EASTERN MARKET WEDDING | ALE + JACOPO | DETROIT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

When planning a wedding, there are many different aspects to consider. Date, location, colors, theme, vendors, etc. It can be extremely overwhelming for couples or it can be a fun, creative experience. Well, I decided to take a shot at wedding planning... again! After being married for three years, I was itching to create a beautifully styled wedding that was not only artistically designed but also filled with meaning and significance.


So before I jump into all the details, I want to tell you how this all began! I decided to collaborate with another photographer to create this styled wedding so that we could mesh our creativity and strengths together. Mallory, from Mallory Mae Photography, partnered with me to select the location, design the theme, and create an incredible team of vendors. We then partnered with Cassie from Northern Native Photography who provided videography for the shoot.


We put together an amazing team of talented artists who helped us make the styled wedding possible. Mallory and I decided that Eastern Market would be the perfect venue. It is unique, full of natural light, and has an industrial feel that would contrast beautifully with our elegant and bold design. Cassie and Erin co-own Ox & Opal and provided the most classy, fun dress called the Rosa Parks that was designed by Love Lives Here. Ox & Opal also provided the white earrings that complimented the dress perfectly. We partnered with Jewelry Set in Stone as well and they custom made the wedding bands and engagement ring along with a custom necklace. And to complete our apparel, Lux Wedding Co. created a custom hand-painted leather jacket that was a fun addition to the shoot.


Our vendor team would not have been complete without the details! Tayler Your Event did Ale’s makeup and it was absolutely incredible. The Ambrosia Rabbit created stunning stationery with her amazing calligraphy. The wedding suite, geode name cards, menu, and ring ribbon were artfully created by Tiffany, the talent behind The Ambrosia Rabbit. Copper + Sage Collective created the best florals for the head table, cake, boutonniere, and bouquet. The flowers and colors were phenomenal. The cake was designed and created by A-Mazion Cakes. And finally, Anastasia of Social Happenings, LLC was a great day-of coordinator and put all the pieces together at the shoot.


So, the pretty was planned, but the meaning was missing. Ale and Jacopo had planned a large wedding in Mexico with their family and friends in September. But obviously, with the pandemic, their plans were changed. So instead they decided to have a courthouse wedding and postpone their celebration for a later date. This opportunity was perfect for them as it allowed them to have those special moments of a wedding without the stress of planning. This Eastern Market elopement was filled with significant moments and you can tell from the photographs that the emotion and excitement were real.


Ale and Jacopo wrote their own vows which they exchanged together. They were so heartfelt and touching. Then, they exchanged their rings with lots of laughter and love and celebrated with a huge kiss at the end! It wouldn’t be a wedding without cake and champagne so we made sure to include those elements so they could truly celebrate. And to top of their reception, they shared the most beautiful first dance. I asked if it was choreographed, but they said it wasn’t. They danced to the song that Jacopo proposed to and you could feel the love and excitement fill the room, and it’s a large room!


We finished the evening roaming around Eastern Market and as we did cars drove by with people yelling congratulations! They had the biggest grins and would say thank you back. This styled wedding does not replace their wedding to come with all their friends and family, but it was a great way to dress up, celebrate, and have some fun!


All my love,


Wedding stationary by Metro Detroit vendor. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Stationary by Ambrosia Rabbit in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Rings on a ribbon by Jewelry Set In Stone in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Stationary by Ambrosia Rabbit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Stationary by The Ambrosia Rabbit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Detail shot of wedding stationary tied up with ribbon. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding details on blue velvet couch. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding florals by Copper and Sage Collective. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding florals by Copper and Sage Collective. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom getting ready for wedding in suit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of groom wearing watch buttoning jacket. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom smiling for photo. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom in suit and tie ready for wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride with earrings ready for wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride twirling in wedding dress by Love Lives Here. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride in Eastern Market wearing wedding dress. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Vow book for bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom exchanging vows at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Vow exchange with bride and groom at sunset in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Industrial wedding photos at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of bride and groom exchanging vows at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market at sunset for vow reading in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market wedding in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market in Detroit intimate ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market in Detroit intimate wedding ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Exchanging rings at Eastern Market in Detroit ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Ring exchange at Eastern Market Detroit wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Cake at Eastern Market by A-Mazion Cakes in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple cutting cake at Eastern Market ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
A-Mazion Cake at Eastern Market Detroit intimate wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom sharing cake at Eastern Market industrial style wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom sharing A-Mazion Cakes at Eastern Market Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Head table in Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Head table flowers by Copper + Sage Collective. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Head table setting at Detroit wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple at head table in Eastern Market Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Intimate wedding at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Head table at industrial style wedding in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom dancing at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple dancing in Eastern Market Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom dancing at Detroit wedding at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom sharing first dance in Eastern Market warehouse. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market Detroit intimate wedding ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Dancing at sunset in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white of bride and groom dancing in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride looking out Eastern Market door at sunset with bouquet of flowers. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Copper + Sage Collective bridal florals. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Close up of fall wedding florals by Copper + Sage Collective. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom overhead photo. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom on blue velvet couch at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white close up of bride and groom smiling at each other. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Overhead shot of bride and groom on couch at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple standing outside Eastern Market in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Sunset at Eastern Market in Detroit with bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom with flowers outside Eastern Market Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom at Eastern Market Detroit pavilion. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Eastern Market in Detroit champagne toast with bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Close up of Eastern Market Detroit wedding flowers created by Copper + Sage Collective. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Detroit wedding floral bouquet for fall. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride with wedding flowers and leather jacket in Detroit wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Dancing at sunset in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom kissing at sunset in Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white of couple laughing at intimate ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom laughing at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos with Detroit murals. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Detroit wedding mural behind bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom walking in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom walking in Downtown Detroit at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom embracing for photos in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom holding hands showing off wedding rings. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom wedding day portrait. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Playful bride and groom laughing for wedding photos in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Close up of bride and groom in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride holding fall wedding bouquet. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bridal portrait in Detroit at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom portrait at Eastern Market in Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride and groom showing off dress and suit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Detroit wedding photos at Eastern Market. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

VENDOR TEAM


Venue : Eastern Market, Detroit


Videographer : Northern Native Photography


Day-of-Coordinator : Social Happenings, LLC


Dress Shop : Ox & Opal


Dress Designer : Love Lives Here


Hand-painted Leather Jacket : Lux Wedding Co.


Earrings : Ox & Opal


Rings and Necklace : Jewelry Set in Stone


Makeup : Tayler Your Event


Florist : Copper + Sage Collective


Stationery & Calligraphy : The Ambrosia Rabbit


Cake : A-Mazion Cakes



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