Lacey & Cameron are Married! 04.11.2015

Lacey & Cameron were married on April 11th last year at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, with a reception following at the Ann Arbor City Club.

They had a family friend who owns a Rickshaw company, and his wedding gift was a ride around town on their big day! So much fun, I am so glad weather cooperated for them!

We started setup fairly early at the City Club, where Bill Hamilton worked his floral magic and Chair Covers & Linens provided beautiful tablecloths and chairs to complete the look. Jim from Quest Productions finished it off with the drapery you see from the ceiling, which the couple had found online and fell in love with.

M&J Photography captured the day with her camera, and Mike Staff Productions made sure guests had a great time on the dance floor. The catering at the City Club was also a hit – especially the mac & cheese bar loaded with available toppings!

It was a beautiful wedding, and Lacey & Cameron were a lot of fun to go through the planning process with. I just love how everything came together for them on the day of the wedding as well!

The Cheesecake Shoppe provided these delicious cupcakes and cutting cake seen below – perfect for any cheesecake lover but a HUGE hit among guests as a whole. Everyone loves a little something different at a wedding!

Lacey’s bouquet was sent to CurlyArt after the wedding to be turned into a bouquet painting, which turned out absolutely beautifully!

Non- traditional Exits for Your Ceremony

You may want to do something unique for your exit down the aisle during your recessional after you are pronounced  married… This blog is for you! I was researching for a couple of mine and found some great unique ideas for you!

First, make sure your ceremony is taking place at a venue that allows you to take things outside the box. A Catholic church, for example, will probably not agree to these.

Pompom’s- this would take some work but if you have some yarn and want to be have a fun DIY project this could be for you. You could also use those pom poms you find at the craft store.

Confetti- they do make it in biodegradable versions so that it will melt away once the dew or rain touch it. It also comes in so many colors that it could easily match your décor.

Wild flowers- if you are having a bohemian theme this would be perfect! Fresh or dried will work.

Leaves- which would be perfect for a fall wedding.

Cap guns- I have never thought about this before but it could be super cute! Have a little note tied to them to tell when to shoot them off!

Glitter and Sequins- I think this would make for a very glam picture but you would definitely want to check with your venue first!

Leaf Confetti- You can get leaves and a hole punch and go to town!

Lavender- This would smell amazing and can be put into paper cones!

Oatmeal- This is another eco-friendly idea and I saw a cute Pinterest DIY bags for them that said Oat to Joy.

Streamers- You can have your guests throw rolls of paper streamers as you walk by.

Herbs- Making you met each other at a cooking class or just love the smell of mixed herbs or a particular one.

Mini Beach Balls- What a perfect idea for a wedding near the beach or a lake.. I think it definitely is a way to stay time to start the party!

Paper Planes- We have done this one before, our couple were both pilots and it was so cute to have all the guests lined up outside the church for the airplane send off!

Balloons- If you are outside you could have all the guests send off balloons into the air as you walk by. Get the more environmentally friendly kind!

Ribbon wands- Another cute idea you could do yourself.

Flags- They have cute ones that say “Yay” on them or I am sure you could get some custom made and have your guest wave them with pride.

Melanie King, TwoFoot Creative Ann Arbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dottie & Aaron are Married! 03.21.2015

Well – we are playing catch-up! It has been far too long since blogging weddings, and most of 2015 has yet to be done… This was our second wedding last year, and one of our last at Cottonwood Barn. Dottie & Aaron were the sweetest couple!

They did so many adorable DIY projects, including the amazing ceremony arch that they were married under! Dottie and her family and bridesmaids also did the flowers themselves. Unfortunately some were touching the sides of the cooler overnight and had to be replaced day-of, so my team went hydrangea shopping and we made it all work!

Family members’ wedding photos were displayed on the buffet next to their seating chart, and my team helped seat guests as well to speed things along.

The room looked beautiful – I am so glad they decided to go with chivari chairs, it really finished off the look that Dottie was going for!

