We couldn’t have asked for a better couple to ring in the new year and complete our 2021 season. Hannah and Rick met through a mutual friend, who co-owns the Paul Mitchell Salon in Rochester with Hannah, sparks flew immediately for these two. It was only fitting that their wedding took place on a day as special as them. After getting ready at separate locations, Hannah and Rick’s first look took place in downtown Detroit. Followed by pictures with their wedding party at fun locations like Jolly Pumpkin and Foundation Hotel’s Apparatus Room.
Guests arrived at the Whiskey Factory in Detroit and headed up to the second level where their ceremony was taking place. The ceremony scene was set with gold chiavari chairs, glowing candles and greenery lined the main aisle, which lead to a decorated arch with a hanging banner.
The banner read; “Where you go, I’ll go. Where you stay, I’ll stay.” Ruth 1:15
Happy tears were shed as Hannah and Rick shared their vows that they wrote for each other, followed by a reading from Hannah’s brother and then they lit their unity candle. The crowd erupted with cheers at the end of their ceremony! Then everyone headed down to the main level of the venue to enjoy cocktail hour. Delicious passed appetizers from Two Unique Catering that included crab cakes, spring rolls, micro tacos and mini pierogies. During that time period our team flipped the ceremony space to hold their beautiful receptions. It was so much fun watching everyone enter the main room again and take in the transformation. Ivory satin linens were lined with fresh evergreen garlands and flowers from Floral Designs by Lori and were filled candles. Every place setting featured a gold charger plate, ivory napkin and an acrylic place card created by Hannah. The first course of salads were laid out prior to guest’s entrance so that they could enjoy those during the reception introductions and toasts. Memorable toasts were given by Hannah’s father, Sean (best man), Taylor (maid of honor) and Laurel (matron of honor) along with a blessing from Rick’s father. Laurel’s speech was so much fun and included 23 Taylor Swift song titles and a fun game for Hannah to play! Following an amazing dinner, Hannah and Rick cut their wedding cake, which was funfetti flavored as a surprise for Rick! Other dessert options included mousse cups, mini cupcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries and other treats.
From there, Hannah surprised her father with a special tribute dance filled with some of his favorite songs. Then Hannah and Rick opened up the dance floor with their first dance and it did not slow down until the reception ended at 1 pm (thanks to the great mixes from CC King Entertainment!) As we got closer to midnight, our team had some surprises in store for Hannah and Rick’s guests, courtesy of the couple. First up, was pelting some balloons into the dance floor for them to play with! Next we went around the room with trays filled with NYE accessories for guests to choose from. It was a blast passing these out and seeing everyone’s reactions as they chose their accessories. Hannah even got in on the fun and had an amazing sequin romper that she changed into! Champagne flutes were filled for guests to grab before the countdown- then everyone rushed the dance floor to ring in the new year! This day was such a joy for us to be a part of and we are so happy for this sweet couple!
Congratulations Hannah and Rick, may your life together be filled with so much love and happiness!
Wedding Planning/Month-of Coordination: Pineapple Punch Events
Venue and bartending: The Whiskey Factory
Photography: In Search of Wildflowers Photography
Catering: Two Unique Catering and Event Planners
Beauty: Paul Mitchell the Salon in Rochester
Desserts: Sweet Kathy’s Custom Desserts
Florist: Floral Designs by Lori
Entertainment: CC King Entertainment