Alicia first met Grant while she was working at a restaurant, and Grant came to work there one summer – with the intention to buy the restaurant! They formed a friendship as they were working together and soon realized they had feelings for each other. Long story short, Grant asked her out and ended up buying the restaurant – which they now run together! Years later, while on a trip to Jade Mountain in St. Lucia to celebrate New Year’s, Grant surprised Alicia with a magical proposal on their balcony.
Now let’s chat about this wedding! It is truly one for the books. The ceremony featured a mirrored aisle (yep, you read that right!) that gave the illusion of walking on a frozen lake. Monochromatic all-white florals by David L. Di Vincenzo from Planterra added to the ethereal wintery feel. Their planner, Ann Travis Events, did the most magnificent job of making their wedding feel like an enchanted winter fairytale. Niki Marie was on site to capture all the magic and you’re going to swoon over these shots, believe us!
You’re Invited to a Winter Wonderland
The couple had the most adorable invitation suite thanks to Amber Mood Designs!
We just love an oval engagement ring – this one is stunning!
Do you have a wedding day perfume? We love the idea of a special scent for this special day…
Wow oh wow! This mirrored aisle way is truly amazing. The couple shared that it looked like they were walking over a frozen lake.
Dressed to Perfection
Alicia wore a beautiful Serge Jevaguine A-line gown purchased at Roma Sposa.
“I wasn’t sure what style dress I wanted, so one of the ladies that was helping me suggested I try it on because it was a new sample they had just received. As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one.”
Processional: A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Recessional: I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
First Dance: Love In Slow Motion - Ed Sheeran
The beauty of winter was a huge inspiration for this couple along with the enchantment of fairytales. They were really going for an all-around ethereal feel and we are definitely feeling it :)
All of the florals were whimsical and the perfect representation of winter. We’ve honestly never seen anything quite like it!
Walking down the aisle after we said 'I Do'. Having fun on the dance floor with our best friends. Being surrounded by our closest friends and family and feeling all of the love.
One thing about black bridesmaid dresses is it’s 100% certain that the group will look ridiculously classy! We also love the fuzzy shawls that go perfectly against the bride’s white gown (and keep her ladies warm and stylish!)
The Sophisticated Reception in a Greenhouse
Directing guests to their seats, mini greenhouses were displayed as a nod to the venue.
This tablescape exclusively boasted a cool and monochromatic color palette. With lots of grays, black, and white, and hints of greenery!
Not one single element of this couple’s big day felt thrown together or rushed. Every item had a purpose and served to be important for the day’s overall aesthetic!
Custom cocktails! Who would ever turn one of these bad boys down, huh!?
“Our wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne was absolutely stunning and delicious – the florals were even incorporated into the display, but my favorite part about it was the little hidden pet portrait on the cake of our dog, Captain.”
A View From Above
Try not to let all of the decision-making turn into arguments. Everything works out in the end. Most importantly, this day is about you! Do whatever makes you happy.
For the after-party the bride wore a Micheal Costello jumpsuit from Revolve, to really allow the freedom to dance the night away! We are big fans of bridal jumpsuits for your reception!
Here’s to Alicia and Grant as they embark on a lifelong journey of love and happiness! Thank you for sharing your day with us!
photography: Niki Marie Photography // venue name: Planterra, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States // event design: Ann Travis Events // planning: Ann Travis Events // florals: David L. Di Vincenzo from Planterra // wedding dress: Serge Jevaguine // wedding dress boutique: Roma Sposa // hair stylist: Crystal Fricke from The Mane Salon // makeup artist: Kyle Ann Design // groom attire: Alexander's Custom Clothiers // paper goods: Amber Moon Design // catering: Forte Belanger // cake: Sweet Heather Anne // desserts: Petite Sweets Detroit // tabletop rentals: Event Theory Michigan // linen rentals: Nuage Designs // music: Love Plus One
Wow, what a stunning wedding! I love shooting weddings in greenhouses as the light is always amazing! The table arrangements are out of this world! Every detail of this wedding is awesome! Very inspirational :)