Wednesday, February 24, 2010

10 Tips for Better Wedding Photos

Our friends at Mod4 share their top 10 tips to make your wedding pictures the most fabulous ever.  Definitely worth the read, many of these items you probably wouldn't ever think of but they can have a big impact on the final product!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Plum Madness

PLUM is hot this year!!! Here's a little inspiration...


Plum/ Egg plant Wedding -
Florist: Gilly’s Flowers
Photography: Annie McElwain

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Simplicity Couple in the News!

We love to open Bridal Magazines and see the beautiful faces of our Simplicity Couples. Laura and Sean who have a May wedding at Addison Oaks planned graced the "Rules Of Engagement" section of the Winter/Spring 2010 Issue of Metro Detroit Bride.  A scanned image just wouldn't do Laura and Sean justice so I contacted their photographer Samantha to email over some of the images from their engagement shoot. Little did I know their photographer, Samantha Yeakle from So Many Moments, shot their photos while Laura was living across the Country in Oregon. Samantha sent over the beautiful images and I was so excited to learn that Samantha likes to shoot weddings all over, so yes she will venture to Michigan for your wedding!!!  Thank you Samantha for sending this over (you are too sweet!) and thank you Laura and Sean for letting me blog your amazing shots!! Check out Samantha's Site for her talented photography and for wedding inspiration!

Photo Credit:  Samantha Yeakle at So Many Moments

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

                "Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."
                                                                                                ~John Lennon ~


Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 2 of Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration

"Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!"
                       ~ from Moulin Rouge ~

Pink Balloons

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Google Fever!

I think I use Google at least 1,000 times a day for work/wedding things, use the calendars to keep Shelly and me organized... I say "Google it" a few hundred times a day to people, I have a little bit of an obsession with Google. I think my obsession is about to grow because Google Docs has launched individual Google Docs templates, geared exclusively towards the world of weddings!!!!!!

These templates are a little piece of heaven- there are templates for budgets, guest list and RSVP tracking, seating chart templates.....let's just say it's a Bride's Dream to have everything so organized and accessible.

Check this out for yourself at check out

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration!

A little inspiration for the Holiday of love!

"I love her and that's the beginning of everything."
                                               --F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pink Berry Party Poms from Etsy

Grooms Gift from Etsy

Godiva goodness

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FREE Sessions by MOD 4!

Anyone who knows us Simplicity girls knows we love animals! Shelly has done a blog post or two about her adorable Murray and I may have bragged about my fur child Maggs , my up north Farmer's Market find, a few times. I am the daughter of a Vet, so loving and helping animals is in my blood, and while my husband and I try to focus on acts of kindess to animal shelters, we just love and appreciate the people around us who use their talents to go above and beyond to help the local animal shelters.  Of course I am talking (blogging) about Nate and Jess at Mod 4.  Not only are these two amazingly talented at photography, they have amazingly BIG hearts! They are once again offering FREE portrait sessions.......YES FREE......!!! This is a little info from their blog...


Because we are such huge animal lovers, we have decided to offer our portrait sessions (pooches, babies, kids, families, business, ect) for free~!

These sessions are normally $250.00. That session fee will be waived in exchange for a donation to a local animal shelter (we have a list of goods for the specific shelter).

In the past 3 months we have donated over 3 giant SUV loads to local shelters and want to keep it up. So please contact us if you are interested and please pass this info on to anyone you may know who might be interested"

Call or email them to set up your FREE Session!

*Photo by Mod 4 Photographic

Sunday, February 7, 2010

11.28.09 Paul + Kate

It's about time we let you all see Paul and Kate's beautiful pro pics from their Thanksgiving Weekend wedding we coordinated. Shelly and I coordinated the morning of the wedding to make sure their morning went smoothly to help set the tone for the rest of their day. With their wedding nearing 600 guests, Paul and Kate had a large bridal party and many were from out of town, so we worked to make sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there, and also that everyone was fed and ready on time!!!
So, to not leave you hanging another moment....ENJOY!!

Thank you again Paul and Kate for letting us work for you and we wish you all of the love and happiness in your marriage!
All Photographs by Elite Photographic Studio

Photography by: Elite Photographic Studio
Hotel Suite: Royal Park Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Sweetest Heart of Mary
Reception Venue: Palazzo Grande
Salon: RUNWAY Salon