Jordan & Claudia's Petoskey Wedding // Perry Hotel

One year ago I met Claudia and Jordan for their first client meeting at one of the most memorable and epic meeting locations to date. Main stage at Blissfest! The fact that we were all going to be at Bliss on the same day and they were willing to meet there to chat about their wedding communicated 2 things to me. That they are kindred spirits and that their wedding was going to be a blast. 

As Debbie, Jake, and I pack our bags for Blissfest 2018 I couldn't think of a more fitting evening to go live with their wedding blog post. Cheers and we'll see you there! 

Venue: Stafford's Perry Hotel // Florals: Monarch Garden & Floral Design // Hair and makeup: Vogue Salon // Ceremony: Petoskey Bayfront Park // Chuppah: Rustic Breeze Creations // Band: Mainstreet Soul // Cake: Bella e Dolce // Dress: Sottero & Midgley // Brides shoes: Vince Camuto and Converse Chuck Taylor All Star // Suit: Freemans Sporting Club (NYC) // Grooms shoes: Calzados Correa // Transportation: Northern Michigan Trolley 

Petoskey Bayfront Park and the Perry Hotel couldn't have been a more fitting place for these two to invite their friends and family to celebrate their wedding in a party of epic proportions.  

Kathryn & Ken's Detroit Wedding Day // Garden Theater

Kenny and I have been friends since we were 3 feet tall. 20 years ago you would have been able to find us at Dearborn Homecoming festival with the rest of the neighborhood crew yelling random names into the crowd to see who would turn their heads. "Steve! Barb!"  Years later my parents moved the family up north and visits with the Barbours were few and far between, but distance and time has no affect on friendships like this. 

Kenny. Brother. Seeing you find your dream girl and making her a Barbour brings me nothing but pride and joy. Cheers to you and get your butts up north this summer for some cold ones on the lake! 

Traveling down to Detroit for weddings is always a pleasure.  A change of scenery for my camera and my soul is always welcome. Trading tall trees for tall buildings and inland lakes for the Detroit river. Kenny and Kathryn couldn't have had a more fitting for their epic party then the Garden Theater in Detroit. This place is pretty special and so are they. 

Venue: the Garden Theater // Hair- Linda Sabbagh & Ruba Ayoub // Make-up: Shuston Vincent // Flowers and Planning: Katherine M. Herb // Dress: Olvi's The Lace Collection // Shoes: Kelly & Katie // Groom Attire: The Black Tux // DJ: JD Entertainment // Cake: Iversen's Bakery (Dearborn, MI)