Ceremony: Holy Family Church East Tawas, MI
Reception: Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres, MI
Flowers: Celebrations With Love East Tawas, MI
I met Katie and her then fiance, Nic over the summer. I went down to Battle Creek, MI to do their engagement session. Now that I’m a Wedding Photographer in Bucks County PA I flew back to Michigan in December to shoot their wedding. This couple is one of the sweetest couples I’ve met. They made sure I was taken care of and they even invited me to dinner at the casino after their engagement session!
They held a rehearsal the night before where Nic and his coworkers and friends prepared the food. Oh, I forgot to mention, Nic is a chef. His food is AMAZING.
I started off at Katie’s mom’s house where all the ladies where getting ready.
I LOVED the detailing on her dress.
Katie’s mom did the flowers, aren’t they gorgeous?!
(I took the engagement photo to the right, still one of my favorites).
Seriously, Lois is talented. I loved the bouquet and all the flowers. I also love their rings!!
Of course Katie & Nic’s wedding photos wouldn’t be complete without some shots of Bailey, their dog. She’s such a cutie. I got lucky with this shot. There was actually a counter of food behind me, that’s the only reason she posed for me ;).
I wanted to do a different take on the “shoe” shot, I took a shot of one of Katie’s nieces/flower girl’s instead.
LOVE this dress shot!
With her Matron of Honor, Jen (sisters)!
So gorgeous, Katie!
Nic wrote a card to Katie and gave her roses (awwww). She had Jen read it because she knew she was going to cry if she read it to herself.
He was already tired out before the party got started.
Nic’s side of the bridal party!
Both of these families are awesome.
After the ceremony, we headed back to the “beach house” and got some photos. By the way, a beach house in this area of Michigan is one on Tawas Bay or Lake Huron.
You two are so cute!
Seriously? They were a fun bunch.
Katie, Nic, and the whole bridal party were troopers, it was below 20 degrees outside!!
They brought Bailey out for a few photos!
We headed down to the reception. This place may look familiar, and you be right! I shot a wedding here back in October, I love the colors Katie went with!
They had a two layered cake, cupcakes, and a chocolate candy bar!
I was outside the bathroom and noticed the pushpins were set up like this, I couldn’t resist.
This shot is actually reenacting a shot that both couples did at their friend’s own wedding.
I love outside light in the winter, it was cold but so worth it!
These kids were ready to get on the dance floor as soon as they got to the reception!
These two had such a sweet first dance.
As you know, the father-daughter dance is my favorite. I love getting Dad’s expression dancing with his girl :).
After the father/daughter & mother/son dance, the party got started.
Wedding receptions are serious business.
What reception is complete without a conga line?!
I loved this reception, everyone was so fun and happy!
Lois with her girls!
They also had an awesome DJ. He got out on the dance floor and lead dances!
The bridesmaids serenaded Katie with “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. It was epic.
I liked this little touch to their day, they went out during the reception and released paper latterns into the sky.
Thank you so much to Katie & Nic for having me at your Wedding. I wish you two nothing but the best!!