Dave + Colleen- Royal Park Hotel Wedding, Michigan

2016-03-03_0023Dave and Colleen celebrated in our studio’s hometown, Rochester Hills! Their ceremony was located at the  St. Irenaeus Catholic Church and they celebrated their reception at the absolutely beautiful Royal Park Hotel!

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Who ever thought the inside of a Bordine’s Nursery would be an amazing place to photograph? We had a blast taking pictures of the wedding party around all of the beautiful plants and flowers.

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Congratulations Dave and Colleen! We really felt the special love between you two and loved capturing your day!

Matt + Jennifer- Lafayette Grande Wedding, Michigan

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From the bride on her and Matt’s favorite part of the day:

“Our favorite memory was walking into the Lafayette Grande and seeing how beautiful everything looked. Every detail was fun, colorful and perfect.”

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Congratulations Matt and Jen! We had so much fun photographing you guys and your beautiful day!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lafayette Grande

Bridal Gown: Camille

Grooms Tux/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Officiant: Nathan Pounds

Florist: Christopher Mark Designs

Hair: Best Impressions Hair Salon

Make Up: Angela Christina Mikula

Linens: Provided by Lafayette Grande

DJ/Lighting/Photobooth: DJ Crashers

Invitations: Costco

Nathan + Katie- Indian Springs Metropark Wedding, Michigan

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It was a beautiful day for a beautiful bride and groom. We loved how Nathan and Katie incorporated green and yellow so well within their wedding party, florals, and overall decor. Everything was so stunning!

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From the bride on her favorite part of the day:

“When we walked down the aisle after the ceremony. I was so preoccupied with the ceremony that all the people in the pews barely registered until we turned around and our pastor announced us Mr. and Mrs. Saliga. It was so exciting to be finally married and it was heartwarming to see how many friends and family had come out to love and support us.”

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We LOVE photographing at Indian Springs Metropark. It’s such a beautiful location with plenty of beautiful surrounding landscape, and we had a gorgeous day to spend plenty of time outside!

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Congratulations Nathan and Katie! We had such a fun day with you guys.

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Brighton

Reception Venue: Indian Springs Metropark

Bridal Gown: Gina’s Bridal, Milford

Bridesmaids Gowns: Bill Levkoff 

Grooms Tux/Suits: Jean Yves 

Florist: Hollie Schrock of Eden Designs LLC

Hair and Make Up: Borrowed & Blue Weddings

Bakery: Wedding Cake Art and Design Center

DJ: Party 2 Go LLC

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

 

Jason + Randen- Lazy J Ranch Wedding- Milford

Jason and Randen had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the Lazy J Ranch in Milford, Michigan.

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We started the day getting ready with the girls. All of her bridal accessories complimented her dress beautifully and fit her color scheme to a tee! All of the bridesmaids even spent the morning getting ready in adorable pink pj shortie sets.

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The outdoors surrounding the Lazy J Ranch were beautiful and Jason and Randen’s decor included really cute touches that made it feel cozy including the white curtains with lanterns on their alter and a chalkboard sign reading “Can we get a witness?” directing guests to their seats.

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A friend of Jason and Randen’s lent them an ultra cool bright red vintage Chevrolet truck that we had tons of fun photographing with out in the field!

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Jason and Randen’s mix of rustic and vintage decor for their reception was gorgeous and really transformed the inside of the barn. The mix of gold, cream and pink tones really shined against the rustic barn wood.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson! Your wedding was just as beautiful as the both of you are. Thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂

Trevor + Kim- Meadowbrook Hall Wedding, Michigan

Trevor and Kim were married at the beautiful Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful bride and groom to be married in the gorgeous and colorful outside surrounding the hall.

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Kim wore a gorgeous beaded lace gown from Elegant Lace Bridal and Tuxedo and her simple stunning accessories gave the perfect compliment to her overall look.

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2016-02-18_0009One of the most fun parts of the day was getting to come to the bride’s home on a lake and take the boat out with the wedding party.

From the bride: “One of our favorite memories from our wedding day was taking the pontoon boat out on the lake with our wedding party in-between our ceremony and our reception. It truly allowed us to relax and take in the meaning of this day and live in the moment and try to slow it down.”

