Sara and Chris in White Lake, Michigan

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of working with Sara and Chris on their wedding and reception at the Indian Springs Metro Park. Their ceremony was held in the Oak Circle, surrounded by a blooming prairie and against the backdrop of a beautiful, old oak tree. (Hopefully I get some pictures of their ceremony from the photographer!) The reception was just up the hill at the award-wining Environmental Discovery Center (EDC). Sara and Chris selected a yellow, green and chocolate color scheme. It effortlessly complimented the prairie, wetlands, and ponds within the park.

bridal bouquet with chocolate cosmos, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangea, leucadendron, bupleurum, millet, astilbe, spray roses, freesia, and mini callas

The bridal bouquet was an eclectic mix of chocolate cosmos, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangea, leucadendron, bupleurum, millet, astilbe, spray roses, freesia and mini callas. It was finished with a copper-beaded stem wrap. It combined that just-gathered look with a hint of couture.

the Environmental Discovery Center event room

The EDC’s event room was pretty spectacular, and quite modern. As a former architecture student, I really enjoyed how the structure was expressed within the space. And for those guests who could care less about glulam beams and lateral bracing, the room also had a great view with two walls of windows that overlook the surrounding pond and prairie!

tall cattail centerpieces

There were two different centerpiece styles. We brought the outdoors in with tall centerpieces of cattails.

low centerpieces with dried lotus pods, hydrangea, magnolia foliage, tree of heaven, bupleurum, daisy poms, alstromeria, spray roses, and lily grass

The low centerpieces also harkened back to the wetland theme with lotus pod accents.

Cupcake tower by the Sweet and Savory Bake Shop in Oxford, Michigan

A gorgeous cupcake tower put together by the Sweet and Savory Bake Shop rounded out the evening.

Cupcakes by the Sweet and Savory Bake Shop in Oxford, Michigan

I absolutely loved this oversized cup cake for the cake cutting! How perfect!

Congratulations Sara and Chris!