Jeseth & Ibrahim

The idea of making your wedding totally your own, totally "you" as a couple, is my favorite thing that's growing in the wedding world right now.  I have a special place in my heart for traditions, but I think it's good to participate in traditions that mean something to you.  

Jeseth and Ibrahim had a beautiful outdoor wedding in June that was completely them, tied together with traditions and family. They had guests meet up at their home in Ann Arbor so they could all travel in the coolest bus to Nichols Arboretum, to venture down one of the loveliest river walks, and up a path to a an open field on the edge of the woods where they would all gather.  Their reception followed at Polarity (a pole dancing studio that may just be the perfect set up ever for getting people on the dance floor) with the most incredible cuban food from Frita Batidos that I still dream of.  

It was a perfect celebration that meant so much to the two of them and their relationships with everyone there. I'm all about that.  

Alex & Derrick

Alex and Derrick had a beautiful garden wedding at Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, Mi.  It was the epitome of a midwest spring day, and to celebrate it with two of the happiest, most genuine people.  Their day was all about friends and family and tradition (and amazing food), and basically everything your wedding is supposed to be about.  It was the kind of day I wanted to relive all over again before it was even done.  

And oh my word, it's so hard not to include a million shots of the Macedonian bread dance they did at their reception.  It's the second time we've been able to witness one of these, and it's one of the funnest traditions!  I'm pretty much all in on anything the gets everyone dancing (that is not the cupid shuffle).  

So here's to Alex & Derrick and the amazing people they are. 

And all the gratitude for getting to work with these amazing vendors: 

Venue: Greencrest Manor - Battle Creek, Mi

Dress: Adrianna Papell for BHLDN

Shoes: Jack Rogers & Rifle Paper Co for Keds

Adorable Cake: Continental Pastries & Deli


Catering: Q It Up BBQ