Their vendor team included Katherine’s Catering, Chair Covers & Linens, Amanda Dumouchelle Photography, David Liu (videographer), Kyle Pullin (DJ) and Ann Arbor Limousine.

Everyone loved the setting of the barn – it really is a perfect wedding venue! Hopefully we can see many more weddings at Cottonwood again in 2017…

Congratulations Dottie & Aaron on a beautiful wedding day!

Lisa and Danny: the Professional Photography by JLB Wedding Photography

Last January we did this beautiful winter wedding at Cottonwood Barn. Jeff Bennett from JLB Wedding Photography took these amazing pictures and we are so happy to share a few of them with you!

Unique Card Boxes

Card boxes are a must at weddings – most guests will bring a card, so you need something to put them in! I have seen a lot of ideas, from ones that are just a typical box, to ones that reflect the couple or their décor. Here are a few that I found, maybe they will give you some inspiration!

 

New Years Wedding Inspiration

We have a New Year’s Eve wedding this year and are so excited to help send our couple into 2016 as newlyweds! If you’re thinking about a New Year’s Eve wedding celebration here is some sparkly inspiration for you.

Kelly and Tim are Married! 08.22.15

Kelly and Tim were married at White Oaks Farm on August 22nd. They had the most perfect day!

Seradella dropped off the most gorgeous little extras for their wedding day, that honestly set the stage for the whole day. For their ceremony we had a beautiful white dresser and a chandelier hung by the Lighting Guy who also hung lights in and outside the barn.

Flowers for the day were by Bella Fiori Design. Angela 100% got the brides vision: the flowers were amazing and I really hope to work with her again. For the ceremony she lined the aisle chairs with flowers and the bouquets were to die for!! It was a look of handpicked wild flowers.

Cocktail hour was on the front lawn and it even came with lawn games. The groom made each of his groomsmen cornhole games and guests had fun playing with them and eating food provided by Angel Food Catering who is one of my favorite caterers to work with.

The guest book table was a mix of the bride’s collection and Seredella’s with a type writer and just a cute collection of vintage items to complete the look. We even had the famous blue bike from Seradella!

Dayna Mae Photography was the photographer and her pictures from the day are amazing!

We also had Fairytale Productions as the videographers.

Her cousin was the DJ and he did a great job. This was a wedding where we all pulled together to make it happen. The bride’s mom really did so much for this wedding and I worked with her a lot during the planning process. She was in tears throughout the night because it was everything she wanted for her daughter!

I wish Kelly and Tim the best, they are a super sweet couple and I know they will look back on this day and cherish every moment.

Photo credits to Danya Mae Photography!

Mary Beth & Dylan are Married! 06.06.2015

TwoFoot Creative wedding at St. Thomas

Mary Beth and Dylan were married on June 6th this year at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Ann Arbor, MI. Their beautiful ceremony was followed by a reception at Earhart Manor, on the campus of Concordia University also in Ann Arbor.

Wedding at Earhart Manor by TwoFoot Creative

At Earhart Manor, we set up menus, table numbers, cake items, escort cards, favors, bathroom baskets, bags for kids etc. and assisted guests as they arrived. The bar was open on the patio as well as inside the tent, and appetizers were being passed.

Chair Covers & Linens, Passion Flower and Quest Productions provided all the beautiful decor for the wedding – and it came together magnificently! I love the liner and tent at Earhart Manor, it is so sad that only alumns can get married there now!

Earhart Manor wedding by TwoFoot Creative

Imagine Three did everyone’s hair and makeup to start off the day, and Melanie Reyes was there early getting some shots of everyone getting ready! I will post some of her pictures soon. Mike Staff Productions provided videography, and Mary Ann Productions DJ’ed the night away!

Sweet Heather Anne made a stunning wedding cake for Mary Beth & Dylan. I love the larger bottom tier to create more interest as well!

At the end of the night, we sent the two of them off with sparklers, facilitated by my team to make sure they were all lit around the same time! Congratulations you two, it was a pleasure!