Teresa & David’s Romantic Rustic Wedding

April 11, 2023

How did you two meet?

We have known each other since we were way younger, because David was first a friend of my brother, Matt. We reconnected later in life at a mutual friend’s wedding. We hit it off on the dance floor, and the rest is history!

Tell us how you got engaged. Is there a good story?

It was a normal Tuesday night (or so I thought). We had spaghetti–with his uncle Joe Leopre’s famous family recipe of marinara sauce. After dinner, we went on a bike ride. Because we were relatively new to the area, I didn’t know where Dave was leading me. We eventually made it water side, to Baycourt Park for watching the sunset. He ended up popping the question, and I was both shocked and overjoyed. Of course I said YES!

Describe the style or theme of your wedding.

Romantic Rustic Garden

Tell us about the reception: Did you have a favorite part? What made it unique?

Our dinner took place in the Celebration Space, but because Goldner Walsh is a garden and home center by day–it was only appropriate to arrive via wheelbarrow, by night. That was a pretty epic entrance, in heels.
After dinner, we moved to the Bocce Room to dance the night away–much like the night we met. We tore it up, among cousins, friends, and all sorts of family. Our favorite part was being able to see everyone utilizing all the neat spaces throughout the venue. We had such an amazing time, and it was so fun to see everyone mix and meet and have such a great time together.

Where did you stop for photos other than your ceremony or reception?

We just took photos at Goldner Walsh.

Did your day include any DIY projects? Tell us about them.

Amazon all day! I didn’t really do DIY, but I always bought with the mindset of “what can I do with these later?” Therefore, I now have tons of candle votives around my house, centerpiece-like flower planters, lots of “R” décor, and about 50 more succulents. 😉
I plan to turn the 200 glass cups I bought into a DIY project-where I can resell items. But, we all know how that goes.

What three adjectives best describe your wedding day?

Romantic, Fun, & Magical

Vendor List

Photographer: Lauren Dahlhauser Photography – Lauren Carroll – 765.437.7844 – laurendahlhauserphoto@gmail.com

Wedding Dress: The White Dress – Brighton, MI

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