Lauren & Maxwell - Novi, MI - Northville, MI - weller's Carriage HOuse, Saline, MI - Michigan, USA

A WEEKEND OF CELEBRATION - The Bride and Groom planned to add to the excitement of the July 4th weekend (July 4th was a Friday) by having their wedding July 5th! Having relocated to Seattle, WA, for work, they knew this would be a great time to get together with all of their family and friends in Michigan. I had the pleasure of joining this celebration to capture the beautiful moments of this gorgeous event.

.....AND THEY WORE - The Bridesmaids wore sea glass green silk dresses from J. Crew. The Bride had vintage heirloom pins from her grandmother in her hair and an heirloom handkerchief sewn into the underside of the Enzoani wedding gown. The Bride wore a matching Enzoani belt and cerulean Enzo Angiolini blue pumps. Slipped on before we went to the ceremony, she had a garter from her alma mater, University of Michigan.

For a casual summer vibe, the Groomsmen wore blue-grey vests, beige pants and checked bow ties. The Groom wore a beige suit, blue-grey vest and a wrist watch the Bride had given him for his birthday.

ATTENDING ATTENDANTS - The weather was perfect and the mood was light and playful. The wedding attendants were totally attentive! As we were doing portraits on East Main Street in Northville, MI, after the ceremony, some of them went off to grab the Bride and Groom a deli sandwich from down the street.

AS SPECIAL AS THE PEOPLE YOU SHARE IT WITH - Some couples save the top of the cake for their first year anniversary celebration, so it was not unusual to see it taken away once the cake cutting was done. Lauren and Maxwell had something better planned. The next day, they brought the top of their cake to their grandmother, who was unable to physically attend the wedding, and created another special moment, by sharing a part of their very special day with her.

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Ceremony Church: St. James Catholic Church, 46325 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI - Reception: Weller’s Carriage House, 555 W Michigan Ave Saline, MI, 48176 - City of Northville, East Main Street. Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew. Bride's Dress: Enzoani Wedding Gown.