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A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Hartland, MI

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Becky & Darian in Hartland, MI
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The bridesmaids’ tea-length dresses complemented the vests and ties on the guys.
B2, Gina's Bridal
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Becky and Darian made the invitations using colored paper and ribbon.
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These one-sided programs matched the invitations.
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The couple exchanged vows beneath an arbor Becky’s father built for the wedding. It was covered in purple flowers and greens for the lush, garden look they were after.
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Ribbon, hydrangeas, leaves and berries marked every other aisle chair.
Hollie Schrock/Eden Events Etc.
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Instead of a unity candle, Becky and Darian had unity wine. Each poured a glass of it (one white, one red) into a decanter toward 
the end of the ceremony.
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Guests’ names and tables were written on rocks, which were displayed on a bed of moss.
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Becky and Darian loved River Birch Lodge because they could have their ceremony and reception all in one place (and outside!).
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A rustic grapevine wreath with a moss-covered “B” in the center decorated the door to the lodge.
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Low, square vases filled with flowers and river stones topped the tables.
Hollie Schrock/Eden Events Etc.
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The middle and bottom tiers of the fondant cake were separated by fresh roses and other flowers.
Michelle Taylor
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When Becky and Darian couldn’t pick one first dance song, they decided to blend three together: “1, 2, 3, 4” by Plain White T’s, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
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Becky & Darian in Hartland, MI

The Bride Becky Trierweiler, 28, a lead engineer at General Motors The Groom Darian Bonnell, 33, a systems engineer at ImageSoft The Date May 30 Becky and Darian wanted a sophisticated garden wedding and River Birch Lodge provided the perfect backdrop. They decked it out with a few rustic details and a purple color palette inspired by lilacs (Becky’s favorite flower).
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Hollie Schrock/Eden Events Etc.
  • Michelle Taylor
  • Lauren Witt/Fred Astaire Dance Studios

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