Our outdoor wedding in Octobor in Michigan was a gamble weather-wise, but it worked ok. It was raining on and off on the wedding day. Be sure you have a backup plan in case of bad weather!
I got my updo and makeup done here and all my bridesmaids got their hair styled. They handled our group well on the wedding day. My experience at the hair trial was very stressful and the salon seemed hectic, but everyone looked beautiful on the wedding day. I loved my hair and makeup.
Steve was great to work with. He was very accomodating to all our special requests. He only made the announcements that we requested him to make. He did forget one special requested song that I had been excited about, but overall we were happy with him.
We specified the design ourselves and everything was just how we wanted it. We can't wait for our anniversary to get to eat their cake again!
We did end up with a polished first dance, but we weren't really encouraged to give input about what we wanted. It was an uncomfortable experience even though we had danced before.
They gave me lots of helpful input and were happy to work within my budget. I left the large arrangements completely up to their design and they were gorgeous.
We requested a van for our guests and a private car for us. The van didn't come in to let us know it had arrived and they didn't send the private car at all, so we left our wedding in a van with the guests -- not so romantic.
This is a beautiful location, but the event coordinator Judy was the biggest headache of my wedding. I thought the fees to use the space were rather steep too. The day of the wedding I was being asked questions that I had answered previously and I was having to argue to get things done the way we had previously discussed. If you will have someone else then I would recommend this location, as it is very convenient and I did end up with a very nice wedding that the guests enjoyed very much.
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and everyone raved about the food. The servers did a good job of waiting on us without interfering with the event. We got to select any subset of their normal menu and they even worked with us to have limited wine and dessert availibility to contain our costs. It was perfect!
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