Our wedding DJ, Photography and Videography services at Mike Staff Productions take us to some pretty incredible wedding venues across the state of Michigan and we have to work closely with these venues to make sure wedding days go off without a hitch.
- Where will the wedding DJ set up?
- Do they have access to enough power outlets?
- Where will the 2nd DJ setup go for cocktail hour?
- Where should the photographer / videographer be for the grand entrance?
- What time will dinner be served?
- Where can I find the owner in case of an emergency?
And the list goes on. Knowing the lay of the land makes our jobs that much easier. Because of our tight-knit relationship with venues, we truly get a front row seat to witness what makes venues unique and how their staff works with couples. So, we want to share all of that knowledge with you while you’re on your wedding planning journey.
Maybe you’re still stumped as to where you want to get married. Maybe you want to know more a specific venue, but don’t have the time to take a tour yourself. Maybe you’d like to see what a wedding looks like a specific venue before you book.
Consider it done. Let our photos and video do the talking for you! You never know, maybe you’ll find the perfect fit! This week, we’re going behind the scenes at Laurel Manor in Livonia.
Laurel Manor: Meet the Team
Laurel Manor: Italian Roots
This wedding venue has some serious Italian history. In 1958, John Del Signore left his hometown in Fonte d’Amore, Italy, to join other Del Signore men working in Venezuela’s construction industry. There, the men worked hard but ate well as they each took turns cooking old family favorites from home. After almost ten years, John decided to leave Venezuela to embark on a future in the United States, but not before first returning to Fonte d’Amore to marry Lina.
In 1964, John and Lina opened DiGiovanni’s Pizzeria in Livonia, and later the Italian Hut. This was eventually replaced by Fonte d’Amore restaurant, a long-standing Del Signore landmark featuring home-cooked Italian food that had drawn rave reviews by restaurant-goers from all over the metropolitan Detroit area for more than 25 years
Encouraged by their loyal restaurant patrons, in 1989, the Del Signore’s opened Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center. This popular wedding & reception location continues to be the measure of excellence by which other metro Detroit reception sites strive to compete. Weddings and social events became the heart of the family’s success. From the beginning, serving customers has been a family affair. John and Lina’s children and grandchildren have all taken part in working in the family business.
They believe that the main reason for Laurel Manor’s continued success is the family’s emphasis on quality, home-cooked food and the pride they take in every dish that is served.
A Look at Laurel Manor through Photography
Ready to bring your wedding to life? Mike Staff Productions is here to help with any of your wedding planning questions! Feel free to give us a call (877.689.0777) or drop us a line at email@example.com.