Ice Skating Engagement! Caitlin and Matt

Grand Rapids, MI
Rosa Parks Circle

Congratulations Caitlin and Matt! What a fun day for ice-skating in the city! It was actually beautiful, warm(er) for Michigan in February, and the sun was out. These two are so cool (not just because they were ice skating! Hee hee). Their warm personalities make you feel like you've been friends for years. I instantly connected with these two. Smiles, jokes, a little insecurity about skating and falling on your arse (Caitlin)... I am so excited for this couple and can't wait for the wedding! They are having their reception at McKay Tower, which is reflected in the buildings in some of these shots. Pretty cool.

(They never fell on their arses, but other people did. They're in the background in some of these... Thought it was funny since it's the Olympics and everyone cringes on the edge of their seats waiting for people to fall. You know you do.)

Caitlin and Matt met at her cousin's wedding. Matt actually crashed it- well, kind of. The best man asked him to go. But Caitlin says he crashed it. They were together for two years when Matt proposed. There was a love note on the bed, and when Caitlin turned around, he was on his knee. He always tries to surprise her, and it never works, so this time he didn't plan anything and just did it. He wanted to propose on the blue bridge and got shot down for lack of originality. Ha!

Well, just look at these two! I am genuinely so, so happy for them. My heart gets bigger knowing people like these guys...

Eastern Market, Detroit-ANDY AND JULIANNE

Grosse Pointe Academy
Eastern Market, Detroit   Shed 5

Congratulations to my old friend, Andy, and his beautiful bride, Julianne!! I am so happy for these two! What a great celebration of their story. 

Andy and Julianne met online, and coffee led to more coffee, more food, and more adventures. Andy proposed in a very "organic" way, while they were walking by the water and talking about how grateful they were for each other. Little did Julianne know that Andy had the ring in his pocket the whole day. Awww, right?! 

So, again, rain on the wedding day is a sign of good luck for the marriage. We had rain. We had bouts of monsoons, but enough time to enjoy the scenery of Grosse Pointe, and Eastern Market.

It was such a unique venue, with amazing ambiance! The colors, the lighting, just being in Shed 5... People were lively and excited about the food trucks, the pierogis, the doughnuts... The wooden barrel where the guests signed their wishes was also a different take on the guest book. So creative. 

My favorite part of the day? The homily. The priest had relayed the fact that good things come to those who wait. And to always be grateful for what you have.

Thank you so much for choosing me to document your story! I am truly honored.

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