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Meadow Brook hall wedding: Chelsea & Daniel

9.27.18

Chelsea and Daniel's day started at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel. The ladies room was filled with joy and excitement when I arrived and it was clear it was bound to be a wonderful day. The ladies looked so cozy in their matching robes and pants with the cute distinction of who they are on their sleeve. Chelsea got out her dress which brought out the excitement of everyone in the room to see her in it. It was so beautiful, white with blush undertone layers that were perfectly complemented by her bridesmaids' dresses, flowers and other decor of the day. Chelsea then lifted up the layers to show me there had been a shirt pocket from her grandpa's favorite shirt sewn onto the dress. I couldn't imagine a more perfect something old or blue. Chelsea was ready to go and looked absolutely stunning.
When we arrived at Meadowbrook Mansion we found Daniel dressed to the nine's and looking fabulous in his dark blue suit and tie. As the happy couple had their first look their faces lit up with the biggest smiles and their wedding day was in full swing. We had time for some photos and then they dashed away to their ceremony. A lovely string quartet set the ambiance as everyone walked down the aisle. The sun shone brightly as they said their vows and the reception began. The reception tent was so elegantly gorgeous with florals by Emerald City Designs with pinks, greens, and touches of gold throughout. I absolutely loved the gold chairs which were such a pretty take on the chiavari chairs. Milano Bakery did a fabulous job on the cake, and I loved the invitations by HSR Graphics. Food, dancing, and laughter filled the tent for the rest of the evening to round out the perfect wedding day for Chelsea and Daniel. Big congratulations to you both. It was such a pleasure to photograph your day.

























































































































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Ali & Alex's Professional Wedding Photos

8.29.18

Alicia and Alex had a wedding day where everything just clicked. It was perfect. The two of them couldn't have been more stunning, gracious or irrevocably happy and their day was gorgeous. We started out getting ready at the Detroit Athletic Club where the ladies room was abuzz with excitement. They all looked so good in their flower print robes but became so glamorous in dresses that were a mix of champagne, blush, and gold. (Different color bridesmaids dresses are one of my favorite current trends and I hope it sticks around for a while). As Alicia got into her dress it became apparent how special family is to them...her Dad made the flower arrangements complete with Grandma's prayer book and a hanky stitched with important dates by Mom. Alicia and Alex were surrounded by siblings (4 for her and 3 for him) and their parents every step of the way.
As we photographed these two at their first look it was so sweet watching them become even happier. Their faces completely lit up. Alicia gave Alex the sweetest gift, a guitar pick that he used to wear and he gave to her when they were dating. Clearly, he had forgotten all about it because his reaction was priceless.
Back to the importance of family, their ceremony at Christ Church celebrated just that. Alicia performed the ceremony, their niece and sister sang beautifully and two other's gave great readings. It was a wonderful celebration of marriage.
Off we went to Belt Alley where the entire bridal party was so fabulous that we finished a little early and they were off to celebrate in the party bus. As we arrived back at the DAC the room looked fabulous. The white decorations with touches of gold were perfection. Dinner, a packed dance floor (thanks to Stiletto Fire) and laughter that filled the reception room. Congratulations Alicia and Alex, I was honored to capture your day and wish you all the best.





































































































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Meadow Brook hall wedding: Deann & Jeff

