A Rooftop Wedding at SkyDeck in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Amber Manning (28 and a teacher) and Adam French (30 and also a teacher) imagined a unique space for their summer wedding. When they found SkyDeck, a

Amber Manning (28 and a teacher) and Adam French (30 and also a teacher) imagined a unique space for their summer wedding. When they found SkyDeck, a rooftop bar in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Loft 310, located in the same building, they knew they'd found their ceremony and reception venues. "I wanted a classic and clean wedding, with some glamorous touches," Amber says. Amber's white gown with an intricate, beaded neckline inspired the wedding's mod-meets-glam theme. The couple worked from a palette of silver, blush and navy. The rooftop bar, outfitted in an futuristic white tent, offered guests sweeping, panoramic views of the city, while the loft's chandeliers and sequined table runners added a dazzling element to the day. Other shining moments? Bubbles filled the air after the newlyweds said "I do," and the cake, created by friend Debbie Carson, included a tier of silvery sweetness. 

There were lots of DIY crafts at the reception, like the photo booth that the couple engineered using an iPad and some piping, and the silk-flower pomanders that Amber's mother used to make centerpieces. Perhaps the sweetest parts of the ceremony were the ones that reflected Amber and Adam as a couple. The wrapping on Amber's bouquet was a piece of lace cut from her mother's wedding dress, and the charm pin was a gift from her sister-in-law. At the reception, their engagement photos were framed on one side of the room, while photos from their parents', grandparents' and siblings' weddings hung from a string on the other. Amber's main takeaway from planning her wedding is to just have fun with it. "I feel like my husband and I chose every part of our wedding to fit the things we liked and who we were, and it turned out great," she says. —Alexa Wybraniec

The wrapping on Amber's bouquet was a slice of lace that was cut from her mother's wedding dress. Her sister-in-law gave her a charm pin, which represented something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
Amber and Adam were married atop SkyDeck, a rooftop bar in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The space offered spectacular views of the city to their guests.
Amber's sparkly silver shoes added a dazzling touch to the couple's modern, clean wedding.
One of the couple's two flower girls held Amber's bouquet of white chrysanthemums and blush roses while gazing at downtown Kalamazoo before the ceremony.
Each color in the wedding's palette—navy, blush and silver—was incorporated into Adam's style, from his boutonniere to his polka-dot tie.
Amber matched her earrings, bracelet, hair piece and veil to the ornate beading on her dress.
Since the couple's ceremony was held at the SkyDeck rooftop bar and their reception in one of the building's lofts, their guests did not have to travel to continue the celebration.
Amber and Adam were married atop SkyDeck, a rooftop bar in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. A seriously modern white tent tied the ceremony together.
The bridesmaids, in matching navy dresses, held bouquets of blush roses and sprigs of baby's breath. Amber's blooms also included large white chrysanthemums.
Amber and Adam walked up the aisle amid bubbles and their closest friends and family.
"The modern, clean, bright, fun, glamorous aspects of our wedding were exactly what we liked," Amber says. "So go with your instincts, choose the things know that you enjoy, and it will work out perfectly."
Amber and Adam used card stock to create their simple, blue- and silver-lined escort cards. The couple displayed their wedding hashtag between white vases of baby's breath.
The couple were sold on the modern, clean space at Loft 310 for their reception. Amber designed the tables, and her mother helped to make the silk-flower pomanders that topped some of the silver candlesticks.
On tables without their DIY pomanders, Amber and her mother placed tealight candles and three roses in miniature vases. Each table was decorated in a sleek, silver-sequined runner.
Baby's breath dressed up the blush roses that served as centerpieces on some of the reception tables. The sequined runners added to the glamorous setting.
Amber and Adam created a photo booth using an iPad, the Simple Booth app and PVC pipe.  They even sewed the photo booth curtains, brought a wireless printer and left out silly props for their guests' amusement.
Amber ironed her custom design onto muslin bags filled with French roast coffee beans, chosen as a tribute to her new last name.
The cake was designed and created by Debbie Carson, a friend of the couple and professional cake baker.
Amber and Adam cut into their cake, designed and created by friend and baker Debbie Carson.
Amber's grandmother baked these cupcakes with sparkly heart-shaped toppers, in keeping with the wedding's palette.
The couple's first-dance song was "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison.