Ashley + Zackary 9/20/14 ~ Backyard Bliss

Ashley and Zack hired You’re The Bride for
Day-of-Coordination for their September 20th wedding.  Zack’s Aunt and Uncle have a beautiful back
yard in Rochester Hills and were kind enough to let them use it for their big
day. It was truly the perfect setting. There are tons of trees and enough open
space to entertain as well. It felt very peaceful.

Their ceremony took place off to the side of the back yard.
They had a beautiful wooden arbor at the end of the aisle and tree stumps lined
along the aisle. Our team put flowers in mason jars that Ashley decorated on
the stumps and lined the aisle with rose petals.  Ashley looked stunning in her dress. She found
a dress and basically redesigned it to be the dress of her dreams! The
bridesmaids wore mint green dresses and I loved the groom and groomsmen’s
suspenders.  Ashley and Zack’s baby boy,
Zanden was their ring bearer and he looked absolutely adorable!

Right after the ceremony cocktail hour began while the
bridal party had their pictures taken by Jessica of Flourish Photography. Every
guest had their own mason jar with their name and table number on it. During
cocktail hour we quickly moved all of the wooden chairs from the ceremony to
under the tent. Two nice ladies from the catering company offered
their help!

The tent looked beautiful with touches of purple, mint
green, burlap, and lace. Every table was a little different with mason jars
with flowers, lanterns, candles, and wine bottles. Ashley was really crafty and
created most of it herself. It was a ton of set up, but we pulled it off in the
nick of time! The cake had a beautiful ombre look to it and they had yummy
sugar cookies with purple and green frosting.

After announcing the bridal party and the new couple it was
time for the blessing and to eat! The dinner was delicious, but it started to
rain! Luckily the guests were under the tent and our team hurried to put the
sides on the tent so rain wouldn’t get in the tent. The rain did not hold
anyone back, the dance floor was full all night!

Day of Coordinator: You’re The Bride, Melissa and Jenna
Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Flourish Photography, Jessica
Caterer: Capital Banquet Center
Tent and other rentals: Party Place Rental
Flowers: New Creations Flower Company, Kate
DJ: Carlos Alfaro
Bakery: Lisa’s Confection Connection
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