Spring wedding at Cottonwood Barn

This set up at Cottonwood Barn was so gorgeous and so much fun!  Such a beautiful venue, and bride Christine had incredible vision adding gorgeous details everywhere.  Such a joy to be a part of it, and so looking forward to the pro photos by Lamarand Style Photography which will be so much better than my snaps here! The tables featured moss table runners for a natural touch, and several different centerpiece designs with a rustic and elegant mix of vases - mercury glass, whitewashed wood, and milk glass.  The flowers included rich green textures - succulents, queen anne's lace, tree ivy, umbrella fern, and ruscus foliages, as well as white and pale peach blooms - hydrangea, ranunculus, carnations, green trick dianthus, larkspur and peach juliet garden roses, as well as curly willow branches.

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Cottonwood Barn Partner Vendor

I am so excited to be named a partner vendor for Cottonwood Barn in Dexter, Michigan, just a few minutes from Ann Arbor.  This is really a special place, thoughtfully designed and renovated to be a wedding venue full of character, and it's also practical and modern and all the right ways - a beautiful bridal suite, gorgeous copper bar, and practical things like a beautiful updated bathrooms and a large coatroom.  Wedding guests will feel right at home, and there are lots of options for indoor and outdoor ceremony, reception, and cocktail spaces.   The decor has the right mix of rustic and elegant - the chandelier is amazing!!  

I loved doing this photoshoot with Luna Soiree, Melanie Reyes Photography and Danya Mae Photography at Cottonwood this autumn, and I can't wait to return for some weddings this year!


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Cottonwood Barn Styled Shoot

I am so, so excited to share this styled shoot at Cottonwood Barn this past autumn, with a vintage to vogue theme, reflecting Cottonwood's amazing renovation.  Cottonwood Barn is truly amazing and unique - it has the vintage feel of a loved and used barn, and its renovation is incredible.  The gorgeous chandelier in the main reception space is truly jaw-dropping (even for us wedding pros, we couldn't stop talking about it!), and everything has been finished beautifully and thoughtfully.   It's modern and practical in the right spaces (beautiful bride's suite with floor-length mirrors and adjacent to the modern ladies' room) and vintage and charming in the right ways, too (bar in a silo - how neat!).  I can't say enough about how impressed I was with Cottonwood! Melanie Reyes and Dayna Mae did such an AMAZING job capturing every thing, and it was a wonderful team of vendors lead by Luna Soiree, including a fabulous vintage ice cream truck by Hello Ice Cream!   Melanie captured all the highlights and vendors in a full blog here - I just wanted to post a few more of the flower photos here because there were so many I loved!  Thank you so much to everyone involved - so great to be a part of this!


What an incredible image!

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There were a couple of different bouquets for this shoot, each featuring blush and peach tones with a few highlights of blue or purple and lush foliages and textures.  This bouquet featured  peach juliet garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, cafe au lait dahlias, lotus pods, blue viburnum berries, queen anne's lace and white avalanche roses.

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The centerpieces for the shoot also included ornamental kale, larkspur and purple mathiola atop a gold-colored glass compote to compliment the gold candelabra.vintage wedding flowers vintage wedding table design bride and groom at cottonwood barn bride with wedding flowers at cottonwood barn cottonwood barn ann arbor wedding flowers