Intimate Divine Child Wedding | Keri & Darin

Intimate Divine Child Wedding | Keri & Darin

So many of my summer 2020 couples made the hard decision to make changes to their original wedding plans so they could still tie the knot on their original date. Keri and Darin were no different and their intimate Divine Child wedding turned out to be just the loveliest day!

Maybe you remember Keri and Darin’s beautiful fall engagement session, with appearances by their adorable dog Callie — she makes an appearance in their wedding photos too, don’t worry! If you’re thinking of including your dog in your wedding photos, do it! I wish Nora was in ours – biggest regret for me of our wedding day for sure.

Keri and Darin met at Central Michigan University and were together almost eight years before their wedding day! They were originally planning a large 300+ person wedding, so what you’ll see below is very different from what we thought we’d be doing! These two are some of the most genuinely kind people you’ll ever meet. Keri and I had some long phone calls to discuss how best to proceed with the wedding and I never was upset to hear from her. She and Darin handled all of the changes with a lot of grace. They told me that they knew what was important to them about their wedding and planned around that. I think it turned out exactly perfect because it really centered around Keri and Darin in a very relaxed environment.

Keri is a teacher at Divine Child and it was important for them when re-planning their wedding to keep the day as an intimate Divine Child wedding. Surrounded by their wedding party and closest family, they said “I do!” on their original wedding date, followed by a backyard reception at Keri’s parents’ home. It was all beautifully put together and full of so much love! It was a hot day, but I had so much fun with these two and their people. It was one of those days where you feel like family. We took portraits at Nankin Mills which is one of my favorite spots in the Dearborn area for photos!

Though Keri and Darin opted against a first look, they decided they still wanted a special moment to themselves before they saw each other down the aisle. They opted for a first touch around a door where they exchanged letters. If you’re not into the whole first look thing, this is a great way to still have a special moment together before the ceremony! I love when couples exchange letters (whether in person or separately) and think it’s a beautiful private moment for you both. Sometimes you can say things in writing that just won’t come out otherwise.

Vendors:

ceremony: Church of the Divine Child | florals: Boland Florist | cake: Cakes by Stephanie | gown: Bombshell Bridal | alterations: Eva’s Bridal Salon | bridesmaids: Azazie | Rings: Orin Jewelers & Diamonds & Jewelry Unlimited | groom suit: Jos A Bank

getting ready for wedding
getting ready for wedding
getting ready for wedding
wedding accessories photos
wedding accessories photos
wedding accessories photos
wedding accessories photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bride getting ready photos
bridal portraits at home
bridal portraits at home
bridal portraits at home
groom getting ready photos
groom getting ready photos
groom getting ready photos
groom getting ready photos
first look wtih dad wedding
first look wtih dad wedding
first look wtih dad wedding
bride groom reading letters to each other
bride groom reading letters to each other
bride groom reading letters to each other
bride groom reading letters to each other
divine child dearborn mi
divine child dearborn mi
divine child dearborn mi
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
divine child wedding dearborn wedding
dog wedding photos
groom photo ideas
groom photo ideas
summer wedding photos
summer wedding photos
summer wedding photos
summer wedding photos
summer wedding photos
bridesmaid photo ideas
bridesmaid photo ideas
bridesmaid photo ideas
groomsmen photo ideas
groomsmen photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
wedding party photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer wedding photo ideas
summer backyard wedding
summer backyard wedding
summer backyard wedding
harry potter cake topper
harry potter cake topper
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit
summer backyard wedding detroit

Divine Child Wedding | Downtown Detroit Wedding Photos

Divine Child Wedding | Downtown Detroit Wedding Photos

July is always a beautiful time for a wedding, but perfect for the Divine Child wedding of Leah and Dan. After making the difficult decision to cancel their reception, they decided that getting married on their original date with their closest family was perfect for them. Their Divine Child wedding in Dearborn was followed by some incredible Downtown Detroit wedding photos on literally the most beautiful July day. I don’t think we could have asked for more.

Despite not having the “traditional” wedding structure, Leah and Dan still wanted major aspects of their day captured, so we started with getting ready photos of them separately (Dan at the couple’s home and Leah at her parents’). I got to work alongside videographer Diffuse Media which was such a treat for me! These two did not opt for a first look but wrote each other letters which they read after getting dressed. They were absolutely beautiful to hear. Letters are one of my favorite ways to make a wedding day special without a first look.

