Natalie and Adam were married at the Gross Point Academy Chapel, an old brick academy right alongside a river. They chose to have a nautical theme for their wedding, with the idea of “tying the knot.”

Very fittingly, the reception was held at the Detroit Yacht Club, right on the water. The amazing photography is by one of our favorites, Heather and Grayson of Jagger Photography!

handmade white fabric bridal bouquet tied with rope

bride and groom getting ready

bride and bridesmaids in mismatched dresses holding fabric bouquets

handmade fabric bouquets in flower shape tied with rope and bowtie

The gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres were are all made of fabric and tied with rope! Adam’s ring had a rope design on it as well.

rings resting on fabric flower pillow

handmade mini boutonnieres of fabric and rope

We are pretty much in love with these boutonnieres.

black and white wedding ceremony photo

bride and groom on bicycle outside Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel

closeup of couple on bicycle with balloons

These two could seriously be models, don’t you think? Natalie’s eyes are so striking.

bride and groom faces

bride and groom hands on handle bar

fabric petals in black wine bottle with schooner cutout for centerpiece

nautical themed wedding decor: fabric sailboat mainsail with rope mast

Instead of wedding cake, they had Boston Coolers–vanilla ice cream and Vernor’s Ginger Ale. Sounds yummy and looks adorable as well!

large galvanized metal letters on table

Bride and groom share Boston Coolers: vanilla ice cream and Vernor’s Ginger Ale

picture of bride and groom sharing a Boston Cooler drinking from straws

bride and groom on dance floor

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Alison @ The Knotty Bride - September 13, 2010

Lovely. What incredibly unique bouquets!

Kayla - September 13, 2010

This is beautiful. I’m in love with the boutonnieres and bouquets!

Jacqueline - September 13, 2010

Gorgeous couple! Those bouquets & boutonnieres are too cool. Nice to see something fresh…

Charley / London Bride - September 14, 2010

That is one stupendously handsome couple. And what a wedding with the cutest details to match. Love this.

Becca L. - September 14, 2010

That is one seriously beautiful couple. I love the close up shot of them looking straight into the camera.

Shalini - September 15, 2010

This is the most creative nautical themed wedding I’ve ever seen! Adorable!

allie jane - September 17, 2010

I would LOVE to know how to make those flowers… hint hint…DIY about that, PLEASE…

Dognbird - September 19, 2010

Love the clever bouquets!

Jacquelyn - September 23, 2010

They DO look like models! They make it seem like a wedding shoot because they are so beautiful!

Kirby - September 24, 2010

so beautiful! this wedding style totally reminds me a of a friend. Love it!

kimberly - September 29, 2010

beautiful wedding!!!

where are those large letters from? love that!

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