How exciting to see our own Michelle’s wedding in the limelight! Michelle married her love, Collin Pierson, this past January 6th in Palm Beach, Florida; check out all of the details as Inside Weddings features their special day!
“As wedding professionals based in Chicago, planner Michelle Durpetti and photographer Collin Pierson were destined to eventually meet. She contacted him via email for headshots of her team, and when the shoot was complete, he asked her out to lunch. “Honestly, I don’t know that either of us were really looking for anything serious at the time that we met, but we clicked on a myriad of subjects and had very similar values,” the bride muses. Thinking they were going to dinner to celebrate Collin’s birthday, Michelle was stunned when he popped the question. “He had our favorite table with beautiful red roses and when we sat down, we ordered cocktails and he very sweetly proposed,” she remembers.
Despite their expertise in the wedding business, the pair decided to hire a team of professionals to ease the stress of the planning process. “Even though I am a wedding planner myself, the task of planning my own wedding was daunting to me. Collin and I wanted to enjoy the process and not have it feel like work, so for us, hiring a planner was really the way to go,” she confides of her decision to hire Marina Birch of Birch Design Studio. Their dear friend officiated their church ceremony, which included personalized prayers for late family members. “I wrote our prayers of the faithful, which allowed both Collin and I to make sure we included loved ones that were no longer with us,” she shares. The newlyweds processed out of the church to the sounds of a gospel choir let by singers Becca Kaufman and Tina Jenkins Crawley. “It will forever be a highlight to hear Tina’s beautiful voice and to have the entire church delighted and moved by the surprise of a gospel choir popping up,” Michelle remembers.” …continue reading on InsideWeddings, click here!