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Ubly Heights Country Club Wedding: Allisyn & Cody

7.18.18

I ran into Allisyn in the lobby of the hotel and she looked so happy in her adorable “bride” robe as she escorted me into the room where her super fun bridal party was getting ready. I have to say, I was obsessed with her choice of all lace gown and gorrrrgeous long sleeves (I’m a sucker for sleeves on a bridal gown!). As soon as she donned that gown, I absolutely could not get enough portraits of her — she looked flawless! I also have to give mad props to her family+friends who were all sporting their new Louboutins — those red soles were absolutely worth it! We arrived at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where a somewhat nervous groom was more than ready to see his bride and you could see the weight lift right off of Cody's shoulders the moment he kissed his bride. After the ceremony, we were lucky enough to shoot on the gorgeous property of the bride’s mother. A winding dirt driveway and gorgeous wrought iron gate made the perfect backdrop for their portraits (and you know I could have held them hostage for hours!)! Before we knew it, it was time to head to the Ubly Heights Golf-Country Club where it was time to relax and party. I loved all of the details in this club and especially that Allisyn+Cody had a dedicated gaming area filled with cornhole and Giant Jenga. Cakes by Marge made the beautiful cake, and the florals by Country Cottage Floral were beautiful. Everyone was having such a fun time and the party was going strong even as we packed up for the night. Congratulations, you two! It was a perfect day! xo



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Detroit Athletic club wedding: Alison & Michael

7.9.18

I had been looking forward to shooting this wedding for some time as I absolutely adore this family! I love Alison’s contagious, mega-watt smile and her super FUN personality! As soon as I walked into her parent’s home to begin shooting for the day, all I heard were giggles coming from the kitchen and I knew it was going to be an incredible day. The kitchen was filled with mimosas, Instax polaroids and tiny pictures of the groom on every bridesmaid’s fingernail. Hilarious. Alison soon donned her gorgeous gown, which drew some tears from her sweet family+friends, and I am still obsessed with the incredible clutch she chose for the day! We then headed to the Detroit Athletic Club, where a very handsome Mike was waiting for their first look. Mother Nature was not being overly cooperative as it began to sprinkle, but the guys powered through and the girls huddled together under the front awning. There wasn’t anything that could bring down the happy vibes of this day! After some portraits, it was time to say their vows at the always stunning Sweetest Heart of Mary Church and it was back to the DAC for dinner+dancing! I always get teary when the toasts get emotional and it was so heart-warming to see Mike’s reactions during the heartfelt words from his new family and best man. Larry Lee & The Back in the Day Band kept the dance floor rockin' all night long. I wish you two nothing but a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations! xo



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the inn at st. john's wedding: Sara & Matt

5.31.18

I love the excitement about the details that my brides share before their wedding day, and in Sara’s case, it was all about the dress. I mean, I get it. The dress is a huge deal and, in my opinion, it epitomizes the bride’s personality and totally sets the tone for the day. So, when I saw this gown hanging in the getting ready room, I then truly understood what all the commotion was about. Not only was this dress stunning (the layers, the print, the back beadwork!), but on Sara it was absolutely gorgeous. She met her very handsome groom for their first look not long afterwards and it was the perfect start to this already-incredible May wedding day. It does not seem like it’s that big of a deal, but with perfect Spring weather, outdoor portraits are so enjoyable and while I say this often, I truly could have held Sara + Matt hostage for hours (not to mention their killer wedding party and I adored the varying colors of the bridesmaids' dresses!). It was then time to head to the chapel for the heartfelt words that were spoken, as Matt’s childhood friend officiated their ceremony. There were smiles and a lot of laughter during the service and I do not say this often about a Catholic ceremony! The reception room inside the Atrium did not disappoint as Sara’s vision came to fruition with gorgeous florals by Roses are Red Events, greenery, a lovely cake by Kasi's Cakes, linens and gold details. Then, as a kicker, the always rocking Dan Rafferty Band had the dance floor packed even before the wedding party was introduced. I’m told this is common on the east coast, but we do not see this style often in Detroit, so I was all smiles as the energy in the room went through the roof as Sara + Matt made their grand entrance. As you can imagine, the night continued on with laughs during the toasts and I could barely make my way through that dance floor. It was a day to remember! A huge congrats goes out to this super fun bride+groom! xo





































































































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Colony Club Wedding: Megan & Mitch

5.3.18

The gods must have been smiling down upon Megan + Mitch the day of their wedding because that April sun was shining and the air was finally warm. Based on the wintery weather we were experiencing the weeks before, this was nothing short of miraculous! I met Megan at the gorgeous David Whitney Building where she and Mitch were getting ready and having their first look. A stunning Megan tapped the shoulder of a very handsome Mitch and after a few clicks of the shutter with this classic duo, I knew the day was going to be stellar. We then headed over to the DIA for their portraits and I’m always so very grateful when my couples build in ample portrait time. Truthfully, I never think I get enough time with my couples as I could shoot portraits all day, but the relaxed atmosphere always keeps the mood light. This keeps my couples smiling, makes the portraits look fantastic, and these two things make me happy (hint, hint). After a moving ceremony at St. John's Church, it was time to get the party started at the always incredible Colony Club. Not surprisingly, the tables were decorated with classic touches, including beautiful spring florals by Floral Designs by Lori and the room looked gorgeous. I loved their tiered cake by The Jefferson Market. Megan + Mitch were all smiles, the toasts were heart-felt and Your Generation kept everyone on their feet all evening. It was a perfect day and I wish a huge congratulations to this sweet and deserving couple! xo



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planterra wedding: erika & nick

4.11.18

When a bride+groom decide to marry in March in the mitten, they typically know what they are getting themselves into when it comes to the weather. Let me tell you, after the craziness Mother Nature brought down upon them during their engagement session this past fall, I was SO HAPPY that they had a gorgeous, mild, sun-filled day. I met up with Erika and her ladies at her childhood home where she had chosen to get ready. You guys already know how much I LOVE it when a bride selects a place meaningful to her and one of my favorite parts of the day was peeking in her bedroom and seeing the walls (and ceiling!) still adorned with posters from her youth. Erika looked gorgeous as she donned her wedding gown in the foyer of her parents’ home and once she was ready and sat down to open her gift from her groom, I learned a little more about this sweet couple. When she opened that wooden box in her lap, I expected to see a lovely bottle of wine for them to share on their anniversary, but instead, was a saber. A saber, you ask? Yes, a champagne saber for popping bottles! It was by far one of the coolest gifts I’ve seen (way to go, Nick!) and clearly I must have one immediately. The smiles+laughs continued as we headed off for the wedding festivities, but not without first showering the bride with confetti poppers! When we arrived at Planterra, I again was amazed at the way this venue transforms itself to individualize each wedding. Before I could take in all of the incredible details, it was time for Erika+Nick’s heartfelt first look. Nick looked so very handsome and these two again fell into an easy rhythm for portraits. Then, before we knew it, it was time. The couple each read their own written vows, which is always something that makes me teary behind the lens, and before long, we were celebrating in style! The tablescape was all sorts of incredible with rose gold utensils, stunning glass plate chargers and, my personal fave, ombré wine cork table numbers. The rose gold details carried over to the gorgeous tiered cake hand painted by Sweet Heather Anne and following dinner, the dance floor was packed thanks to the always incredible Mary Ann Ross Productions. I had to practically pry the couple off the floor before we left for a signature night shot in front of the venue. But first, sampling the creme brûlée station was a must! Truly, this was one fantastic affair planned by Luna Soiree Events and I could not be happier for this deserving couple! xo


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