Every love story is unique, and Anne and Derek’s journey to their special day is a testament to the power of love and resilience. As their wedding planner, I had the privilege of working with this incredible couple, making their Detroit Institute of Arts Wedding on September 24, 2022, an event to remember. Anne and Derek’s wedding holds a special place in my heart because it marked the first official event as the 21 Jane Events. It was a momentous occasion for our team, and we were determined to make it truly memorable!
Firstly, my journey with Anne began through our involvement in a non-profit organization. Little did I know that this connection would ultimately lead to the planning of her wedding. As a wedding planner, I believe in the power of personal connections, and working with Anne and Derek was a true testament to that belief.
The pandemic may have altered their original plans, but it couldn’t stop Anne and Derek from celebrating their love. They decided to have a legal marriage ceremony before their big day, due to the uncertainties of the times. What’s truly remarkable is that they chose the same photographer for both occasions, ensuring that every significant moment was beautifully captured. This decision perfectly reflected the continuity of their love story, even in the face of challenges.
Anne, the bride, added an element of surprise and charm to the day by arranging for a vintage car. The look of astonishment and delight on Derek’s face when he saw the classic automobile was a priceless moment. This gesture added an extra touch of romance to an already beautiful day.
The Detroit Institute of Arts, with its magnificent art collection and historic architecture, was a breathtaking backdrop for Anne and Derek’s wedding. However, it presented unique challenges as a venue. As a working museum, different areas of the museum were available at specific times during the day.
Unquestionably, here’s where 21 Jane Events stepped in. We played a crucial role in coordinating with vendors and managing the logistics to ensure that every aspect of the wedding unfolded seamlessly. This required careful planning and precise timing, and I’m proud to say that our team rose to the occasion, ensuring that Anne and Derek’s day went off without a hitch!
Anne and Derek’s Detroit Institute of Arts Wedding was a testament to love’s enduring spirit, personal connections, and the ability to overcome challenges. It was an honor to be part of their journey and to witness the beauty of their love story.