October 3, 2009
Another rainy, rainy, rainy wedding day. Brad and Sara’s wedding was simple and pretty, nicely done, nothing fussy or fancy… except her dress. Her dress was gorgeous and glamorous – it was slightly fitted, white, sparkly, very flowy; she looked beautiful. The Pastor was late to the wedding rehearsal but also to the actual ceremony; needless to say no one was very thrilled. There were probably a little over a hundred guests, small and intimate. The flowers were all fake and done very simply. She and her bridesmaids also made all the flowers, a growing trend as people start to cut budgets. The colors were orange, ivory and red. The 2 flower girls did a great job (after what was looking like a problem in the making); they dropped leaves from their little baskets and looked very sweet. Brad and Sara were going to have a pumpkin seed send-off, but due to the rain, we nixed that idea. So, even with the torrential rain, it was a beautiful wedding and I had a lot of fun helping with.
September 26, 2009
I am helping out now with weddings at my church (ie: wedding coordinator), so I got to be a part of Steve and Michelle’s wedding. It was a rainy day in Grand Rapids, seems a lot like deja vu (to my own but also to a lot of other weddings I have planned), although rain on your wedding day is good luck. Anyway, it was lovely wedding ceremony, the flowers were pretty and simple: pots of mums at the front of the sanctuary and hand-made bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres (the girls made them). The ceremony was very personal, with both a Pastor (he just retired from Thornapple) and a Priest (from Notre Dame where the groom attended). After the ceremony, in the community room (the old sanctuary), there were appetizers and drinks for guests while the bridal party and family took pictures. Everything went wonderful and I wish Steve and Michelle the best!