Detroit Wedding

Michelle + Jesse

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.

Taryn + Sam

There's certain people you meet in life, and especially in a job such as mine that just give off the right vibes. The kind of vibes that make you know that you want to work with them, to tell their story from the very get-go. Taryn + Sam are those people.

Two people that on the surface might appear slightly shy or reserved, but then you set foot in their home and you feel like you've been friends for years. They spend their days designing and modeling cars, and spend their evenings working on their incredible mid-century home in Detroit (if you didn't see their engagement session at the house, check it out here). Basically what I'm trying to say, is that they ooze style and taste and I so completely dig them for that. I knew the wedding day was going to be nothing short of perfect, and that wish came true as well.

This is what it looks like when two people so deeply in love, tie the knot on Detroit's Belle Isle from ceremony to reception, and sun-up till sun-down. The day was magic, simple as that.

Belle Isle Detroit, MI :: 09.12.15

Ceremony :: Anna Scrips Whitcomb Conservatory

Reception Venue :: Flynn Pavilion

Florist :: Blossoms

Dessert :: Eskimo Jack's

DJ :: Monty Luke

Second Shooter :: David Baum

Carlie + Chris

People come into your life that you just know are going to be special. Carlie and Chris are those people. They're just so quietly perfect for one another. The calm in each others daily creative storm. I knew they'd be the perfect people to work with from the second I met them. Just check out their engagement session for further proof. The weather was incredible. The style was on-point (Carlie thrifted her dress, Chris had an amazing suit and a Shinola watch that wasn't even released to the public yet). The venue was as swanky as it gets. The near pitch-blackness of Cliff Bell's proved to be one of the most difficult lighting tasks I've come across in this job yet, but a welcome challenge and such fun, different results.

I'm so excited to be sharing their day with you today, it's such a welcome memory; even only a couple of months later. There's so many more weddings and shoots I've got to share with you coming up here, and I can't even wait to do so.

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Detroit, MI :: 06.13.15

Hotel :: Aloft Hotel at The David Whitney

Ceremony/Reception Venue :: Cliff Bell's

Charlotte + Joe

It's hard to come up with words for every wedding. Words to describe that honor to be the single person invited to tell the story of that day for years to come. Words to describe the feeling of family and friends coming together to celebrate two people they care about most in this world. Words to describe the personal touches that people like Charlotte and Joe brought to their day, to celebrate their love, to celebrate her Dad. Some couples you just know beyond a shadow of a doubt that every moment of their lives up until this point was preparing them for this new adventure together. Charlotte and Joe are that couple, and I'm so happy I've come to know them, and call them friends. Enjoy their beautiful, perfect, Detroit wedding day.

Detroit, MI :: 10.18.14

Floral/Planning :: Megan Childers - Ever Ours

Preparation Venue :: The Inn on Ferry Street

Ceremony/Reception Venue :: The Gem Theatre

Dessert :: Pinwheel Bakery