St. john's banquet & conference center wedding: Summer & Michael

11.6.19 - weddings by Stephanie

I have been anticipating Summer and Mike’s wedding day for months- ever since their amazing engagement session in May. The pair is extremely sweet and photogenic- and having beautiful images to remember their day is immensely important to them. (My dream clients!)

Their event couldn’t have been more perfect. Not only did the entire bridal party look smashing, but they were truly the sweetest group I have ever worked with! We had a few hiccups with the timeline - including some unexpected rain - but the bridal party didn’t miss a beat, and were so supportive, helpful and attentive to the bride!

Summer is absolutely gorgeous, and looked STUNNING in her gown. She has fantastic taste, and everything- from her jewelry to her shoes - were unique and beautiful. And, not to be outdone, Mike looked positively debonair in his formal tux with a white jacket. (One of my favorites this year!)

Surrounded by their family and friends, the couple said their vows and held their reception at the lovely St. John's Banquet & Conference Center. Their decor was so elegant, and the cake by Sweet Dreams was the largest and most intricate of any I’ve ever seen!

We managed to squeeze in a few shots of Summer and Mike with the antique Rolls Royce they had brought in specifically for that day- despite a torrential downpour- and finished the night with some amazing moves on the dance floor!

I am so happy for these two, and know life has so many good things in store for them.

Congratulations Summer and Mike!

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Grosse Pointe Wedding: Sarah & David

11.6.19 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when I'm contacted to shoot the wedding of a sister of a previous client because it means they fully trust me, which makes such a huge difference. And when Sarah contacted me I was extra excited because her family is SO incredibly nice, hilarious, and awesome. The day was a bit of a deja vu because she looks so much like her sister, she got ready in their same childhood house, and held their reception at the same beautiful venue, Lochmoor Country Club. Also like her sister Sarah's wedding style was impeccable, she was totally awesome to work with, and she married an awesome guy. This family has it GOING ON!

Sarah and David's ceremony at St. Paul on the Lake was lovely, and they got lucky with perfectly amazing weather. It was a joy to photograph them and their bridal party outside of the church, along the water in Grosse Pointe, and at their country club. Their toasts before dinner make me crack up, and it was undeniable how gorgeous their reception room looked. The champagne and blush decor by Bellisario Florist was amazing, their cake by Elegance in Sugar was simply elegant, their band, Your Generation, kept the dance floor packed, and it's always awesome working alongside Lee Thomas Films Videography.

Congratulations to this awesome couple, I'm so happy for this entire family!

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Meadow Brook hall wedding: Leah & Kevin

11.6.19 - weddings by Courtney

Leah and Kevin are truly one of the most genuine, sincere and loving couples around. This was not only obvious by the people they surround themselves but also in how they showed appreciation to their friends and family. Their gifts were the cutest. From the personalized tank tops and champagne glasses for the Ladies to parents gifts with super special sentiments written inside. So much happiness and excitement filled the getting ready rooms of the bridal party it as Leah and Kevin prepped for their first look together.

Meadowbrook Mansion provided the gorgeous backdrop for the days events. It was inevitable that Kevin and Leah had the biggest smiles on their faces as they spent their first moments together. They both looked fabulous. Leah was stunning in her gorgeous lace gown and cathedral length veil (yep, you bet we made it fly for a few pics) and Kevin ever so handsome in his suit and bow tie. I could have photographed this couple and their bridal party all day long but there was an important ceremony to get to and a party to be well, partied.

Leah and Kevin's ceremony was held in the Pegasus garden with cocktails directly following on the back patio. The reception was in the tent outside and decorated so elegantly. Gorgeous flowers gave the perfect amount of color to the white and gold tables. After a great dinner and much merriment Leah and Kevin opened the dance floor which was filled the rest of the night.

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day. A smile never left my face the entire day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

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Meadow Brook hall wedding: Shannon & Cory

10.25.19 - weddings by Kristin G.

Shannon is a bride after my own heart. I knew every detail of this day would be exquisite and I was right on! Our day began at the Shinola Hotell, where Shannon had reserved two of the best rooms in the building! One room was reserved for her getting ready with gorgeous open windows for tons of natural light and the other with an outdoor balcony where she and her bridesmaids could relax as they prepped for the day! I audibly gasped as I saw her details, including her beautiful gown with a lace bodice overlay. After she was ready and I finally made myself stop taking portraits in her hotel room, it was time for Shannon to see Cory, who looked ever-so-handsome, in the streets of Detroit. After some smiles, hugs and laughs, we shot portraits at the Detroit Public Library and then headed over to Sainte Anne parish de Detroit for the beautiful ceremony. One of my favorite moments of the day was between Shannon and her Dad for his own first look at his daughter at the church — there was not a dry eye in the room!

As if we already did not hit several amazing locations on this day, it was then time to head over to Meadow Brook hall for the reception. Some portraits of these two lovebirds (and their sweet pup!) and some group shots of a HUGE family took place in the front of the mansion prior to their grand entrance into the famous tent to celebrate with their family and friends. The room was set up to have an uber-swanky vibe, including an amazing floral backdrop made by the bride’s mother for the Photo Booth, which was one of my favorite details! I had the best time celebrating these two and wish them a lifetime of happiness.

Congrats, Shannon+Cory! xo

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The garden theater Detroit wedding: Hilary & Larry

10.23.19 - weddings by Stephanie

Hilary and Larry’s wedding was such a treat to photograph. From the moment we arrived at the Shinola Hotel, my crew and I knew that the day was going to be special.

This was my first time shooting at this establishment, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the room layout. The adorable boutique furniture pieces, and industrial floor to ceiling windows truly set the stage for gorgeous “getting ready” shots.

And, I really admired that the couple incorporated their love of Detroit into their wedding day photos. They chose to hold their formals at The Detroit Athletic Club (where Larry is a member), as well as at Hart Plaza. It was very important to them that elements of their beloved city be visible in the pictures- including the gorgeous Detroit skyline and Renaissance Center. Luckily, I was more than happy to oblige!

The duo’s ceremony and reception took place at the amazing Garden Theater . I simply adore the venue’s hip and classy vibe. And, the stunning florals by Viviano Flower Shop and chosen details truly made the pair’s wedding one-of-a-kind. The pair chose to incorporate significant dances from their cultural backgrounds, and even decided to have ice cream sandwiches by Cool Jacks in lieu of wedding cake! These personal touches truly made the day extra special!

It was so wonderful to be a part of Hilary and Larry’s wedding, and I just know that they have many happy years ahead of them!

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