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mark + haley // west michigan barn wedding

Oh, Mark + Haley. We love these two. They are two of the kindest souls and are absolutely perfect for each other. In case you don’t remember, they met in the sweetest way – across the fence in their backyards (Check out their engagement pictures for more on that story!). Since then, they have been smitten with each other… and eager to share their lives together. Well, they finally tied the knot last month on the most beautiful fall day. The day began at the Leonard at Logan House – a bed + breakfast in the heart of Grand Rapids. Then, we all drove south of the city… where their friends graciously opened up their property for the celebration. The leaves were beginning to change, the rain held off, and the sun shined as these two committed their lives to each other and danced the night away. It was a wonderful celebration and one that we will cherish for a long time.

Congratulations again, Mark + Haley! We wish you nothing but joy, happiness, and adventure together!

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tom + jen // a rooftop wedding in detroit

“Did you know that true love asks for nothing? Her acceptance is the way we pay.
Did you know that life has given love a guarantee to last through forever and another day?
Just as time knew to move on since the beginning and the seasons know exactly when to change…
Just as kindness knows no shame, know through all your joy and pain …that I’ll be loving you always”
-Stevie Wonder

This love is a good love. It is a love that respects deeply, cares unconditionally, takes risks, and dreams big dreams. Tom + Jen are great partners, strong team-mates, and they adore each other immensely. It has been an honor + a gift to get to know these two over the last few months as their wedding plans came together.

Tom + Jen chose the always incredible McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University for their wedding ceremony. The reception followed at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit where the guests enjoyed cocktails on the fifth floor and dinner + dancing on the rooftop overlooking the city while the Tigers’ played at Comerica Park just a couple blocks away. Their celebration was absolutely perfect in every way! It showed off their love for their family + friends, their love for Detroit, but most importantly, their love + commitment to each other.

We need to give some HUGE shoutouts to all the wonderful vendors who helped make this day happen…
Wedding Coordination: Luna Soiree Events // Flowers + Decor: Parsonage Events // Hair: Simona Vigh // Makeup: Imagine Three Beauty Studio // DJ: just-B Entertainment // Wedding Favors: Bon Bon Bon Chocolates // Cutting Cake: Love & Buttercream // Dinner + Dessert: Two Unique Caterers

We have eagerly been waiting to share photos of this day, so without further adieu, enjoy Tom + Jen’s wedding story! (and in case you can’t get enough of these two, here’s a link to their Ypsilanti Engagement Photos!)
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stephanie + derrik // rochester hills engagement photography

We recently spent the afternoon with Stephanie + Derrik. These two are getting married next summer – and they have asked us to document it! We have LOVED getting to know these two over the last few months! Stephanie + Derrik are sincere, kind, funny, and intelligent. They care for each other well and are so excited to step into this journey of marriage together.

Stephanie + Derrik are currently living in the Chicago area, but decided to have their engagement session where their relationship began. We started off hiking around one of their favorite parks and then finished on-campus at Oakland University…where they first met. It was so fun to hear them reminisce about getting to know each other, dating, current + future plans, etc. We cannot wait to celebrate their wedding next summer! September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016September 2016

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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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