The Valley at Frutig Farms

The Valley at Frutig Farms

Amelia and Jeff

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Deep plum and burgundy blooms, lush specialty garden roses, oodles of berries and scabiosa pods, and lots of gorgeous foliage filled Amelia’s wedding bouquet. And the rich navy bridesmaids dresses were just the most perfect backdrop for this color combo!  This wedding arch design was a true favorite this year and those king protea were the best finishing touch.  Love the light captured so beautifully by First Comes Love Photo.

Photos: First Comes Love Photo
Venue: The Valley at Frutig Farms

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Melissa Manley
Wellers Carriage House

Wellers Carriage House

Elizabeth & Vance

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This wedding, though! It was graceful and elegant but also so incredibly laid back and natural. Full of all of my favorite floral elements. For Elizabeth’s flowers, we were looking to create a soft vintage and rustic vibe. She wanted creams, whites, succulents and lots of cool textural elements. We were so thrilled to have the prettiest cafe au lait dahlias, pale lavender echevaria succulents (which played so well with the bridesmaids’ dresses), green hellebore, amazing ranunculus, matthiola, astrantia, scabiosa, privet berry and eucalyptus for her bridal bouquet. Flowers throughout the venue had a woodland vibe with even a bit of magnolia (a family favorite) added in.

Photos: Mishelle Lamarand Photography
Venue: Wellers Carriage House

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Melissa Manley
Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor

Barton Hills Country Club

Jamie & Matt

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It was a joy to work on this crisp white wedding for Jamie and Matt! I was absolutely thrilled to have the prettiest of peonies and spirea to add to the wedding arch!  Jamie wanted succulents especially, so we tucked a few in her bridal bouquet and then throughout the reception tables.  Reception tables had either a floral centerpiece in beautiful mercury glass or a pillar candle trio surrounded by mixed foliage and succulents.  I love being able to spice up the room using two or even three different styles of centerpieces- the overall effect is enchanting! 

Photos: Amanda DuMouchelle Photography
Venue: Barton Hills Country Club

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Melissa Manley
University of Michigan Golf Course
 

University of Michigan Golf Course

Lindsay & Adam

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Lindsay requested a classic round wedding bouquet with deep pink, magenta, and plum tones with cream accents, right smack in the middle of peony season. These are specialty locally-grown peonies from Bridgewater Gardens. Couldn’t have been a better choice! We were delighted to source the most incredible peonies locally through Bridgewater Gardens and they were serious showstoppers. The wedding took place outdoors on the University of Michigan main campus, with reception following at the newly renovated University of Michigan Golf Course. 

Photos: Melanie Maxwell Photography
Venue: University of Michigan Golf Course

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Melissa Manley
Matthei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
 

Matthei Botanical Gardens

Erica & Jason

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What a bright and perfect August summer day.  I was so happy to be a part of Erica and Jason’s wedding!  Erica chose a fabulous jewel toned palette for her wedding flowers and especially wanted orchids in the mix.  The bright magenta and burgundy dahlias, blue delphinium, and purple matthiola and dendrobium orchids were such a lovely combination! 

Photos: Marc-Grégor Photography
Venue: Matthei Botanical Gardens

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Melissa Manley
The Michigan League, University of Michigan
 

The Michigan League, University of Michigan

Allyson & Matt

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This wedding was lavender- plum-burgundy heaven!  I loved everything about these blooms… it’s hard to know where to start!  Amnesia and Miyuki garden roses cradled by hellebore in all shades of purple with sweet lilac and burgundy ranunculus as the finishing touches.  The fragrance in the studio for this one was amazing.

Photos: Becca Elizabeth Photography
Venue: The Michigan League

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Melissa Manley