Back in September we shared a sneak peek from Shannon+Dave’s August 2010 wedding in St. Joseph. But it was such a fun wedding and such a wonderful couple, I wanted to share more details on their day, as well as some more eye candy courtesy of Kelly Powers Photography! One of my favorite details of this summer wedding at the Veranda at the Whitcomb in St. Joseph was the desserts! Shannon wanted to share pies with her guests instead of wedding cake, so what better way to have her centerpieces do double duty—each table featured a pie on a porcelain cake stand, wrapped with a garland of flowers! It was adorable (smelled wonderful) and was such a cute and personal touch. Shannon and Dave cut their own pie right at their table! I love mix and match bridesmaids dresses—Shannon had all of her bridesmaids choose a black dress, and it was a great way for each of them to show their own style. After a beautiful beach wedding on a picture-perfect Michigan day, guests enjoyed a beauitufl outdoor reception at the Veranda at the Whitcomb.

veranda-at-the-whitcomb-wedding-st-joseph-michiganAnd their signature cocktails? The “Matrimo-tini” and “White Wedding Sangria.” Too cute. I also loved the escort cards—-each name was attached to a tiny drink umbrella which we put in shallow wicker trays filled with sand and shells–they were bright, beach, and held up to the light breeze! Unique escort cards are a great way to spice up your wedding details. Remember, if you can write or attach a name to it—it could be an escort card—so get creative!