How do I begin to describe the journey that brought me to Michigan to document and celebrate Teresa & Doug’s wedding day?!? Teresa’s sister Kelli used to live in Florida, just down the street I might add, and the two of us became instant lifelong friends. I was also their family photographer, and through that Teresa began to follow my work. Fast forward a bit… now Kelli and family are back in Michigan – Teresa continued to follow my work, and I was absolutely flattered when she asked me to make the trip up and be her wedding photographer! We had never met until the wedding rehearsal, but yet I felt like I had known her forever! Clint and I both had so much fun getting to know her and Doug – they truly made us feel like family. The Catholic wedding ceremony was officiated by Teresa’s dad, and we found an amazing little spot down the street for some outdoor bridal portraits. Teresa had every single detail planned out to perfection! We were blessed that the rain held out that day and I’m always tickled pink when I have beautiful sun to backlight my subjects! It was a win-win for sure!
I do have to mention that while I was editing Teresa & Doug’s wedding portraits, I heard a knock at the door. I found a large box outside and opened it up to discover that these two lovebirds had sent us flowers as a little thank you… and they smelled AMAZING next to my desk all week!! Teresa & Doug – you are two of the sweetest, big-hearted and trusting individuals that we have had the pleasure to photograph. I hope these photos constantly bring back the smiles, laughter, tears of joy and all the raw emotions you felt on your wedding day!!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Catholic Parish, Monroe Michigan
Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Detroit – South
Photographer: Lisa Marshall Photography (Lisa & Clint)
Videographer: Special Events Videography (Kristin Ackerman)
Florist: Kristen Brown
Cake: Everything Sweet – Baked by Beth
DJ: Prestige Entertainment (Mike Fraser)
Uprights/Rentals: Elite Wedding Design LLC
Dress: Bella Donna – Wyandotte
Hair & Makeup: Biundos Salon – Monroe
Limo: Millennium Limosousines
Bagpiper: Kim Johnson
Rings: Diamond Designs – Monroe