A Romantic Blush Wedding at Cranbrook House & Gardens in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

For Kayla Guthrie (26 and a human resources representative), her June wedding to Tanner Garlock (28 and a quality control specialist) at Cranbrook House & Gardens signified a celebratory, full-circle moment. “The venue holds personal meaning to me, as I’m a graduate from Cranbrook Educational Community,” she says. “Experiencing the school in an alternative and more mature light was nostalgic and rewarding.” The 40-acre gardens and surrounding grounds appealed to the pair, who decorated the metro-Detroit mainstay with wood accents, sequined linens and an abundance of ivory blooms. Kayla tried on five gowns before she selected a strapless lace stunner by designer Anne Barge. The couple sealed the deal next to a wishing well as 160 guests looked on. String lights and swaths of ivory fabric lent a romantic ambience to the airy, tented reception, while paper lanterns illuminated the garden’s tranquil reflecting pool. Post-dinner indulgences ranged from a raspberry-rosewater and praline-caramel cake to a late-night spread of fresh baked pretzels.