“Our clients wanted to create a fresh, crisp, elegant, lush, over the top, wow wedding,” reports David C. McKnight, owner/founder of Emerald City Designs in Farmington Hills. 

“This springtime project was a formal, black-tie event. They only wanted to use neutral colors, white, ivory, green, gold and black,” he says. The results were stunning.

Emerald City Designs, the Best Event Planner/Event Planning Company in the Michigan Meeting + Events’ Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards, coordinated the wedding planning, floral, décor and stationary.

McKnight acknowledges that events like this take extensive planning and attention to details, especially when working with so many different vendors. Helping the Emerald City team for this special day were:

CEREMONY: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
RECEPTION: The Henry Hotel
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Blush Salon
STRINGS: Sean O’Connell
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jess & Nate Studios
VIDEOGRAPHER: Mike Staff Productions
GREEK BAND: The Levendes
CAKE: Love & Buttercream
TRANSPORTATION: All Star Chauffeured Services 

Treetops GM appreciates the hospitality industry’s alwaysinteresting challenges.


It was a night to shine at The Reserve in Birmingham as honorees and guests from around the state gathered for the 2018 Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards. The program recognized the best in the industry and highlighted the previous year of events.


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