(Closed) Let’s JUMP START the Detroit Board! Tell us about your wedding.

posted 10 years ago in Detroit
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hey there, 

I just had my wedding this past August – the 23rd to be exact. Loved everything!

Colors were burnt orange, peach, ivory, brown and a little bit of pink. I know I am crazy when it comes to mixing. haha

I do own a company in metro detroit that does wedding decor/flowers if you are interested.  

Jessica Johnston is a good choice.

Karen Sas (http://www.sasography.com/) took our photos and she did a really good job for really good price.  

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Hi Detroit Brides!

I am also planning an August 2009 wedding. We are getting married at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. 

We have also booked Jessica Johnston Photography! Our e-pics are next week. I’m so excited!

So far our color scheme has many different colors with variations on hues of navy, raspberry, gold and charcoal. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hm,

 We’re getting married in Plymouth in June ’09. Our colors are blue and green.  I’m using Diane of http://www.dkdesignshawaii.com for my flowers and FI’s boutonerre (ala Miss Pineapple), but we’re still looking for a florist to do the rest of the flowers.

We’re using First Presbyterian of Plymouth for the ceremony (gorgeous old church) and the Plymouth Cultural Center for our reception.  The room is pretty bland by itself, but they’re flexible and inexpensive, so we can spruce it up a bit with decorations.

 I’m really excited about our caterer: Vassel’s Main Street Catering.  Their prices are amazing, they’re easy to work with (Darren is great), and their food looks wonderful  (tasting coming up!).

 And we’re using an old friend, Mark Trupiano, for our photos.  He’s shot me my entire life and did both of my brothers’ weddings.

 Those are the big details so far.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hey everyone! I’m excited to see some action on this board and to hear about others’ plans.

We are getting married August 2, 2009, in Ann Arbor. We are having our ceremony at my church in town, and then traveling out to Manchester, MI, for the wedding reception at Sharon Mills Park. FoodArt is catering for us–we have to use them per the park contract but they are wonderful so I have no problems with this!

Our photographer is Amy Carroll (http://www.acarrollphotography.com/).

I’m still on the hunt for a florist, cake baker, and band (my Fiance is dead set on having a motown band). Any suggestions?

GoIzzy–what is your company?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

 

GoIzzy is my company. ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.goizzy.com – look thru the pics

email is you have any questions and I will do my best to help you out. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hey All!!!

We are getting married in Brownstown, in the church my family attends. Our reception will be at the Grecian Center in Southgate. Our photographer is absolutely wonderful, and her prices are even better! Her company is Paris Productions, if anyone is interested I’d be happy to send the link to our e-pics!

My Future Mother-In-Law will be doing the flowers, as she is very crafty. Our colors are fucsia, silver, and white with a tiny bit of black shimmery accents!  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We got married on my parents farm in Richmond Michigan.  It was a tented wedding our color were blue and green.  The mayor of Richmond married us in front of all of our friends and family.

 

  Our photography was through bella pictures, but they matched us with Angie Baan- she’s great (if I had to do it again, I would have just hired her). 

  Our catering was done by Achatz, which was a great price for good food.  Also a month before the wedding we sent one of our bulls in for processing and had steads made- a chef grilled the steaks to order.  We ordered our cupcakes from Cake Novuea in Ann Arbor- they make beautiful cakes, but I have to say our cupcakes weren’t very good.  They were supposedly made the day before the wedding and they tasted old.  They looked great though!

 I did all of our flowers, ordering them wholesale online.  Made my own bouquet. 

 

  I also ordered mother of the bride and groom corsages from Dkdesigns- they were beautiful.  Another etsy seller made my bouquet charms- and builderstudio made out cake topper. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Hi Metro Detroit Ladies,

Our wedding is May 16, 2009 in Ann Arbor.  We’re having both the ceremony and the reception at the Michigan Union, which is special for us because we met at UM. 

We’re not 100% settled on a color scheme.  I think it’s going to be black and ivory with gold accents. We have a lot of vendors booked already, which is a relief.  Right now, I’m looking for musicians to play at the ceremony.  I’m hoping for a string quartet–maybe even music students to save a little money.

You know, Marueen, I also had a bad experience with Cake Nouveau.  I ordered cupcakes from there for a bday party and they tasted stale!  For that price, I’d expect a little more.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Maureen & Jessie…I’m totally with you!  I’ve gotten cupcakes from Cake Nouveau twice and both times they tasted a bit burnt and dry.  I thought maybe the first time was a fluke or a bad batch but nope.  Very pretty, but not very tasty unfortunately!

 Jessie…do you still live in Ann Arbor?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Boothbride, yep we live in AA.  Do you?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re getting married in June 09.  Ceremony at Nichols Arboretum (AA) reception at Huron River Club (Farmington).

We’re attempting to do this wedding of 130 guests under 10K.  We’re doing a lot ourselves and friends are gifting their services as well.  For instance, our officiant is a good friend of ours, our photographer is a pro friend of ours that has gifted his talent to us.  Our soloist is another friend and our reception site was also gifted to us (minus food/bar/staff)  We’re very lucky people and very thankful.  We’re hiring someone to work our ipod for music and currently trying to find a celtic band for cocktail hour and a bakery that will make s’more cupcakes for us.

Colors are apple green, ivory and chocolate brown.

DIY projects:

Gocco STD’s, Invites, and Thank you’s OR Invitesite.com eco invites
Flowers – he’s making my bouquet – so romantic.  The rest of the flowers we’re ordering bulk and doing ourselves.
Flower Vases – Hollowed out Birch made into vase.  Also cutting green wine bottles into flower holders.
Ring Holder – My future Mother in Law is an potter and is throwing a "ring bowl" for the ring bearer to carry our rings on.
Cupcake stand – Making out of sliced birch
Photobooth – we’re thinking about this, but this is just an add on if we have some extra money at the end.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Grnmel:  We’re looking for a celtic band too!  Let me know if you have any luck, and I’ll do the same.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know how I missed this post the first time around, I’m glad it was bumped up! It’s fun to hear about all of the Detroit area wedding details. I love Jessica Johnston! My photographer is Melissa Squires, otherwise known as "A Girl In Love"

http://www.agirlinlove.com

We are getting married (ceremony and reception) at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, same as Jessie516! But two weeks later. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jessie, I feel like I have a million questions for Ken, and keep forgetting to write them all down so I can meet with him! 

We are using Gwen’s Cake Decorating, she does cakes out of her home ion Saline and her prices are amazing! I’m working on a post for this one this week or next week…

Our colors are robin’s egg blue, a darker blue green, and black.  

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ taffy – We’re probably using Gwen too!  She was personally recommended by our caterer (Vassel’s Main Street) who used her for his wedding and loved her.  Her prices are definitely right, though we haven’t met with her yet.  Website for those interested is: http://www.gwenscakedecorating.com/

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