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The Day's Design delights in planning, designing and celebrating joyful occasions throughout Michigan.  We specialize in romantically unkempt,  loose and fancy free floral and event designs inspired by the garden, a walk in the woods or a breezy field of wildflowers.

Let flowers add to your love story. May they be a narrative without words; let the design tell a tale of romance, setting the stage for a beautiful life ahead. 

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WEDDING PLANNING
Elegant, timeless and uncomplicated - just a few of the words that we think should describe your weddind day. Let us guide you through the process, from planning to design to execution of the wedding day, we'll help you host a extrodinary celebration that you and your guests will never forget.  We offer full and partial planning services.

FLORAL DESIGN
Floral design... it's an art form.  It's a graceful and romantic extension of the overall event design. We specialize in romantically unkept, loose and fancy free floral designs inspired by the garden, a walk in the woods or a breezy field of wild flowers.

WEDDING DESIGN
Beyond beautiful blooms, there are textures, colors, layouts and countless other design options that will set the tone for your celebration.  Let us create a cohesive asthetic that genuinly represents your unique style and one of a kind love..

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meet shelby

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Whether described as lush, organic or elegant, flowers should be allowed to roam free, rambling on in your hands the same way as they grow in the garden. They have a life of their own and shouldn’t be forced to conform but rather add their own quirks and charm into each arrangement, allowing their little personalities to shine. A blemish is only a fault if we declare it as such. That speckle on your rose or bite out of your wild leaf might just represent a caterpillar’s afternoon snack. Nature is all around us working in magnificently harmonious ways.   

flowers are my love story, i want to add them to yours

Down a dusty old road, past a ditch full of cattails and up a long gravel driveway, that's where my flowering journey began.  Childhood memories filled with planting seeds, gathering wild flowers and exploring barefoot in the yard until the grass became too crunchy from the summer's unyielding heat, keep me inspired today.   
Nature is my constant muse.  From color palettes, to textures and beyond, I'm constantly inspired by my surroundings.  I love simplicity and romance,  and seek to add it to all of my events.  
When I'm not creating, you'll find me wandering the shores of Lake Michigan, scouring antique stores for vintage treasures or spending time in the comfort of our country home, with my husband and our two little girls.

MEET SHELBY

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Frequently asked questions



Our hope is to make wedding planning as beautiful, stress free and uniquely you as possible.  On the next page we're happy to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

As far as vendor recommendations, we base our suggestions on your specific wedding needs and the quality of their services.  All recommendations are provided on a case by case basis.  

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL SERVICE, PARTIAL PLANNING & DAY OF COORDINATION SERVICES?

I'm so glad you asked!  I've written a journal post on this very subject that should help put it all in perspective.  You can read it HERE..

WHAT IS STYLING & DESIGN?

Event design encompasses all visual element of your wedding day, beyond just the florals and small decor.  If hired for event design, we'll create a cohesive vision, setting the tone for the day through color selection, layouts, textures and more.  

When styling, we ensure all the details are caputred and placed in their most favorable view. to be appreciated by both the guests and your photographer alike.

WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR FLOWERS FROM?

We work with some of the best wholesalers across the country who provide us access to flowers from around the world.  However, we love local flowers and utilize Michigan made and American grown flowers whenever possible, often foraging ingredients and even purchasing greenhouse plants to add  special, one of a kind elements to your decor

DO YOU HAVE FLORAL MINIMUMS?

While we understand that each event is unique, most couples spend at least $4,500 on florals with design/planning services beginning at $2,500 and up, 

DO I HAVE TO USE YOUR PLANNING SERVICES OR CAN YOU JUST CREATE FLORALS FOR MY EVENT?

We love planning an event in it's entireity but realize this service isn't for everyone.  For this reason, we offer florals as an a la carte service or in conjunction with design & planning.  We're also very happy to work with with other wedding planners.

DO YOU PROVIDE DESTINATION EVENT SERVICES?

Absolutely!  We're based out of Big Rapids, which means if you pull out your Michigan hand map, we're right about where your sparkly diamond sits on your fourth finger.  Much of our work however, takes us farther north into the Leelanau, Traverse City or Petoskey areas or into Southwest Michigan.  We're also familar with the east side of the state and are very willing to pack our bags and travel even further..

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website images courtsey of Ashley Slater Photography, cory weber photography,  katie grace photography, kelly sweet photography & Samantha James photography

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