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laurel manor wedding: Alyssa & Justin

11.9.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

If I could request a favor? Every bride, if you could please choose to get ready at the Masonic Temple, I would greatly appreciate it. Alyssa certainly already looked incredible, but then add in this open room, gothic windows, gorgeous natural light and dramatic lighting fixtures, and now her getting ready portraits do her beauty justice! I loved every aspect of Alyssa’s style, especially her rose gold pointed pumps. Following a heart-felt first look with her father after she donned her gorgeous gown, it was time to head over to the chapel for the ceremony. Justin looked ever so handsome waiting for his bride at the front of the aisle and I particularly loved how the room was packed FULL of guests there to witness vows. The groom’s family is of Italian descent and earlier Alyssa was even teased that she looked the part. I’m not sure I fully understood that notion at the time, but after walking into that reception room at Laurel Manor, I can tell you that I have never seen such well dressed guests at a wedding. These ladies knew how to do it up right! The room was decorated with gorgeous floral centerpieces by Viviano's, a wonderful cake by Pastry Palace, sweeping linens behind the head table and candle light flickered and danced around the room. It was a beautiful evening for a beautiful couple. Congrats to the bride+groom! xo


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pine knob carriage house wedding: Kelsey & Lucas

11.9.17 - weddings by Courtney

Oh happy day! Kelsey and Lucas did their wedding day right. Looking at their photos I can still hear the laughter that filled their day. This couple was constantly smiling well, except for intermittent bouts filled with tears of joy. After a few deep breaths and uncontrollable laughter this couple exchanged some of the sweetest vow I've ever heard.
One of my favorite moments of the day was when Kelsey got in her dress and we discovered that her veil was still at the bridal shop! It wasn't that the veil was missing but Kelsey's immediate reaction to it. "Oh no! Not the veil!!" followed by giggles. She had such a wonderful perspective. Nothing else really mattered as long as she and Lucas were married that day.
The details of the day were so adorable and The Pine Knob Carriage House was a perfect backdrop. Wine cork numbers, tree stump engraved with their initial and hearts, touches of gold and nods to Michigan. I loved the delicious cake by Love & Buttercream, with the cutest cake topper! BLUMZ by JRDESIGNS did an amazing job with the maroon and purple flower arrangements. It was all so perfect we will look past Lucas' OSU socks and sweatshirt!
You are such a wonderful couple and I wish you continued happiness, "forever and always."

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Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding: erica & peter

11.8.17 - weddings by Courtney

Erica and Peter’s wedding looked like something out of the movies. First, they both looked incredible and then we were at one of my favorite locations, The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms. Shortly after their first look I asked them to dance in the library and I kid you not we all immediately thought of Beauty and the Beast! At the end of the movie, of course, where the beast was a handsome prince and the happy couple spun onto the dance floor. It was amazing!
I love love loved Erica’s entire look from her dainty headband to her gorgeous blue heels (and not to forget the sensible sparkly Keds) she looked stunning.
Their selection of navy and purple colors worked beautifully for an autumn wedding.
After a sweet and intimate ceremony, the reception was in full swing before you know it. I love just the right amount of sparkle in the reception room, and theirs had just that. I loved the Elegant cake by Josef's Bakery, and stunning flowers by Floral Designs by Lori. A huge thanks the Nicole from Beautiful Day Planning for bringing the day together. Their music selection, and Go Pro DJs had the dance floor filled.The crowd was singing along to songs all night. Congratulations to you both. Thank you for having me be a part of your beautiful day.

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Meadowbrook hall wedding: Maggie & matthew

11.8.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

Meadowbrook is always one of my favorite venues when it comes to weddings and when you add in a couple as sweet as Maggie+Matt, the gloriousness of the day is amplified. The sun was shining when these two said their vows atop of the stairs of the stunning rock garden. I had already loved that they chose this location for their vows, and once I realized Maggie’s deep rooted passion for flora, I appreciated their selection even more. I mean, she even selected her shoes because they were adorned with leather flowers! Not surprisingly, Maggie’s gown was stunning and Matt looked so very handsome and I had a smile on my face the entire time they were at the altar. I may have also been smiling because their officiant, who is the uncle of the groom, was so at ease during the ceremony and you innately knew that he meant every word he bestowed on the couple. Timing was everything, as following the ceremony a lone storm cloud passed overhead as the guests sipped cocktails and we shot our portraits. We all ducked inside and I was happy we were able to step back outside for the last shots of the bride+groom. The tell-tale chimes sounded and everyone made their way to the tent, which was decorated beautifully. I loved the flowers by Parsonage Events, and delicious cake by Sweet Heather Anne's. The toasts were heart-felt and you could feel the love radiating in the room. I wish nothing but happiness for this deserving couple. Congratulations! xo


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bay pointe golf club wedding: rebecca & chad

11.6.17 - weddings by Courtney

Rebecca and Chad's wedding was simply stunning. I loved the simplicity of it all. Rebecca wore a gorgeous gown with a clean line that fit to perfection (and looked totally amazing in it). Chad also looked super sharp in his suit and I loved the all white shirt, vest and bow tie. The flowers by The Petal Lady were outstanding. I LOVE dahlias and they had them all throughout their decor.
There's nothing sweeter than the smiles and rush of emotion during a first look. Chad wiping away a tear and Rebecca grinning ear to ear was nothing short of endearing. They are such a beautiful, compassionate and happy couple.
The Bay Pointe Golf Club provided the perfect setting for their day. The sun was shining as they exchanged vows overlooking the glistening lake. And fortunately the boaters remained quiet spectators.
Shortly after, the party was in full swing. I loved the invitations by Designed with Amore, and the gorgeous cake by Sweet Dreams Bakery. The tabletops were so elegant with light colored linens, candlelight and a sprig of rosemary at each setting. A huge thank you to Maggie from The Wedding Inside' Her for planning a magnificent day! With belly's full the dance floor was packed with great music by The Dan Rafferty Band, and smiling happy quests.
Congratulations Rebecca and Chad. Thank you for letting me document such a beautiful day.

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