On a cold winter Saturday, we were honored to be a part of the wedding of David + Karen. The entire celebration was held at the beautifully renovated Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit. Many pieces of this day were not typical – the bride wore a stunning royal blue dress, the bride + groom’s children stood as their only bridal party members and the ceremony was officiated by the bride’s high school prom date! It was a day of reminiscing and new beginnings – a day full of excitement, anticipation and joy.

David + Karen met in high school. They were in choir together and shared many mutual friends. College plans took these two separate ways for years. They lived in different states, pursued separate professions and each had a few amazing children. It wasn’t until fate (or their high school homecoming game) brought them back together… And it was love at second sight ;) For the past three years, they have dated across state lines, but it was clear that they were meant to be. Last month, in a stellar venue, with their family and friends next to them; they committed the rest of their lives to each other. The ceremony was simple, but full of grace and love (and a few embarrassing stories from the high school friend who officiated ;)). Jonathan and I couldn’t stop talking about how awesome this day was through and through. David + Karen – THANK-YOU for inviting us into your story and allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful occasion. We are excited for this new chapter for you and wish you nothing but the best! Enjoy the preview of your AWESOME Detroit wedding!

14 Comments

  1. Ken Peterkin (officiant/minister)

    Thank you for this blog with WONDERFUL pictures! I have many other embarrassing stories to share at their 10th Anniversary party! Love you Karen and David!

  2. Ken Peterkin (officiant/minister)

    Thank you for this blog with WONDERFUL pictures! I have many other embarrassing stories to share at their 10th Anniversary party! Love you Karen and David!

  3. Laura LeMay

    What a beautiful wedding! I wish I could have been there. You look gorgeous Karen! Laura

  4. Laura LeMay

    What a beautiful wedding! I wish I could have been there. You look gorgeous Karen! Laura

  5. Kelly Schulz

    Simple Joy!! You both look so happy together and the photos really show that. Happy Bride and Groom…Happy Marriage.
    Hope to see you in SC this summer! Love to you both, Kelly

  6. Kelly Schulz

    Simple Joy!! You both look so happy together and the photos really show that. Happy Bride and Groom…Happy Marriage.
    Hope to see you in SC this summer! Love to you both, Kelly

  7. lois davis

    how great to see those wonderful pictures! What a happy day and it shows in the pictures
    So glad to have been a part of it

  8. lois davis

    how great to see those wonderful pictures! What a happy day and it shows in the pictures
    So glad to have been a part of it

  9. Wow Karen, you look SO incredibly beautiful and HAPPY! Your gorgeous smile radiates in every picture. David is blessed to have you in his life…..and I know your are as blessed to have him. Congratulations to you both. The pictures show such joy!!
    Smile On!

    Leslie Metzger

  10. Wow Karen, you look SO incredibly beautiful and HAPPY! Your gorgeous smile radiates in every picture. David is blessed to have you in his life…..and I know your are as blessed to have him. Congratulations to you both. The pictures show such joy!!
    Smile On!

    Leslie Metzger

  11. Desiree Lloyd

    Karen, these just made my day! You are stunning and just radiate happiness! These are the the most joyful wedding pictures I have ever seen! Live life to its fullest, my dear friend!.XO….desi

  12. Desiree Lloyd

    Karen, these just made my day! You are stunning and just radiate happiness! These are the the most joyful wedding pictures I have ever seen! Live life to its fullest, my dear friend!.XO….desi

  13. Wow!! Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos. It was a pleasure meeting you and dressing you for the this special day. The Junnie L gown, shoes and accessories look beautiful. I love to see the end results of your shopping experience. This makes my love for my work complete. Thank you again for sharing. I could see the love in the pictures. Kim Salwan Owner Belle Soiree

  14. Wow!! Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos. It was a pleasure meeting you and dressing you for the this special day. The Junnie L gown, shoes and accessories look beautiful. I love to see the end results of your shopping experience. This makes my love for my work complete. Thank you again for sharing. I could see the love in the pictures. Kim Salwan Owner Belle Soiree

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