Weddings

Michael + Kristin

January 16, 2023

When Kristin reached out last year to discuss her plans for a winter wedding at Pine Knob Mansion, I immediately pictured jewel-toned colors, twinkling lights, and a full dusting of snow. At least, that was my hope.  My husband and I were married in January, and I prayed—begged—for snow. And much to my dismay, I didn’t get it for my wedding day. So, in full disclosure,  I live vicariously through any of my winter brides who are granted white powder on their wedding day.

Kristin was that bride, and the Michigan snow didn’t disappoint! Friends, I will always advocate for a winter wedding—mostly because January is the perfect time for a tropical honeymoon. Anniversaries are a great occasion to steal a few tropical rays in the winter.

While the snow was absolutely gorgeous, it wasn’t the best part. The two were married at St. Hugo of the Hills, and the sheer magnitude of love for Michael and Kristin was evident. I witnessed it in every laugh, gesture, and embrace from their families and friends.

During the reception, we snuck outside for a few outdoor portraits. We quickly hopped in and out of the back door since it was chilly. It worked out perfectly as guests began to trickle into the most stunning space. Seriously, it’s beyond lovely.

The toasts at the reception were beautiful dedications to the bride and groom. Michael even read a poem to his new bride.  After dinner, the evening progressed into a room of dancing and a room that allowed folks to catch up and defend their euchre champion status. It was simply the perfect way to celebrate.  Words can only go so far to describe it, you just need to scroll down and take a look.

Congratulations, Michael and Kristin!

Second Photographer: Maria Loomis
Engagement Session: Detroit
Wedding Planner: Angela Butorac
Stationary: Zazzle
Dress Designer:  Millanova
Dress Store:  Joy Abendmode
Hair & Makeup:  Lena Shkreli & Company
Florist:  Viviano Flower Shop
Bridesmaids Dresses Store:  Revelry
Cannoli: Vito’s Bakery
Chocolate-covered strawberries: Nino Salvaggio
Linens and Beyond and Luxe Linens
Allstar Chauffeured Services and Dream Limousines, Inc
Videographer:  Mike Staff
Cake Maker: Pink Elephant Cupcakes
DJ/Band:  Mike Staff
Honeymoon: Rome and Florence

Detailed shot of bridal shoes, wedding invite, bouquet, rings, and jewelry by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Closeup of wedding bouquet with bride's shoes in the background by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Faraway black and white picture of bride's wedding dress hanging from a window by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride standing in the center as her friends and family adjust her wedding dress by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bridesmaid helps button up bride's dress, flower girl is sitting on another bridesmaid's lap near the bride by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Detailed shot of groom's shoes, watch, cuff links, bowtie; groomsmen are sitting on couch with little girl by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of Groom's family member adjusting his bowtie by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Closeup of groom's hands adjusting his cuff links by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groomsmen are all getting ready and having a pre ceremony cheers by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of guests and groomsmen taking a selfie outside of the church by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Shot of the empty church before the ceremony; ceremony details; wedding programs; mother of the groom is adjusting boutonnière; groom's family smiles at the camera for a portrait by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Full shot of bride's wedding dress with the bride looking down and smiling, holding bouquet with mirror behind her by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom waits for bride down the aisle, bride comes down the aisle with father; bride and groom come together at ceremony; black and white photo of entire church filled with wedding guests during ceremony; bride and groom stare at each other and hold hands during the ceremony; bride and groom kneel at the church by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Faraway black and white shot of bride and groom kissing during the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom smile while holding hands after the kiss, ready to exit the church by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom family formal photos at the church by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom smile at the camera in an empty church by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Outside view of the Pine Knob Mansion with snow on the roof by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bridal party formals outside in the snow by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom smile for camera outside the Pine Knob Mansion; groom hugs bride from behind and they smile; bride and groom kiss out in the snow; bride and groom walk together while holding hands by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele MaloneyDetailed shots of the reception in the Pine Knob Mansion; candles, flowers, table settings by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Entrance details of the reception at Pine Knob Mansion; candles, photos, guest book, dessert table by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom kiss with cupcakes in their hands by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Reception toasts make the bride and groom laugh and smile by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo from behind the bride and groom sitting at the reception with all of their loved ones gathered around eating and celebrating by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom embrace and smile at each other during their first dance by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Father of the bride dance; mother and son dance by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom smile at each other outside for evening photos with twinkling lights and snow; outside shot of bride and groom embracing in the window of the Pine Knob Mansion by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney

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