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A Traditional Wedding in Detroit, MI

  • Aruna B. Photography
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Lori & Rob in Detroit, MI
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To contrast the paler shade of orange in the bridesmaid bouquets, Lori held a bright mix of roses, calla lilies and cymbidium orchids.
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All of the boutonnieres and bouquets were wrapped with copper wire for an industrial-modern look.
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At the ceremony, Lori wore her hair in a loose, curled side bun with a veil.
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Rob and his groomsmen wore gray tuxedos for a slightly less formal look, while the bridesmaids rocked long, chocolate-brown dresses.
Mackinac Island Tuxedo
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The couple kept the church décor to a minimum—just a few bouquets Lori’s mom put together for the altar.
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The couple amped up the elegant ambience of The Colony Club with uplighting carefully placed throughout the ballroom.
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Taller centerpieces of curly willow branches added height to the room.
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These funky arrangements were one of the two styles of centerpieces the couple had at their wedding. They included succulents, orchids, greens, bamboo and Birds of Paradise to really wow guests.
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As a nod to the couple’s roots, each table number was printed on a card with a Michigan landmark.
Carlson Craft
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Art Deco–style sugar flowers decorated the white-and-orange buttercream cake.
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While Lori and Rob have different tastes in music, Jason Mraz is one artist they can both agree on. They chose “I’m Yours” for their first dance.

Lori & Rob in Detroit, MI

The Bride Lori Fera, 27, a hospice specialist The Groom Rob Armstrong, 27, an attorney The Date September 25 An orange and brown color combo was a natural choice for a fall wedding and it blended seamlessly with The Colony Club’s gold and bronze décor. Rather than having a theme, Lori and Rob just wanted to incorporate unique details you don’t see at every wedding.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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