A Spring Waldenwoods Wedding | Mariah + Joshua


bride and groom surrounded by their bridal party in various pastel colored bridesmaid dresses and black tuxes

Mariah and Joshua’s Waldenwoods wedding is great inspiration for a whimsical spring garden party wedding. This wedding incorporated a beautiful pastel color pallet and fluttering butterfly details for an overall romantic and whimsical vibe. Waldenwoods, located in between Detroit and Chicago, was a perfect fit to match the overall aesthetic.

I was absolutely in love with all the fashion from this day! First, Mariah’s wedding dress was a classic white ballgown with floral textures. Second, the bridesmaid’s dresses were all different patterns and pastel colors, giving the overall look a very organic feel. Lastly, I also love how the white paper parasols were incorporated and that the bridesmaids carried whicker basket bouquets as a fun, unique detail!

Butterflies were incorporated in so many aspects of the wedding to add to the spring English garden party theme. The bridesmaids bouquets were accented with delicate butterfly accents, the same faux butterflies were scattered around the ceremony florals, and each guest seating had a butterfly name tag to indicate where the guest sat at each reception table. In addition, the bride and groom also had vintage blue Chevrolet Camaro that made for fun portraits!

Each element had been thoughtfully curated to reflect things that Mariah adores, creating an unforgettable and personalized experience for all. Thank you so much to my dear friend, Jaime Rose, for bringing me along to help capture this beautiful day. Soft colors, delicate details, beautiful florals, and Mariah marrying Joshua in front of their closest family and friends made for the most perfect Waldenwoods wedding.

Spring Garden Party Wedding Inspiration

classic portrait of Mariah on her wedding at Waldenwoods Conference & Banquet Center in Howell, Michigan
groom wearing a black tux and black bow tie on his wedding day
bridesmaid dresses with various patterns and pastel color pallet as they're holding whicker baskets full of flowers
bride walking down the path outside Waldenwoods
bride smiling at all her bridesmaids in their pastel various pattern dresses as they all old white paper parasols at Waldenwoods in Howell, MI
groom adjusting his watch in his classic black tux and custom custom links
groom smiling and walking with his groomsmen
white, purple, pink and blue floral arrangement inside a traditional urn outdoor planters at the end of a wedding aisle
bridesmaid in colorful and patterned dress holding a white paper parasol smiling over her shoulder
bride in a floral textured wedding dress holding her veil in the wind
spring wedding ceremony set up with Waldenwoods in Howell, MI in the background
bride and groom kiss as their bridal party surrounds them and cheers in front of the lake at Waldenwoods
wedding reception decor under the white tent at Waldenwoods Banquet & Conference Center in Howell, MI
bride looking down at her dress
bride and groom kiss in front of a vintage blue Chevy Camaro at their Waldenwoods Wedding
bride and groom kiss sitting inside a vintage Chevrolet Camaro at their spring Waldenwoods Wedding
groom dips and kisses his bride in front of a blue camaro at their Waldenwoods wedding in the spring
wedding reception table decor inside the white tent at a spring Waldenwoods wedding
bride and groom walk hand in hand along the water after their Waldenwoods wedding ceremony
Mariah and Josh share a kiss under a white paper parasol at their Waldenwoods wedding at sunset
bridesmaids hold their whicker baskets full of white roses and blue hydrangeas
wedding reception picture frames for married guests to take as a thank you from the bride and groom
bright spring color wedding reception table decor on top of a patterned blue and tan table cloth

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