Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bliss Weddings: Part 2

As promised, here is Amanda Freeman of Bliss Weddings real Michigan wedding! Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us!

After planning my clients’ weddings for a few years, I thought I had nailed down exactly what I wanted before I was even engaged. That all changed as soon as Nick, my husband, popped the question on October 19, 2006! At the time, I was coaching a High School cheerleading team as a part time job. At the very last game of the season, in front of a full crowd, the local news reporters and all of my family and friends, Nick proposed on the 50 yard line at half time. I was in shock when I turned around to see my mom, my sisters and my closest friends standing behind him as he got down on one knee with a pretty white box and rose. He even had the team hold a huge sign that said “Amanda, Will You Marry Me?”. I had lost my dad in late 2005 to cancer, and during his last weeks, Nick went to him and said, “If you would allow it, I want to spend the rest of my life with your daughter. I want to keep her safe and love her for as long as we live. I want you to know that she will be taken care of when you are gone.” This was the most amazing way to start our new life together.

The color scheme was a classic ice blue, chocolate brown and silver. The perfect winter color combo. We used The San Marino Club in Troy, Amanda Williams Photography, Buttercream Bakeshop in Wixom, Thomas & Thomas DJs, Our Shepherd Church in Birmingham and Moni’s Bridal in Farmington. All were fabulous! In order to save money, we had an off season wedding on a Friday night (January 25, 2008) and did our own flowers. No one complained about the weather or the fact that they had to take a day off work! Most of them were happy to have an extra day to recover over the weekend! The day was gorgeous. A beautiful January winter day. Average temperatures, fluffy snow on the ground and a mostly sunny sky! The ceremony went off without a hitch, Nick’s vows were beautiful and we were surrounded by everyone we’d hoped would be there. After some freezing photos in downtown Birmingham, we headed to the reception. The room was decorated perfectly and the food was delicious! Our dance floor was packed, the cake was served and we finally headed back to the hotel for our first night as husband and wife.

Of course a few things went wrong, but I was so happy that I didn’t even notice! The hall forgot our appetizers, so most of our guests were pretty tipsy before we even arrived! A waitress dropped a tray full of glasses on the dance floor, but our fabulous DJ was right there to clean it up. Our tall Eiffel tower vases wouldn’t hold the weight of the flowers, so we had to toss the idea aside. But honestly, not a single person noticed and we had the BEST time!

{Amanda Williams Photography}


aletha :: pearls events said...

AMAZING proposal story!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the references! I've been looking for a DJ and Thomas and Thomas now looks pretty promising :D