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Josh + Melissa- San Marino Club Wedding- Troy, Michigan.

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Josh and Melissa are absolutely adorable together. They share a big passion for running- so much so that they incorporated it into their wedding day and Josh even says that running had a part in how he fell in love with Melissa.

From Josh: “Melissa & I share a love of running. I fell in love during our first winter of long run Sunday’s together. We spent many hours on backroads and metro parks.”

We started the day off at Melissa’s parents’ house where the girls were getting ready. It was a beautiful Fall day outside!

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Melissa was stunning in her fitted lace dress. I loved the beaded sheer sleeves. So gorgeous! The girls wore short navy dresses that flattered everyone so well!

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Melissa’s mother allowed us to take this gorgeous chaise lounge sofa outside for some bridal portraits and we were so glad for it! How gorgeous is this bride?!

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Josh got ready with the boys at the church as they awaited the ceremony. Josh looked so handsome in his suit and we LOVED the boutonnieres!

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The ceremony was a traditional catholic mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The look on Josh’s face as he saw his beautiful bride coming down the aisle- to die for!

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The bouquets were handmade by the bride and her family/friends and were so stunning! The beautiful bright oranges, yellows, purples, and reds were perfect for fall and Melissa’s soft pink bouquet of dahlias was absolutely gorgeous.

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We went to Dodge #4 State Park, a beautiful piece of property that sits along Cass Lake in Waterford to take photos. The vibrant orange leaves gave the perfect Fall look. We found numerous tall grassy fields that were the perfect backdrop!

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Josh and Melissa’s love of running had to be a part of their day of course! The couple slipped out of their fancy shoes and into their favorite running shoes for some photos. So much fun!

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Josh and Melissa’s reception decor was so adorable! Rustic fall decor of pumpkins, wood and gold were beautiful along with small hints of Michigan love!

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During Josh and Melissa’s first dance, the wedding party along with other friends and family surrounded the two in a hand-held circle as they closed out their dance. So much love going around- it truly warmed the heart! Melissa mentioned it was one of her favorite parts of the day.

From the bride: “We were surrounded by our favorite people but Josh was the only one I noticed.”

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. MacGregor! You can truly feel the love between the two of you in your presence and we were so happy to be able to capture your special memories!

Ceremony Venue: Prince of Peace Catholic Church– West Bloomfield
Reception Venue: The San Marino Club– Troy
Bridal Gown: Alessandra Bridal– Warren
Bridesmaids Gowns: Macy’s
Grooms Tux/Suits: Milano Tailor– Shelby Township
Officiant: Reverend Ronald Jozwiak
Florist: Homemade via Oakland County Farmer’s Market 
Hair: Gracie’s Salon (Antonella & Ashlee) Makeup: Caidy Marie Beauty
Bakery: Homemade via Maid of Honor
DJ: Mike Staff Productions
Videography: Mike Staff Productions
Invitations: Purchased via Etsy & printed at The Print Shop– Clarkston
Other Vendors needing to be mentioned: Gelato Cart provided by Java Java

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Jake + Cortney- Mount Pleasant Wedding, Michigan

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Jake and Cortney first met around the age of 13 playing kickball, but it wasn’t until Cortney began attending college at Central Michigan University that the two started seriously dating. Jake wasn’t attending CMU with Cortney, but had a close friend he would visit and begun to spend time with Cortney during his trips. When the two became serious, they would take turns driving 2.5 hours just to spend the weekends with each other! How adorable is that?!

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We love small wedding parties! It makes the day so much more intimate and special. Jake and Cortney and their wedding party were so fun and easygoing. They even rocked out climbing on this brick building for a pretty fun photo! 🙂

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Jake and Cortney’s rustic and fall inspired decor was SO beautiful and matched their reception venue so perfectly. We loved the adorable personal pie favors and all of the wooden elements.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Walls! Your day was so fun and we had a blast capturing your special memories!

