Cranbrook is an interesting venue because there are LOTS of great places on the grounds to have wedding ceremonies. Our favorite area for an outdoor wedding is the backyard of the Cranbrook house overlooking the lake. What an idyllic setting! Cranbrook is a national historical landmark and the campus features the work of world-renowned architects which provide lots of fabulous places to create artistic wedding photos that combine architecture and nature. Cranbrook is not far from downtown Birmingham, MI which opens up a many more fun opportunities for us.
This shows a photo during a wedding ceremony with Cranbrook lake in the background.
Here is what the back lawn looks like. The late afternoon light on the area is just spectacular and makes it an incredibly peaceful venue for an outdoor wedding in Michigan.
Here’s just a casual photo of the bridal party all together on the back lawn near the Cranbrook House and Gardens.
There are plenty of amazing opportunities for wedding photos at Cranbrook so you need to make sure enough time is scheduled to take pictures all around the ground.
Near the Cranbrook art museum is an open lawn space that is perfect for a large outdoor tent wedding.
Hiring a professional florist and tent designer can be key to personalizing the event.
The grounds around the Cranbrook Art Museum have beautiful flowers, sculptures and fountains which provide a beautiful setting for your guests to enjoy a stroll while attending your wedding reception.
The art museum has a lot of wide open space which is perfect for the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour provides us a great opportunity to explore the grounds and do some cool wedding photos.
Their are also a lot of great places for photos right around the Cranbrook Art Museum including the main steps and colorful doors.
Right outside of the Cranbrook grounds is Christ Church Cranbrook which is a stunning old church for your wedding ceremony if you don’t have it on the main grounds. If you go there, talk to Ed Mullins…he’s the reverend there and a great guy!!
To learn more about our wedding photography business and see some current photos, please see our wedding website at www.ArisingWeddings.com