Cathy & Fred are Married! 05.23.15

Fred and Cathy were married this past May 23rd at Earhart Manor. We started the day early at noon to help the photographers, Brian and Stacy Photography and Cinema, get some beautiful shots of Cathy around the property. She had two dresses, a white wedding dress and a gorgeous red traditional Chinese wedding dress, so we needed extra time! Fairytale Productions were there to capture it all on video too.

Earhart Manor wedding by TwoFoot Creative

The ceremony was set up in the garden area of the Manor. It’s a small space but made for such a sweet and intimate service. After they said their vows, the guests moved to the lovely patio behind the Manor. The two made the occasion feel personal by putting framed pictures of themselves throughout the rooms. They also put together a slideshow showcasing their favorite memories and had it playing in the living room area. This room also had the dessert table set up in front of a beautiful bay window.  The Cupcake Station had an amazing spread of cupcakes to wow the guests.

TwoFoot Creative wedding at Earhart Manor in Ann Arbor, MI

The rest of the reception took place in an outside tent. Concordia’s caterer, Sodexo, put together a delicious served meal. While we were eating, Cathy and Fred’s bridal party showed the couple their love by singing and rapping a couple songs! After dinner, Mobile Rhythm DJ got the party started and kept the guests dancing till the end of the night.

My favorite part of the wedding was watching the father and daughter dance. Cathy and her dad had taken lessons had their whole dance choreographed. It was adorable to say the least.

Thanks Fred and Cathy for letting us be a part of your special day! It couldn’t have been more perfect.

 

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

Part of your wedding probably involves planning for the honeymoon. I know from talking to my couples that it often becomes something to look forward to. Yes, wedding planning can be stressful, I said it! There is nothing wrong with admitting it. These are the top 10 wedding destination according to The Travel Channel, and you will be surprised there are a few in the United States in case you don’t want to go to far.

Camino Real Acapulco Diamante- This is a great place if you are looking to get out of the country but on a tight budget. This was also the honeymoon choice of Jackie and John Kennedy. The temperatures stay around 80 all year long and if you are into snorkeling this is a great option for you.

 

 

The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas- This gorgeous hotel has so much to offer: great spa packages, night life, casinos, shows, and non-stop fun!

 

 

 

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise- For some people beaches and sun isn’t what their dream vacation is. Instead it is snow, and what a better way to have some extra cuddles.  If winter sports is your thing, then this is the place to go! Along with its natural beauty you can have a day at the spa and then a romantic sleigh ride in the evening.

 

Walt Disney World- They are known for their fairy tales, and why not spend your honeymoon where dreams come true? They have some amazing honeymoon packages that also include a cruise so you spend part of your time with Mickey and then headoff to the Caribbean.

 

Amankila- This is in Indonesia and if you are looking to sneak away from the world then come and hide away here. It does take some time to get here since this destination is tucked away but the beauty here is worth the time. Look out at the sea or enjoy a splash in a three tier pool and then take a tour around the city and explore their culture.

 

The St. Regis Florence- When you think of romance you think of Italy, where the food and wine is in abundance. Looking for a unique place to stay, how about a palace? You will just get lost in this romantic city!

 

Caneel Bay Resort- This is located in the Virgin Islands at the one of the national parks. You can even rent a private cottage. Here you will be surrounded by seven beaches and can do pretty much any water sport you can think of, and their food is known for being fabulous!

 

 

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa- I knew Bora Bora would be on this list. Here you can relax in your own private bungalow on the lagoon, enjoy a five star spa, and dine with private dinners on the beach. This would be my pick!

 

Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort & Casino- Here you have the beach and a casino to make everyone happy. If you are looking to relax and lay in the sun this is the place for you. You can relax during the day and party at one of the casinos or clubs at night.

Melanie King – TwoFoot Creative, Ann Arbor

 

 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai-  If you are dreaming of white sand beaches and ocean front views this is the ideal place for you. They offer side by side couples massages and private dinners on the beach. If you love to golf they have a beautiful course to play on!

We also can help you with planning your honeymoon! I hope this may help a little on deciding where you want to go or give you some more ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Little B’s Bakery!

We can’t wait to share this baker to you! She is very sweet and did a Q & A with us. Meet Ashley from Little B’s Bakery.

Tell us about yourself.

Ever since I can remember I have had a passion for baking. I would like to thank my mom for giving me that passion. When I was growing up she used to make the most delicious desserts anyone could think of, and she inspired me and put this drive in me to do the same. I have been in business now for a little over 2 years, and I love every second of it. My daughter is also a big inspiration for me. She always loves to see what I’m making in the kitchen and I can’t wait until she is older so I can teach her the ropes, just like my mom taught me. She is actually what inspired the name Little B’s Bakery. Her nickname is “Boogie” and when I was thinking of a name for my business this was inspiration behind it.


Tell us something unique about you?

I think the most unique thing about me is that I am a completely self-taught and I have a home based business. I spent many long night practicing new techniques and learning new trends. I also make my fondant 100% from scratch which is the best tasting fondant I have ever had! It does take a little practice to get it just right because this fondant is extremely temperamental, and not as forgiving as most of the store bought fondants.      

