Often when I big working with couples, I can’t help but relate back to my own wedding and that experience. I channel back to the excitement, the stresses, what we found most important as a couple and the details that I cherished most as a bride. I think about not only what I might have done differently, but also what I did right that just made the day. I remember the emotions and how the day just simply seemed to fly by… especially for a bride who decided to do just about everything herself.
It’s for that reason, that I’m so happy when a couple reaches out in need of a day-of coordinator. I know hiring a full on wedding planner is not for everyone, but your wedding day is a fleeting moment, a flicker in the overall scope of your life but you want the memories to last a lifetime, so let’s make sure they’re good ones.
It was a joy being a part of Heather and Dave’s wedding. Heather told me on one of our very first meetings that one of her biggest concerns is that everyone gets to have a great time. I think an excellent time was had by all. Heather and Dave are that couple who just radiate fun, and it’s contagious. I was able to work at two new venues to me – with the ceremony being held on the Blue Bridge in Downtown Grand Rapids and cocktail hour and the reception followed shortly after at The Downtown Market. This was one of the few events last summer that I didn’t get involved in the overall design, but with Heather’s great taste, I didn’t have to. It was modern, chic and right on trend but the day the still held on to a little romance with bride’s chose of keeping a soft pastel color palette.
Cheers to Heather & Dave, it was a pleasure to be even just a small part of your celebration!
Photography: Northern Art Photography | Day-of Coordinator: The Day’s Design | Floral Design: Merci Beaucoup | Ceremony Location: The Blue Bridge | Ceremony Rentals: Sun Rentals | Reception Location: The Downtown Market | Catering: Martha’s Catering | Cake & Desserts: Kimberly’s Cakes | DJ: Moments in Time | Bride’s Hair & Make-up: Design 1 Cascade0