Kelly & Paul: Romantic Valentine's Wedding

When there is bitter cold in Michigan in February, there is also lots of love. As many of you know, February 14th is Valentine's Day. Which day could be possibly more romantic than Valentine's? So it happens that Kelly and Paul picked their wedding date to be exactly on Valentine's day. (Maybe not exactly because sometimes 14th is not conveniently on a Saturday or Sunday but as close to it as possible). Looking for color combination for this Valentine's wedding was not difficult as rich red is possibly the most appropriate color for it. With the addition of black and white it was a striking color palette. Kelly requested damask pattern so our black and white textured damask linens were just a perfect fit. Below are few photos from the room in San Marino Banquet Hall all dressed up for Kelly and Paul reception. We hope that they had an amazing wedding day and we wish them lots of love not only on Valentines but every single day of each year!

Here is Kelly's all red bridal bouquet with roses and calla lilies.

Flowers/Linens/Chair Covers/Paper Goodies: Goizzy

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Christine & Dean: Italian Winery

Early fall, rich colors and lots of wine! We created a design for Christine & Dean that embraced their Italian roots but also brought some of the winery elements into the room. The wedding took place at the San Marino Banquet hall. We had deep wine colored linens and sashes to match. Ivory chair covers. Tables were named with names different Italian cities. Individual favors for all the guests were cute bottles of red wine. Our centerpieces brought few of the rich colors together to fill up the room and give it more texture. We had simple accent lighting that helped to create a warm mood later during the evening. We hope Christine and Dean have many happy years and we want to congratulate them on their marriage!

Here is Christine's fuchsia, burgundy and plum bridal bouquet.

Flowers/Linens/Chair Covers/Paper Goodies: Goizzy

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Sara & Andrew: Romantic Meadow Brook

I loved working with Sara and her family on her big day! Till this day probably Sara had the most sophisticated color palette that I ever got to work with. It wasn't just antique pink that made it special but the collection of complementary colors that were really unique! The colors she picked were light, romantic and fresh and gave a sense of "old time charm". Sara picked for her reception venue Meadow Brook Mansion which as usual was amazing and just completed a romantic vision that she had in mind. See how everything came together for Sara and Andrew below.

Detail shot of Sara's bridal bouquet.

Here is close up of bridesmaids bouquet.

And few wonderful shots from Kathy Davis Photography that documented entire day.

Amazingly beautiful Sara and her bridesmaids.

Entire very handsome bridal party standing in front of Meadow Brook.

And one from the inside of Meadow Brook tent.

Photographery: Kathy Davies Photography
Flowers/Linens/Chavari Chairs/Chargers/Drapes: Goizzy

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Kasia & David: Vintage Polish Love.

Last fall I had a pleasure of working with an amazing couple. (I have to disclaim this also because I am lucky enough with our team to work with a lot of amazing couples). Kasia being 100% Polish and always being involved in local Polish community (as much as even dancing in a Polish Folk dance team) knew that Polish theme would be a big part of her wedding. She also loved vintage elements and wanted to create a very cozy reception for her guests. Obvious choice for a venue was the American Polish Cultural Center. She ended up picking the new section of the banquet hall that is a blank canvas and she wanted to bring the vintage elements in through our decorations. We did something very daring because we actually picked very dark navy table linens and instead of going with traditional light colored chair covers with picked even darker chocolate ones. Only our centerpieces were white with champagne and gold accents. Kasia also wanted to bring in the peacock theme into our color combination and we did that in a very delicate way. There were only few  nudges to the theme, such as table numbers and in few places peacock feathers. Being really busy with preparing this 350 people wedding I completely missed the window for taking my photos and just got few that were not acceptable to share. Thankfully Marek Dziekonski, totally saved the day by taking amazing amount of detailed photos from the reception. Below photos with exceptions of maybe two are all his! (Yes you will know which two I took....) Also Marek has quite a few photos on his blog post - be sure to check those out as well.

First and formost is Kasia's bridal bouquet. All white and champagne with some greenery and lots of texture. The stems were wrapped in lace and antique crystals and pearls.

Bridesmaids had bright royal blue dresses so in order to create some dramatic pop of color we chose to go with also very textural bouquets with shades of white and champagne and few greenery.

Here is entire bridal party standing in front of St. Florian church in Hamtramck.

If you have never been inside of St. Florian, it is truly amazing and very vintage looking.

In a true Polish wedding there has to be a flower girl! And head wreaths / wianki are very common for the girls to wear. I love creating little details like this little head piece for Kasia's flower girl!

The view of the room in American Polish Center right when guests started coming in.

We created two different types of centerpieces for Kasia and David. This one is a manzanita branch centerpiece with gold accents, crystals and candles. On other tables we had tall floral arrangements filled with flowers.

