Downtown Detroit Wedding

Lindsey + Stephen

Man, this day was so special; it's almost indescribable. First, welcome to the very first full wedding post on my new journal. I'm so stoked still with this new website and brand launch and can't thank you enough (whoever you are), for following along and valuing my work enough to visit my site and read these stories. 

From the very first email Lindsey sent me, I knew this was a day I needed to be a part of. What was originally meant to be a true elopement, turned into just a very small wedding for the closest of family and friends from around the country. The setting? The historic, and newly re-opened for weddings Belle Isle Boathouse. Formal events haven't been held here for decades, and Lindsey and Stephen were only the second to have their wedding in this absolutely breathtaking space (the first was just the day prior). This wasn't just a pretty space to them though, this was their story, their history, where they met and formed their relationship years prior. Both being rowers themselves, and competing out of this location meant so much to them to return here with family and friends and craft this beautiful day.

The kicker though? They flew back home later this day! So that means a sunrise wedding on the largest island park in the United States; and it was epic. The sun coming up over the docks and the boats, pouring into the grand ballroom with the peeling paint, the mimosas and the chicken and waffles and the gathering of only those who mean the absolute most in their life. 

Lindsey and Stephen: thank you for the incredible honor of telling your story. Of meeting you, and meeting your family, and meeting your friends and being a part of such an intimate and beautiful morning. It's something I won't soon forget.

So grab your coffee (or mimosa), and start the slow-scroll. You'll be glad you did. 

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

Holli + Jared

I know, I know. It's been almost an entire year since this wedding happened. But I can't help but share the ridiculousness that was Holli + Jared's wedding last October. The excitement they shared to start their life together. The awesomeness of getting ready in a suite atop the Greektown Casino, getting married on Belle Isle, and partying inside a converted warehouse in Corktown Detroit. This is the embodiment of seeing a completely unique and fun city wedding come to life. Welcome to Detroit, folks.

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Detroit, MI :: 10.12.12

Ceremony Venue :: Belle Isle Conservatory

Reception Venue :: Display Group Detroit