Modern Detroit Wedding on Belle Isle
Modern Detroit Wedding on Belle Isle.
The Belle Isle Conservatory? I'd never been, or even heard of it, but I immediately pictured somewhere lush, leafy, and green -- a glass-paned walls, stone pathways winding around giant, exotic cacti and birds of paradise sort of place. The thing is, I wasn't wrong.
Kari and Kelly told me that they chose this spot because it felt true to their adventurous and outdoor-loving roots. A natural sanctuary amongst the grit of the city, Belle Isle offered a mix of textures: from spiny desert plants to the elegant glass dome of the conservatory, and just down the path an old timber-framed dining hall perched at the edge of a calm, willow-lined riverbank. At sunset, we piled into their little car and drove to the far end of the island (full dislcosure, it wasn't very far) and hiked up into a grassy wildflower field (my favorite) to catch that golden glow as the sun dipped down into Canada across the river.
Planner: Tammara Kane with Grand Jour Events
Desserts: Holiday Market
DJ: Nicole Myint
Hair/Make Up: Nicole Lynn
Catering: Slow's BBQ
Bride's Attire: Leanne Marshall
Groom's Attire: J Crew
Ring: Grandmother's engagement ring from the 1950s
Invitations: Printable Press
Officiant: Maria Ingall