Take a ceremony under the trees and a candlelit dinner on the patio… add a couple beautiful newlyweds and a roomful of guests bursting with love for them… and you’ve got the ingredients for the perfectly romantic summer wedding that happened in Ann Arbor this past Saturday. (Ok, that was long, but I’d like to see you fit the amazingness of John and Lisa’s wedding into a short sentence ;)).

Immediately upon arrival at The Michigan League, I could sense the excitement and joy – John and Lisa were finally going to be husband and wife! In front of an intimate gathering of close friends and family, the couple vowed “forever” to each other. It was a moment that they eagerly anticipated for a long time. After the beautiful ceremony in the courtyard, the guests were served sorbet and punch before they traveled a few blocks away to the Gandy Dancer for dinner. There, the celebration continued with delicious food, heartfelt toasts, dancing and merriment.

One more thing before the preview… I have to say that it was a pleasure to share the opportunity of capturing the day with Eric and the team from Epic Motion. If you can’t get enough of John + Lisa’s day from my preview, head on over to the Epic Motion blog for their  Next Day Edit!

Now, without further adieu…

John + Lisa’s first dance was to the song “Dancing in the Minefields” by Andrew Peterson. Lisa apologized for stealing my song (see video here)… but I think it’s worth “stealing” even if I can’t claim it as my own :)

“i do” are the two most famous last words, the beginning of the end. but to lose your life for another, i’ve heard, is a good place to begin. because the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down and i believe its an easy price for the life that we have found. -andrew peterson

John + Lisa… enjoy this beautiful dance of marriage… don’t ever give up on each other.


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