On the ridiculously gorgeous day of June 30th, 2013, I was honored with the task of Coordinating the incredibly beautiful Wedding of one of my favorite couples.
Let us set the scene:
Sunshine and beautiful temperatures? Check.
Historic Plantation-style Lodge overlooking a sparkling Lake? Check.
Gorgeous blush, white and pink flowers everywhere? Check.
Two fun-loving, kooky and beautiful people who want to tie the knot? Double-Check.
From beginning to end, this day was filled to the brim with love and lots of laughter from both family and friends. The lake-side Ceremony, which was officiated by the Groom's father, was short, sweet and uniquely personalized...reflecting the importance of the couple's shared Faith as a base in their relationship.
Cocktail Hour seamlessly followed Kristen and Aaron's 'I Do's' on the front lawn of the Lodge...as well as drinks, dinner and LOTS of dancing. Along with some of the best Vendors I have ever had the pleasure of working with, the Wedding and the Day went off without a hitch.
"So what else did this Wedding need?" I hear you say.
NOTHING...but the soft and warm golden hue of the Sun setting over the lake wasn't a bad finishing touch.
Where are they now?
Not long after their Wedding, Kristen and Aaron purchased a house (not too far from a lake) in the Brighton area of Michigan. Aaron, a Community Life Pastor at the Brighton Campus of 242 Community Church, thrives on his love and passion for the community and people that surround him...reaching out to those in need and helping people grow in their Faith and walk with God. As for Kristen, this exuberant, life-loving lady, focuses on a different type of out-reach, showing her passion for learning and children as an elementary school teacher. I am also excited to announce, that they are expecting their first child in late-summer of this year.
Welcome to the world little one! Your parents are pretty awesome.
Photographs by For the Love of It
"With two months left before my wedding and feeling the pressure of everything that needed to get done, my fiancé and I hired Festoons and Flourishes to be our wedding day Coordinator. Ashley helped me get completely organized before the big day. She helped me make lists and had me consider many details I might have overlooked. Because of Ashley's experience in wedding details, she provided suggestions and advice in scheduling, timing, and yes…even napkin folding. Through our meetings and the lists we made together, Ashley knew exactly what we wanted. She made sure every detail was in place…and when there was anything that needed adjusting (for example, I forgot to label one our favors), Ashley made it happen and made everything run smoothly. She even had dinner waiting for me at the end of the night because she knew I was too excited to eat anything all day! I was so thankful Ashley coordinated our wedding because it allowed our families to focus on hosting, rather than dealing with all the logistics of the day. Furthermore, I was able to completely relax and fully enjoy our big day because I knew Ashley had everything under control!"
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