Beauty Tips {Tuesday}

Over the weekend I decided to stop pinning things I want to try, and actually try them. I went to my beauty board and settled on trying the popularly pinned “lemon honey sugar scrub”

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This was actually extremely easy to do.

  • Get a fresh lemon and cut it in half
  • Pour honey on one half
  • Sprinkle sugar on top of the honey
  • Holding on to the lemon rind, gently scrub your face in circular motions

What is it supposed to do & Did it work?

Lemon is supposed to tighten the pores and even out skin tone, sugar removes dead skin cells and cleans pores,  and honey is said to help prevents future breakouts.

On day one, I noticed results immediately. The blackheads around my nose were noticeably reduced, my pores around my nose were also smaller, and my skin was smoother. By day two, my blackheads were gone!

I also put a little sugar in a bowl and kept it by my sink. I got my hands damp and put a little sugar in them and scrubbed my face and hands. Two days later, my hands are still amazingly soft!

This isn’t something I would recommend to do to your face every night, however, once or twice a week would be a great addition to your beauty routine! I know it will be in mine!

Leave a comment below if you give this a try, I would love to hear how it works for you!

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Bridal Bouquet {Monday}

Welcome to the first Bridal Bouquet Monday!

Each Monday we will bring you a new spin on the traditional bridal bouquet. Be different and stand out on your big day!

This bouquet features garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, ranunculus, and calla lilies.

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Not only do I love the floral selection, but also the colors! Beautiful peaches, pinks, and greens.

boutonniereYou can pull the florals together by using seeded eucalyptus and roses in the boutonnieres.

We hope you enjoyed today’s bridal bouquet Monday! Check back tomorrow for beauty tips! Don’t forget to sign up for our emailing list so you can be notified when we make a new post!

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Welcome SPRING!

Welcome to March and SPRING!

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It has been a long and cold Michigan winter. We are so happy that today officially marks the end of winter, and the beginning of spring! Spring brings fresh flowers, warm weather, and WEDDINGS!

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With our busy season just around the corner, we have very little 2015 availability left, and 2016 is booking up quickly! contact us today to see if we still have your date AVAILABLE.

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we have lots of exciting things coming up! A photo shoot with the very talented Katie from Stand in the Sun Photography {If you are in the Severna Park, Maryland area, contact her!} at the DIA and a few other amazing locations, lots of weddings, and a little rebranding.

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Venue of the Month

Detroit Colony Club

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I know we’ve done a post on the Detroit colony Club before, but after booking a 2016 wedding here, it renewed my obsession with this venue. This venue HAS IT ALL.

colonyclub2Located in downtown detroit, close to the fox theatre and comerica park, is the colony club. with two grand ballrooms to choose from, this venue is perfect for a wedding with up to 400 guests. besides CHANDELIERS, newly refinished wood floors, and BALCONIES, this space also comes with antique gold chiavari charis {which is always a bonus!}.

for more information CLICK HERE!  THE STAFF IS AMAZING TO WORK WITH AND THIS VENUE is just as beautiful as the pictures.

March Decor we Love- Glam

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March Wedding Colors we Adore- Blue & Gold

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Cake Idea we Love

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March First Dance Pick- Ed Sheeran Kiss me

That’s it for this month! Check back in April for our April picks!

February Favorites

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I know it’s technically mid-February, but since it’s our first official post for February, I thought hello February was fitting.

I always liked the month February, {not just because it’s my birthday month ;)} but also because it means spring is just around the corner. And spring weddings! So in honor of  the recent engagements, and of the brides currently planning their weddings, here are a few of our favorite things for February. Hope this helps with your planning!

February Spotlight Venue

Tollander Tree Farm

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Located about an hour and a half north of Detroit in Kimball, Tollander Tree Farm is perfect setting for a wedding with 150+ guests.

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treefarm2Amenities include picturesque backdrops for photographs, 200+ car parking lot, customer barn with handicap accessible restrooms, fireplace, prep kitchen, and seating for up to 80 guests {covered porches add space for an additional 60 guests},and  space for a 300 person tent on a large lawn.

