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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.
 

Alexa and Dax are Chicago residents, but truly have a passion for Detroit. Their wedding will be in Detroit in 2016 and they came to “the D” for their e-session photos. We stopped at a few of their favorite spots in Detroit to do some photos. They are big fans of the Movement festival, so we had to stop by Hart Plaza for a few shots.

Stay tuned for more beautiful shots from their wedding day in 2016.

Jennifer and Robert – Historic Trinity and Detroit Athletic Club Wedding

We last saw Jenny and Robert a couple months ago for their engagement session in Birmingham. The big day finally arrived and what a beautiful wedding they had.

The bride and groom both prepared for their day with their wedding party at the Detroit Athletic Club. It was then just down the street to Historic Trinity Lutheran Church for the beautiful ceremony. The church is another of Detroit’s hidden gems that everyone should visit at some point.

After the formalities were finished, it was off to the Detroit Riverwalk and Milliken State Park for some fun photos with the wedding party. A few more fun images were taken back at the beautiful Detroit Athletic Club prior to the celebration.

Great speeches and a great party helped the couple start their new lives together. The main dining room at the Detroit Athletic Club looked amazing for the party.

Best wishes to Robert and Jenny!

Julie and Jason – Dearborn and Detroit Wedding for the World Travellers

Julie and Jason met in Stuttgart, Germany a few years ago.  Jason is in the US Air Force and Julie was there working for the Department of Defense.  They made Dearborn and Detroit (Julie’s hometown) their home for the weekend to celebrate their wedding.  After a beautiful wedding at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn, we were off to do some fun photos around UM Dearborn’s campus, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Riverwalk.  What a perfect day weather wise for the happy couple.  They then celebrated with friends and family into the evening at 707 East in the Greektown area.  Congratulations to the happy couple.

Dann and Donna – Detroit and Dearborn Inn Wedding

Dann and Donna have been planning their day for a lot of months and it turned out just as they hoped. Perfect weather, a handsome couple and great venues. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church provided their ceremony backdrop. The church is definitely one of my favorites to shoot in because of all of the beauty and natural light. After we headed to the Detroit Riverwalk area and some fun on the carosuel and Milliken State Park. We then headed to the Detroit Institute of Arts for some fun shots on the lawn. It was then off to Dearborn Inn for a few shots before the reception. What a perfect day was had by all in attendance. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

Pat and Kristy – A Wedding to Remember

I met Pat and Kristy last fall and seemed to make an immediate connection. We did a super fun engagement shoot back in the winter months at their alma mater, University of Michigan. Based on what they had told me, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding…and it did not disappoint. Besides being a beautiful day and the bride looking stunning, Pat’s father who has been ill, was able to be at the wedding and reception to help celebrate the day with them. The one thing that has always impressed me with Pat and Kristy, is their constant smiles and laughter. You can feel how much they enjoy being together and the happiness that comes out of that time.

The wedding was held at the beautiful, Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit with the reception being at Laurel Manor in Livonia. We did a quick tour of downtown Detroit for some fun photos of the bridal party and the new Mr. and Mrs. Sharrow. Best wishes for a wonderful life.

Laura & Jay – Magical Renewal

Laura and Jay were married a year ago in a small ceremony. Jay’s family, from out of state and the Dominican Republic, was not able to be at the wedding last year so they decided they would plan a vow renewal…with all the wedding celebration a year later. Laura looked stunning in her new gown and Jay and the guys were equally handsome in their tux’. Although at least one of the bridesmaids from the Dominican Republic would disagree with me, the day was a beautiful fall day here in the State of Michigan. We hit many of the Detroit highlights and got some beautiful shots on Belle Isle before heading back for the ceremony and reception in St. Clair Shores. What a great day and I think fun was had by all in attendance. Laura and Jay, enjoy the next years together!

Rene’ and Ryan – One to Remember

This is one of those weddings I’ve been anticipating for quite a few months. Rene’ has been in contact with me throughout the planning period, asking lots of questions and coming up with lots of really cool additions to her day. Rene’ and Ryan took advantage of one of our cool signature mats for all of their guests to sign at the reception, as well as a slideshow to be shown at the reception.

Rene’ and Ryan started their days at the salon and barber shop and then continued to Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit. What an amazing old church/cathedral. We then traveled to the downtown Detroit area and hit the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Comerica Park…complete with a Tigers game going on, the Compuware atrium and finally the Detroit Riverwalk and Ren Cen. We were able to get some awesome shots that will be truly memorable for them.

The reception was at Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township and was a reception that none of the guests will forget.

Rene’ and Ryan,enjoy your lives together.