THEMES & TRADITIONS - The Bride and Groom chose a Mardi Gras theme with shades of pink and gold for their June wedding. With lots of personalized details (Mardi Gras masks, beads with escort cards, roses or rose petals where ever possible) and sentimental traditions (warming the rings, wedding cake pull charms and wish lanterns) it was a beautiful event. It was terrific wedding and the photos show the thoughtful detail for the event. 

THE FRIENDLY STREETS OF BIRMINHAM, MI - As chance would have things, the co-owner of Rojo’s Mexican Bistro graciously helped us cross the street after a few pictures in front of Birmingham theater. She was so moved by the fact that Sam and Kyle had just gotten married (an hour ago) and were on their way to the reception, that she invited the whole bridal party in for a round of margaritas. What a nice memory for Sam and Kyle: their first drink as husband and wife was at Rojo’s.

 

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IN THE DETAILS - The Bride chose purple for her color and it was seen in the ceremony programs, all of the wedding flowers and ribbons, the Bridesmaids’ dresses, the scroll design on the wedding cake, the table linens,  the groomsmen’s ties, her shoes, the garter and the flip-flops she gave to her Bridesmaids’ for dancing! It was all very coordinated and beautiful! 

WARM WISHES - Wishing Katie and Tyler all of the best in their life together! They are warm, funny and kind. Their wedding was a beautiful (and coordinated) reflection of them.

 

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I had the pleasure of being a guest at the beautiful wedding A, to her sweetheart, K. 

CLASSIC MEETS CONTEMPORARY – The color scheme of the wedding was crisp navy blue with creams and pinks highlighted with silver. The blues set a foundation in the menswear, bridesmaids’ dresses and sheer organza reception table cloth overlays. The pinks and creams were presented in the floral arrangements, stationary, Wedding Cake and dessert table candy bar.

CEREMONY AND SPARKLE – The Bride arrived in a vintage Cadillac and was escorted down the aisle by her father. After the ceremony, guests moved to the tent for the reception. Five crystal chandeliers adorned the middle of the tent to add sparkle. It was a charming day filled with gentle breezes, family, friends and beautiful wishes for the happy couple.

 

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AT THE PARK - On one of the first warm days of spring, I had the opportunity to capture-the-moment in an engagement session for K and J. But, this was no mere engagement session. What unfolded could only be termed a "Styled Engagement Session" because their stylist friend, Camelle had brainstormed some terrific styling ideas.

MOVING IN - The laundry list of items brought include the following: 2 foot stools, a cow hide rug, a 3-foot picture frame, 2 suitcases, 2 flower arrangements, 2 lanterns, a record player in the case, a vintage camera, bowls and assorted bow ties, head bands and pins from her collection. (Did I forget anything?) And the Groom-To-Be also brought along his own acoustic guitar. I am sure other people in the park thought that we were moving in!

SO MUCH FUN - J and K were easy-going, funny and fabulous! They even trekked to the car a few times to change clothes. This may sound like a large production, but it was actually one of the most enjoyable, relaxed engagement sessions I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. And, I know you can see in the photos, that as a collaborative experience, it was a total success!

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