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2016-02-18_0007Trevor and Kim’s reception was held at the Brentwood Golf Club and Banquet Center in White Lake.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mischik! We truly enjoyed spending the day capturing your beautiful memories.

Ceremony Venue: Meadow Brook Hall

Reception Venue: Brentwood Golf Club and Banquet Center

Bridal Gown: Elegant Lace Bridal and Tuxedo

Bridesmaids Gowns: Kennedy Blue

Grooms Tux/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Event Planner: Bride’s mother, mother-in-law and maid of honor

Officiant: Mesha Dimitruk, friend of bride.

Ceremony music: Live music by Jeremy St. John

Florist: Flowers of the Lakes

Hair and Make Up: Hair: Kristin Clark of Zealand Spa Salon (Hair), Makeup done herself by the bride

Linens: Provided by the Reception venue

Cake: Trifles – Wedding cakes by Gwen (Gluten free wedding cake, cupcakes for guests)

DJ: Mirror Ball Productions; Andrew Henwood

Videography: Bride’s brother

Invitations: Vistaprint (Original design by the bride)

Nick + Alex- Royal Oak Farmers Market Wedding, Michigan

Alex and Nick were married at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. We always love when couples marry in unconventional locations. It’s make the day a lot of fun and their photos come out with a lot of uniqueness!

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Alex and Nick have a SUPER adorable daughter named Ava. She is so precious and was a very special part of their day. She made such a cute flower girl and they even dedicated a special section of their ceremony to her.

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‘First Looks’ are a pretty common thing for brides and grooms today. Couples really enjoy the idea of getting a few moments during the craziness of the day to enjoy each other’s company in private. Alex and Nick both said the First Look was their favorite part of their special day.

From the groom: “My favorite part was seeing my wife for our first look before the ceremony…I liked getting to do our vows beforehand and have a special moment between the two of us.

From the bride: “I loved it all! Being surrounded by our friends and family was amazing…I loved our first look and getting to just be us by ourselves and really enjoy the moment..”

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Alex made such a gorgeous bride. Her keyhole Alessandra Bridal lace dress was stunning! Her bouquet was an incredibly beautiful arrangement of dahlias, mums, amaranths, dusty miller, and more. Her coordinating fresh floral headpiece really brought the whole entire look together.

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A totally romantic and gush-worthy moment happened when Nick surprised Alex during cocktail hour with a song he wrote to her and played in front of all the guests on his guitar. It was such a loving and emotional moment, we even had tears in our eyes!

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Who knew that an urban style farmers market building could be transformed into a totally rad reception venue?! Alex and Nick even included a Mexican-style food truck from Detroit inside the venue and had smokers outside cooking delicious barbecue!

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Fugedi. Photographing your wedding was a ton of fun and we’re so glad you included us in your special day!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Royal Oak Farmers Market

Bridal Gown: Alessandra Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns: The girls picked their own!

Grooms Tux/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Event Planner: Kate McClellan of Purple Clover Events

Officiant: Rev. Amy McMillan

Florist: GardenView Flowers

Hair: Lauren Falzone and Janet Nahas of BeautiLofts

Makeup: Roxy Myers Makeup and Amanda’s Airbrush Tanning

Rentals: Modern Art (chairs, table runners), Events by Andrenee

Bakery: Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

DJ: Mike Staff Productions

Musician: Garret Schmittling

Photo Booth: Shutterbooth

Invitations: Minted 

Food: Detroit BBQ, El Guapo Grill, Hamlin PubMr.Bartender, Trinity Transportation, Troy Marriott

Mike + Michelle- Henry Ford Museum Wedding- Dearborn, Michigan

Mike and Michelle were married at the Henry Ford Museum. We love this venue because they feature a number of gorgeous rooms in their

building, each with a different look.

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Michelle was such a gorgeous bride! Her subtle sparkling details lended themselves perfectly to her sheath and classic lace dress. Her unique green bouquet was the perfect compliment to it all.

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Michelle and Mike both said that their favorite part of the day was during their ‘First Look.’

From the Bride: “My favorite moment was when I saw my future husband. We did a sneak peek and as I walked down the stairs at the Henry Ford Museum, I could see him standing in front of me. It was so exciting when he turned around and I LOVED having a few minutes where it was just the two of us before the ceremony and reception.

