The Shinola Hotel holds a special place among my top favorite venues for capturing weddings. Its beauty and contemporary decor provide the ideal setting for couples wanting a romantic city wedding. The love story of Megan and Ryan, who first crossed paths at work and shared nearly five years of together before the proposal, adds an extra layer of charm to this venue.
Ryan’s heartfelt proposal took place at their home, following a memorable night at the very spot where they had their first date. Their decision to embark on a lifetime journey together set the stage for planning a wedding in the vibrant heart of Detroit. Megan and Ryan envisioned a wedding with a moody yet timeless ambiance, fittingly scheduled for the weekend before Halloween.
The neutral tones of the Shinola seamlessly complemented their darker wedding decor, featuring lush greenery adorned with black and white candles. As the streets of Detroit came alive with costumed children celebrating Halloween, the sounds of music filled Parker’s alley next to the Shinola. Amidst tears of joy from Ryan during their first look on the balcony, laughter echoed as Halloween tunes played in the background.
Megan’s dress, a masterpiece custom-made by her sister-in-law, perfectly fit her vision, incorporating intricate lace from Europe. The wedding day of Megan and Ryan remains an unforgettable celebration. To this day, it stands as one of my most favorite wedding days.