Emily + Darin

We'll never forget the moment we learned Emily was engaged. 

We were sitting in our favorite East Lansing coffee shop waiting to start a finalization meeting for Emily's sister, Laura, when Joanne (Emily + Laura's mom) walked in looking a little more excited than usual. We launched in to our normal "Yay, two weeks left!" pep talk, when the words tumbled out of Joanne's mouth, "oh, I've got another one for next year!". 

Emily + Darin got swept up in a truly magical whirlwind romance. They had met just months earlier - but when you know it's right, it's right. Emily loved Darin's passion and musical talent; Darin loved Emily's boldness and sense of humor. A real love worth celebrating, right?

 For Emily + Darin's design, we took our inspiration from one of the most romantic places: the little gardens you find tucked back in a bustling city. The kind with bistro lights strung overtop, with bottles of wine on little tables, music playing softly in the background and love pouring out everywhere. We worked for months to create an eclectic wedding that honored the things most important to E+D: music, family and their love for one another.  

The images below are just a few of our favorites from Breanne Rochelle Photography . Find more about the inspiration behind our design as you scroll through the post.

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Planning + Design: A Lovely Day // Bride's Dress: Pierre's Bridal // Groom's Tuxedo: Pierre's Bridal // Hair and Makeup: Annalise Lee // Ceremony Venue: MSU Horticulture Gardens // Ceremony Entertainment: Deidreanna Q. Potter // Officiant: Stratton's Words of Wisdom // Reception Venue: Urban Beat // Catering: Dusty's Cellar // Linens: Linen Hero // Tabletop Rentals: The Rental Company // Florals: Blooming Inspirations // DJ: Complete // Lighting Installations: Modernly Events // Popsicles: MI Pops // Photography: Breanne Rochelle Photography