Although the day started off dreary, you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the feelings of joy and excitement that filled the alluring St. Mary Catholic Church at Dave and Laura’s downtown Royal Oak wedding. The grandiose ceilings, stunning stained glass and phenomenal architecture added a little drama to the otherwise traditional beauty of the couple’s ceremony not to mention making their amazing wedding photos all the more fabulous.
After Dave and Laura said their “I do’s,” we were off to Cranbrook House & Gardens for some gorgeous bride and groom pictures. Laura’s hand- tied shoes were super fun to photograph (especially since she added the ribbons herself) and her stunning gown from The Dress Shop made for absolutely amazing wedding dress photos. However lovely her bridal attire was, nothing could compare to the beauty of the love that radiated from this couple. Whether we were taking candid couple pics or intimate bride and groom photos, these two just made our hearts melt.
Following our romantic bride and groom photo session at Cranbrook, we headed to the always hospitable Heathers Club in Bloomfield Hills for Dave and Laura’s reception. While the couple and their bridal party mingled with guests during cocktail hour, we had their beautifully designed room all to ourselves to capture great wedding detail photos. The space was the essence of refinement and sophistication with the lovely linens from Affairs to Remember which complimented the charming Garnet Eve Designs centerpieces to a tee. Even their Holiday Market cake was perfectly matched to the decor giving their reception a cohesive style from A to Z.
With the conclusion of hors d’ oeuvres hour, the guests were finally able to enter the room and, just as we did, the oohs and aahs could be heard from everyone. After a delicious meal, it was time for Dave and Laura to officially start the party by breaking in the dance floor. It was such a joy to be able to take their first dance pictures as husband and wife. They couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other the entire time and the entire room could feel the love radiating off of them.
Dave and Laura, thank you so very much for choosing us to capture the beauty and love of your wedding day. It was an honor to be your Michigan wedding photographers!