When it comes to this Michigan affair, traditional elegance is the name of the game. Think all-white blooms, a tented reception and chandeliers plus sparkle everywhere you look. It’s the kind of day that’ll make any classics lover go weak at the knees and Laurie Bailey captured each and every bit. Click here for more, plus Epic Motion’s beautiful film below!
From Laurie Bailey… Meredith and Oren were introduced three years ago, by close friends and family. Despite nearly 3,000 miles of distance between them (Meredith was based in LA; Oren was in NY), Meredith and Oren soon realized they shared not only a handful of close people in their lives, but they had so much more in common. Soon after they began talking, Oren pulled at Meredith’s heart strings when instead of sending a typical gift such as flowers, Oren sent a gift basket to Meredith’s family’s two Portuguese Water Dogs. He knew the way to her heart. A month after their phone conversations began, Meredith and Oren finally met in LA, and have been inseparable ever since. Meredith moved to NY a year later, and an engagement shortly followed.
It only seemed fitting for two people who were introduced by friends and family to celebrate their wedding at home in an intimate outdoor wedding. The wedding took place at Meredith’s parent’s home, outdoors in the gardens.
Guests made their way from the cocktail hour held on a custom built clear floor above the pool through an archway of trees that led to the ceremony site. The ceremony was held under a traditional Jewish chuppah, a canopy which symbolizes the home the couple will build together. The chuppah was adorned with orchids, roses, and greenery and blended in with the natural surroundings. The reception was held at the other end of the garden under a tent with open sides, which allowed the beauty of the garden to be a part of the wedding.
From the ceiling, eclectic chandeliers created a warm light over tables decorated with antique silver vases and candelabras. Little touches of detail from the monogrammed napkin rings, to the silver rimmed glasses, to the imported French chargers brought together the space which was filled with neutral colored fabrics and flowers, and most importantly lots of love. Songs played by Party on the Moon filled the air and Oren’s special performance on the drums capped off a magical night.
Photography: Laurie Bailey Photography | Videographer: Epic Motion | Flowers: Gerych's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Townsend bakery | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Catering: Palate Pleasers | Makeup:: Ruby's Balm | Hair: Todd's Room | Band: Party On The Moon | Groomsmen Ties: Ralph Lauren | Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren | Cocktail Ring: Buccellati | Father of the Bride: Z by Zegna | Flower Girls: J.Crew | Groom Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue | Mother of the bride:: Carolina Herrera | Mother of the groom and Father of the Groom:: Armani | Party Planner: Dee Dee Hoffman Party Design | Wedding Bands & Bride's earrings: Manfredi Jewels