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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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Andrew + Jayme- Shepherd’s Hollow Wedding, Michigan.

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Jayme and Andrew started as friends for years until they realized their friendship was something much bigger. After falling in love, Andrew proposed to Jayme by surprising her with a Christmas present containing an ornament saying “Will You Marry Me?” and then getting down on one knee. How romantic!!

The two were married at Shepherd’s Hollow golf course and banquet center in Clarkston, Michigan. This venue is so gorgeous! It’s revealed down a long winding drive surrounded by a forest of tall trees. The scenery was perfect on their day with the foliage being a beautiful lush green all around. We started the day off getting ready with the girls. I was in love with all of Jayme’s stunning accessories!

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We then headed off to Shepherd’s Hollow where the girls would get dressed. Jayme looked stunning in her fit-and-flare dress with layers of swirling tulle on the bottom and the girls looked beautiful in their long pink dresses with illusion lace on top.

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I just have to say- I LOVE navy/blue suits on grooms. It’s a change of pace most of the time and Andrew’s suit went PERFECTLY with everything about the day: the wedding party, the venue, the flowers, the reception decor. IN LOVE!

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The couple expressed that the “First Look” was their favorite part of the day.

From the two:

“We loved the first look and having that intimate moment be just between us. We were able to spend a couple minutes of time just the two of us.”

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The bouquets containing stunning vibrant pinks, greens and blues and big beautiful dahlias were gorgeous against the girl’s dresses.

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Scattered rain throughout the day called for an indoor ceremony instead of celebrating outside but it didn’t matter. Everything went perfectly and was beautiful as ever! Having their friend marry the two of them was a very personal and heartfelt touch to the ceremony!

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Jayme and Andrew did SUCH a wonderful job with their reception decor. Everything was so thought out and you could tell they did a lot of hard work! The tiny succulent place settings were one of my very favorite details along with the blue lace table runners.

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The sky cleared just in time for dancing and the setting for Jayme and Andrew’s first dance was probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Layers of string lighting outdoors as dusk fell surrounded by gorgeous woods- jaw dropping and perfection!

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Harding! We had SUCH a blast being part of your special day!

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shepherd’s Hollow

Bridal Gown: The Dress Shop

Bridesmaids Gowns: Saved by the Dress

Grooms Tux/Suits: President Tuxedo

Officiant: Cody Hibbs

Florist: Parsonage Events

Hair and Make Up: Glitz Salon and Erin Yosin

Linens: Parsonage Events

Bakery: Love and Buttercream

DJ: Mike Staff Productions

Videography: Complete Video Solutions

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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!

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

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

 

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)