Lisa and Matt’s wedding was overflowing with love, excitement, and many meaningful moments. We feel so lucky to have been part of their special day!
Both sides of the wedding party started off the day at the Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place. The ladies got their hair done by Melanie Peltier and their makeup done by Shannon O’Brien, and everyone looked stunning! Cassie Rosch was there to capture every moment.
After Lisa and Matt’s first look and some group photos, Empire Limousine took the wedding party to the beautiful Bridgeport Art Center, where they continued taking photos as the Five Grain team began setting up.
Flowers for Dreams brought so much life to the space with their vibrant floral arrangements. Lisa’s bouquet even included a succulent, which is one of her favorite plants. The escort cards were strung on BAC’s large metal barn doors, which made a great use of the space. In lieu of guest favors, the couple handmade tokens that guests placed in one of three jars, signifying to which charity they wanted Lisa and Matt to donate: ACLU, One Tail at a Time, or University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center. One of our favorite elements was their projection of “#Lisasbutterhalf,” which comes from Matt’s nickname growing up, Butter.
The ceremony was deeply meaningful: They had some of their closest friends say a few words, they read their own vows, and Lisa’s brother, Eric, officiated. Vanilla Video was there to record it all.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour with delicious drinks from Venue Logic and appetizers and a charcuterie station from Paramount Events. Eric Hochberg was playing beautifully with his jazz trio, as the Shutterbooth photo booth opened up for use.
Everyone then took their seats for dinner, where guests enjoyed Lisa and Matt’s first dance, some speeches, and the parent dances. Their cake from Alliance Bakery had one of the coolest toppers we’ve seen: It was of Lisa and Matt kissing while holding weights, since they first met through their Crossfit Gym.
This wedding not only had countless special touches, but was filled with so many meaningful relationships. You could tell how much everyone in the room loved Lisa and Matt (and vice versa), and that made for a palpably warm, loving atmosphere. Congratulations Lisa and Matt, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful wedding!