Cindy found me via my blog while searching for a Day-of Coordinator in Michigan to help her coordinate her wedding day and rehearsal. This couple lives in Chicago but has some family in the area so they decided on Bay Pointe in West Bloomfield. This venue is wonderful and offers a breathtaking view for the ceremony under a pergola near the lake, a fabulous screened in porch for cocktail hour and a large reception room. It is part of Oak Management so the food is amazing!
Their dear friend Spencer got ordained and officiated their ceremony and was wonderful to work with. I over heard him say to the couple right after the ceremony that marrying them was the biggest privilege of his life. I could tell he felt so honored to be chosen to share in their special day in that capacity.
Becca and I getting ready to head out!
Cindy worked with Liz at The Parsonage on her floral design and decided on 3 different looks. My favorite was the grouping of 4 cubes with orchids and lots of candles surrounding. They also provided the chaircovers.
Her wedding cake was created by a family friend and was very moist and delicious not to mention the ornate design Cindy chose.
They also treated their guests to the most delicious tasting of gourmet popcorn. We placed them at each setting for the guest’s to enjoy. This is no ordinary popcorn but drizzled with chocolate. Yes, that’s right chocolate! I couldn’t believe how yummy it was. Kelly, one of the bridesmaids Mom has a local business in Farmington Hills called b’drizzled and she made all of the favors. I can’t wait to share this fantastic treat with all of my brides as it sure was a hit! Seriously check out her site and go buy some as its sold at places locally like Papa Joes, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Randazzo’s, Holiday Market, Westborn Market and more.
The couple also treated their guests to our photobooth and they had a blast during cocktail hour and after. We provided lots of fun props and the crowd loved them. It was fun watching their guests come up with interesting combinations of “looks” for the booth pictures. As a memento of the evening our attendant put together a photo scrapbook with all of the pictures. I also sent them a copy of all of the images on a CD. Here is a picture of Cindy and two of her bridesmaids Freda and Nania from inside the booth. Freda on left is Cindy’s new sister-in-law and emailed me a few days after the wedding to thank us for a job well done. The email sure was a nice surprise! Thanks! We had fun and Cindy really had the nicest bridesmaids. They were a fun group to work with.
Kim and Jamie of Considering Lilies Photography from Ohio were there to capture all the special moments. There are a couple of the professional shots below. Kim and I coordinated the “First Look” moment between Cindy and Cyrus under the pergola. Cindy looked so amazingly beautiful and Cyrus was in awe of her beauty!
Also, Cindy’s relatives from Philly drove in to shoot video of the day. They do photography and videography. Can’t wait to see the trailer from Jea Lee Photography. Bob, from Mike Staff Productions kept the dance floor packed. Cindy was very thoughtful and put together a basket of flip flops so her guests could toss off their dress shoes and boogie!
Here is Becca, my Assistant getting the troops lined up for the Grand Entrance and giving instructions on where to go and what tables everyone is seated at since there was not a traditional head table.
We only needed a few items from the emergency kit for this wedding and it was some batteries as Nicole, one of the bridesmaids needed them for her camera. Hairspray was needed by the guys and a crochet hook as requested for getting Cindy into her dress. I have to say this is the first wedding in a VERY LONG TIME that I did not have to pin up the bride’s bustle over and over. Cindy’s Mom put her bustle in and I must did a fantastic job!! I try to get my bride’s back on the dancefloor as quickly and possible when their dress gets stepped on and the bustle breaks. It was really great to see Cindy just dance without those “repair” interruptions!
The first dance always a beautiful moment!
Thank you for choosing You’re The Bride to help with your special day. We were delighted to be there and take care of your wedding day needs. Hope you are having a good time in Turks & Caicos. I really enjoyed working with you both and wish you many happy years together. Thank you for the lovely bottle of wine and note at the end of the evening. Such a nice gesture! xo