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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!

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August 2015

We are fully booked for August of 2015. Dates for the rest of the year are filling up quickly! To find out if your date is available contact us today! booked 2

Spotlight Venue {Colony Club}

If timeless, elegance, and extravagance describes your wedding style, you should be sure to check out the Detroit Colony Club

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Room Rental Rates & Capacity

3rd Floor Grand Ballroom

dccThe 3rd floor grand ballroom can hold up to 400 guests. This ballroom is grand in every sense of the word. Large windows, ornate plasterwork on the ceiling, wood floors, a balcony, and grand staircase.

The cost to rent this space is $2,000 and you are able to have your ceremony here for an added fee of $1,000.

4th Floor Petite Ballroom

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The 4th floor petite ballroom is very similar to the grand ballroom in looks, large windows, ornate plasterwork on the ceiling, wood floors, and a balcony. However this space only seats 150 guests.

To rent this space the cost is $1,500 AND YOU ARE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR CEREMONY HERE FOR AN ADDED FEE OF $1,000.

 

Included in all room rentals:

  • Table linens {ivory}

  • Choice of napkin linens {ivory, black, or sandalwood}

  • Tables

  • Antique gold Chiavari chairs with ivory seat pads

Extras, Policies, & Prices

  • They do offer a monogram spotlight for $375, this price does include the custom monogram

  • architectural uplighting is available in amber, pink, blue, green, and purple. 8 Cans for $375

  • to hold a date, a $2,000 deposit and a signed contract is mandatory

  • your final payment must be paid with a certified check

  • payment with the estimated 50% of your total balance is required six months prior to the date of your event

  • final payment must be received within 7 days before your event

  • All payments are non-refundable

  • Vendors are allowed in at 2PM the day of you event, and have 60 minutes after the bar closes to pack up all your personal items

  • Parking is included in your price in the Fox theatre garage. You will receive parking passes that should be included in your guest invitations

  • Package pricing is between $82 & $92 per person depending on which package you decide on, however this price does include 5 hours of bar service

  • All guests 21 and under will receive a discounted rate of $15 off the package price

  • If you want a wine pour for dinner, it is an added cost of $3 per person

 

All prices listed are from their 2015 price list.

Welcome 2015 & 2016 Brides!

We are starting to book up for 2015 & 2016 weddings! Please contact us today to see If your date is still available and to lock in 2014 rates!

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Marriage Proposal Monday {Tiffany’s}

If you missed the last post, I said that this week would be a Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed week

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This San Francisco groom described his soon to be fiance as a mix of “Audrey Hepburn and Martha Stewart”   and with the help from the company The Yes Girls, the PERFECT Breakfast At Tiffany’s proposal was planned.

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“Moon River” played on harp and violin, handmade Tiffany’s boxes with draping pearls to the romantic movie quotes paired with a sweet treat

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To hear all about this beautiful proposal please check out The Yes Girls post.

 

GROOMS! Need help planning your perfect proposal? Stay tuned for an exciting announcement soon!

Wedding {Traditions} Tuesday

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, & a SILVER SIX PENCE IN HER SHOE.

Did you know that the end of that rhyme is a silver six pence in her shoe? And if you did, do you know why you are supposed to put a silver six pence in your shoe on your wedding day?

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But where did this tradition come from?

 

What is a six pence?

  • The  sixpence was a a British form of currency worth a 40th of sterling, or six pence.  In England, the first sixpences were struck in the reign Edward VI in 1951 and continued until they were obsolete in 1971.

How did the six pence tradition begin?

  • In the middle ages, the people were very superstitious. They believed that much of their life was controlled by evil spirits. Anything they could do to ward off those spirits was wise. They felt that those evil spirits were particularly active during rites of passage, such as weddings, so it was important to use good luck charms to keep the bride and groom safe on their wedding day. Any type of talisman from a horseshoe to a lucky coin was considered a good omen.

    During the early 1600’s it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride’s family to the groom. That tradition of the sixpence as a symbol of good luck continues today.

    Some families have passed down the same sixpence through the generations to continue the hope for good luck to future brides. It’s also nice to seek out a sixpence minted in the year of your parents or grandparents wedding, birth years, or some other important family occasion.

So on your wedding day don’t forget your something old, something, new something borrowed, something blue, and a silver six pence in your shoe.

Spotlight Engagement Photo Location {Greenfield Village}

Greenfield Village is filled with picturesque locations for your engagement session

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Every season there is gorgeous spring and summer are filled with flowers and lush green backdrops, fall with Michigan’s beautiful fall colors, and winter decorated like a Christmas winter wonderland

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If you want to see what an engagement session at Greenfield Village looks like, visit the photographers Inner Circle Photography and Special Moments USA

Remember, it is not free to get into the village, it is $22/person for a ticket. But isn’t it worth it to be able to take your engagement pictures in such a beautiful location?