A detail of the head table. We dressed it up with a mixture of vases, branches and candles. In the back you can see our vintage frame design with peacock feathers.

Oh and did I mention the head table had three layers or tables?

We've designed little details such as the notes above to give more vintage charm to all the elements.
The photo on the left is actually on of the mom's bridal gown! We had it hanging right outside of the reception room. (I mean how amazing is it that both moms still had their wedding gowns? Talk about a perfect occasion to showcase them.)

Polish table is a must at Polish wedding! This one was truly awesome. That's where you could find pierogi and also variety of other small-plates-type of snacks.

Kasia and David cutting their beautiful wedding cake! 

Kasia and her Oczepiny! Very Polish tradition. Here done by Czarny Dunajec, our amazingly talented local Polish Folk Dance team. 

And here Czarny Dunajec performing for all the wedding guests. (How cool is that?) Back in the day when I was starting this business I remember there were quite a few Polish weddings that used to get Polish Folk dance groups performing at weddings. I have to say this was the first one in a really long time that I have seen. Maybe it's coming back? Let's hope! 

I truly think our beautiful couple had the time of their lives on their wedding day. Our entire team is wishing Kasia and David countless years of happiness and 100 lat of love!

Ceremony: St. Florian
Table Number Design/ Favors: Goizzy
Flowers/Linens/Chavari Chairs/Chargers/Drapes: Goizzy

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Magdalena & Matthew: Rhinestones & crystals.

Working with Magdalena on her wedding day was truly fun since I have found a bride caring about all the details of the event as much as I do. Magdalena wanted very elegant wedding with a little bit of glamour in it. Our idea was to work with different textures that would give a dimension to the venue where the reception was held in. With only a little over 100 guests it is a lot easier to achieve a very polished look to the event. The space at Freedom Hill was also not a typical large banquet hall which made our vision possible to happen. Since Magdalena loved deep purple but wanted a very light, wedding-like look to the room we decided to go with a primary color of ivory. Our chavari chairs and gold chargers gave a little bit more shimmer to the room. Flowers had a little bit of lavender to add interest to the compositions. The deep purple was only used as an accent color throughout the details in the room. Madalena and Matt had a gorgeous wedding. We wish them many years of happiness and love ahead of them! 

Few details from the room once it was set up.

Bridal bouquet was mostly white and ivory.

Bridesmaids wore deep plum dresses so we decided to keep the colors of their bouquets also white and ivory, and just added a little bit of purple/ivory accent.

Detail of a chavari chair bow. We had satin ivory sash tided around the back combined with organza ruffles to give more whimsical look to the room.

A little up close detail of our designed note on the the favor. As well as ivory satin napkin folded over the plate and glass gold charger underneath. (Talk about an elegant setting!)

Thank you Agnes Photography for gorgeous photos of our beautiful couple! 
Table Number Design/ Favors: Goizzy
Photographery: Agnes Photography
Flowers/Linens/Chavari Chairs/Chargers/Drapes: Goizzy

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Natalia & Jerry: Sunshine!

I have a long history with Natalia's family since we have met quite a few years back. When I heard we will be planning Natalia's big day it made me really happy. Natalia had a vision of the look for her wedding that was difficult for her to describe at first but we made decisions and pulled it all together. She knew she wanted green accents complementing greenish tiffany blue shade and also wanted a pop of yellow. We wanted simple yet elegant look that would give a vibrancy to the room. The Reserve is a gorgeous venue so it is a good base for any type of decorating. Below are few photos showing set up room ready for Natalia's wedding. Natalia was awesome in logistically planning entire day. I have to say everything was top notch from arranging transportation for guest, to timing everything and catering to guests. Entire evening had a very high class feel. And Sugar Snaps had guests jumping on the dance floor and nobody was ready to leave at the end of the night. Our bride and groom were amazing and had equally amazing day. We wish them many happy years together filled with love and care!

Details of Natalia's all white bridal bouquet with calla lilies.

A little different angel. (This one is showing a little bit of handkerchief from Natalia's grandmother).

Bridal party flowers with a pop of yellow.

Below few photos are professional photos from Sam Sarkis Photography.

Natalia with her bridesmaids showing off their flowers!

Beautiful room all set up at The Reserve for Natalia and Jerry's event.

Details of our centerpieces.

Our beautiful very happy couple!

If you would like to see more photos from Sam Sarkis documenting Natalia and Jerry's big day visit Sam's facebook!

Table Number Design: Goizzy
Photographery: Sam Sarkis Photography
Hair Salon: M Salon 
Band: Suger Snaps 
Flowers/Linens: Goizzy

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