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lovett hall wedding: rachael & miles


Rachael and Miles are a super sweet couple and the second they saw each other (during their first look) the world melted away and they instantly lit up with happiness. I absolutely love this about them.
The Ladies started out at the Dearborn Inn . The second I walked into the room I could tell it was going to be a wonderful day. There was excitement and happiness filling the air. Shortly after their first look Rachael, Miles and I hopped into a Model T and set out for an adventure through Greenfield Village. Rachael totally channeled (and rocked) a 1920s vibe in her dress, which had the most amazing rhinestone top, a Juliet cap veil (love!) and bright red lips. Miles sported a tan suit, anemone boutonniere, and most importantly, a huge smile. We made a few stops around The Village (where I could have spent all day) and headed back to the Museum and Lovett Hall for bridal party photos. Let me tell you this was one good-looking bridal party. First, the colors were fantastic. The guys looked great and perfectly complimented the girls in their gold dresses. I loved the variation among them.
The 1920s gold theme carried on into Lovett Hall and they pulled off a beautiful pop of color with touches of mint throughout the venue. After a wonderfully sentimental ceremony (family and bridal party "warmed" the rings and Rachael's Aunt was the officiant.) A celebration immediately followed their ceremony filled with laughter, cheer and of course, some pretty good dancing. Congratulations and a lifetime of happiness to you both.

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planterra wedding: kylie & mike


I pulled up to Kylie’s parents house on a cloud filled and rainy day, but I kid you not as soon as I walked into their beautiful home the day suddenly brightened. Their home was perfect for the ladies to get ready in. The master suite was turned into a beauty spa. The ladies had hair, makeup and refreshments all set up, but it wouldn’t have been complete without a girly movie playing (confessions of a shopaholic.) The ladies had on the prettiest matching robes before they got dressed for the day. Once they all put their dresses on (and looked fabulous) I heard someone say “okay… this is really happening!” I loved the excitement of the day and Mike looked fantastic (I loved the blue suits.) I think as each person arrived at Planterra they immediately thought, “wow.” The flowers by Planterra were stunning and absolutely popped against the white linens and the candlelight was so dreamy. All of the little details of the reception came together so beautifully! Since the rain had stopped the bridal party braved the outdoors and looked fabulous. Their ceremony had everyone tearing up as Kylie and Mike read the sweetest letters to each other. The words they wrote to one another were perfection. Speeches came next and were followed with the most amazing surprise performance from Kylie’s dad. He wrote a song just for her on her wedding day! As soon as the band began the dance floor was filled and the celebration went into the night. Congratulations to you both. I loved being a part of your special day and wish upon you a lifetime of happiness.

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lovett hall wedding: jessica & ryan


Jessica and Ryan had the most amazing day for their wedding and it couldn’t have happened to a better couple. The original forecast was 90% chance of rain (all day long), but clearly the stars aligned and they got a beautiful unseasonably warm day. When I arrived the ladies were getting ready. They all looked stunning, even when the tears of joy started to flow (I promise there was much more laughter and smiles, than tears that day.) Jessica got ready and looked absolutely gorgeous. Her dress was beautiful with an amazing lace train. We took a few photos around the Dearborn Inn (I love that checkered floor) before heading over to Lovett Hall and the The Henry Ford Museum . We had a nice and relaxing afternoon hitting some of my favorite spots to photograph. Jessica and Ryan had a very sweet and intimate ceremony, and after we rode in the cutest horse drawn carriage around the village. The party continued upstairs in Lovett hall where the room was filled with joy, and laughter. Congratulations to you both!

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ann arbor city club wedding: kendra & scott


Kendra and Scott's wedding was the best possible way to end my 2016 wedding season. The bride and groom, bridal party, and guests couldn't be nicer people. Love and laughter filled the air throughout their day. I arrived at the Ann Arbor City Club where the girls were getting ready and was super excited for the day to begin. The Ann Arbor City Club is a beautiful old home that has been converted into the most charming venue. Upstairs I found the ladies all fuzzy with excitement in their matte gold and blush dresses. Kendra's dress was incredible. It was so unique and I love how she lit up when she said "it has stripes!" Kendra was super prepared for freezing temperatures and had the most amazing wooden--yes-wooden--flower bouquet made by Eco Flower. The guys arrived looking fantastic in gray suits and the coolest socks. Go Blue! The bridal party braved the great outdoors around the law quad, and I loved the ladies' fur shoulder wraps. After some fun portraits, we headed to the University Lutheran Chapel for a sweet and lovely ceremony. After they tied the knot, if you are a Michigan fan prepare to drool, we went to the big house! There was so much excitement in the air that we almost forgot how cold it was. My favorite part was Kendra plopping down on the big "M" on the 50 yard line, happy as can be. We finished the night out back at the Ann Arbor City Club where they cut the most beautiful cake made by Gwen's, and I witnessed some of the best dance moves of the year. Scott was no joke on the dance floor. Congratulations to you both!

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planterra wedding: christina & travis


Christina and Travis had a perfect winter wedding at Planterra. There was a ton of freshly fallen snow and their bridal party was awesome and completely willing to brave the cold for some photographs. I loved how much fun everyone had! The colors Christina picked out looked amazing against the snow--the girls were in a gorgeous shade of red, complimented by beautiful flowers by Planterra, and the guys looked great in grey! Let me tell you these guys were super creative...they even brought out Star Wars masks as props! What I love about Planterra this time of year is how lights twinkle in the dark conservatory. Their reception was absolutely stunning with all of the candles and decor! Christina looked absolutely stunning in her second dress (I love when brides make an outfit change), and her and Travis rocked the dance floor. Congratulations to you both!

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