Art 634 Wedding | Brandy & Paul

Art 634 Wedding | Brandy & Paul

My fall was filled with beautiful weddings at a variety of places, including Brandy and Paul’s wedding at Art 634 in Jackson, Michigan. When Brandy first reached out to me on Facebook, I knew instantly that they were the perfect couple for me to work with. Brandy and Paul have been together since high school and have two little ones. You may remember their gorgeous engagement session at the Dahlem Nature Center.

Brandy and Paul are very special people who clearly love each other deeply. We had originally planned a first look early in the day, but our plans were thwarted when we had a bit of a zipper malfunction with Brandy’s beautiful gown. Needless to say, Brandy’s entire family went into action and all was mended in time for the evening’s ceremony. You wouldn’t know this happened AT ALL from the images we were able to create (see below). With no first look, Brandy walked down the aisle to a weeping Paul (the sweetest reaction I got from a groom all year) and they said their vows in the beautiful courtyard surrounded by friends and family.

When Brandy and I first spoke, she told me that her and Paul were “awkward.” I told them, “Great, that’s what I like to hear!” I love working with people who think they look awkward together and am able to put them at ease (this is why an engagement session is so important to my process). Look at the bridals…Brandy and Paul are NOT awkward…they are STUNNING. Their engagement session gave them the confidence they needed to know that on their wedding day, they were going to rock it. They trusted me and they did rock the socks off their images. Every time I look at them, I still get butterflies.

I love a unique venue! Art 634 is an art co-op space with an event space attached to it. Let me tell you, I loved this space. It was perfect for the types of images and tones I love to create. The brick, the lights, the vines, I literally can’t wait to go back someday. Everything you need is right there and it’s one of those venues were you can bring in your own food. If you’re reading this and having your wedding there, let’s talk because I love this space!!

 

From the bride: “Our wedding day has came and gone, but I can’t stop looking at our sneak peaks. They are unbelievable. Madalyn handled our crazy day with such patience and kindness even with a dress malfunction throwing everything we had planned out the window. But honestly what’s really planned in our life so it fit our family perfectly. I can’t wait to see more gorgeous pictures. They are just heart wrenchingly beautiful. Thank you so much Madalyn‚̧”

 

 

Vendors:

venue: Art 634 in Jackson, Michigan

floral: Angel’s

HMU: Penta Artistry

gown: House of DeVaughn

bridesmaids: Pierre’s Bridal

 

 

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Becky & Sam – The Baronette Wedding

Becky & Sam – The Baronette Wedding

I kicked off my 2018 wedding season on March 10, 2018 with the wedding of Becky and Sam. This wedding was so lovely in many ways and I’m so excited that Becky asked me to be a part of their day. Becky and I went to middle and high school together, and not only was it was so nice to reconnect with her, but it’s also a huge honor to be asked to shoot an old classmate’s wedding…especially when they cancel their first photographer to hire you.

I already knew that these two are just adorable on camera (see their Downtown Detroit engagement session here) and that they really bring out something special in each other when they’re together. Becky was one of the most laid back brides I’ve ever encountered, and her dress was to. die. for. I’m hugely jealous of it actually…those sleeves. I’m also a huge fan of her peony bouquet.

According to Sam, this was the first time he’s ever worn a suit. And true to form, he changed into basketball shorts after all the big reception events were behind us. If there was ever a moment to be comfortable, it probably should be your wedding day. Though I’m sure most ladies who wear spanx feel very little sympathy for men in suits.

The Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi is wonderfully modern and was perfect for getting ready photos. We used their courtyards for photos — even though it was quite cold and we didn’t see much sun, I think the portraits turned out wonderfully. It just goes to show you don’t need much to make it work.

I think my favorite part of this wedding (other than working with a bomb bride and groom) was Becky’s dad surprising her with “Mr. Flamingo.” If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see photos of him in a Flamingo suit. He danced to “I’m Too Sexy” and honestly I think it was the highlight of any wedding I’ve ever been to thus far. Any time parents let it all hang out is a good time in my book.

I wish Becky and Sam all the happiness in the world! I loved being a part of their day!

 

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