While trying to type this post, I am quickly learning that finding just the right words is harder than I originally thought. Katie and Ed are two of those people that you can relate to right off the start. During our first consultation, I remember laughing hysterically and listening to some really great stories. I left that meeting feeling like I had hit the lottery! After working together for a few months, and changing our minds on colors a couple of times, Katie and I had developed the perfect backdrop for their beautiful wedding day.
After driving home from their rehearsal, I knew it was going to be an interesting day (in the best way). Their bridal party, friends and family all have the same awesome personality. So much fun, lots of laughs and constant smiles all around.
To top off all of the awesomeness, I got a chance to work with a few of my favorite vendors. The Shooting Gallery rocked the photos, The Parsonage provided the flowers (How gorgeous is that bouquet?!), Elite Entertainment kept the dance floor moving, Rev. Kirk Haas married them, Christine’s Cakes made the yummy cake, hair and makeup was done by Posh, Rochester Limos drove everyone around and Bliss Weddings & Events helped with planning and coordination.
On the day of the wedding, things couldn’t be more relaxed. Honestly, there was no rushing around or huge fires to put out. We did have our hands full with set up and coordination of the day, but once things got moving it was a really great day. The threat of rain in the morning was the only real stress of the day, but that passed and the skies opened up to a bright blue. Here are a few of my favorite details…
Yes, the girls ordered Jimmy John’s before the ceremony. See, I told you they were relaxed!
We went back and forth with a couple of color schemes, but I am really glad we decided on the punchy combo of pink and orange with touches of green in the flowers. The feisty colors really played to Katie & Ed’s personalities.
I remember this moment and exactly how I felt as I watched it unfold. Katie and her dad have a very special relationship and you can see it in these two shots.
There was a LOT of laughter and quite a few tears during the ceremony at conservatory at The Royal Park Hotel. The simplicity of the ceremony, the gorgeous music and the sun pouring through the windows… sigh.
Delicious cake and bumpy cake cupcakes. Swoon! All of you who aren’t in SE Michigan probably don’t know what bumpy cake is and I feel so terrible for you! PS… I had my reception at The San Marino Club, too! The food and service is always outstanding.
Just a little side note, those who know me, know I love my phone and Twitter. Ed was live tweeting throughout the day, and Katie even left me a little tweet once everything was said and done. Seriously, I love these two.
They climbed a tree. On their wedding day. Enough said.
I really hope you enjoy these photos half as much as I enjoyed working with the new Mr. & Mrs.! Katie & Ed, if you are ever in the ‘hood, please call me up. I miss working with you and know that your marriage is going to be filled with lots of laughs, great stories and a world of experiences. Please stay in touch! xo
Big thanks to Dionne from The Shooting Gallery for sharing these photos. Please visit her website and blog. You will love her work, I basically guarantee it!