For some couples it’s a no-brainer when it comes to selecting a song for their first dance. For other couples, its hard to find a song that encompasses how they feel about each other without playing the same songs we’ve all heard at weddings. Our Events Director, David has come up with a list of 11 songs that are just as beautiful as they are unique.
Last week the events team was blown away by an article written by My Modern Met on the imagry created by Polish artist Ula Koska. Koska with makeup artist and designer Beata Bojda created stunning looks from these traditionally inspired Polish floral wreath headdresses handmade entirely of paper. Incredibly realistic, these paper flowers were twisted to create lavish headdresses then paired with vintage clothing and jewelry with bold makeup to top off the look.
We held our summer tastings last week and as always it was great to enjoy a special evening with our wonderful clients. The tastings give our clients an opportunity to try an array of menu options and get a true understanding of the quality of the food.
Saturdays weddings are in are high demand. The most popular venues or “single room” venues such as our Conservatory are booked year plus in advance. Booking a venue within one year of your wedding date may eliminate a lot of Saturdays, but choosing a Sunday wedding, especially in our glass enclosed garden venue can leave you with just as magical of a day with some significant benefits. Typically there are slightly reduced rates on Sundays.
However, besides availability and cost there are other reasons to consider a Sunday.
Sundays are perfect for a less traditional wedding. Do you fancy a strolling brunch with mimosas in the sunshine? Do you prefer an acoustic guitar performance over a DJ spinning dance music?
Sunday evenings are an option as well. In Michigan, the sunset comes as early as 5pm in the winter, a late afternoon ceremony with a 5-9pm reception gives you all the photo opportunities you want on your big day well into night.
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Guests generally have fewer conflicts on a Sunday and can often take Mondays off of work for travel easier than the stress and hustle-bustle of a Friday. Plus Saturday is usually the cheapest day for air travel, allowing out of town guests to have a leisurely travel day before your big day.
The best vendors such as bands, DJs and bakers have generally have better availability and pricing on Sundays and non-peak days, making it easier to ensure you can book principal talent.
Whatever your reasons are, a Sunday garden wedding is perfect for the couple looking for a more casual affair with just as many memories to be made!
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A new wedding trend that we are completely on board with is a love seat for the bride and groom. Our clients are renting in specialty love seats to share at their head table or sweetheart table. Another option is to purchase a special seat to use at the wedding and then keep forever in your home as reminder of the special day. It will become a special heirloom. Selecting a love seat is a wonderful way to add your special touch to the day. It is a unique and beautiful detail.
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We love the photo opportunities it affords as well. There is something so romantic about a couple glancing over the back of a love seat.