While most brides may disagree, folklore in many cultures says that it’s actually good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. In the case of Matt and Beth’s Rochester, Michigan wedding they got the very best of both worlds. While the late August day started with showers outside the only thing showering inside for this wonderful couple was love. Friends and family gathered at the beautiful St. Andrew Catholic Church to celebrate the couple’s nuptials. The soaring ceilings and intricate stained glass windows added a kind of drama to the heartfelt ceremony which allowed for gorgeous traditional wedding photos with a twist.
Shortly before the ceremony concluded the rain subsided and it seemed as if the sun came out just for Matt and Beth. Immediately following, we made the short trip to the always stunning, Royal Park Hotel where their reception was being held. Just to be on the safe side, we decided to take full advantage of their luck and head outside for some cute outdoor bride and groom photos.
While their guests were enjoying delicious hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments at cocktail hour, we were able to use the hotel’s elegant style and sleek design in our favor. Combined with the love and admiration that radiated from these two, it was no problem capturing the special moments between them. From intimate bride and groom photos to showing off the exquisite lace details of Beth’s Modern Trousseau gown, they definitely made documenting the romance and beauty of their day effortless.
As Matt and Beth mingled with their guests before the celebration proceeded to get fully underway, we were able to sneak in and get some amazing reception detail photos. The soft aroma of the fresh blooms in their Blossoms centerpieces hung gently in the air and their Holiday Market cake was so beautiful it seemed a shame to cut it. (Although we are glad they did as it was delicious!)
Their first dance was just as magical as the entirety of the day proceeding it as Matt and Beth were expertly illuminated by the lighting and draping talents of Colonial Events. This elegant touch gave an exquisite glow that could only be rivaled by that of the bride and groom which made their candid first dance pictures even better.
It was an absolute joy being able to capture so many great wedding photographs for this wonderful couple. We could not thank them enough for allowing us to document their special day. Congratulations Matt and Beth, may your marriage be even more wonderful than the stunning day you planned to celebrate it!