BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELAYNE GROSS
COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY MILLER
t was a no-no in the dating world the way
Lindsey Jacobs met Brett Finsilver.
Lindsey and Brett's sisters exchanged
Lindsey's phone number without her
permission. Lindsey canceled the first few
dates with Brett, but when they finally met
she later told her mother, "He's a keeper."
Two and half years later, Brett, a builder at
Finsilver/Friedman in Southfield, was on his
knees proposing. But first he asked Lindsey's
father, Robert Jacobs of Bloomfield Hills, for
The couple married on June 14, 2002
before 320 guests at the Ritz-Carlton,
"The night was filled with so much love
you could feel it in the room," says Lindsey,
who now is pregnant with their first child due
on the first anniversary of their marriage.
To make the wedding of their dreams,
Lindsey and Brett were lucky to have a wed-
MOTHER-OF- THE-BRIDE: Leslie Jacobs,
of Leslie Jacobs Associates, Inc. in
Birmingham, chose these local professionals.
FLOWERS: The Henk Studio, Pontiac.
"A visual feast for the eyes."
PHOTOGRAPHY: Black and white photogra-
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ding planner in the family — Lindsey's moth-
er, Leslie Jacobs of Leslie Jacobs and
Associates, Inc. in Birmingham.
While the wedding was a big undertaking,
Lindsey says, she enjoyed the time she spent
planning it with her mother.
It can get stressful because you want every-
thing to be perfect, she admits. But she found
ways to reduce the tension: Be organized,
patient and remember that others are involved
because of their love for you.
"Keep a sense of humor," adds her mother,
who says she strived to make the wedding a
reflection of the bride and groom.
Bottom line, mother and daughter agree —
remember that the wedding is about sharing
your relationship with family and friends, the
people who love you.
For Lindsey, the wedding was the best day
of her life.
— Sharon Luckey man
phy, Elayne Gross, Oak Park; Color photogra-
phy, Gary Miller, Southfield.
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Vanessa Fox,
LINENS: Party Linens, Bloomfield Hills.
"My daughter flipped over a piece of embroi-
dery, and they matched it."
HAIR: Jon Leickfelt, Todd's Room,
WEDDING CAKE: Michelle Bommarito,
BRIDAL GOWN: Ivory strapless gown by
Ron Lovece, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York.
MAKEUP: Todd Skog, Todd's Room,
INVITATIONS: GiftPeople, Franklin
"We chose a traditional Crane's invitation."