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top 9 registry essentials


  1. Vitamix 7500 Blender – Vitamix blenders make so much more than smoothies. From soups and dressings to batters and frozen desserts, you will be amazed at how handy this blender will be in your daily life. Plus the 60 second self-cleaning mode is life changing!
  2. Luxurious Bath Towels – We love the Hotel Collection from Macy’s. These Turkish  Bath Towels are gorgeously soft and ultra absorbent, plus they come in a variety of lovely muted hues.
  3. Fruit Infusion Pitcher – Enjoy fruit infused spa-like waters (or iced teas!) at home with this ingenious pitcher. An absolute must for the summertime!
  4. Cookware – Handcrafted in France, these heirloom-quality copper pan heats evenly and offer incredible control while cooking.
  5. Espresso Machine – There’s no better way to start your morning than with the perfect cup of coffee. Nespresso machines allow you to make fantastic lattes and espressos right in your own kitchen. This is one product you both will love!
  6. Wine and Barware Accessories – From wine glasses and craft beer glasses, to decanters and bar accessories, this is the perfect time to stock up on barware for special occasions.
  7. KitchenAid Mixer – The Ultimate Registry Item and true classic, this mixer will be an item you will use for years to come. Bake your favorite chocolate chip cookies or add an attachment to make homemade pasta, this piece will be favorite in your kitchen.
  8. Sous Vide – A favorite technique of restaurant chefs, the Sous Vide allows you to create a water bath that cooks food gently to your desired temperature. In no time, you’ll be cooking steaks that are perfectly done and the juiciest chicken breast.
  9. Beautiful Dishes – Register for dishes that you will cherish for years to come and make for a lovely tablescape while entertaining with friends and family! We love this collaboration line with Kelly Wearstler (one of our favorite designers!) Gorgeous flatware is also a must!

Here at ADIM, we love investing in experiences. Consider a Honeymoon Registry to cultivate unforgettable memories in your first few days as husband and wife. The Good Beginning, an online registry for donating to charitable causes throughout the world, is also an incredible opportunity to support the charities that move you.

top 9 things to pack on your honeymoon


While we often get caught up in the excitement of the wedding, the fun doesn’t stop once you say “I Do” – now it is time to plan your honeymoon! Whether you are traveling across Europe, embarking on a cross-country road trip or soaking up the sunshine on a picturesque beach, these are the top 9 things we suggest you pack for your once in a lifetime trip.

  1. A Chic Travel Wallet – This one from Cuyana is dual purpose and will work as a wallet with elegantly labeled compartments for your travel documents, passport and currency. It can also transform into a clutch for the evenings! (We also love their straw tote for warm destinations and the travel case set – perfect for packing your toiletries, sunscreen, and beauty must haves!)
  2. A Signature Scent – Many people attribute scents to their most cherished memories. Pack your favorite fragrance on your honeymoon and years from now, you will fondly remember your travels every time you spritz that fragrance or burn a special candle. This set from Diptyque is the ideal travel companion. You also can’t go wrong with travel friendly rollerball fragrances!
  3. Pretty Pajamas – We love the gorgeous chemises from Eberjey. They come in the prettiest hues and the softest fabrics!
  4. Hammamas Towels (Set of 2) – perfect for picnics or trips to the beach, these cotton towels are inspired by turkish towels and handcrafted with soft absorbent cotton. They can also be used as a wrap on the plane!
  5. Stylish Swimwear – Marysia Swim is our go to brand for bathing suits. How fun is this scalloped style?!
  6. Sandals that will take you Day to Night – These grown up jelly sandals are perfect to take you from the beach to a casual dinner!
  7. Travel Friendly Electronics – a portable speaker, mophie, electric adapter that works in 150 different countries, and of course a camera to document your adventures!
  8. Dinner Dress – On your honeymoon you will be taking tons of photos. Pack a dress for dinner that makes you feel special and you will love for years to come as you reminisce on the pictures you took on your trip.
  9. Reading Material and Guidebooks – If you have extra time on the plane or the beach, be sure to pack reading material (your kindle or favorite magazine!) and guide books that will help you plan your trip and not to miss any of the exciting sites of your honeymoon destination.

Happy Packing!



Welcome to the ADIM Family!


Photo via Nicole Marie Photography

Dear Bailee and Max,

What a gift it has been to be a part of your lives for the past year. We are so thankful to witness and be a part of your beautiful love story. From the kind words you speak about one another, with romance and admiration, to the sweet, happy moments you share together, it is evident to all how much your adore one another. From the moment we met, we instantly connected and shared our mutual love for Northern Michigan. Your wish for friends and family who haven’t been to the area to fall in love with Traverse City will certainly come true this weekend.  Together we will give them a reason to come back for years to come – all because two people fell in love. We are forever thankful for your warm hearts and endless kindness. We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and and happiness as you start your next journey as husband and wife!

xoxo, Lish


Keeping the Party Train Moving


Event season kicked off with a bang this year. This past weekend M&B exchanged “I Do’s” with an evening so magical even Walt Disney would be jealous.

With 276 round trip miles traveling to Reeds Lake, the time and talents of 15 incredible vendors and team members, a 14 day build out of the cocktail and reception tents, a 5 person team embarking on a mission to give guests (and lake residents!) an unforgettable fireworks display, and the 2 lovely families whom we adore so dearly, we were able to pull off 1 extraordinary celebration.

And now we are ready to do it all over again this weekend right here in Traverse City as B&M tie the knot!

Stay tuned for more adventures from the ladies of ADIM!