Thursday, October 28, 2010

Courtney + David - Pro Pics

You know you haven't gotten enough of this couple.

And you know you haven't gotten enough of Mod4!  The professional pictures up and they are to die for!

Check them out here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Courtney + David- S.D.E. by Epic Motion

For those of you who are unfamiliar, an S.D.E. is a same day edit by the videographer.... basically while filming the day they are also editing the footage to create a beautiful video to play at the reception.  The guests can see what has already happened that day, including many moments they may have not been able to see otherwise.

Epic Motion may be one of the best in the business at creating such masterpieces.  Ryan and his crew are super fun to work with and so professional.  I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a video that will take their breath away.

So.... check out Courtney + David's same day edit (you might want to grab some tissues first).... Go to Epic Motion's Blog or watch it below.

Courtney + David's Same Day Edit from Epic Motion on Vimeo.

Courtney + David 10.23.10

Courtney and David ended up booking me only a couple weeks before their wedding.  They had a ton of wonderful DIY details that they needed set up and realized they didn't want to do it themselves the morning of their wedding.  I am so lucky that Jess from Mod4 sent them my way.  This couple was so much fun.  I totally "got" them and felt like I had known them for a long time.  I was so excited that I was able to help them bring their vision to life on their wedding day.

The ceremony was held in a tent and I hung 40 tissue paper puffs and some strands of flowers that C+D made themselves.  David had proposed to Courtney with a GIANT engagement ring (which is gorgeous... you will see it in Epic Motion's same day edit) and one of the groomsmen carried it down the aisle.  After the ceremony the guests were treated to donuts and cider from the Franklin Cider Mill (who knew they delivered!?).

We headed up to Pontiac at a really cool venue called the Crofoot.  The staff there is fantastic and I enjoyed working with them.  Because C+D had made their own centerpieces, cocktail area decor, card box, escort cards, and even little cut out people for the bathrooms.... I had a lot to set up!  It was so fun, I loved every second of it.  The amount of DIY reminded me of my own wedding =)  I heard a ton of guests commented on how wonderful it was that C+D had injected their personality into everything.  Weddings like this are so much more personal and special.... it definitely gives guests (and vendors!) the warm fuzzies.

Check out some of the pictures I took below.  I will upload some more to our Facebook albums.... plus Epic Motion and Mod4 will have their incredibly fabulous work up soon for you to enjoy.

Hanging flower strands at the ceremony


Gift table with DIY cardbox, tissue puffs, and "concert poster"

The amazing escort cards frames

The escort cards were made to look like tickets since the Crofoot is known for concerts and live acts

Cocktail area

The beautiful and delicious cake

Cute little bride and groom cutouts

Centerpieces which they also made themselves

View from the balcony

Balcony (one side) with stunning linens

The awesome giant engagement ring (I am guessing it is like an 18" diameter!)

Thank you Courtney and David for being such an incredible couple to work with.  I truly enjoyed meeting you and I sincerely hope that we can stay in touch (plus I may have to stop by to meet your chickens!!).  ♥♥Shelly

p.s.  I may or may not have visited Yates the day after your wedding..............

Ceremony- The Community House of Birmingham
Reception- The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac
Photographer- Mod4 Photographic
Videographer- Epic Motion
Caterer- 2 Unique Catering
Band- The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band
Florist- Westborn Market, Berkley
Cake- Holiday Market, Royal Oak
Linens- Linens and Beyond
Photobooth- Shutterbooth, attendant Jennifer B.
Officiant- Stephen Stawicki of The Wedding Connection
Limo- Entertainment Express, driver Mike

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rachael + Jason 10.08.10

This couple wins the award for most organized of the year.  They have spreadsheets for everything, a fact which came up multiple times during the toasts given by their family and friends!  Because R+J live out in Chicago, it made planning difficult and Rachael's matron of honor contacted me and "purchased me" as a gift to help out.  I loved that I was a surprise present!!  R+J were great to work with and such a sweet couple.

