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When planning your wedding, most never realize just how much goes into a great wedding day timeline. The timeline can become quite overwhelming actually to most, especially those that are unfamiliar, but don’t worry, I got you! I have been in the bridal industry most my adult life and photographed 100’s of weddings, timelines are […]

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This wedding was one from the books! From All guests staying at the Falling Waters Lodge and truly having a weekend experience to the beautiful wedding day at Aurora Cellars. Being a destination wedding myself and my team stayed along side her guests, and got to enjoy in getting to know so many wonderful people […]

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Wedding Invitation Timeline Tips Congratulations on your engagement! Going through this process myself I thought I’d share with other brides these simple tips, hope it helps! From announcements/save the dates, wedding invites, to the thank you cards. Save The Date Cards When To Send Save the date cards give your potential guests the information they […]

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Being a wedding photographer I come across many wedding floral arrangements, and the wedding bouquet is always one of my favorites to see. Below I have shared some of my favorites over the years and also linked the artist behind them. Advise about floral: Have fun! It is ok to have colorful floral, its actually […]

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The Inn at St. Johns is one of the most classic and beautiful wedding venues, allowing for everything in one place. There are not very many places that allow for a catholic ceremony and also have a reception hall connected, let alone a hotel. I always encourage my clients to have everything in one spot […]

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more from this above wedding here! Zingerman’s Cornman Farms Greencrest Manor Brengman Brothers Castle Farms Planterra Conservatory Detroit Institute of Arts Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Loft 310 Aurora Cellars Shinola Hotel Willowbrook Mill McGregor Memorial The Cheney Place Colony Club Meadow Brook Hall Ciccone Vineyard The War Memorial The Madison Shanahan’s Barn The Homestead Black […]

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This beautiful Planterra conservatory Wedding was one for the books! Winter weddings can be so dreamy as a whole, but add an amazing greenhouse and you cannot go wrong. I absolutely loved how Sarah and Pat’s day turned out! They had a beautiful candle lit ceremony and it even snowed a couple days before, giving […]

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Photographing in Chicago is something that was a newer venture for me in the last couple years, but I love it! Chicago is a beautiful city with lots of fun and beautiful cityscapes. I have traveled a lot over the last few years, and Chicago is one of my favorites. I was able to go […]

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PhotographerSHANELL PHOTOGRAPHY|Florals & planningBLOOM FLORAL DESIGN|DressCLAIRE PETTIBONE|Hair & make-upM.O. HAIR AND BEAUTY|StationeryCIARRA CLAIRE|StationeryCOTTAGE FOUR CO.|ShoesBELLA BELLE SHOES|SuitCAPTAINS QUARTERS|JewellerSUSIE SALTZMAN|RentalsSERRADELLA VINTAGE|CakeBELLA DOLCE|ModelALANA FULTZ|ModelMITCHELL KOEJE As seen on Magnolia Rouge

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Venue and cake: Orchard Lake Country Club Coordinator: Red Coat Ladies Food Truck: Petey’s Donuts Florist: Breath of Spring Invitation suite/table numbers/signage/seating chart: Jade Social Vow books: Ciarra Claire Hair: Ashley Macpherson Make-Up: Kristin Daubenmeyer Brides Maids: Bill Levkoff Band: Skyline and the Backstreet Horns Linen/Chair Rentals: Luxe Linen Dress: Bella Alterations

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My advice to future brides would be to relax! Hire a top reviewed photographer and planner to take charge on your big day and the days leading up. 

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