Dan and Becky went to school together and she’s kept up with us ever since we started our business in 2010. When she and Kevin got engaged, she wrote us and asked us to be a part of her wedding day. We were super excited to say the least. We love to photograph friends weddings PLUS this one was a destination wedding so we were all in.
The couple got ready at a hotel outside of Detroit and then we all headed to the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, where the first Model T was conceived and developed by Henry Ford himself. Cool right? The setting was so beautiful in our photographer eyes: gorgeous natural light pouring in the huge windows, brick, steel, chipping paint. We also took them to a mural in the city just a couple blocks away. It was so incredible and colorful and a dream to photograph. We were in heaven.
The ceremony took place surrounded by historic Ford cars and family and friends. With a dozen children in her family alone, there were A LOT of family members in attendance. Afterwards, we went outside for a few more portraits and then it was time for the party. They served some out of control BBQ and Coca cola and sweet Tea for dinner along with a dessert table that I salivated after as I edited the photos weeks later. After dinner, Becky’s dad performed a song he had written for her which was beyond precious. Dancing began and it was a laid back, sweet, snuggly evening. Since it was the last wedding of the season and we were feeling spunky, we even hit up the after party at the hotel later that night. All in all…. an incredible exclamation point to end our 2016 season!
More from Becky and Kevin: Engagement Session
Venue: Detroit Ford Piquette Avenue Plant | Videographer: Sculpted Films
Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar | Flowers: Bloom Design
Catering: Slow’s BBQ | DJ: Radiant Receptions
Two days before Kathleen and Jacob‘s wedding, it snowed over 6 inches. We were elated since we had been talking about how perfect that would be since the day we signed on for the wedding. The whole drive up, we marveled at the softbox sky, and the manageable temperatures. It was as perfect a winter day as you could order up. When we arrived it was game on until we left that evening. The girls were so excited they wereÂ bubblingÂ over the entire pre-ceremony time. When I walked in the room they were laughing and all talking at the same time, and that never stopped. Not only was standing in the window for photos their crazy idea, but they didn’t even flinch when I asked them to stand in the snow BAREFOOT for a few photos. That is dedication… the kind of bridesmaids that every bride wants. Right before the ceremony, I asked Jacob what kind of kiss he was planning on giving Kathleen for their first kiss as a married couple. He smiled and told me he hadn’t even thought about that yet! Well he delivered when he planted a huge on one on her after he was blessed to do so. At the reception, the entire bridal party surprised them with a song and the father daughter dance was adorable, set to Bobby Darin’s “You must have been a beautiful baby.” Unforgettable.Â The dance party was epic, the DJ confiding in me that these people didn’t know what was about to hit them once he got into it. He planned all super fast songs for the end and everyone was sweating from the amazingness of the reception dance party. What a GREAT way to spend New Years eve don’t you think?
Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College Â | Â Florist: Robert’s Flowers Â | Â Hair and Makeup: We’re Makin Waves Salon
Music:Â Peak EntertainmentÂ Â | Â Gown Designer: Amy Kuschel