I was a little nervous that we were planning an outdoor ceremony in Michigan in October... but thankfully it was a beautiful day!  Not only did I love the bride's dress, but the bridesmaid dresses were super adorable (you will have to wait for the pro pics!).  Luckily, all the vendors I had to work with were super experienced and fantastic.  The mansion itself is gorgeous and such a unique venue for a wedding.  I loved all the decor from The Parsonage, it was a perfect compliment to the architecture of the building.  Check out some pictures:

Shutterbooth frame favors double as escort cards

Yummy cake with gorgeous spider mums

Card box and digital photo frame

Most amazing bathroom basket ever

Lantern centerpieces coordinated perfectly with the atmosphere

Ceremony outside in the gorgeous gardens

Bridesmaids' bouquets double as centerpieces

Room setup with olive chair sashes

Thank you Sarah for making me into a surprise present and thank you Rachael and Jason for being so wonderful to work with.  It was a pleasure helping you plan your big day and even more of a pleasure to watch you get married!  Best wishes!!!  ♥Shelly

Ceremony and Reception Location:  Pine Knob Mansion
DJ- Mike Staff Productions, Kevin Coffman
Photographer- Fauzeen & Aali of Q Studio
Florist & Rentals- The Parsonage
Bakery- Lisa's Confection Connection
Photobooth- Shutterbooth, attendant Stephanie

Raeyanna + Matt's Pro Pics

The ever so talented Amy from Pure Amour Photography posted some amazing pictures that I have to share with you.  Here are a couple, but to see the rest... visit Amy's blog.  Thanks for sharing, Amy, the pictures are stunning!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Julianna + Marino's Pro Pics

Photographer Steve Fox sent me some pictures that I just had to post!  Especially since I didn't get any pictures of the cake to show you all.  The bride and groom are super sweet and fun and I really think these pictures show that!  Thanks Steve =)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jenny + Joel - Pro Pictures

Love me some Mod4.  Jess and Nate are superstars.

I love this picture.  Love it.  So that is the only one I am going to post.... for the rest of the gorgeous photos, visit Mod4's blog here:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jenny + Joel 10.02.10

If you want to see a couple that is in super mushy gushy adorable sweet love... that's Jenny and Joel.  They were so ridiculously cute you couldn't help but grin.  It didn't even matter that Michigan weather was trying to prevent the outdoor ceremony they had planned... we made it happen.  The guests were able to hide out in the conservatory until the ceremony and then we went outside to the amazing English garden and braved the cold.  I cannot wait to see the pro pictures from Mod4 because they are going to be amazing.

The reception was held at the Doubletree hotel.  I have to say, the hotel staff was excellent.  They were extremely friendly and accomodating.  Plus, the food was delicious!  The couple started off the evening with a beautiful choreographed first dance and the bridal party got the dance floor packed.  Everyone had a great time with the super unique photo projector set up (combine a photobooth with a photo montage) provided by the couple's friend.  Everyone had so much fun that they were planning to after party in the hotel bar.

 Escort card table... on this really cool swirly copper topped table
 Guestbook on the same table
 Mmmmmmmm cake.  The buttercream was 100% silky smooth
 Jenny and Joel are really into hiking, so this cake topper was perfect
 Simply elegant tablescape provided by the hotel
 Head table arrangement
 Half of the room, linens provided by the hotel
 Head table and other half of the room
 Card box with engagement pictures
 Favor cards stating the couple had made a donation
 Mums with tiny LED lights decorated the stairs where the bride and groom made their grand entrance
 This lobby chandelier has nothing to do with the wedding, I just really liked it!

Thank you Jenny and Joel for allowing me to help you make your day perfect!  You guys are probably one of the sweetest couples I have ever met.... and the best dancers!  Your friends and family are so gracious and I am happy to have met them.   ♥Shelly
p.s. I bet it was destiny that you were in room 1002... crazy!

Ceremony Location- Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit
Reception Location- Fort Shelby Doubletree Hotel, Detroit
Photographer- Mod4 Photographic
DJ- Mike Staff Productions
Cake- Sweet and Savory Bake Shop
Ceremony Music- Donna Novack from Harp Beat
Photo Projection Booth- Flash Toledo
Chair Rental- Fergie's Rentals
Officiant- Kirk Haas, Secular Ceremony Services
Florist- English Gardens
Transportation- Wyandotte Trolley