A Fall Wedding at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan
What happens when one literature-loving Detroit, Michigan, local meets the love of her life in a marching band? A music-filled celebration at one of the city's oldest historic venues, of course. Nine months after meeting through the Detroit Party Marching Band, Diana Rosenberger (25) and Thomas Gilchrist (26) found themselves wandering the bookshelves at Detroit's John K. King bookstore downtown. "I was looking for a Hunter S. Thompson novel on the third floor and before I knew it, Thomas was down on one knee," Diana says. "To put it simply, he knew I was nuts about books." For their September fete in the heart of the city, Diana and Thomas immediately chose Ford Piquette Avenue Plant as the perfect locale for both their ceremony and reception. "Both of us are very much invested in this city," Diana says. "The plant seemed to represent everything that Detroit stands for: hard work, grit and persistence. Plus, I loved the raw openness of the space." Burnt orange accents dressed up the industrial venue, while lush, fall-inspired arrangements were brought in by Jennifer House of Jen House Design. "My lack of attention to detail frustrated my mom to no end," Diana says. "Fortunately, we brought on wedding planner Jen House to help us figure out some of the finer details. We're so thankful we did, since Jen and her team were truly amazing." After exchanging vows on a custom-made aisle runner complete with a line from their favorite poem, the newlyweds entered their reception with a bang. "When they announced us, we came in with the band and played the whole set along with them," Diana says. "It was just me with a trumpet in my wedding dress and Thomas playing the tuba in his tux." For a peek at all the ultra-local details, check out these images from Amanda Mae Photography, below.