Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Emily and Max's Modern Black and White Wedding at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography

Emily and Max were married in the stunning Rivera Court surrounded by their friends and family and officiated by one of their best friend's from law school, where the couple met.   The bride and groom wanted to let the beautiful room featuring a floor to ceiling mural by Diego Rivera, speak for itself and kept the decorations simple opting for white chairs with white planters full of white hydrangeas, one of the bride’s favorite flowers.  The couple stood beneath a white Chuppa adorned with white laser cut suede made by a local artist in Brooklyn.  One of my favorite moments of the day was when both bride and groom stomped on glasses at the end of the ceremony, following in the tradition that the bride's mother started 33 years ago when she stomped on a glass at her own wedding.  Emily and Max wanted something a little unique and different than the thousands of pinterest boards they'd seen so opted out of the tradtional wedding party and instead invited their closest friends to get ready with them and spend the morning together, but only the couple’s siblings were in the official wedding party. As a former ballet dancer, Emily was drawn to a modern ballet aesthetic, but also wanted architectural elements to her dress that had a 50’s and 60’s feel to it, which she also carried through into her inspiration for her hair and makeup look.  Later in the evening she changed into a short white lace dress for dancing and added her veil, which she had forgot to put on for the ceremony.  The reception was held in the Great Hall, which is a large white marble room, with a beautifully intricate ceiling and is flanked on either side my suits of armor.  Like the ceremony space, the couple wanted to work with the room to compliment the art so chose all white floral arrangements in varying sizes with all white linens and ghost chairs.   The place cards featured black paint splatters that echoed back to their Save-The-Date, which used a splatter-paint lined envelope.   The couple danced their first dance to a cover of Baby I’m Yours by the Arctic Monkeys and walked down the aisle to a cover of Baby Now That I Found You by Alison Krauss, both of which were Motown songs to pay homage to Detroit, but chose covers with a modern spin.   The first dance was followed by a traditional horah where the bride and groom were lifted into the air on chairs. Guests danced the night away as the band sang Motown songs.  The museum galleries off of the Great Hall remained open for the guests to stroll through during the reception and guests also enjoyed a photo booth with white heart shaped glasses that the bride chose to use in the booth instead of props, keeping with the white mod aesthetic of the evening. Many guests and the bride wore their heart shaped shades on the dance floor late into the evening.  See more from this gorgeous wedding in the Winter 2016 Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and online.

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Florist: Parsonage Events
Cake: Holiday Market
Band: Chateau
Bride’s Dress and Veil: Amsale
Bride’s Shoes: Valentino
Bride's Jacket: Alexander Wang
Bride’s Jewelry: Rent the Runway
Bride's second dress: Shoshanna
Groom’s Tux: Theory
Groom's Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers
Groom's Shoes: Ferragamo
Groom's Bowtie: Tom Ford
Groom's Shirt and Cuff Links: ManuelRacim
Groom's Watch: Shinola
Silk Boutonnieres: Saks Fifth Avenue
Groomsmen Suits: Hugo Boss and Black Tux
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: DVF and Reformation
Invitations: Regas
Table Numbers and Cake Topper: Gauge NYC on Etsy
Hair: Emile Salon
Makeup: Hanan
Ring Box: Mrs. Box
Chuppa: Chuppah Studio
Rentals: Special Events Rentals
Venue: Detroit Institute of the Arts

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