Prior to the event, I saw in their notes that the ringbearer was "Leo" the cat. I could not wait to see that. I was so excited. Leo donned an awesome paper floral collar prior to the ceremony, placed on him by the Bride and Maid of Honor. A friend of the bride carried Leo in a basket down the aisle. No doubt about, Leo lives a good life.
The wedding took place at the bride's parents' homestead in Northern Michigan. It was clear to me that everyone had put so much effort into creating a comfortable and fun environment that was true to the couple's personalities.
The ceremony took place in the front lawn where the couple engaged their vows under a wooden arch covered with floral work. There was a teal and white retro camper which had been revamped and transformed into a bar area. Additionally, on site there was a beautiful stone structure covered in vines, with a cigar lounge in the upstairs loft. Had I hit the wedding photography jackpot? I sure felt like it. A huge white tent was the "reception hall" and the dance floor was several area rugs. It was awesome, to say the least.
Last but not least, Cody and Maura, their wedding party, family & friends were such a joy to be around and photograph. They really trusted me with my work and completely put their faith into my artistic and professional abilities. I am forever grateful for my clients. I love the details, I love the big picture and moments but who I get to work with, that's what makes me truly love what I do.
Cheers! I look forward to sharing more weddings from the archives.