Cherry Creek Bridal Show a Huge Success

20170305_104253We had the pleasure of participating in a Bridal Show hosted by Cherry Creek Golf and Country Club. Janelle, the Director of Events, orchestrated an awesome event day with the top local vendors in the wedding industry.  We saw many of our existing friends in the industry and met several new vendors as well.  While there were too many to mention them all, a few stood out to us as worthy of a special “shout out!”

Creative Events offers a partial through complete event planning and coordination. They OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERApride themselves on providing an event that is styled around you, your individual tastes, and the love that has brought you to this incredible moment. Based in Macomb County, they serve clientele throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

20170305_122944We were stunned by the unique ice sculptures on display by Finesse Ice. Beautifully executed, several encompassed flowers within the ice. Finesse Ice creates hand carved ice sculptures. As the pictures show, they are phenomenal! They are known for their custom designs and award winning staff.  If you want a unique feature at your wedding that is sure to turn heads, consider Finesse Ice.

Well known in the wedding industry for over 48 years, Mark Ephraim now devotes his time to officiating weddings as an Ordained Minister. His dedication and enjoyed of his work is clear from his website where he states, “I am truly overwhelmed by the fact that I am the one who is responsible for joining two people in1458408226508 a union that will span a lifetime. I have officiated weddings from the beaches of Florida to the quaintest chapels and Venues in Southeastern Michigan. I contour each wedding to what you want for your special day.   To me, It is truly fitting that the most important part of a wedding is now my responsibility. I could not be more honored to accept that responsibility”. We have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ephraim in the past and highly recommend him.  He is a dedicated and knowledgeable professional that tailors the ceremony to each couple.20170305_123241

Affordable Flowers has been serving metro Detroit since 1985 and provides top quality product, expert service and value from their storefront on Woodward Avenue. Their award-winning bridal staff, with more than 75 years of experience insures that your special day will be extraordinary.  Their floral arrangements are consistently superb and during the show, they provided the arrangements for the table arrangements.  The pictures speak for themselves.

AboutPic1Lavdas Limousine is the premiere luxury limousine service in Michigan devoted to providing first class, personalized service; featuring the ultimate in comfort, dependability and style. They take particular pride in keeping our vehicles professionally maintained with plush, impeccably clean interiors. Our clients frequently mention Lavdas as the first choice in limousine service for their weddings.

The best ways to de-stress the wedding planning experience is to select professional, experienced wedding vendors who have “seen and done it all” and know how to tailor their services to your specific desires.

Cherry Creek Golf Club

Affordable Flowers

Mark P. Ephraim

Finesse Ice

Creative Events

Lavdas Limousines

 

Advertisements

Rondo Honored with The Knots “HALL OF FAME” Award

20160916_083458

We received a tremendous honor this week!  The Knot is an online site that provides vendor information, reviews and ideas for every possible aspect of ones wedding day. Each year, this online wedding site holds a “best of weddings” competition.  Reviews from former clients are the way in which you accumulate votes.  We are so proud to have been a winner of the Best of Weddings for several years running.  This Hall of Fame trophy was awarded to us for having been voted the “BEST” by real newlyweds four or more times. While the trophy is lovely, its the fact that our former clients are so pleased with our string quartet services that they will take the time to write us a glowing review. Our 5 Star designation, the highest possible, is a point of pride for us.  We consider it an honor to be a part of any couples wedding day and work diligently to provide the best possible musical experience.  The music is a critical part of a wedding day and one that should hold memories for the newlyweds and guests alike. If you are looking for wedding music, check out any of our 70 reviews on The Knot.

Rondo String Quartet on The Knot

If you’d like to learn even more about us and hear sound clips, visit our website!

Rondo String Quartet

We look forward to writing and posting pictures about YOUR wedding day here soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on September 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hope Chapel Proves that Small Wedding Venues Offer Great Benefits

3841 One of this year’s hottest wedding trends is an intimate wedding! As many couples have discovered, there are great reasons, beyond the financial savings, to simplify your big day. The challenge is finding a venue that offers the amenities you need within an environment that allows you create the desired intimate setting.  For years, the wedding industry has been focused on the “bigger is better” idea.  It takes an open mind and a keen eye to discover those special venues that cater to smaller numbers.

The Knot offers this insight about intimate weddings: “There is a real focus on the guest experience right now, and this is the ultimate for a guest.” Personalized details become more manageable when you’re creating them for a few.  Having fewer guests at your wedding allows you to spend more quality time with each of them.  Visiting 10 tables as opposed to 50 means you will get the greetings accomplished in a shorter time during your wedding reception allowing you to enjoy the dancing, drinking and fun of celebrating with your guests!

Couples today are juggling many responsibilities including work, school and families. As anyone who has been through it can tell you, planning a wedding is a huge job!  Keeping it small lowers your stress and often creates a wedding experience that comes across as much more romantic!3846

To create their intimate wedding day, Sarah and Alan chose the beautiful Hope Chapel in the Shelby Township Municipal Center to hold their wedding ceremony. The Hope Chapel was built in 1890 and originally known as the Hope United Methodist Church of Disco, Michigan.  In August of 1997, the Church agreed to donate the building to Shelby Township.

