Belleville Wedding | Carmen & Chris

October 14, 2020

Do you ever have a dream where you step into a fairytale land full of lush greens and a blanket of full blooms? That’s exactly what it felt like at Carmen and Chris’ Belleville wedding. The entire event took place on their family’s property and business, Piggly Petals Flower Farm. When I arrived Carmen was putting the finishing touches on the guy’s boutonnieres. Her and her design team did ALL the florals for the whole wedding! I’m talking growing them, harvesting, and making every arrangement. I have never been more impressed in my life, and based on their attention to detail and quality of work, I would HIGHLY recommend them!

Carmen putting together boutonnieres
Finishing touches on Belleville wedding boutonnieres
Custom Bride and Groom doozies
Piggly Petals bridesmaids bouquets
Lay flat of brides details
Belleville wedding bride and bridesmaids
Bride's wedding party attire
Wedding dress hanging up
Grandma zipping bride's dress
Flower girls waiting before Belleville wedding ceremony
Guest playing cornhole before wedding
Mother of the groom
Best man getting boutonniere
Groom getting boutonnière pinned on by mother
Belleville groom
Belleville wedding tent
Belleville wedding ceremony welcome sign
Floral centerpiece
Tent decor and florals
Table centerpieces
Gorgeous floral centerpiece
Decor under the tent
A floral arrangment in fuchsia and white
High top table decor
Centerpiece detail on guests table
Hops strung along the tent
Reserved for grandma and grandpa of the bride
Guest mingling outside the tent and wearing COVID masks
Groomsmen hanging out before the Belleville wedding
Close up of the beer garden sign
Their flower shed turned into a beer garden for the evening
Buckets of sunflowers from Piggly Petals Flower Farm
Drinks for guests
Potpourri inside terrarium
Guest signing custom cornhole board
Groom's custom cornhole board
I'll drink to that custom doozie
Embroidery on vintage suitcase
Wedding favors, custom doozies
The beer boat
Groom and groomsman toasting
Groomsman relaxing
Flower girl and her hair detail
Fuchsia and white centerpiece

Generations of Love

Their ceremony was officiated by Carmen’s uncle. Their Belleville wedding was short and sweet, but could not have been more beautiful in front of the extravagant floral arbor. Once it was over, we did the list of family photos that Carmen and Chris provided. Hands down (haha pun intended, I love a good pun), the image below is my favorite photo with Carmen, her mother, and her grandmother all wearing their wedding rings on top of the bouquet. It’s not too often that I get to take this one, but just the memories of all three weddings in one photo makes me tear up every time. It’s such a beautiful moment to have.

Groom being escorted down the aisle by moms
Flower girls walking down the aisle at Belleville wedding
Bride emerging from tent at Belleville wedding
Bride, grandfather, and dad walking down the aisle
Groom seeing bride for the first time on his wedding day
Bride walking down the aisle
Bride getting handed off by grandfather
Bride and groom at floral altar
Couple holds hands at their Belleville wedding
Couple exchanges vows with their uncle officiant
Couple at their Belleville wedding
Exchanging of wedding rings at Belleville wedding
Groom puts ring on brides hand
Bride puts ring on groom
First kiss between the new couple
First kiss at Belleville wedding
Belleville wedding couple after their vows
Bride hugs wedding guest
Carmen and Chris kiss to the sounds of tambourines ringing
Chris kisses Carmen's cheek
Signing of the marriage certificate
The Michigan marriage license
Carmen's floral hairpiece
Groomsmen being silly
Carmen and her grandparents
Three generations of women with their wedding rings. Grandma, mom, and daughter.
Bride and groom's side for family photos
Groom and his grandparents
Carmen and Chris with their flower girls
Maroon and blush bridesmaids dresses
Belleville wedding party
Groomsmen with navy pants and suspenders
Carmen and Chris looking at each other in front of floral arbor
Carmen and Chris kissing

From there I took Carmen and Chris off by themselves to capture a few sweet minutes between the two of them. While surveying the area earlier in the day, I noticed the flower gardens on the side of the house were in full bloom and they had a sunflower field! Every year I always try to find a sunflower field to do photos in, but for one reason or another I miss the season. I was ecstatic that theirs was still in bloom! Carmen said she had planted them so that way they would be blossoming in conjunction with her wedding. Gosh, I love when a good plan comes together!

Carmen and Chris walking hand-in-hand towards the gardens
Sneaking a kiss behind Carmen's wedding bouquet
Gorgeous buds in the Piggly Petals Flower Farm garden
Carmen and Chris stand in the garden amongst the dahlias
Ring of fire Belleville wedding couple
Belleville wedding couple gazing at each other
Couple cuddles close
Sunflower wedding
Chris making a funny face at Carmen
Carmen and Chris look at each other in front of sunflower field
Bride and groom smile at each other
Couple touches foreheads together at their Belleville wedding
Maroon and pink wedding bouquet
Stunning Carmen standing in front of the sunflower fields
Burgundy, fuchsia, and blush wedding bouquet
Belleville wedding couple dipping
Two tier wedding cake
Floral decorations on wedding cake
Belleville wedding couple cutting the cake
Feeding each other wedding cake
Piece of cake cut out
Cookie wedding favors
Bride sharing cake with her flower girls
Sign on the dessert table
Flower girl being silly
Tent stake decorations
Photo backdrop set up after the ceremony at their Belleville wedding

Venue: Piggly Petals Flower Farm
Officiant: Carmen’s uncle, Art Bonasse
Florist: Carmen herself and Piggly Petals Flower Farm
Catering: Angel Food Catering
Alterations: FaMiri Designs
Cake & Cookies: Rumis
Hair & Makeup: Inspirations


The flower girls made me smile, such cuties! Beautiful wedding!

The sunflower field is so beautiful

This is a beautiful wedding and yuh captures the details so well!!

I love all the flowers and the pretty colours! And the mismatched bridesmaid dresses are so fun, also the wedding favours are my fav thing ever!!

Piggly Petals Flower Farm??? What a fabulous name, and the florals in this wedding are just to die for. I love the sunflower shots, and agree with you on the generation of hands on the bouquet. something that will be cherished for years to come

Such a dreamy day…made my heart swell…and those floral portraits made me all excited! Absolutely stunning!

Gorgeous! Love the sunflowers, and you can totally feel the love radiating through the screen!