Should I Do A First Look at My Wedding?→

The Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn is a gorgeous church to be married in, and I was lucky enough to capture a Divine Child wedding twice in 2020! After a beautiful mass, we headed downtown to the Detroit riverfront for some downtown Detroit wedding photos. Then we made sure to end at Woodward Avenue and Parker’s Alley for a few urban shots. I just love the images of the Renaissance Center in the backdrop – too gorgeous! I’m lucky for clients who listen to my location suggestions and let me take the reins to make gorgeous images.

Though COVID threw these two some curveballs, as Leah said, the important thing to them was to be married. And they did just that and had such a beautiful day, even if it wasn’t the Masonic Temple large reception they envisioned.

Vendors
Videography: Diffuse Media | Floral: Appleblossom Floral | Hair/Makup: Salon West | Gown: Allure Bridal | Bridesmaids: Birdy Grey | Invites: Minted | Ceremony: Church of the Divine Child

wedding countdown
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
groom getting ready for wedding
wedding dress lace
wedding detail photos
wedding detail photos
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
divine child wedding
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0033.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0034.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0035.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0036.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0037.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0038.jpg
Divine Child Wedding Detroit Wedding Photos_0039.jpg
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
detroit riverfront wedding photos
woodward avenue wedding photos
woodward avenue wedding photos
woodward avenue wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos
downtown detroit wedding photos

Intimate COVID Michigan Wedding | Sharon & Destin

Intimate COVID Michigan Wedding | Sharon & Destin

Throwing it back to when COVID was relatively new and this intimate COVID Michigan wedding was a way to preserve Sharon and Destin’s original wedding date – and get them hitched!

These two booked me way back in early 2019 and we had been planning their June 2020 wedding for some time. We did their engagement session in downtown Birmingham back in summer 2019. When the pandemic hit, it was like all that planning got thrown out the window!

Back in March, we just didn’t know how things were going to pan out with the pandemic. Many of my May and June couples decided to move their wedding dates to later in the year or to 2021. Sharon and Destin knew they wanted to get married on their original date if they could. Luckily, they were able to make it work with their immediate families and have their intimate COVID Michigan wedding! This was a huge departure from their planned large wedding at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, but to them, getting married was the important part.

The couple was married at Orchard Lake Community Church, which is right on Cass Lake, a beautiful summer backdrop! We had literally the perfect summer day. Sharon did her own hair and make-up for the occasion, and I think she did a fantastic job. In front of their immediate families, they said their vows in their intimate COVID Michigan wedding.

These two did not reschedule their reception and thank goodness I was able to document this beautiful day for them. Even an intimate wedding deserves beautiful photos!

 

orchard lake community church
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
getting ready for wedding
michigan wedding photographer
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
mom and bride getting ready for wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
getting ready for wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
first look michigan wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
orchard lake community church
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
intimate wedding photographer michigan
orchard lake community church wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
michigan intimate wedding photographer
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
orchard lake community church wedding
detroit intimate wedding photographer
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
orchard lake community church wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
michigan wedding photographer madalyn muncy
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
orchard lake community church wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
orchard lake community church wedding
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
detroit intimate wedding photographer madalyn muncy
Intimate COVID wedding michigan
detroit intimate wedding photographer
michigan intimate wedding photographer madalyn muncy

Winter Inn at St. John’s Wedding | Dani & Matt

Winter Inn at St. John’s Wedding | Dani & Matt

How would you like to celebrate your anniversary once every four years? Dani and Matt were game! Their winter Inn at St. John’s wedding was a Leap Day wedding (February 29, 2020). Not only was it a gorgeous winter day (even with a little snow on the ground), but we got SUNSHINE! If you’ve ever photographed in February in Michigan, you know that sunshine can be hard to come by. 

This winter Inn at St. John’s wedding was my final wedding before our state shut down for COVID. At the time, the virus wasn’t really on everyone’s mind. My how times have changed!

Maybe you remember their downtown Detroit engagement session last spring, but Dani and Matt are truly a perfect match. Dani is exuberant, outgoing, and bubbly, while Matt is more reserved, very sweet, and super steady. You can tell that Matt has a way of truly calming Dani’s energy; and I felt that on the wedding day. As Dani recalled on their reception, their meeting changed the course of her life in all the best ways.

After a first look in that magical Inn at St. John’s hallway, we took photos with Dani and Matt around the property, followed by a ceremony in the chapel. There really isn’t another chapel in the area like it! How beautiful! Dani looked stunning and Matt super dapper. I think Dani was made to be a bride. She told me that she thinks all the America’s Top Model watching paid off and I AGREE. STUNNING.

I love the classic and timeless look that they put together for their wedding. And peep the Millennium Falcon cufflinks…letting Matt’s personality shine through! They also went to Disney for their honeymoon, and definitely made sure to spend time at Galaxy’s Edge. Dan also surprised Matt with a huge Star Wars lego set. Probably the most unique wedding gift I’ve seen!

