Keri + Sam: Ovation Wedding

June 6, 2013 |  by  |  Weddings  |  Share

Keri & Sam are such a warm, friendly couple.  They wanted to do an engagement session on the western coast of Michigan, so we spent a whole day with them and really got to know them in advance of their wedding. When I look back at this wedding, I remember all the tender moments between Keri & Sam and their family.  I also have to hand it to these two for picking some absolutely stellar locations.  Both Keri & Sam are very design-minded, and chose each location that would be photographed with care.  We started the day at the Westin Book-Cadillac and made stops at CCS, The DIA, and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House before ending up dockside at Jefferson Beach Marina for their ceremony.  And that was just the first half of the day!  You may want to get a coffee and settle in, because this post is a long one!

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Sweet, emotional images like these are the reason I love when our clients see each other before the ceremony.  :)

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I don’t normally blog many formals, but when the background is this lovely, I just had to share.  I love the way the red flowers play off the deep green ivy surrounding the windows.

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An impromptu tea ceremony ended up happening on the dock right after the ceremony.  It was just immediate family, and I remember it being SUPER windy, and there weren’t many places to set teacups, but it was a really poignant moment as Sam’s loved ones welcomed Keri to the family.

From there everyone jumped aboard the Ovation for an evening cruise downtown.  Keri & Sam had their first dance just as the yacht reached the Ambassador Bridge.

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Keri & Sam – thank you SO much for letting us be part of your day.  This wedding was a joy to photograph and we loved working with you both.