Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Real Wedding 2009 | Leah & Ryan


Leah & Ryan's wedding was one Kate and I have been anticipating for months! We have been planning the behind the scenes stuff - time lines, budgets, vendors, etc. and left all the designing in the hands of Jon of Gerych's. We had the distinct pleasure of working with the entire team at Gerych's who created every single design element you see here (Except the cake, which was created by the very talented Bella e Dolce).

Leah was certain of the gorgeous blue dresses for her bridesmaids (which I blogged about), so all we told Jon was blue linens, mahogany chairs, bright, modern flowers, and THIS is what he designed for Leah & Ryan. Guests commented on the amazing flowers all night long! We were in awe ourselves, and I completely feel in love with cockscomb, the pink flower in the bowl in the last photo.

All the candy on the buffet is from an Michigan favorite, Kilwin's. Yum - I did sneak a chocolate-covered pretzel halfway through the night, but the candy bar was bone dry when we packed up. The caramel apples looked amazing!

Because Karrn & Ken of Lotus Photographic knew I'd be itchin' to blog these, I received a boatload of detail shots this morning. They are a fabulous husband - wife team and we enjoyed working with them SO much - Karrn will be blogging more of the wedding party & family on her own blog in the coming days. A HUGE thank you to Karrn & Ken :)

[all photos copyright Lotus Photographic]

10 lovely comment(s):

BREE Aug 26, 2009, 9:56:00 AM  

Wow - what a beautiful wedding! The flowers are amazing...all the details were fabulous.

Tami Parks Aug 26, 2009, 10:00:00 AM  

LOVE the flowers!!! Great job, Aletha & team!

CasaJen Aug 26, 2009, 11:40:00 AM  

Wow, so stunning! Love the use of bold colors! The flowers are incredible, and the mix of the peacock and other feathers, with the ruffled flowers in the bridal bouquet-so cool.

Lauren Aug 26, 2009, 11:41:00 AM  

wow. love the photos. amazing photographer. The flowers- and their tones are amazing. And the cake! gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing.

sweetchicevents Aug 26, 2009, 12:25:00 PM  

LOVE the color scheme, and the florals are simply FABULOUS!!!

TAK Photography Aug 26, 2009, 12:43:00 PM  

Ooo, peacock feathers!! I love them! This is absolutely stunning! Great job!

Lotus Photographic Aug 26, 2009, 10:49:00 PM  

Thanks for the love Aletha! You did a great job putting together this post with all the images I threw at you :)It was so wonderful to work together, thanks again!

abby Aug 27, 2009, 1:31:00 AM  

This is a lovely post - where was the wedding reception? Is this up in bay harbor? Who did the flowers? Natures Garden? Just curious. . . Thanks!

Jennifer Ederer Aug 27, 2009, 11:33:00 PM  

Great event Aletha! Karrn did a gorgeous job capturing the essence of this bold, modern wedding and her bridal bouquet is simply scrumptious!

Aletha | Pearls Events Aug 30, 2009, 1:41:00 PM  

Abby - the reception was at Walloon Lake Country Club, and the flowers were all by Gerych's of Fenton, Michigan. You can see all the vendor details here - http://www.pearlseventsblog.com/2009/08/real-wedding-2009-leah-ryan.html

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