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Elegant Periwinkle Summer Ballroom Wedding in Michigan

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 11, 2013

Bridget & Jordan

August 16 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When we first started looking at reception venues, we began with a few of the most common in our area. Although they were all beautiful, we just couldn’t envision ourselves celebrating there on our wedding day. We then decided to go and look around the campus of the University of Michigan where we had met and began dating four years earlier. We walked into the Michigan League ballroom and knew instantly that it would be the perfect venue for our reception! We both had been in the Michigan League many times before for different undergraduate events and the thought of having our wedding take place on the very campus where it all began just seemed too perfect to pass up!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Our wedding cake was something we looked forward to seeing from our very first meeting with G.M Paris Bakery. The sketch they drew was just what we had in mind, and the finished product was more beautiful than we ever could have dreamed of! It was a focal point for our cocktail hour and was delicious tasting as well!

2. Bridget grew up Irish dancing, so we planned for an Irish dancing surprise at our wedding for all of our guests. It was so much fun incorporating an important piece of her heritage in to our wedding day and to witness the excitement for all of our friends and family. We also made homemade Irish short bread with an Italian thank you message for our favors and had cannoli filling in the cake to incorporate Jordan’s Italian heritage!

3. When we began planning our wedding, we both really wanted to have live music. We were so excited to find the band Cancel Monday and to have them perform at our reception. They are amazingly talented, kept the dance floor full all night and people are still talking about how great they were!

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Bridget- The moment that I can’t stop thinking about is when Jordan and I were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. into our reception with the Michigan fight song! We hadn’t seen the ballroom yet so to finally see everything all come together with all of our friends and family cheering for us was a moment I will remember forever!

Jordan- The one moment I still frequently think about from our wedding day is the look on Bridget’s face when she was walking down the aisle. It was such a special moment and one I will never forget!

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Vendors:

Photography: Chelsea Brown Photography | Videography: 516 Cinema | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Student Parish | Reception Venue and Caterer: The Michigan League at University of Michigan | Floral Designer: Magnolia, A Fresh Flower Market, Inc. | Dress Store: Morilee by Madeline  Gardner | Dress Store: Allure Bridal Salon | Sash: The Gown Shop | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy and After Six | Tuxedos: Vera Wang via Men’s Wearhouse | Cake: G.M. Paris Bakery | Equipment Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rental | Hair & Makeup Artist: Bliss Salon | Pom Poms: Oriental Trading

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