A Simply Inspiring Michigan Wedding

Simple, sophisticated and polished—here’s a totally see-worthy DIY wedding, captured by the talented Katherine M. Ridge Photography. The bride and groom created the chic centerpieces, using  “antiqued” mason jars they painted, willow branches they purchased from Save On Crafts and glass marbles. While their wedding reception took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chicago brides-to-be can easily get a similar less-is-more, minimalist look, using these recommendations from sought-after wedding planner Lauren Brown from Thomas Alexander Events.

Lauren suggests Promontory Point Park for a rustic, intimate look for a site that mixes use of wood and brick to bring a certain warmth to the space.

Centerpiece: Lauren suggests find mason jars at your local Walmart or online at Amazon.com. You can change the look of the popular mason jar for a more modern or vintage look. She suggests painting the jars using DecoArt paint from Dick Blick.

Flowers: For a natural look to pair perfectly with your mason jars, Lauren suggests Asrai Garden.