Matthaei Botanical Gardens Weber’s Inn Wedding in Ann Arbor, Michigan provided by Kari Dawson, top rated Ann Arbor engagement and wedding photographer, and her team.
Lisa and Tim’s wedding day was one of the most low key weddings I have ever been part of. It’s no surprise with Lisa’s quiet demeanor and Tim who is even more laid back that the setting surrounding them on their wedding day would be casual. I excitedly greeted Lisa in her hotel room at The Weber’s Inn as the finishing touches on her makeup went on. The team from Imagine Three is among the friendliest artists I have had the pleasure to work with. And these ladies are so talented.
Lisa’s elegant dress was made of delicate lace from the bodice to the floor. Her bridesmaids each selected their own dresses in various shades of blush. Their bouquets though were stunning and created a gorgeous pop of color. I carried a bouquet full of stargazer lilies down the aisle when I got married and it was lovely to see a modern bouquet created for Lisa. The stargazer lilies were used to honor her late mother. Combined with fuchsia roses and lush greenery; it was divine.
Tim graduated from the University of Michigan and the two of them have spent countless hours cheering on the maze and blue. I love that Tim honored his team with a plaid bow tie in Maze and Blue. Later at the reception the tables were adorned with neutral colors along with glass and candle centerpieces. The color was brought into the room with the ladies bouquets and a pop of blue on their wedding cake.
Lisa first met Tim during an interview for a new job which she was offered and accepted. It would be several years before the two of them would spend time outside of work and fall in love over cheering at the Big House, bowling, and watching episodes of Dr. Who. Their love for the Wolverines took us to the U of M Stadium for their engagement session. We froze out on the field but it was definitely worth it. And we flipped to the opposite extreme on their wedding day. It was quite warm and quite humid. But you would never know looking at their photos. Thank you to the wedding party for being such good sports in the sun!
I loved seeing Lisa’s father greet her for the first time on her wedding day. Lisa went in with tearful eyes and her 5′-ish frame was enveloped completely in her dad’s loving arms. Such a sweet moment. The ceremony was short but so sweet before we headed back to Weber’s Inn for the party.
Lisa + Tim, thank you for inviting me in to be part of and to document your beautiful wedding day. We loved sharing your day with you! I can’t wait to share the rest with you!
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Wedding Day Vendors
Photographer: Kari Dawson
Preparation Location: Weber’s Inn
Ceremony: Matthaei Botanical Garden
Reception: Weber’s Inn
Wedding Coordinator: TwoFoot Creative
Florals: Bella Fiori Design
Cake Artist: Weber’s Inn
DJ: Mike Staff
Hair Artist: Imagine Three (Julie Hill)
Makeup Artist: Imagine Three (Hannah Butler)
Ceremony Music: Rondo String Quartet