I’m so excited to finally be able to share Lauren and David’s December 30th wedding with you! I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren and David through Lauren’s amazing parents! Lauren’s dad reached out to me to help in the day of coordination, there were a lot of components they couldn’t quite accomplish themselves while fully enjoying the big day!
Let me say, I love being with a bride and groom from the beginning of the planning process, however, this bride was as organized and buttoned up as I am, so to step in just a month out from the wedding day, was seamless! I first met with Lauren’s parents, who were/are, such warm, open hearted people, who wanted the day to go smooth for their daughter and it truly touched my heart. Then, I had the pleasure to meet Lauren and David…this sweet couple made me smile every time I was around them and their love story might just be sweeter than they are (if that’s even possible), as they met at in high school at the very same church they exchanged their vows, it can’t get any sweeter than that!
They were surrounded by so many family and friends and you could just feel the love the entire day for this couple! Lauren and David had a ton of very close people involved in making this day so special, because it felt like majority of their vendors knew them personally! The day started early and every moment of it was captured by the talented, The People Picture Company of Grand Rapids. Adam and Bri were amazing and Lauren freelances with them (personal connection number one)
The ceremony was held at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, the church had all of their Christmas decorations still up, which made for an amazing backdrop to say “I Do.” (the priest that married them had also known the bride and groom since they were in high school – personal connection number two).
The Inn at St. John’s always makes for a gorgeous reception spot, the atrium room made it feel like you were outside in your own little romantic courtyard. The feeling in this room of 175 guests was so intimate. The beautiful centerpieces and flowers were done by, none other than, the grooms mom who works for Downing’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc (and has since she was 16 years old!)! Lauren put the centerpieces into her soon to be mother-in-law’s hands (I mentioned in a previous blog, that the bride had no clue what the flowers were going to look like, including the centerpieces), and she did not disappoint (personal connection number three)! The cake by, Elite Sweets filled everyone’s bellies, while Music Box Productions Inc kept the party going ALL night long (when I say all night, I mean, I don’t think they stopped until 1am!). David had worked with the DJ when he was in high school and was friends with his daughter, this was Rod’s last wedding he would be DJ’ing (he said when his daughter’s friends started asking him to DJ their weddings, he was retiring – personal connection number four).