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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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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 🙂

 

Engagement Season is HERE!

Did you know that we have just entered engagement season? According to The Knot, more engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentines day then any other time of the year!

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So what does this mean? We want to hear your proposal stories! Email them to us at serendipityweddingsandevents@gmail.com, tweet them to us {MI_Serendipity} or by using #proposalstory and send us a #lefthandpic {like the one below!} And we will tweet our favorites! Everyone that participates will receive 10% off ANY service though Serendipity Weddings & Events {the discount is limited to a one time use}. Including, creating chalkboard signs, calligraphy, embossing, custom invitations, hand stamping, glass etching, and all packages.

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We can’t wait to hear your #proposalstory and see your #lefthandpic !

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.