Ashley & Scotty’s DIY Wedding at the Pine Knob Carriage House

Ashley and Scotty’s wedding was super creative and so fun! The talented couple styled and created everything down to the last detail. They blended their Italian and Scottish heritage, as well as their love for pugs (their two cuties couldn’t be at the wedding) and their eclectic taste for vintage, shabby chic, handmade and reworked found objects. They even made their own photo booth wall, which was totally adorable! Ashley’s bridesmaids wore the cutest dot print dresses! The polka dots even carried over in Ashley’s shoes (great eye for detail!). Parsonage Events did an amazing job on the flowers- they were gorgeous! Wedding Cakes by Cathy, as well as Scotty’s mom, Anne, made very delicious and good-looking desserts. The Pine Knob Carriage House was a beautiful venue for their wedding and everyone had a fabulous time! Ashley and Scotty are crazy about each other and perfect together- we are so happy for them and honored that they chose us to capture this amazing day!

p.s.  yet another small world coincidence- their amazingly cute invitations and graphics were all designed by another one of our very talented brides- Alisa Bobzien!

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Hillary & Mike’s Classic Grosse Pointe Club Wedding

Hillary & Mike had a beautiful fall day for their Grosse Pointe wedding. Their ceremony was touching, overlooking the waterfront at the Grosse Pointe Club. These two are sweet, funny, and very happy together! Their flowers were beautiful, designed by Viviano’s. The cake and cupcake display was both cute and elegant, by Josef’s. Hillary had a lovely antique brooch that belonged to her grandmother, which she held close on her bouquet. They had an amazing time with their family and friends, and danced the night away. Congratulations Hillary and Mike!

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Jenny & Bill’s Stylish DIY Pine Knob Mansion Wedding

Jenny & Bill had a romantic, smart, and chic wedding at the Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston, filled with bookish charm and creative DIY accents. Their literary theme and unique DIY details, including all of the centerpieces and bouquets, were designed and handmade by the couple with their friends and family. There were unique touches like old world postcards, quotes from classic authors, Michigan-centric cookies for out-of-town guests, and all around vintage glamour. Their garden ceremony was lovely and so touching, with personal vows that they read, as well as a wine-box ceremony. Jenny’s handmade bouquet had her grandmother’s brooch on it, and she had special family come all the way from England for the occasion. Their first dance was to Otis Redding’s That’s How Strong My Love Is (a perfect first-dance song in our opinion- and on vinyl no less!) Their reception was so fun as everyone explored the grounds of the Mansion and danced into the wee hours to tunes spun by Derek Hall of Mike Staff Productions. Jenny & Bill were so fun and creative, and these two are very much in love- it was an amazing wedding and we loved spending the day with them!

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Heather & Jared’s Elegant Pine Knob Mansion Wedding

Heather and Jared are playful and sweet! They had an elegant and Art Deco inspired wedding at the amazing Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston. Their outdoor garden ceremony was emotional and inspiring. The grounds are just gorgeous, and the architecture and interior is amazing! The flowers by Parsonage Events were lovely, and the cake and cupcakes by Lisa’s Confection Connection were pretty and delicious! They had an awesome and stylish wedding day, surrounded by their family and friends. Congratulations Heather & Jared!!

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Hannah & Jim’s Wedding at Kalamazoo’s Loft 310

Hannah & Jim are such a happy and playful couple- you might remember them from their sweet Depot Town engagement session. They had such a fun, modern, and sleek wedding in Kalamazoo at Loft 310  They both got ready at Kara’s Kottages- girls upstairs and boys downstairs- managing to not see each other the whole time! Hannah carried a vintage handbag passed down in her family, and Jim wore his great-grandfather’s cufflinks. They had a first look at a nearby park, and privately read personal vows to each other. Their rooftop ceremony at Loft 310 overlooked downtown Kalamazoo, and their guests all wore their super-cool commemorative sunglasses while watching them wed. All of the details were amazing, and truly a family affair. Hannah and their friends and family made most of the creative decor, Wedel’s Nursery made the bouquets, and Bert’s Bakery made the awesome cake and cupcakes.

It’s always such a pleasure to work with any of our families more than once- we photographed Hannah’s sister Becky and her husband Bret’s wedding at Weller’s a few short years ago! We feel like part of the family, and it was an especially cool flashback to watch Becky give Hannah the vintage sixpence necklace she received from her three years ago- passing it along and creating a new family heirloom and tradition. Becky and Brett are parents-to-be, so an extra congrats goes out to them and the whole family!

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  • Lori Reedy - September 4, 2013 - 9:47 am

    You did an amazing job capturing a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

    • Tracy & Riva - September 5, 2013 - 9:07 am

      Thank you so much Lori! Hannah & Jim were great to work with!ReplyCancel