Madly in Love

Ann Arbor’s charmingly quirky Graduate Hotel sets the scene for a modern take on vintage-inspired looks for the entire wedding party
Photography By Jenny Risher | Styling By Rebecca Voigt
Florals By University Flower Shop | Hair & Makeup By The Makeup Loft

Prop Stylist/Assistant: Jennifer Pickering

 

From left: Emporio Armani tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, and velvet tie, $49.90, at area Express stores and express.com. Justin Alexander zip-back halter ballgown, $2,100, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com. Crystal four leaf flower pin (in hair), $45, and pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Michael Kors wool blazer, $595, and trouser, $295, at michaelkors.com. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $148, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express. Emporio Armani velvet tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $175, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express. MICHAEL Michael Kors floral dress, $98, at michaelkors.com. Bag knot pearl earrings, $50, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. MICHAEL Michael Kors garden embroidered mesh dress, $250, at michaelkors.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room. Pearl and crystal earrings, $15, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com.

Inspired by classic collegiate style, Ann Arbor’s Graduate hotel evokes a cozy club feel with nods to the history and culture of the town. In the guest rooms, charcoal grey flannel walls set the backdrop for preppy plaids and rustic wood accents.

Theory velvet tuxedo jacket, $645, and Neiman Marcus bow tie, $85, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643- 1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, at area Express stores and express.com. Elaine B. multi-faceted wedding band, $800 for set of two, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com.

From left: INES by Ines Di Santo “Suri” gown with train, $5,680, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com. Pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Diamond engagement ring, $10,350, and diamond wedding band, $1,499, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors floral dress, $98, at michaelkors.com. Bag knot pearl earrings, $50, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. MICHAEL Michael Kors garden embroidered mesh dress, $250, at michaelkors.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room. Pearl and crystal earrings, $15, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com.

The Presidential Suite at Graduate Ann Arbor offers sweeping views of downtown Ann Arbor. Cozy and chic, it’s the perfect retreat for newlyweds.
The Wedding Shoppe Private Collection “McCartney” gown, $1,599, at The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net. Elaine B. “Mountain Side Provincial” ring, $1,100, and “Aquamarine Provincial” ring, $1,300, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com. Barrera pearl earrings, $415, and Judith Leiber crystal evening clutch, $1,995, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. Betsey Johnson lace pumps, $129, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com.
Inspired by classic super clubs, the Allen Rumsey Cocktail Lounge sets the tone for an unforgettable evening with a pool table, 1970s chandeliers, and a jukebox spinning 45″ records.

From left: Zara plaid suit jacket, $199, and pants, $89.90, at Zara, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-458-0875; zara.com. Warby Parker “Hughes” jet black glasses, $95, at Warby Parker stores and warbyparker.com. BOSS Hugo Boss suit, $895, shirt, $175, and tie, $118, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Warby Parker “Percey” evergreen tortoise fade glasses, $95, at Warby Parker. Michael Kors wool blazer, $595, and trouser, $295, at michaelkors.com. BOSS Hugo Boss shirt, $148, and tie, $128, at Hugo Boss.

Paloma Blanca gown with sash, $2,410, at The Gown Shop, Ann Arbor; 734-834-4696; thegownshop.com. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $425, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. Diamond engagement ring, $8,250, and diamond eternity ring, $3,750, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com.

The hand-drawn equations found on the columns in the lobby are inspired by the automotive engineering industry.
From left: Maggy London cold shoulder dress, $148, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Elaine B. “Eggshell Drop” earrings, $108, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com. Paloma Blanca gown with sash, $2,410, at The Gown Shop, Ann Arbor; 734-834-4696; thegownshop.com. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $425, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. Diamond engagement ring, $8,250, and diamond eternity ring, $3,750, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com. Badgley Mischka satin heels, $225, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com. Jimmy Choo “Leni” painted glitter clutch, $775, at Neiman Marcus. Maggy London pleated sleeve dress, $152, at The Peacock Room. Elaine B. “Tiny Eggshell” earrings, $98, at Elaine B. Jewelry.

From left: BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $175, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express stores and express.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $148, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express.

At the Allen Rumsey Cocktail Lounge, Chef Halprin has crafted a menu with classic super club cuisine, including a Lazy Susan of pickles, relishes, breads and spreads. The restaurant’s retro ethos continues through the bar menu, with classic cocktails and house favorites made with local liquors.

Emporio Armani tuxedo jacket, $1,495, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, and velvet tie, $49.90, at area Express stores and express.com.

From left: BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $148, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express stores and express.com. BHLDN “Linden” dress, $280, at bhldn.com. Pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $995, and tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express. WToo “Hermia” gown, $1,395, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors rose faux fur jacket, $395, at michaelkors.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room. Diamond engagement ring, $8,250, diamond eternity ring, $3,750, and Mikimoto pearl and diamond studs, $1,160, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com. Badgley Mischka heels, $215, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com. Theia Bridal “Trinity” jumpsuit, $280, at bhldn.com. David Tutera pearl necklace, $89, at Piera’s Bridal Couture. Pearl earrings, $12, at The Peacock Room. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo, $895, and shirt, $175, at Hugo Boss. Express bow tie, $39.90, at Express.

The 40-foot long, 60-seat communal table in the lobby (previous photo) encourages guests to gather and share ideas. The extra-long table was inspired by the University of Michigan’s law library and is meant to bring together travelers and locals alike. The “Death of a Salesman” painting in the Presidential Suite (this photo) references notable U-M alum and playwright Arthur Miller.

From left: Pronovias gown, $1,500, at Bridal Couture, Birmingham; 248-645-0500; bridalcouturemi.com. Pearl headband, $22, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Mikimoto pearl and diamond studs, $1,160, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 800-337-4438; tappers.com. Zara tuxedo jacket, $149, and tuxedo pant, $79.90, at Zara, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-458-0875; zara.com. BOSS Hugo Boss tuxedo shirt, $248, at Hugo Boss, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-643-1938; hugoboss.com. Express tuxedo pant, $148, at area Express stores and express.com. Elaine B. multi-faceted wedding band, $800 for set of two, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com.

Graduate Ann Arbor features 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including three ballrooms accommodating up to 300 guests. To learn more about hosting a Graduate wedding, visit graduatehotels.com/ann-arbor.

Ines Di Santo “Mia” gown with cathedral train, $8,680, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com. Elaine B. “Sunstone Compass” ring, $1,100, at Elaine B. Jewelry, Ferndale; 248-270-5625; elainebjewelry.com. Pearl earring, $12, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061.

From left: Michael Kors slim-fit ponte blazer, $198, trousers, $148, and slim-fit stretch-cotton shirt, $128, at michaelkors.com. BHLDN “Anthem” dress, $195, at bhldn.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors lace drapey trench coat, $295, “Lacey” butterfly embellished slides, $130, and large “Whitney” shoulder bag, $278, at michaelkors.com. SWISSGEAR hardside trunk carry-on suitcase, $120, at target.com.

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