When Lizzie and Robert’s wedding vision was inspired by their favorite bar—an intimate, literary-inspired speakeasy—and we’re obsessed with how they pulled it off at Galleri 2987 in Detroit. Instead of a registry, the duo asked their guests to each bring a book that was important to them and, in return, the couple gave copies of their favorite books as favors. From these simple, clever ideas, to stylish details that Every Little Detail helped to plan at every turn, we’re certain you will love this day! We’re grateful ME+HIM Photography was there to capture it all with brilliance.
Lizzie & Robert
Galleri 2987, Detroit, Michigan
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Since we wanted the wedding to be comfortable, we wanted the vibe to reflect places where we like spending time. Part of our inspiration came from our favorite bar, an intimate, literary-inspired speakeasy. We’re also pretty low-key people, so we didn’t want the vibe to be overly formal and overwhelming. This led us to our natural and understated decor.
We both love to read, and books have been important to us throughout our relationship. So instead of a registry, we asked our guests to bring us books that were important to them. In return, we gave copies of our favorite books as favors. We chose a selection of books that both of us had read and loved, collected several copies of each, and had a bookshelf in our reception space. We wrote notes about each choice so that guests could choose and take home a book of their own.
Don’t worry about tradition or trends–trust your own instincts and your vendors. Your vendors probably have a lot of good advice and expertise (ours certainly did). However, only you can decide which traditions you do and do not want to include (or if you want to make up something completely original!).
The Wedding Team:
Photography – ME+HIM Photography
Event Planning & Floral Design – Every Little Detail
Wedding Venue – Galleri 2987
Catering – Bigalora
Cake – Sweet Heather Anne
DJ – AB Music
Stationery – Jade Social Design
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Detroit Glam Squad
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Brideside
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Tux Shop on Woodward
Congratulations, Lizzie and Robert, and many thanks to Junebug member ME+HIM Photography for sharing their day with us! For more of ME+HIM’s work, be sure to check out their page in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.
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