An Intimate, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Zingerman's Events on Fourth in Ann Arbor, Michigan
For their romantic, vintage wedding in Ann Arbor, newlyweds Alex Hayes (25 and a non-profit fundraiser) and Don Armstrong (28 and a plumber) kept things intimate in an outdoor ceremony at the Earhart Manor at Concordia University. "We wanted to have our entire wedding outdoors, but thanks to Michigan weather, we were a little nervous," the bride says. "Thankfully, the manor has a garden-like outdoor space with the vintage feel that we were looking for. We exchanged vows in front of a huge window surrounded by trees, so the entire ceremony felt super cozy and majestic at the same time." Dressed in an Amy Kuschel gown and Untamed Petals headband, the bride completed her vintage-inspired look with a sentimental bouquet wrap that has stood the test of time. "All of the bouquets were wrapped in lace from my mom's original wedding dress and veil," Alex says. While in the midst of planning their September wedding, the to-be-weds didn't have to search far for the perfect reception venue. "Once we found Zingerman's Events on Fourth, it was game over," says the bride. "The reception space had brick walls, distressed wood floors and string lights. It was exactly what we were looking for – cozy and intimate with tons of character." Thanks to the rustic charm of the space, not much was needed in order to turn the famed Ann Arbor deli into a dream wedding venue. "We used a lot of pink and mint with plenty of gold accents," Alex says. "Some flowers and candles were all we really needed to add to the space." Guests spent the night snacking on an array of eats courtesy of Zingerman's – including apple butter spice cupcakes and a blackberry preserve wedding cake filled with vanilla pastry cream. "We just wanted our guests to eat and drink as much as possible!" Alex says. "Don and I are both pretty private people, so it meant a lot of us to share our special day with those we love most."