Saturday, March 7, 2009

Little bit of Sunshine...

My friend and fellow blogger,  Aletha of Pearl Events suggested that I blog more about our previous weddings so I thought I would start with this gorgeous summer wedding.  During this gloomy time of year I find myself drawn to bright colors and the thought of spring!  Thanks Aletha for the suggestion and I look forward to sharing some of our favorites.

This past summer we designed a destination wedding at the Perry Hotel in Petosky, Michigan.  Our bride, Jennifer Christian, was such a pleasure to work with.  I'm still amazed at how calm she was throughout the planning process considering the logistical issues and the fact that we were brought in just three months before her wedding.   The couple lived in Lansing, her family  from Detroit, the groom's from Grand Rapids and the wedding in Northern Michigan.  I appreciated her confidence in our ability and  find it so refreshing when we're given creative license.  

For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to work with Ben and Laura Harrison I thought I would share their amazing work with all of you. They truly are one of the most genuine and gracious couple you will ever meet.   

Call it wishful thinking but I couldn't help but start off with this beautiful photo.  I don't know about you but I would love a glass of red sangria while enjoying this amazing sunset!  
I absolutely love this picture of the quaint Perry Hotel in Petosky, Michigan.   What a perfectly beautiful place to host a wedding. It reminds me of a simpler time.
Our bride's favorite color was fabulous lemon yellow. This particular color contrast is one of my favorites.   I love the way the colors pop against the girls adorable dresses.   The  bouquets consisted of lisianthus, trachelium, freesia and roses finished with an adorable sheer ribbon with a edged satin finish. 
Love these dresses and the best part, they'll wear them again!
Last but not least, my favorite detail, Jennifer's bridal bouquet.  Cattleya orchids are an amazing variety of orchid, the soft romantic edges, amazing size and stunning color make this flower a true beauty!  There is something so pure about this monochromatic bouquet and I'm in love with the sweet handle detail.

Thanks for reading and if any of you have a fabulous sangria recipe I would love it! 


Aletha | Pearls Events said...

Love the recap, Jenn! Thanks for the shout out too :)

cHill Weddings, LLC said...

Hi Jenn,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have added your blog to my reader. I look forward to hearing more about your wedding flowers. ;)


ben & laura harrison said...

what a great wedding Paul & Jennifer's day was! we loved being a part of it and were so thankful to have the opportunity to photograph such beautiful details! awesome job MDF ... love you guys!