A Royal Ann Arbor Wedding In A Private Courtyard
A few months ago, my friend Stephanie and I were dreaming up beautiful details for this Ann Arbor wedding shoot. We wanted it to have a luxurious, intimate feel with subtle notes of elegance and poise. After searching for venues, we decided it had to take place at The University of Michigan League Building. In the center of the building lies a private courtyard surrounded by vintage glass windows. If falling in love with the venue wasn’t enough, the location also had so much history behind it which we quickly came to appreciate. Originally, The Michigan League Building was a center for womens recreational activities in the early 1900’s. Through the years, alumnae from all around the world donated beautiful luxury items such as pianos and colorful tapestries. Learning the story behind this beautiful Ann Arbor wedding venue, we settled on our color palette: deep, royal purples and majestic golds.
Purple is traditionally known as the color of royalty, while gold symbolizes warmth and compassion (I’m obsessed with gold accents, so you can only imagine how happy I was). We started pulling together our team of vendors to help us complete our vision. They went way past our expectations, to say the least. The escort cards were stamped with a custom gold wax seal, we hung bud vases with purple flowers in them from the trees, and even the macarons and cake were hand painted with gold! I was in my own little version of heaven on earth.
I’m so thankful to have worked with an amazing team of vendors on this Ann Arbor wedding shoot. The funniest part about this shoot is the Pantone color of the year was announced a few weeks after and it felt like we were mind readers! If you want to see the entire portfolio, just click here to see all the shots from the beautiful day.
Please see below for vendors:
Planning & Styling: VaniKo Designs
Photography: Stephanie Kaslly Photography
Videography: White Willo Media
Linens: Luxe Event Linen
Paper Goods: Blushed Designs
Hair & Makeup: Kendall Stevenson
Baked Goods: Whisk & Crumb
Florals: Curtsy & Bow Events
InStyle Magazine: LINK
Cake and Lace: LINK