Tag Archives: Michigan

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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Joel + Kara- Lafayette Grande Wedding, Michigan

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Kara and Joel were a blast to hang out with on their wedding day! The crazy part of their story is that they are both Oakland University alumni and both were part of the school’s Cross Country team….except at different times! They knew they wanted to incorporate the track into their wedding photos and we had so much fun with them on the field! They even had a few of our OU spirited photos published in Oakland’s Alumni Magazine for featuring the campus’s track and field on their day.

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From the bride: “I loved being able to take photos on the OU Track because it was such a unique experience.”

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We loved Kara and Joel’s classic black & white decor. Their theme incorporated Frank Sinatra as their main inspiration. Their centerpieces were vintage cigar boxes filled with beautiful florals and they even had a Frank Sinatra impersonator singing during dinner and serenading the couple’s first dance.

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From the bride on another of her favorite parts of the day:

“I also loved hearing our daughter, Jaclyn, give our speech. It was completely from the heart and what I felt wasn’t your average “make fun of the bride/groom” speech.”

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sellentine! You two are so beautiful together and we loved sharing and capturing your day!

Matt + Jennifer- Lafayette Grande Wedding, Michigan

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Woo_01Everything about Matt and Jen’s wedding day was SO colorful! They really did a wonderful job in incorporating their rainbow color scheme into every single element of their day. It was so fun and beautiful.

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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

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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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)

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

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!