Real Wedding | Miranda + Joseph

Miranda and Joseph were marriend in the city they both love, showing off all that Detroit has to offer. The beautiful riverside ceremony and  elegant restaurant reception made guests feel right at home. I’m loving the bold pop of color from Miranda’s unique bouquet and the way she carried the color through at the reception – so cool against the sophisticated black and white table linens.

Miranda + Joseph | September 17,  2011 | Detroit, Michigan

The ceremony

My husband and I both have a great love for the city of Detroit, so it was very important for us to have our wedding downtown. Detroit has such a rich history and makes for a beautiful backdrop for photos!  We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day in mid-September.  Our ceremony was at The Roostertail on their outdoor patio overlooking the Detroit River where we exchanged vows as boats passed by. 

 The reception

After the ceremony, guests were ushered indoors and right into cocktail hour.  Our style is very clean and modern.  We used a combination of black linens with black and white damask to add some texture with gorgeous fuchsia orchids for a pop of color.  My brother is a personal chef who helped design a menu for us an add a personal touch to our dinner.  One of our favorite parts was our late night snack, White Castle’s passed on silver platters!  Definitely crowd pleaser!

How Miranda found her dream wedding dress

When I started the search for my wedding dress, I knew exactly how I wanted to look and feel.  I knew mermaid was the only way to go! It was sleek and sexy, showing off my best assets.

How Miranda felt in her wedding dress

Beautiful, glamorous, chic

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

I knew right away I wanted to sell my wedding dress.  It is so beautiful and looks so amazing in photographs! I want for another bride to be able to feel the way I felt on my wedding day.

Miranda’s dress: Winnie Couture, 9127 / Photography: Wally Spice Photography