Coastal Wedding Inspiration

Today’s the day! Last year I planned a nautical style shoot and today’s the day that it was featured on Midwest Bride! Below are a few pictures from the style shoot, but make sure to head over to Midwest Bride to check out the feature! A big shout out to all the vendors that helped make the day wonderful!

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xx js

Sneak Peek: Enchanted Style Shoot

May 3, 2015
Enchanted Animals Amidst a Whimsical Garden

The moment I saw the Enchanted Manor with all the animal statues, I knew I had to play up that “enchanted animal garden” motif. With my mind dreaming of antlers, feathers and animals (oh my!), my fingers were busy emailing vendors and covered in goopy papier mâché. With my eyes constantly scanning the sky (Michigan weather is totally unpredictable) and my car making multiple trips to the lakeshore every week, I managed to find sleep in-between all the busy. I am so thankful to my amazing vendors and friends for helping me design and execute this wonderful style shoot.

Stay tuned, because this style shoot will be featured on Artfully Wed on November 6!

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Planner, Designer and Florist - Whimsical Enchanted Garden Style Shoot in Saugatuck Michigan

Venue: The Enchanted Manor of Royal Manors
Photographer: Kate Morrow
Design, Styling + Planning: JS Weddings & Events
Cake: Sara’s Sweets
Paper Goods: Pie Crust Creative
Rentals: The Rental Company
Floral Design: JS Weddings & Events
Hair & Makeup Stylist: Becca Means
Bridal Dress & Accessories: Bridal Elegance
Tuxedo: Bunny Tuxedos
Models: Nicholas Hawkins, Kayleigh Kramer

The Wizard of Oz Manor

A few weeks ago I went to tour the lovely The Wizard of Oz Manor. I was informed by Kim, the event director, that it is believed that the Wizard of Oz was conceived and written here. The manor is located right on Lake Macatawa, with a view just as stunning as the actual home. Inside, it’s like you stepped back in time to old world New England. No really, it is.

In April, I get to direct and design a style shoot here and I am so excited to see everything come together within the space. I am working with some amazing people to create a masculine, New England style shoot with a hint of nautical glamour. Add in one awesome custom designed invitation suite, an amazing seafood menu, sweet treats, gorgeous linens, vintage china, a cigar bar (yes, I said cigar bar), and a lot more pretty details… April can’t get here fast enough.

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Photos courtesy of Royal Manors and Andrew Ingram