Real Weddings: Courtni & Shane’s Sparkling Sweet Michigan Wedding

by jaime on June 6, 2012

From the Bride: Shane and I got married 2 days after my 30th birthday and a couple days before his 31st birthday! It was our special treat to one another to get married around our birthdays. We got married on March 31st, 2012 at 6:00pm and we each wrote our own special vows (Shane’s put the crowd to tears!) 😉 Our theme was “I love you to the moon!”

The ceremony was held at Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston, MI (where I grew up and I used to work as a younger girl 16-18 years old.) The reception was held at the Pine Knob Carriage House in Clarkston, Michigan. I made all of our handmade invitations, menus and programs! I own Charm, a custom invitation and design company.

We had white roses on all of the 200 ceremony chairs in honor of my Grandpa, Sherman Hansen (who was very special and ironically his favorite movie was “SHANE” an old western!), and to symbolize purity, marriage and honor! Two young girls played piano and violin for our ceremony and a bag piper performed at the entrance of our ceremony since Shane is Irish.


Our Aunt, Jennifer Kirschner, married us with a very personal, sweet and magical ceremony! My dress was all lace and made by Robert Bullock from Bridal Couture in Birmingham, MI. My shoes were covered in gems! All the bridesmaids (and myself) each had a different brooch in their flowers, (my mom and I went antiquing for them) and sparkling earrings and bracelets. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with champagne colored ties and Shane wore a ranunculus flower (one of my favs.)

My Mom was my Matron of Honor and my Maid of Honor was Beth Armstrong (who has been my friend since 6th grade). My dad walked me down the isle and did a special freestyle dance with me at the reception!

Our flowers were all white- tulips, hydrangeas, garden roses, ranunculus, dusty miller and roses.

We did not have a cake at the wedding, we had cookies, brownies and ice cream (our favorite dessert), moon pops (chocolate covered Oreos) and Cold Stone Creamery. All the table names were named after ice cream flavors and we had moon shaped place cards and table name cards.

We took our honeymoon to Bora Bora which was simply magical-we swam with sharks, stingrays and they surprised us with a private ISLAND estate where Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman honeymooned! No kidding – it was like winning the honeymoon lottery!

How can we not be envious of such a beautiful wedding… and a fantastic honeymoon? Thank you so much for sharing, Courtni!


Liz Wickersham (Courtni AKA: Bean's Mom) June 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

I love your website and article Jamie! My new son, Shane, is absolutely the best and his marriage to my favorite daughter ( my only daughter, Ha!) is a blessing to us all. And of course, Courtni was the most “Charming”, stunning and happy bride I have laid eyes on! Her creative and unique style she has in designing invitations, greeting cards, business cards/logos, event planning and much more are like no other.
Thank you for sharing this endearing celebration with others!

Courtni Denton June 6, 2012 at 11:36 am

This is amazing!! So very much in love! Thank you!

Liz Wickersham (Courtni AKA: Bean's Mom) June 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

I love you website and the article on Courtni and Shane”s wedding! My new son is the best and the marriage to my most favorite daughter in the world ( my only Daughter, ha!) is a blessing to us all! And of course, Courtni was the most “charmimg”, stunning, beautiful bride I have laid eyes on! Her creative and unique style she brings to her company Charm is like no other. Everything she creates is handmade and desigend with talent, experience and heart. She can create anything, from a varity of invitations, greeting cards, announcments, business cards/logos, to Event Planning. She is a Gem!!

Pine Knob Mansion & Carriage House June 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Your wedding was stunning and I was able to take some photo’s of it. Although, I will have to say photo’s don’t do it justice. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. And hope to stay in touch. Sincerely Pine Knob (Lisa) (you can see her photo’s on our facebook at Pineknobmansion Carriagehouse Andgolfcouse)

cyndee meeker October 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I am interested in contacting Courtney for bridal invitations and cannot find her business named Charm. Please advise as to how I can contact her. I live in Rochester Hills and saw her bridal photo in the local paper. Can call at 248 651 9391, or email me at [email protected]. Thankyou in advance

Lindsey January 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Where did you find these chaircovers?

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