Belle Isle Casino
1 Casino Way, Detroit, MI 48209
Oh man.. When Jesus and I first started talking about the wedding we were all over the place. We talked about destination weddings, barn weddings, small weddings, large weddings.. We really did not know where were would fall until we came here.
Detroit in general is a special place to us both. My parents were born and raised here, my grandfather teaching here, grandmother(s) working in multiple local Detroit locations. For Jesus he grew up here, born and raised.
One of my first trips here we spent a day at the Isle. Trips meaning one of the weekends I visited from Kalamazoo. I had never been to the isle ever so this was a first. We went kayaking ( who knew), rode in different rentals, and really just explored the busy isle. From then on it was a special spot for us. In the same year on the isle, Jesus and I ran a 5K together that completed his goal of running in 15 races in 2018. It was cold, it was rainy and I was sick, but honestly I still had fun. His mom was not very happy with me though, knowing I was sick and still going out. She made me this special tea and honestly it worked ( and she was definitely right)
As someone who is into architecture, the Casino is a dream.. Which is one of the reasons I am sure that I was drawn to it. The repetitive arches, the amazing windows, the two towers flanking ether side and the large outdoor spaces ( even though it will be a bit colder for us) are things I am drawn to. On the inside I appreciated the fixtures that were still original the columns and inset tile details, ceiling changes and focus areas that made this spot unique.
For Jesus, I think the idea of being married in Detroit was special enough, plus it being on the Isle, but I think he also really loved how open and large the space was inside. He loves room where people can gather together. The large windows were another element he appreciated along with the different layout options we could use.
The Casino has two floors. For us we plan on having ceremony on one level and reception on the other. The lower floor has all the open space I am talking about. Large windows are what really drew us in with plenty of natural light. Being at the end of October we hope that the isle holds on to a bit of color for us..Fingers Crossed.. We love the marble detail, the combination of green, golds, the deep woods and contrasting ivory walls.
With the Casino the challenge is that you do everything yourself. WHICH for me, I mean that is amazing. I do this for other people all the time how cook is that I get to do it for Jesus and I ? With that being said it means we have to hire the right people.
We have a good deal of details to work out prior to making any real layouts. The biggest of them all being our guest list. While we have the list completed its a matter of how many people we can fit where, and can we still have all the other elements on the same floor??
We both could not be happier with this location. After taking both moms, a handful of siblings and multiple trips ourselves, we are all SO EXCITED to celebrate our day here.
So these is where it begins...Ar sceal, nuestra historia, our story....
It's funny, my life has taken a lot of turns in the last few years...
I am guessing that is cliche to say but it is the truth.
This past year, if you have been following us on Instagram or even on here you know, Chevy and I made the move back to Detroit.
While this move was for many reasons, one of the biggest ones was because I truly saw a life with this amazing man. They call him Jesus..LOL Whenever I type it I always think people will read it like the big man up stairs Jesus because it is spelled the same way. While no offense to the one all knowing but no...the move was not for him.. It was for HAY ZOOs, as he broke down for me the first time we talked.
I debated about writing out our story at all because while I am pretty open and excited to share this amazing part of my life, I also do not want to over share something that is so special to me.
I get to help others write their love stories all the time, be a part of their big day, share in their joys and in their struggles throughout the process, and I think that....to an extent..I would love to share ours. Here is the kicker.. it's nothing fancy... It's just love.
So here we are.. less than a year till we say I do...This is Ar sceal, nuestra historia, our story....
Photo Cred: Focused Soul Photography