Real Wedding: Jessica & Andrew, Acme, MI

Today we launch a new addition to Simply Blue Weddings!  You may have noticed within the last week or so that the Real Weddings page of SBW underwent a complete overhaul.  As we have received many comments and suggestions from both readers and vendors alike, it has always been our goal to give the people what they want.  So today, SBW delivers!  This is our first of many Real Weddings that we will launch on the blog and provide you with a complete photo gallery on the Real Weddings page.  We hope that the Real Weddings will provide our readers with inspirational ideas, as well as, a list of many talented wedding vendors.  Be on the lookout for the launch of other Real Weddings in the future.

Chances are, if you've opened any bridal magazine in the last two years, you've probably seen this event once or twice, but we here at SBW can't get enough of it!  The wedding of Jessica and Andrew took place on July 4th, 2009, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.  The event, designed by our very own Alicia with A Day In May, Event Planning and Design, began to come together when the lovely bride asked Alicia if she could design a Moroccan wedding.  After that initial conversation, all of the details began to fall into place.  From the vibrant and luminous linens, to the lush floral and jaw dropping color, no detail was left untouched.  Head on over to the Real Weddings page to see the photo gallery from Jessica and Andrew's wedding, and be sure to see below, for all the talented vendors that took part in Jessica and Andrew's big day.

Cake: Aunt B's Cakes & Desserts/ Caterer: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa [GTRS]/ Ceremony & Cocktail Musicians: Andy Six and Courtnee Draper (friend of the bride)/ Ceremony & Reception Location: GTRS- the Pavilion and Michigan Ballroom/ Decor & Rentals: Special Events Rental and A Day In May, Event Planning & Design/ Entertainment & DJ: Mike Staff Productions- DJ Andrew Neer/ Fashion: Bride's Gown- Lazaro, Bridesmaid Dresses- Vera Wang, Groom/ Groomsmen Attire- Captains Quarters/ Florist: Flowers by Marla Courtney Wood/ Health & Beauty: Escape Salon/ Photography: Jen Kroll Photography/ Planner: A Day In May, Event Planning & Design/ Rehearsal Dinner Location: Park Place Hotel- Top of the Park/ Stationer: A Day In May, Event Planning & Design