Jennifer had a very clear vision of what she wanted for her wedding: a Moroccan theme which was carried throughout every aspect of the day. It began with the amazing lanterns she bought, which adorned the ceiling and tables in the tent, and continued through the drapery, linens, centerpieces, paper, cake, menu, music and attire. It was such a fun year of planning for her Moroccan backyard wedding!
Jen & Emmanuel were married at St. Florian Parish in Hamtramck. Jen’s mom, Beverly, was very actively involved in planning the ceremony music – which turned out to be an absolutely beautiful blend between violin, harp, and vocalist. Jen created feather bouquets for herself and her bridesmaids. After the ceremony, All Star Limousines transported them first to Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, which opened the doors to the bridal party for some photos!
One unexpected part of the day was, as we were folding napkins and inserting menus, that the wind was pretty strong and started blowing them away. Jen had done all her own centerpieces, and fortunately had buckets of roses left over in the garage. So we cut and inserted a rose into each napkin, which not only weighed them down enough to stay put, it also added so much drama to the tables!
All rentals were brought in by Colonial Events (I especially love the drapery work they did!), and linens were provided by Fabulous Events. We brought in a clearspan tent, which enabled some of the landscaping to make an appearance inside! The bride and groom sat directly in front of a tree inside the tent, with two additional bridal party tables on either side. As guests arrived, their cars were taken care of by Fifth Avenue Valet.
Cocktail hour was quite extended, since Jen and Emmanuel wanted a lot of time for pictures and so that dinner could start at a normal hour – so plenty of appetizers were passed by Epoch Catering and Mr. Bartender was busy serving drinks. Panache Entertainment provided a reggae band for entertainment, which was a huge hit! Later on in the night, Jason from Pro DJ Services took over and the party lasted until 1:30am. Quite impressive when the ceremony started at 1:00pm!
The day was captured in pictures by the lovely Dionne from The Shooting Gallery, and on film by Two Penny Productions. I can’t wait to see their work from Jen & Emmanuel’s wedding! After dinner (which featured wonderful Mediterranean flavors from Epoch), the cake was cut and a cake buffet opened up where the appetizers had been stationed. Pronto! provided 16 cakes plus the wedding cakes for guests to enjoy throughout the night – in 9 different flavors! Jen is an invitation designer and provided all the paper products herself.
Congratulations on a beautiful wedding you two – it was so much fun working with you!