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Winter/Spring 2019

Madly in Love

Ann Arbor’s charmingly quirky Graduate Hotel sets the scene for a modern take on vintage-inspired looks for the entire wedding party

From left: Emporio Armani tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, and velvet tie… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2019

Take Me Away

When it comes to planning a honeymoon, the world is your oyster. Here, Detroit-based travel blogger Klaudia Jakubiak shares her picks for an unforgettable adventure

“Here comes the bride” comes with much planning, effort and time to perfect the special day, so it’s no wonder that a honeymoon is much deserved as a newlywed couple. Whether you’re looking to relax in your own backyard, explore another part… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2019

Creative Minds

A team of wedding industry boss ladies turn dreams into reality with an artistic collaboration at the historic Detroit Packard Plant

It all started when Kymberly Andren, owner of Motor City Vintage Rentals, bought her first 1949 Packard in 2011. She dreamed of bringing it back to the Packard Plant on East Grand Boulevard where it was built. The historicAlbert Kahn-designed building was abandoned… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2019

On a Roll

After a courthouse ceremony, an out-of-the-box couple skates into their future with a groovy celebration

Diana Mankowski and Matt Venderby took a step outside the box — or rather, a step into the rink — when they were wed at the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor in April. They discussed marriage throughout their long-term relationship, and two years ago, Diana said that once she found the… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2018

En L’air

The season’s must-have gowns are a breath of fresh air

Justin Alexander gown, $1,500, and cape, $850, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com. Tapper’s diamond engagement ring, $29,497, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Orchard Mall, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700; tappers.com… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2018

Lofty Love

At a romantic hilltop cocktail bar in Paris in April 2017, Kevin Stover asked Marina Pia Goldi to marry him. Following their European proposal, the duo linked up with Detroit Cultivated to plan their June 8 wedding at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter. Along with booking day-of staples, Goldi’s knack for navigating… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2018

Detroit Proper

From the Opera House to Eastern Market, a Detroit Red Wing and his bride celebrate their day in the city where they found love

Atop the Detroit Opera House, under a bright summer sun last July, Detroit Red Wing Justin Abdelkader and his wife, Julie, said “I do” and were wed in front of 250 of their family and friends in the city where they found love… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2018

Wall Flowers

Dress your bridesmaids in gowns as gorgeous as the blooms they carry on their walk down the aisle

Left to right: Haley Paige dress, $230, at Bridal Couture, Birmingham; 248-645-0500; bridalcouturemi.com. Belsoie dress, $198, at Studio Bridesmaid, Rochester; 248-792- 6126; studiobridesmaid.com. Style Me Pretty for Weddington Way “Everly” dress, $195, at weddingtonway.com… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2018

Elements of Surprise

Wow your guests with cakes inspired by the wonders of the natural world

Rich and luminous, silver adds timeless elegance to a sleek, modern wedding cake. Often associated with the moon, hope, unconditional love, and purity, silver brings a slice of heaven to earth on your wedding day… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2018

Into the Woods

Bring an otherworldly magic to your wedding day with the season’s romantic, ethereal gowns

Muse by Berta “Adel” gown, $7,250, at L’Amour Bridal, Farmington Hills; 248-308-2733; lamourbridalmi.com. Bel Aire Bridal headband, $255, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com. Sara Gabriel “Emily” bracelet, $157, at The Gown Shop, Ann Arbor; 734-834- 4696; thegownshop.com… Read More >>

Winter/Spring 2018

Pas des Deux

A hometown prima ballerina marries the Danish stagehand who swept her off her feet

Holly Dorger-Larsen of Bloomfield Hills and Brian Larsen of Copenhagen, Denmark said “I do” in an intimate wedding ceremony on July 2 in the backyard of her parents’ Bloomfield Hills home. The two exchanged vows under a giant oak tree, framed by an arch of vibrant flowers. The ceremony was followed with drinks, a rather unique… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2017

Poetry in Motion

Diaphanous veils and sparkling headpieces bring the romance of classical ballet to your wedding day

Ariel Jennifer Taub “Duet” veil, $360, at Crowning Glory Bridal Accessories, Rochester; 586-242-4433; crowningglorybridal.com. Modern Trusseau “Madden” bodice, $1,800, at The Gown Shop, Ann Arbor; 734-834-4696; thegownshop.com… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2017

Arts + Crafts

Raise a glass — and show off your engagement ring — with the season’s most swoon-worthy manicures

Whether hosting an engagement party or mingling during your nuptial cocktail hour, welcome your guests with a mouthwatering signature beverage from a few of our favorite watering holes… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2017

True North

For your wedding day, choose a gown worthy of the extraordinary beauty of northern Michigan

Inbal Dror gown, $8,690, and Jardin Jewelry earrings, $370, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com… Read More >>

Summer/Fall 2017

Made in Detroit

Two paths cross again after 50 years, culminating in a Motor City wedding filled with love

Tony Misuraca and Patrick Brewis married on Sept. 9, 2016 and started another chapter in their story together — a story that began more than 50 years ago at the former Outer Drive Hospital (now Vibra Hospital of Southeast Michigan) in Lincoln Park… Read More >>