Dreams Can Come True

Letter from the Editor
Above: Dancer and model Dee Evasic. Embroidered veil, $499, and burst earrings, $45, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. Natalie leotard, $28, at discountdance.com. Tutu, model’s own.
Photo: Brad Ziegler

SOMETIMES A DAYDREAM takes hold of your heart and just won’t let go.

Take me, for example. Ever since I started working in the world of magazines, it has been a dream of mine to feature and combine two of my greatest loves: fashion and ballet. In this issue, that dream finally became a reality. With its otherworldly romance, ballet marries particularly well with bridal fashion, so we partnered with a beautiful, talented, and local dancer, Dee Evasic, to bring movement and grace to diaphanous veils and sparkling headpieces (page 58).

While this issue has certainly made one of my personal dreams come true, it will also help you plan the wedding of your dreams. From awe-inspiring floral creations, a custom invitation suite and delectable favors to perfect bow ties for the groom and sage advice on creating your registry, our reimagined and expanded Details section is a rich resource for planning your big day down to the last little, well, detail. The inspiration starts on page 33.

And while the little things are certainly important, is there any detail a bride has dreamed about more than the dress? For this issue, we journeyed to Traverse City to bring you a collection of gorgeous gowns worthy of Northern Michigan’s beauty. Whether your style is laid back bohemian or over-the-top glamorous, we’ve found the wedding gown of your dreams (page 76).

If there is one story in this issue that reminds us that dreams truly do come true, though, it’s the story of Patrick and Tony (page 88). Born in the same hospital, these two metro Detroiters crossed paths again after more than 50 years. The stars aligned to bring them together, and their wedding was a beautiful celebration of true love.

Isn’t that what we’re all dreaming of in the end?

Dream on,

Rebecca Voigt