Metro Detroit

KARIN & NATE // A BACKYARD WEDDING IN WATERFORD, MICHIGAN

 

It’s no secret that a backyard wedding is one of my favorite venues. There are a million reasons why it’s not always possible or practical, but there is just something so personal about opening up a family home to all of your wedding guests. Karin’s parents were able to do just that and it was really special. After the wedding ceremony at Karin & Nate’s church, everyone returned to the family home where they personally greeted every guest as they entered the door. This little gesture felt very symbolic of their new life as a married couple and the close knit group enjoyed an awesome celebration throughout the afternoon and evening with beautiful lake views. The weather came through for us with some awesome golden light. The party had bbq, garden inspired centerpieces, cupcakes, donuts, belly laughs, tears, and lots of joy. Cheers to Karin & Nate!

Venue: Woodside Bible Church & Private Residence

Day of Coordination: Purple Clover Events

Make-up artist: Hannah Price Beauty

Hair Stylist: Billy Dixon

Florist: Designs by Ella Rae

Rentals: Perry’s Tents & Events

Caterer: CAYA Smokehouse Grill

Dessert: Love and Buttercream

DJ: Love Plus One Entertainment

Dress: Becker’s Bridal

 

EMILY & MATT // METRO DETROIT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Emily & Matt are absolutely the sweetest, and what an amazing day they had last Saturday!  It was such a relaxed day.  Seriously, it was so laid back - they were both so excited to finally get married, but they were completely calm the entire time.  Their vows didn't leave a dry eye in the crowd, the summery light was gorgeous, and the dance floor was packed through the end of the night.  I'm so happy we were a part of it.  Cheers to E + M!!

 
 

Venue & Caterer: Myth Golf & Banquets, Hair & Makeup: Serenity Hair Salon, Florist: Bonnie Zientak, Cake: Home Bakery, Bride's Attire: Becker's Bridal, Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse.

LINDSEY & ANDREW // WEDDING PREVIEW

Lindsey and Drew truly feel like friends at this point, and we couldn't be happier for them.  They were the maid of honor and best man at Kirsten and Dan's 2013 wedding and I got to know the two of them well through our planning process and super fun beach engagement session in South Haven.  Their day was absolutely beautiful and sweet, with the right amount of hilarity mixed in when beanie babies, barney, and the happy couple's 26 pound cat were mentioned during Drew's brother's toast (complete with printed 8x10 pictures distributed to each table at the reception).  Amazing.  Cheers to Lindsey and Drew!

 
 

Venue: The Inn at St. John's, Flowers: Jen House Design, Hair & Makeup: Kelly Smith, Bride: Hayley Paige, Groom: Men's Warehouse, Cake: Elite Sweets, DJ: Lufru Entertainment

MOLLY & PHILIP // WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PREVIEW // METRO DETROIT

AHH!  Molly & Phil!  Such an amazing duo.  Molly's positive energy was radiant and contagious and let me tell you - she could not wait to marry Phil.  The two married at St. Patrick's in Wyandotte, where Molly's parents, grandparents, and sister were also married.  The connection to family, faith and tradition was very apparent.  Throw in a touch of superstition - a rosary placed on the bushes outside the family home to ward off rain - and everything was good to go.  

 
 

Hair & Makeup: Barry & Company 

Ceremony: St. Patrick's 

Reception: The Dearborn Inn