Alex and Lauren’s The Eastern Detroit Wedding

April 4, 2024

The Eastern Detroit Wedding

Alex and Lauren were all about making sure their big day was one for the books, something that would keep their loved ones talking for ages to come. So, they decided to tie the knot at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in the New Center area, and then celebrate at the fabulous venue, The Eastern, in the evening. As a wedding photographer based right here in Detroit, capturing those moments is what I live for, and Alex and Lauren’s wedding? I am still buzzing with excitement. I could go on and on about it!

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

Meeting Alex and Lauren was so much fun. Their energy was just electric from the get-go. And don’t even get me started on their engagement session – it was an absolute blast! Seriously, I was counting down the days ’til their wedding day all winter long. If you haven’t checked out their engagement session yet, you totally should here!

The First Look

The day started a the Atheneum Hotel in Greektown. Lauren and her bridesmaids got ready in the morning. It was a relaxed day and they enjoyed lunch, hanging out, and getting hair and makeup done. Catching mom getting Lauren dressed and then dad seeing her for the first time was one of the moments I was looking forward to. and it tugged on the heart strings. Alex and Lauren saw each other for the first time in the stunning lobby of the Atheneum. Emotions ran high and yes, there were tears setting the tone for the rest of the day.

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

Portraits in the City

We then headed to the Detroit Institute of Arts for some stunning portraits, capturing the beauty of the city and the love between Alex and Lauren against the backdrop of the iconic architecture.

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

The Ceremony

Next up was their beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a truly awe-inspiring location that provided the perfect setting for them to exchange vows and start their journey as husband and wife.

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

The Eastern Detroit

The spot Alex and Lauren picked for their celebration was just perfect. Elegant flowers mixed with that cool urban vibe – it was Detroit at its absolute finest. And let me tell you, it totally set the mood for one epic party!

The Party!

One of the highlights of the day was the incredible dance floor, which was buzzing with energy all night long. From slow dances to lively tunes, Alex and Lauren’s guests energized the dance floor, extending the enchantment of the evening.

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

But it wasn’t just the dancing that made this wedding stand out. Alex and Lauren infused their personalities into every aspect of their day, from the handcrafted cigar bar to the delicious late-night snacks provided by Supino Pizzeria. And let’s not forget about their adorable dogs, who made a special appearance for a few portraits at the church. 

As for my favorite part of the day? I couldn’t pick, but I know I won’t forget Alex and Lauren surrounding themselves on the dance floor by their loved ones. It was the perfect celebration.

The Amazing Vendor Team

I also want to give a shoutout to the incredible vendors who helped bring Alex and Lauren’s vision to life. From the talented team at Great Lakes Event Planning to the amazing musicians from The Social Bandits, each vendor played a crucial role in making this day unforgettable.

Coordinator: Great Lakes Event Planning
Ceremony: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Dress: Ivory Loft
Reception: The Eastern Detroit
Music: The Social Bandits
Florals/signs/decor: Petit Fleur Events
Caterer: Two Unique Catering
Cigar roller: CF Cigar Rollers
Tables/chairs/tent/lighting: Great Lakes Tent Co.
Late-night snack: Supino Pizzeria

Alex and Lauren’s wedding was a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. I’m grateful to have been part of their day and look forward to seeing where life takes them next!

The Eastern Detroit Wedding | Michele Maloney Photography

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Behind The Lens

About Michele

Mom, Wife, Photographer, Volunteer, Joy Seeker, Faith Driven, Compassionate, Artistic, Creative and Grateful.

Michele is an expert in the industry with over a decade of experience. Spending most of her time raising her kids, volunteering at church, entertaining friends, taking care of her family. As a Southeast Michigan wedding photographer the client experience is her biggest priority. Ultimately wanting to be a part of your day, not only your photographer but a trusted friend. 



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