Tuesday, August 2, 2011

7.3.11 | Helen & Paul

helen gave ME a wedding binder.  what?!  during our initial meeting helen and paul kept talking and laughing about helen's organizational skills.  when helen handed me a copy of her wedding binder during our venue walk through the week before the wedding i could hardly believe it.  it was not only organized, but meticulous...a wedding planner's dream! :)

helen and paul...there was so much about your wedding that i loved, most of all the opportunity to work with the two of you and your family and friends...thank you SO MUCH for letting us into your lives to help coordinate your wedding day.

so pretty much i wanted to download every single picture their photographer heather jowett sent me.  heather was FANTASTIC - such a pleasure to work with and her work is fabulous...take a look for yourself:

the fabulous crew of tricho salon & spa did hair & make-up:

i L.O.V.E. when couples do first looks - LOVE!

helen & paul were able to get a lot of pictures done prior to the ceremony so they could really enjoy their time with family and friends during cocktail hour and into the reception:

helen's mom married them (how sweet is that?!)

the details...helen's family friend did the reception flowers and they were fabulous!  her colors were silver & blue - super appropriate for the fourth of july!  gwen from gwen's cake decorating did the cake...yummy!  helen named each guest table after a city in michigan that was significant to her and paul.   cobblestone has a loft so the tables upstairs were cities in the upper peninsula, and the tables downstairs were named for cities in the lower peninsula.  her place cards had stamps of the state of michigan on them, and her seating chart was a map of michigan that showed where each city was located within the mitten state - these little details made helen & paul's wedding very cohesive.

a wedding at cobblestone farm is not complete without our furry friends!

one of my favorite moments of the wedding was when helen's father spoke.  throughout the day he was so quiet, a man of little words, yet so kind and thankful for all that we were doing.  when it came time for his speech the jokes, and profound words that came out of him were completely unexpected.  he had me laughing so hard my sides hurt.  

i could seriously go on for days posting pictures...but last and certainly not least is this picture of helen.  it exemplifies exactly how i want all our clients to feel on their wedding day...beer in hand, having a great time, and carefree knowing everything is taken care of :)


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