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colony club wedding : leanne & matt


If there is a way to return to the wedding scene after a maternity hiatus, let me tell you, a NYE wedding is it! There were SO MANY wonderful aspects about this day: from Leanne’s fantastic wedding gown, to killer portraits (kudos to this duo for building in ample photo time!) and a rockin’ reception. This was my first time capturing a NYE affair and there was simply a different vibe to the day. Everyone was full of energy and excitement. I loved how this evening marked a new chapter for not only the bride and groom, but for everyone as we cheered and rang in the new year! My heart was so happy when Leanne mentioned that she hadn’t wanted to say it out loud since it wasn’t over yet, but the entire day had been perfect. It was not only a gorgeous ceremony at St. Florian, but it was extra special as Matt’s father helped officiate the heartwarming service. The wedding party were rockstars as they braved the ridiculous winter cold in Hart Plaza for group portraits (I can never get enough lace and sequins for bridesmaids gowns!) The Colony Club, not surprisingly, was absolutely stunning. From the gold sequin table covers, to the festive cake made by Cake Ambition, the stunning flowers by Viviano, to the super fun NYE props table. My absolute favorite detail was the clocks set to different times on each table as the table numbers. The DJ kept the floor packed all evening long and we rang in the new year with style. It was, indeed, a perfect day. A huge congrats to the bride and groom! xo


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planterra wedding: haley & evan


It is safe to say that my 2016 wedding season went out with a bang! The weather was ideal, Haley+Evan looked spectacular, the bridal party rocked (!!!) and the wedding was held at one of my favorite venues, Planterra. Not only did Haley look gorgeous in her gown, but how awesome that it was her brother who did the girls’ fabulous make-up! She looked flawless and not everyone can get professional touch-ups throughout their wedding day! After an emotional first-look between the bride+groom (I cannot even deny it, first looks are my fave for this very reason!), we headed into downtown Birmingham for portraits prior to arriving at Planterra. I'm a sucker for metallics and Haley’s gold accents made my heart happy! Her bold florals, also done by Planterra, were a breath of fresh air, the mini-potted succulents as escort cards were fantastic, the cake by Sweet Heather Anne was adorable, and I know how much time and effort it took for the amount of detail that personalized this stunning reception. As always it was a pleasure to work with Lee Thomas Films. This wedding was a perfect start to a lifetime full of happiness! A BIG congratulations to the both of you! Although my season was cut short as my husband and I are expecting our second babe around Halloween, I’m already excited when I think about my debut for what is sure to be a rocking NYE wedding at the Colony Club. Such a wonderful 2016 season and I owe it to all my incredible couples! xo

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the henry wedding: adriane & dave


I fell in love with these two last winter when I shot their snowy engagement session and I knew their wedding day was simply going to be fabulous! It’s easy to see that Adriane is adored not only by Dave, but by all those who surround her. She looked absolutely flawless after donning her gown and my favorite detail was her addition of a dramatic flower at the waistline. The ceremony at The Henry was filled to the brim with loved ones and it was worth braving the weather for gorgeous outdoor portraits at the Henry Ford Estate! Back at The Henry, no detail was overlooked at their reception. Breath of Spring did the amazing flowers, and I loved their cake by Patisserie Parmentier. Following dinner it seemed as though every guest made their way onto the dance floor once the music started. It was a perfect day thanks to the coordinators at The Gala House, and I could not be more thrilled for these two! Congratulations! xo

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fox hills wedding: marian & fadie


This was one of those days where I found myself smiling big time behind my camera. When I arrived at the hotel for Marian’s getting ready photos, I was immediately greeted with warmth and the offer of plenty of food from her adoring family! It was easy to see how thoughtful Marian is between the thank you gifts she bestowed on her family to the heartfelt letters she and Fadie read to each other during their first look in downtown Northville. Before we headed to the gorgeous St. Mary's, they separated again so that their respective families could give them a proper send off. It was a perfect summery day for a reception under the string-lit pavilion at Fox Hills, decorated perfectly with flowers by Flowers and Gifts by Renee and cake by Nizam Pastry. My heart was warmed when Marian mentioned during their portraits simply how happy she was and how perfect her day had been. It was a day filled with so much love and I was excited to be a part of it! A big congrats to the bride+groom!

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grosse pointe yacht club wedding: melissa & danny


I knew this wedding was going to be amazing the moment Melissa’s stunning gown was hung in an incredible two story window at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. She looked absolutely flawless, and you repeatedly heard the comment that Danny was not going to know what to do with himself when he saw her walk down the aisle. The sixpence that was passed down through generations was one of my absolute favorite details, and I can't get over the girls' flowers by Viviano. Melissa and Danny had a heartfelt ceremony at St. Paul on the Lake followed by an afternoon of gorgeous backlit portraits. Quite honestly, I could have easily held these two hostage to photograph for hours, but it was time to kick off their super awesome reception inside the Yacht Club. The Simone Vitale Band was a crowd favorite (as always!) and it was hilarious to watch Danny and his teammates sing their rendition of “My Girl” to his beautiful bride. Josef's made the beautiful cake, Lee's Specialty did the gorgeous invitation, and Epic Motion was a pleasure to work with! A big congrats to the both of you!

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