Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cindy & Mike

Ceremony Location: Our Lady of the Woods, Woodhaven MI

Reception Location: Orlando Familia, Riverview MI

Wedding Colors: Celadon Green & Ivory

# Guests: 230

Emergency Kit Items Used: Tea Lights, Sewing Kit

This chilly April day began at Orlando Familia in Riverview, MI with lots to do! Each centerpiece had 5 candle holders of varying sizes atop a foam platform and a mirror, surrounded by celadon green rose petals. We also set place cards, and photo sharing info cards which went at each place setting. I got my assistant John set up to finish the rest of the room while I went over to the ceremony location to pick up the memory table items and check on things.

Cindy and her girls looked beautiful with hair & makeup done by Via Bella Salon in Woodhaven. The ceremony went well according to Bev at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, and the bridal party was then off for photos with Entertainment Express Limo.

Back at the reception hall, everything was coming together and we were finished a little earlier than planned (yay!). The only thing left to do was light lots and lots of candles!

Cindy and Mike arrived with their bridal party and greeted guests in the lobby while waiting for their grand entrance. In the meantime, I had to bust out my sewing kit to re-sew some buttons on to the tuxedo jackets of Mike and one of his groomsmen. It may sound kind of warped, but I love using items in the emergency kit! Makes me feel needed, haha!

Guests were served a buffet dinner and the food at Orlando Familia was delicious, especially the Italian Sausage! The staff was efficient and everyone had their dinners in no time ~ Very impressive considering the number of tables to be served. Cake was served for dessert (Cakes By Kara) and later DJ John Frasson of DJ & Music kept the crowd going. Lots of family group photos were coordinated later on taking place on the staircase of the lobby at Orlando Familia with photographer Will Carroll of Carroll's Photography. Cindy & Mike each seemed to have doubled their already-large families!

All in all, the day went as planned and I must give much of that credit to Cindy. She was organized and really had things together which made the whole day very easy for us! The staff at Orlando Familia helped out a lot at the end gathering all of the candles for the centerpieces for us to pack up quickly.

Cindy was so easy to work with and one of my first bookings many, many months ago. She had faith in me long before I was able to show her more weddings under my belt and I appreciate that. I was also so glad to finally meet Mike who was very easy-going and such a nice guy! I wish you both the best of luck! Thank you so much for trusting us to help with your day!