I couldn’t get over how kind everyone was to us all day long at this winter Inn at St. John’s wedding. The entire wedding party and all of the family was just wonderful to work with. We actually ran ahead of schedule because everyone was so cooperative and the Inn at St. John’s wedding staff was on top of things! Of course, everything was running perfectly smoothly with day of coordinator Cindy Decker, who I love to work with! Cindy is always on top of things and I highly recommend having her come coordinate your day so you don’t have to worry about a thing! 

The more weddings I go to, the more I realize how much joy they have. There weren’t many tears shed (okay, a few by Dani…but her makeup held up amazingly — thanks Rosa!) because this was such a happy occasion of two families coming together to celebrate. No matter the wedding I’m at, the joy is contagious. I can’t help but leave with a smile on my face. It’s why I can’t stop doing this job. 

Dani and Matt, it was a pleasure. I loved your day, loved your people, and loved working with you. I wish you both ALL THE BEST!

Vendors:

Assistant: Megan Faraj | Coordinator: Cindy Decker Weddings | Videographer: Bearded Wolf Productions | Florist: Flowers for Dreams | Cake: Cakes by Stephanie | Donuts: The Donut Bar | DJ: Forella Events | Hair: Melody Alyse | Makeup: Rosa Alcantara| Gown: White Arbor Bridal / Stella York | Bridesmaids: Birdy Grey | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Tiffany & Co / Tappers Jewelry | Men’s Attire: The Black Tux | Paper: Minted

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0001.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0002.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0003.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0004.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0005.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0006.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0007.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0008.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0010.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0009.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0012.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0011.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0013.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0014.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0015.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0016.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0017.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0018.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0019.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0021.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0020.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0022.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0023.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0024.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0025.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0026.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0028.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0027.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0029.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0030.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0031.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0035.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0032.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0033.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0034.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0039.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0037.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0036.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0042.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0040.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0043.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0044.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0041.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0038.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0045.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0046.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0047.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0048.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0049.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0050.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0052.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0051.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0055.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0053.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0056.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0057.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0054.jpgInn at St. John's Wedding_0058.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0059.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0060.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0063.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0061.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0062.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0064.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0065.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0067.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0066.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0071.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0068.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0069.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0070.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0077.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0072.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0078.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0075.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0079.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0074.jpg

Inn at St. John's Wedding_0073.jpgInn at St. John's Wedding_0076.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0080.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0081.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0082.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0083.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0084.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0087.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0089.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0088.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0086.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0085.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0090.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0091.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0092.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0093.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0094.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0095.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0096.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0097.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0098.jpg
Inn at St. John's Wedding_0099.jpg

Andiamo’s Wedding | Betsy & Michael

Andiamo’s Wedding | Betsy & Michael

The end of fall always brings gorgeous colors…and rain. Betsy and Michael’s Andiamo’s wedding day was the last weekend in October and the day brought both. Their day was truly a beautiful celebration among family and friends.

The day started at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mt. Clemens. St Peter’s is a beautiful church with a long aisle and plenty of stained glass. Capturing the ceremony was very important to Betsy and Michael, and I think some of the sweet in-between moments are some of my favorite.

After the ceremony, we took a few photos at the Mt. Clements Train Depot, which is one of my favorite spots on that side of town, and then stopped by Mike and Betsy’s home to say hi to their black lab Leia.

What I think I loved most about this Andiamo’s wedding was that Mike and Betsy spent essentially the whole day together. There wasn’t a first look or anything (the walk down the aisle wasn’t any less emotional for sure!) and from before the ceremony through the reception, they were around each other. I think it really adds to your memories of the day when you can both spend it together.

We arrived at Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren for the reception. It had been many many years since I had been inside at Andiamo Warren Banquet Center and it had recently been renovated — I was impressed with both the atmosphere and the food! The large round dance floor was filled with dancing guests as the night continued.

Mike and Betsy’s guests were so lovely. I had a great time photographing them, especially on the dance floor! We were treated to some polka dancing by the bride and her brothers, which was fabulous. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone polka in a long time! I was super impressed because polka dancing is hard!

This Andiamo’s wedding was full of fun, family, and so much joy. I don’t think Betsy stopped smiling! It was a beautiful wedding to end my fall season with.

Planning your wedding? Check out Madalyn Muncy Photography’s wedding galleries!