From the Groom: “Hard to choose a favorite, but seeing her for the first time was my favorite part (yes I cried!) Also seeing her mom happy and the rest of the family too was amazing!”

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The Henry Ford Museum is such a fun location for a Bride and Groom to have their ceremony and reception at because the historical museum actually allows wedding parties to venture through their exhibits and photograph next to the variety of displays.

We had a ton of fun with Michelle and Mike’s group!

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Mr. and Mrs. Kramer’s reception was inside the “Museum Plaza” room. Their beautiful florals and vintage inspired details really transformed the space into something magical.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kramer! We were so honored to capture your beautiful and special day!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Henry Ford Museum
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids Gowns: Macy’s
Grooms Tux/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Sue Anne Bell
Florist: Bride’s Aunt
Hair and Make Up: The Glam Squad at Bliss Republic Salon
Linens: Henry Ford Museum
Bakery: Iversen’s Bakery
DJ: Mike Staff Productions
Videography: Mike Staff Productions
Lighting: The Groom & our friend, Kendrick Lee!
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Josh + Courtney- The Loveless Cafe & Barn Wedding- Nashville

Courtney and Josh’s wedding truly had some southern Nashville charm! The rustic vibe of their venue, The Loveless Cafe and Barn brought a very warm feel to the whole day.

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Courtney, the bride, actually works at the Loveless Cafe and Barn. We had a perfect day and gorgeous fall colors that really popped with the dark colors that the Courtney and Josh incorporated into their wedding party’s attire and the overall theme of their decor.

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Courtney and Josh both come from a family of musicians. Using an acoustic guitar for their guestbook was such a fun and personal touch they included at their reception.

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Having a live band was very important to Courtney and Josh since they and their families are all very involved in music. Both the bride and groom’s sisters sang a song for all the guests on stage and the band even invited Josh on stage to show off his drumming skills.

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From the bride, describing her favorite part of the big day:

“Our last dance, which the band surprised us with my favorite song “Turning Page” by Sleeping at Last. As we started dancing, we looked up, and saw all our friends and family forming a large circle around us.”

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Colby! We were honored to travel to the great city of Nashville, Tennessee to capture their special day!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Loveless Cafe Barn

Bridal Gown: Allure Bridals

Bridesmaids/Maid of Honor Gowns: Vera Wang, David’s Bridal

Grooms Tux/Suits: Vera Wang

Officiant: Pastor Norman Koy

Florist: Bellevue Florist

Hair and Make Up: Altra Salon

Rentals: Liberty Party Rentals (Lighting)

Linens: The Loveless Cafe Barn

Bakery: Publix

DJ/Live Music: Bands- Lipstick Blonde (Reception) and the Silver Strings Quartet (Ceremony)

 

Jake+ Rachael- Lansing, Michigan Wedding

It was a brisk but beautiful day on January 2, 2016 when Rachael and Jake were married.

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Rachael has such a spunky and fun personality, it was a blast spending time with her and her girls getting ready in the morning. From the fun custom “Team Bride” tank tops to Rachael’s adorable puppy sticking around the group the whole time, there was a lot of joy and fun had inside the house. The beautiful blue bridesmaid dresses really went well with Rachael’s winter theme and tied in perfectly with her colors.

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Rachael and Jake’s reception was held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in Lansing, a gorgeous venue for weddings. Their winter theme certainly continued throughout their reception decor, with white and blue being the dominant colors. We loved the beautiful cake adorned with cupcakes decorated with beautiful snowflake and ‘love’ word designs.reception

The love that Rachael and Jake have for each other was so apparent and beautiful to see throughout the day. It’s such a good feeling to witness and capture those special moments during the reception as well. From the heartfelt toasts to the emotional first dances, the love between family, friends and especially the bride and groom is so apparent.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Schisler! It was a blast and an honor to capture your special day!

2015 End Cap {Michigan Wedding Photographer}

2015 has been an amazing year.  We have photographed so many Metro Detroit Weddings and traveled too!  Some of our favorite destinations were Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN.

As always, we want to thank all of our 2015 newlyweds for allowing us to capture these memories.  We are hoping that during our “slow” season we are able to get some of the full weddings blogged.  But for now, here are all of our couples!

Cheers and Happy New Year!

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