Ryan + Kristen | Intimate Wedding at Chateau on the River | Trenton, Michigan

September 8, 2017

Bride and groom holding hands at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan

Kristen and Ryan’s wedding day was a perfect July day. The weather was warm and lovely, and the clouds were beautiful.  They two met, and I think they pretty much knew right away that they were right for each other. And I can’t help but agree.  It was pretty apparent in their engagement photos.  (Take a peek here…cause you should look at them, they are lovely).

It was a sweet day.  Kristen and her sweet gals got their hair done in the morning and put on the finishing touches before the ceremony (and Kristen didn’t disappoint a soul with those beautiful eyes).   The guys met before the ceremony for their final touches and photographs and then both Kristen and Ryan got ready for the moment. The moment that they looked forward to.  The vows overlooking the water with their closest family and friends.  I knew it was coming.  We all knew that it would be emotional, and I am pretty sure that we all teared up a little and then rejoiced with these two when they were pronounced husband and wife.

And of course, I was certainly THRILLED at the gorgeous light that came through the trees at Elizabeth Park that afternoon for portraits. The couple greeted guests and then spent the rest of the evening just enjoying everyone’s company and loving the dance floor. This sweet, intimate wedding was all that I imagined.

Congratulations, Kristen and Ryan!  I am so excited to see what your future holds!

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready at the Chateau on the River Groom and Groomsmen taking portraits at Elizabeth Park Wedding Ceremony on the deck of the Chateau on the River at Elizabeth Park in Trenton Michigan Wedding Party and formal portraits of bride and groom at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan Table and details with wedding decor at Chateau on the River at Elizabeth Park Man and woman enjoying first dance on the dancefloor at the Chateau on the River in Elizabeth Park People dancing on the dance floor at the Chateau on the River

Venue: Chateau on the River
Second Camera: Dustin Stockel
Hair and Makeup: Daybreak Salon
Makeup: Jill Sollars
Florals:  Ray Hunter
Kristen’s Dress:  Allure Bridal from Bella Donna’s in Wyandotte
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Music: The DJ Wagon

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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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