Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alicia & Nathan

Ceremony & Reception Location: Fern Hill Golf Club, Clinton Township

Wedding Colors: Navy Blue & Fuchsia

# of Guests: 190

Emergency Kit Items Used: Super Glue, pins, tape

Alicia and her girls began this day with hair done by two of Alicia's bridesmaids, and makeup done by airbrush artist Aleksandra Adams. They all looked just terrific!

My assistant and I arrived to Fern Hill where the basic room setup was pretty much finished, all linens and chair covers done by Fern Hill. Photographer Mark Kelly of MPK Photo and videographer John Kerfoot of Trifoot Productions were ready and waiting for the arrival of our bride and her girls. Florist April Oboza of Irelynn Designs had also arrived to set up her beautiful floral centerpieces and all of the bridal flowers. Shortly thereafter, Nathan and his guys arrived and we began pinning bouts on them.

We then set out all of the wedding items...lots of candles and memory table, and even a basket of "dancing shoes" (flip flops that guests could later take when their feet got sore!). Alicia and Nate would later have Rock The Booth photo booth at their reception, so their escort cards were inside frames that would later hold the photo strips. Great idea!

The couple also opted for a "Captain's Table" over the traditional head table which goes straight across. I LOVE captain's tables! The entire bridal party (and in this case, their dates or spouses also) gets to sit together and have better views of each other while they dine.

The ceremony was on the Fern Hill grounds in their gazebo area on the golf course. There, we set up shepherd's hooks with fuchsia tissue pomander balls hanging, and instead of a unity candle they opted for a letter box. The letter box was locked and contained a letter written by each of them and is meant to be opened only when a reminder is needed of the reasons they chose to be married.

Guests then headed to the Crown Room for some appetizers and cocktails, then a buffet dinner and cake for dessert made by Nathan's sweet grandmother, Loretta. DJ's Josh and Charles of Bigfoot DJ lead dancing and MC'd for the evening.

All in all, a great day and night! Thanks Alicia & Nathan, so glad to hear your time in Mexico was great! Congratulations!

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