October
22

Madison Club Wedding | Ashley & Tim

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Ashley is a dreamer.  But she’s not the kind to while away with her head in the clouds, because she’s also a doer.  I’ll never forget popping upstairs at the Madison Club before I was scheduled to start on their wedding day to find her arranging centerpieces and cutting flowers – in fresh hair and makeup (and stunning red manicure) no less.  The girl has tenacity.  It’s something that hits you right away when you meet her.  When you meet Tim, you think you’ve encountered a somewhat shy and unassuming guy – but as time passes you uncover his quiet strength and his easy laugh.   They are a great pair – like a picture and a frame, they fit together well, both doing their part at just the right moment.

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A dress with bling!  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen something so classic and modern all at once – just loved this gown.

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One of my favorite parts of Ashley & Tim’s day was the vintage car they rode around in….

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Grace Episcopal is a Madison landmark, and just gorgeous….

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The Credits:

Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church

Reception: The Madison Club

Florist: Daffodil*Parker

Cake: The Madison Club

DJ: Capitol Sounds

Makeup: Bella Makeup Artistry – Katrina King

Bride’s Gown: Victor Harper

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung

Men’s Suits: Vera Wang

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bride’s Earrings: Ben Amun

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October
15

Published! | Jill & Jason’s Whistling Straits wedding on Brides.com

Jill and Jason had a wedding day that was equal parts romantic and fun at Whistling Straits last year.  For their one year anniversary, Brides.com  added to their celebration by featuring all the beauty on their “Real Weddings”!  Go check it out, and leave them a little anniversary love too!

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October
10

Overture Center Wedding | Stephanie & Brian

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If your wedding day is going to be rainy, may you be planning to have it at the Overture Center.  Flooded with beautiful light, surrounded on all sides by white marble and windows, you’ll have all the benefits of outside while still staying dry.  That’s exactly how Stephanie & Brian saw it, and they were happy to avoid the drizzle outdoors, safely ensconced in the warm Promenade Hall of the Overture Center.  A ceremony on the second floor balcony, and a beautiful reception full of steely greys and beautiful blush tones on the main floor below.  Their day was filled with classic style in a thoroughly modern way.  Just wait until you see……

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I don’t always post a lot of family formals on the blog.   They are extremely important shots – but tend to be the most interesting to those in them.  Not the case on this day!  The incredible setting at the Overture Center, the beautiful tones of the well-coordinated family and some great posing have made these some of my favorite family photographs ever!

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Cocktails were also held on the second floor, caught between the ready-ing reception below and the atmosphere of the Overture Center all around them.  The air was abuzz with conversation, laughter and love, when suddenly someone broke out in song.  And then, a few others joined in.  Before you could comprehend what was going on, a chorus of 20 people had gathered on the balcony and were serenading the bride and groom.  Flash-mob singers!  Arranged by the couple as a surprise for their guests!

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The Overture Center is all white, cream, silver and gold – just a host of neutrals, which is why it lends itself so easily to so many different wedding styles.  Stephanie and Brian played feminine against masculine with dusky roses and fluffy hydrangeas and metallic grey linens.  

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The sun set, the lights went up and the talented players of Piano Fondue took over with dueling piano entertainment for the evening.

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The Credits:

Ceremony Venue: Overture Center

Reception Venue: Overture Center

Florist: Daffodil Parker

Cake: Cupcakes A Go Go

Band: Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos

Makeup: Vanexa Yang

Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way

Men’s Suits: Nedrebo’s Formalwear

Stationer: Holly Whittlef

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October
8

Published! | Megan & Mike’s Michigan Engagement Session on Style Me Pretty

I’m always thrilled to be published on Style Me Pretty.  When I saw Megan & Mike’s wonderfully summer-camp style engagement session featured on the Style Me Pretty – Michigan blog; my heart skipped a double beat.

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I just loved this session and had such a great time shooting with these two.  I remember driving home from the upper peninsula with a big smile for all that we had captured.  I’m so pleased a few others get to partake in it all too!

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