Secret Garden Wedding

When I think back to my childhood one of my favorite movies was The Secret Garden. As a little girl the thoughts of having a secret place filled with copious amounts of beautiful flowers and a hidden gate where only I had a key to enter was a thing of my imagination.

The best thing about a secret garden themed wedding is that you can have it indoors or outdoors. Indoor spaces can be completely transformed with the help of a great florist to capture your vision.

Outdoor spaces are ideal because you can take all the elements that are already there such as trees, and add twinkle lights or hang lanterns from them.

When guests enter they will all receive a skeleton key with their escort card where they will be directed to enter through the large iron gates.  Once they enter they will be transported into a gorgeous space where all the elements of nature are on display.

With simple colors of soft pinks and greens, the beauty of your wedding will not soon be forgotten. It also would not be a true secret garden wedding without a wooden swing, which would make the perfect photo opportunity. If this sounds like the wedding of your dreams we would love to help you make it come true.

Rachel Putnam – TwoFoot Creative, Ann Arbor

Royal Manors

 Royal Manors is a unique collection of wedding venues all over the state of Michigan. Each manor is uniquely styled to complement the outside appearance of the venue. To get more information you can visit www.royalmanors.com or call  (269) 998-9300.

 

 

The Italianate Manor was built in 1870 and is located in Kalamazoo, MI. It is a glorious Irregular Italian Villa that will keep all your guests in awe.

 

 

The Enchanting Manor is located in Saugatuck, MI just miles away from the beaches of Lake Michigan. The Manor was built in 1860 and its wonderful private yard is the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony.

 

 

 

The Asian Manor is located just outside of South Haven, MI. This manor was recently refinished and has a very open and spacious layout. This property also comes with acres of gorgeous landscape that can host a party of any size. 

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz Manor is the perfect venue for anyone who loves the water. The manor is located right off Lake Macatawa. The view from the 3 porches is stunning and you can see Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. The manor is also just a short walk to a private beach for all your guests to enjoy.

Rachel Putnam, TwoFoot Creative – Ann Arbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Slurping Turtle!

Looking for a venue that will fit your modern tastes and sophisticated palate?  Look no further than Ann Arbor’s latest addition, Slurping Turtle, for your next celebration!  Their special event space, the Ringo Room, is the perfect setting for your Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner, or Shower.  The space seats 44 guests comfortable and can accommodate 75 guests for a standing reception.

You and your guests will gather in their sleek party room equipped with communal dining tables and a private bar.  Whether you opt for a formal seated dinner, relaxed reception, or cocktail party with passed hors d’ouevres, it is the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. 

The delectable menu feature’s Chef Takashi Yagihashi’s world famous Japanese comfort food including duck-fat fried chicken, bao buns, and house made ramen noodle bowls as well as sushi.  The party packages offer a taste of the most popular and freshest dishes and they are happy to customize menus as well!

Come out of your shell and party at Slurping Turtle!

 

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala Inspiration Board

Pantone has announced that the color of the year for 2015 is Marsala. It’s a rich red tone that is complimented by gold, ivory, and similar reds in different hues. A lot of our Indian wedding’s have been using this color for years but I have a feeling that this color will be seen in a lot of weddings coming up because of how complimentary this color is!  Here is a little inspiration board that we have come up with.

 

 

Happy Hanukkah!

If you choose to have your wedding day during the 8 days of Hanukkah, what’s a better way to celebrate than having a Hanukkah themed wedding?!

Wow your guests with a beautifully decorated chuppa adorned with Hanukkahs’ signature colors of white, silver and blue. A perfect favor and fun activity for all the kids at your wedding can be a dreidel. With the bride and grooms initials on the top, it is a perfect keepsake for all the guests to take home.

You can also include the history of the dreidel and the song so everyone can sing along. The food of course would have to include some of the traditional goodies like latkes (potato pancakes) and for dessert, sufganiot (doughnuts)!

