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  • Writer's pictureMelody Carmody

Enchanting Greenhouse Wedding

Updated: Jan 11

Meet Ella and Ryan, a very sweet and creative couple who have been together ever since they met in art school 10+ years ago! Ella is a jewelry designer, and Ryan is an automotive designer and hot rod builder. Their greenhouse wedding at Goldner Walsh in Pontiac absolutely won my award for my favorite venue of the year! It felt a bit like being whisked away to a quaint little shop in the English countryside. The venue was full of charmingly crooked hallways, mossy stone walls, and endless nooks and crannies.

But before we took the gorgeous bride and groom portraits, obviously we had to do the first look! Keep scrolling to see the incredibly sweet moments at the start of the day, when the bride and groom saw each other for the first time. Ryan even had a surprise card for Ella!

The details of Ryan and Ella's wedding simply blew me away. I was especially enamored with the floral design, which had a wispy, effervescent quality that enchanted me. The effect gave the dining room the feel of a delicate fairy garden. Huge shout out to the incredible floral artist, Zoe Davis. Her Instagram is: @aflowerfromhome

The wedding ceremony was in another one of the many beautiful, sunlit greenhouses at this charming wedding venue. The ceremony was full of laughs and smiles, and to everyone's delight, was only about 5 minutes long!

After the ceremony, we ventured back outside into the drizzly October day for family pictures and wedding party pictures.

And once we'd finished with all the posed snaps, it was time to get the reception off to a great start by cutting the cake!

After the cake cutting, we all headed into the dining room for the grand entrance and the toasts. The bride's father, the bride's sister, and the groom's brother all gave heartfelt speeches. Then it was time to dig into the delicious spread from Ike's Restaurant in Sterling Heights.

And finally, after dinner came Ryan and Ella's much-anticipated first dance.

Following the bride and groom's first dance was the sweet father daughter dance and the rollicking mother son dance.

Then DJ Brandon from Elite Wedding Co called for a "good luck dance," where every couple who came up to the dance floor would ensure one year of good luck for the newlyweds! Needless to say, the dance floor instantly filled to max capacity. And after that, the party began!

We ended the night with a few parting snaps around the incredibly cool hot rod roadster that Ryan and his twin brother built together.

And with those dramatic black and white pictures, we ended the day! I feel so lucky and grateful that I got to capture this heartfelt and artsy wedding.

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