Heather & Serafin

Heather Hillman, Port Huron, to Serafin Llerena, Jackson July 3, 2020

A JULY 3, 2020 WEDDING had been planned for months. But with whispers of a virus causing concern, Heather Hillman and Serafin Llerena decided to send the invitations for their wedding with a note that it might be postponed. By June it was clear they could not go ahead as planned, and they cancelled the original venue, where they were expecting 200 guests. Still wanting to get married on their original date but with an executive order in place restricting how many people could gather, the couple turned to the bride’s uncles, Norman Silk and Dale Morgan, who happened to have a beautiful garden perfect for a small, 20-person wedding. Silk and Morgan own the Dorothy G. Turkel House, Detroit’s only building designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The ceremony took place in the sculpture garden under an arbor of greenery festooned with peonies, roses, hydrangea, gerbera, scabiosa, spray roses and hypericum berries. Following the ceremony, champagne and appetizers were served in the garden. The reception followed on the terrace under white umbrellas on socially distanced tables. Morgan, the bride’s uncle, custom made geometric tablecloths in peach, pink, blue, and gray, and centerpieces of pink and white peonies, gerbera, peach spray roses, dozens of pink garden roses, and delicate blue oxypetalum from Holland were grouped on the tables. The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

WEDDING & RECEPTION Frank Lloyd Wright Dorothy G. Turkel House, Detroit PHOTOGRAPHER Chris and Amber Photography
PLANNER Megan Kennedy
HAIR & MAKEUP Beauty Bar and Boutique
CAKE & DESSERTS Milk and Honey
LINEN Custom by Dale Morgan