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ADIM Behind the Scenes: Missi & Brian

In you case you missed it, Missi & Brian’s lakeside wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings last week! Today we wanted to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of their wedding weekend. Scroll down for a look inside the ADIM set up process for this glamorous celebration! Many thanks again to our talented team of vendors who helped make this day possible!


This spectacular property was transformed into a one of a kind venue for Missi & Brian’s wedding day. The views were picture perfect!


The Event Theory team begins to construct the tent and the dining room begins to take shape. The first days of the build were wet and windy which always makes life interesting.


Next the adjoining cocktail tent is built. Guests could access this directly from the lawn after the ceremony.


Fun Fact: the tent structure was built over top of the family’s pool and surrounding patio.


A gorgeous view from the dining tent overlooking Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids.


A view of our venue from the back!


Once the tent structures are built, the draping process begins. We love the pop of navy blue!


The truck is unloaded with decor, candles and lighting pieces- Matt, one of our foreman, loves hanging all the fixtures we have!


Behind the Scenes Shenanigans 🙂 Our bride and groom flamingos now travel with us to all of our events!


The chairs are moved in the tent (stacked and ready to be adorned with chair pads!), candles are unpacked and ready to be placed on tables, and the lighting equipment from Visionary Sound Productions is brought in for rehearsal.


The tables and chairs are placed in the reception tent and it is time for lighting rehearsal! We love this part of the process as  it allows us to see how the tent will be lit in the evening. It is magical. It’s all about great lighting to set the mood.  Meanwhile, dinner napkins are pressed and ready to be placed the following morning.


Here at ADIM, we love clustering gorgeous light fixtures for a dramatic effect! We ensured these beauties were perfectly lit for the celebration the following evening.


This was one gorgeous sunset before Missi & Brian’s big day! The sunsets over the lake were spectacular; we miss these sweet summer nights!


Missi and Brian’s wedding day is here! A sea of pink peonies and other gorgeous blooms were delivered by Dawn Owen Design, our amazing floral designer for this event!

The floral is placed and it is time for sound check with the incredible band, Northstar of Elan Artists and the team from On Stage Services. Here is a quick walk through tour!


After the floral is set on our banquet tables, it is time to fill in with votives and add the place settings.


Voila! The reception tent is ready for guests. A special moment for our team is when the couple and their families get to do a first look of the room and see their vision come to life!


The ceremony is underway and the reception tent is ready for reveal! We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Missi and Brian and their wonderful families to create this magical celebration. What a way to kick off the 2016 event season!