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A Classic Garden Wedding in Rochester, MI

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Holly & Peter in Rochester, MI
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Juliet garden roses and peonies played up the lush garden feel Holly wanted for the couple's springtime nuptials. Seeded eucalyptus and geranium leaves added texture to her bunch.
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Succulents, seeded eucalyptus, and geranium leaves added a fresh touch to the groomsmen's lapels.
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The flirty modern bow of Holly's shoes added a chic touch to her classic look.
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Keeping with the organic feel of the rest of the wedding, Holy went with a loose, off-center chignon and natural makeup with just a hint of color.
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Holly paired her strapless lace sheath gown with a two-tiered ivory veil for a classic, airy look.
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The son of the couple's friends and the daughter of the bride's cousin served as ring bearer and flower girl. But rather than tossing rose petals down the aisle, the duo was pulled in a red wagon, decorated with flowers and greenery.
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Holly and Peter designed the invitations themselves and commissioned a local printer to letterpress them. The couple then personalized each suite with hand-stamped tags fastened with gold ribbon.
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Although Holly designed the ceremony programs, the production was Peter's labor of love. He assembled the cloth book covers and accordion-panel interiors before fastening them with leather and button closures.
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Taking advantage of their glassed-in venue, Holly and Peter hosted the ceremony during the late afternoon, so natural light spilled through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Refreshing glasses of strawberry lemonade fit right in with the wedding's romantic style and garden setting.
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Low centerpieces in rustic vessels, along with votive candles and gold chargers, accented the tables without overshadowing the views from the glassed-in venue.
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The DIY-loving couple only needed cover-weight cardstock and a white paint marker to make the simple yet elegant table numbers.
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Since the seated reception took place in the same room as the ceremony, Holly and Peter included the menu within the bound programs that the couple handmade.
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Rather than separating different flavors within the tiers of one cake, the couple opted for three buttercream cakes in different flavors.
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Custom wooden toppers in the couple's likenesses put a signature stamp on the largest of their there cakes.
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Holly & Peter in Rochester, MI

The Bride Holly Huang, 28, a research fellow at the University of Michigan The Groom Peter White, 29, a physician at the University of Michigan The Date May 6 A soft palette of ivory, gold, peach, pink, and chocolate brown fit the classic garden aesthetic the couple wanted to create inside their conservatory venue. Quirky details and "a love for the unexpected" added personalized touches throughout.
- Susan Waits
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