I’m so excited to share my last wedding for 2016 (even though it’s not 2017, time has slipped away!). Patrice and Joseph had such a beautiful, moving wedding. It was so much fun getting to meet all of their friends and family who were there to support them, including Patrice’s uncle who walked her down the aisle in place of her late father. He saw her in her bridal gown and had tears in his eyes. And he wasn’t the only one! The doors opened at the beginning of the ceremony, and Joseph face lit up, before crying some happy tears. When they exhanged their extremely heart-felt vows, it was my turn to cry! They completed the ceremony with a broom jumping ritual, which was very neat to take photos of. The ceremony that followed was filled with beautiful flowers, yummy cake, and so much dancing and laughter! Joseph also rocked his wrestling belt (see below!). Patrice’s mother had an umbrella made for her second line (New Orleans-style parade!), and one of the panels had the Michigan State Spartans logo (we are both alumnae! Go green!). Overall, this was such an awesome day to be a part of! Thank you Patrice and Joseph!
Bridal boutique: The Bride & Groom: Bridal Boutique, House of Tux
Makeup Artist: SitiART
Cakes/desserts: Creative Cakes
Caterer: Romie’s Catering
Venue: BancorpSouth Conference Center
Coordinator: Diversified Planning
Flowers, Event Designer and Lighting: Design By Tracy Proctor, LLC
Keyboardist: Wayne Siddell
Ceremony Music: The Gunnells Strings
DJ: Chris Bell
Programs: Copy Critters
I’m waaaaay overdue in posting Tyler-Paige and Cory’s gorgeous Southern summer wedding (even though it still kind of feels like summer!). So when I blogged about their engagement and bridal sessions, I mentioned they told me they wanted very Southern sessions. Their wedding also delivered on that front, with magnolias in the bouquets and mint juleps at the reception! They got married in the same church that the bride’s parents were married in, and exited the church in a flurry of lavender. The night ended with the lovely couple dancing along to the live band on the rooftop of Park Heights, surrounded by all of their friends and family. Tyler Paige and Cory are so sweet together, and I wish them many happy years together!
Venue and Catering: Park Heights restaurant
Hair: Hillary at Fairpark Salon
Florist and Event Planner: Confête Events
Dress: Oxford Bridal
Cake: Patti Barber
Band: Even Odds Band of Memphis
I shared Julie and Shea’s engagement session a little bit ago, but now it’s time to share their wedding! On a beautiful day in August in Michigan, they exchanged vows during at the jaw-droppingly-gorgeous Old St. Mary’s Catholic church in downtown Detroit. The reception took place in Livonia, where Julie and Shea and all their friends and family danced the night away! Julie is an old friend from growing up, so it was so special that they asked me to photograph their wedding. I had such a great time seeing old friends that were in the wedding party, and meeting members of Julie and Shea’s families (who are some of the nicest people you will ever meet!). When family and friends gave toasts to Julie and Shea, I had tears in my eyes and they shared stories from when they were younger and all that these two had done for the ones they love. This couple is truly beautiful, inside and out! (The maid of honor Emily joked that they are a real-life Barbie and Ken!)
I have to give a huge shoutout/thank you to my friend Julia who helped as my second shooter that day (and took some awesome shots)!
Reception Venue: Italian American Banquet Center of Livonia, Mich.
Hair Stylist: Colleen Dwyer
Makeup Artist: Brianna Solberg
Florist: Wedding Flowers by Heidi
Cake: The Pastry Palace
DJ: Bee Entertainment