Friday, July 9, 2010

Marissa & Jonathan, Part III


We've seen the beautiful wedding and Blessingway now it's time to see the celebration! With the help of the fabulous team of Special Events Rental, Flowers by Marla Courtney Wood and Epicure Catering we transformed Jonathan and Marissa's home in Northport, Michigan into a slice of Maui and the Four Seasons.

The party was inspired by the regal purple hue of amethyst, rich teals and blues reflecting the colors of the ocean and their view from their balcony, the tropical floral from Hawaii and the gorgeous mahogany wood throughout their Northern Michigan home. Through hand dyed silk ribbons on their save the dates, 100% recyclable and reusable invitations, gorgeous crinkle taffeta linens, floral fresh from Hawaii and a menu inspired by Momma's (Maui's famed restaurant) we brought the volcanic isles to Lake Michigan!

Photos by Jen Kroll Photography

Photos by Jen Kroll Photography

Perhaps one of the most generous acts to date for A Day in May, in lieu of gifts Jonathan and Marissa set up registries with three of their favorite charitable organizations: ErthNxt, Circle of Blue and E-Three Labs (which is Jonathan and Marissa's organization dedicated to bringing solar powered computer labs to the developing world).

Thank you Jonathan, Marissa and family! It was delightful working with you all and creating a party your guests will soon not forget!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Meet Tana

Photos by Cory Weber Photography

At A Day in May we receive many inquiries for employment. This past fall we announced, very quietly, that we were looking for an intern/assistant for 2010. In January, while I was in Florida, I received the email I had been waiting for... Tana Steinberger, an interior designer from Chicago was looking to move to Northern Michigan and was interested in working for us.

Her professional, yet personable, email set the tone and we met for coffee this past spring for an interview. Dressed with style, armed with confidence and poise I knew she would be a great fit; not to mention posses talents that would be key in growing A Day in May.

In May of this year Tana joined A Day in May! She has been an integral part of our success this season thus far and will continue to be a huge asset to our team. With an eye for detail that compliments our existing vision and a passion for the creative, I'm excited to have her on board!

Please welcome Tana to our team!!

Marissa & Jonathan, Part II


Jonathan and Marissa's intimate Hawaiian wedding ceremony was magical and romantic- they celebrated with their closest family at the Four Season's in Maui. With the rest of their family and friends back in Michigan A Day in May was planning a wedding reception that would bring Hawaii to the north shore of the Leelanau Peninsula!

Kicking off their wedding celebration weekend, a Blessingway was held in Northport honoring Marissa. The tea ceremony was performed by Angela Mackie of Light of Day where the ladies enjoyed a few varieties of Angela's organic blends. The women all sat in a circle around an empty wreath. Once each had taken a turn presenting Marissa with a token of their love for her, the wreath would be filled and given to her as a gift.

Moments of laughter roared amongst the group along with tears of joy and humility- a beautiful send off for a beautiful bride...

Photos by Jen Kroll Photography

Photos by Jen Kroll Photography

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