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A Henry Ford Museum Wedding in Dearborn, Michigan

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Ashley and Peter in Dearborn, Michigan
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All of Peter's seven groomsmen wore gray Vera Wang tuxedos with slim black ties, forgoing boutonnieres for white pocket squares.
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Guests received an infographic program printed on a kraft paper fan for the outdoor ceremony.
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Before celebrating with a vintage-industrial reception, the couple exchanged vows during an outdoor ceremony in the Pennsylvania Courtyard at the Henry Ford Museum.
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The couple gave guests personalized wooden nickels to use to vote on which charity they wanted a donation to be made to in their name.
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Ashley and Peter decorated the mahogany farm tables with vintage crates and bottles collected throughout their engagement. "We absolutely adore the “LOVE” light bulb marquee letters that hung behind our head table and it now hangs in our home!" Ashley says.
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In lieu of favors Ashley and Peter made a donation in honor of each of guest.  "We highlighted three charities that were dear to us and asked our guests to select where they wanted their donation to go by dropping a personalized wooden nickel attached to their escort card into one of three jars" Ashley explains.
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For an added industrial touch to the tablescapes, table numbers were printed on rustic bricks.
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A few simple succulents adorned the square buttercream cake which was topped with a Henry Ford Model T vintage piggy bank given to the bride as a childhood gift from her grandfather.
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"We instantly fell in love with the airplane over the dance floor because we did long-distance for a big part of our relationship while Peter was in graduate school and we flew to see each other every other weekend," Ashley says.

Ashley and Peter in Dearborn, Michigan

Vintage shipping crates and antique cars provided the inspiration behind Ashley and Peter's vintage-industrial wedding at the Henry Ford Museum. "We incorporated brown kraft paper, shipping boxes, old bottles and vessels, burlap table runners, wooden nickels and Edison bulbs into our decor," describes Ashley. "These elements determined our color palette—I’m not a fan of working the other way around."
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