Get ready for a lot of wedding goodness. Due to... well... EVERYTHING this year, a lot of my plans for wedding season have been interrupted. As I feel for all of my couples, I felt terrible at how much Taylor and Gino had to alter their original wedding plans. But all in all, it really did work out quite well, and the had TWO beautiful days that they got to spend with their closest family and friends.
On their original wedding date, I met the two of them an their immediate family at Taylor's childhood home in Lowell. We had two hours to get the two of them married and do just a bit of celebrating. The backyard was filled with dragon flies, which signify change, so that was amazingly fitting. There were lots of emotions during the ceremony and after, so though the original plan didn't work out, it was not a bad backup.
It was a beautiful day.
Fast forward about a month, and with some slightly lifted restrictions in Michigan, Taylor and Gino were able to throw an outdoor party for some of the people who were not able to be there during their wedding. Thankfully, the tent provided shade and breezes, as it was a HOT day in Howell. Let me tell you, a mask is even more uncomfortable in the heat, but we do what we have to do! Despite that, we were able to capture some amazing photos at Gino and Taylor's old high school as well as the downtown Howell area. It's so adorable, what a great spot! Kudos to Michelle, Taylor's cousin and maid-of-honor, for finding some amazing locations for us to use for photos.
Even if the original plans had to be scrapped, I doubt that Gino and Taylor regret how amazing their wedding days ended up being. I hope that all the changes that will be taking place this summer and fall will work out as well as this one did.
Congrats, Gino and Taylor! I'm so glad I got to celebrate with the two of you after all.
Ceremony and Reception - Taylor's childhood home, Howell
Dress - Ruth by Mori Lee
Bridal shop - The Dress Shop, Howell
Bridesmaid Dresses - Mori Lee
Tuxes - The Tux Room, The Dress Shop, Howell
Florist - Posh Petals, Grand Rapids
Wedding Planner - Ann Travis Events
Trolly - Golden Limousine, Milan
Videographer - FairyTale Productions, Monroe
Rentals - Event Theory, Grand Rapids
Caterer - CC Catering Inc, Brighton
DJ - Kyle Zagata, Livonia
Special thanks to our host and planners, Taylor's awesome parents!
July 4, 2020
Oh, wait, we aren't done yet! Let's get that bride ready again and get on with the reception!
|^I'm not sure but I think this wedding was sponsored by White Claw... :D|
|^The maids-of-honor are responsible for this!|