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

posted 12 years ago in Detroit
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

Thanks for posting the link, I was in a rush earlier. πŸ™‚

Gwen is super nice, her prices are AMAZING, and she’s been making cakes for 30 years. We liked the cake so much at our tasting that I ordered Mr. Taffy’s birthday cake from her last month. (and it was a way to try another flavor!!! sssh, don’t tell Mr. T!) and we loved it. She doesn’t freeze cakes, everything was really fresh and delicious. And she gives away a free anniversary cake! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Historybride – will definitely let you know, I’ve got a lead on a some UofM music students that are supposedly good and inexpensive.  When I get more details will let you know.

Does anyone have a Gocco they would share or rent? 

We’re trying to decide if we really want to gocco the invites or not.  It’s a lot of labor, but more importantly, I’m not sure that my vision can be translated.  I don’t want to make the investment if it’s going to be just another project that gets stored away.

Thanks!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Wow! So many Michigan brides!

Our day is June 5, 2009.

In Saline, MI (Ann Arbor’s little known neighbor) at Weller’s Carriage House.

Our photographer is Aruna B; arunabphotography.com and we are SO pleased with her work so far. 

Our colors are "layered whites" with touches of yellow. πŸ™‚

Stop by my blog and visit anytime my Michigan friends <3

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

My birthday is June 5th!!! πŸ™‚ I love Weller”s. Such a lovely venue!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I was sort of upset our cupcakes turned out the way they did.  Courtney was incredibly nice ( and she competes on the food network) !! It seems that she’s good at making things look good… it’s just the freshness is compromised.  She stressed we coudn’t pick up the cupcakes until 4 p.m. the day before the wedding so they would stay "fresh-"I had one the night of the rehersal dinner and frankly, it tasted stale. 

     When we went in for the tasting it was great. Fresh made, everything was perfect!  It’s dissapointing.  I have to say though, they looked really great.  Very 1950’s bakery style with cherries on top. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Yay, there are lots of AA area brides out there! πŸ™‚

Grnmel–Where in the Arb are you getting married?  I saw some pictures of a wedding in the Peony Garden in a magazine recently and it was gorgeous!!

Taffy–I also have a list about a mile long for the next time I speak to Ken at the Union.  I feel like he’s not great about returning email, although I think he’s been wonderful other than that.  Are you doing the food tasting in February?  Maybe we’ll see you there!

Lajune–Wellers is a beautiful venue.  I went to a wedding there last summer and it was awesome. πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

Yes, I can’t wait until the food tasting! Do you know which day it is? Ken was vague about it. I haven’t had too many problems with him, but I usually make an appointment in person. I want to go again to look at the table cloth swatches lol!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

Taffy, I didn’t get a date from him either, he just said sometime in February.  I hope it’s not too close to my first dress fitting–I went with my best friend as her Maid/Matron of Honor a couple of years ago and it was delish!!  I also need to get back in there and look at linens and stuff, as we hadn’t really made any decisions on colors when we met with him last.  Remind me, which rooms are you using?  We’ve got the ceremony in Kunezel and reception in Pendleton. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

We are doing the ceremony in Pendleton and reception in the Ballroom. Ken said that aisle runners are not good in the Pendleton room because of the slate floors being so slippery, so I think we are going to do rose petals. (You can use real ones there, yay!) I’m not sure if we are going to use the union’s linens or bring in our own rentals- I know their chair covers are more expensive than most companies out there. If I don’t like their colors for tablecloths we will rent from an outside source for sure. 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Jessie516 – our ceremony will be in the Heathdale.  We’re going to stand in the council ring and our guests will stand behind in the half moon area.  We thought about the Peony Garden, certainly would be easier for our guests, but we really love the Heathdale and the idea of being surrounded (literally) by trees.  What magazine did you see the wedding in Peony?

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

Grnmel, Heathdale sounds like a beautiful place for a ceremony.  Being surrounded by the trees will be so romantic!  I believe the Peony Gardens wedding was in the Metro Detroit issue of The Knot magazine that I got a a wedding show a month or two ago. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

Jessie516- we got an email "save the date" for the tasting at the union. It will be Sunday, March 1st at the league. It is $20 per person, I thought it was free!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi all,

New on this blog but I thought I’d jump in…it’s nice to know I’m not alone in the planning.  It feels very overwhelming right now.  Our wedding is Aug 2009 at the Dearborn Inn.  We’re hoping to do the ceremony in my parents’ backyard, but logistics are turning out to be difficult.  And I live in CA, so I’m relying a lot on other people’s opinions/suggestions (and my parents are doing a lot of legwork as well).  I feel so behind not having settled a photographer or florist yet…but hopefully soon:)  

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

The Dearborn Inn is lovely!!! πŸ™‚ I love my photographer and completely recommend her:

http://www.agirlinlove.com

 

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Aww, my prom was at the Dearborn Inn and I went to a wedding there too.  It’s a really interesting venue, I’m a bit jealous!

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