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Jennifer + Mike | Pontiac, Michigan | Crofoot Ballroom - Love Stories TV

Jennifer + Mike June 18, 2016

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Love Story

From The Bride:

We met through a mutual friend – my best friend at work was his best friend from growing up, and I came to their friend’s birthday get-together at a bar, and we saw each other again a couple weeks later the night before Thanksgiving at the same bar. We were friends for a couple years (I was always interested though!) and we realized we should give dating a real shot! It was full steam ahead from there! In 2014 I decided I wanted to run a Disney World half-marathon together (I’m not a runner, so I don’t know why I wanted to do this). I was hoping we would get engaged on this trip, and after seeing people getting engaged all around us, and thinking it wasn’t going to happen, it finally did! Our families were with us, and the plan was for the two of us to go back to the Magic Kingdom after dinner where Mike planned to propose. Our families figured out the plan, and decided to come too. Mike, being as stubborn as he is, decided to wait until the next morning when we were in our hotel room getting ready for the day. We celebrated by getting our “Just Engaged” buttons and enjoying the park! We knew we wanted a warmer weather wedding, and didn’t want to plan it quickly, so we decided to wait until June 2016 for our big day. We made all the big decisions together, and did a lot of our wedding crafts together too – like cutting, gluing magnets to, and painting small animal figurines to use as place card holders, and writing names and table numbers on our “Flecks for Matrimanity” cards (because we love Cards Against Humanity so much we had to make our own!). It was stressful at times, but because I love planning things, and Mike was willing to help and give me great feedback and input, the tough times weren’t all that tough, and the great times were even better. We were also lucky to have such an amazing group of people to be working with that helped us along the way, and answered any and all questions we may have had. The big day wouldn’t have gone off as well without them! This video is such an important way to remember the best day of our lives, and working with Will and Heart + Soul was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding day.

  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
  • Cake: Love & Buttercream
  • Ceremony Venue: Crofoot Ballroom
  • Cinematographer: Heart + Soul
  • Dress: Hayley Paige
  • Flowers: Clever Bumblebee Creations
  • Groom: The Black Tux
  • Hair: The Makeup Loft
  • Makeup: The Makeup Loft
  • Music: Elysium Experience
  • Officiant: Pam Swider
  • Photographer: Adam Sparkes Photography
  • Planner: Clever Bumblebee Creations
  • Reception Venue: Crofoot Ballroom
  • Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson