Maria + Russ

July 21, 2017

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale. -Unknown

If I had a wedding design soul mate, Maria would be it. Russ and Maria’s Meadow Brook Hall wedding was so perfectly done! There was a definite vision for how the wedding would look and it turned out beautifully. The bride, Maria, has been dreaming of having her wedding at Meadow Brook Hall since she was a little girl. I can see why too, with it’s Tudor Revival style architecture the hall looks like something directly out of a fairytale.

On the inside, the hall is decorated in a warm and rich color scheme that Maria complimented perfectly with here color palette of blushes, golds, rose golds and burgundy. It really made the room pop and to be honest, I love rich colors myself. It turns out, I wasn’t the only fan, some of my newer brides have been going crazy over it too!

Everything about Maria’s design choices seemed to just fit in the space so perfectly – right down to the cake! However, it was the flowers really stole my heart. I just loved the way they called attention in every photo.

As much as I loved the inside of the hall, I was super thankful that the rain held off just long enough that we could enjoy the grounds. There were so many location options to choose from I felt like we did a bit of a walking tour through the grounds as we did photos! Before we knew it, it was time to cut the cake and deliver the speeches.

If there was ever a fairytale wedding, Russ and Maria definitely had it at Meadow Brook Hall. A big thanks to many great vendors, along with family and friends,  who make their day rock!

Ceremony + Venue:  Meadow Brook Hall
Second Camera: Dustin Stockel
Wedding Coordinator: Karen Kwan
Dress Design:  Bellissima Bridal
Floral Design and Decor: Viviano Flower Shop
Hair and Makeup: Arid | Blow Dry and Beauty Bar
Cake:  The Home Bakery
Music:  Rondo String Quarte

A bride getting ready at her Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Detail photos of shoes, ring and brides dress at Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Ceremony photos of bride and groom at Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Meadow Brook Hall Wedding ceremony photos of bride, groom and bridal party Photo of bride and groom walking outside of Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Bridal party photos on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall during a Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Details at Meadowbrook Hall with lovely room decor Family members of the bride and groom giving toasts and speeches during a Meadow Brook Hall Wedding Reception Husband and wife having their first dance

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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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