Vannessa & Patrick's Lakefront Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding

This wedding was featured on Cake and Lace!

We assisted Vannessa and Patrick with wedding planning from afar, since they’re both from Michigan but currently live in Texas. During my initial phone consultation with Vannessa I could feel her warmth, excitement and kindness immediately. They were both an absolute joy to work with and we fell in love with their families. You could truly feel the love and the tight knit family values from both sides throughout their wedding day.

Today I’m sharing all of the details that made Vannessa & Patrick’s day so special. These photos were captured by the wonderful Rosy and Shaun Wedding Photography.


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“Tracy was absolutely amazing from start to finish. From my first call with her when I was deciding who to pick as my wedding planner/coordinator to when I came home from the honeymoon, she has been absolutely incredible to work with. She helped make sure to keep me on track as I planned my wedding and gave me some great vendor recommendations when I got stuck. Tracy perfectly timed out our meetings through the planning process to ensure that I didn't feel overwhelmed and that I was getting everything completed in time. In between our touch points she was always available to answer my one-off questions and to talk me off any ledges. From questions about invitation wording and timing, to realigning my hair and makeup timeline, she was always there and ready to help. She was extremely organized and helped everything the day of our wedding run smoothly. On the day of the wedding , she ran to the store to pick up covers for my heels so my shoes wouldn't dig into the ground, when I wasn't sure about the size of the boutonniere for the groom, she quickly called up the florist and had them bring a new one, and my husband and I never had an empty drink the entire night. From when we signed the marriage license to when they closed the bar, she made sure that we always had a drink in hand. My photographer even made a point to comment and thank Tracy, as she was the first wedding planner she had worked with that came around and helped with the bride's train during photos. When I freaked out that I signed the marriage license incorrectly, she calmed me down and made sure I enjoyed the evening and didn't focus on it. Although I was not there for the clean-up and loading, I received multiple positive comments about how quickly they were able to tear down and get everything into the cars at the end of the night. I only listed a couple things in my review, but I could easily write hundreds of things that they helped with throughout the day and night (and I'm sure even hundreds more that I don't even know about). Thank y'all so much! Once again, I cannot thank Tracy and Brittany enough for all of the time and effort they put into my wedding. They made my day truly special and perfect!”

Congratulations, Vannessa and Patrick! We know your marriage will be full of warmth, excitement and plenty of laughter and smiles.

Planning + Design: Trace Events // Hair and Makeup: Primp Me Up // Ceremony & Reception Venue: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club // Ceremony Entertainment: Caresse Boyers // Reception Entertainment: The Rhythm Kings // Florals: Vivianos // Cake: Chocolate Bar Cafe // Photography: Rosy & Shaun Wedding Photography

*Originally posted on the A Trace of Elegance blog on January 21, 2019.