I am in love with everything about this wedding – and in awe of the stunning amount of effort it took to create! Alexandra and Jordan spent painstaking hours hand crafting these details. As one stunned guest remarked, it made the wedding not homemade, but “hand made”.
The bride spent the evening before her wedding with her closest girl friends at the fabulous Muy Grande Ranch Resort where there was ample space to get ready! Downstairs there was even a small salon for Alexandra’s makeup artist to work!
And the guys at Muy are so fabulous, they put a nail in their own ceiling walls so that I could hang the dress in this perfect alcove!
Our bride wanted to wait for the main event before her groom saw her that day, but she was definitely looking forward to some time to connect with him. The only problem was that the guys were ready to leave for the ceremony venue before she was even dressed! Since we had time limits to work within, I told Alexandra to meet Jordan for a quick connect anyway. The resulting images are poignant moments of faith and love.
A rustic, spiral staircase led us up to the main floor where Alex had just a moment to take this sweet portrait with her maid of honor and very best friend, Emily.
The ceremony and reception were hosted at the same private location. Jordan’s whole family worked together to create the landscape for the details our bride spent such care on! The grounds were perfectly manicured.
After the ceremony, we traveled to a few preselected, secluded areas for our romance session. Including…. Lake Huron! Yay!
They wanted to run away together. I thought that it was an excellent idea! (LOVE the bare feet on our bride!)
The barn was a fun site for the intimate formals with just the best man and maid of honor.
And Rachel, my awesome second shooter and backup photographer for the day, saw some incredible romance potential in the cement walls of the barn’s lower level. Aren’t they just super-model lovely?!
Only something as amazing as Lake Huron could top that!
Thanks again to Rachel, with her gift for creative posing. The image above and the image below were both set up and directed by her (as were so many others). I stand in awe of her talented imagination and love having her with me!
We returned to our ceremony venue for the reception; where all the pretty details Jordan and Alexandra had been dreaming of, were finally in perfect place. The delightful assortment of cakes was created by Bert’s Bakery in Kalamazoo, MI and carefully transported!
What a lovely venue – all the more special because it is family owned land. Thank you so much, Jordan and Alexandra for trusting me to photograph this magical, intimate wedding!