Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our awesome attendants!

In an effort to make things easy on our attendants, our attendants were told to wear grey. 

The ladies were able to pick a dress of their liking in a shade of grey from Dessy.  They finished off their outfits in raspberry colored shoes of their choice. 

The gentlemen picked a grey suit of their choice and topped it off with a tie (also their choice) that was yellow or contained some yellow in the pattern. 

As bride and groom, we coordinated in subtle ways with our attendants.  James wore a tie with grey and raspberry to compliment the ladies and I wore yellow shoes to compliment the men's ties. 

We loved to see each individual personality come through in their choices!  The range of attire selections was different enough to not be cookie cutter (which was our goal), but cohesive enough to look like they all belonged. 

The beauty, and our hope, is that everyone will be able to wear their pieces again since they were able to pick what they liked and what they felt most comfortable in.  We hope they were as happy with the outcome as we were! 

Today, our ladies attire was highlighted on the blog of Shop Joielle.  Shop Joielle is an online store which sells bridesmaid attire.  While we went local in almost every other aspect of the wedding, we found that Shop Joielle offered bridesmaid gowns at a discount which we wanted for our ladies.  Plus, we received an additional discount since we ordered more than 4. 

We didn't go with just any online shop though.  Shop Joielle is a small online store run by two savvy, customer-oriented ladies.  The service I received when scouting for a dress line was impeccable through Shop Joielle starting with handwritten notes when I first ordered swatches.  The feedback from all of my bridesmaids was extremely positive.  And, since my attendants were all scattered throughout the U.S., the ease of this online store and great customer service was a plus.  I would highly recommend them!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kat Foley Photography!

We are so in love with our wedding photos from Kat Foley

I met Kat several years ago when she donated her talent to Art for the Cure of Cystic Fibrosis, a silent auction benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor/memory of my sister, Robyn.  Kat also took some family photos a while back and we knew she was "the one" when it came to capturing our wedding day.  She definitely didn't disappoint!! 

The Girls!

The Guys!

Donuts from Washtenaw Dairy were a HUGE hit!


Island Park

With my grandma who just turned 104-years old!
Our lovely niece and flower girl!


Our ring bearer!
Island Park, Greek Pavilion
My handsome groom and his parents!

If you're looking for a local photographer, contact Kat!  She's based in Saline and is a true joy to work with!  We are so happy to call her friend!  Thanks Kat! xo