We adore this music-themed wedding with such a badass bride at the helm! Photographed by Latte Productions, Miranda and Michael married in Cambridge on Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Their wedding was a perfectly beautiful day where everything seemed to go right, with a blend of details that were mostly DIY elements—down to the shoes!
In Miranda’s words:
Our ceremony was held on site at the Cambridge Mill in their glass pavilion along the Grand River. The Mill staff did a fabulous job keeping everyone organized, even without a rehearsal. Our maître-d brought us over water bottles and hors d’eourves during our photo session so we wouldn’t miss out on cocktail hour. The staff even assisted a groomsman last minute when a button fell off his vest.
The day was relatively fast-paced. Starting with the salon, which was amazing as always (I frequent there), where they had mimosas and snacks waiting for us ladies. We took photos with our wedding party during cocktail hour which ended up being plenty of time to capture the photos we wanted. We had our first dance to Nelly Furtado’s cover of “Feel So Close” right when we walked into the reception before dinner.
We received plenty of praise from our guests about our venue, food, and music, and many people (ourselves included!) were still dancing when they turned the lights on at the end of the night.
I think many brides get caught-up in having the “perfect day”. But guess what? You can’t control what will happen—but you can control how you react. My big blunder was falling on the dance floor late at night. I wiped out hard, but I got up and kept dancing and dealt with the pain the following days. In that moment there isn’t much I could do but roll with it!
We kept to our budget by DIYing as much as possible (all the paper flowers in the bouquets, the centerpieces, table numbers, seating chart, vinyl record guest book—those were a challenge, Love Story map, cupcake toppers, cupcake flavor cards, and my Converse) and not over-spending on non-necessities. We would come up with ideas and then nix them—it’s about sticking to what’s most important.
Miranda DIYed her Converse as well; she added the lace and pearl details, changed the laces out to a ribbon that matched her sash, and used a Sharpie to black out the red stripe.
My favorite memory from the day was with my Grandfather. I had our DJ play an Indie version of the song that was his and my Grandmother’s special song (Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”). I sat with him and he started singing along, so I joined in. I could see how much it meant to him and how much he misses her…that is what true love looks like. It was a very special moment.
The speeches given were lovely. My mother’s in particular had me and a few others shedding tears.
Advice to future brides?
Plan ahead and don’t procrastinate! We wrapped things up the week before so the few days leading up to our wedding we could relax. I highly recommend looking at venues that can accommodate the ceremony and reception, not having to travel once we arrived was one less thing to worry about, and guests appreciated it too.
Everyone will tell you before your wedding day “don’t forget to just have fun!” And that is probably the best advice out there, don’t just take it with a grain of salt. Go into the day with that positive attitude and you’ll have no regrets.
Venue and Catering- Cambridge Mill
Florist- Floral Factory (Karrie-Ann)
Photographer- Latte Productions
Dress- Pronovias (Domingo)
Makeup- FAD Hair Studio (Stephanie)
Hair- FAD Hair Studio (Dan)