playlist When try­ing to decide on music for your spe­cial day it’s hard to know where to begin. Often many will know what song they want for their first dance- they’ve imag­ined the moment and pic­tured it over and over again. They may even have in mind some good dance songs for their recep­tion, but what about the cer­e­mo­ny? There are 2 main sets of music to con­sid­er- the pro­ces­sion­al and reces­sion­al, or mak­ing your entrance and your exit. This often proves slight­ly more chal­leng­ing for many to decide. We’re here to give some ideas […]

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Vendor Spotlight — Two Penny Productions

Vendor Spotlight - Two Penny Productions

A video­g­ra­ph­er is essen­tial to cap­tur­ing the emo­tion­al com­po­nents involved in your wed­ding day. We were giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with Adam from Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions, a Metro Detroit video­g­ra­ph­er. For more infor­ma­tion about Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions, please take a look at the Q&A ses­sion below. 1.)  Tell me about how you got into videog­ra­phy and how Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions start­ed?  “Hyun and I (Adam) both got our start in Film/Videography at MPI (Motion Pic­ture Insti­tute of Michi­gan) 11 years ago.  We quick­ly became friends, and worked on each oth­er’s the­sis films.  We came up with the name “Two Penny […]

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Vendor Spotlight- Perfect Day Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

Vendor Spotlight- Perfect Day Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

A wed­ding offi­ciant plays a cru­cial role in your big day. They lead your cer­e­mo­ny, guid­ing you through the final moments that will bind you and your part­ner togeth­er for life. Under­stand­ably, you want some­one who real­ly “gets you” and gels well with your per­son­al styles as indi­vid­u­als and as a cou­ple, in order to cre­ate a cer­e­mo­ny that is unique­ly yours that goes off with­out a hitch. We believe Denise Tuck­er of Per­fect Day Cel­e­bra­tions does just that, and that’s why we picked her brain to get some insight into what it is that makes that pos­si­ble and what […]

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Lauren & David’s Detroit Yacht Club Wedding

Lauren & David's Detroit Yacht Club Wedding

The Detroit Yacht Club is one of the few wed­ding venues in the city that is not only on the water­front, but also give you a stun­ning view of the sky­line.  Lau­ren & David cel­e­brat­ed their wed­ding at there this past July sur­round­ed by.  These pho­tos by Mike Staff Pro­duc­tions def­i­nite­ly have us dream­ing of sum­mer week­ends again! Recep­tion: DETROIT YACHT CLUB Pho­tog­ra­phy, Videog­ra­phy, & Enter­tain­ment: MIKE STAFF PRODUCTIONS Florist: VIVIANO’S Plan­ner: PAM AT PURPLE CLOVER EVENTS Trans­porta­tion: TRINITY TRANSPORTATION & A‑LIST LIMOUSINE Trav­el & Accom­mo­da­tions: MARRIOTT RENAISSANCE CENTER Beau­ty: PRIMP BEAUTY CONCIERGE Cake & Desserts: SORELLA BAKERY 

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