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Merideth & Cory: A Traditional Wedding in Birmingham, MI

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Merideth & Cory in Birmingham, MI
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The couple married at the majestic Christ Church Cranbrook, under its high ceilings and stained-glass windows, and the monogrammed ceremony program featured a special remembrance in honor of the bride’s late father.
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Merideth wore a two-piece Monique Lhullier ensemble that included a strapless, silk white, lace bustier, a duchesse satin A-line skirt, and a thick ivory satin sash punctuated with a diamond and pearl brooch.
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The groom and groomsmen were dashing in dark suits with striped Burberry ties.
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As they walked down the aisle, both Merideth and her maids carried bouquets of roses, ranunculus, and hypericum berries.
Flowers by Gabrielle, Grosse Pointe
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The rose and green–themed reception decorations included glowing hurricane lanterns, floating votives, and julep cups filled with tiny flower arrangements.
Flowers by Gabrielle, Grosse Pointe
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You’d never know from the photographs of their wedding day that any part of the planning went in an unexpected direction. “Our favorite photo is one that captured Cory and me during our first dance. He is dipping me and smiling -- it’s gorgeous,” says Merideth. “I relive the moment every time I look at it.”
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The monogrammed five-tiered cake continued the airy, summery theme with fresh flowers, hypericum berries, and pearlized Swiss dots. “It was so delish that we actually ran out of cake!” says the bride. Maybe that’s because of the confection’s unique combination of flavors: banana nut with vanilla buttercream, chocolate with vanilla buttercream, and  ...
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Merideth & Cory in Birmingham, MI

“Go with the flow” is the mantra Merideth Foster kept repeating to herself when she married Olaf (Cory) Kroneman. On the day they were meant to say “I do,” rain forced the two lovebirds to alter their plans for an alfresco event and move the entire party indoors. Fortunately, Merideth and Cory, who met at a party in college, had a wedding planner who came through to save the day. The Bride Merideth Foster, 28, works in television The Groom Olaf (Cory) Kroneman, 27, trader The Date July 16 “Everything we had planned for our outdoor reception was revamped for an indoor, ballroom setting at the Townsend Hotel. We moved everything -- tables, chairs, food, liquor, flowers, linens -- everything,” says Merideth. Carolyn Hefner, their wedding planner, helped mobilize the relocation effort and made sure everything worked out beautifully.
- Siobhan Adcock
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  • Michelle Bommarito, Rochester

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