Disco Balls. KILLER music. Vegan Pad Thai. Sparkly platform heels.

So, basically, like my dream evening. When I met Jen and Alex for the first time, I was SO glad I said yes to coordinating their wedding. They are two Michigan natives, living in California, and are just really kind, interesting people. They share a love of music – and are my music festival spirit animals. The other really sweet part about Jen and Alex is how much they wanted their families to be involved in the planning. Since they were not local, I got to meet with their wonderful moms multiple times, and it was really fun to get to know their families. GOOD PEOPLE.

Katie of Vine Floral Design had a special bouquet made to remember and honor Alex’s late father, and I think it was the most special touch I’ve ever seen at a wedding.

Their ceremony was at the MacGregor Memorial Center on WSU’s campus (a mid-century mod DREAMSCAPE), and the reception was at one of my personal Detroit faves, The Jam Handy. I love how the space transforms so entirely for every different wedding held there, and this one was no different. Also, F L O W E R . G R A N N I E S.

I think my very favorite part of this event was the vendors I got to work with (in addition to the couple and their family themselves.) . The chose a husband and wife duo based out of California who are not only talented, but genuinely some of the very kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. They were so welcoming and wonderful to work with and I now have a place to stay anytime I visit Cali (right, guys?!). Then there’s Haute to Death. Do yourself a favor, and click on their link at the bottom here if you like to have fun. They’re an uber talented and unassuming pair who DJ’s some of Detroits greatest and most unique parties. Jen and Alex had stumbled on them at a Marble Bar evening and wanted to share their music with all of their friends and family.

Also, shout out to Maggie, the bridesmaid who rode a Bird in for her bridal party entrance. GOALS.

Photography: Geoff and Lyndsi

Entertainment: Haute to Death

Catering: Angel Food Catering

Venue: MacGregor Memorial Conference Center and The Jam Handy

Flowers: Vine Floral Design

Rentals: Modernly Events, Bloomfield Party Rentals, and Display Group