Thursday, October 11, 2012

Real Wedding 2012 | Laura & Kevin

Couple | Laura & Kevin, 10-6-12
Invitations | With Grace, Chicago
Wedding Location | Bowers Harbor Inn Estate, Front Lawn
Reception VenueBowers Harbor Inn Estate, Peninsula Room
Rehearsal Dinner | Boathouse
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music | John Pomeroy
Officiant | Weddings Your Way
Photography | Dan and Melissa Photography
Videography | Owen Video
Florist | Marla Courtney Wood
Hair & Makeup | Posh
Disc Jockey | Harbor View Entertainment
Dessert | Pies from Cherry Street Market, Doughnuts from Hoxie's
Guest Transportation | By the Bay
Pearls Events Service | Event Coordination

Laura & Kevin were SUCH a fun couple to work with! Mary & I spoke with them via Skype in January, and we were happy to be along for such a fun-filled planning ride. On Saturday, the 6th of October, we had the pleasure of setting up all of the DIY details that Laura, her mom, her family & friends put together with such precision and love. Each guest could tell there was a lot of crafting, sewing, building and tying bows that went into this fabulous fall wedding, and the Pearls Events team was on-site to make sure it was set up with care and perfection.

With Mary, one of our event planners at Pearls Events, being located in Traverse City, she brings her planning expertise to Northern Michigan. Laura & Kevin planned their wedding from Chicago, and Mary's help was essential in pulling together all the details.

One thing we cannot plan, however, is the weather. And the forecast looked unpredictable all week long. Sure enough, as Leah and I made the drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City that morning, it was sunny, and then rainy, and then sunny again. I can honestly say I've never seen that many rainbows in the same day - it was quite glorious!

We met Mary at Bowers Harbor Inn Estate and immediately started setting up the Peninsula Room for the reception. When the gorgeous flowers arrived from Marla Courtney Wood, I was so happy with the room, I wanted to have Laura take a peek, but since Laura & Kevin decided to not see each other before the ceremony, we didn't risk it!

The clouds parted right before Laura walked down the aisle with her father, and it was literally like a ray of light shone down on her as she approached the altar lovingly made by her dad. A little rain popped up during the ceremony, but nothing an umbrella couldn't handle.

After the ceremony concluded, guests enjoyed cocktail hour before sitting down for toasts. And I must say, this group of family & friends gave one of the most unforgettable round of toasts I've ever heard. And the final one? The final one ended like this...

(embedded video copyright from Owen Video)           How about that for fun?! Seriously, what an amazing group of people to surround you on your wedding day! We had an amazing time working with this couple and are so thankful to have been part of their day.

Laura & Kevin - thank you both so much for trusting us with your wedding coordination. We loved working with both you and your families and wish you nothing but the best in years to come! I mentioned it before, but will again - October 6th is a very special day for Pearls Events, and we are happy to add another amazing couple to our fun history :) Cheers to you both! 

2 lovely comment(s):

Rebecca @This Nest is Best Oct 11, 2012, 4:34:00 PM  

So beautiful! I am in love with the leave aisle - just gorgeous.

Dan and Melissa | Wedding and Portrait Photographers Oct 15, 2012, 4:51:00 PM  

It was absolutely gorgeous!

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