Ritz Charles Wedding | Natalee & Mark
Natalee & Mark’s fathers were actually college roommates that always talked about how cool it would be if their children went to the same college and became friends too. Flash forward many years and both of their children did end up going to the same college and became friends. They spent most of their college years as nothing more than friends but after college Natalee and Mark began dating. It was so neat to see such a long history between the two families.
Natalee and Mark chose a very neutral color palette. Their colors consisted of whites, creams, black, gold and hints of blush. A very classic color palette that complimented them both so well!
We loved that Natalee and Mark were able to make their Ritz Charles wedding personal to them by focusing on including their spiritual beliefs. We were able to see it included multiple times throughout the day and it was amazing each time.
“Brooke is the DREAM wedding planner! She is exactly what you hope for when investing in arguably the most important vendor for your wedding day. She is kind, professional, personable, organized, timely, fun and easy-going! My (now) husband and I agree that she was single-handedly the best investment we made for our wedding! As we sat at our head table and looked around at our incredibly beautiful wedding reception, we agreed that there was no way we could’ve pulled it all off without Brooke and her team!!!
Initially, we did not have a wedding planner. However, after our first wedding got postponed due to covid, we decided that we needed to invest in one. We then came across Stellaluna on Instagram and decided to move forward with their team. Thank God we did, because shortly after that, our second wedding was cancelled by our venue! Brooke was amazing during this time, keeping her positive and encouraging attitude as she helped us brainstorm our new plan. We ended up moving our wedding from northern Michigan to Indiana. She then helped us select our new vendors and plan an entirely new wedding! Throughout every hurdle, she was kind, optimistic, and always available to chat & help answer any questions!
When it came to the wedding weekend, we met in-person for the first time at our rehearsal. We had a pretty large & rowdy group that she effortlessly organized and guided through the rehearsal, while maintaining her sweet and bubbly disposition. As a detail-oriented bride, I had a very specific vision for our wedding but had no time to review where everything needed to go. I basically handed Brooke dozens of boxes of decor at the rehearsal and told her to text me with any questions. She reassured me that she’d take care of everything and not to worry about a thing. All that to say, she NAILED IT! She never even had to text me! While walking into our wedding space for the first time, I was completely blown away. She knocked it out of the park and everything was beyond beautiful!!! The best part of working with Brooke, though, was the peace of mind everyone had on our wedding day. My fiancé, family, friends, and I were able to enjoy every minute of our wedding knowing that Brooke was taking care of every detail behind the scenes!
A huge THANK YOU to the Stellaluna Events team for making our wedding absolutely perfect!!! I can’t express this enough, Brooke & her team are absolutely worth the investment! You will thank yourself for choosing to work with them, just like we did!”
If you loved this light and airy Ritz Charles wedding make sure you view Cassidi and Carlos’s Kalamazoo Michigan wedding!
Wedding Coordinator: Stellaluna Events | Photography: Kenzie Victory | Venue: The Ritz Charles | Florals: RK Florals | Entertainment: INTRIGUE Band | Beauty: Bobby Cooper Salon and Shear Hotness | Cinema: Unscripted Visuals