Planning Amanda and Paul's wedding while they lived in London was an adventure. We searched all over Michigan and ended up finding the perfect venue right here in Grosse Pointe Farms. Paul and Amanda met in Australia and now live in London. They love to travel and go all over the place! We tied a travel theme into their elegant wedding.
Each table was named a different place that Amanda and Paul have traveled to together and included a few photos of them there. Guests found their seats on a departure board and each place setting had a leather luggage tag with their name on it.
Meet Chelsea and Alex! This is probably the most eventful wedding I have ever been a part of! With a total of 20 vendors involved, Jenna and I were busy!
Chelsea and Alex decided to get married at a family friend's house in Bloomfield Hills. It is on a lake and when the Father of the Bride is the owner of English Gardens, the yard is beautiful! The perfect setting for a wedding. Chelsea and her girls got ready right at the house and never had to leave.
English Gardens did an amazing job on all of the flowers! Everything was gorgeous!
As guests arrived they enjoyed cocktail hour before the ceremony.
After the ceremony guests could go to any or all of the food trucks that they wanted to. They were all delicious (I know because we tried them)!
Toasts and dancing began a little later. The guests enjoyed cake and a Cool Jacks cart came with made to order ice cream cookie sandwiches.
Every outdoor wedding should have these! It saves your drink from bugs and from anyone clearing it away!
The guests all seemed to have a great time! The night was not complete without Rolling Stone Pizza cooking pizzas for a late night snack. As everyone headed home they were given a goody bag full of Michigan favorites. Congratulations to Chelsea and Alex!
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Day of Coordinator: Melissa Marie Events
Venue: Private Residence
Photography: Holden Photo
Floral: English Gardens
Food Trucks: Cafe Cortina, Red Coat Tavern, El Guapo Grill, and Rolling Stone Pizza
Bakery: The Cake Lady
Tent and Lighting: Wahl Tents
Other Rentals: Event Source
Photobooth: Boogie Booth
Pianist: Beth LaRose
DJ: Johnny Gazette