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Becca and Michael – MacRay Harbor Wedding

We fought the probability of rain most of the day, but Becca and Michael didn’t let it stop them from an amazingly beautiful wedding. Michael, who is in the US Coast Guard, helped to organize the nautical themed wedding. Becca and her bridesmaids looked wonderful and other than the outdoor ceremony being moved in, the day went off without a hitch.

Best Wishes, Becca and Michael!

Erin and Eric – Michigan State Engagement Session

Although they didn’t meet at MSU, they both graduated from MSU and that bond evenutally brought them together indirectly. Season football ticket holders and true Sparty fans.
We spent time wandering around the MSU camputs, which is absolutely beautiful this time of the year. We found some of Eric and Erin’s favorite spots on our trek.
Stay tuned for a July 2016 wedding.

Kial and Brandon – St. Ambrose and Belle Isle Casino Wedding

The last time we saw Kial and Brandon on this blog, it was a cold winter day. Their wedding was a beautiful fall Saturday.
We started with some “getting ready” photos at both respective locations. It was then off to the ceremony held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe. A beautiful ceremony at a well preserved historic church.
The couple then chose to hit some of their favorite spots in Detroit for some photos. The afternoon light on the Riverwalk was spectacular and we found some early fall colors on Belle Isle for some photos there before heading to the reception.
The Belle Isle Casino was transformed into a party atmosphere. After a wonderful meal the guests danced and partied the night away, clebrating Kial and Brandon’s big day.

Karen and Ryan – St. Paul on the Lake and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding

Karen and Ryan, Chicago residents, came back to Karen’s hometown to say their vows. St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church was where the happy couple made it official and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club was where they celebrated.
Karen donned her mother’s wedding gown, with a few modernizations, and looked stunning. Ryan and the guys got ready at the Mariott Ren Cen, with all men wearing the ever fashionable US Flag socks. A nearly full church looked on as the couple said their vows.
Post ceremony photo opps had a small damper put on them by the day of rain. We still were able to utilize the beautiful yacht club for our photos. The band Cascade provided the evening of entertainment and the dance floor was never empty.

Josh and Ashley’s Wedding Day – Shepherd’s Gate and Palazzo Grande

Josh, Ashley and their daughter Sophie have been waiting for this day for a long time. We last saw Josh and Ashley almost exactly a year ago for their engagement session. Now they are finally married and ready to start the next segment of their lives.

The day started at Shepherd’s Gate Church in Shelby Township. A beautiful ceremony for the beautiful bride and handsome groom. The weather decided to cooperate with us for some photos at Heritage Gardens also in Shelby Township. A quick stop for photos at Hamlin Pub was the last destination before the reception.

The evening festivities commenced at Palazzo Grande, also in Shelby Township. A great meal, a beautiful setting and dancing helped celebrate Josh and Ashley’s (and Sophie’s) big day. Congratulations!

Mia and Will’s Wedding Day – Rattlesnake Club and Detroit Michigan

I have been looking forward this wedding about a year. Because of Mia’s attention to detials, I knew it would be a great celebration and we were not disappointed. Starting out with the bride and groom getting ready at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Followed by a quick photo tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Fox Theater area. We then were off to the Rattlesnake Club on the Detroit River. What a beautiful venue for the handsome couple. The atrium was transformed by our friends at Petit Fleur Events and Luella’s Creations. An amazing evening was finished off by a sparkler sendoff of the couple. Best wishes to Mr & Mrs Love for a splendid life together.

Erica and Kyle – Shepherd’s Hollow Wedding

Erica and Kyle had the perfect day for a beautiful fall wedding at Shepherd’s Hollow in Clarkston, MI.  What a great venue and a super fun wedding party.  Their vows were said with the tall pines and a setting sun as the background.  We then headed out to one of the picturesque holes on the course for some fun photos with the wedding party.  The party then continued back in the clubhouse with a great meal and dancing.  Best Wishes Kyle and Erica.

Jim and Beth – Birmingham, Michigan / Oakland Hills Wedding

Detroit Michigan Wedding PhotographyWe last saw Beth and Jim in Chicago, where they live, for their engagement session.  Yesterday was their wedding day, back home for Beth in Birmingham.  Beth and her father traveled to the wedding via 1961 Rolls Royce, courtesy of a friend of the family.  What a delight that was to see cruising the streets of Birmingham.  Holy Name Catholic Church was the setting for the wedding and then it was off to Quarton Lake for some family photos and then to Oakland Hills Country Club for the reception.  We were able to take the couple out on the course for some scenic shots before the evenings party got started.  What a perfect day for a wedding and the start of Beth and Jim’s life together.  Best wishes!

Stephanie & Ricky – Wedding in the “D”

Stephanie and Ricky had been waiting for this day for years and it did not disappoint.  We had a beautiful Michigan summer day and the beauty.  Stephanie looked perfectly beautiful in her dress and Ricky dapper in his tux to stand out over the beauty of the historic St. Anne Catholic Church in Detroit.  We then headed to the Detroit Riverwalk park for some pictures in front of the Renaissance Center and Hart Plaza.  Then it was off to the Italian American Banquet Center in Livonia for a great party and evening that will not soon be forgotten.  Congrats Stephanie and Ricky.

Carmen and Walter – Bay Harbor Village Wedding – Petoskey, Michigan

For my blog followers, you may remember Carmen and Walter’s mid-winter engagement session a few months ago. Mid-August in Michigan is much different. Although the weather didn’t cooperate 100%, they still had a beautiful and memorable wedding day at Bay Harbor. The sun poked thru the clouds several times to get some fun outdoor shots. Carmen and Walter make such a handsome couple, though, it really didn’t matter. Enjoy your life together and enjoy your images. All event planning and stylings were handled by the wonderful Charmed Weddings & Events.