Colorful swanky black tie Shinola wedding at the Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit, Michigan provided by Kari Dawson, top-rated Detroit wedding photographer and her team.
A black tie Shinola wedding at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, Michigan… unless… you are the groom in a custom fuchsia pink suit. Lew and Jill have incredible personal style. A style that require confidence. So I knew the colors and details were going to be epic but I had no idea what to expect. You might not think a pink silk suit can be pulled into wedding details but it actually did. And perfectly.
Add to it the bridesmaids in varying shades of blue and green with the groomsman in navy and yet, it worked. It worked because the florals and natural textures chosen for the reception and ceremony space, bouquets and boutonnieres brought it all together. I love that Jill chose something completely unique and carried a fan adorned with vintage jewels and orchids down the aisle. The centerpieces further brought in pampas grass, rich toned peonies, large green leaves and pops of blue.
But what really made the day magical is the authentic bond between Lew and Jill themselves and the deep connections to their people. The way Lew and Jill look at each other. The way they honored Jill’s parents and both of their elders. And the way they cherish their children. Watching their children look on with pride in their eyes during the ceremony was one of the best moments I have ever witnessed. I am so honored to have been part of bringing this family together. To witness a unique event hosted by two unique individuals that just wanted to do it their way. And for the reminder that ‘all you need is love.’
Wedding day vendors provided at the end of this post.
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Wedding Day Vendors
Photographer: Kari Dawson
Venue: Shinola Hotel
Florals: Flowers by Gabrielle
Band: Major Dudes
Hair: Kellie Fisher
Bride’s Dress: Birmingham Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Menswear: Mens Warehouse