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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Kalamazoo Michigan

Nature lovers Brionne and Brian were set to have a large celebration at their local Nature Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan before COVID-19 happened. “We could not have predicted how the coronavirus pandemic would throw our wedding plans for a loop, but as time progressed, we knew it was time to let go of our original plans if we […]

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Nature lovers Brionne and Brian were set to have a large celebration at their local Nature Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan before COVID-19 happened. “We could not have predicted how the coronavirus pandemic would throw our wedding plans for a loop, but as time progressed, we knew it was time to let go of our original plans if we were to marry each other on the date we had set.”

With their hearts set on becoming husband and wife, delaying their day wasn’t even an option. Instead of worrying about where they’d unite, they focused their efforts on finding a home which inadvertently became the perfect setting to say I do. “We decided to focus some of our energy on buying a home, which is a goal we’d been working towards for quite some time,” mentioned the pair. After finding the perfect house with 2.5 acres of woodlands, they saw the beauty of the space. “One day in June, in a moment of stressing about how to move forward with our wedding, I was calmed by visions of an intimate ceremony and dinner with our closest family members at our soon-to-be new home.” 

And with that, on a beautiful September day, the JLE Team alongside their families transformed the backyard of their Michigan home into an enchantingly wonderful wedding space; fitting for two people who love the outdoors!

Fall colors became the chosen palette, with family and friends all having a helping hand in making the details come to life. Flowers were harvested and planted, Brian’s father made an arch out of a hollowed oak tree, and his mother cooked up a feast of traditional Puerto Rican dishes for their small reception of 10. During their intimate celebration, they even got to watch a video including toasts and advice from members who were originally supposed to be a part of their day while dining at an intimate table under a canopy of lights.

“All of these elements were so special to us — we never planned for our family to work so hard to transform our home into a venue, but watching everyone gather in this space, bringing two families together, in the space where Brian and I will grow that family, was the foundation of what made our day so magical and spectacular to be at the heart of.”

We were so grateful to have been a part of planning this intimate celebration for Brian and Brionne. It was such a joy to be surrounded by their closest friends and family and witness the love they all share for each other! These two are now expecting a little one to join their family this summer and we cannot wait to see how their family and love grows!

Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married
Brionne and Brian: Married

Wedding Featured on Love Inc. Magazine

Vendor Team:
Planner: Jeannene Lillie Events | Photographer: Liv Lyszyk Photography | Videography: Max Wedding Films | Makeup Artist: Lux Looks by Lulu | Rentals: Event Theory | Cake Design: Milk + Honey

Jeannene Lillie is a Michigan Wedding Planner and Michigan Event Planner serving clients in Michigan, Pittsburgh, Ohio, San Diego, and Worldwide Destinations. The JLE Team is committed to coordinating and designing inclusive and intentional events that celebrate the romantic and modern couple. Inquire with us today and stop by the JLE Instagram to get a peek into our beautiful events and get to know us better!

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Sommar and John

"Jeannene is an absolute angel and pleasure to work with. She is quick, efficient, professional, and kind. She took care of communication with vendors, planning, my timeline, and made sure everything ran smoothly. She turned my reception into a fairytale. Thank you Jeannene Lillie Events for all your help and making my life so much easier!"

"The only thing I would change about our process is I wish I would have contacted Jeannene sooner!"

Amy and trevor

"Jeannene is such a wonderful person to work with! She helped me coordinate and plan my micro-wedding and kept up with me regularly. It made me feel so special and recognized. I highly suggest her services! Honestly I was so happy to talk to her every time we were on the phone because she always wanted to get my feedback."

"Jeannene seriously goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and really has an amazing eye for your design."

Krista and Deno

I am not the typical girl who dreamt about all the details of planning my wedding. I really just wanted to show up the day of and call it a day. 2020 surely threw us multiple curve balls but working with Jeannene Lillie Events really allowed me to have a stress free wedding planning experience, and my big day was more perfect than I ever could have dreamed. My vendors were all on the same page and the day flowed so smoothly. The team helped set up decorations and moved my florals and they looked stunning. Everyone we worked with was so flexible and friendly, and I would recommend them 1000 times over.

"Jeannene took care of the littlest details that I would have never even thought about."

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