Stephanie + Tyler’s Block Party Wedding

Our couple Stephanie + Tyler are so involved with their community in Ypsilanti, Michigan, that for their wedding, it just seem natural to have a block party celebration. Captured by Chelsea Brown Photography, this wedding started with the ceremony held at a local park. The guests walked from the park to the reception at a local restaurant, followed by a dance party held at a closed street in the middle of downtown Ypsilanti. This DIY wedding was so awesome, it just had to be share!

Stephanie made a lot of the jewelry (they were amazing!), decor, and floral. In fact, to save costs, she bought her flowers in bulk from Whole Foods and Costco.
It’s pretty evident that Stephanie + Tyler are loved by their community. This awesome wedding block party is unique, cool, and most of all, fun. I love how Stephanie allowed her creativity to flow by creating her jewelry and floral arrangements, and decor. And what’s more romantic than dancing in the middle of the street, with all the lights and eyes on you???

Congratulations to Stephanie + Tyler!!!!


Photographer: Chelsea Brown Photography//Wedding Date:08.24.2013//Restaurant:Bona Sera Cafe//Event Planner:Grand Jour Events//Dress Store:White Arbor Bridals//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Stevie + Dan’s Eclectic Vintage Wedding

You remember that feeling in high school you got when there were a couple of kids you knew you just wanted to be around?  They were just so cool and down to earth, you knew they’d be nice, yet you had know idea what to say or how to introduce yourself.   Well, I’m feeling a little wedding gawkward, because this is that kind of wedding.  It’s everything comfortable and crafty, vintage and cool, beautiful and friendly that you would want your wedding to be.  There is one bad thing I can say.  And that is, there aren’t nearly as many awesome images from Christina Heaston Photography as I would like to see.  This gallery is going to keep you wanting more.  More vintage goodness, more rockin’ party, and more pandas and monkeys.

Stevie and Dan own their own vintage and handmade shop- which can only mean one thing: uber creative wedding full of radtastic style comin’ at’cha!  From the altar made of vintage ladders and tulle and the succulent centerpieces crafted by Dan with vintage rulers, to the groomsmen’s ties and all the bunting created by Dan’s mom, this wedding was a DIY goody fest!  The months of collecting doilies and baby food jars paid of when you see the adorable favors with hand painted baby animals and baby’s breath, and I would have totally stolen the vintage suitcase card box which is just totally awesome!  And the panda and monkey head, well those are from ebay and Etsy, but you have to admit they are freakin’ great!

So while I’m still not sure I’m cool enough to hang out with this wedding, I’m going to take my chances.    Thank you Stevie and Dan for letting us hang out with you!  Congratulations!  And thanks to Christina Heaston for capturing this wonderfully whimsy wedding!

Vendor Information:

Date: September 15, 2012

Location: Schoolcraft, MI

Photographer – Christina Heaston

Event Venue: Friendship Farm

Catering- Scott’s Pig Roast

DJ –  Music Host Entertainment

Video – Coastline Studios

Desserts- Mandy Carson

Centerpieces- Whisky Ginger

Wedding cake toppers- Pegged

Bridesmaids skirts- ktjean

Hair was done by Jennifer Costa

Ties were made by Irene Knispel

Jourdan + Shane’s Sweet At Home Engagement Session

Home is where love resides.  That’s why I love this sweet and relaxed little love shoot sent to us by Shannon at ST Photography.  Not only did Shannon capture this ridiculously adorable couple in their element, but she styled the whole thing herself; everything from the touch of vintage details, the mint and red color palette, to the amazing ombre centerpiece too!  Shannon manged to fill the place with a whole lotta style and capture Jourdan and Shane’s overflowing love for each other.

I love how chill and fun Jourdan and Shane are around each other.  Choosing records together or dancing, I almost can’t stand the intensity of the love oozing through these pictures. Be sure to peek through the gallery for some great inspiration. Thanks Shannon at ST Photography.  We love your styling as much as your images!  Congratulations Jourdan and Shane!

Vendor Information:

Photographer: ST Photography

Floral and Event Design: Shannon at ST Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sos + Jessica

To kick off the weekend, we have a wonderful Michigan wedding full of rustic details and sweet, sweet love for you. Sos and Jessica had an outdoor wedding with a gorgeous teal blue, green, and white color palette – just get an eyeful of those gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and the bride’s bouquet! I’m a sucker for weddings held among trees, and especially those with bubbles, so this photo gallery is quite a treat. The mason jars, lanterns, metal buckets and vintage books all lent their own charms to the decor as well.



Location: Michigan

Photography: Summer Jean Photography

Jewelry: Women at Risk International




Leif + Amy

Last week we showcased a beautiful wedding that was pulled together in four weeks, and today I wanted to switch around and present nuptials that fell towards the other end of the spectrum. Amy took her time planning and creating the elements of her wedding to Leif, and it shows in the cohesiveness of the details. Since their venue was a farm, she wanted a rustic feel and spent many hours sourcing pieces for the decor from thrift stores and even more hours crafting. A unifying theme to both of these weddings is the adherence to a color palette – Amy and Leif chose a green and brown scheme with touches of yellow. While picking colors is not always a necessity, it does provide a great framework to work within when whittling down your decor and flower options.



Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Photography: Chelsea Brown Photography

Venue: Misty Farm

Caterer: Eat

Florals: Pot & Box

Rachel + Matt

One of the best things about selecting a venue with bare bones for your wedding is that a couple gets to decorate from the ground-up according to their personal aesthetic. It can be heaven for a DIYer, and Rachel and Matt were no exceptions. Cobblestone Farm provided the space with tables and chairs, and Rachel took over everything else. She crafted all the decor for the wedding and reception, and for the tables purchased flowers from a local florist while creating the centerpieces herself.




Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Photography: Chelsea Brown Photography

Venue: Cobblestone Farm

Florals: Thrifty Florist

Emily + Sean

It may be my Northwest roots showing, but I swoon over outdoor weddings that have lots of lush trees and greenery. So the wedding of Emily and Sean at a Michigan bird sanctuary fits right in, especially with their unique touches. Emily crafted the flag decor, groom’s cake, and the adorable little bird cake-toppers, while her mother was responsible for creating all the floral arrangements. As lovers of music and vinyl, Sean contacted their favorite artists and was able to secure signatures for their album covers and warm wedding wishes as a gift to Emily.




Location: Augusta, MI

Photographer: Bryan and Mae

Venue: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Caterer: W.K. Kellogg Manor House

Cake: Confection

Dress: Jenny Yoo Collection

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