Seldom do you hear the two words together without thinking, opposing sides. But, on December 2, Ohio and Michigan united to become one! Even the weather played nice! It was a beautiful day! The bride Laura, a nurse from Michigan and her groom, Brian, a doctor from Ohio, planned an awesome day and it didn't disappoint! Family and friends gathered in attendance from all over the country and the world. Not only were California and Florida in the house, but the groom’s sister traveled all the way from Germany and the bride’s friend Sarah came from down under in Australia. The dedicated friend and bride were once stationed together in Afghanistan as trauma nurses. Now that's love and friendship! The bridal party looked so amazing, especially the bride who was stunning wearing her mother’s wedding gown as she walked arm and arm with her father down the aisle to her handsome groom. Not a dry eye in the house! The reception that followed was truly elegant! Gorgeous deep rich reds and golds capped the romantic evening reception at Top of the Market. The draping flowers from Furst Florist made the room warm and inviting. The Father’s speech, the First Dance.... everything was perfect! Guests were entertained with a live 7-piece band, the Bluewater Kings, who played all night and made for the longest, craziest rendition of “Car Wash” that I’ve ever witnessed! In a nod to the bride’s love of all things donuts, and in lieu of wedding cake, the guests were treated to a delicious Donut Bar featuring donuts from Stan The Donut Man. Suffice to say, no one missed the cake! So many great moments working with this awesome couple to have their dream wedding come to life. We feel honored to have been a small part of such a big day. We couldn’t have done it without our great partners. A special thank you to Emily and her crew at Top if the Market for a seamless night. The food was delicious and your attention to detail, awesome! Thank you to Loann and Furst Florist for nailing the look and feel the couple was hoping for. We can always count on you; you out did yourself again! Thank you to the wonderful photographers, Tracy and Ben with Carly Short Photography. The pictures are amazing and really capture the incredible joy of the day. Pendra and Viva La Strings, the music was on point and wonderful. Thank you. A special thank you to Sew Bridal by Marilou for your help transforming the bride’s gown to make it her own. It was perfect! Thanks to Sha Terra Jenkins and her team who made all the ladies look amazing and to Prime Time Party Rental, Carillon Brewing Company, Stan The Donut Man and Bluewater Kings as well. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the day so special for our clients!