Rob + Megan-Boulder Pointe Wedding- Oxford, Michigan

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Megan and Rob are a super adorable couple who met during their freshman year of college.

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I always love when brides switch their accessories up or add in something fun and different. In Megan’s case, her and all of her bridesmaids sported baby blue converses (Rob and his groomsmen wore orange converses as well).

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Rob and Megan’s dog is a huge part of their life. I first met these two when I photographed their engagement session at Comerica Park in Detroit and they brought their adorable pooch along to participate in the photos with them. Fun fact: Rob also proposed to Megan at Comerica!).

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Reception decor followed their color theme perfectly. Tons of bright orange and baby blue touches filled the room.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Swanson! It was so fun to be a part of your day!

Danny + Kim- Villa Penna Wedding, Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Danny and Kim’s story is very fairytale. The two have been high school sweethearts ever since they met at Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township.

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Danny and Kim had their ceremony at the beautiful White House Wedding Chapel in Warren. The building has an elegant mansion-esque look and a very vintage and historic vibe to it. It made a perfect ceremony venue.

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From the bride on her favorite part of the day:

“My favorite memory from the wedding day was seeing Danny right after I entered the ceremony room. I literally burst into tears the same time that he did. I was just so happy that it was finally happening!!”

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Our favorite part of the day was getting to take pictures at the place it all began! We even were able to go inside their old high school and we snapped some photos in the “B” hallway where Danny and Kim first met and would meet up during the school day. SO cute!

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Naso! The long-time love you guys share is so adorable! We love your story and loved photographing the day you guys finally got to become husband and wife!

Adam + Betsey- Fox Hills Wedding- Plymouth, Michigan

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Adam and Betsey’s wedding day was full of fun and laughs! We had such a great time with them and their wedding party in Plymouth.

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Downtown Plymouth has a lot of cool buildings and areas to photograph around. The Penn Theatre made for some pretty fun photos with the wedding party.

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From the bride on her favorite part of the day:

“It so hard to choose! But I will have to say it was probably when it was just the two of us getting our pictures taken at the golf course, there was so mucb of the day where we were around so many people it was nice to be able to have a few moments as just the two of us.”

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Baitinger! You two are so adorable together and we’re so happy we got to capture your special memories!

Ceremony Venue- First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth
Reception Venue- Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Bridal Gown- I Do Too! Bridal (Casablanca)
Bridesmaids Gowns-  I Do Too! Bridal (Bill Levkoff)
Grooms Tux/Suits- Men’s Warehouse (Vera Wang)
Event Planner: Ourselves and Rebecca Amel from Fox Hills
Officiant- Cathi King
Florist- Four Seasons Florist
Hair and Make Up- Caidy Marie Beauty
Rentals- Millennium Limousines Inc.
Linens- Linens & Beyond
Bakery- The Pastry Palace
DJ- Andrew Rembiez
Invitations- Elegant Invitations & Bridal

Mark + Beth- Holly Barn Wedding, Michigan

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Mark and Beth are a GORGEOUS couple- on the inside and out! They were married at the Leap of Faith Barn, a lovely venue in Holly, Michigan that has tons of beautiful landscape surrounding it.

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Unexpected rain changed the ceremony from outdoors to inside the barn, but it was still dreamy and full of love! From the groom on some of his favorite parts of the day:

“(My favorite parts of the day were) Beth walking up to the barn before the ceremony in the rain with a black umbrella. Lifting her up after our ceremony/first kiss where they pronounced us husband and wife…”

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Everything about Mark and Beth’s day was rustic and beautiful and their reception decor fit the theme to the tee! We loved their uses of tree bark, all of the baby’s breath and the awesome wood-burned Michigan coasters guests took home as favors. These two showed love for their home state in so many awesome ways!

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Cocktail hour consisted of build-your-own mini coney dogs and bags of Better Made potato chips, another awesome Michigan touch Mark and Beth added to their day.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Bohlen!

We loved sharing your day with you and had so much fun!

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!