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pine knob carriage house wedding: Kelsey & Lucas


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


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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bay pointe golf club wedding: rebecca & chad


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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Lovett hall wedding: kristen & Avi


It might just be impossible to take a bad photo of this couple. Kristen and Avi are super fit (they met at the gym), gorgeous and best of all have the most fun loving personalities. Their wedding day was a complete blast.
The ladies room was packed full of commotion. People, makeup and clothes were everywhere. It was a level of excitement that may throw off some brides, but not Kristen. She was beaming from ear to ear and ready to get the party started. Her dress was such a beautiful shade of champagne and it fit her to a T. Avi looked fantastic all dressed up complete with a bow tie and matching smile.
We placed Avi at the bottom of the staircase inside Lovett Hall so that Kristen (as he said) could make a "glorious descent!" Their first look was nothing short of glorious as somehow those big smiles on their faces got even bigger.
We had time for photos in and around the Henry Ford Museum (complete with a stop in front of the wiener mobile) before a joyful Kattubah signing in the library followed by a beautiful ceremony in the main room.
The evening continued with super nice sentiments passed along in speeches, a delicious dinner and even more celebration on the dance floor thanks to Brena Band who kept the dance floor rockin'.

Congrats Kristen and Avi!

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pine knob mansion wedding: jamie & mike


Jamie and Mikes’ day started out beautifully at the Townsend Hotel and just got better as the day progressed. Amongst the chaos surrounding their home, they and half their wedding are from Florida, where hurricane Irma was making an unwelcome visit (literally during their wedding). Jamie and Mike had the best perspective. As soon as I saw Jamie she was so focused on the positive, “So glad we picked Michigan for our wedding day.” I very much enjoyed documenting their gorgeous wedding.

Jamie was stunning in her lace dress complimented with her flowers by PETIT FLEUR EVENTS and bridesmaids in soft pink and cream. Her grandparents were remembered in a beautiful frame attached to her bouquet. I particularly loved how she had sewn her baby bonnet into her dress. It was the perfect amount of old and new.

Their first look was staged in the wooded gardens of Pine Knob Mansion. We then did the majority of their photos so once the ceremony started they would have plenty of time to celebrate with their guest. The Ceremony site at Pine Knob Mansion is absolutely amazing. The gazebo sits at the top of giant rolling hills which is absolutely stunning. Their ceremony was extra personal with one of their groomsmen as the officiant (love that) and the second it was finished the party began. Guests enjoyed the most delicious appetizers out on the back patio. Mini Coney dogs, chicken and waffles, friend mac n’ cheese and sliders n’ fries could have made anyone’s night but that was only the beginning. Filet dinners followed with cake, and I’m sure there wasn’t a hungry person around. The cake, by the way, was made so beautifully by Love & Buttercream. The icing was layered in stripes which caught the light so beautifully. A huge thank you to the day-of coordinator Kate from Purple Clover Events.

Jamie and Mike hands down had the most darling first dance I’ve ever seen! Mike spun, dipped and twirled Jamie across the dance floor. She had the biggest smile on her face and clearly has 100% confidence in her man. It was amazing!
It was a cool September evening but it didn’t take long for the dance floor to heat up. The rest of the evening was spent dancing and laughing under the stars.

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