Real wedding: Samantha + Roger

bride & groom

If you’re looking for some rad Detroit wedding inspiration, then look no further than these 2!  They took on a lot of the DIY aspects of their wedding, right down to the vases!

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From the bride:

Roger and I are both designers. We spent our entire engagement carefully choosing everything- I mean everything- for our celebration! We tag-teamed designing the website, save the dates, coasters and menus, as well as letterpressing our invitations. Our biggest labor of love was our handmade concrete vases used as centerpieces- they transformed from decor to party favors when our guests took them home at the end of the night. We went with a simple and modern but fun feeling for our decor and chose all local vendors with small businesses from the Detroit area. The ceremony took place at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the reception was at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. We offered BBQ and a doughnut bar for guests, along with a signature cocktail appropriately named the Motown Mule. Old school hip hop and electronic dance grooves were provided by the female DJ duo Nothing Elegant. Our photos were taken at the preview of the internationally recognized Flower House art installation by the amazing humanitarian photographer Caryn Werner and wedding party transportation was provided by the ever-so-fun Detroit Bus Company!

Photography: Caryn Noel
Catering: Slows BarBQ
Flowers: Made Floral
DJ: Nothing Elegant
Donuts: The Gem Bakery
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
Wedding party transportation: The Detroit Bus
Bar & cocktails: Cafe 78 Detroit
Reception venue: MOCA Detroit

[images from Caryn Noel]

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Real wedding: Anna + Chris

white bouquet

I love how fresh and bright this wedding is!  Perfect for some spring/summer inspiration!

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VENDORS

Dress- Oleg Cassini
Suit- Hugo Boss
Rings- Tiffany & Co.
Anna shoes- Badgley Mischka and Converse
Ceremony/ cocktail hour music- The Bailsmen
Evening DJ- DJ Jon Blak at Scratch DJs
Macaroon tower- Dana’s Bakery
Flowers- Rosehip Social
Catering- MyMoon (venue)
Ice luge- Ice Sculpture Pro
Table art and invites-Bobby Hill NYC

[images from Jacquelyne Pierson]

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Real Brooklyn wedding: Nora + Clay

bold red bouquet

I sometimes think I have a sixth sense when it comes to picking out weddings of architects….maybe its because I’m married to one?  They’re always my favorite when it comes to stylish detailing, and Nora & Clay’s may be my ultimate fav!  I just can’t get over that lush bouquet!!

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From the bride:

Clay and I met in architecture school, so we naturally leaned toward DIY when it came to planning our wedding. We were excited to put together a fun weekend to share our beloved Brooklyn with our family and friends. The various activities and events took us through some of favorite BK spots, including Frankies, Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Smack Mellon, where we capped the weekend celebration.We designed all of the graphics and paper goods and planned out the space design over some late-night studio work sessions at home. It was a true collaborative design project to put all the pieces together!On the day of, we had a talented crew of friends and family who helped make all our design planning a reality. The team at Emily Thompson Flowers worked with us to create the most stunning personal flowers, in addition to supplying beautiful stems and pear branches which our friends cut and arranged. Our friends also took on setting up the outdoor Pebble Beach ceremony and the Smack Mellon reception to create spaces exactly as we envisioned! From filling each balloon, to tying the handmade table number tags, to setting up the candles, flowers, and totes…this was truly a labor of love.We were lucky enough to work with some truly incredible vendors who were all immensely kind, talented, and just all-around-wonderful people: Chef Rossi and The Raging Skillet helped us create a unique and delicious multi-ethnic menu to reflect our cultural backgrounds (Swedish, Korean, and Midwestern); Isabelle Selby captured the day beautifully; and DJ Rob Kelley with 74 Events created one of the best dance parties we have ever experienced! The best part of the whole weekend was bringing together our loved ones from all facets of our lives, seeing them meet one another and have a great time together celebrating and dancing the night away.

Photographer:  Isabelle Selby Photography//DJ: 74 Events//Fashion Designer: Brooklyn Tailors//Jewelry: Catbird//Floral Designer: Emily Thompson Flowers//Makeup & Hair Stylist: Jackie Schneider Beauty//Musicians: Katy Frame//Bakery: Momofuku Milk Bar//Dress Designer: Saja//Event Venue: Smack Mellon//Event Planner: The Handmade Event//Caterer: The Raging Skillet

[images from Isabelle Selby Photography]

Isabelle Selby is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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Real wedding: Britney + Lee

lush white bouquet

I think chic hotel weddings are just the best.  They’re intimate, have lots of style, and sometimes, even have a special celebrity guest…see if you can spot him!

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From the photographer:

Lee is a successful booking agent for AM Only representing American musicians. He discovered the very popular DJ Skrillex and made “Billboard’s 40 under 40″ last year. Britney is a fun loving girl who works in PR.  These Williamsburg Brooklyn residents got ready at the modern and glamorous Gansevoort Hotel on Park Avenue where they took portraits on the roof around the pool with a 1940s pinup tile mosaic.  Britney and Lee then cabbed it over to the Manhattan Penthouse where they had and intimate ceremony followed by a fun reception with views of the Manhattan skyline.

VENDORS

Photographer: Khaki Bedford
Second Shooter: Sarina
Getting Ready Venue: Gansevoort Park
Ceremony Venue: Manhattan Penthouse
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Miu Miu
Bridesmaids Dresses, Groom and Groomsmens’ Suits: J.Crew
Rings: catbird and Greenwich Jewelers
Bride’s Clutch: Edie Parker
Hair: DreamDry
Make-up: Daniel Alvarez
Officiant: Marry Us Caroline
Band: Around Town Entertainment
Menus and print materials: Corie Verron
Flowers: Sprout Home
Cake: Empire Cake
Favors: Corie Verron

[images from Khaki Bedford]

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