It was a blustery day out here at Waldenwoods Banquet & Conference center in Hartland, MI. But it was warm inside thanks to Ann and her amazing team (cliche, but true.) I enjoy this site for its rustic nature. I recommend it to everyone that's looking for a local but destination wedding. It's kind of like the Motor City Casino tag of "a million miles from home right down the street." Truly. This site is gorgeous and would give Thomas Kinkaide a run for his money.
Morgan and Patrick requested uplighting for their event so I made it happen. They opted for a light pink color around the room. They went with the Complete Room package. It was a nice touch for this space (photos below).
Both the ceremony and reception took place in the same site to start the year. I provided sound for the ceremony and though it kept me on my toes from a technical standpoint, it was filled with a certain emotion that's hard to describe. It was such a sweet moment.
Once the ceremony was over, it was time to party. Dinner was served. Cocktails were consumed. Rug was cut. It was such a great time.
As an added bonus, some of the special music during the reception was provided by a good friend of the Morgan and Patrick's. This talented fella brought his acoustic guitar out and came pretty close to bringing the whole house down. It was fantastic. I highly recommend this scenario to anyone that has a guitar-playing friend. Use him or her for your special dances!
Here it is...the special music:
BRIDAL PARTY INTRODUCTIONS
"Thunderstruck" - AC/DC
BRIDE & GROOM FIRST DANCE
"Give It All We Got" - George Strait (played by Eric Taylor)
"I Loved Her First" - Heartland
"Simple Man" - Lynyrd Skynyrd (played by Eric Taylor)
Morgan & Patrick: yours is the kind of event I need every year to get the season started. I had a blast celebrating with you and your guests.