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Derek & Alyssa | Glen Oaks Wedding | Farmington Hills, Michigan
Derek and Alyssa’s day was one that we won’t likely forget. It was full of beauty and people that love them and all of the good things that we celebrate at weddings. I will never forget how Alyssa’s flower girl looked when she first saw Alyssa in her dress. Of course, Alyssa took all of our breath away.
We had quite a humid day and the clouds came and went all day long. We weren’t sure if the ceremony would take place outside or inside, but the rain held off for us until a few minutes and the two were married outdoors. We even were able to get most of the family photos done before the lighting came. And we bolted for cover, but man, the rain didn’t stop the celebration.
Some of my favorite things about their day: Alyssa wore her matron of honor’s veil (Taylor, you are awesome, girl). The details had some serious sparkle + Viviano’s did a stellar job bringing Alyssa’s vision to life. And even though we all wished Stella could have attended (if you don’t know Stella, you can get to know her from their engagement session here), she was represented in much of the decor. But my favorite moment was during Alyssa and Derek’s first dance. He couldn’t keep his eyes off of his new bride, and the final image is stunning.
Congratulations, Derek & Alyssa!
Second Camera: Maria Loomis
Ceremony + Venue: Glen Oaks Country Club
Invitation Suite: Designed with Amore – Elisa
Alyssa’s Dress: Becker’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Derek’s Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Florals + Linens: Viviano Flower Shop
Officiant: Jack Stickler
Music: Pro DJ Services
Cake Design: Elite Sweets
Candy Table: Candy Oh La La
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