You can’t deny it: this wedding is seriously stunning. It’s the epitome of ballroom elegance with some of the prettiest details you will ever see. But beyond all of the amazingness (and it IS amazing) is a story of two middle school sweethearts who went from “going out” to tying the knot in the wedding of their dreams. See every gorgeous moment captured by Coastline-Studios by pressing play.
From Coastline-Studios… Tanya and Paul had one of the most stunning weddings we’ve ever seen with sequin, textured tablecloths, crystals and linens draped from the ceiling, candlelight, chandeliers, and some the most lush, white and blush flowers on every table… I have to say the girls on our team all got weak at the knees, it was just so beautiful. With help from Beautiful Day Planning, Tanya and Paul had the wedding they had been waiting over 12 years to celebrate (together since middle school, how adorable is that?).
From the Bride… Well, we have been together for a solid 12 years, and have never broken up! We are high school sweethearts and even date back to middle school. Paulie was a grade older and had told one of our mutual friends he thought my twin sister and I were cute, and wanted to be introduced to me. We “went out” for a few years on and off in middle school until I got into high school and then we decided to make it “official” and the rest is history. We went to middle school, high school, away to Western together, he moved to Cincinnati for two years and we did the whole long distance thing. As the saying goes “Distance makes the heart grow fonder!” I always new Paulie was the one… it sounds so cliche, but it’s true! I knew that some way, some how, when the time was right, we were going to make it work and go for the long hall. 12 years later, we are married!
Photography: Blaine Sessier | Floral Design: Elegante Productions | Wedding Gown: Roma Sposa | Reception Venue: Townsend Hotel | Shoes: Louis Vuitton | DJ: Rock Out Entertainment | Tux: Jos A Banks | Bar, DJ Booth And Stemware Rental: Special Events Rental | Church: The Cathedral Of The Most Blessed Sacrament | Dance Floor Overlay: Colonial Events | Film: Coastline-Studios | Hair & Make-Up: Hair By Erika Cortez | Wedding Day Coordinator: Beautiful Day Planning
When people get creative while picking out a wedding venue, the result can be insanely cool. Think industrial with a side of vintage. Now throw in the Ford Model-T Plant, planning by Viva La Diva Events plus imagery by Jeffrey Lewis Bennett and this Detroit wedding is what you get. See even more right here.
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Heléne & Alex met in New York City but recently started a new adventure together in Detroit, MI. They got ready at the Inn on Ferry Street before their wedding. A ceremony was held on Wayne State’s campus inside the Mcgregor Center which was designed by world famous architect Minoru Yamasaki. That evening a reception was held at the historic Ford Model-T plant on Piquette St. It was a pleasure working with the team from Viva La Diva Events on this wedding.
Photography: Jeffrey Lewis Bennett | Floral Design: The Parsonage | Ceremony Venue: McGregor Center | Reception Venue: Ford Piquette Plant | Catering: 2 Unigue | Lighting: Colonial Events | DJ: Snapfuze - DJ C4 | Chairs: Andrew's Party Rental | Getting Ready: The Inn On Ferry Street | Planning & Coordination: Viva La Diva Events | Transportation: Detroit Bus Co
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Once upon a time, this was my dream wedding. Modern yet romantic, black, white and gold. Waterfront in downtown Detroit. A stunning, all white floral design from PassionFlower. And then I started my job at SMP. And I ran into so many pretty weddings (vintage, destination, glam, elopements) day after day, that my dream wedding changed hourly. But thanks to Turquoise & Palm Photography, my first true love has been brought back into the picture, and I realize now I was a fool to leave my first love behind. You’ll see why it’s so stinking special in the full gallery, right here!
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From the photographer… The couple, Chanae and George were married last summer on the waterfront in Detroit. They wanted a very elegant and modern feel to their wedding day and chose a beautiful color pallet of black, white, and gold. Chanae’s gorgeous Lazaro dress and Valentino shoes perfectly captured the feel of their day. There were tons of glamorous details including lots of white florals, gold place settings and silverware, and of course gold couches in their custom lounge area. The late night snacks and personalized wedding favors of individual bottles of Moet & Chandon for each guest really ended the night on a high note!
Photography: Turquoise & Palm Photography | Hair: Shana Williams Hair | Makeup: Angel Speights | Cake: Iversen Bakery | Calligraphy: Molly Jacques Illustration | Dress: Lazaro | Dress Shop: Birmingham Bridal Couture | Event Design & Planning: Dooby Design | Entertainment: Rodney Page Entertainment | Flowers: PassionFlower | Paper Flower Wall: Dooby Design | Invitations: Dooby Design | Linens: Linen Hero | Rentals: Special Events Rentals | Shoes: Valentino | Venue: The Rattlesnake Club | Videographer: Nick Jones
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