Joel + Marcelle

Goodness, this wedding meant so much to me. I've known Joel and his siblings for years, and got the chance to photograph his sister, Christianne's wedding earlier in 2012 so it was such a ridiculous honor to be asked to document his and Marcelle's day as well. Here's the kicker though, they wanted to take this thing on the road and bring friends and family with them to a new destination; one a bit further down the map than Michigan. So all of their favorite people piled into cars and airplanes and made the trek to beautiful Nashville, TN for a weekend to remember. There was wineries, dueling piano bars, cocktail parties and late-night adventures. One of my favorite things about destination weddings is the time that I get to spend with the friends and family leading up to the wedding day. That mutual trust and friendship that is formed by living down the hall from people for a couple days prior makes some magic happen. Everyone is relaxed, having a great time, and I'm just there without any notice, able to tell that story as an insider. When I first met with Joel and Marcelle, they explained about how they wanted a laid back, yet swanky candle-lit 1940's affair. It's safe to say they tackled that in a ridiculous renovated train station. I loved every second of the weekend and I can't thank the two of them enough for allowing me the chance to tell this story.

Cheers.

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Nashville, TN :: 08.19.12

Ceremony + Reception Venue :: Union Station Hotel

Band :: Marino Music

Florist :: Belle's Fleurs

Cake :: The Sweetest Day