Andiamo Wedding_0001.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0002.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0003.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0004.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0005.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0006.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0007.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0008.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0009.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0010.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0011.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0012.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0013.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0014.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0015.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0016.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0017.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0018.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0019.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0020.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0021.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0022.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0023.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0024.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0025.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0026.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0027.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0028.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0029.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0030.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0031.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0032.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0033.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0034.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0035.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0036.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0037.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0038.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0039.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0040.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0041.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0042.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0043.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0044.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0045.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0046.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0047.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0048.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0049.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0050.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0051.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0052.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0053.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0054.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0055.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0056.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0057.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0058.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0059.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0060.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0061.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0062.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0063.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0064.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0065.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0066.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0067.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0068.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0069.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0070.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0071.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0072.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0073.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0074.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0075.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0076.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0077.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0078.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0079.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0080.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0081.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0082.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0083.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0084.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0085.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0086.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0087.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0088.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0089.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0090.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0091.jpg
Andiamo Wedding_0092.jpg

Como Conservatory Wedding | Celeste & Jeremy

Como Conservatory Wedding | Celeste & Jeremy

When you get to photograph your college bestie’s wedding, it’s a really good day. Celeste and Jeremy’s Como Conservatory wedding last November was absolutely perfect for a November Minnesota day. No snow, actually warm for a November day, and no rain! I think we won. This was my first “destination wedding” and I’m actually glad it was in the Twin Cities because I think it’s similar to Detroit in a lot of ways.

This was my second trip to Minnesota in 2019 (we made three…Josh is from Rochester, Minnesota and we go there for Christmas), the first being Celeste and Jeremy’s Duluth engagement session. If you’re reading this from the land of ten thousand lakes (though I hear there’s more than that), I would love to go back. 🙂

It’s been a long time since I’ve photographed the wedding of a friend (cue first wedding I photographed), but it was so lovely to spend the whole day alongside Celeste, who I’ve known for nearly a decade. We met when we lived across the hall from each other during our sophomore year of college and both us and our roommates all shared an apartment and house our junior and senior years. If you look carefully in this blog post, you’ll find our roomie photo. It’s probably the only wedding blog post where you’ll find a photo of me! And you’ll see some photos of Josh who was with me!

Celeste and Jeremy were married at the church where they met, Hope Community Church in downtown Minneapolis. They shared an intimate first look on the balcony in front of stained glass windows. I think the emotion of the day was JOY. We headed down to the Stone Arch Bridge, which is an old pedestrian bridge that is one of the Twin Cities’ icons. Though it was super windy and chilly, it’s such a beautiful spot to take photos of the Minneapolis skyline. We also used some of the old mill ruins as a backdrop. I love the Twin Cities!

After a beautiful ceremony, the reception at the Como Zoo and Conservatory began. I think this was such a cool venue. They had the doors to the palm room open so you could walk through and all the windows overlooking the gardens would be gorgeous in the spring or summer.

When she was planning, Celeste told me they wanted to do some type of exit (they are fun duh!) but sparklers weren’t allowed. So I told her only a certain type of glow stick works well (the huge ones) and really streamers are your best bet! So they did that and I think the exit photos turned out beautiful!

via GIPHY

Como Conservatory Wedding_0001.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0002.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0003.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0004.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0005.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0006.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0007.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0008.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0009.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0010.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0011.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0012.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0013.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0014.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0015.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0016.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0017.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0018.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0019.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0020.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0021.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0022.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0023.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0024.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0025.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0026.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0027.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0028.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0029.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0030.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0031.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0032.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0033.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0034.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0035.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0036.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0037.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0038.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0039.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0040.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0041.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0042.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0043.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0044.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0045.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0046.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0047.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0048.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0049.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0050.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0051.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0052.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0053.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0054.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0055.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0056.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0057.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0058.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0059.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0060.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0061.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0062.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0063.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0064.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0065.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0066.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0067.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0068.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0069.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0070.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0071.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0072.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0073.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0074.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0075.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0076.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0077.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0078.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0079.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0080.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0081.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0082.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0083.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0084.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0085.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0086.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0087.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0088.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0089.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0090.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0091.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0092.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0093.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0094.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0095.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0096.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0097.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0098.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0099.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0100.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0101.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0102.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0103.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0104.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0105.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0106.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0107.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0108.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0109.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0110.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0111.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0112.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0113.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0114.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0115.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0116.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0117.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0118.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0119.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0120.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0121.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0122.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0123.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0124.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0125.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0126.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0127.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0128.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0129.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0130.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0131.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0132.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0133.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0134.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0135.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0136.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0137.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0138.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0139.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0140.jpg
Como Conservatory Wedding_0141.jpg

Vendors:

ceremony: Hope Community Church | reception: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | HMU (bride): Plush Beauty Lounge | gown: Mori Lee | floral: Florals by Claire | dj: Minnesota Wedding Party | invites: Laura Karsjens