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matt + claire // a northern michigan barn wedding

“Will you share your life with me for the next ten minutes? For a million summers? ‘Till the world explodes? ‘Till there’s no one left who has ever known us apart? There are so many dreams I need to see here with you. There are so many years I need to be with you.”

When we woke up in Northern Michigan that morning it was rainy, but calm. Matt + Claire had invited their family + friends to one of their most favorite places in the world – to celebrate their wedding… and we knew that whatever the day held – rain or shine – it was going to be a good day.

Matt + Claire possess a love for each other that just radiates from them. The way they care for each other, respect each other, and laugh with each other is inspiring. They’ve truly found the one their soul loves… the one the could spend a million summers with.

Their wedding took place at Shanahan’s Barn at Charlevoix Country Club. Family + friends gathered, ate delicious food, drank local brews, danced to Brena‘s live music, and celebrated a love story over six years in the making. Watching everyone interact together… laughing, crying, reminiscing, dancing… it was all such a gift to witness! Matt + Claire, we wish you nothing but happiness + joy together. We hope that your love continues to deepen and that marriage is good to you. Cheers!

ps – a BIG shout out to the ladies of Events to Remember who had a big role in keeping this day looking good + flowing well!!

pps – if you can’t get enough of these two… here’s a link to check out their winter engagement session in Detroit!August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016August 13, 2016

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brett + hannah // a michigan summer wedding

If you’re familiar to this blog, you may recognize these two from their summer engagement session at the park (if not, here’s a quick link to check out their session – we even played baseball!). Well last month, these two tied the knot on a summer evening in Metro Detroit. The whole celebration took place at Grace Chapel in Farmington Hills. It was a simply beautiful wedding – with a late afternoon ceremony, lawn games + appetizers as the sun set… and desserts + dancing into the night. But even more than that – these two were so unbelievably excited to be husband + wife… their joy permeated throughout the entire event. It was perfect.

Brett + Hannah, we love seeing the two of you as a couple and hearing about your journey to dating + marriage and your hopes + dreams together. We love the way you care + love for each other… and your excitement for the future is contagious. THANK-YOU for inviting us to document your wedding story! It was such an honor to bear witness to your vows and dance alongside you in celebration! We wish you two nothing but adventure + happiness together! August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016Ok, this was one of the sweetest moments… Hannah’s dad shared a video of him dancing with Hannah to “Dancing Queen” when she was a newborn… and then, for their father/daughter dance, they danced to the same song together in front of everyone. So. Precious!!August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016August 6, 2016

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ron + melissa // a michigan summer wedding

From the moment we saw these two together, we knew they were meant to be – and that has only been made more evident every time we’ve interacted. (In case you need a refresher on this amazing couple – here’s a preview from their engagement pictures earlier this summer!) It such an honor – such a gift, to be a part of their wedding day!

Ron + Melissa wed at the church where they met. The ceremony was sacred + beautiful – a true testament to who they are as individuals, as a couple, and what they hope for their marriage. An intimate dinner reception followed at It’s A Matter of Taste… where we enjoyed the most perfect summer evening on Union Lake.

This day was filled with laughter + happy tears… and we hope these sneak into their wedding day gives you a taste of Ron + Melissa’s kindness, compassion + love! Cheers to many, many years, you two!
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eric + leslie // fox hills summerhouse wedding, plymouth, michigan

We are SO excited to share this wedding with you today! It’s been great getting to know Eric + Leslie through their engagement + wedding process. We knew their wedding was going to be awesome, not only because of who they are, but also because of the love they have for their family + friends and their desire to throw a sweet party. And let me tell you, this wedding did not disappoint! Everything went off without a hitch, their guests were all so fun, and the party was LEGIT… I mean, they even supplied temporary tattoos of their faces!! C’mon! So great! To top it off, the weather was perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. The day couldn’t have been better!

But most importantly, these two committed to a forever partnership together and that is truly the reason we love to do what we do…and why we were so pumped to celebrate with them. Standing beside Eric + Leslie as they promised their love + vows was beautiful to witness. It seriously never gets old for us.

Thanks for inviting us into your celebration + story, Eric + Leslie! We were so honored to be there – and we wish you a marriage full of love + adventure. Cheers!
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Leslie’s dad passed away last summer, and in his honor, they incorporated a few of his accessories into the wedding decor… one of which was his tie, used to wrap Leslie’s bouquet… oh, the sweetest. June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016June 25, 2016
I couldn’t keep these girls from singing throwback pop songs while I took their portraits… so, obviously, I photographed it, because look how awesome they are! :)
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marty + molly // metro detroit wedding photography

Remember this fall engagement session on-campus at GVSU? Well these two “college sweethearts” officially became husband + wife last month in Rochester Hills just a few miles from where they will share their first home together! It was a beautiful summer day – filled with lots of sunshine, and zero threat of rain – which was perfect for their outdoor ceremony in the park! I loved all the details that went into the wedding – from the arch made by Molly’s dad to all the DIY centerpieces to the delicious dessert table filled with all sorts of treats. Molly + Marty put a lot of thought + effort into this day to make it a special celebration and it turned out so wonderfully!

Congratulations, you two! Thank-you for allowing us to photograph your wedding story!! Enjoy this preview of your day!June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016
Marty + Molly’s wedding took place entirely at the Rochester Community House. Their ceremony was on the back patio area and the reception was just inside in their banquet room. It was such a lovely location for a wedding!June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016
Molly’s Grandma was her Flower Girl! Love this twist on a traditional role in the wedding party! Grandma did fabulous job! :)June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016June 18, 2016Marty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly WeddingMarty + Molly Wedding

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