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meadow brook hall wedding: emily & eric


I will literally NEVER tire of photographing weddings at Meadow Brook Mansion. We do a lot of weddings there and we LOVE IT! Emily and Eric’s lovely wedding did not disappoint (not that I thought it would). Their day began with getting ready at The Royal Park Hotel followed by their beautiful ceremony at St. Irenaeus Church. I was dazzled when we arrived to Meadow Brook and I saw how perfectly decorated it was. The lace linens were exquisite and they perfectly matched the sweet invitation and their adorable vintage cake topper. Speaking of the cake, Sweet Heather Anne's worked on arranging the flowers on it for literally 45 minutes before the guests arrived, making sure that every single flower was in the perfect spot. I loved watching this cake artist in action! And the rest of the floral decor by New Creations was perfect too… especially Emily’s insanely gorgeous bouquet. This is one stunning, sweet, and intelligent couple and I am SO happy for them! Congrats, you two!

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planterra wedding: jessie & matt


This wedding was at one of my very favorite venues, Planterra , with the world’s sweetest couple. To say that Jessie looked beautiful on her wedding day is an understatement - this girl’s skin literally glows and she is SO pretty! And Matt looked dapper and is her perfect match. The day was flawlessly planned so that nobody was stressed (or if they were they surely didn’t show it at all), and Matt’s mom really stepped up and did an incredible job. Planterra always does an outstanding job with the flowers, but these pops of pink were absolute perfection. The cake by Jefferson Bakery was adorable, the guests had a blast, and two perfect people have now become one. Congratulations, you two!

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the inn at st. john's wedding: amanda & kevin


Well this couple made my job super easy because they’re so beautiful! Amanda has a model-like body and wore her dress like a rockstar, and Kevin looked super awesome too. It was a lovely day at The Inn at St. John's , and it always makes things a little easier when everything is all in once place. Their ceremony was beautiful and their reception in the atrium was stunning. I loved the pale tones of the greenery in the gorgeous flowers that were done by Uniquely Yours , and all of the decor choices were fantastic. And I have to say that I super loved the use of rose gold in their stunning invitations by Wedding Paper Divas . It really was a perfect day for a perfect couple!

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lovett hall wedding: meghan & ricky


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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the inn at st. johns: jennie & cody


New Year's Eve weddings are LONG days, and if you're going to shoot a NYE wedding you want to really like the couple... and I ADORED this couple and was so thrilled to photograph their lovely New Year's Eve wedding! Jennie and Cody are such incredible people, very thoughtful in all that they do, and not to mention that they're also adorable and so easy to photograph. It was a cold day but they were willing to take photos outside, at least up to the point when Jennie was starting to turn blue. I always feel so badly for the brides who freeze outside for winter outdoor photos while I'm wearing a warm coat and gloves as I photograph them, but those outdoor photos really are worth it! Their ceremony and reception at The Inn at St. Johns was really beautiful, with numerous heartfelt tributes to Cody's dad who had recently passed. Their decor was outstanding and I loved all of the pink blush tones and gold accents. Kudos to Irish Rose, the maker of the beautiful floral arrangements, and I LOVED the floral design on their lovely cake made by Cakes by Stephanie. Their guests clearly had an awesome time and it really was a perfect wedding! Thanks, Jennie and Cody, for choosing me to be a part of your big day! Congrats!!!

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