8.8.18

I knew Deann was exactly my kind of bride when she told me that her second dress was going to be more comfortable, "to eat the chocolate mousse." She also said that she, "couldn't decide," and I completely see why. She looked absolutely stunning in each one. They were the perfect mix of champagne and pink with rhinestones that looked like royalty. Jeff's tux fit like a glove and he looked like perfection in it. They not only looked the part but a photographer’s dream couple. They are funny, kind and gracious but most importantly they were so very happy. This day was a celebration. Surrounded by their loved ones they tied the knot in a beautifully intimate ceremony and were ready to celebrate the day.
With a forecast of 90% chance of rain all day, yes ALL day, I was prepped and ready for wet conditions. Whether it was the Rosary in the bushes or just fact that this was meant to be a perfect day (which Deann and Jeff got) we made it through without any rain! A ceremony in the gardens, cocktails on the patio and one beautifully decorated tent. There were garden lights wrapped in foliage, candlelit tables, colorful flowers by Bellisario and the perfect amount of sparkle. The dance floor remained full with tunes by Chateau, even as guests made trips to a room filled with deserts (check out their cake by Elegance in Sugar, words can't describe how fabulous this one was) a cigar roller, the photo booth and the late-night pizza station. They also had the cutest painted canvas for guests to sign. It was truly a day filled with happy memories. Congrats Deann and Jeff.









































































































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Townsend Hotel Wedding: Megan & Jacob

7.26.18

Oh my goodness, Megan and Jacob's wedding day was absolutely filled with gorgeousness. We started the day at Megan's parents house which was perfect to host all the ladies as they got ready for the day. I was in Heaven with all the details and endless options for photos. From the moment we began it was obvious just how much everyone loves and supports Megan and Jacob. The house was a buzz with excitement as the ladies prepped for the day. Hair, makeup, and laughter filled their home.
Megan looked spectacular in her gown. The empire waist and lace details were perfection. Megan and her mom had the sweetest matching bracelets. I love that color is coming back to weddings. The girls wine colored dresses and the mixture of colored flowers looked so stunning together with the guys dark suits. Jacob looked terrific in his suit and his outfit was completed with the best smile as he saw Megan walk down the aisle.
What stood out to me the most about this wedding was the importance of family. It was so wonderful to see so many generations together and so involved with the happy couple. This wedding wins for having the most little ones in attendance. It was absolutely joyous.
Megan and Jacob's ceremony was at St. Regis church and their reception at the Townsend. In between, we stopped at Booth Park and Quarton lake where we enjoyed the beautiful weather while taking photos.
Soon after the guests arrived in the beautifully decorated reception room and the dance floor started filling up. The whole design of the event was incredible thanks to Linens and Beyond and Breath of Spring florist. Love and Buttercream Bakery made the beautiful tiered cake and the lovely invitations are by Write Impressions. Mary Ann Ross had the music ready to go and as always played perfectly to the crowd. First on the floor were the kids, then the adults and soon after came the handmade guitars and the night was rocking! The party was in full swing as smiles and laughter filled the room.
Congratulations Megan and Jacob. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.



























































































































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Fox Hills Wedding: Ann & Phillip

5.16.18

Part way through Ann and Phillips marriage ceremony the officiant stated, "You are in this together." This immediately prompted Ann to give Phillip a slight nudge and when their eyes met their faces erupted with smiles. It is undeniable what a perfect match these two are for one another.
Their ceremony took place at St. Mary of Chelsea Catholic Church and everything was perfection. Ann was so beautiful in her gown (I absolutely loved how the lace draped around her shoulders), paired with the most perfect spring bouquet by Lily's Flowers. Phillip looked handsome in his grey suit and lilac tie. Ann's daughters made the cutest flower girls in lilac dresses that cleverly matched Ann's shoes.
After the ceremony we headed to Fox Hills for a wonderful reception filled with dinner, dancing and a s’more’s bar!! Gwen's Cake Decorating made a wonderful “naked cake”, and Weekend Comeback kept the party rockin’. We were able to take the golf carts out for photos before dinner while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour and found a cute little spot with a bridge over a small lake. The leaves hadn't made their appearance yet but this goes to show how beautiful this time of year can be. I love the soft colors of lilac and white and Phillips grey suit looked spectacular against the bare trees.
The remainder of the reception was filled with laughter, dancing and Polaroid pictures. Everyone (especially the kids) enjoyed snapping candid’s which were then signed and placed on a frame to make the cutest "guest book" ever. 
Congratulations Ann and Phillip. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.











































































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