DIY Michigan wedding: Jennifer + Joe

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DIY Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Yesterday we were all about tissue paper poms, and now today we’re really feeling the paper rosette look. Jennifer made an entire wall of them as the backdrop for their sweets table, and it’s pretty glorious. Growing up in West Michigan the water played a large role in their childhoods and summers together, so they choose a Lake house for its wrap around porch and panoramic views of the water. It was just the right amount of personal, creative and fun that they wanted with lots of DIY touches.

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DIY Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

My favorite memory of the day was walking down the aisle with Joe right after we were married. I remember looking around and just smiling at how all of our friends and family were cheering and waving the flags I created. It was such a happy moment. 

Nautical Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Nautical Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paper flag expressions | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paper flag expressions | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

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Our wedding took about a year and a ½ to plan. Our biggest hurdle was planning from afar. Joe and I live in Minneapolis and our wedding was held in my hometown of Muskegon, Michigan. It was very hard to plan or find anything until I hired Jamie from Heyday Day events. She was absolutely amazing at helping me realize my vision. Jaime has an amazing eye and is one of the most creative people I have ever met.

Nautical Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Nautical Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

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Nautical Michigan wedding | Photo by Lime Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

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See what we were talking about? That paper rosette wall is awesome, right?

Congratulations J + J!

Photography: Lime Green Photography / Event Coordinator: Hey Day Event / Hair & Makeup: Hair-itage Salon and Day Spa / Florist: Chalet Floral / Cake: Cakabakery / Catering: The Lake House Water Front Grill / Invitation Designer: Bride / Rentals: Redi Rental / Chalkboard Signs: Rebel Reclaimed / DJ: Alex Kontras / Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander / Shoes: J.Crew / Veil: Tessa Kim / Earrings & Bracelet: Kate Spade / Lipstick: Aveda nourish-mint rehydrating lip glaze in spiced plum / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Tie: Penquin / Bridesmaids: all their own dresses / Flower Girl Dresses: Target with sashes made by bride / Ring Bearer: Kids Formal, The Belle and the Beau tie

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@sashbuzz on May 30, 2013

DIY Michigan wedding: Jennifer + Joe http://t.co/yUZrUh8j28

Michelle | Gold-hearted on May 30, 2013

That forest background is absolutely breathtaking. Idyllic!

stephanie on May 30, 2013

It was a GREAT wedding!! so lucky to have been a part of it. The gorgeous pictures just brush the surface of how lovely it all was.

@ja_bridal on May 30, 2013

We love this bride, 1st she's wearing a JA gown and 2nd those paper rosettes are AMAZING! @100layercake http://t.co/A64mn2xeOA

@100LayerCake on May 30, 2013

This first shot by @megangielow is straight out of a woodland fairy tale dream... http://t.co/K0fn85FMq2

Jess on May 30, 2013

Being in this wedding was amazing. Advice for DIY - enlist good friends and provide lots of wine. Jen was the creative engine and her friends pitched in to help. Many hours of cutting and writing paid off. The place looked absolutly enchanting.

Cousin Mary on May 30, 2013

Thanks so much for letting us all relive the spirit of the Jen and Joe show! Jen and Co. did such a wonderful job of creating a spirit/theme of fun that lasted through the entire wedding and into the night. This will be one to remember!!!

Wedding videographer Durban on May 31, 2013

Just love the attention to detail- especially the bunting with the boats in the background- breath taking! From a videographers perspective- beautiful visuals leave a guest in awe!

Party Rentals Orange County on May 31, 2013

The location of the wedding is just beautiful. Loved each and every detail of the decoration.

Invitations Melbourne on May 31, 2013

Great photos, love the kid with the sigh "Here Comes the Bride" and the small Cheers flags :) , The place is amazing, and i loved all the small details you have been thinking about. Wish you all the best!

Kaci Lee on May 31, 2013

Three cheers for Hey Day Events and a bride with great taste! Stunning work.

NY Wedding Photographer on May 31, 2013

Wow! Amazing wedding and details! I have to say I love the first image of the bride & groom in the woods. Really beautiful.

The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills Event and Wedding Venue on May 31, 2013

The chalkboard was such a great alternative to place card holders.

Tessa Kim on May 31, 2013

Beautiful!

Urban Stylz Wedding Photography (Montreal Wedding Photographer) on Jul 27, 2013

great shots of the groom and his boys. Interesting lines with the trunks in the back. Nice symmetry.

Invitations for Weddings on Mar 11, 2014

Where are the earrings from? We're having a navy wedding and I have been looking for perfect bridesmaids gifts. Would really love if I knew where I could get the earrings! Is the packaging included?

Kristi on Dec 2, 2015

Where were the photos in the woods taken? In what park/area?

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