real wedding :: lindsey+kevin at the Veranda at the Whitcomb

Meet Lindsey+Kevin… we had the pleasure of working with these two for 18+ months helping them to plan their wedding from start to finish. They are a super fun couple who were living in Chicago (they’ve since moved out to California) and planned a destination wedding in Michigan—the brides home state. Lindsey has a demanding job that requires her to travel every single week, so they brought us on board to help them with full service wedding planning. One of the best parts of full service planning is that we get to work with couples for such a long time and get to know them—we absolutely loved these two and they were so much fun to work with! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your very special day! All of the photos below are from the fabulous Jami Fujawa and Melissa Brentlinger of Jennifer Mayo Studios.

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veranda at the whitcomb summer weddingI loved working with Lindsey to create a beautiful design concept for their wedding at The Veranda at the Whitcomb. We used a beautiful navy shantung linen, with lots of crisp white flowers and stationery, and pops of powdery light blue and silver. Lindsey loves photography, so we decided to create a subtle theme using frames, and incorporated them in several places: Behind the dessert table we hung frames that incorporated cute signs with the couples name, cupcake flavors, and their wedding date. The signs coordinated with their other stationery pieces, and it was a great way to create a backdrop for their dessert table, and also let guests know what types of cupcake flavors the couple was offering from Mimi’s Cupcakes! veranda at the whitcomb summer weddingOn the escort card table, we had a focal piece created with a large picture frame that was surrounded by florals…the rest of the table featured various photo frames holding the escort cards. It was adorable! Crystal Springs Florist brought all of Lindsey’s floral dreams to life, and they did an amazing job executing the designs. The tables featured three different centerpieces…a cluster of tiered clear vases featuring white roses, fluffy hydrangeas and lots of candlelight; tall trumpet vases filled with giant white calla lilies and a lower centerpiece that was packed with white blooms. It made for a clean and modern look on the tables that was perfect for this couples style. Overhead, the crew at Mod Event Ligting hung our gorgeous white lanterns that were illuminated with incandescent light. I absolutely love this look– it gives the Veranda such a soft, romantic glow!
veranda at the whitcomb summer weddingIf you’re looking for a special send-off at the end of the night, there isn’t anything much better along the lake shore than some late-night sparklers! It does take a little coordinating with 150+ people lighting them, but it makes for a fun and exciting send-off! We’ll be posting soon about how to coordinate the perfect sparkler send-off, in case you’re interested in making this happen at your upcoming wedding. You can view even more photos from this wedding on our Facebook page!

sparkler wedding sendoff veranda at the whitcomb Lindsey+Kevin, we can’t tell you how much we loved helping you to plan your beautiful Michigan wedding at The Veranda. We wish you many, many happy years and many more amazing celebrations!

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