Bert’s Entertainment Complex is the home away from home for many Detroit jazz and blues musicians. On any given Friday night you can find some of Detroit’s finest belting it out on the Jazz Room’s stage. Bert’s at Eastern Market is the one of the many passion projects of Bert Dearing. Detroit is a beautiful city with a beautifully complex past and Bert Dearing is a large part of Detroit’s past, present, and future. Bert Dearing grew up Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood. Black Bottom was a neighborhood in Detroit where Black American men and women could own and operate successful businesses before the 1950s. Black Bottom was known for its authentic jazz and blues scene and delicious cuisine. Bert wanted to create an atmosphere that mirrored the excellence and success of that neighborhood and so Bert’s Entertainment Complex was born.
Bert’s is a fantastic venue for a wedding and reception and we wanted to showcase that. Taking on some of the sultry jazz roots we wanted to create a scene that embraced the history of the club, but also allow some new, edgy, geometrical inspiration. This style shoot is heavily textured with shapes, colors, and styles all pointing to musical undertones.
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Photographer: Kara Missig | Attire: Detroit Bridal House | Earrings: El Dorado General Store | Floral Design: Blumz by JR | Venue Design: Modernly Events | Stationary: Cordial Punch Press | Hair and Make Up: Alexandra Hicks | Venue: Bert’s Warehouse
Models: Bride: Eboni Sawyer Bridesmaid: Alexandra Hicks Groom: Nathan Rockwell Flower Girl: Addy Horwitz