Michigan Wedding: Tiffany’s with a Twist

I went to an amazing wedding for my cousin, Corey Smigels (now Corey Mitchell), last weekend. It brought back all of the memories of planning my wedding and I could tell some serious planning went into Corey’s special day. The fete was impressive.

The gorgeous bride right before her walk down the aisle!

The gorgeous bride right before her walk down the aisle!

Yes, the reception, with its Robin’s egg-colored linens and silk chair covers looked like it could easily preen for a magazine like Grace Ormande. Here are a couple things that stood out for me:

Tiffany’s with a Twist:

We’ve all seen the Tiffany’s theme, but she twisted it by incorporating Peacock feathers, therefore bringing in golds, greens and different shades of blue.

For instance, she had Tiffany blue table clothes, but gold chargers with white plates and pearl blue menu cards tied with gold ribbons.

Table Settings

The table arrangements (toggled between leaf-wrapped cubes and tall cylinder vases filled with blue and green hydrangea, neon yellow roses, belles of Ireland and Peacock feathers) tied all of the colors together.

Centerpieces with peacock feather

Place cards

Loved. They were hand-calligraphied with teeny peacock feathers glued to each one. The placecard pick-up table was dotted with her parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents’ framed wedding photos.

Place cards with peacock feather

Photo Booth

Instead of signing the guest book, couples took four photos in the photo booth. Guests kept a copy and the other copy was glued into a photo book where we then signed our good wishes underneath the pics.

She did a choreographed dance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”

"Single Ladies"

No joke. She even had two backup dancers on either side that dressed the same.

iPod mix

She had a good dj, but during dinner the music compilation was all bride picked. The songs were laid back picks that had special meaning to Danny and Corey.

“Best Woman” and “Man of Honor”

Corey and Danny decided not to have bridesmaids and groomsmen. Instead, Danny’s sister was his “Best Woman” and her brother, Jeff, was her “Man of Honor.”

When you go to weddings do you notice the details? Lord knows the bride does!!!  As always, keep counting. Xo Chelsea Charles Gossett


  1. Michelle Charles says

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful wedding with us. Wonderful job of noticing all the details. I am sure the bride is thrilled to read this.

  2. Cindy Smigels says

    Chels, That was a beautiful tribute to a wedding that took forever to plan. Thanks again for capturing every little detail as she worked so hard to plan her once in a lifetime storybook day. She will love this article.

  3. Corey Mitchell says

    Chels what an amazing article!!! You remembered every detail!!! It was an amazing day but I could not have done it without the help of amazing friends and family like you and my mom, of course Danny, and the amazing Ana from TwoFoot Creative. Thanks for the great post and for being such a great cousin. Love you!!


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