a southwest michigan wedding with 30’s style

Saturday I had the pleasure of coordinating for Claire+Chris, a fantastic couple from Washington, DC who tied the knot in New Buffalo! The ceremony took place at St. Mary of the Lake, and the reception was held at the beautiful Barker Hall in Michigan City, Indiana. They took from Barker Hall’s 30’s style, and wove it into a beautiful wedding with charm and personality.

I missed the first dance as I was running some errands for the bride, but Leda of LVL Photography captured it beautifully—aren’t they stunning!? They opted for live music, and Me and the Boys kept the night going with big band hits! I can’t say enough good things about the band–all 8 pieces! They were all super nice, and they did an absolutely amazing job–such a unique touch!
The amazing floral arrangements were provided by Flowers with Jazz (how appropriate) and they did an absolutely amazing job–the bride incorporated Bells of Ireland into almost all of the arrangements, as well as peacock feathers.

The dinner selection was out of this world, and Matt Kis of Great Lakes Catering did a phenomenal job with the presentation. Check out their “window display” of fruit–I love it! The menu consisted of chicken breast with an apricot honey mustard glaze, roasted prime rib, glazed salmon, an amazing salad bar, and green beans and potatoes that were delish. Not to mention Matt was so easy to work with, and bent over backwards all night to help us out!

The lovely Leda and Sasha of LVL Photography were on hand to capture all of the beautiful moments at this truly personal and fun celebration. They were a pleasure to work with, and you can check out more great pics at Leda’s blog! Thanks Claire+Chris, for letting me share in your special day, and hope you enjoy your honeymoon in Hawaii!

*All images copyright LVL Photography

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  • Claire S says:

    Thanks so much for the nice post! We were so grateful for your help- from last minute items forgotten at the hotel to making sure the cake got cut, and people knew it, I counted myself very smart to have secured your services! I tell every bride to be sure to hire a day-of coordinator. Even though I plan big events for clients every day, I was so glad to have you there so I could enjoy the party and spend time with my guests–not waste precious time having to answer questions from the bus people, or the caterer.

    Like most people, Ive never done this before, so it was great to have advice from someone who has been involved with many weddings the best way to do things. Thanks again!

  • Gorgeous! (*drool*)

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