Our Real Wedding: July 12, 2019
- Venue: Meadow Brook Hall & Gardens
- Wedding Planner: Bethany Ehardt
- Dresses: Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor
- Tuxes & Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
- Stationary: Jade Social
- Floral: Mary’s Bouquet and Gifts
- Tans: Amanda’s Airbrush Tanning
- Make-Up: Marygrace D’Aleo Makeup Artist
- Hair: Randolph’s Salon
- Mike Staff Productions: DJ, Photography, & Videography
The Mike Staff team was great to work with and nice customer service. We have already recommended Mike Staff to friends and family!
– Happy Bride, Marianna
Our Love Story
Nick and Marianna met at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. Both were student-athletes on the university golf team and became friends over the game of golf. While Marianna finished her degree, graduated and began working; Nick pursued his professional golf career for three years in Austin, TX. Eventually Nick moved back to Michigan to be with Marianna and his family, and put his golf career on hold. After 5 years of dating, Nick proposed to Marianna on Thanksgiving Day 2017. While both his family and hers joined hands around the dinner table, each person said what they were thankful for. Nick was the last to speak, and when he did, he got down on one knee and asked Marianna to marry him. One-and-half years later, Nick and Marianna tied the knot!
Our Wedding Vision
Our wedding vision was an all white event at Meadow Brook Hall, a fairytale ending (or beginning) and a big party that leaves everyone talking about it for years to come. We visioned a black tie event with the best food and music. A monochromatic look that makes you feel like you are at an elegant event.
Our Wedding Photography
The photos were very important. Vessna did an outstanding job and Mary’s detail photos made our photography package even more special. Vessna was in control the entire day and made sure the perfect shots were captured. We were very impressed with the quality of work. Vessna and Mary had great customer service and worked quickly to ensure all the photos we wanted were captured.
Our Wedding Video
Having a wedding video was important because we wanted to be able to relive the experience over and over again. There were so many moments and details we didn’t get to see or experience and the video was something to help us have those moments. The wedding day went so quickly and having a video made for us, about us, makes it very special.
Our Wedding DJ
DJ Mike was the best! The floor was always packed and we had about 30-40 people still dancing until 12:30 AM.
We asked Mike to do what he does best and that we had a fun crowd – he kept the night moving and there was always a song playing that guests were singing and dancing too.
Our Wedding Memories
Marianna’s favorite moments were standing at the top of the church aisle with her father and seeing all of their loved ones at the church waiting to celebrate their marriage. Then seeing Nick smiling at the end of the alter.
Marianna’s second favorite moment was during the reception standing on top of the DJ booth with friends and bridesmaids singing and dancing…jumping around with the crowd on the dance floor.
Nick’s favorite moments were enjoying dinner. Hands down the most delicious steak filet. The chef at Meadow Brook did an amazing job and all the guests were raving about the meal too. Nicks second favorite moment was exchanging vows and the rings.