It’s been a long 15 months waiting to share this special celebration.
See, Jasmine and Tyler were married in June of 2015 and it feels like a lifetime ago. This really beautiful, intimate backyard soiree was filled with some of my favorite details ever of all the weddings I’ve orchestrated in my almost 7 years of business; I think you’ll see why after you soak up all the photos here in this post. With Jas and Tyler’s sweet six month old daughter Eliana and their family and friends by their side all day, the two became husband and wife in the groom’s childhood home backyard. It was supposed to rain buckets all day long but instead we were blessed with a beautiful Michigan summer day and ended with a surprise fireworks show courtesy of the groom and his friends. Things always have a funny way of working themselves out right?
Jas and Ty, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your celebration and trusting us in the planning process. Jasmine you are gracious, sweet and lovely and these photos certainly help tell that story. I would also like to thank BRIDES magazine for featuring this wedding in their national fall 2016 issue. There is an incredible group of vendors that helped make this wedding possible and they’re credited at the bottom of this post.
And Lea from Vienna Glenn! Your photography is one of a kind. I loved working with you that weekend and look forward to our next endeavor together. Teamwork makes the dream work and you’re the kind of team I love being a part of. Enjoy some of my favorite images from one magical Saturday in June in Lowell, Michigan.
The entire wedding took place in the groom’s mom’s backyard. We called it the secret garden throughout the planning process because the groom’s mom has a really beautiful garden area uniquely shaped like a giant figure 8. We based the entire ceremony and reception floorplan around this unique footprint with the perimeter of the gardens enclosing the celebration. The yellow dollhouse was the backdrop for the ceremony while that area later became a space for Adrian to play music from during the dancing portion of the evening. Keeping things personal to the couple was so important and having this space helped bring that to life.
Also, this photo! It will remain as one of my favorites ever. Lea, this is everything!
Jasmine’s bouquet was one of my favorites I’ve ever made. The texture and colors were so delicious! I used foraged peonies from the secret garden, a few from my own garden, garden roses, sweetheart roses, sweet peas, foraged fern, and of course jasmine vine as a nod to the bride’s name. The couple’s daughter’s middle name is ‘Rose’ so we made sure to incorporate as many roses and rose petals as possible. A handkerchief belonging to the bride’s grandmother finished off the handle of the bouquet along with long streamers of silk and velvet.
The two tall vintage hutches we used to display the desserts on were old pieces stored in the property’s barn. When Tyler’s mom showed them to me a year prior to the wedding and I asked her if she would paint the formerly bright turquoise insides into a soft blush pink for the wedding, she happily obliged! These hutches were one of my favorite details as they not only looked beautiful but included sentimental value to the couple and of course, the groom’s kind mom. The desserts included delicious cakes and pops from The Cakabakery.
It looks pretty magical right? It truly was.
Congratulations again Jas and Tyler. We love you!
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Planning, design and floral: Hey Gorgeous Events / Photography: Vienna Glenn Photography / Rentals and linens: The Rental Company / Catering: The Farmhouse Deli / Make up: Alexandra Nicole Make Up / Entertainment: Adrian Butler / Ceremony gown: Hayley Paige / Reception gown: Katie May via The Gown Shop Ann Arbor / Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s accessories: Samantha Wills / Stationery: Smitten on Paper / Cake and desserts: The Cakabakery / Location: Private residence