Sarah is a Disney fan and filled her prelude with some of the classic movie tunes such as Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and A Dream is A Wish. Chaplin Captain Paul Lepley of Lansing officiated the ceremony which included our playing Eagles Wings during the Unity Candle. He spoke beautifully about the scripture Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 as it relates to married life.  Shelby Township provides a staff member to assist and Jennifer did a great job helping us with cues and keeping the ceremony running smoothly. Vivianos provided the stunning flower arrangements while JS Photography and Complete Video transformed the event into memorable keepsakes. Lavadas Limousine was on hand to transport the bridal party tot he reception where JD Entertainment took over the celebration! It was a memorable day filled with best wishes for Sarah and Alan!

Hope Chapel, Shelby Township

Viviano Flowers

JS Photography

Tom Santilli Complete Video

JD Entertainment

Lavadas Limousines

 

 

Cherry Creek Banquet Center Creates Elegant Winter Wedding Setting

unnamedAs the picture shows, Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township knows how to create an elegant setting for a winter wedding. The conservatory, with it’s wall of windows, makes for a picturesque background for any wedding. The twinkling lights outside adds to the feeling of warmth and intimacy within the ceremony. It was here that Maegan and Jeffrey were married by Sherry Mullins of Joyful Celebrations assisted by venue coordinator Janelle Braniecki and Steve of Creative Events. The couple put their guests in a romantic state of mind with the music of “Moon River”, Marry Me by Train, A Thousand Years, Hallelujah and the popular Kanon in D.
This was a fun loving group of people who were there to celebrate the union of two good friends. We played fun, upbeat contemporary selections for the cocktail hour and the guests were clearly having a great time. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Maegan and may there be many “fun” years ahead!

Cherry Creek
Joyful Celebrations
Creative Events

“Best Day Ever” is the Birth of a New Family

6.7.14.3Congratulations to Nicole and Scott.  Over our twenty five years in the wedding industry, we’ve seen all types of wedding ceremonies and unions.  Most are young couples starting a new chapter.  Some involve children and the creation of a new family.  Scott and Nicole’s wedding was a lovely celebration honoring individuality and the creation of a family.  After the mothers were seated to “It Had To Be You”, Scott and his daughter walked down to “All You Need Is Love” followed by the bridal parties entrance to “In My Life”.  Clearly an appreciator of the Beatles, Nicole made her entrance to “Here Comes The Sun”.  Juliea Karolinski officiated and brought humor and tenderness to the ceremony.  The couple chose Bob Marley’s “One Love” for their recessional.  What a great song!!  It is our newest addition to our play list of over 700 titles.

A good coordinator is worth her weight in gold and Janelle Braniecki of Cherry Creek was fantastic.  The couple had a unique situation arise that required fast thinking and flexibility.  Janelle handled it with calm and efficiency.

We wish this beautiful new family all the best as they begin this new chapter!

 

6.7.14.2Cherry Creek Golf Club

Raised Dais Creates Beautiful Setting for Wedding at Palazzo Grande

Congratulations to Krysten and Brian on their wedding last week at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. The Palazzo was beautifully decorated for the holidays and the couple chose a unique set up for their ceremony. The hall was set up in a “theater in the round” format with a raised dais in the middle and seating for guests extending out from the four sides. The dais had lovely planters on each corner adorned with roses and raised candles which created an elegant atmosphere. Pam Aulgur of Shelby Township led a personal service that included a reading or the poem “Let Love Be”. The mothers were escorted to their seats by their sons to the Louis Armstrong favorite, “What a Wonderful World”. Brian and his groomsmen then entered to the fun “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream. Escorted by her father, Krysten processed to “Unchained Melody” and looked beautiful in a fitted bridal gown. The couple chose to insert a special rose presentation to their parents followed by a sand ceremony during which we played “Time In a Bottle” by Jim Croce. Following the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a dinner reception. Best wishes to Brian and Krysten as they begin their life together.
The Palazzo Grande

Wedding at Shelby Township’s Heritage Garden

Congratulations to Heather and Russell on their wedding ceremony Saturday at Heritage Garden. Shelby Township’s Heritage Garden is adjacent to a 2 1/2 acre spring-fed lake and surrounded by ornate wrought iron fencing. The garden is maintained by the Shelby Gardener’s Club and it looked perfect for Heather and Russell’s special day. Despite an early rainstorm, the sun shined on cue for their ceremony.
The bridal party, dressed in a warm chocolate brown, processed to Pachelbel’s Canon while Heather chose the traditional Bridal Chorus for her processional. The flowers provided a beautiful compliment to the dresses with cream and lavender roses. John, the youth pastor from The Point Church in Goodrich, conducted the ceremony and beautifully outlined the scripture from Ephesians 5:25. During the sand ceremony, Heather’s friend Quin sang a lovely version of Love Me Tender by Nora Jones.
This was certainly a family event. It was touching to see the children involved in the ceremony on both the bride and grooms side. Congratulations to Heather and Russell and we wish them the best as they begin their new life together.
http://shelbyparksandrecreation.org/HeritageGarden.html
http://hispoint.net

%d bloggers like this: