Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lovely Lanterns at Magnificent Meadowbrook

Hi Everyone,

If you're a Michigander than Meadowbrook needs no introduction! We're 'over the moon' about our "Magnificent Meadowbrook" wedding this past weekend! Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens, the original Dodge Family Mansion in Rochester, Michigan was the venue for our amazing bride Kristy!

Over a year of carefully planned details and selections came to life in a truly spectacular display of historic nostalgia. We again were so thrilled to collaborate with Misty Trompeter of Bells & Bliss ( to create a gorgeous palette of soft butter yellow, pale pink and citrus green

The continuing theme throughout the decor was the vintage style lanterns which glowed with a warm presence throughout the night. Inside the Great Hall, Lanterns flickered around the place cards and family photos. Eclectic lanterns flickering along the walkway guided guests as well as giant lanterns adorned with lush garden roses marked the aisle way for the bridal party.

In side the tent lanterns continued on the oblong guests tables for continuous romantic light throughout dinner and into the dancing hour. A reproduction saloon style bar was set and which really added that special touch to keep the decor in the true period.

More amazing weddings to come!

With love,
Hollye Mackler Designs

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vintage Fun

Hi Everyone!

"Vintage" is the new modern and "Pink" is the! Pink is always in season, and when paired with some wonderful vintage accents the result is right on trend!

We had so much fun collaborating with one of our favorite wedding planners Misty from Bells & Bliss ( and our wonderful bride Rebecca for a 50's vintage inspired soiree. Both the wedding and reception took place on beautiful Lake St. Clair at The Historical Grosse Pointe War Memorial!

We used 100's of milk glass vases (that Rebecca and her mom collected for more than a year) with all pink flowers of garden roses, ranunculus and peonies. The vases paired with multiple candles created a lush glow of flickering light!

Details, all from the bride, of "Mr & Mrs", Wishing Tree, and vintage cake stands really brought to live Rebecca's vision of her 1950's inspired nuptials.

More beautiful weddings to come!

With love,

Hollye Mackler Designs