Hawthorne Gardens ~ Amelia + Kurtis ~ July 15, 2017

Amelia contacted Tracie in November of 2016 as she was looking for a wedding planner to help plan her wedding since she was living in Houston, Texas.  Her fiancee plays for The Houston Texans and there were only limited dates to have the wedding due to his training schedule. After a few location changes we ended on July 15 at Hawthorne Gardens in Marshall, MI. The ceremony took place in her home town of Albion with a reception to follow.

I totally love that Kurtis wrote Ameila a list of all the reasons he loves her….I mean c’mon that’s awesome for a guy to do! 

Amelia with her proud parents and sister !

Seriously can these kids be any cuter? 

Check out those socks!

Looking very dapper!

Good looking group of guys to support Kurtis on the big day!

Of course we had to have cheerleaders for the couple since Kurtis plays for The Houston Texans!

And footballs ! 

Finally got to send my bride Amelia down the aisle after months of planning with her.

Yes! They did it….the new Mr. and Mrs. !


I loved all of these images and it was too hard to pick just one so I posted 3 !

I just love the water fountains pictures, especially this one!

She is so stunning!

The tent and grounds looked amazing at Hawthorne Gardens. It was a beautiful day for a tent wedding!

The inside of the tent looked amazing in shades of gold and pink. We used gold sparkle linens on the specialty tables to give an extra pop!

Of course we had a Tailgate Themed Cocktail Hour. Thomas’s Catering provided delicious snacks while the guests waited for the bridal party to arrive. 7 layer chips and dip, tater tots on a skewer with dipping sauce and more!

Italian ruscus is always a nice touch!

We carried the Mr. and Mrs. theme throughout the design of the event.

Go Texans and Go State (Where the couple met) !

Everyone loves a game of cornhole!

Ok now the cake cutting had to be one of my favorite moments of the day. Kurtis is so funny the way he eats his cake, barely sharing any with his new bride. LOL

He was loving the cake and jamming to “Love On Top” by Beyonce that played during this moment.

Ok now he gives her a little bite!

I kept telling them it would be a bomb-ass dance party with Elysium as our entertainment for the evening and it sure was! Everyone had a great time!

Isn’t she the cutest?


Officiant:  Pastor Kenneth Ponds

Catering/Bar: Thomas’s Catering

Hair and makeup: Bridal Beauty

Bakery:  Sally 517-315-8221

Videographer:   The Imaginerium

Stationery: Family Friend

Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride

Transportation: Leisure Limousine

Hotels:   Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn
Shuttle:   Father of the Bride
Catering Tent:  The Canopeum
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