An Eclectic, Colorful Wedding at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Michigan

“How many couples can say they literally got married feet away from a Van Gogh?” Beatrice Tepel (25 and owner of Open Me When) asks. She married Eli Wolnerman (25 and a marketing brand manager) among the estee,ed artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Gold-rimmed dinnerware and envy-inducing florals set the scene for the formal affair, which kicked off with an emotional ceremony in the museum’s Rivera Court. “I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place to get married,” Beatrice says. Beatrice traded a traditional veil for a floral headpiece that matched her groom’s verdant bow tie. A custom watercolor illustration painted by the mother of the bride influenced much of the day’s design, including the couple’s ethereal stationery suite. Classic Motown hits made the couple’s must-play list, and nods to the city’s storied past included signature Detroit Mules made from vodka and Vernors ginger ale. Beatrice and Eli even worked with the local Atwater Brewery and their stationer to create personalized beer bottles for the party. Buttercream and sugar peonies concealed layers of chocolate-salted-caramel cake. In order to fuel the late-night dance party, the newlyweds treated guests to brown sugar cookie favors and mini chicken and waffle sliders.