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planterra wedding: katie & steve

6.6.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

When a beautiful day happens for a beautiful couple, it makes my heart so full. Katie+Steve are such a sweet duo and it is obvious how excited they are to spend the rest of their lives together. They chose an absolutely stunning venue, and as per usual, Planterra did not disappoint. Katie's Type-A personality speaks to my soul, as it was clear how much thought went into every detail of their day, including every song played at their reception (and clearly she's good at what she does because the dance floor was packed all night!)! One of my favorite moments of their day was the wine capsule during their heart-felt ceremony. In addition to a bottle of wine, they each wrote a love letter to the other and placed it in the box. The reason I loved this so much was that it was meant to be opened if they needed some encouragement during the ebb and flow of their marriage. I felt myself smiling behind the camera during this moment; such a sweet sentiment! I loved all of the reception details including flowers by Planterra and cake by sweet dreams bakery. The party quickly got underway following the ceremony! I already mentioned that the dance floor was packed and Katie was in the center of it all. I love when the bride+groom truly enjoy their day. It was a perfect evening! A big congrats to the new Mr.+Mrs.! xo

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planterra wedding: stephanie & jason

5.30.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

I'm fairly certain that if you follow this blog you're well aware that Planterra is one of my absolute fave venues. I've been fortunate enough to shoot many elegant affairs under this glass and let me tell you, Stephanie + Jason's selections were nothing short of extraordinary. I loved arriving just before the bride and watching her take in all of the breathtaking details as she entered the conservatory. It makes me beyond happy when someone as sweet Stephanie is over-the-moon and Jason is her perfect compliment with his kind, funny and outgoing nature. Emotions flowed freely all day beginning with their first look, then during their vows and absolutely during the toasts, where I'm not sure there was a dry eye in the house (including my own!). Their reception details were beautiful, including a white wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne's adorned with pink and white flowers by Planterra. While I enjoyed so many elements of their wedding day, my favorite aspect was when Jason escorted Stephanie down the aisle and I love that they made their ceremony their own. This day was nothing short of perfect and these two are SO deserving! I was simply honored to be a part of it. A huge congrats to the bride+groom! xo

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stony creek engagement session: hannah & jimmy

5.24.17 - engagements by Kristin G.

I kind of threw Hannah+Jimmy to the wolves when we started our engagement session at Stony Creek Metropark. We were driving to our first location when I saw a lone, white-blossomed, backlit tree. It was stunning and I absolutely had to have them in front of it. The problem was that there was nothing around it, so really, cuddly close-ups were our only option – and that’s a tough pose for the first shots! They were great sports and I quickly found how much I enjoy being around these two and their sweet boxer, Bailey. We made our way shooting their portraits through the park, but the grand finale came as the sun was setting and we happened upon another gorgeous blooming tree right at the golden hour. These two nailed the poses and I cannot wait to shoot your wedding early next year! Congratulations! xo

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the filmore wedding: lora & michael

5.23.17 - weddings by Courtney

When I arrived at the Greektown Casino and joined the ladies in their room I saw Lora looking as beautiful as ever. I quickly photographed her dress and shoes so we could get Lora dressed....she was ready to see her man! As soon as she threw her arms around Mike they both were beaming with excitement. Lora and Mike's wedding day had officially begun.
The entire bridal party looked super elegant outside the back of the DIA. I loved how the soft pink dresses and dark suits looked against the white marble and gold doors. We then stopped off at Comerica Park and Ford Field for some more casual shots. These locations gave us some great "Detroit wedding" photos.
When we arrived at the Filmore I was not prepared for how stunning the inside would be. As we walked inside and caught a first glimpse of the stage (where the ceremony was held) I heard more than a few people exclaim, "oh wow!" (including myself). The stage was draped with beautiful white curtains, gorgeous flowers and chandeliers. Gold chiavari chairs were lined up facing the stage and once the guests and bridal party filled the theatre it was romantic perfection!
Post ceremony the guests went out to the lobby to enjoy cocktails, and the amazing staff completely flipped the theater for the reception. Guests were seated on four levels which was a simple gorgeous cascade of candlelight and flowers that led to the dance floor. The sweets table by Yasmeena's Floral looked absolutely stunning against the floral wall, and cake by Holiday Market. We loved working with The Gala House, and Lightcraft Entertainment on video. The dj and violinists Nuclassica rocked the night away for a truly awesome celebration of Lora and Mike's wedding day.
Congratulations to you both.

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lovett hall wedding: meghan & ricky

5.17.17 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I say this often but I promise I mean it EVERY single time: I have the nicest clients, and Meghan and Ricky were among the nicest ever! They were so easy to work with, and throughout the day they probably went out of their way to say “thank you” to me at least five separate times (which is wild because it was ME who was honored to be there!). They all began the day by getting ready at The Dearborn Inn, which is where Meghan and Ricky had their “first look” moment. Meghan was a trooper about heading outside for photos even though it was a bit cold, and we were ecstatic to find gorgeous pink cherry blossoms on some trees nearby to use for photos. After that, their wedding officially began at Lovett Hall, where they did both their ceremony and reception, with some photos inside of The Henry Ford Museum. Their ceremony under the beautiful chuppah by Ruby Slipper Designs was sweet, and their reception room was absolutely stunning with a gorgeous cake by Holiday market. Their parents all sat at the same dinner table, which I thought was extra outstanding considering that some of the parents are divorced and remarried and yet they all seemed to get along like great friends (bravo!!). I’m always extra happy when I see that Chateau is the band because I know it’ll be an awesome dance floor… and it was! Ashley from Festoons and Flourishes did an incredible job with the planning and coordination on the wedding day and I could tell that Meghan and Ricky loved working with her (I did too!). Congrats to this awesome couple!!!

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