Nov 19, 2016 Written by Miaisha Miller
Hi you guys! I’ve missed you and I hope you’ve missed me too! I am so sorry for my brief absence but I promise I am indeed back and ready to talk to you all. SO I wanted to do a quick recap of my September 24th wedding. It hasn’t quite been 2 months yet but it is getting close to that time. Thus my reasoning to create a quick recap blog and also a video which is listed below.
Since there are so many moving pieces in a wedding: I only was able to pick a few and tell you all a few details about each area and also to showcase a few pictures.
The Venues: For our venues we got married at our home church Central Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. We took pictures at the Detroit Institute of Arts and we held our reception at Burton Manor Conference Center in Livonia Michigan.
Invitations: Our invitations were created by me the bride. I created the invitations online using a template and printing website by the name of Ann’s Bridal Bargains. The invitations came in a tear and put together manner. My husband thought ribbons would be a nice touch and since they were not included we purchased ribbons using coupons at our local Hobby Lobby and with friends we got to work. We were able to design our labels online at Staples.com and pick them up at our local Staples which was very convenient.
My dress & shoes: My dress was a strapless dress in the color Light Gold by Mori Lee. I purchased the dress downtown Plymouth and worked with sales consultant Nancy. However, I did not choose to do all of my alterations there only partial. My shoes were purchased at Fairlane Mall.
The Groom’s Attire: The groom picked out his own suit as well as the groomsmen from Men’s Warehouse. His suit was free due to a promotion I caught at a local bridal show.
Centerpieces, Bridal Party Table and our colors:
The color scheme we chose for our wedding was mint(sage), creme, and gold. We loved these colors because we thought together they were very elegant and regal. I created our centerpieces ( I hope to have a step by step video on these before Christmas hits) and also the decor for our wedding party tables.
My Bridal Shower that my bridesmaids gave me was Harlem Reinassance themed. The attendants all wore black and pearls and my bridesmaids wore white. As for me, I wore my favorite color mint. Cool pictures to follow. My bridesmaids outdid themselves and threw me the best bridal shower ever…full of love and happy tears 🙂
Groomsmen& Bridesmaid Gifts:
The groomsmen gifts were shot glasses I made with their nicknames attached with gold decal letters, cigars, their boutonnieres( I also made those) , a half pint of Jack Daniels, and a nice gold topped mason jar to keep all of it in. For my special ladies, my wonderful maids/matron of honor and bridesmaids I also had tricks up my sleeves. My ladies were gifted shoes, jewelry, jewelry holders, green robes to get ready in, mirrors( I spray painted them gold to match the wedding theme) , programs, gold sequin hangers ( I will also make a video on this prior to the holiday season really kicking in) and each lady received a canvas bag with their initials attached 🙂
My bouquet and the bridal parties bouquets were made my best friend’s mother Linda! She did an awesome job. I think I was most touched by her thoughtfulness with my bouquet. She not only included my grandmother’s pearls and brooches but she also included two pictures of my father who passed away. I will keep and cherish it forever!
Groom/Best Man/Pastor Entrance-Donell Jones” I wanna luv you”
Seating of the Sisters/Seating of the Mothers-Anthony Hamilton “Point of it All” (Empire Version)
Bridal Party Entrance- Kenny Lattimore “For you”
Child Bridal Party Entrance- India Arie “Beautiful Surprise”
Bride Entrance- Faith Evans ” Never Gonna let you go”
Bridal Party Exit- L.J. Reynolds “Key to the World”
Bride & Groom Entrance -Meek Mill “Dreams and Nightmares”
First Dance- Avant & KeKe Wyatt ” You and I”
Cake Cutting-Jay Z & Beyonce ” On the Run(Pt2) ”
Bride Father Tribute – Chrisette Michelle ” Your Joy”
Bride/Nephews Dance- Frankie Beverly & Maze “Before I let go”
Groom/Mother Dance- Donell Jones ” Mother’s Love”
Groom/Daughter Dance- Beyonce ” Daddy”
Garter Retrieval- Pleasure P “Under”
Garter Toss- UGK ” International Players Anthem ( I choose you) ”
Bouquet Toss- Cassie ” You and Me”
My verbal wedding recap video ( PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK):
Thanks for letting me share a few tidbits of my wedding day with you! And if you’ve been reading since the start thanks for following my journey thus far.