Fernwood Botanical Garden Wedding | Niles, MI | Mike + Theresa

To call a candlelit evening in the garden “magical” is an understatement. Mike & Theresa’s Fernwood Botanical Garden wedding was definitely not lacking in magic. Coming from Chicago and the busy city life, they found an escape in this beautiful garden setting.

Theresa has an eye for design and detail, and her vision for the day was stunning. What I loved the most about working with Mike, Theresa, and their sweet parents was they constantly kept their guests’ experience in mind and designed their day around it. To be a guest at this soiree looked like an interactive tour through the gardens, a moscow mule bar, champagne station, a basket of scarves when the sun went down, a variety of dessert options, and flatbreads for a late night snack.  No detail was overlooked.

This wedding was featured on the Wedding Day Magazine blog along with their latest print issue. Scroll below to see the lovely details and gorgeous images captured by Allie & John Photography.

I always say a bride that allows her maids to where white or ivory is kind-hearted and confident.

Fernwood Botanical Garden wedding ceremony setting

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve wedding portrait

Fernwood Botanical Garden tented wedding reception

Grey velvet cocktail table linens for wedding

moscow mule signature drink for wedding

Wedding cakes by The Baker’s Rhapsody

Glass printed dessert table sign

Elegant dessert table

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve catering

Fernwood Botanical Garden wedding reception dancing

Mike & Theresa happened to marry the same day Theresa’s grandfather turned 95. They were excited to share their day and surprised him with a personal cake just for him. Moments before they delivered his cake and he was asking if it was dessert time yet, so needless to say he was excited about his sweet treat.

First dance at Fernwood Botanical Garden

Black and white checker outdoor dance floor

Wedding tent at night at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Arnold! May your future be bright and full of love. Take a peak at their wedding film by Shutter and Sound below.

 

Photography: Allie & John Photography  | Coordination & Floral Design: Stellaluna Events | Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Fernwood Botanical Gardens | Cinematography: Shutter & Sound | Cake: The Baker’s Rhapsody | Linen & Copper Mugs: Ultrapom | Rentals: Burn’s Rentals | Gown: Mira Couture | Hair + Makeup: Pomp & Artistry  | DJ: DPM Events | Transportation: South Bend Taxi | String Quartet: Silver Strings Quartet

Brooke DePauw

Brooke is the owner of Stellaluna Events and a top Michigan wedding planner. She is a lover of celebrations by the water, with extensive experience with Lake Michigan and other lakeside weddings. Brooke believes in tossing away the trends and creating fulfilling experiences for her clients and their guests.

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