It seems like I haven't been able to get this day out of my mind since last summer. Picture this: a couple, not even living Michigan (Ohio to be exact) wants to elope here. Originally when they reached out, Jesse + Michelle were considering possibly eloping at a B&B in Ann Arbor. After we met though and I talked more about the charm of Detroit, and virtually endless location options, we made the jump and started planning the date. It was to be just the two of them, an officiant, and a friend of Jesse's that would be another witness for the marriage license. They dove right in and began the planning, and on that rainy Wednesday in July; we all came together.
Naturally, they absolutely killed it with their location choices. They got ready at the always-stunning Inn on Ferry Street before we headed over to The Whitney for the ceremony and full private access to the entire historic mansion built in 1894. They had the most perfect, short and sweet ceremony. This entire day was just for the two of them, I just happened to get to be there to tell the story for their friends and family. Not once did I need to interject, to follow a schedule, to guide the process. It was a celebration of their life and love, and I was just along for the ride.
The rain came down, and we kept going. No point in stopping when there's no timeline to follow and no be-all, end-all traditions to keep up with. So take a quick peek into the story of Michelle + Jesse, I think you'll dig their love as much as I did.