As I mentioned before on the blog, I got married at Henry Ford Museum this past December. Enjoying the final days of the 2012 holiday season, my wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely outstanding.
I know what you must be thinking – I’m biased because I work here. Well, I am! Actually, I booked our wedding long before I started working here last summer. The Henry Ford means a lot to my family, having been members for a long time, so when my then-boyfriend proposed to me in December 2011, I knew right away where the big day would be.
We decided to have both our ceremony and reception inside the museum. The private events team suggested a wedding under the drive-in theater sign as Driving America wrapped up it’s first year after renovation. For a lover of cars, I couldn’t think of a better altar.
Overall, my favorite part about getting married at The Henry Ford is how easy it is to make your own. As someone who gets to look at all of the gorgeous wedding photos across our campus, I love seeing all of the great ideas couples have to make their big day uniquely their own – I wanted to make sure I did the same thing. Our team of banquet managers and event planners definitely make that easy to do.
After our wedding ceremony, our guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Driving America car court. Hand-passed appetizers and drinks were met with a jazz trio playing some of our favorite songs.
From the cocktail hour our guests were guided through the Driving America timeline to the museum plaza for the reception. For some family members who hadn’t been to the museum recently, they adored seeing some of their favorite cars on display. As it would be for the whole night, at every turn our guests had something fascinating to occupy their attentions.
Getting married a few days after Christmas we were able to take advantage of the museum’s annual Christmas decorations. The Christmas tree looked more beautiful than ever surrounded by our Christmas greens and tables.
Dancing and toasts were a blast underneath the DC-3, a museum landmark.
At the end of the day, I loved every single moment of our wedding. I’m lucky that every morning when I walk into work I’m always reminded of our wedding, no matter the setting in the museum.
To learn more about planning your wedding at The Henry Ford, take a look here. To see more of The Henry Ford in action during our wedding, captured by our photographer Bobby Alcott, take a look at this Flickr set.