Jackie & Matt were married at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard on September 9th 2011. The weather was a tad less than perfect that day, grey skies and drizzling rain. I think it was the first time it had rained in weeks...go figure! We knew that morning that the ceremony was going to have to take place partially indoors and the bride was perfectly fine with it....yay!
I met with Jackie last winter and fell in love with her eclectic style; it was a lot of fun watching all the pieces fall into place. Plus, I love a bride that knows what she wants and what she doesn’t! Not to mention we had to make sure Jackie's Texas roots played a part in her day....hence the cowboy boots! LOVE! Jackie’s dress was like nothing I had ever seen before…the detailing was beyond amazing…and it was SOOOO Jackie!!
I have to mention that Jackie’s mother, who lives in Texas, was such a pleasure to work with. We would have weekly emails touching base on how the planning stages were progressing. It is really hard for a Mom to be so far away during this special time...so it was important to me that I kept her well informed! I don’t think Jackie had a clue as to how much her mother and I chatted..haha.
I can’t say enough about the fabulous vendors who made it all happen...from the décor, to the cake, to the photo booth...everything came together beautifully. Would we have loved to have all the sides up on the pavilion, and the ceremony by the lake?? Absolutely...but when Mother Nature takes over...so does the wedding planner...plan B goes into effect! And I don’t think any one of us could have been happier.
I miss my weekly emails with Jackie's Mom...but we still stay in touch. I can say it over and over again….I love my clients, their families, and the bonds we create. I carry them all with me!
Special thanks to all the vendors: Photographer: Pam Cooley - Florist & Event Designer: McKinley Park Events - DJ & Lighting: Sound & Light Creations - Wedding Cake & Groom's Cake: That's a Cake?! Photo booth: YouShootPhotobooth - Candy: Holland's Mercantile - Candy Bags & Banners: Etsy