If you’re looking for a less traditional wedding venue, then The Henry Ford Museum is for you. They offer several locations throughout the museum for your big day, and this Greenfield Village wedding is a stunning example! Lindsey and Steve wanted to highlight the architecture but also the greenery in their photos, and that’s exactly what we did.
Getting Ready: The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel
I met Lindsey and her bridesmaids in their private suite on floor 10 of the luxurious Henry hotel. They had an incredible view and a spacious hotel room. Then, we met her parents across the street in the courtyard for a first look. It was a beautiful start to the day!
First Look: Prechter Promenade
After we left her parents, we met up with the guys at the museum for Lindsey and Steve’s first look. They chose to go inside the museum for this and utilize the incredible staircase at Prechter Promenade. After they embraced, the wedding party came in for some photos and then Lindsey and Steve had some time to get photos privately. I took SO many photos of Lindsey on that staircase– I just could not help it. When you see the photos, you’ll understand. Think Cinderella coming down the stairs at the ball.
Wedding Party Photos and Ceremony at Greenfield Village
We met up with the wedding party again at Greenfield Village and took a few more photos all together, and then let everyone rest before the ceremony. Their ceremony was inside the Martha Mary Chapel which holds up to 125 guests. If you choose this venue, be aware that the ceremony cannot start until 6:30pm as the museum is open to the public.
After their ceremony, they got to ring the bell outside, and then their guests went off to cocktail hour at the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. This is a fully operational carousel and we even got to take a few photos on it! During cocktail hour, we also explored the beautiful historical landscape and architecture and took more bride and groom photos.
Greenfield Village Wedding: Reception at Eagle Tavern
Eagle Tavern holds up to 135 guests and is very unique in that there is more of a candle-lit feel since there is minimal electricity (very old building!). The farmhouse style tables also contribute to this intimate setting.
After dinner there were some emotional speeches from the dads, and then a whole lot of dancing. The DJ even played a special Taylor Swift song for the flower girl! Congratulations to the Clancy’s!
Venue/catering: The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village
Dress: White Magnolia
Hair and makeup: Hanah Jade
Florals: Silk Thumb
Desserts: Heritage Bakery
Music: Michael’s Entertainment