A candy bar is also a fun idea, with all different blue, silver, and white treats and of course chocolate coins to stick with the theme. If this sounds like the perfect day for you, we would love to help you!

Written by Rachel, TwoFoot Creative – Ann Arbor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and what a better way to celebrate than with a Christmas themed wedding?! With Christmas right around the corner it seems like the perfect time to give some fun ideas to make your day sparkle.

First of all ideal color choices for a Christmas wedding are red, green, silver, white, and gold but you can also add a little extra bling with sequins. To really stick with a Christmas theme poinsettias and evergreens are a must!

Another fun thing to add is pinecones. Everyone loves leaving a wedding with a favor and it is the season of giving so give out a gift that they can cherish forever with an ornament. Another fun way to incorporate ornaments into your wedding day is to ask guests to bring one as a gift to you, this is a fun way to remember who all attended your wedding and a great way to get started with a beautiful tree.

Another cute favor idea is to do stockings as silverware holders that add a cute element to the table. To keep guests feeling warm inside a hot chocolate bar is the perfect snack. Everyone can grab a mug of this yummy treat and add whatever toppings they desire like whipped cream, caramel, marshmallows, even candy cane crumbles!

If you really want to go all the way with your theme you could play christmas music all through the night. Who needs a limo when you can arrive to your ceremony a horse drawn sleigh?! If a Christmas is something that you desire, let us know and we can help you make it happen!

Meet our lovely intern Rachel!

My name is Rachel Putnam and I am 22 years old. I recently finished my course work at Central Michigan University and am currently working on my internship to earn a degree in Recreation and Event Management with a minor in Hospitality. For my internship I decided to follow my passion and work in wedding planning.

 Since I was little I have always loved the magic of weddings, from the dress & decor to the excitement of the party. After planning my sister’s wedding I realized that it was the career for me. Working with TwoFoot Creative has given me amazing opportunities that I would have never imagined. I have been fully engrossed into the wedding world, and I am loving every minute of it. I personally am a details person so I love all the small things that make each wedding unique. My favorite part of a wedding is when everyone is on the dance floor, all the stress is gone and the couple can just dance and have fun.

Since I began my internship I have learned so much and I am excited to see what the next couple of months have in store for me!

Meet Hatch.co!

I was recently introduced the company called Hatch. I could spend a whole day looking at all of their adorable items they have! They have a huge selection of items that can be used for your wedding day, as gifts, décor, or even items for your home! Take a moment to check them out!

Hello brides! Let us introduce you to Hatch.co!

We know you want your wedding to be as unique as you and your fiancé, and that’s why Hatch.co offers hundreds of one-of-a-kind wedding products for every step of your journey down the isle. At Hatch.co, we curate high quality makers who specialize in handmade, customizable goods. Every item in our shop can be customized, so think of yourself not as a customer, but as a co-creator!

From wedding planners to bridesmaids’ gifts to cake toppers, create something special for your big day. We can fit a variety of budgets, so let us show you some of the wonderful ways you can customize a wedding with us!

If you’re a bride that only has a few missing pieces left on your checklist, visit the wedding tab on our site and search by item! We offer wedding albums, cake toppers, table décor, invitations, rings, you name it!

For the bride just looking to get inspired, go to our weddings tab and pick a wedding style! Choose from categories like “rustic wedding” and “beach wedding” to browse items by design aesthetic.

To keep track of the items you love and add them to your growing Pinterest board, check us out on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/hatchHQ ! All of our pins link to our site, so you can buy what you love in just a few clicks!

Looking for a little more guidance as you collect items for you big day? We’re happy to help! Email us at concierge@hatch.co to work one-on-one with a wedding-savvy employee.

Here’s how to find us:

Main site: www.Hatch.co

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hatchHQ

Instagram: @hatchhq

GooglePlus: google.com/+HatchCo

Twitter: @hatchco

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HatchHQ

Email: Support@Hatch.co

We can’t wait to create with you!

Sincerely, The Hatch Team