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{Photographs from Tollander }

Pricing & Policies

  • 1 Day Rental {24 hours for Monday- Thursday}- $700
  • 3 Day Rental {Friday-Sunday}- $2,000
  • $1,000 is due for initial booking and reserving your date

To find out more information you can visit them HERE

February Decor we Love- Shabby Chic

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February Wedding Colors we Adore

Blush & Rose Gold

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Cake Idea we Love

I am not a really big frosting girl {sorry for all of you that are!} and lately i’ve been seeing more and more naked cakes- and I lOVE the idea!

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They can still be just as beautiful as fully decorated cakes. I also love how this wedding had both frosted and naked cakes!

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I also think that mini cakes are a great idea, bit sized and no need to cut them!

February’s First Dance Pick

Unfortunately I can’t post this song since it was just on the deluxe version of the album. However, for all the Taylor Swift lovers out there {like myself} there is FINALLY a perfect wedding song. On the album 1989, there is a song called “You are in love”. Lyrics include:

Morning, his place
Burnt toast, Sunday
You keep his shirt
He keeps his word
And for once you let go
Of your fears and your ghosts
One step, not much, but it said enough
You kissed on sidewalks
You fight and you talk
One night he wakes, strange look on his face
Pauses, then says, you’re my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love

Trust me, it’s a beautiful song. It is worth a listen if you are still searching for the perfect song!

Different Idea we came across

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Recently baby’s-breath has become more popular, this adds a twist to it. Spray painting baby’s-breath changes it completely, and you can have it match your wedding colors! Love this idea and can’t wait to see it at an upcoming wedding we are coordinating!

Dress of the month!

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This stunning dress is Maggie Sottero style Lauralee. Lauralee is a ballgown that features layers of tulle adorned with metallic floral lace appliques. Complete with a Swarovski crystal belt accenting the waist and sweetheart neckline. Finished with crystal button over zipper and inner corset closure.

Bridesmaid Dress of the Month

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This Dessy Collection style 2844 features an empire waist and off the shoulder sleeves made of lux chiffon. This gown comes in 88 different colors, and you can even get a free color swatch directly from Dessy. Which is great so you can match all of your decor to it!

 

We hope you enjoyed our February picks! Happy Planning!

 

{Something NEW} At Serendipity

It’s a new year, which brings some changes around here…

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 Lately there has been demand for a package that includes everything, wedding coordination, invitations, and calligraphy. So we are introducing our “Rose Gold” Package.

The “Rose Gold” package includes:

  • UP TO 10 HOURS OF COORDINATION

  • SERVES AS THE MAIN CONTACT FOR ALL VENDORS THE DAY OF YOUR EVENT

  • VENDOR CONFIRMATION THE WEEK OF YOUR EVENT

  • DISTRIBUTE FINAL PAYMENTS & TIPS TO ALL VENDORS

  • TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT

  • BUDGET DEVELOPMENT & BI-MONTHLY UPDATES

  • REVIEW CONTRACTS

  • TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY & VENDORS

  • MONTHLY PLANNING SCHEDULE & UPDATES {INCLUDING BUDGET}

  • 2 VENDOR MEETINGS {BASED ON AVAILABILITY}

  • 3 VENDOR MEETINGS {BASED ON AVAILABILITY}

  • REHEARSAL COORDINATION {UP TO 2 HOURS}

  • HOTEL BLOCK ARRANGEMENTS

  • SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS WITH WEDDING PROFESSIONS

  • LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK WEDDING PROFESSIONals

  • ASSISTING IN THE VENUE SEARCH

  • POCKET FOLD CUSTOM INVITATIONS FOR UP TO 175 GUESTS

  • CALLIGRAPHY FOR:

    • Addressing outer envelopes
    • Addressing inner envelopes
    • Postage and Mailing
    • Your choice of ink color: Black, Gold, Rose Gold,or White

You can see a full list of our packages HERE. And be sure to contact us with any questions! We are looking forward to hearing about your big day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We may be a little late, but we hope everyone had a great Valentine’s day weekend!

And for all of those happy couples that got engaged over the weekend, we would love to hear your proposal story! Please email us a picture with your story at info@serendipityweddingsandevents.com!

 

Since it’s a very cold Monday afternoon, we thought we would brighten your day by posting a few of our favorite engagement rings that we’ve come across over the last couple of days.

 

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Happy Monday everyone 🙂