Alison and Bryan were able to take our very abstract vision and translate it into a wedding that was more beautiful and personal than I could have ever dreamed. They also flawlessly pulled it off in a day of monsoon-like rain, and even had everyone saying the rain made it better. The clear top tent with dark wooden floors was Alison and Bryan’s vision that naturally accented the surrounding fall trees and felt like a romantic world of its own. I mean, did you see those flowers? With minimal direction they created an entire experience that was perfectly warm and romantic. Every detail was thought of: guests entered by being offered a glass of sparkling rosé; the tables were decorated with low-leveled flowers of different shades of rose and an abundance of candles. Baskets that looked like they were from the most gorgeous farmers market hung over the tables. Menus were slated on top of wooden boards which lay on velvet napkins. Cashmere throws were laid on alternating chairs (that Bryan hand-steamed himself!). The delicious meal that we created during our tasting almost a year in advance as they try to use mostly in-season ingredients. They made the whole meal personalized starting with cocktail appetizers inspired by Alex and I’s favorite foods including sweet potato pancakes and mini reubens they branded “A+A”. The main meal started with a fall-inspired salad using local ingredients followed by a duo entree of braised short rib and whitefish with whipped sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. After mentioning loving the whitefish served at a restaurant in Charlevoix, Michigan, Alison and Bryan called the restaurant to get their recipe! The vegetarian option was a butternut squash stuffed ravioli to die for. From their reputation and previous weddings we saw, we knew they were going to be amazing, but what we didn’t expect was how close they became to us and our families. They took the time and effort to get to know not just Alex and I, but all the important people in our lives, adding personal touches throughout the entire event which is what made our wedding so personal and special. We are so lucky to now call them our friends!
fall cornman farms wedding 1
fall cornman farms wedding 2