Friday, October 31, 2014

Photoshoot | Vintage Bohemian


In this business, we always have the pleasure of working with talented, familiar vendors as well as the thrill of meeting new individuals who shine in their work in the industry.

Over the past few months, we have encountered some new faces in events. So we thought, "Since we haven’t designed a photo shoot in quite awhile, why not showcase their fabulous work doing just that?"

We couldn’t have picked a better day; the weather was absolutely beautiful! We selected a wooded location at the Holland Fish and Game Club, which was the perfect setting for our vintage-bohemian inspired shoot.

We accessorized the space with stunning pieces from Fancy Fray, decadent (and delicious!) treats from LeBon Macaron, and adorable, tented labels designed by Beloved Paperie.

Our models, including two of Pearls Events’ own(!), were adorned in elegant, chiffon gowns, while our bride wore a stunning lace gown and sparkling head piece - all of which were provided by Bridal Gallery.

Each model had a bohemian inspired hair style provided by the talented ladies at Engedi Salon topped with an adorable floral crown by Posh Petals. The flawless faces were compliments of Michelle Matson, a talented local makeup artist.

One of our favorite things about working with events is seeing everyone involved work together to make a magical moment come to life - which is exactly what was achieved in our shoot that day. A huge thank you to all the vendors that participated!

MakeupMichelle Matson
DressesBridal Gallery
 Floral CrownsPosh Petals
RentalsFancy Fray
MacaronsLeBon Macaron
Paper ProductsBeloved Paperie
Planning, Styling & Execution | Leah Baillargeon of Pearls Events

Friday, October 10, 2014

Real Wedding | Kim & Brian at Bay Pointe Inn

Couple | Kim & Brian, 10-12-13
Ceremony & Reception | Bay Pointe Inn
Makeup | Faces by Linda G
Hair | Erin Brown
Photographer | Karrn Frost Photography
Florist | Posh Petals
Linens | Pearls Events
Entertainment | Music Host Entertainment
Dessert Display | MiraBella Confections
Pearls Events Services | Event Coordination

Kim & Brian planned a lovely wedding, which happened to fall on the last perfect autumn day of 2013. Blue skies, slight breeze, fabulous couple. What more could we ask for? Ooh, also, the leaves on the trees around the lake were a splendid sight. Ideal day. 

The couple decided to host all of their out-of-town guests at Bay Pointe Inn, which is one of my personal favorite spots for a wedding day. Bay Pointe makes everything SO easy, for both the wedding pros, and the guests! The ceremony site on the lawn, overlooking Gun Lake, is ideal, then guests head to just outside the pavilion for cocktail hour, and make their way inside the permanent pavilion for the dinner & dancing. 

Our team started early that morning with linen set up. The linens, a combination of blues & whites, were some of my ultimate favorite for this casual lakeside celebration, and it was so fun to see everything come together that day. Posh Petals was close behind us, since each centerpiece was put together on-site. I LOVED all the little details Elizabeth from Posh put together for the bride & groom - perfectly casual, yet well planned and unique. 

The ceremony was lovely, family & bridal party photos went well, and the dinner & dancing portion of the evening will be remembered by all the the guests.

Kim & Brian - thank you for trusting Pearls Events with your wedding day. What a glorious October day it was! Best wishes for years to come! xoxo, Aletha, Leah & Leah

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Real Wedding 2014 | Natalie & Matteo in Grand Haven & Spring Lake

Couple | Natalie & Matteo, 6-14-14
Ceremony | Christian Reformed Conference Grounds
Reception | Holiday Inn
Photographer | Hetler Photography

Personal Flowers | Eastern Floral
Reception Decor | Events by I. Candy
Desserts | Ryke's
Deejay | Movin' Music
Transportation | Coleman's Shuttle Service
Pearls Events Service | Event Coordination

Natalie & Matteo woke up to a wedding day with the perfect summer weather everyone dreams about when they are thinking "outdoor wedding by the beach & tented reception by the water". I'm not even joking - I couldn't believe it! In the past seven wedding seasons, we've honestly never had as gorgeous weather as we had that day! 

Pearls Events arrived at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn with breakfast in tow for the ladies, who were getting beautified by Flawlessly Finished. After dropping off the breakfast spread, our team headed downstairs to the lawn to start setting linens & centerpieces from Events by I. Candy.

We went over to the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds to make sure things were just as lovely there as they had been at the hotel, and all was on track; we even had time for lunch (which doesn't always happen...)! 

Everyone was ready, and Coleman's started getting guests to the ceremony. The wedding party arrived dressed and ready to go, and we got everyone down the aisle right on time - just like I prefer! When Matteo saw his bride for the first time, on the arm of her father, it was pretty magical for everyone in attendance; what a sweet, sweet day for this family! 

Our team picked up desserts from Ryke's Bakery, and headed to the reception to get set for guest arrival. The team at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn did an amazing job with everything and it was a pleasure working with them. The view of Spring Lake and the Grand River from the reception tent could not be beat! 

After dinner and desserts, the couple started the dancing portion of the evening. Movin' Music kept the dance floor busy - even after the firework display started! 

Natalie & Matteo - it was a joy working with you on your amazing wedding day. Thank YOU for letting us be a small part of your happily ever after. The entire Pearls Events team will remember the gorgeous weather, your adorable & polite girls, and your gracious manner for years to come. 

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