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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!

Wedding {Crush} Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This Wednesday we are doing a different theme, rather then wedding dress Wednesday, we are doing Wedding Crush Wednesday! We saw pictures from this Paris vowel renewal and we just had to share them with you!

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Check out all of the beautiful details and more photos on the Wedding Chick’s website

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.

Wedding Traditions Tuesday {Scottish Traditions}

 

Here is to all of the Scottish Brides out there!

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The luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token: often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch

Oathing stone ceremony

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What is an Oathing Stone Ceremony

The bride and groom say their vows while touching a stone. The guests are also given a small river rock at the beginning of the wedding, and are asked to hold it and think of a little prayer or blessing for the new couple. The stones are then given back to the couple to place in their garden.

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It is also a Scottish tradition to have ivy in your wedding bouquet

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Handfasting

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Even Price William and Kate did a handfast ceremony at their wedding!

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Did you have a Scottish wedding and did you incorporate any of these traditions in your wedding? Leave us comments below!

A {late} Save the Date Sunday {Breakfast At Tiffany’s}

Sorry I am a little for our Save the Date Sunday…but here it is!

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This week I decided that Breakfast At Tiffany’s would be the theme for our posts this week. Not every week will have a theme, just the weeks when I think of a theme that I simply have too many ideas for just one post!

For a Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed wedding, I think these engagement photographs would be beautiful for your save the dates!

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Did you have a Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed wedding? Let us know what you did for your save the dates in the comments below!

Speciality Drink Saturday {The Queen of Hearts}

To truly finish our Wonderland Week, we need a wonderland themed speciality drink!

 

This weeks signature drink is The Queen of Hearts!

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What you need:

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 6 sugar cubes (optional)

  • 3 shots of elderflower cordial

  • 3 shots of Campari

  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or champagne

     Directions:

Blend strawberries and strain any seeds out. When you are ready to serve put one sugar cube at bottom of champagne flute (optional). Pour half a shot of elderflower, Campari and strawberry blend into glass. Top each with prosecco or champagne. Enjoy.

Spotlight Venue {Belle Isle Casino}

This week we are going off the beaten path a little bit …

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The {current} Belle Isle Casino was built in 1904 and was a functioning casino for many years. Now, it is available for event rentals.

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There are a few things to keep in mind when considering this as your potential wedding venue.

  • It is a venue run by the state of Michigan, meaning it is not in perfect condition. lights are known to be out and broken as one example. other brides have stated getting someone to open the door at the appropriate time, and to be sure to have the park rangers numbers in the event that no one shows up to unlock the door

  • they do supply tables and chairs and only set them up with a default floor plan. if you want a different set up, you must change it yourself

  • you can only get into the venue 2 hours prior to your event to set up

  • all events must end by 12am and you have up to 1 hour after your event to clean up. there is a fee for anything after 1 hour

  • belle isle does not allow storing of any items overnight. everything must be brought in with you and leave with you the same day

  • at the end of your event, the kitchen must be cleaned, all chairs must be stacked on the tables, all spills must be cleaned, and all garbage must be taken out- in other words, you must leave the casino as it was prior to your event

  • or you could hire a wedding planner to take care of everything and not have to worry about a single thing 😉

After reading all of that, if you still are considering the Belle Isle Casino for your wedding

  • The rental fee is $1,400, $250 of this amount is a refundable security deposit. this deposit is refunded 4 to 6 weeks after your event

  • this amount is due at the time of signing to reserve your date

  • additional set up time is $25 per hour, if belle isle has the time available

  • since there is no on site catering, your only option is to bring in your own, so you have more flexibility with your budget in picking the right caterer for you

  • also, since there is no on site catering, you have to bring in your own liquor and other beverages you may want served. this will also save you money

  • if you decide that the belle isle casino is the right wedding venue for you, you have so many options around the island for beautiful photographs

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