An Intimate, Elegant Wedding at Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan

For Taylor Duda (25 and a pediatric speech language pathologist) and Josh Mick (26 and a mortgage banker), finding a way to make a wedding of 200 gues

For Taylor Duda (25 and a pediatric speech language pathologist) and Josh Mick (26 and a mortgage banker), finding a way to make a wedding of 200 guests feel intimate was the top priority. After selecting the European-style Townsend Hotel as their ceremony and reception venue, the couple started planning an affair that was simple yet elegant. A short, personal ceremony—officiated by a pastor who mentored Josh in his youth—was followed by a cocktail hour in the hotel's lobby, set to a Frank Sinatra impersonator. A neutral palette of ivory and champagne paired with the warm glow of gold mercury glass offset the vibrant, textural centerpieces, inspired by Taylor's vision of "perfectly imperfect" florals. In their quest for a small-wedding feel, Taylor and Josh incorporated custom details like a gelato cart and a live eight-piece band and skipped wedding traditions that didn't feel right. The result? A wedding that focused on personal details, cherished relationships and meaningful moments. "It was not just about us," Taylor says. "But it was a celebration for everyone who has special meaning in our lives." —Michelle Thomas

Taylor decorated her wedding in neutral hues of champagne and ivory paired with soft gold details.
Textured, organic floral arrangements give the hotel's regal elegance a modern drama.
Warm golds and soft champagne hues paired with the antique-inspired decor of the hotel for an elegant reception look.
Soft mercury glass details helped up the glamour of the decor. Vibrant pops of colorful blooms were paired with loose greenery for a textured, organic floral feel.
A simple, single-tier cake was created by B Free Bakery.
The couple danced to Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud."
Guests enjoyed eight specialty flavors of gelato as a sweet treat during the reception.
Taylor accessorized with a gold and white clutch and jeweled wedge sandals. Her custom-made earrings matched the pearl beaded belt of her gown.
Josh designed Taylor's platinum solitaire engagement ring and diamond wedding band. His ring is made of tungsten.
The Townsend Hotel's regal, old-world style gave Taylor and Josh's wedding a classic elegance.
Taylor's modern Carol Hannah dress featured a draped linen ball gown skirt and a deconstructed tulle bodice.