Stephanie and Patrick had asked Simply Brilliant Events to help them with the last month of planning, using the Month of Wedding Day Management Service.  They had choosen this amazing venue, The Floral Building in Ionia, Michigan.  The Floral Building is on the Ionia State Fairgrounds, beautiful grounds if you are ever in Ionia.

The Floral Building is pretty much a raw space but in the days before their wedding day it had been transformed into truly special space that reflected both of their personalities.

On one of the hottest day’ of year, the day started with the girls getting pampered by the team at The Pearl Lyon, while the guys had some drinks on their MSU party bus (Go Green!) and headed to St. Patrick Catholic Church to get ready for Patrick’s big moment. Stephanie and her bridesmaids left their hotel after hair and make-up had been perfected headed to the church.  The bouquets were stunning, created by Kill’s Custom Creations.  Once Stephanie and the bridesmaids had arrived, Stephanie slipped into her gorgeous gown from Becker’s Bridal, and her Badgley Mischka heels to get ready to walk down the aisle to see her man.  Simply Brilliant Events add the final touches at the church including programs which were adorable.  A wedding program to add to my collection of favorites..

After the two said I do, and sealed their vows with a kiss, they were off to Ionia County Fairgrounds‘ Floral Building to celebrate with all of their family and friends.

As we added the final touches to Stephanie and Patrick’s vision, with rentals and decor from Weddings By Nicole, more floral from Kill’s Custom Creations, and cake and donuts from Meyers’ Hometown Bakery. Guests indulged in catering from Slows BBQ and beverage service from MUGS Party Store, then everyone danced the night away thanks to the spinnin’ skills of DJ Derek Hall.  With every moment and detail captured by Lisa Hodack Photography and filmed by Coastline Studios.

Congratulations to Stephanie and Patrick.


  • St Patrick's Catholic Church
  • The Flower girl
  • The Floral Building
  • The Bridesmaids
  • S&P outside
  • The First look
  • The Floral Building Inside
  • The Head Table Details
  • Pretty Flowers
  • Thank you cards on napkins
  • The Seating Chart
  • Head Table
  • The Head Table Details
  • The Bride and Bridesmaids
  • Wedding Cake
  • The First Dance
  • Special Deserts
  • Wedding Jars
  • The Floral Building

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