Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Real Wedding | Jackie & Patrick

Couple | Jackie & Patrick, 9-6-14
Event Planner | Carole Erbel of For the Love of Mackinac!
Event Design | Pearls Events
Photography | Andrejka Photography

This wedding was unlike any other we've ever worked on! The main reason was because the wedding was held on Mackinac Island, which if you're not aware, is an island were there are no motor vehicles. Getting everything to a venue on an island that functions with horse drawn carriages and bicycles as their mode of transportation is quite a logistical feat! We had to reschedule our initial site visit from December to May because of ice on the big lake - the boat literally could not get us there.

Logistics aside, it was a fabulous day in September for the most fabulous of couples. It started with a call from the wonderful Mackinac Island wedding planner, Carole Erbel. That's right - Pearls Events acted as an event designer only in this wedding, and WE LOVED IT!

Working with Carole on Mackinac Island is a must. She lives on the island and knows it like the back of her hand. She focused on all the planning and coordination of the weekend, and Mary & I (plus four guys to haul all of our rentals alongside of us...) focused on the design elements. We were more than HAPPY to work alongside of ladies of BLOOMfloral Design to transform the Cypress Room at Mission Point Resort.

From the chargers & linens, to the exterior bars & vintage lounge furniture - it took two days to install every single detail on-site. And in the end, it was all worth it - Jackie & Patrick were thrilled, their family & friends had an absolute ball, and it was one for the books on our end!

Since I did not plan this wedding, I don't know all of the vendor details as I normally do. If you're looking for vendor recommendations on Mackinac Island, get in touch with Mackinac Island wedding planner, Carole Erbel!

Real Wedding | Lindsay & Matt



Couple | Lindsay & Matt
Ceremony & Reception | Blue Dress Barn
Makeup | Angie Miller
Photographer | Studio 6.23
Videographer | Highway 61 Films
Florist | Posh Petals
Linens | Pearls Events
Vintage Rentals | Fancy Fray
Entertainment | Final Say
Catering | Two Unique
Rehearsal Dinner | Painted Turtle Inn
Dessert | Spoonlickers
Pearls Events Services | Event planning, design & coordination

With their first anniversary quickly approaching, I had to share the most amazing July wedding day that unfolded last summer. Lindsay and her mom, Barb, were wonderful clients to work with - clients you wish you had every single year. I truly mean that. Let's do it again, okay ladies??

Lindsay planned much of the day herself, and Pearls Events designed it alongside her. We had dreams of a Southern Glam soiree, inspired by their new home in Charleston, NC. In the end, Pearls Events jumped on board with last minute planning when her and Matt were moving across the country from Chicago. Everything came together at the Blue Dress Barn with soft pinks, punchy coral and a touch of mint and sparkle on the most magical of days in July.

Lindsay & Matt are expecting a new little bundle of joy, a boy!, in August. Wishing them nothing but the best for years to come!!!

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

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