real wedding:: a modern beach wedding at the veranda at the whitcomb, st. joseph

On September 19th, we assisted with the Michigan beach wedding of Brittany+Hachem at The Veranda at The Whitcomb in St. Joseph.  They started the day with a gorgeous beach ceremony on Lake Michigan with beautiful natural wood chairs, a bamboo chuppah adorned with mini paper lanterns, crafted by the couple, and acoustic guitar music. It was a beautiful day and... View Article

press::weddings and the economy in shore bride magazine

My favorite local bridal magazine, Shore Bride, has its Fall issue out and they have some great articles (and beautiful pictures) featured! A few local retailers who I know carry Shore Bride are Moxie’s Boutique in St. Joseph, Harbortown Cafe in Benton Harbor and Kilwin’s in St. Joseph! Below is an article Stella Event Design contributed to, addressing weddings and... View Article

custom invitations+stationery for your michigan wedding

(custom stationery created for the June 2009 wedding of Yana+Brannon) Beginning in October with the opening of our new design studio, we will begin offering custom invitation design in-house. Tara Berghuis, will bring her creativity and style to Stella Event Design as she joins us to offer custom invitation design! At the studio you’ll be able to look through a... View Article

real wedding neak peek::tom+meaghan at the blue dress barn

Here are just a few shots from last Saturdays wedding at The Blue Dress Barn. Meaghan+Tom picked a beautiful fall color palette with a lot of natural accents including apples, gourds, mini pumpkins and pine cones. It was absolutely adorable and had so many personal touches. We’ll share some professional photos from Ben Pancoast Photgraphy when they’re ready, but for... View Article

bride2be university::ballroom dance class on september 30th

Join us Wednesday, September 30th as we kick off Bride2Be University with our ballroom dance class! We’ll have information on future classes and a fun & unique dance class for brides & grooms, taught by professional ballroom dancers. Learn all the moves you need to be confident on your big day! When: September 20th at 7:00pm Cost: $20.00 per couple... View Article

the design studio::opening october 2009

In October, as Stella Event Design celebrates its 2 year birthday as a company, we will also be opening our very first studio space! The Design Studio will be a creative and inspiring place for us to meet with clients, share our ideas, and work as a team to plan amazing Michigan weddings! We’re also excited to be able to... View Article

real wedding:: a lake shore wedding at shadowland pavilion in st. joseph, michigan

Kellie+Kevin had an incredible lake shore wedding on August 22nd at Shadowland Pavilion in St. Joseph! Despite the rain and crazy winds coming off the lake, the ceremony happened as planned at Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach, and it was a personal and beautiful ceremony. I absolutely loved these bridesmaids dresses—such a beautiful color (yes, I’m partial to pink)! The... View Article

fun+personal table markers

I just love these cute table markers! Incorporating a theme into your table names is another way to make your own personality shine through at your wedding. A few of my favorite from this summer so far: Megan+Greg | Mill Creek Barns:: Each table was named after an “adventure” the couple went on, complete with a picture of them at... View Article

custom stationery for an upcoming wedding in sw michigan

I love getting invitations from our clients—it makes me all the more excited about their upcoming weddings! Brittany+Hachem, who are tying the knot on September 19th, are both graphic designers, so of course I was extra excited to see what they came up with for their wedding stationery! My first peek was the Save the Dates for their destination wedding.... View Article

real wedding sneak peek::adam+carrie at mill creek barns in southwest michigan

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of working with Adam+Carrie as we coordinated their fun & personal wedding at Mill Creek Barns! Carrie picked an absolutely beautiful color palette, featuring orange, yellow and blue hues! Yellow and orange tipped dahlias, peach hypericum berries and peach calla lilies were featured in the bouquets, centerpieces and ceremony arrangements. In lieu of a... View Article