We wanted the wedding to feel more like an intimate dinner party for our guests and for each one of our guests to know how much we appreciated them being there. Celebrating with family and friends was the cornerstone of our day as well as staying true to our individual styles, so it was very important to us that the guest list was small and that the venue was private. As we searched wedding venues, we couldn’t help but feel like they all started to look the same and knowing that most of our guests would be coming from out of town we also wanted the celebration to feel very iconic of the city Detroit. The DIA met the vision. The marble flooring and intricate murals created the most perfect foundation for our unique vision. In addition to having one of the most amazing art collections in the world, we loved that the museum exhibited all the French architecture that inspired the design of the city. The venue dictated the style of the day – modern yet timeless. The dress, the invitations, the photographer and the décor for the day all flowed from there. In many ways, it was a challenge to find simple, elegant and modern elements that highlighted how timeless we wanted the day to feel. To put our own personal touch, and as a gesture of appreciation, we wrote each guest a handwritten letter individually describing how much we appreciated their friendship and support and had it waiting at their table setting.

WEDDING DESIGNER: Emerald City Designs // WEDDING COORDINATION: Simply Sweet Weddings // CEREMONY VENUE: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament // RECEPTION VENUE: Detroit Institute of Arts // WEDDING DRESS: Vera Wang // INVITATION DESIGNER: Emily Bailey // FLORIST: Emerald City Designs // CATERER: Detroit Institute of Arts //  WEDDING CAKE: Eric Voigt at Big Rock Restaurant // WEDDING DRESS: L’Atelier Couture Bridal // VEIL: L’Atelier Couture Bridal  // TRANSPORTATION: Allstar Transportation //  WEDDING RINGS: J.B. Hudson // HAIR: 6 Salon Royal Oak  // MAKEUP: Elizabeth’s Head to Toe Birmingham //  DJ: Wayne Kinney