Belle Isle Wedding | Adam & Lavender

August 12, 2020

Inquires always get me so excited when they land in my inbox. It’s like when you get something in the mail that isn’t a bill! So when Lavender contacted me for her Belle Isle wedding, I was super pumped to learn that they were getting married at the Belle Isle Conservatory in Detroit. For a while I had been hoping to get the honor to photograph there, and now was my chance! The weather was pretty mild for their early November wedding, so the temperature inside the conservatory was absolutely fabulous. The rooms filled with lush green trees and arid desert landscapes made for the most gorgeous backdrops during their wedding photos. The room they held their wedding in was called the Fernery. It is the perfect room for such an intimate event, they had roughly 20-30 guests with still plenty of space for more.

From there, we took their Belle Isle wedding outside into the formal gardens. It rained the days leading up to their wedding, so the grounds were pretty soggy. That little snafu didn’t stop me! I was still able to capture a few gorgeous images of Adam and Lavender with the Detroit skyline in the background. I just love the contrast of nature and urban environment.

Belle Isle Wedding Turns Creole

Adam and Lavender hosted their wedding reception dinner at Fishbones in Detroit. Side note, but if you love creole cuisine like I do, this place is a must for dinner! I highly recommend trying the crawfish étouffée and alligator voodoo. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. But I digress. They served a delicious family style dinner. Meals like this really get guests talking, and I like hearing how they play a role in the couples lives. Their guests were given adorable heart-shaped loose tea holders and tea straight from India. Such a unique way to remember their Detroit wedding!

Lavender putting on the finishing touches before she walks down the aisle for her Belle Isle wedding
Lavender stands in front of the Cactus House in the Belle Isle Conservatory
Purple, green, and white wedding bouquet at Detroit wedding
Lavender and her parents from India at their Michigan wedding
Parents giving away their daughter at their Detroit wedding
Couple stands in front of the officiant at their Belle Isle wedding
Father's speech during wedding ceremony on Belle Isle
Officiant sharing some laughs during the Belle Isle wedding ceremony
First kiss between husband and wife at their Belle Isle wedding
Purple and green bouquet laying on a bench inside the Belle Isle Conservatory
Purple wedding ring resting on a Bromelaid
Couple looks at each other in the Tropic House on Belle Isle
Groom and groomsmen posing together on in the Belle Isle Conservatory
Ladies showing some sass at their Detroit wedding
Bride and groom with all their guest at their Michigan micro wedding on Belle Isle
Detroit groom with lavender vest and bowtie
White rose boutonniere
Wedding shoes in front of boxwood
Detroit groom kisses his Michigan Indian bride
Wedding couple outside of Belle Isle Conservatory
Groom kisses bride's shoulder under gazebo on Belle Isle
The Belle Isle Conservatory
Wedding couple with Detroit skyline in the background
Couple cuddles after their Belle Isle wedding in Detroit
Place settings at Fishbone's in Detroit wedding reception
Centerpieces at Fishbone's wedding
Wedding favors filled with Indian tea and infuser
Best man speech at Fishbones
Bride and groom toasts the best man
Astoria Bakery wedding cake
Wedding couple cut the cake at their Detroit wedding

This is such a fun and personal wedding!

The conservatory is so beautiful! Love the way you captured the flowers! Such a lovely wedding!

Love your attention to detail! The colors are perfect too!

i love how colorful and vibrant this wedding is! the couples looks super in love and you totally captured that.

These are so pretty. I especially love your detail shots and how you posed them. The whole wedding felt light and easy, where the couple could just be themselves and enjoy the moment.

Beautiful wedding, they look so happy!

This looks like such an amazing day and now if I am ever in Detroit I know a wicked spot I have to check out for dinner!

What a beautiful wedding, so vibrant and colourful!