In late August, we had the pleasure of photographing Shanda and Dan’s big day! They had their wedding at the magical, beautiful, and historic Detroit Opera House. Detroit Opera House wedding photography is quite grand. In the lobby of the Opera House, there are opulent chandeliers and grand staircases. These two are a pretty laid back couple though, so we managed to hit a lot of the major Detroit landmarks for photos as well, all before their rooftop wedding! That’s right… their wedding was on the Detroit Opera House ROOFTOP! Simply put, it was amazing.
Shanda was a stunning bride in her beaded, fitted dress and pearl jewelry, and her groom looked quite dapper in his tuxedo! After they finished getting ready at the Opera House, it was time for pictures. We got a few striking portraits in the lobby of the Opera House, then we piled in the party bus to take photos at some iconic Detroit locations.
It’s time for the ceremony! It was such a beautiful, mild, sunny day, and it was perfect for an outdoor ceremony. With the Renaissance Center and the Detroit skyline behind them, Shanda and Dan tied the knot!
The rooftop was transformed into a stunning wedding reception venue. As the sun started to set, the string lights came on, and the space became a twinkling oasis in the middle of Downtown Detroit. What an amazing spot for a wedding! This wedding party danced the night away and we feel so lucky to have been a part of this day!
Congratulations Shanda and Dan! We wish you all the happiness in the world!
A huge thank you to the vendors we worked with on this special day!
Venue: Detroit Opera House Sky Deck
Bridal Dress and Shoes: David’s Bridal
Florist: Noreen Kershaw
DJ, Lighting, and Photobooth: DJ Loki of Rockstar Weddings
Wedding Cake: Sharon Bienkowski
Hair and Makeup: Detroit Glam
Caterer: Tavolina Catering