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Overwhelmingly Lush Michigan Wedding at the Planterra Conservatory

November 30, 2016 | gabby

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The lush greenery and luxurious details in this Planterra Conservatory wedding makes it one of the most fabulous greenhouse affairs we’ve seen! Jenny and Jason planned their Michigan wedding all the way from New York City, so they were happy to put their trust in their venue to organize and host the wedding of their dreams. Jenny wore a classic Sottero & Midgley gown for the ceremony, then got to show off her fiery personality in a show-stopping bright red ballgown for her reception! We can’t get enough of the perfectly romantic shots Dan Stewart Photography captured of Jenny and Jason’s day, including their incredibly emotional ceremony.

The Couple:

Jenny and Jason

The Wedding:

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield, Michigan

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We wanted the day to be fun for us and our guests. It was important to get all the little details right, of course, but more than that we wanted everyone to feel welcome and included. Most of our guests traveled from far away for our wedding, so we were just so grateful they were willing and able to make the trip to Michigan. We wanted to make it worth their while!

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Our venue is extremely unique in that it’s a conservatory, which means you can feel like you’re both inside and outside at the same time. We both love nature, and loved that it was full of plants and flowers. The place is absolutely beautiful and the team there paid attention to every little detail. In addition, Planterra is a full-service venue, which means they were able to take care of the flowers, food, lighting, etc. for both the ceremony and the reception, and had infrastructure in place for everything else. That made planning from NYC so much easier!

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Our officiant wrote a great personalized ceremony for us, including telling the story of how we met and how we got engaged. We also wrote our own vows.

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Walking down the aisle and seeing all the people who came, feeling so blessed to have such great family and friends, and reading our vows to each other for the first time were all memorable moments.

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Our advice: Know that your vendors are experts at what they do, and trust in their good judgement. We planned our Michigan wedding from New York, so had to let go of wanting to control every little detail. Our team at Planterra was fantastic, and we couldn’t be happier with our photographer, videographer, makeup artists, cake…you name it! Do your due diligence when choosing who to go with, but after that, learn to let go. Our vendors all had way more experience with weddings than we did, and fully knew exactly what they were doing. Choosing good vendors really saved us so much stress and hassle.

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Choosing our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We asked Dan and his team to travel 4+ hours from Traverse City to West Bloomfield because we felt so strongly about his work that we had to have him shoot our wedding! On the day-of, he and Luke were on-time (early, in fact), professional, unobstrusive, and were so great at putting everyone at ease. And of course we loved the photos. They captured all the important details.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Dan Stewart Photography
Event Planning, Venue, Floral Design, & Catering – Planterra Conservatory
Cake – Sweet Heather Anne
Officiant – Nichole Bertucci
DJ – Mike Staff Productions
Videography – Two Penny Productions
Invitations – Paperless Post
Makeup & Hair Artist – Lena Shkreli & Co.
Wedding Dress – Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Dunhill
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Jos. A. Bank
Rings – Blue Nile, Brilliant Earth

 

Congratulations to Jenny and Jason, and a huge thanks to Dan Stewart Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Love the idea of being surrounded by lush greenery on your special day? Then you’ve got to see our list of 19 breathtaking greenhouse venues around the world!

xoxogabby

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