Zach and Brandi went to grade school together but years later reconnected at a mutual friend’s wedding. Now, along with their families and strong Catholic faith, they had their own wedding at Holy Redeemer Church.
Jakob and Jessica were married at the historic Weller’s Carriage House in Saline, Michigan. The gardens were in full bloom as they shared their vows with family that traveled from far away as Germany.
The wedding invitation pretty much summed up this day: “Sally and Greg are getting hitched! In the woods! Near a lake!”
Every single time I looked at Landen or Kristin on their wedding day, there were moments. Laughter, goofiness, hugs and being carried when your wedding shoes caused blisters, all of it made me realize how much respect, love and compassion these two have for each other, their families and their friends.
Nick and Andraya played on Silver Lake Sand Dunes and cuddled in a canoe for their engagement shoot. They’re free spirits, crazy in love, adventurous and serious model material.
In a small art gallery on a snowy December day Mike and Jane eloped. I believe the date got changed three times but not because Mike and Jane weren’t sure they wanted to get married, it was that this was an elopement with a twist.
Tradition brought Sarah and Jon back to the Amway Grand to get married in the same Ford Presidential Ballroom that Sarah’s parents were married 35 years earlier. The couple both grew up in West Michigan but didn’t meet until their lives each took them to Chicago.
When I first talked to Kevin and Meghan and their wedding plans, Kevin said something about having a quiet, small family and Meghan said, “and mine is large and loud!” The one thing that was the same was their love of the University of Michigan. Meghan is a graduate of U of M and Kevin’s family had been lifelong fans. The couple now lives in Boston but wanted to bring all their wedding guests together in a town and campus they cherish.
Along the shores of Muskegon Lake, walking distance from where the bride grew up, Joel and Annah were married underneath a willow tree as sailboats passed. This wedding was a tribute to all the lovely things that make Muskegon, Michigan so wonderful.
High school sweethearts, Erik and Molly, were married at the beautiful Spring Lake Country Club. Even when the weather threatened their outdoor ceremony, it all fell into place with an amazing firework display to end the perfect evening.
Wayne and Tim were married in Smiths Grove, Kentucky at Rockin’ Ronda Repurposed to support one of the local businesses they adore. They stripped their own house of decorations so that a little bit of home made its way into the day and, of course, their two dogs were an important part of it all, too. Small, yet meaningful, elements that made their wedding one of kind — just like their love.
Katie and Rich were married at Montague Tree Farms, the place where Katie grew up, surrounded by 25 of their closest friends and family. Although they both live in Colorado now, coming home for a laid-back wedding in Katie’s childhood home was exactly what they wanted. They were married around a fire, burned a Christmas tree at the end of the night and released Chinese lanterns.