Whitney + Sean
grand rapids, michigan
Whitney + Sean
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Planning for a friend and in this case, a fellow even planner, can come with a lot of pressure. When Whitney asked for our help, I nervous but 100% in. Whitney and I (Kelly) have known each other for several years and Whit was actually the Mistress of Ceremonies at my wedding. When she met Sean and later got engaged to him, my husband and I were over the moon. It was pure coincidence that Sean lives just 5 houses down from us and we had spent many a evenings with these two over glasses of wine and random nights.
When Whit began planning, I strongly encouraged her to do a New Years Eve wedding. I mean come on, everyone wants something to do on NYE and it always becomes a mess the day of and nothing ever pans out that you think it will. Eventually Whit settled on the McKay Ballroom to host their New Year's wedding (score!) with the ceremony at Frederik Meijer Gardens. The design revolved around rich golds and greens and transcending shades of red. No one is more fabulous then Whitney and I knew we had to really push the design.
The day went off without a hitch and as the guest/planner, it was a blast! Anyone considering a wedding on this festivious of all days, GO FOR IT! It provides the perfect party atmosphere and everyone it ready to stay to the bitter end to ring in the new year. Cheers to two people who mean so much to us. Pop. Fizz. Clink.
Planning, Linens and Decor: All Buttoned Up Events
Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park The Ballroom at McKay
Photography Kate Morrow Photography
Floral: Posh Petals
Baked Goods: The Cakabakery
Rental Items: RSVP Events, Events By I Candy
Furniture: Fancy Fray
the dream team