Tuesday, December 29, 2009

novi nuptials

october 10, 2009 was a cold, rainy day, but the weather perked up just in time for a beautiful october 11 wedding, full of rich, fall colors and a delighted wedding couple.

we added a lot of personal touches to mindy and shawn's wedding.  since the couple is really into the outdoors, we used a lot of earthy elements, from a moss and river rock escort card table, to wooden bowls that held wispy willow branches and decadent assortments of fall flowers.  mindy's veil incorporated pieces of her mother's veil, the chuppah was hand-made by the bride's godmother, and the groom's father became ordained and performed the ceremony. 

mindy and shawn even had mini bride and groom cake toppers made to match their outfits, including shawn's green tie.

before the ceremony, the couple braved the cold outdoors for some fabulous photos reflecting the beautful michigan foliage, and even posed for a few art deco shots in the restaurant's wine room!

the two danced the night away with family and friends, and guests got to take home souvenir photo-booth photos!

venue: crowne plaza novi, michigan
catering: matt prentice

Sunday, December 20, 2009

who puts the "zen" in "citizen"?

these sassy geriatrics do! 

december 5 marked the second IONA Senior Services-sponsored performance of http://www.youngatheartchorus.com/ - a senior band and chorus that will knock your socks off.  cold, blizzardy weather could not keep the crowds away from this one-night only performance at the warner theatre.  even the littlest fans got to meet the celebs, and loved every minute of it!

photos courtesy of sadrea muhammad