A Lush, Flower-Filled Wedding at The Planterra Conservatory in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

After attending her sister's spring wedding at Planterra in West Bloomfield, bride-to-be Melissa Solarz immediately fell in love with the lush conserv

After attending her sister's spring wedding at Planterra in West Bloomfield, bride-to-be Melissa Solarz immediately fell in love with the lush conservatory. So much in fact, that Melissa and her fianc?, Sean Flanigan, booked it for their own nuptials the following November! "The venue seemed so fresh and new and versatile," Melissa recalls. "My sister didn't mind if we used the same space, so we booked it!" Seven months later, Melissa (dressed in an ivory Watters gown complete with a Chantilly lace overlay) and Sean exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony under a birch wood chuppah dripping with a garland of roses and greens. "I'm Jewish and my husband is Catholic, so we included a number of Jewish traditions along with an Irish love lilt," Melissa explains. Despite the size of the conservatory, the newlyweds still managed to make the space feel special. "Our guests were blown away by the intimacy of the ceremony," Melissa says. "It felt very holy, meaningful and filled with love." With the help of a day-of coordinator and Planterra's special events director, David DiVencenzo, the couple used an organic color palette of ivory and green to fuel their garden-inspired fete. Lush green garlands ran the length of each wooden farm table while fall foliage, seasonal produce and tall candles lent a harvest-inspired element to each tablescape. "The reception space was truly the highlight of the evening," Melissa says. Check out all of the chic natural details, captured by Kelly Sweet Photography, below:

Since the groom wanted a clean and simple look, the couple opted for a cream and gray invitation suite from Minted. "We would definitely recommend them!" Melissa says of the popular stationery vendor.
To complement her ivory Watters wedding dress ,the bride opted for a pair of Badgley Mischka heels. "I wore the tallest shoes I could stand! There's never enough heigh for a short girl like me!"
Planterra created this lush, hand-tied bouquet using champagne and blush roses, sage, dahlias and eucalyptus.
Melissa rocked a form-fitting, ivory Watters dress complete with Chantilly lace and a nude silk slip underneath. "I didn't give the dress much attention at first since it didn't look like much on the hanger," she says. "It fit beautifully and didn't overwhelm my short, but curvy frame."
Eucalyptus and Rose Bouquet
Sean's groomsmen wore garden-inspired boutonnieres made from herbs and hypericum berries and tied with a single ivory ribbon.
Custom-Made Alton Lane Navy Suit
Green Eucalyptus and Hypericum Berry Boutonniere
Adrianna Papell Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses
Each of Melissa's bridesmaids opted for a beaded, Art Deco-inspired gowns by designer Adrianna Papell. "I was on the fence about everyone wearing the same cut and style, but it turned out perfectly," the bride says. "They looked so beautiful and so much like themselves."
Melissa loved her sister's wedding venue so much that she ended up booking the same exact space! "My sister and her husband got married there about seven months before us," the bride explains. "The venue just seemed so fresh and new and versatile. She said she didn't mind if we used the same venue, so we booked it!"
The couple wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah adorned with birch, willow branches and a lush floral garland.
Blush Rose and Eucalyptus Wedding Arch
Holiday Ornament Escort Cards
A soft, neutral color scheme of ivory and green set the tone for Melissa and Sean's flower-filled celebration at Planterra. "We wanted to focus on lush botanicals and greenery to highlight the venue and take advantage of the unique space," Melissa says.
Taupe Dinnerware with Rosemary Place Setting
Purple and White Floral Centerpiece
Farm Tables with Green Garland Table Runner
A combination of family-style farm tables and square dining tables lent a varied mix to Melissa and Sean's garden-inspired reception. Green garlands ran the length of each table while fall foliage, seasonal produce and candles lent a harvest touch to each tablescape. "The reception space was truly the highlight of the evening!" Melissa says.
Sweet Heather Anne's bakery created this three tier buttercream cake for the couple's covered reception. As a sweet way to treat guests, the newlyweds had single-serving cake boxes on hand so family and friends could enjoy dessert at home.
Nighttime Wedding Reception at Planterra
"Persuasion played a great set—we even requested that they focus on Motown music," the bride says. "I think they did, but it's hard to remember! I just know everyone danced all night and had a great time."