(Closed) Share your vendors!

posted 9 years ago in Detroit
Post # 3
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Great idea!

  • Wedding Date: June 27, 2009
  • Location:  Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor (The Heathdale)
  • Reception Venue: The Huron River Club – Farmington, MI
  • Caterer:  The Huron River Club
  • Photographer:  Pro Friend
  • Videographer:  Pro Friend
  • Cake:  Just Baked – Livonia, MI  (Cupcakes that are to die for as well as price friendly)
  • DJ/Music:  IPOD – and Equipment Rental is from a friend
  • Florist: Uniquely Yours – Northville, MI – Sue is the best, finishes my sentences, totally in line with my vision
  • Any Other Vendors: 
  • Dress:  Bella Bridal – W Bloomfield (they’re lovely people)
  • Metro Cars – we plan to use them for our transportation and get away car.
  • U of M – Music Students – we hired a celtic/bluegrass group for our cocktail hour and dinner 
  • Eastern Market:  We’ve gotten much of the plants we need for centerpieces from the vendors in the market
  • Portrait Booth – A girl in Love Photography – thanks to Taffy’s post


Post # 4
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Jessie,  this is such a great idea.  Glad to have you as a detroit representative!



  • Wedding Date:  May 30th, 2010
  • Location: Belle Isle(we haven’t confirmed the location at this point but should have it in writing in 3 weeks-  I don’t want to jinx it so decided not to mention the exact location)
  • Reception Venue: Club Venetian, Madison Heights, Mi- Val and Linda are great people.  We are also having the shower at this location.
  • Caterer: Club Venetian
  • Photographer:  Toole Art Photography,  http://www.tooleart.com
  • Videographer: Personal Freind- we are shooting 8mm 
  • DJ/Music: Rock Out Entertainment, Livonia Mi-  Wayne Kinney, http://www.rockoutentertainment.com/
  • Any Other Vendors: 
  • Coordinator- All Things Creative, http://www.atcbyrachel.com- Rachel A Cytacki.  I love Rachel, she is so wonderful and really understands my vision.  I am so glad that I have her support and guidance through this
  • Dress: Kray Chic, Novi Mi-  I can’t say enough good things about this store.  They have such a large selection of bridesmaid dresses and great jewelry as well.

Post # 5
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

  • Wedding Date:  August 1, 2009
  • Location: Dearborn Inn
  • Reception Venue: Dearborn Inn.  We are having an Indian event the night before at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham
  • Caterer: Dearborn Inn and Rangoli
  • Photographer:  Memories by Michael (www.memoriesbymichael.com) based in California
  • Videographer:TBD
  • DJ/Music: TBD
  • Dress: Atelier des Modistes in San Francisco
  • Cake: Classic Confections, I think Monroe right now, but she’s moving
  • Florist: Emerald City Designs
  • String quartet: TBD
  • Officiant: Lovelines (Elaine Radloff)
  • Transportation for Out of Town guests to Townsend Hotel: TBD
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Henry Ford Estate (Music Room)

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010


If all goes as planned we will be getting married at the conservatory in the formal garden in front of the building.  I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with Kray Chic… I had a bad experience at Elizabeths in Northville where they pushed me to put a down payment on a dress even though I told them that I wasn’t ready to because it was only the 1st time I had tried on dresses.  They also made me feel uncomfortable when the began to shut the lights off as I was changing into my clothes… it was at 6pm and they were open until 8pm that day.  

I looked at your photographers site, her work is beautiful.  I can’t wait to see photos of your wedding.  Did you do engagement photos?

Post # 8
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

  • Wedding Date: 8/8/09
  • Location: Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian
  • Reception Venue: Birmingham Community House
  • Caterer: same
  • Photographer: Joe & KellyDerocher http://www.photographicvisions.biz/
  • Videographer: friend
  • Cake: Milford Bakery http://www.milfordbakingcompany.com/main.html the website isn’t much but cakes are SO GOOD, the people are great and the prices are very affordable!
  • DJ/Music: Higher Ground (band), relatives for ceremony musicians
  • Florist: pro family friend
  • Transportation: Checker Sedan
  • Chair covers/sashes: Chair Covers and Linens
  • Favors: Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates http://www.grocersdaughter.com/ one of my favorite places up north!
  • Out of town bags: using some items from Cherry Republic http://www.cherryrepublic.com/ another up north favorite
  • Rehearsal dinner: Townsend Hotel

Post # 9
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

forgot one: love our calligrapher, great to work with and also very reasonable prices!

Mary Ann Goodhue http://www.goodhuedesigns.com/

Post # 11
6 posts

Hey everyone! I’m getting married in August so I won’t be on these boards for long, but I’m really glad that this resource is here. I thought I’d contribute my 2 cents and be available if anyone wants recommendations or my thoughts on different vendors.

  • Wedding Date: August 2009
  • Location: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, West Bloomfield
  • Reception Venue: Santia Hall, Keego Harbor
  • Caterer:(same as above)
  • Photographer: After a long battle with Bella Pictures, we found the fabulous Widdis Photography. Kathy is doing our photography and she’s amazing!
  • Videographer: No videographer!
  • Cake: We were originally going with Opera Pastries but they got the designa and colors so wrong on our "practice" cake that I was too appalled to use them. The husband and wife team of Lakes Cakes will be doing our 5 tier cake! I am so impressed with their work. 
  • DJ/Music: Dan Nichols of Michigan Wedding DJ. This guy seems so nice and genuine!
  • Florist: Wesley Berry will be doing all of our bouquets/corsages/bouts, but I’m flirting with getting Costco flowers for the centerpieces!
  • Any Other Vendors: I got my invitations from a California company called Papeterie, my seating arrangements will be small plantable flowers from My Wedding Favors (like this but in a blue daisy), and my dress came from Rosebud’s Bridal in Waterford.

Let me know if you’ve used my vendors or if you’d like comments about my experience so far!


Post # 12
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Heather128 – we are having a tasting with Lake Cakes tomorrow!!  So excited 🙂

Post # 14
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

After a minor fiasco, I just booked Lakes Cakes…sans tasting.  But they have such good reviews. And they are super friendly and responsive.  I think it’ll turn out even better.  Though I strongly recommend not having to hire a new baker 2 1/2 weeks before your wedding 😉

Post # 15
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Jessie516 – The tasting went great, I was impressed that they had ALL of the cake flavors and fillings for us to try!  We decided we wanted to do another tasting before we made the decision and also paid Gwen at Gwen’s Cake Decorating Etc. a visit.  In the end, we booked Gwen because I liked her buttercream frosting better than I liked Lakes.  Gwen is a sweetheart and I’m so happy I found the recommendation for her on Wedding Bee!!

Post # 16
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wedding Date: June 26, 2010
Royal Oak, MI
Reception Venue: Royalty House, Warren, MI
Caterer: same as above
Photographer: Amy Boeve Photography, Grand Rapids
Videographer: none – we opted to cut this out of the budget
Cake: Family friend
DJ/Music: Big Foot DJs, Port Huron
Florist: Vicki’s Simply Unique, Royal Oak

Any Other Vendors:
Bridal gown
: Konja’s Bridal, Berkley
Jewelery: Otis B, Etsy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Traffic Jam Boutique, Wyandotte
Invitations: self made from kit

As we get further along, I’ll be updating my vendors in my Bios.

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