This wedding day was full of beautiful people and places! Kelly was a stunning bride and her bridesmaids looked amazing in their blush pink dresses. Larry was a good-looking groom; so much so that his groomsmen were harassing him all day and we had a lot of great laughs during photos! (I may have to sneak some of those into this blog!) The kids were adorable and the proof of that can be seen below! This historic church- Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan- is filled with colorful stained glass windows including the enormous backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Their reception hall looked amazing, despite the fact that Kelly received a call ONE week before their wedding that their original venue had flooded from a burst water pipe and they were working to relocate them! I'm sure this was stressful during the last-minute wedding details, but everything was smoothly transitioned to be held at The Henry, Autograph Collection, in Dearborn. It was a BEAUTIFUL venue and the planner and team did an amazing job to pull it off! I enjoyed working with these families so much and hope the photos did their day justice! Keep reading to see some of our favorite moments from their wedding day!
I had to share this beautiful moment after Kelly's mom had tied her dress and she started tearing up. Her sister jumped in to help (and to try to spare the makeup) and her mother watched her daughter's tears of joy with a big smile and a laugh. I tried not to be intrusive and wondered whether or not to step out of the room to give them some privacy, but I decided that if I were the bride I would love to be able to relive this touching moment through photos. The best part? Reese's Pieces saved the day! ;-) These are my kind of girls!
These groomsmen looking sharp in navy blue suits AND matching argyle socks! Love it!
See what I mean? 😂 Now, moving on.... to this adorable little man!! He had some of the best expressions, and obviously wasn't always thrilled to be participating as a VIP in this event, but he was such a great sport! I can see why his momma and grandmas adore him!
Kelly's lovely sisters (above)!
There you have it, a glimpse of this couple's lovely wedding day! Congratulations, Larry & Kelly! You have a beautiful family and it was such a joy and honor to share your wedding day with you all! I wish you the best in the years to come!
Photography: Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Ceremony Venue: Nardin Park United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Henry, Autograph Collection
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Lucky Hair, Co
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsen Suits: Men's Warehouse
Wedding Rings: Skyline Diamond Setters
Floral: Debbie at Barson's Greenhouse
Planner & Cake: Holly from Gg Events, LLC
DJ: Go Pro DJ's
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 (we took MANY photos of all the guests!), please feel free to ask 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.