Sunday, October 18, 2009

Amber & Derek - October 17, 2009

Well, my 2009 wedding season has officially ended. And what a great wedding to end the season on. Amber and Derek were married in Grand Rapids yesterday and followed the ceremony up with a beautiful reception at Frederick Meijer Gardens.

Amber hired Memorable Events for Set Up services, and from the first email exchange I knew I would love all of her details. Amber and Derek love everything earthy, organic and eco-friendly and that really showed in their decor. They did their own centerpieces which consisted of DIY glass cake stands (pieced together from second hand stores), DIY floral arrangements and greenery cut from the backyard. I loved all her small touches, such as the birch table number holders and the hand made caramel apple favors.

And I can't forget to mention the dessert table....oh the dessert table!!! There were 12, yes 12, pies from Grand Traverse Pie Co. and 2 cakes, a cheesecake, a tiramisu and chocolate pudding tarts from Marie Catribs. Amber had collected and pieced together all different colored and sized cake stands for this table as well. And in between the desserts we tucked cute little "cake toppers", like a Darth Vader and Storm Trooper Mr. Potato Heads, a tofu and bacon couple, and mini knights for Amber's love of medieval history.

Amber's sister surprised her with the idea of doing a photo booth area for the guests to take fun pictures and place them in a guest book for the couple. Very fun. There were a ton of props for the guests to use, including bride and groom Mickey Mouse hats!

I can't wait to see the professional wedding pictures from Lotus Photography!