Josh & Tracey are such a sweet couple! It's so obvious that they are best friends & so in love. Their wedding ceremony was held in a beautiful old chapel on the property of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb, MI. It was so full of character- with antique wood staircases and stained glass windows. The perfect setting for this beautiful bride! After the ceremony guests headed to the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. This is such an amazing venue. The hall was the perfect combination of glam & industrial and decorated so beautifully. I fell in love with the classic Packard cars as I followed the guests on a tour of the garage, which is now a museum full of classic cars that have been donated to this historic site. Josh & Tracey also made good use of the grounds by setting up yard games & activities for their friends & family to enjoy. I adore this couple; the way he makes her laugh during photos because, well, they admit that neither of them particularly enjoy being in front of a camera... BUT they did so great and put up with me even while waiting for the perfect moment when the sunset turned to gold. Totally worth it- keeping scrolling to check out that photo from the end of the day!
After their ceremony & photos, Josh & Tracey headed to their reception at the Packard Proving Grounds.
What a fascinating place! Check out their website (listed in the vendor credits below) for info.
Now, on to the outdoor fun!
Josh & Tracey, it was such an honor to capture all of the beautiful moments of your wedding day. I'm so happy for you both and so blessed to have met you. Best wishes as your begin this new chapter in your lives together!
Vendor Credits & Links:
Photography: Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Ceremony Venue: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Macomb
Reception Venue: Packard Proving Grounds
Bridal Hair: Andrew Marke Salon
Wedding Gown: Bridal by Viper
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dillard's
Engagement & Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co / Somerset Collection
Floral Bouquet: Eco Flower
Catering: The Moveable Feast
Wedding Cake: Militello's Bakery
Outdoor Games: Romeo Party Rental
A note to friends & family: The images above have been compressed for the web and are not recommended for printing. If you would like copies of these photographs, or would like to view additional photos, please contact the couple for a link to their full online gallery from which you are able to order high-quality prints. All images are copyrighted material and cannot be used for commercial purposes without written consent by Awakened Light Photography. Thank you! ©2017 Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Nikki Schuler specializes in wedding & portrait photography and is the owner of Awakened Light. Her award-winning work has been featured in several publications. She enjoys instructing photography workshops and resides with her husband & 4 children in a cozy vintage farmhouse in Oxford, Michigan.