Monday, November 30, 2009


 And the winners of Simplicity's first contest are:

Kristin (4.10.10) (for the engaged prize)


Rebecca (8.8.09) (for the married/single prize)

Please contact us at to claim your prize by December 5, 2009 or your prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.  Winners were chosen using  You can still follow our blog by pushing the "Follow" button.  You may want to... we have several contests and other fun things planned for the near future!!!  Thanks to everyone

**Image courtesy of by loraseverson

Friday, November 27, 2009

FRIDAY Availability!

We have decided to open up a few Friday dates at 40% off our regular package pricing!
The following FRIDAY dates are open and available for this special pricing!

~January 15

~January 22

~February 5

~February 12

~February 19

Contact us today for more info!!
*photo courtesy of Denise Robertson Photography

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Shelly!

Happy Birthday SHELLY!!! I hope your day was as wonderful as you are. You are the best and some days I don't think I could make it through without you! 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Simplicity couple featured in "The Knot" Magazine!

In May we had the pleasure of coordinating Katie and Jake's wedding.  The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a non-stop party.  Katie had taken a lot of time and effort in planning the big day.  They had a large guestlist and wanted to be budget conscious without sacrificing anything.  They did such a fantastic job that "The Knot" magazine included them in a great article that breaks down the cost, vendor by vendor, of 3 very different Michigan weddings.

The magazine should hit stands around November 23rd and it is the Spring/Summer issue on page 191.  We got our hands on an advance copy and scanned parts of the article.  Check it out!

As one of Katie and Jake's vendors, we made the list!  As you can see, the custom package we created for them is valued at $750.  We met with Katie and Jake to determine exactly what areas they needed help with before creating this package.  Just to name a few of the main items included:  unlimited time on the day of with a head coordinator and assistant (it turned out to be around 15 hours), setup and tear down of all decor, distribution and coordination of "thunderstick" grand entrance, setup/refill/tear down of an enormous candy buffet and cupcake stand.  This was all in addition to our normal coordination duties.  It was a long day, but it was so much fun!  We are grateful to have been a part of it.

Here are the kind words that Katie wrote about us:
"Jill and Shelly were AMAZING! I could not have done this without them. I was one of those people who didn't think she needed a DOC and would "let one of the aunts do it" and I was wrong. I trusted Jill and Shelly to set everything up and they did an absolutely amazing job. I could not have done better myself. They kept the candy buffet filled and when no one was eating the cupcakes, they boxed them ALL up and started handing them out to people. If it wasn't for them, I would still be eating 300+ cupcakes! If you are at all skeptical about a DOC, go meet with them, trust me, you NEED a DOC. They kept me 100% calm all the way up the aisle and all the way thru the reception. I love them!!!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NEW Web Site ALERT! Castle Video Productions

I love the wedding world and even more I love the world of Vendors, there is nothing better than working a wedding with great vendors.... everyone knows everyone and everyone really enjoys working together for the Bride and Groom to create an amazing day and amazing memories for the couple! Our talented friend Kristyn Smyth at Castle Video Productions just launched her new site and it's awesome!!!  She is an amazing Videographer and truly one of the best in this industry AND she loves what she does! Please check out her site.  SHE ROCKS!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

DEUX ADORE Makeup Special!!!

Our friends Jen and Stephanie at DEUX ADORE Event Stylists have a big announcement and we wanted to share it with you!

"Hi all!
I am excited to announce that I now do Airbrush Makeup! This service will be available after the 1st of the year (just in time for all our Spring Brides!!). I will offer this service at an intro price of $70.00 for the Brides. Eyelash application is $10.00 extra. I will also offer discounted rates to attendants with parties of 4 or more. Your event needs to be booked by December 31st, 2009 to receive the promotional rate.

Please email me for more details! ~ Jen "

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Premium Airbrush Makeup

Monday, November 9, 2009

2009 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball

Well I did it! I was on the team that coordinated the Food and Beverage side of the 2009 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball.  It was an amazing time and the ACS raised THOUSANDS of Dollars to help in the fight against Cancer.  I'm already looking forward to volunteering in 2010! 

Friday, November 6, 2009

We want to give THANKS by GIVING you a prize!

Because it is the Thanksgiving season, we are counting our blessings..... and our followers! Become a follower of our blog by clicking the follow button on the right side.  Then leave a comment below in this post saying "I am a follower! My wedding date is/was (insert your wedding date here)". We will be using to choose 2 winners... one engaged and one married/single.

Want a second chance at winning? Become a fan of Simplicity's Facebook page. Just post a separate comment below saying "I am also a fan of Simplicity". You must do the first entry otherwise this one will not count. If you are already a fan, please still post the comment below.

Engaged Prize:
Choice of the following- (a) $350 off any of our packages (packages start at $350) for a 2009/2010 wedding or (b) $25 gift card to Bed, Bath and Beyond or Crate and Barrel
Married/Single Prize:
$25 gift card to Bed, Bath and Beyond or Crate and Barrel

-If you are already an engaged Simplicity bride and you win, you can choose between a free package upgrade or the gift card.
-No purchase necessary to win. Follower/fan status will be verified, so don't fake it. Many will enter, two will win.
-If you do not include your wedding date in your comment or do not leave a comment letting us know you are a blog follower or fan, your entry will not be considered.
-Contest is open to entrants living in or getting married in Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb County Michigan.
-Contest ends on November 28th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on our blog on November 30th, 2009.
-Questions? Contact

**Photos courtesy of Emily Dowd, Trillium Imaging, The Shooting Gallery, and Kreativ Imaging