Claire + Michael’s spring Cornman Farms wedding was so special. It was a windy, rainy wedding day, but being the wedding of two classical musicians, it was perfectly intimate and traditional. These two both got ready at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms and started our time together with one of my favorite first looks of all time. Michael felt Claire’s hug from behind and it was just tears from there from both of them as well as us!
Their day was so full of love. With such special people in their wedding parties and their family here from all over the country, it was one I won’t soon forget. My favorite moments of the day were definitely the perfectly dramatic flower man – adult male friend of the couple as the traditional flower girl part of the processional. He was so perfectly over the top! Also, with both of them being classically trained musician, music was so important to them. The piece that was played during the processional was a very special one to the couple and was timed perfectly for when Claire came down the aisle. So good!
Scroll through to feel all of the magic from their day!
Claire | Investment Manager and Artist Consultant
Michael | Musician and Teacher
Their wedding in three words:
Magical Meaningful Thoughtful
Claire’s favorite memory of the day:
Waiting to meet Michael for the first look. I could see him coming around the corner of the house and my heart started racing. I remember the door opening and trying to be as quiet as possible so he couldn’t get a sense of what my dress looked like from the sound of it moving down the steps. I wasn’t sure how to let him know I was there so I put my arms around his waist and we both immediately started crying. The build up to that moment was almost 3 years in the making and it was so perfect I couldn’t have imagined it any other way.
Michael’s favorite memory of the day:
Although everything was amazing, the ceremony was my favorite. Getting to see Claire coming down the isle and see the joy in everyone’s faces was wonderful. Finally hearing Claire’s vows, and how honest they were made the wedding a true joy.
Wedding planning advice for newly engaged couples:
Take your time! Plan for over a year, don’t rush anything. Don’t try to copy other people, use your relationship as a guide to make the wedding meaningful. Enjoy every process together. Men, go choose the flowers. Women, help pick out the beer. Its a group project, be present the whole time.
Connecticut, New York, Cleveland… Maybe next year Europe!
– The Jams –
Ben Platt: Grow as We Go
Fleetwood Mac: Landslide
Carol King: Child of Mine
Extra tips from the couple:
Everything was so wonderful. We would do it again in a heartbeat! Try to enjoy everything. Enjoy the smell of the flowers, spend the whole day relaxing. Get the breakfast! Try to eat and see as many people as you can.
spring Cornman Farms wedding
Ceremony + Reception: Zingerman’s Cornman Farms| Dexter, Michigan
Photography: Erin + Allison for Erin Schmidt Photography
Floral Design: Jen House Design | Plymouth, Michigan
Coordinator or Day of Coordinator: Twofoot Creative
Caterer: Zingerman’s Catering
Cake/Dessert: Zingerman’s Bakehouse
Bridal Gown Designer: Watters (Bought from Beloved Bridal)
Bridesmaid’s gown: Azazie
Groom’s suit: BLVDier
Hair: Primp Beauty
Makeup: Primp Beauty
Invitations: Paper Source
Transportation: Golden Limo
Sting Quartet: Room 1078