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Michael & Rebecca’s Journeyman Distillery Wedding

I am always excited to execute a Journeyman Distillery wedding and Michael & Becca’s wedding day definitely was one for the books! I had the pleasure of not only spending time planning with Becca, the bride, but also worked extremely closely with her mother, Pam, and mother-in-law, Dodi. I loved how well I got to know the whole family before the day, which made this wedding day so special.

When it came to the design Michael & Becca where looking to marry the rustic charm of the distillery with contemporary and modern touches, which made designing this day so fun. They decided on a color palette of blush, dusty pink, white, navy blue with accents of black. We also added lots of whimsical greenery, which paired perfectly with a warm June day.

Scroll down to see all the gorgeous images from this Journeyman Distillery wedding captured so beautifully by Amber at Brick & Pine Photography.

Entrance to Warren Hall at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bridal gown and blush bridesmaids dresses

Bridesmaids smiling in robes before a wedding at Journeyman Distillery

Bridal bouquet at a Journeyman Distillery weddingBride gets dressed at her Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride putting on her shoes at Journeyman Distillery

Bride and bridesmaids smiling at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride with her bouquet at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Black lounge furniture with custom PCB home pillowNavy groom's suit with a white boutonnière

Groom and groomsmen smiling at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

I loved that from day 1 Becca knew she wanted both of her parents to walk her down the aisle, because both of her parents got her to where she was in life. Watching the 3 of them walk down the aisle towards Michael was such a sweet moment from the ceremony.

Bride walking down the aisle at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

There were so many favorite design elements from this day, but I have to say the wild and whimsical greenery install above the alter (which later turned into the head table location) was definitely top of the list. Chandra at Snapdragon Designs and her team did such an amazing job creating this installation.

wedding ceremony at Journeyman Distillery

Ceremony at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Couple walking down the aisle at a Journeyman Distillery weddingJourneyman Distillery wedding bar

Groom enjoying a cocktail at his Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride and Groom kissing in the bridal suite at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Couple smiling at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

After the ceremony guests moved to the other side of Warren Hall where we drew the curtains and flipped the ceremony space into the reception space. We decided to add a mixture of round and harvest rectangle tables so we could add diversity to the layout and table scapes. Chandra from Snapdragon Design did a beautiful job on all the gorgeous floral pieces and I absolutely loved the black edged lanterns from Events by iCandy for a modern touch to this rustic space.

Journeyman Distillery wedding reception

Journeyman Distillery wedding receptionJourneyman Distillery wedding reception

Journeyman Distillery wedding head table

Head table at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

One of the things we strategically did with the floor plan design was made it feel more inclusive. Both Becca & Michael felt that though the day was technically about them, they didn’t want every minute of attention on them. So rather than doing a traditional head table where the bridal party is seated on one side or a sweetheart table we did a kings table. This way the bridal party was wrapped all around the table with a small window for some of the guests to see Becca and Michael.

Journeyman Distillery wedding barBride and groom share a first dance at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride and Groom enjoying the Hora at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

This was my first time witnessing the Hora at a wedding and it was such a fun experience! I loved seeing everyone engage in the tradition by clapping and dancing along.

Groom and groomsman dancing at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride smiling at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

There were so many highlights of the day, but one of my favorites was DJ Matt grabbing Michael’s 98 year old grandma after dinner to lead the conga line to get the party started. I’m not sure there was a single guest left in their seats after that moment and the dance floor was packed.

grandmother dancing at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Bride and Groom kissing outside of Journeyman Distillery

Bride and groom kissing outside at their Three Oaks, Michigan wedding

Michael and Becca, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day and we wish you the most beautiful life together.

xo,

Brooke & Team Stellaluna

 

Want to see more of our real weddings? Check out Deb & George’s 12 Corners Vineyard Wedding!

 

Photography: Brick & Pine Photography | Design & Coordination: Stellaluna Events | Venue & Catering: Journeyman Distillery wedding | Floral Design: Snapdragon Design | Entertainment: Acoustic Generation & 27 Entertainment | Beauty: Pomp & Artistry | Bridal Gown: Lovely Bride | Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids Chicago | Rentals: La TavolaEvents by iCandy | Desserts: Froehlich’s | Beer & Wine: Beverage Specialists | Transportation: Leisure Limo | Monogram Pillow: PCB Home | Officiant: Earthbound Weddings

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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