their engagement photos, and it was lots of fun (and MUCH colder!) so I knew these two would be a great couple to work with on their wedding day.
On first arrival, my second shooter, Mandy and I were a little worried about where to do portraits... more on that later. But we were floored by the amazing decorations waiting for us inside. Krysten told me that they were having paper bouquets and decor. What she didn't tell me was how amazingly talented her new mother-in-law is! I can't rave ENOUGH about these gorgeous designs and how well done and perfect all the paper decorations. And there were so many, they must have taken forever! Jean, you've got some talent!
Next, I have to rave a bit about the weather. You all know how much of a scorcher this summer has been. Tory and Krysten were blessed with one of the VERY few cooler weekends and I couldn't have been happier (especially since I was about 11 weeks pregnant and very nauseous ;). It was a beautiful day and RIGHT behind Forest Edge, we discovered a beautiful willow tree. Mandy and I did a lot of playing with light and we are not sorry for it in the least.
The reception was great. The food was perfect. What a wonderful day we all got to be a part of. And the best part? Probably all the happy tears and excited smiles from the bride, groom and their families. All day. Seriously, all day long. I'm sure I cried more than a few times myself! A room more filled with love would have been hard to find!
Congrats to you both. You are absolutely perfect for each other and I couldn't be happier for the both of you!
Make-up: Ulta, Midland, MI
Hair: Ashley Holley
Bridal gown & bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Ceremony & Reception: Forest Edge Banquet Hall, Freeland, MI
Officiant: Scott Parks
Flowers and Paper Designs: Jean Rowley
Videography: John Main
Cake: Mary's Creative Cakery, Shields, MI
|^Sidenote: love that tattoo!|
|^Aren't these amazing?!?|
|^Handmade, like everything else. So impressed.|
|^Yay for a lovely first look.|
|^Tears of joy!|
|^Brotherly love :)|
|^Post ceremony elation, always fun to see.|
|^So sunny, but NOT hot!!!|
|^Seriously. She made all of these. Wow. (I'll stop now)|
|^The first of the light playing images...|
|^Oh willow trees, how I love you!|
|^Awesome shot from Mandy, thank you!|
|^Groom's are silly.|
|^A few more awesome details to share. Adorable.|
|^So polite :) But seriously, you shouldn't waste cake (and this was a GOOD one!)|
|^Loving the first dance lighting!|
|^Mandy is the queen of the close up!|