Posts tagged summer
Kate + Brennan

Take me back to the warmth of June and the sounds of animals playing. Actually, the union of Kate + Brennan was THE hottest wedding of the entire year, topping out at 90 degrees that day.

Hot was kind of an understatement as we spent most of the morning getting ready indoors. We ventured out for about 20 minutes at a time, chugging all the water and trying to keep make up intact without smudging. Thank God for golf carts that day, walking wasn’t happening for long. Regardless the humidity, laugher spread like fire and the sun gave in for our afternoon ceremony.

Kate and Brennan have been dear friends of mine for a few years now. Kate is a girl after my own heart, knows what she wants and can become your best friend within minutes. Brennan has a precise type of personality and knows how to play... which makes them so perfect together. Since our last session together, this gorgeous couple has moved to Texas to further Brennan's career. Traveling home for their wedding was wildly anticipated and we had the absolute best day.

Playing in the gardens, the aquarium for cocktail hour, visiting the animals and dancing under the string lights. The Toldeo Zoo didn’t disappoint, not only were the group of people I shared the day with impeccable, this was one of the most memorable and fun weddings. 

Ashley + Braxton

A pure summer breeze swept through the trees on this most perfect day in Holly, Michigan. This was one of the most relaxed weddings of the season and completely filled with smiles. 

I met Ashley about a month and a half before her wedding in August. It was a last minute find when she was sent to me through our mutual friend and I could not have been more pleased. Ashley’s energy, this beautiful hippy carefree essence captivates you, and then you meet Braxton and it was like a piece of Ashley you didn’t know was missing and then found. Together they have Jude. This blonde haired, feral beautiful little boy. This family is so completely engulfed in each other and you cannot help but feel their love. My heart was so full just being around them.

Our day started out with the normal getting ready. Ashley’s dress was bought like a blank slate and she added her touch, her vision and it was like a dream. The gold with tear drop plugs and her barefoot jewelry was immensely perfect to her dress. 

Red Riding Hood Stables in Holly, Michigan hosted this gorgeous unity. Ashley and Braxton had their pups in the wedding party and Ashley’s mother embraced her arm as they walked down the aisle. The vintage couches for the ceremony,  the horses outside while they exchanged their vows in the late day sun, and dinosaurs with the sand ceremony. I felt like I was watching a film. Our agenda for the day was to enjoy it and gosh, we were. The big white tent and the handmade table favors, the pig roast and bbq was filling the air. 

I took Ashley and Braxton away into the next field for their portraits. This is the time I want my couples to let their moment fill their hearts and I let them enjoy each other. This couple plays and laughs and honestly are the truest of soulmates. 

We danced and had ice cream and cookies after dinner and played some more. The vibe of this wedding was unreal.