This sweet couple got married this December at the Lapeer Country Club and it was a beautiful, emotional day. Having all these Christmas lights decorating the reception hall was magical! Chuck & Sarah are so down-to-earth and laid back and make such a great pair! I was so moved listening to the toasts and hearing the stories that made their family & friends cry tears of laughter and tears of heartache. These two have both been through the loss of a parent but this day showed how much love & support they have received from their families and given to each other. As a beautiful way to honor her mother, Sarah wore a bracelet that was custom made in the shape of her mother's signature. Keep reading to see these moments as well as the lighter ones... like the guy who changed into the ugly green Christmas suit to rock the dance floor at the end of the evening!
This sequence of photos cracked me up! The ladies seemed pumped for the bride to throw the bouquet but then froze and let it hit the ground! One of the married ladies picked it up and tried to give it to several ladies who just stared at the flowers in horror! SO funny! Finally the bride convinced a friend to take it.... a lucky for her it ended up being her man who was brave enough to pick up the garter when it hit the ground as well!
Sarah & Chuck, it was such a pleasure to meet you & your families and an honor to be with you on your wedding day. Thank you so much for letting me capture these beautiful moments! I wish you all the best on your next adventure in life and know you'll be amazing because you're in it together for the long haul!
Photography: Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Venue: Lapeer Country Club
Rings: Michele & Co Fine Jewelry
A note to friends & family: The images above have been compressed and are not recommended for printing. If you would like copies of these photographs, or would like to view additional photos, 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.