Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

September 7, 2009 |  by  |  Weddings  |  Share

breedlove01 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

I’m sooooo far behind on blogging!  We’ve just been slammed.  August was a very busy month for us, with three weddings.  But I’m getting back on track.  And I am SO excited to finally share these images from Heather & Chris’ stunning and sophisticated Detroit wedding.   You may remember this couple from their earlier e-session, with their adorable golden retriever.   They picked some fantastic locations for their July wedding.  The ceremony was held at the historic Old St. Mary’s Church in Greektown.  What a breathtaking place!  I’ve passed by that church so many times and was stunned when I walked through the door.

The bridal party got ready at Greektown Casino, just across the street.  And this has no bearing whatsoever on anything, but I LOVE the wallpaper in the bathroom in the hotel lobby.  It’s like a metallic weave and it looks like it’s a quarter-inch thick.  It’s so awesome.

Of course the bathroom isn’t the only thing fabulous about the lobby….there’s also this:

breedlove02 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

I took a photo similar to the one on the right during Cara’s bridal session, but I had to do it again because 1.) I LOVE that purple couch, and 2.) I LOVE the Chihuly chandelier.   (Do a google image search for “Chihuly chandelier” to see more awesomeness.)

Okay, where was I?  I feel like I’m channeling my good friend Sarah Brown who writes the most awesome stream-of-consciousness style posts, because I’m very tangent happy today.   Anyway.  The guys.  Yes.  Let’s talk about them.

breedlove03 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

The guys and Andy walked down to the Riverfront for some photos while the girls were getting ready.  I love this image of Chris with the iconic Ren Cen behind him.  Meanwhile, Heather was being SO cute and spying out the window on arriving guests and trying to catch a glimpse of her husband-to-be.

breedlove04 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

breedlove05 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Here’s Chris, waiting for his bride to arrive.  Now I know the image on the left is probably one you get or don’t get. I saw Heather’s fingers about to open the door and I just loved that moment.

breedlove06 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

breedlove07 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

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Married!  :)

breedlove09 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography
breedlove10 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Here’s the bridal party at the Riverfront, and in front of the Casino, respectively.  :)  We also hit all the major Detroit landmarks, like Comerica Park and the Fox Theatre.  This is one of my all time favorite group shots:

breedlove12 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

We had to stand in the street to get that, which is a little scary on Woodward.  But it was totally worth it and we didn’t even get run over.  :)

breedlove11 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Chris & Heather’s reception was at the Colony Club – which we love, and it’s near a lot of great eyecandy, including this fire station.  Just so you know, if you are wearing a white dress, people will let you pose just about anywhere.  :)

And, this is seriously just an alley, with a lovely bit of ivy.  I love Detroit because you can find places like this across the street from a nondescript parking lot. Score.

breedlove14 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

breedlove15 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Okay, so shooting at the Colony Club was just a treat.  It’s an absolutely gorgeous venue.  It is an amazing place for a wedding reception.

breedlove13 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

I really had a hard time choosing my favorite first dance picture, so I’m posting two.  :)
breedlove16 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

breedlove17 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

breedlove18 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Okay, I know this is a lot of photos, but I just have one more left, and it’s easily one of my all time faves.  Here’s Heather being awesome.  :)

breedlove19 Heather & Chris at The Colony Club, Detroit | Michigan Wedding Photography

Heather & Chris – we had such a great time at your wedding.  It was elegant and sophisticated and a joy to photograph.  Please give Griffey a kiss from me!

Help this couple win a free 8×12 or 11×14 print!  30 comments = 8×12, 50=11×14.  See the fine print here.  Everyone who comments is automatically entered in a drawing for a $10 gift card.  (Speaking of which, I think we need to announce some winners from our other weddings soon, so stay tuned!)