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Andrea & Shane: A Traditional Wedding in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

  • Jessica Johnston Photography, Ann Arbor
    Gala, LLC, Grosse Pointe Woods
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Andrea & Shane in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
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Andrea carried a full bouquet of Sahara and ivory roses, mini calla lilies, green viburnum and white ranunculus.
Ralph Bellisario Florist, Eastpointe
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Andrea's ivory, silk organza dress with a pick-up skirt and Alencon lace bolero fit in perfectly with the wedding's Victorian theme. She secured her champagne satin sash at the waist with an elaborate brooch.
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Strapless, knee-length celery green dresses complemented the white and pink bouquets.
Macy's Bridal Salon, Troy
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Ivory programs with simple black script, tied with ivory ribbon, fit in with the traditional ceremony decor.
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White carnation pomanders hung from the edge of alternating pews.
Ralph Bellisario Florist, Eastpointe
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Serenaded by the sounds of "Trumpet Voluntary" by Purcell and "Finale" from Water Music, the couple exchanged traditional vows in a full Catholic Mass at Andrea's childhood church.
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Apple green linens, shell pink napkins, gold-beaded chargers and elaborate floral centerpieces created a lush garden feel inside the reception space.
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A mixture of high and low centerpieces filled with peonies, amaryllis, roses, hydrangeas and dendrobium orchids became a focal point for each table. Sprigs of fragrant raspberry and lavender freshened up the room.
Ralph Bellisario Florist, Eastpointe
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Champagne fondant bows fastened with matching white chocolate and gold-dusted brooches resembled the sash on the bride's gown.
Couture Cakes, Shelby Township
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The band got the party started by playing "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison for the couple's first dance.
The Duffy King Band, West Bloomfield

Andrea & Shane in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

It wasn't their first meeting in the dorms of Central Michigan University that set off sparks, but a growing friendship that developed into something more for Shane and Andrea. The Bride Andrea Heide, 24, nanny The Groom Shane Snyder, 28, assistant television producer The Date June 9 After four years of dating, Shane planned a holiday proposal for Andrea. The couple spent the day Christmas shopping and even stopped to check out engagement rings, but little did Andrea know that Shane had already picked out the ring. That night, Shane shocked Andrea with a proposal in her apartment. Inspired by the elegance of their venue, The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, they decided on a Victorian-inspired theme for their wedding.
- Tia Albright
Their Ingredients
  • Jessica Johnston Photography, Ann Arbor
  • Gala, LLC, Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Ralph Bellisario Florist, Eastpointe
  • Macy's Bridal Salon, Troy
  • Couture Cakes, Shelby Township
  • The Duffy King Band, West Bloomfield

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