Maureen & Brandon are Married! 08.16.2014

Maureen and Brandon were married on August 16th at the League in Ann Arbor. For this wedding their ceremony took place in the main ballroom and after the ceremony guests went in to the hallway for cocktail hour while we did a room flip and changed it into a beautiful reception.

For the ceremony, the League piped and draped the walkway and created a pretty entry into the ballroom that led into the aisle. Chivari chairs were set and lined with a rose petal aisle. Rondo String Quartet played beautiful music as guests were escorted to their seats.

I loved working with George Street Films’ Aaron Reed who was the photographer. It was my first time working with him and I hope to work with him again soon.

We had a big bridal party, there were several sets of grandparents, and family that were a part of the processional. Maureen and Brandon wanted family to be a very important part of the ceremony. Judge Burke was the officiant, and did a wonderful job on the ceremony.

For the cocktail hour we set out their stunning wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne so guests could see it since we were cutting it right after the grand entrance. During cocktail hour the photobooth provided by InaBooth started, it was really fun and hey had lot of props provided by them and the couple to have fun with.

It only took about 45 minutes for the room flip, which was thanks to the wonderful staff at the League, we put on centerpieces, table numbers, and extra décor and the room was ready. Maureen and Brandon did a first look in the room and couldn’t even speak for a couple of seconds as they took it all in!

DJ Matt Grossmen was there ready to get the party started and we lined everyone up for their fun dance into the room. After dinner and very beautiful toasts, Maureen ( who is a professional dancer) and Brandon did an amazing choreographed dance for the first dance.

After the formal dance the dance floor opened up and the dance floored stayed packed until the end of the night.

The end of the night was completed by a sparkler send off for our happy couple

Even though I only helped Maureen for a few months prior to her wedding day, I will miss her! Congrats to Maureen and Brandon!

Melanie King, TwoFoot Creative, Ann Arbor

 

 

 

 

 

Lourdes Music

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Hello TwoFoot Creative blog readers! We are Lourdes Music, a musician contracting company that provides quality, professional musicians for your special day. Here at Lourdes, we’re dedicated to two things: providing our clients with musical memories that will last a lifetime and treating our musicians with the respect they deserve.

Our dedication to service for our clients is second to none. Every client gets their own case manager who works tirelessly to ensure that every musical detail of the event is worked out beforehand to make for a pristine performance. The case manager is available seven days a week to answer any question and handle any changes that are necessary for the event.

Lourdes started, and continues to operate, as a musician focused company. Here, our musicians earn more than 60% of the total money paid for the gig. We feel our musicians are not only our employees, but the legs on which this company stands on. As such, we believe their pay should reflect the amount of work they put into the practice and preparation for each performance.

From our cellists to our acoustic guitar players, our musicians are just as dedicated to service as the support staff. Every musician on staff, in addition to their musical talent, was chosen for their professionalism and drive to give their clients the best performance possible. We guarantee you and your guests will remember their enchanting music and the magical memories created for years to come!

Happy Anniversary!

Grosse Pointe War Memorial wedding

Rachel & Geoff were married four years ago today at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial with a reception immediately following. Congratulations you two!

University of Michigan Museum of Art wedding in Ann Arbor, MI

Erica & Matt were married four years ago at St. Thomas Church in Ann Arbor, MI. Their reception followed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, also in Ann Arbor. Congratulations on your fourth year of marriage!

Wedding at Fox Hills in Plymouth, MI

Kristin & Matt were married five years ago today at Mill Race, with a reception following at Fox Hills. Congratulations to you both!

Photo credit: Images of Style by Monica

Emily & Kurt are Married! 08.08.2014

Emily & Kurt were married on August 8th this year at the Chapel at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, with a reception following down the path at Earhart Manor. It was a beautiful and personal ceremony that the two of them worked very hard to make just right!

The bridal party was so much fun! Adam from Czap Studios was there to capture all the antics, and soon we will be sharing his photos as well (they are, of course, much better)!

After the ceremony, guests walked over to the tent outside Earhart Manor, and enjoyed appetizers and drinks there and on the beautiful patio. They used silver chivari chairs with white pads, white napkins, navy linens, and coral and chevron squares in the middle of the tables.

Enchanted Florist from Ypsilanti, MI took care of the flowers for the wedding. The lighting was provided by Quest Productions, and it looked beautiful! I just love the look of tivoli lights. Shutterbooth provided additional entertainment for the evening.

Guests all got passport themed escort cards to take them to their table – in honor or the couple traveling to Europe for a honeymoon and year of school abroad! The tables were named after cities they hope to visit while they are there.

Mike Staff DJ’ed the wedding, and even played a few songs after the official end time since no one wanted to leave! We packed up all their gifts, cards, and other items at the end of the night to send off with them and the parents of the bride.

Congratulations to you both on a beautiful wedding day, it was a pleasure to be a part of it all with you!

Colleen & Nick are Married! 08.02.2014

Colleen and Nick were married on August 2nd, 2014 at White Oaks Farms in Dexter, MI. Colleen and Nick had a super sweet wedding with a farm feel. We coordinated their reception which tied in sweet vintage elements such as their sweetheart table with lace runner and pitcher with farm flowers and pretty blue and burlap elements.
Guests were delighted about the barbeque dinner buffet provided by the famous Slo’s BBQ in Detroit MI. I especially loved the Mr. and Mrs. Matching aprons Colleen and Nick wore to protect their clothes from the delicious BBQ.

Guests were also treated to a homemade cake made by the family as well as strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream and ice cream!

Thank you Colleen and Nick we were so happy to be part of your day!

Kristen Bongard – TwoFoot Creative, Detroit

Rachel & Alex are Married! 08.02.2014

Rachel & Alex were married on August 2nd at the First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor, MI. I met the couple through the mother of the groom, whose sister I work with often through University Catering. They are such a fun family!

Stockin Photographic took the photos for Rachel & Alex. It was our first time working with them but they were fabulous and I hope there will be many more!

Chair Covers & Linens provided the chivari chairs, pink sashes that we tied on each of them, napkins and tablecloths. The couple and family supplied the lanterns, and the mother of the groom and a friend did the centerpiece flowers.

Mike Staff Productions (Matt) DJ’ed the evening, and Shutterbooth was there for additional entertainment. This wedding took place before the Union and League put rules in place against candle usage – currently, all candles burned in their buildings must be the artificial variety.

Everything went wonderfully throughout the day, and at the end of the night we helped pack everything up and load it into cars to be taken home!

Jefferson Market & Cakery did the wedding cake, which was cut before dinner so that it could be served as dessert.

Congratulations you two, we wish you all the best!