Garret + Sarah | Waldenwoods Winter Wedding

May 12, 2020


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Out of the bosom of the Air,
      Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
      Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
            Silent, and soft, and slow
            Descends the snow.
Even as our cloudy fancies take
      Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
      In the white countenance confession,
            The troubled sky reveals
            The grief it feels.
This is the poem of the air,
      Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
      Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
            Now whispered and revealed
            To wood and field.



Oh, Michigan. Some of you will read this and be taken with me to winter and while Sarah and Garret’s wedding wasn’t full of snow, it was just as beautiful as a poem. We are blessed with the most wonderful 4 seasons here in this state, and even though I crave the sunshine throughout the winter, I am always so grateful for the beauty and peace that winter brings.  Sarah and Garret’s winter wedding embodied all of the delights of winter.  They spent their time making sure that everyone in attendance felt cozy and loved and warm, and they chose rich colors that felt like a giant hug.  I loved those few minutes before the ceremony that Sarah had with her parents and Garret’s look at he walked her walk down that long aisle.  We made traditional portraits at the church and just a few of the wedding party before the reception at Waldenwoods.  Their creative photos were a little different though. Since Garret wanted to see her first coming down the aisle and the sun was setting as they left the ceremony, we decided that we would meet the following week, get those killer wedding clothes on, and spend all of the time we wanted in front of the camera.  If you know me, I was not going to complain about that.

Congratulations, Garret and Sarah!


Engagement Session:  Mathie Botanical Gardens (take a peek here)
Second Camera: Jeanine Krupp
Venue: Waldenwoods
Sarah’s Dress: Beckers Bridal 
Invitations: Jen’s Invites made by Jennifer Atamian
Florals: Brumley and Bloom
Garret’s Tux: Bachrach
Cake: Zingermans
Music: Mike Staff

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