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Gem theatre wedding: nicole & chris

10.19.17

After spending time with Nicole+Chris both at their consult and engagement session, I had been looking forward to shooting their wedding for quite some time! This couple is dynamic. They are fun. They are loud. They make you laugh. I knew the day was going to be super fun and I was spot on. Nicole’s gorgeous gown matched her personality with all of it's jeweled splendor and Chris looked so dapper when we met up with him for their first look at the DIA (he was nervous; she wasn’t). After some gorgeous portraits it was time to say their vows at the beautiful Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (again, he was nervous; she wasn’t) and then we were off to The Gem Theatre for their banging reception. Stunning is the only way to describe how beautifully the GEM was decorated with the gold accents, candlelit tables and flowers by Maureen's Designs. I loved the elegant cake by Cakes By Stephanie, and invitations by Lee's Speciality. The wedding party rocked that dance floor with the bride+groom front and center and the party was going strong even as we said our goodbyes. A huge congrats to this wonderful couple! xo


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Michigan union wedding: sue & brenton

9.27.17

I had met Sue+Brenton just days prior to their wedding date when we got together to shoot their engagement portraits and while I adored them then, I simply could not get enough of them and their super fun family+friends the day of the wedding! Sue looked so beautiful the moment she donned her wedding gown and I loved the asymmetrical layers that made this dress so unique. By this point, I’m sure you all know that I am totally biased when it comes to the first look and their private first moments together were some of my favorites of the day! I love when the groom sees his bride for the first time and has the opportunity to step back, look at her, pull her close and tell her how beautiful she is and that is exactly what Brenton did when he saw Sue. Portraits continued with the wedding party outside The Big House and then it was over to The Michigan Union for both the ceremony and reception. These two had plenty of friends attending their wedding at their alma mater and I had to chuckle when Brenton made his way down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony amongst the hooting and hollering of his friends. A close friend of theirs officiated their wedding, which brought plenty of smiles and laughs throughout the very personalized service. The reception room was gorgeous with the stunning windows, beautiful décor, and cake by Trifles. Many thanks to Who's got the time for planning a beautiful celebration! The party easily got underway with the talents of Go Pro DJs who kept these two on the dance floor all night long. What a fun day! A huge congratulations to the both of you! xo





































































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pine knob carriage house wedding: katie & matt

9.19.17

It seemed as though Mother Nature could not make up her mind on Katie+Matt’s wedding day, but when it came time to finally get serious, the rain held off and these two had a beautiful, heart-felt ceremony under the pavilion at the Pine Knob Carriage House. Katie looked gorgeous as she was so elegant in her gown and I always think it's so sweet when my brides (and grooms!) get a bit nervous prior to seeing each other or heading down the aisle. A very handsome Matt waited patiently for his bride to come and tap him on the shoulder so he could turn around and see her for their first look and I’m certain that this private moment will always be one of my favorites of the day. Once these two said their vows, we snuck in our portraits and then it was time to get the party started inside the carriage house. The room looked gorgeous, with flowers by Jen House Designs. A Moment In Time did a wonderful job planning the day. The toasts had everyone smiling and the dance floor was full when our time there had come to an end. Congratulations to this super sweet couple! x





























































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oakland hills country club wedding: sarah & ben

9.11.17

I’m going to begin by saying that the fathers of Sarah+Ben are so proud of their children. Not only for the people they have become, but for the people they have chosen to spend the rest of their lives with. That was totally apparent during their heart-felt toasts and it’s easy to see why their families have so many reasons to be proud. I began the day by meeting Sarah and the girls in the locker room at Oakland Hills Country Club and Sarah is as kind and genuine as she is stunning (and as you’ll see, that means a lot!). Her gorgeous gown fit her perfectly and I adored her jeweled Badgley Mischka flats. After we were done getting ready, it was off to the always stunning Saint Hugo where Sarah+Ben said their sweet vows. We arrived back at The Club for some portraits and, like always, the doors on the veranda and wrap around porch of Oakland Hills provided a beautiful backdrop for this stunning couple. Inside the room was decorated with a classic elegance including flowers by Breath of Spring, gorgeous invitations by Lee's Specialty, and the party rocked on with the killer Chicagoan band Sorry For Partying . It was truly a spectacular day and I wish nothing but the best for this wonderful couple! Congratulations! xo

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the inn at st. john's wedding: christine & Brenden

9.5.17

There are so many incredible details about this day at The Inn at St. John's that I do not know where to begin. First, Christine is gorgeous and not only did she look absolutely incredible in her sleek, form-fitting gown with a breathtaking cathedral veil, she took it a step further and added a gorgeous, full tulle skirt over her gown for the ceremony. She told me it was because Brenden was not overly enthusiastic about doing a first look and this was her way to change things up a bit. This was such a super fun idea as that meant the first look and portraits were done in her gown, she then donned the fantastic skirt for the ceremony and then took it off for the reception where the rest of the guests would see her gorgeous gown for the first time. SO SMART. These two are such a handsome couple and I know I tend to say this often, but I could have photographed their portraits for hours! Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony and then we were off to the atrium to truly celebrate the day. I’ve shot at The Inn many times and the atrium looked absolutely incredible thanks to the talents of The Gala House. One of my favorite aspects of the room were the thrones brought in as the seating for the bride+groom, which I found out was a detail chosen by Brenden himself. I loved the intricate gold invitations by Jen's Invites. The cake by Patisserie Parmentier was gorgeous and the room was decorated with flowers by Yasmeena's Floral -no detail was overlooked. A huge congratulations goes out to this sweet couple! xo

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