Mel Anne Photography, in collaboration with Great Lakes Event Planning, paired up with some really talented vendors to create the most magical styled shoot at Detroit’s historical Roostertail. The venue’s floor to ceiling window view of the river alone make it the perfect venue for couple’s chasing an epic backdrop, but the modern touches and sky high ceilings add elegance and romance. Let’s start with our most favorite detail of all, the bouquet by The Rustic Root. Every floral is a different color but somehow they all look like they were meant to be bundled together. The arrangement was the perfect backdrop for Invitations By Caitlin‘s stunning gold foiled invitation and a sparkling pear shaped engagement ring from Birmingham Jewelry.
Olivia wore a beautiful Katerina Bocci Designs gown with a ivory underlay, drop sleeves, and an impressive train. Evan rocked a black Wesner Tuxedo tux with suspenders and a bowtie. The bride’s beauty crew, Lauren Cloud and Magy Corbett, made sure she looked dynamite. Dreams Nail Studio gave her nails to match those dramatic lips.
The ceremony space took full advantage of the lake views. An octagon alter, surrounded by gold planters and oversized candlesticks, was decorated with tropical greenery and florals. After these two tied the knot, they headed over to a succulent station. Yes, you heard us right. A succulent station! The table had tiny pots, plants in all shapes and sizes and a stylish bowl for scooping potting soil. So creative and cute!
The reception table had the prettiest blue linens from Linen Hero, a lush eucalyptus runner, and modern ghost chairs. Hanging geometric terrariums held pillar candles, and colorful arrangements sat high on top of golden pedestals. Before ending the night, Olivia and Evan cut their three tier blue and gold cake by A Slice of Heaven (Cakes by Kristin). So much inspiration in one shoot! Buying a flight to Detroit right now so that we can see this magical space for ourselves. Thanks for sharing your work with Engaged Life Mel Anne!! XOXO
Photographer. Mel Anne Photography
Planner. Great Lakes Event Planning
Flowers. The Rustic Root
Invitations. Invitations By Caitlin
Jewelry. Birmingham Jewelry
Dress. Katerina Bocci Designs
Tuxedo. Wesner Tuxedo
Men’s Barber. Weston Arch
Beauty. Lauren Cloud and Magy Corbett
Nail Art. Dreams Nail Studio
Rentals. Linen Hero
Cake. A Slice of Heaven
Spray Tan. Sun Bunny Spray Tans
Leather Earrings. The Pretty Pieces Shop
Video. 3rd Street Films