Olivia + Martin
grand rapids, michigan
meet Olivia + Martin
Design, Planning & Coordination: All Buttoned Up Events
Photography: Kelly Braman Photography
Venue: Basilica and McKay Ballroom
Floral: Shellys Designs Florist
This was our out-of-this-world, Aussie / American, luxurious, New Year’s Eve Wedding! The design was elegant, as it should be when working with he McKay Ballroom. There were gold accents and we played off the elements of the venue with marble touches. They chose beautiful linens and voluptuous, decadent floral. The combination of low and full and raised floral really brought the room to life. The live band, one of our personal favorite ways to entertain guests, was present the whole time and really got the crowd up and dancing their way into the new year! Along with the elegant designs was a fun play on the holiday with New Year’s resolution cards at each place setting! They were simple and tucked perfectly under the gray napkins on each charger. It was like a little surprise gift for each guest.
Olivia and Martin were a referral from another wedding so there was that initial, built in trust as the planning process started. Martin was from Australia and planning from afar was seamless! They planned on wanting to achieve the New Year’s Eve feel. The couple also had the priority of keeping their guests fed and entertained the whole time! A lot of the guests and bridal party flew in from Australia, so it just needed to be a grand celebration! With a high-end, formal dinner from Kangaroo Kitchen to start, and then cupcakes, cake, and Aussie pudding in the middle, and burritos for midnight snack, no one could say these guests weren’t taken care of! The word for the evening that we chose was indulgent! If there’s one thing we know, it’s that everyone left feeling ready to take on the new year with joy and lots of love.
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