Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center ~ Kirsten+Joe 4/26/14

Everyone wants to create a wedding that leaves their guests talking about it long after its over. Kirsten and Joe have done just that with their vintage Skeleton Key themed wedding.
Kirsten contacted Tracie in September of 2012 about planning her April 2014 wedding. At that time intern Brittany and Tracie met with Kirsten and her parents to talk about our services and how we could help put together the wedding she desired. Kirsten knew exactly what she wanted with her vintage skeleton key theme and we knew exactly the right vendors to hire to bring it all to fruition. Since we have worked with Designed, Sealed, and Delivered out of Saginaw on other client weddings we knew they were perfect for the job. They are beyond talented and have just about everything vintage you can imagine.

The day started out at Laurel Manor with YTB setting up favors of bottle openers, toasting flutes, cake and knife set, fixing a lighting issue, setting up a memory table, putting flowers on the cake and many other little details. Then Kimberly and Tracie headed to Heritage West Mound Church in Taylor, MI. Kirsten looked stunning as she waited for the moment to walk toward Joe and become his wife. The bridesmaids wore knee length navy blue dresses and the groomsmen wore matching navy blue ties and pocket squares. Fresh flowers were not used in this wedding, instead the bouquets and groom’s boutounniere created by Designed, Sealed, and Delivered were adorned with vintage skeleton keys to complete the look. These two lovebirds were so anxious to be married that the ceremony lasted only 15 minutes. They were pronounced man and wife and sealed it with a kiss!

After the ceremony the YTB team headed back to Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI to oversee and put the final touches for the reception. The ladies at Designed, Sealed, and Delivered really outdid themselves in bringing Kirsten’s dream wedding to life. 

We used an old window for her seating chart, a wish tree was made complete with skeleton keys and kraft paper tags for guests to write their wishes to the couple.  
The bride’s mom had a vintage typewriter that we used to display a message to let the guests know to write their message on the tag.

It all came together beautifully to create a real statement piece outside of the reception. Guests from other weddings were stopping by to take pictures and get a peek of the room as they all thought it was the most creative wedding they had ever seen.  All wished to have compliments passed on to the bride as they loved the design elements we put together. It was so nice to hear such great feedback while we were setting up! 
Inside the reception the burlap accents perfectly blended with the navy blue color scheme. Kirsten’s dad made the wooden centerpieces and paper flowers were scattered around candles tied with skeleton keys. Guests were given skeleton key bottle openers as favors.
Kirsten and Joe showed their fun side with custom made Cornhole boards and a classic car gobo. Their guests had a blast playing all night on these gorgeous boards.
The couple’s three cakes were finished with buttercream frosting and pretty pink flowers in lieu of cake toppers. The cake flavors were cherry chip, marble, confetti and chocolate. In addition to the three cakes, Kirsten’s family provided a Black Forest cake to keep with a long standing family tradition. 
Congratulations Kirsten and Joe. We wish you all the best and happiness in the world!
Hotel-Hyatt and Fairfield Inn  
Makeup-Kyana Lofton
Church-Heritage West Mound 
Hall, lighting & Gobo-Laurel Manor 
Linens & Florals-Designed, Sealed, and Delivered 
Photographer-Justin Munter Photography
Baker-Cakes by Stephanie
Wedding Planner- You’re The Bride, Tracie and Kimberly
Officiant-Curt, Friend of the Family
DJ- Steve Miller, Mike Staff Productions
Limo- Luxury Limousine
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