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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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. :)
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.
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.
I really had a hard time choosing my favorite first dance picture, so I’m posting two. :)
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. :)
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!
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