musings from the ladies of a day in may events


Happy Anniversary Libby & Teddy!


Image via Jen Kroll Photography

Happy Anniversary Libby and Teddy! Today we are fondly reminiscing on your spectacular fall wedding one year ago. You are two incredibly special people and we cherish your friendship dearly.  How special it was to have been a part of this important day for both you and your families. We hope the past year has been nothing short of magical! Congratulations and cheers to many more happy years ahead! xoxo

Mr. Fitzgerald


Image via Pinterest

Happy Friday, friends! This weekend we are in Grand Rapids celebrating a very special engagement! It is our last event of the season as we enter the fall and winter months… and we are incredibly grateful for our clients and the wonderful celebrations we have been a part of this year. Wishing you all a beautiful fall weekend! xoxo

Trend we Love: Velvet

Velvet is officially the “it” fabric of the season! (We had a sneaking suspicion it would be when we compiled our favorite trends from the 2016 Fall RTW collections). Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate the rich fabric into your celebration this fall!

  1. Stationery – Add a touch of velvet to accent your invitations and day of stationery pieces. We love the texture and softness that the beautiful velvet ribbons add to the escort card and invitation suite below.


Left Image via Marcie Meredith; Right Image via Jose Villa

2. Wedding Day Attire – Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will look dashing with velvet accents in their attire. Gowns with rich velvet patterns (like this beauty from BHLDN!) will be breathtaking coming down the aisle. The gentlemen will feel extra dapper with a velvet bowtie.


Left: Ilona Dress from BHLDN; Right: Image via Lacie Hansen Photography

3. Event Furniture – here at ADIM, we love designing a fun lounge space for guests to mingle during cocktail hour! Guests can cozy up in a soft seating collection filled with velvet upholstered pieces. If you don’t want to commit to velvet furniture, try adding velvet throw pillows for a great textural element!

Image via Dan Stewart Photography;  Event Design via A Day in May Events

4. Table Linens – beautifully set tables covered in lush velvet fabric are absolutely stunning! Whether you choose a cool grey cocktail linen or a table runner in warmer shades of blush and red, you can add great interest and warmth to the space.


Left image via Brushfire Photography; Right image via Studio EMP

5. Floral Accents – securing a floral boutonnière or a piece of greenery to a place setting with a piece of velvet ribbon is a lovely touch. Bridal bouquets adorned with velvet ribbons are also divine!


Whether you choose to add lush, velvet draping to the dancing space in your reception tent or simply add a beautiful ribbon on your escort cards, velvet provides a lovely accent to the design of your wedding day!

Top 9 Wedding Books


Though there are many great resources that can help you plan your wedding, we are quite fond of the books that you can add to your collection during the planning process. Here are 9 of our current favorites!

  1. Martha Stewart Weddings: Ideas and Inspirations
  2. The Knot Outdoor Weddings – we are proud to have our work featured in this gorgeous book!
  3. Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration by Abby Larson
  4. Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers
  5. Weddings by Tara Guerard
  6. Matthew Robbins Inspired Weddings: Designing your Day with Favorite Objects and Family Treasures:
  7. Simple Stunning Weddings by Karen Bussen
  8. Preston Bailey’s Fantasy Weddings
  9. The New-Fashioned Wedding: Designing Your Artful, Modern, Crafty, Textured, Sophisticated Celebration

A View from the Top

To kick off the week, we wanted to share this video from L&M’s wedding in Glen Arbor last weekend. Many thanks to our friends at Northern Michigan Drone for capturing this unforgettable day!