Some brides want an amazing gown and some grooms an epic party, but for Amanda and Andrew – they only wanted a love that will stand the test of time.
When it came to finding love, Amanda didn’t need to use a crystal ball to meet her fiancé Andrew; all she had to do was attend the 2013 Pig and Whiskey event in Ferndale, MI with a group of friends. At that time, she was out with a mutual friend of Andrew’s – Dana and was introduced to Andrew during the event.
Wedding Planner Trisha (MonumentalHeights.com) was there to lead Amanda and Andrew through their wedding plans. She shared, “Working with Amanda & Andrew showed me that true love and marriage is about standing the test of time. Their love story and strength as a couple is simply amazing. They worked as partners sharing the responsibilities of wedding details and when things got hard, it only united them even more. Showcasing that marriage is also about having a lifetime partner.”
Amanda and Andrew chose to have their ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Royal Oak and their reception at Royal Oak Farmer’s Market.
“The Royal Oak Farmers Market offered a blank slate for decorating and creating a vision,” said Amanda. “I wanted my dad and his best friend to create lanterns that I wanted hanging from the ceiling and the market offered the perfect opportunity to be creative and stylish.”
With that optimistic outlook, creativity was reflected in every detail. Handmade wooden lanterns hung from the ceiling of the market, along with Chinese Japanese Paper lighting. Guest tables were dressed in black pintuck linens with gold glitz runners, while head tables and surrounding sweet and gift tables were covered in sequin gold table linens. Centerpieces included clocks, candles, marquee letters, wine from 716 cellars (Buffalo, NY) and Michigan Awesome wines with glitz accents — bringing each element together to create the ultimate New Year’s Eve wedding that showcased roots, love and style.
During the reception guests enjoyed great music, the Pittsburgh Cookie table, various flavors of cupcakes designed with clocks and many Michigan beers and wine.
With a balloon drop and countdown one minute to midnight on TV screens – wedding guests and Mr. & Mrs. Vereecke brought in the new year celebrating a new chapter as a couple titled - ‘Timeless Love.’