Forever Flowers

After running a flower shop with multiple locations in Colorado for 10 years and creating floral designs for up to six weddings every weekend, a case of burnout nudged florist Elizabeth Carter to look for a change.

Gone Bananas

When rumors whirled that the royal wedding on May 19 between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress, would feature a banana cake, pastry chefs across the country received overwhelming requests for confections infused with Prince Harry’s favorite fruit.

Push the Envelope

Let your wedding invitations stand out with a pop of color and unique design. From metallic lettering and lace embellishments to watercolor artwork and sleek calligraphy, these envelopes from Michigan-based creatives will leave a lasting impression.

The Wedding Whisperer

“Detroit is an absolute oyster,” says New York City event designer David Monn, who became acquainted with the city after designing a gala at the Detroit Institute of Arts. “It’s full of jewels — Eastern Market, Belle Isle, the DIA.

The Final Countdown

By now, you’ve picked your venue, settled on a theme, and said, “yes” to the dress. Play off of these elements as you gather inspiration for your hair and makeup aesthetic for the big day.

Well-Crafted Weddings

"Making your own wedding bands is so special,” Amy Weiks says. She and her husband, Gabriel Craig, are metalsmiths, and they made each other’s rings. Now, they teach a two-day couple’s wedding band workshop at their studio, the Smith Shop, through Detroit’s Center for Craft and Applied Arts.

Mission Propossible

Last spring, Birmingham native and former The Bachelor contestant Britt Nilsson (now Nilsson Byrne) was greeted with flowers and rose petals after returning home from a walk with her then-boyfriend, Jeremy Byrne.

Dress Decoded

Take your wedding from casual chic to black tie glamour.

Handheld

Whether your style is va-va-voom or vintage chic, a gorgeous clutch is the perfect place to stash your vows, lipstick, tissue, and other wedding day essentials.

Runway Ready

Turn the aisle into a catwalk with trending designer looks.

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