Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHAT'S YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT STYLE?

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Citrus Themed Ann Arbor Elopement

This elopement inspiration shoot with real couple Jim and Kenny, who were engaged just a few months beforehand, features a summery citrus theme with an emphasis on personalized details.   This shoot was designed to inspire 2020 couples who made the difficult decision to get married and reschedule their larger wedding celebration with their loved ones […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This elopement inspiration shoot with real couple Jim and Kenny, who were engaged just a few months beforehand, features a summery citrus theme with an emphasis on personalized details.  

This shoot was designed to inspire 2020 couples who made the difficult decision to get married and reschedule their larger wedding celebration with their loved ones to 2021. We wanted to showcase a couple celebrating their marriage after a city hall elopement complete with a cocktail set up with margaritas and cake! 

Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan is a historical campus library built in the Italian Renaissance style and opened in 1923. We utilized their expansive porch for a cocktail reception celebration and their portrait session was captured in the striking Gothic-style University of Michigan Law Quad built in 1933.  

Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

The brightly colored citrus fruits and fresh floral decor tablescape was paired with a classic slate blue linen and accented with custom handmade citrus lollipops. We utilized the citrus floral theme paired with blue details throughout the design including the flatlay designs. We reimagined the classic personal floral and went with a handcrafted pocket square boutonnière style to add a lush floral for both grooms.  

Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

The personalized elopement invitation suite featured bright watercolor strokes and custom calligraphy. Additionally, we included an invitation insert featuring a citrus ombré calligraphy design that highlighted the closing statements from the 2015 Supreme Court Ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States. 

Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
Elopement inspiration with pastel color palette | Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Elopement Featured on Equally Wed

Vendor Team:
Planning/Design: Jeannene Lillie Events | Photography: Samantha Zenewicz Photography | Floral Design: University Flower Shop | Detail Floral: Rosewood Boutique | Stationery: Oh Joyful Day Stationery and Calligraphy | Cake: Milk + Honey | Citrus Lollipops: Oh My Lolly!

Jeannene Lillie is a Michigan Wedding Planner and Michigan Event Planner serving clients in Michigan, Pittsburgh, Ohio, San Diego, and Worldwide Destinations. The JLE Team is committed to coordinating and designing inclusive and intentional events that celebrate the romantic and modern couple. Inquire with us today and stop by the JLE Instagram to get a peek into our beautiful events and get to know us better!

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Sommar and John

"Jeannene is an absolute angel and pleasure to work with. She is quick, efficient, professional, and kind. She took care of communication with vendors, planning, my timeline, and made sure everything ran smoothly. She turned my reception into a fairytale. Thank you Jeannene Lillie Events for all your help and making my life so much easier!"

"The only thing I would change about our process is I wish I would have contacted Jeannene sooner!"

Amy and trevor

"Jeannene is such a wonderful person to work with! She helped me coordinate and plan my micro-wedding and kept up with me regularly. It made me feel so special and recognized. I highly suggest her services! Honestly I was so happy to talk to her every time we were on the phone because she always wanted to get my feedback."

"Jeannene seriously goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and really has an amazing eye for your design."

Krista and Deno

I am not the typical girl who dreamt about all the details of planning my wedding. I really just wanted to show up the day of and call it a day. 2020 surely threw us multiple curve balls but working with Jeannene Lillie Events really allowed me to have a stress free wedding planning experience, and my big day was more perfect than I ever could have dreamed. My vendors were all on the same page and the day flowed so smoothly. The team helped set up decorations and moved my florals and they looked stunning. Everyone we worked with was so flexible and friendly, and I would recommend them 1000 times over.

"Jeannene took care of the littlest details that I would have never even thought about."

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