I needed to post this and life lately has been getting tax things together (lame!!) so I opted to have an awesome wedding instead of showing boring tax work!!!
I was so excited when Julie approached me to shoot a NYE wedding!! My hubby and I generally ring in the New Year watching a triology in sweatpants with pizza (nothing wrong with that!!), SO this was an exciting detour from the ordinary and I was not disappointed!
Because their wedding was later in the evening by the time we began shooting it was dark and cold so we high tailed to the Fisher Theatre and it was AMAZING!
Often I have to give couples fun prompts to help put them at ease in front of the camera but these two were as easy going as ever!! Both just eager to be together!! It is very obvious in their portraits and made it difficult for me to figure out *which* images I was going to edit!
Julie’s dress was so elegant and perfect for their evening and even better- it was super soft and comfortable!!!!!! Jesse works with Ford Racing and wasn’t phased for a second by our ‘paparazzi’ team of photographers!!! Most of the time his eyes were glued to his ravishing soon to be wife! 🙂 Their ceremony and reception were both at the beautiful historic St Regis in Downtown Detroit! It was beautiful, intimate and classy! Julie really wanted an intimate candlelit ceremony. She found this runner on Pintrest and a great friend helped her make it a reality! The ceremony was beautiful perfection! Hotel St Regis did a superb job with making their evening flawless! With so many details that accented NYE perfectly! We took a short break between their ceremony and reception to nab some family portraits while guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the hotel lounge. We then went back to the ballroom where the ceremony was held which the hotel staff had transformed into this beautiful reception! Jesse’s family has a tradition, each grandchild gets to use his Grandfather’s Samurai sword to cut their cake (how awesome is that?!) Jesse, of course, wanted to carry on the tradition, and what better way to make a statement while cutting the cake!! It was awesome 🙂 😉 After an evening filled with yummy roaming dinner stations we began the dancing and party portion of the evening. It was nothing short of amazing! Mike Staff Productions did a fantastic job keeping the dance floor alive and well into the wee hours of the morning. At midnight we had a balloon drop and celebration. And then the party continued! Thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day!!!! It was a spectacular event and definitely will leave me double thinking my trilogy watching plans for this NYE! 😉