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Colony Club Wedding: Stephanie & Chris

10.3.17 - weddings by Courtney

As soon as I arrived at the Book Cadillac for the start of Stephanie and Chris’ wedding day I knew I was in for a fun filled day and the most gorgeous details.
The ladies looked fabulous in soft flowing gowns of purple and pink. Stephanie’s dress was so stunning on her, and twirled like none other on the dance floor. My favorite detail had to be the heel of her shoes. They had Art Deco inspired scallops and they were simply amazing.
With a first look that put a smile on Chris’ face we were off to a few locations to take photos before their ceremony. Chris looked great all dressed up, and couldn’t stop smiling. I loved the sweet remembrance of his mom tucked in his butioneer. We hopped out real quick on the steps of Joe Lewis Arena (a fav of Chris) and then over to Belle Isle by the fountain and conservatory.
St. Hyacinth Church in Detroit was the perfect ceremony site for this architecture loving bride. The color and design details were amazing. After a beautiful ceremony and a grand exit with guests waving bells and ribbons, we were off with the newlyweds for one last photo stop at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The cutest glittery cans clanked behind the bus as we pulled up to the Colony Club for a wonderful reception.
The details inside were endless. Being a dog lover and a Golden doodle owner myself, I loved the fondant replica of their sweet puppy placed on their cake. Adorable! There were wooden name markers at the head table, the prettiest monogram and a vintage guest book just to name a few of my favorite details. I also loved the delicious cake by Sweet Delights Cakery, and gorgeous flowers by The Petal Lady. Thank you to the day- of- coordinator Diamond Elite. Congratulations Stephanie and Chris. I wish you lifetime of happiness.

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the inn at st. john's: gina & alex

9.28.17 - weddings by Courtney

Brides who come from a family of three sisters hold a special place in my heart. I find myself smiling a little bigger behind my camera and maybe even blinking away a tear or two. I have three daughters and I can't help but think of what they will be like on each others wedding days but I sure hope the love they share is anything like Gina and her sisters. It was undeniable how happy Gina's sisters were to stand by her side. When I arrived in the ladies room not only was I met with a bunch of smiling faces but the ladies were all outfitted in the cutest floral pjs. Immediately I knew the day would be filled with wonderful big moments and amazing little details. Gina looked amazing in her dress with just the perfect amount of beading and lacework. We brought her dad in for a first look which left not a dry eye in the room. He beamed with pride as he caught his first looks of Gina.
Alex and the guys were having a great time as they got ready for the ceremony. As in Gina's room it was quite obvious Alex was surrounded by some pretty great people who were excited about the day.
After a beautiful ceremony we had some time for photos around The Inn at St. John's before their reception began. I seriously think this couple cannot take a bad picture, they are gorgeous. Their reception was a blast from the moment they were announced! All of the details came together beautifully thanks to Eventfully Yours including a delicious cake by Arnold's Home of Sweets, and flowers by Designs by Guzzardo's. Everyone was on their feet dancing and remained that way throughout the evening. Congratulations Gina and Alex. Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful day.

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Michigan union wedding: sue & brenton

9.27.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

I had met Sue+Brenton just days prior to their wedding date when we got together to shoot their engagement portraits and while I adored them then, I simply could not get enough of them and their super fun family+friends the day of the wedding! Sue looked so beautiful the moment she donned her wedding gown and I loved the asymmetrical layers that made this dress so unique. By this point, I’m sure you all know that I am totally biased when it comes to the first look and their private first moments together were some of my favorites of the day! I love when the groom sees his bride for the first time and has the opportunity to step back, look at her, pull her close and tell her how beautiful she is and that is exactly what Brenton did when he saw Sue. Portraits continued with the wedding party outside The Big House and then it was over to The Michigan Union for both the ceremony and reception. These two had plenty of friends attending their wedding at their alma mater and I had to chuckle when Brenton made his way down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony amongst the hooting and hollering of his friends. A close friend of theirs officiated their wedding, which brought plenty of smiles and laughs throughout the very personalized service. The reception room was gorgeous with the stunning windows, beautiful décor, and cake by Trifles. Many thanks to Who's got the time for planning a beautiful celebration! The party easily got underway with the talents of Go Pro DJs who kept these two on the dance floor all night long. What a fun day! A huge congratulations to the both of you! xo

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ann arbor engagement session: sue & brendon

9.21.17 - engagements by Kristin G.

When your couple not only lives out of town, but lives across the globe, it’s a bit more of a challenge to schedule an engagement session prior to the wedding day. Luckily, Sue+Brenton made getting together a priority and I’m always so glad when I have the opportunity to meet my couples before their big day, even if it does happen to fall only a couple of days prior! I met these two on the campus at the University of Michigan, where they originally locked eyes their senior year in Spanish class. I’ve said it before, but I do love when my couples choose a location that is meaningful to them! We spent time walking around campus chit-chatting and all the while Sue was continually laughing at whatever Brenton had to say. I loved that we chose some funky backgrounds with painted buildings, but also some classic architecture as their backdrops for portraits. You two are fantastic and I’ll be seeing you both in just a couple of days! xo

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pine knob carriage house wedding: katie & matt

9.19.17 - weddings by Kristin G.

It seemed as though Mother Nature could not make up her mind on Katie+Matt’s wedding day, but when it came time to finally get serious, the rain held off and these two had a beautiful, heart-felt ceremony under the pavilion at the Pine Knob Carriage House. Katie looked gorgeous as she was so elegant in her gown and I always think it's so sweet when my brides (and grooms!) get a bit nervous prior to seeing each other or heading down the aisle. A very handsome Matt waited patiently for his bride to come and tap him on the shoulder so he could turn around and see her for their first look and I’m certain that this private moment will always be one of my favorites of the day. Once these two said their vows, we snuck in our portraits and then it was time to get the party started inside the carriage house. The room looked gorgeous, with flowers by Jen House Designs. A Moment In Time did a wonderful job planning the day. The toasts had everyone smiling and the dance floor was full when our time there had come to an end. Congratulations to this super sweet couple! x

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