Henry Ford Museum-Tina and Finn

Henry Ford MuseumDearborn, MI

Congratulations Tina and Finn! What a beautiful, unique, and fun day at Henry Ford! The rain just moved things around- it didn't stop these ladies one bit. Rain is actually good luck in most cultures. I was really glad it rained for them.

These two live in Boston and met online, through OK Cupid. The proposal story is pretty sweet, actually. They were in Saugatuck, visiting Christina's parents. They were watching the sunset on the lake, when TWO rings came out. Yes, they both bought rings and proposed at the same time.

Tina and Finn are so laid back, just all smiles and warmth all day. I loved the Dearborn Inn, where they were getting ready. I met Christina and her pals in one of the old houses on the property- so cool! Their first look was bright, joyful, and tearful. It was a great first look. The ceremony was transferred to the theater due to the rain. There was definitely a sense of history and relevance to having the couple say their vows under the lights, on stage. That was actually my favorite part of the day (aside from all the amazing and different photo opps in the museum)... Their vows were said in secret. It's the first time I've ever witnessed that. Each lady took a turn whispering into the other's ear vows that were only meant for her. It was still and silent in the theater, and then Christina's giggles softened the room. It was really beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your story with me! You two are amazing. Enjoy your preview...

Thank you to Shannon Vandervennet for being such a lovely and talented second shooter!! I had so much fun with you that weekend! Thank you again for hanging in there with back to back weddings!!

Weaver House- Erica and Jen!

West Olive, MIWeaver House

Congratulations to Erica and Jennifer!!  These two have been together for over five years now. They got engaged in celebration of their anniversary. They were camping when we had our first consult. I knew that I liked them immediately, and that they were some laid back ladies.

I was right. It was such a laid back and fun wedding! This couple was so cute, with their nerves going going going, until they saw each other down that aisle. Then, it was all smiles and hugs. Adorable. I kept laughing at the fact that while each of them was getting ready, they kept saying the exact same phrases.

This was another favorite venue of mine for an intimate celebration. The house was amazing and gave a great space for getting ready, dinner, and photos. The ceremony spot was gorgeous, full of hydrangeas and greenery. It was a beautiful day, all around.

I am so honored that I was chosen to document their special day. Enjoy the preview:

Blue Dress Barn- Amy and Sarah

Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor MI Congratulations Amy and Sarah! These two met online, and have been together for five and a half years. With their busy schedules, they made sure to make time for each other on Sunday and Monday nights, with wine. I knew I liked them right away with that tidbit.

Amy proposed on their balcony at home, in Chicago. Friends and family gathered below with umbrellas, with one bright red heart umbrella in the center. "I Choose You", by Sarah Bareilles, was playing in the background, and then everyone down below held up a sign asking, "Will you marry me?".

The wedding day was very laid back, at one of the best venues on the west side! My favorite parts of this day were the funnies that weren't expected. Their vows to each other, the dance that Amy and the fellas prepared for Sarah, and the costumes... An alligator dancing with the bride? Why not?

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your story. You two are so much fun and easy-going!! Two traits to keep with you through all of life's adventures. Here is a sneak peek of the big day: