Pictures by First Comes Love Photography
Some spring garden weddings stand out to us because every little detail of the event is carefully crafted. From the bamboo chairs to the perfectly frayed ribbon on the bride’s bouquet, Jean and Jeremy had just such a wedding at the Conservatory on a beautiful Michigan day this past spring. We worked with the couple and Alison from VLD Events in Ann Arbor to create their vision – and it was one to remember. It started with their stationery suite that was custom designed and painted by watercolorist Rosaura Unangst of Pigment and Parchment in Northern California. Each element (invitation, place card, menu and sign) was truly a piece of art. The lush greenery of our unique garden space was enhanced with flowing panels of gauzy fabric, hanging Italian lights and glowing tapers. The floral design was expansive from the giant, greenery chandeliers hanging above the reception space and dance floor to the delicate wreath around their sweet pup’s neck and flowers in the bride’s hair. The floral was natural and garden-inspired with gorgeous textures and colors. We used lots of garden roses, ranunculus, peonies, anemone, seeded eucalyptus and ruscus to create the arrangements that spilled out of golden urns. After a wonderful meal that included lobster aranci, fennel-cured scallops, our signature filet and roasted cod, the couple treated their guests to “Vodsicles” – frozen vodka and raspberry lemonade popsicles dotted with edible orchids – and a decadent sweets table. Delicious and gorgeous! The guests danced the night away and went home with a special package containing a nod to the bride and groom’s distinct heritages, Traverse City cherry cookies and good luck tea from China. We loved working with Jean and Jeremy and hope you enjoy their gallery shot by Alison Bank of First Comes Love Photography. She captured each special moment so perfectly.