Every year, we love to do a wedding inspiration shoot with other vendors. But this year, every concept we considered seemed so freakin’ boring. I mean, who needs to see yet ANOTHER boho or Great Gatsby inspiration shoot? Um, no thanks.
Then one day I was marathon watching the show Parks and Recreation (NBC). It’s totally hilarious, not to mention the Ron Swanson character is one of THEE funniest to grace TV in ages. And, even though the show is predominantly humor-based, there are two couples (Ben + Leslie and April + Andy) that have several moments throughout that can make you feel all mushy inside. So…put Parks and Rec in wedding form? Why not? 🙂
For location we chose Cliff Bells (jazz club, downtown Detroit) and they also host wedding receptions. What a great place to channel some Duke Silver! We also did some shots in the Guardian Building as well as Campus Maritus Park. Enjoy!
Event Planner: Tracie Greene of Event Elements | Venue: Cliff Bells | Tablescapes: Forte Belanger | Cake: VanillaBean BakeShop
Hair: Stephanie Camilleri + Kalyn Schwitzer | Makeup: LC Makeup Artistry | Dresses: Roma Sposa
Floral: Blumz by JR Designs | Tuxes: Tux on Nine | Invitations/Signage: Vivian Elle Invitations
Photography: Trish + Patrick Hadley
Behind the Scenes Video by S’mitten Videography
Special thanks to:
Dog: Brody (He’s up for adoption and quite the snuggle bug!)
Models: Jessica Hillman (Leslie) | Nicholas Tong (Ben) | Jenna Ledtke (April) | Tommy Mac (Andy)