• Gather Round

    Say Cheese GR crafts custom charcuterie boards meant to be savored together By Kerri Molitor | Photos by Arianna Zimmerman Photography In spring 2020, while the world was reeling from a pandemic, Chesley Thorn was looking to break out of corporate America and find a career that would allow her to spend more time with her young daughter. After getting furloughed from her sales job, Thorn was inspired to start her own business crafting custom [...]

  • Face Time

    For grooms, healthy, radiant skin is the year’s biggest trend By Rebecca Voigt | Photos Courtesy of Urban You As our culture becomes increasingly focused on health and wellness, one of the biggest trends in the wedding world is prioritizing self-care and skincare — for the groom. More men than ever are booking facials, rejuvenating treatments, and other services to ensure they look and feel their best on the big day. Here we chat [...]

  • Home Sweet Home

    Four Michigan boutiques that help turn your newlywed house into a home By Blake Miller One of the most exciting parts of getting married is that it marks the beginning of a new life together. Registering for your wedding means choosing home goods — a new place setting, luxurious bedding, or even furniture — that signify a new chapter in your relationship. Our favorite way to find items that are unique is by scouring boutique [...]

  • Love Stories

    Sharon Fleurissaint of Pretty Petal Papers creates invitations as unique as the couples who inspire them By Rebecca Voigt When Sharon Fleurissaint, owner and designer of Pretty Petal Papers, started planning her own wedding, she had a problem. “When I got engaged in 2015, I had the hardest time finding an invitation design that matched my vision for my big day.” With a degree in apparel design and merchandising from Central Michigan University and nearly [...]

  • Flowers For Every Season

    Whether your wedding is at the peak of summer or during snowy mid-winter, four Michigan florists share their favorite flowers for your celebration By Rebecca Voigt With so many beautiful blooms to choose from, picking the perfect flowers for your wedding can seem a bit daunting. Here, we ask four Michigan experts — Ashley Brunette of Brunette Blossoms, Rachel Chaffee of Eastern Floral, Josephine Brown of Michigan Flower Barn, and Libby Hogan of Lilies of [...]

  • Take Me Away

    Explore these stunning beaches near and far for the ultimate honeymoon getaway By Shalee Super Once the hustle and bustle of your big day subsides, it’s time to enjoy wedded bliss — just the two of you. Whether planning a mini moon right here in Michigan or the ultimate getaway on the other side of the world, there is no better place to soak up newlywed moments than a stunning and scenic sandy shoreline. [...]

  • Amor en la Playa

    1. Wyeth Straw Stripe Floppy Hat in Neutral Motif, $68, at select Anthropologie stores and anthropologie.com. 2. Salt & Stone Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, $24, at amazon.com. 3. GIGI C Riley Surfsuit, $275, at gigicbikinis.com. 4. Tory Burch Virginia Belt Bag in Lemon Sugar, $158, at Tory Burch, Somerset Collection, Troy; 248.458.1307; toryburch.com. 5. Mark & Graham Terminal 2 Expandable Luggage Set, starting at $569, at markandgraham.com. 6. Gucci espadrille sandals, $890, [...]

  • The Storyteller

    Patricia Carruth designs custom one-of-a-kind jewelry inspired by each couple's love story By Giuseppa Nadrowski 14K yellow gold and natural, unheated green sapphire ring, price upon request, at Your Personal Jeweler. When Patricia Carruth was a little girl, she often found herself dreaming about the stories behind the glimmering gold treasures shining among the cases of her grandfather’s fine jewelry pawn shop, The Gold Mine — an icon of Detroit’s East Side.  “I used to [...]