Can you believe Nicole Vohs and Matt Szura’s Meadow Brook wedding almost didn’t happen?
The couple originally chose ultra-glam and romantic Lake Como, Italy, as the place for their destination wedding. Nicole and Matt flew over to Italy, chose a venue, and began the planning process. But when they came home to Michigan, they realized that planning a wedding across the ocean would be difficult.
“Many of our closest family and friends were not going to be able to attend, so we began searching for venues in Michigan,” Nicole said. “Meadow Brook was the first on my list, being an alum from OU, and knowing how beautiful everything was, I could not wait to show Matt. Finding a venue that even came close to our Lake Como dream wedding was going to be tough. Meadow Brook Hall is absolutely breathtaking, with its impeccable architecture, history, and romantic gardens, all secretly tucked away. It was a no brainer to have our wedding there. We felt like we had traveled to Europe.”
Creating a romantic, custom and personal wedding was a top priority for Nicole and Matt. Almost every aspect of their wedding was a nod to their love story: the invitations were inspired by their Paris engagement; ceremony and cocktail hour music was provided by the band that plays every Wednesday night at the location of Nicole and Matt’s first date, Silver Spoon Ristorante; the coconut buttercream wedding cake from The Home Bakery was inspired by the time Matt brought Nicole an entire sheet cake to her work instead of flowers!
The wedding day of June 7 was filled with classic elegance. Kaeli Garcia from Luna Soiree Events and Kate from New Creations Flower Co. transformed the Garden Tent into a romantic and elegant reception space filled with soft pink, white, and gold tones. Motor City Vintage rentals provided the newlyweds with a sweet ride that would’ve made the Dodge brothers envious. But for the couple, having the ceremony in the Pegasus Garden was the most important part of the day.
- Event Planner: Luna Soiree Events
- Floral: New Creations
- Photography: Blaine Siesser
- Videography: Blue Racer Productions
- Entertainment: John Arnold & Band; Blue Water Kings Band
- Transportation: Motor City Vintage Rentals & Millennium Limousine
- Decorative Rentals: Event Theory and Event Source
- Invitations: Paper&Honey
- Cake: The Home Bakery
- Favors: Bateel
- Officiant: Mark Ephraim