Madly in Love

I am sharing with you the last of all the shoots from the newest issue of Metro Detroit Weddings! But don’t worry, we are going to start on the next issue very soon! And I’ll have more work to show you from other shoots within the next couple of months.

For this shoot, we went for a 1960’s vibe and shot at the Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor. I’d love to actually come back to the Graduate to actually stay. It could be a staycation!

Madly in Love

Ann Arbor’s charmingly quirky Graduate Hotel sets the scene for a modern take on vintage-inspired looks for the entire wedding party

From left: Emporio Armani tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, and velvet tie, $49.90.  Justin Alexander zip-back halter ballgown, $2,100, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com. Crystal four leaf flower pin (in hair), $45, and pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Michael Kors wool blazer, $595, and trouser, $295. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $148. Express bow tie, $39.90. Emporio Armani velvet tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $175. Express bow tie, $39.90. MICHAEL Michael Kors floral dress, $98. Bag knot pearl earrings, $50, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. MICHAEL Michael Kors garden embroidered mesh dress, $250, at michaelkors.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room. Pearl and crystal earrings, $15, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com.

Inspired by classic collegiate style, Ann Arbor’s Graduate hotel evokes a cozy club feel with nods to the history and culture of the town. In the guest rooms, charcoal grey flannel walls set the backdrop for preppy plaids and rustic wood accents.

Theory velvet tuxedo jacket, $645, and Neiman Marcus bow tie, $85, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643- 1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, at area Express stores and express.com. Elaine B. multi-faceted wedding band, $800 for set of two, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com.

From left: INES by Ines Di Santo “Suri” gown with train, $5,680, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com. Pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room, 313-315-3061. Diamond engagement ring, $10,350, and diamond wedding band, $1,499, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors floral dress, $98, at michaelkors.com. Bag knot pearl earrings, $50, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. MICHAEL Michael Kors garden embroidered mesh dress, $250, at michaelkors.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room. Pearl and crystal earrings, $15, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com.

The Presidential Suite at Graduate Ann Arbor offers sweeping views of downtown Ann Arbor. Cozy and chic, it’s the perfect retreat for newlyweds.

The Wedding Shoppe Private Collection “McCartney” gown, $1,599, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. Elaine B. “Mountain Side Provincial” ring, $1,100, and “Aquamarine Provincial” ring, $1,300, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com. Barrera pearl earrings, $415, and Judith Leiber crystal evening clutch, $1,995, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. Betsey Johnson lace pumps, $129, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com.

From left: Zara plaid suit jacket, $199, and pants, $89.90, at Zara, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-458-0875; zara.com. Warby Parker “Hughes” jet black glasses, $95, at Warby Parker stores and warbyparker.com. BOSS Hugo Boss suit, $895, shirt, $175, and tie, $118, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Warby Parker “Percey” evergreen tortoise fade glasses, $95, at Warby Parker. Michael Kors wool blazer, $595, and trouser, $295, at michaelkors.com. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $148, and tie, $128, at Hugo Boss.

The hand-drawn equations found on the columns in the lobby are inspired by the automotive engineering industry.

 

At the Allen Rumsey Cocktail Lounge, Chef Halprin has crafted a menu with classic super club cuisine, including a Lazy Susan of pickles, relishes, breads and spreads. The restaurant’s retro ethos continues through the bar menu, with classic cocktails and house favorites made with local liquors.

 

Ines Di Santo “Mia” gown with cathedral train, $8,680, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com. Elaine B. “Sunstone Compass” ring, $1,100, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com. Pearl earring, $12, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061.

From left: BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $175, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express stores and express.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $148, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express.

The 40-foot long, 60-seat communal table in the lobby (previous photo) encourages guests to gather and share ideas. The extra-long table was inspired by the University of Michigan’s law library and is meant to bring together travelers and locals alike. The “Death of a Salesman” painting in the Presidential Suite (this photo) references notable U-M alum and playwright Arthur Miller.

 

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