Ali & Alex's Professional Wedding Photos

8.29.18 - weddings by Courtney

Alicia and Alex had a wedding day where everything just clicked. It was perfect. The two of them couldn't have been more stunning, gracious or irrevocably happy and their day was gorgeous. We started out getting ready at the Detroit Athletic Club where the ladies room was abuzz with excitement. They all looked so good in their flower print robes but became so glamorous in dresses that were a mix of champagne, blush, and gold. (Different color bridesmaids dresses are one of my favorite current trends and I hope it sticks around for a while). As Alicia got into her dress it became apparent how special family is to them...her Dad made the flower arrangements complete with Grandma's prayer book and a hanky stitched with important dates by Mom. Alicia and Alex were surrounded by siblings (4 for her and 3 for him) and their parents every step of the way.
As we photographed these two at their first look it was so sweet watching them become even happier. Their faces completely lit up. Alicia gave Alex the sweetest gift, a guitar pick that he used to wear and he gave to her when they were dating. Clearly, he had forgotten all about it because his reaction was priceless.
Back to the importance of family, their ceremony at Christ Church celebrated just that. Alicia performed the ceremony, their niece and sister sang beautifully and two other's gave great readings. It was a wonderful celebration of marriage.
Off we went to Belt Alley where the entire bridal party was so fabulous that we finished a little early and they were off to celebrate in the party bus. As we arrived back at the DAC the room looked fabulous. The white decorations with touches of gold were perfection. Dinner, a packed dance floor (thanks to Stiletto Fire) and laughter that filled the reception room. Congratulations Alicia and Alex, I was honored to capture your day and wish you all the best.

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Downtown Detroit engagement session: Allison & Robert

8.29.18 - engagements by Courtney

Allison and Robbie are an absolute dream to photograph. They are adorable and have a great chemistry which naturally makes them look great together. We met up in Detroit at the DIA and also stopped by the gold doors near the Book Cadillac for two great locations. I loved Allison's dress which gave just the perfect pop of color to their images. Congratulations guys, I'm super excited to photograph your wedding this fall, it will be spectacular!

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Colony Club Wedding: Leah & Kyle

8.21.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

Leah and Kyle win the award for the coolest, most laid-back couple EV-AH! They had the best attitudes in the world - they fully trusted their vendors and were set on being in a great mood and having a great day! (These are the types of clients that we LOVE LOVE LOVE!) Leah is absolutely stunning and wore her gown so amazingly well. Her bridesmaids were adorable and I loved the color and the unique open sides of their dresses. Kyle looked great too, and I LOVE the smile on his face in anticipation of their first look moment. We took photos near the Westin Book Cadillac and at the DIA before heading over to the Colony Club for their ceremony and reception. The decor was super gorgeous and their ceremony was really sweet. One of my favorite parts of the day was their first dance, since coincidentally both of their parents danced to the same song on their wedding days and so Leah and Kyle chose that song as well (how sweet is that?!?!). Simply Brillant Events did an incredible job keeping everything running smoothly, Petit Fleur Events nailed it with the pale palette and gorgeous flowers, Sweet Heather Anne did the beautiful cake, and as always Dan Rafferty Band killed it with the entertainment. Kudos to all involved and congrats to the awesome couple!

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Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding: Erin & Seth

8.15.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I have been looking forward to Erin and Seth’s wedding day ever since I photographed their engagement session this past spring. If you read my previous blog post, you know that it was a family affair, and that I thoroughly enjoyed having the couple’s parents and siblings along for the photoshoot. They are the simply the sweetest group of people.

Thus, it was no surprise that Erin and Seth’s grand affair was nothing short of perfection. To me, the event had a bit of a 1920’s vibe- from the setting, to the colors, to the choice of wardrobe. Erin’s gown was simply stunning- I’m still gushing over the fabric. Meanwhile, Seth and his groomsmen looked extremely dapper in their navy and black tuxes. (My favorite color combination!)

They chose the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club as the backdrop for their event as Erin grew up in the area. Thus, not only was it an idyllic setting to host and celebrate their nuptials, but the location also held significance for the beautiful bride!

It was the perfect venue choice- a lovely setting for beautiful wedding photos. I simply loved the tree-lined drive for both couple and bridal party images. And, with the addition of a luxury, antique Packard, the couple’s photos were both amazing AND unique!

The reception room was very elegant- I loved the navy and gold touches throughout the room! Their stunning cake was by Hodell's Cake Shop, and beautiful florals by Victoria's Garden. It was a fantastic event, and I can’t say enough about this sweet couple and their group of family and friends. They made our team’s job an easy one, and we all so very much enjoyed watching the love and happiness of the day.

I am wishing Erin and Seth a lifetime of contentment, and just know that they have many wonderful years ahead of them!

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colony club wedding: Jeanne & Angel

8.14.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I liked Jeanne and Angel from the first moment that I met them, and that wasn’t surprising since they’re friends with a few of my previous couples. There were numerous mentions by friends and family throughout the day about Jeanne always being very particular about what she wants, which I too found to be the case but in the best way possible, as she definitely had strong (and good!) opinions about her day! Clearly she made so many great design choices about her wardrobe, in which she looked stunning, and the decor of the event. And Angel looked really dapper in his ensemble. We began with the ladies getting ready at Jeanne’s parents’ house, while the guys got ready at the Marriott Renaissance Center. We stopped briefly for some photos at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel before continuing on to their ceremony at St. John’s Church. We hopped across the street (amid many Comerica Tigers fans) to take photos at The Fox Theatre, and then we wrapped up the formal photos at the DIA. I honestly wasn’t sure that we’d fit in all of these stops for photos, but Jeanne wanted it and she was right - it worked! Their reception at the Colony Club was awesome! Their gorgeous cake was by Hodell's, their intricate invitation was by Elegant Wedding Invites, and Thrifty Florist did the stunning flowers. I loved the blush tones and, well, everything about this day. Congrats to Jeanne and Angel!

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