As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to review our standout weddings from this year. We want to also thank all of the couples, families, vendors, planners, and friends who have helped us and trusted us throughout every season. Each of you were a joy to work with and we are so grateful to have helped with your event! Below you will find our top ten favorite weddings (in no particular order, of course) from 2017. See what trends have changed from 2016 weddings and find your own style through inspiration. Enjoy! Personalized with Hints of Vintage Photos: Jillian Bowes // Design and Floral: Ivan Carlson and Associates // Catering: Farmhouse Deli Lakeside Inspired Photos: Evelyn Vaughn Photography // Planning: Holden Michael Events
Fall is in the air in West Michigan, which brings along shades of deep colors, sweater weather, and bold tablescapes. Fall is the time to dare to be different. It’s a time where a black linen isn’t intimidating and dark colors at a wedding become works of art. While I love the clean look of a white linen on a hot summer day, there is something to be said about a dark hue in the middle of Autumn that brings out the beauty of the earth. Dare to Be Bold A black linen seems taboo at times. How could someone possibly choose such a dark color for their event? However, we feel that Autumn is the perfect time to go bold! This season allows the
Melissa Mathis at Forever and a Day Events and Design nailed it with this multi-toned metal display, which features a beautiful copper charger. Kate Touzel Photography captured these amazing look, complete with china, gold flatware, and a menu card. This design is sure to have guests swooning at the sight. And while every detail is lovely there is one piece that stands out among other table settings: the charger. This stunning charger completes the look and gives life to the other metal tones surrounding its beautiful glow. A Great Addition A special occasion calls for beautiful displays of florals, hand-picked table settings, and a color scheme to go perfectly with the season. But sometimes it feels like something may be missing from the table.
Bridal and Wedding showers are a wonderful time to celebrate the bride and groom to be! That being said, often the people planning them are stressed trying to figure out what to do and how to make the event spectacular. We know that we have been and have seen many stressed out friends and family members who just want to plan the best possible shower for their loved one, but have no idea where to start. While we don’t have all of the answers, we do have a few tips and tricks for those of you planning a great bridal shower in the next couple months: Mimosa Bar: I am in love with the new mimosa bar trend that has been popping up at wedding
We love to see the creative ways that spouses and wedding planners are changing up the traditional image of ceremonies and receptions. Wedding trends are changing every year, which means the original “sign on the dotted line” guest book is as well. Along with planning the perfect wedding, creating a unique guest book has become part of the job for many engaged couples. Rather than a simple book, couples have changed the way guests sign in by making it more personal. Whether it is kept traditional or modern, one thing we love are the different ways couples can choose to display their guest book. We came across this globe, transformed into guest book, perfect for the couples who love to travel! This would look great