Abby & Chad - Weber's Restaurant & Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI - The village Tap, Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE COUPLE - Abby and Chad are one of those couples that look so right together. They complement each other so well and have known each other for a long time. Their ease with each other even had Abby teasing Chad at the engagement session as we walked to the parking lot. (The relationships where everyone is at ease are the best!)

PALETTE OF BLACK AND WHITE - Abby likes things simple but refined. She chose a strapless gown with a jeweled waist and a pair of kitten heels paired with an ivory pashmina scarf for warmth. Her bridesmaids wore black halter-style dresses from David's Bridal. Black ribbons accented the reception chairs, wedding cake and take-aways for the guests.

THE PRETZELS - The pretzels were made by Abby's Grandma and they are from a traditional German family recipe. They were the take-away each guest received at the reception. They were packaged in cellophane, a black ribbon and with a 'Thank You' message. They were also present for snacks along with fruit and sandwiches when the Bride and her Girls were getting ready.

EN ROUTE - On their way from the Church to the Reception, the bridal party and immediate family made a pit stop to The Village Tap (a small local pub in Manchester, Michigan). The group brought a silver trophy cup, of some significance, to drink from and they started the celebration in style.

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Location: Church: Emanual United Church of Christ, 324 W Main St, Manchester, MI 48158, United States ; Reception: Weber's Hotel and Restaurant, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, United States; Pit Stop: The Village Tap, 237 E Main St, Manchester, MI 48158, United States. Details: Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal.