A Chic, Elegant Wedding at Cafe Cortina in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Nathan Halabu (24 and an advertising strategist) and Sarah Picklo (25 and a registered dietitian) have known each other since they were 12 years old but, despite pressure from both of their parents, only remained friends. It wasn't until both had finished college when Nathan worked up the courage to ask Sarah on a date. They only dated for a few weeks before Sarah moved across the country for her new job. They were able to keep their love alive by remembering their first date together. Two years later, while out to dinner with friends, Nathan proposed to Sarah at the wedding where they had that magical first date. They chose to have their ceremony at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Rochester Hills, MI where Nathan first asked Sarah out. They had their reception at the nearby Cafe Cortina. "After visiting several venues, we settled on an intimate venue with updated, rustic and outdoorsy twist and superb menu," Sarah says. Nathan and Sarah wanted a timeless, elegant look to their day so they chose navy, cream and champagne for their color palette. Sarah is a dietitian and always joked about including vegetables in the floral arrangements. In the end, artichokes and green grapes ended up being great fillers while adding that personal touch! Despite rainy weather, Nathan and Sarah's personal style shined through creating a beautiful affair.