 

What inspired you to open a bakery?

Many things inspired me to open a bakery, but my passion and drive to learn more and to create beautiful pieces of artwork that you can eat is what inspired me the most! Also having something to pass on to my daughter really means the world to me.


Can you work with dietary restrictions?

Yes I can work with any dietary restrictions and allergies!


Can you do custom flavors?

I have an extensive flavors list that will blow your socks off! If you have any special request please send them my way!


Are you seeing any new trends in desserts for events?

Some new trends are cupcakes for every event instead of a tiered cake, which is great because you can have every cupcake be custom to your theme, or guest! You can have a unlimited amount of flavors, decorations, fillings, and frostings.


What are your starting prices for wedding cakes?

My starting prices for wedding cakes are $4 a serving. Birthday cakes and other specialty cakes start at $2 a serving. I can also do other desserts such as cupcakes, cheesecakes, cake pops, cake truffles, truffles, candies, cookies, brownies, cake push pops, pies, pastries, brunch items, and much more!

 

 

Jessica and Sydney: The Professional Photographs!

Jessica and Syndey were married at the Detroit Yacht Club and Amanda Mae Photography was their awesome photographer! We picked a few of our favorites to share with you.

 

Talia and Patrick’s Professional Photographs

I have enjoyed working with Melanie Reyes so much this year! You have to take a moment and check out these gorgeous pictures from Melanie Reyes Photography from Talia and Patrick’s beautiful wedding day at White Oaks Farm.

 

Think your wedding was expensive, check out the budgets for these!

Weddings can add up, but what you would you do with a budget of $1,000,000,000. Check out some of these crazy budgets! Thanks to Business Insider they have put together a list of the weddings that have been the most expensive.

Katherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas’s wedding was $1.5 million. Their invitations to guests were made with invisible ink!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ budget was $2 million- $900,000 was for airfare for their guest to fly to Rome.

Christina Agularia and Jordan Bratman’s was also $2 million- She had an $80,000 Christian Lacroix wedding gown.

Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nyar was $2.5 million – The paid for private jets that cost $300,000 to get guests to and from their two day wedding which took place in England and then India.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills had a budget of $3 million-  They spent $150,000 in fireworks for their Indian inspired wedding in Ireland.

Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky spent $2.5 million for a wedding at Neverland Ranch.

Liza Minnelli and David Guest’s was $3.5 million, featuring a 60 piece orchestra and $700,000 worth of flowers.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky wedding cost $5 million, including $600,000 to air- condition tents. I don’t know of any air conditioning that expensive!

Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLoughlin- spent a small $8 million. The paid for guests to fly to Genoa for a masked ball on a $120 million dollar yacht.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cost $34 million. They spent $800,000 in flowers and their cake was $80,000.

Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhati’s was $66 million. Invitations were mailed in silver boxes that included plane tickets and 5 days at a 5 start hotel in Paris. Guests left with designer bags filled with jewels.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana: Back in 1981 the wedding cost them $48 million, however they say with inflation that their wedding would now cost $110 million. They had 27 small cakes and a 5 ft main cake. It was said that their cake took 14 weeks to prepare. And let’s not forget the 27ft train on her wedding gown.

Written by Melanie King

 

 

Wedding Traditions from Around the World!

Have you ever gone to a wedding and wondered why they are doing certain traditions at the wedding? I love seeing couples take their heritages and incorporate them into the weddings. It makes them personable and more memorable. Huffington Post put together some traditions from around the world.

Russian- Before the wedding a groom has to go to the parents of the bride and offer a ransom of money and then they make him do a few dares, like sing and dance, before he can see his bride.

South Asia- Bridesmaids steal the grooms shoes on the wedding day and hides them making him go shoeless at the reception. The groom then has to offer money to the bridesmaids to get his shoes back.

China- The bride is expected to cry for an hour each day for a month before her wedding day. The brides mom, grandma, and close friends are supposed to join in a few days before the wedding day.

Malaysia-  There is no going to the bathroom for three days before their wedding. It is said if they do, there will be bad luck, divorce, infertility… So the parents guard it.

Not seeing each other before the wedding day came from the time when arranged marriages happened more. This was so if they didn’t like what they saw it was too late to back out.

Cuba- every wonder where the money dance came from? Poor families in Cuba couldn’t really afford a Honeymoon so to pay for it the bride would dance at the wedding with anyone who would pin money to her dress.

Korea- Groom’s family and friends carve wooden ducks to give them to wish them luck.

Scotland- Guests dump flour, tar,and rotten food on the bride and groom , this is to keep evil spirits away.

Written by Melanie King

 

Sara and Kevin the Professional Photographs

Sarah Kossuch Photography is not a new company but she was new to me, and one picture ( the night pic with them standing with an umbrella) was all I needed to see to know that she would soon become a favorite of mine. These amazing pictures come from Sara and Kevin’s wedding at White Oaks Farm. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!