Sunday, June 28, 2009

Christina & Ryan - June 27, 09

Yesterday we had the perfect day at Windmill Island for Christina and Ryan's wedding. The weather ended up gorgeous, some of us even got a little sunburn. Over the last year I really enjoyed getting to know Christina and Ryan and now that the wedding is done I'm going to miss chatting with them, especially since they are moving to North Carolina! One of my favorite parts of my job is all the fun and amazing people I get to meet. From the families and friends of the couple to the vendors hired for the day. And talking about vendors, what an amazing team we had yesterday, everyone did a fantastic job.

Ceremony: Windmill Island, Holland
Reception: Windmill Island, Holland
Caterer: Pietros
Photography: Clever Creations, Kelli Wiseman
Floral: Ludema's
Makeup: Julie Strating
Hairstylist: Shelley Pike
Dress: David's Bridal
Linens: Special Occasions
Cake: Sinful Cheesecakes
Bar Services: Martha's Vineyard
DJ: DeWitt DJ Service
Officiate: Chuck Martin
Musicians: Grand String Orchestra

My intern Stephanie and I began the day by arriving at Windmill Island late morning to set up the tent. Penny from Special Occasions was already there putting out her amazing linens, the bride chose to do half the tables pink and the other half white with the head table set up as a big square in the center of the room in green. Everything just popped against the white tent. We hung pink paper lanterns along with white in the ceiling of the tent as well. The centerpieces were from Ludema's and turned out perfect. We used pink carnation pomander balls down the ceremony aisle and then brought them inside for the tables as well as wheat grass in white ceramic containers. Ludema's did all the flowers for the day and they turned out amazing! The bride carried light pink peony and the bridesmaids carried white hydrangea, it looked gorgeous.

Pietro's Restaurant of Grand Rapids provided the amazing food. Everything was served family style and there were four courses of incredible. For dessert we set up a buffet table covered in five different cheesecakes from Sinful Cheesecakes and tiramisu and chocolate mascarpone from Pietros, delicious. I think I had a bite of everything. Nate Dewitt from Dewitt DJ Service did an awesome job and kept the dance floor going all night. I can't wait to see the shots from Kelli Wiseman of Clever Creations, I know she got some great ones, the bridal party seemed to be having such a great time with her and I will post them when I can.

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