Andrea and Steve were inspired by their own way of life when they planned their rustic country wedding. They gorgeously combined a formal, black tie event with a huge family jamboree and old fashioned ho-down. Everyone was encouraged to come with a musical instrument and the drive to rock out. They both come from families who love jam nights and réveillons, so the ho-down was simply back to basics for this music-loving crowd.
If you don’t know how cool Detroit can actually be, this couple is going to school you. They brought in amazing local BBQ, pies, local farm-created salads, and of course, Detroit brass bands at both the ceremony AND the reception! You’ll love the floral dresses, ribbon wands, piñatas, and the general splendor of a wedding full of music and dancing.
With a community of Seattle musicians at your disposal and Sodo Pop as your venue, music was definitely a theme of this wedding. Add in the sweet times with a blended family and you’ve got some seriously cute moments. But when the bride had to give “her parents” to a friend while she walked up the aisle, things got funny.
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Who wants to see Managing Editor Megan’s first time as a bridesmaid? Her two very close friends, Erik and Kimmy, married each other in chic bohemian style, in the Los Angeles mountains. Come for the live music (the groom is a musician), but stay for the fashion (the bride is a stylist).