Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christening 10.3.10

I was lucky enough to be asked to do a complete set up for a vendor friend's family..I couldn't say no! This Christening was over the top and given with love for a beautiful baby girl. I brought in a full team of 4 for this set up including my parents and my supportive husband...it was a great day of bonding! Our client came up with this amazing room design, and our job was to execute their vision. We had 4 different tablescapes to set up on 19 tabletops, 6 high tops, 200 chair covers to tie, 200 chargers, folded napkins and favors to put out and a "sweet table" to help create along with a few more things on our "TO DO" list.

This event was for such a special family. I have always loved working with them, and she has taught me so much over the past few years, but working with her on this event, reinforced how important your friends and family are and how vendors and clients become like family.

Thank you girls for trusting me with this important event!! Love you! xxoo, Jill


All Decor: Sposa Seating (chair covers, chargers, vases, centerpieces, favors, table numbers, lighting and linens)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Intern Moe and I taking a little moment to enjoy the awesome band at Jess and Ian's Wedding!! Thank you to The Shooting Gallery for capturing our sweet moves

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jessica + Ian 10.2.10

I was looking forward to Jessica and Ian's wedding for over a year! We grew into great friends over the year that we worked together and I hope that all of our meetings over Raspberry tea were as fun for Jessica as they were for me!!

Their wedding was a classic and elegant Fall wedding. Jessica incorporated so many details that flowed together seamlessly to create the wedding of her dreams- the details started the moment the guests walked into church for the ceremony and continued through the evening.

Jessica and Ian's Ceremony was one of my favorite ceremonies of the year. The second the bride starts her walk down the aisle...chills run up my arms and of course tears begin... Jessica surprised Ian with a Bagpiper to lead them out of the church during their processional...so of course I cried twice during this ceremony!

The reception was perfect..it was just what we all envisioned it would be. The way every detail came together really made me proud that Simplicity was there to share this day!

The flowers arriving from The Parsonage...they are always beautiful and amazing

The guests were greeted by this Fall tablescape...complete with vintage handkerchiefs

The Bagpiper heading down the Aisle to escort the Bride and Groom

The Reception was full of candlelight and romance

Thank you Jessica and Ian for letting us be a part of your day! Now time for some mac and cheese in Clarkston! xxoo Jill


Ceremony Venue: St. Mary of the Hills

Reception Venue: Pine Knob Mansion

Flowers: The Parsonage

Photographer: The Shooting Gallery

Entertainment: Rare Blend

Cake: Give Thanks Bakery

Linens: Chair Covers and Linens

Photobooth: Rock the Booth

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Courtney + Rick 11.13.10

Courtney contacted me a few months ago and was in need of a hand with her reception set up and vendor coordination.  She didn't want to burden her family and friends with this and she just wanted to enjoy her day.  This is a very common request from our couples and I was happy to help!  Courtney and Rick are such an adorably sweet couple, I cannot wait to see the professional pictures of them because they looked gorgeous!

Nothing makes me happier when a bride tells me how relaxed she was all day because every time someone would ask her "well what about ___" she would just say "Shelly is already on it".  Actually, what makes me the happiest is when the bride and groom walk into their reception and see everything the first time and their eyes just light up.  Everything really did look amazing with all the icy silver and purple linens, crystals everywhere, silver branches, and purple uplighting.  Rick actually made the branch centerpieces and the florist decorated them.

The guests LOVED the candy buffet and the photobooth.  What a fun group!  They were so excited to see all the wonderful details that Courtney and Rick had worked so hard on.  Check out the pictures below and see our facebook for more pictures.

Memory table
Escort cards were made out of the photobooth strip frames
Close up of the cake
Cake table
Edible "brooches" on the cake

Room and head table

Candy buffet
Low centerpieces... roses in water with floating candles
Awesome branch centerpieces with crystals and orchids

Head table centerpieces

Cool uplighting (it was purple, not blue)

Thank you C+R for being such a wonderful couple to work with.  It was a pleasure and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. 

Ceremony Location:  Kensington Community Church
Reception Location:  Villa Penna
Ceremony Music:  Panache
DJ:  TNT Sound Productions, Tony Thomas
Photographer:  Amanda Williams
Florist:  April Irelynn Designs
Rentals:  Candlelite Linens
Bakery:  Family Friend
Photobooth:  Spittin' Image by Amanda Williams Photography
Limo:  Dream Limo

Wedding of the Week!

Recent Simplicity couple Courtney and David made the news! Their wedding was selected as "wedding of the week" in the Detroit Free Press. The fabulous photography of Mod4 was featured.  This really was a fantastic wedding and I am so proud that I was a part of it....... and it definitely deserved this honor!  Congrats C+D!!  ♥Shelly

See our blog posts about this wedding....
And Here

Friday, November 5, 2010

Teresa + Eric 10.30.10

I literally jumped up and down and did a happy dance when Teresa and Eric hired me to coordinate their steam punk & halloween themed wedding.  Halloween is awesome, dressing up is awesome and weddings are awesome..... so combining all three things?  Triple awesome.  If you don't know what steam punk is... click here because there is no way I can define it accurately.

T+E needed a ton of set up help, which was our main duty of the day.  The ceremony and reception were held at the Lafayette Grande in Pontiac which was a great neutral backdrop for all the wicked crows, bats, spiders, life sized ghouls and all the other wonderful decor.  The Parsonage even brought in creepy bare trees!!

I could probably go on and on about all the wonderful vendors we worked with and how amazing and creative this couple is... but I know you would rather see some pictures.  There were way too many cool details to photograph and post, so I will upload them all to a facebook album for your viewing pleasure.

 life sized ghoul
 awesome steam punk cake topper
 tall centerpieces with sticks and pumpkins
 low centerpieces
 candy buffet with jars rented from Shelly at Simplicity
 looking towards the ceremony area from the balcony
 framed invitation... so gorgeous
 adorable little pumpkin men escort cards made by the bride
 drop dead gorgeous bouquets
 awesome lighting effects... creepy trees!
 me as a black cat posing by the kids area in the balcony

cupcake tree

Thank you Teresa and Eric for allowing us to make your vision a reality!  I am so happy to have been a part of your big day.  It was truly unforgettable!  ♥Shelly

ceremony + reception ~ The Lafayette Grande
florist + decor ~ The Parsonage
Photographer ~ Mod4 Photographic
cake + cupcakes ~ The Home Bakery
lighting ~ The Lighting Guy

Julie + Andy 9.25.10

The second I met Julie and her mother in-law, I knew I was going to enjoy working for them! Julie was one of the MOST organized and calm brides I have ever worked with and she and Andy hired a great team of vendors to make their day perfect. The black and green theme radiated through the room! The Meeting House is already a beautiful room full of history, but this color scheme was stunning with the Ballroom's decor.

I love when the flowers arrive!!! Liz and her team from The Parsonage never disappoint!!

The Bride's walk from the Reception venue to the beautiful Kellogg Park
This Park was meant for wedding ceremonies!

One of my favorite centerpieces of the wedding season!

Thank you Julie and Andy for entrusting me on your wedding day! Your day was perfect! xxoo, Jill

Ceremony Venue: Kellogg Park in Plymouth
Reception Venue: Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth
Officiant: Rev. Carl Vogler
Ceremony Music: G0 4 Baroque
Reception Music: Brendan Pfaff with Best DJ Entertainment Service
Cake: Elite Sweets
Photographer: Chuck Cloud with Dusty Cloud Photography