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Crystal Gardens Wedding: Kim & Mike

11.18.19

Kim and Mike are such a sweet couple and their wedding day was nothing short of wonderful. I love when people take what they love and find unique ways to incorporate it into their wedding. For Kim that is all things Super Hero. From the subtleness of necklaces on the Ladies bouquets and Batman hidden on the backside of their cake to the super fun t-shirts hidden underneath the groomsmens dress shirts. Their cake, by the way, was seriously one of the best I've tasted (carrot cake) at a wedding! Shout out to Cakes by Stephanie for creating such deliciousness.

As Kim and Mike were getting ready for their special day it was abundantly clear how important family is to them. Once Kim was into her dress she had the sweetest first look with her son. Eyes got a little teary and you can see why. Kim looked so stunning and the two of them were so happy to be together on this happy day. Mike looked fabulous in his suit and tie. I always like the look of the white vest and tie. After a sweet ceremony at Crystal Gardens the happy couple and their bridal party braved the crisp fall air for some lovely photos in the gardens and it was time for the true celebration to begin. Beautifully written speeches, family style dinner and a dance floor packed with Super Heros rounded out such a lovely day.

Kim and Mike thank you so much for allowing us to capture your special day.
I think it is fitting to leave you with this:
"Bonds of love never make the wearer weaker - they give him greater strength!" - Wonder Woman

































































































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Meadow Brook hall wedding: Leah & Kevin

11.6.19

Leah and Kevin are truly one of the most genuine, sincere and loving couples around. This was not only obvious by the people they surround themselves but also in how they showed appreciation to their friends and family. Their gifts were the cutest. From the personalized tank tops and champagne glasses for the Ladies to parents gifts with super special sentiments written inside. So much happiness and excitement filled the getting ready rooms of the bridal party it as Leah and Kevin prepped for their first look together.

Meadowbrook Mansion provided the gorgeous backdrop for the days events. It was inevitable that Kevin and Leah had the biggest smiles on their faces as they spent their first moments together. They both looked fabulous. Leah was stunning in her gorgeous lace gown and cathedral length veil (yep, you bet we made it fly for a few pics) and Kevin ever so handsome in his suit and bow tie. I could have photographed this couple and their bridal party all day long but there was an important ceremony to get to and a party to be well, partied.

Leah and Kevin's ceremony was held in the Pegasus garden with cocktails directly following on the back patio. The reception was in the tent outside and decorated so elegantly. Gorgeous flowers gave the perfect amount of color to the white and gold tables. After a great dinner and much merriment Leah and Kevin opened the dance floor which was filled the rest of the night.

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day. A smile never left my face the entire day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.



















































































































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The Dearborn Inn: Amy & Nick

10.9.19

I absolutely loved everything about Nick and Amy’s wedding. From Amy’s gorgeous mermaid gown with off the shoulder straps, to Nick’s blue suit to the “keep it spicy” hot sauce favors. This day was perfection.

The getting ready happened at The Dearborn Inn where each room was buzzing with excitement for the happy couple. Amy and Nick had such a sweet first look moment near the front entrance where they were able to privately read their vows to each other. (I loved this intimate moment so much)

We were then able to go over to The Henry Ford for bridal party photos. I could have stayed there all day especially in the gorgeous clock tower room, the chandeliers are incredible! It was, in fact, Amy & Nick’s wedding day so we made our way back to the Dearborn Inn for a beautiful outdoor ceremony with gorgeous flower arrangements by Thrifty Florist .

The reception hall looked fabulous with dramatic lighting and navy and white accents that carried throughout the room. It looked completely elegant. The dance floor was filled with smiling guests throughout the night in wonderful celebration of the happy couple.

Congrats to you both. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day.







































































































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The Inn at st. john's wedding: Emily & Thomas

8.15.19

Emily and Tom wedding at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth was so elegant. I absolutely loved how their colors complimented each other. Lee Floral Design did an amazing job with the flowers! The white roses mixed with blue Hydrangeas looked fantastic with the ladies blue dresses and guys navy suits.

As I entered the room where Emily was getting ready I was so happily surprised to find one of my past brides getting her hair done. She was a bridesmaid in Emily's wedding and Emily was in hers. It is such a huge compliment to have a past bridesmaid book me for their own wedding, not to mention so lovely to visit with past couples of mine.

Emily looked absolutely stunning, her gown was simple, sophisticated, and fit her perfectly. I loved the shoulder straps that draped over her shoulders. And Tom looked equally as great in his Navy suit and bow tie. After a super sweet moment with the first look we headed to the gardens of the Inn for bridal party and family photos. We took breaks from the heat but seriously everyone did amazing and it felt so nice to continue with some extra portraits in the beautiful halls of the Inn.

After a lovely ceremony, it was onto the reception. The room was the perfect choice for their continued sophisticated look. The atmosphere of the room was amaizing. I loved all the flowers, candlelight and the beautiful cake by For The Love Sugar was absolutly stunning! in the perfect shade of blue with gold accents. Absolute perfection.

Their reception was a blast from the moment Emily and Tom were announced! The dance floor quickly filled with happy smiling guests celebrating the perfect day for the happy couple. Lorio Ross Events & Entertainment kept the dance floor going all night.

Emily and Tom I was honored to be able to capture your big day. Congrats to both of you and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

























































































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stone Chalet Inn wedding: Lisa & Anvit

8.15.19

This family sure had a lot to celebrate the week of Lisa and Anvit's wedding. Not only was there an amazing wedding but Lisa’s sister’s second baby made an early arrival into the world just two days before. So, what do you do when your sister can’t make it? You Facetime her into the ceremony. Just a wonderful reminder that whether people are near or far their love is always present.

For the ceremony and reception, Lisa and Anvit chose the Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn. It was such a great choice! There were so many cool little spots to find for photos and the home-like atmosphere was perfect for their smaller intimate wedding.

Lisa looked stunning in her beaded gown, an elegant updo, and classic red lips and Anvit handsome in his suit. It was so sweet how he looked after his bride all day and Anvit was exceptionally helpful as we staged a surprise appearance from Lisa’s 18-month-old nephew who snuck away from new big brother duties to give hugs to the bride and groom.

The reception was decorated with beautiful floral arrangements by Brighton Florist. However, my favorite detail of Lisa and Anvit’s wedding had to be the food. Chef Raunaq Savur outdid himself big time. All the food was amazing and I think every plate in the house was licked clean!

The entire day was wonderful and I am so thrilled to have been able to capture their day. Lisa and Anvit congratulations and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.













































































































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