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Emily and Chance - Homegrown Floral Michigan Wedding

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Emily and Chance have been a dream to work with from the moment they reached out to me to be their photographer. I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of their dear friends, Emilee and Nathan, almost exactly a year ago! At that wedding last year, Emily and Chance had gifted their friends with a handcrafted ring box and custom made candles for centerpieces, so I knew that their own wedding would be full of beautiful personalized details. As I followed Emily along on Instagram throughout the year, I got so excited about her vision for beautiful gardens at their home where most of their wedding would take place. September is one of my favorite months for weddings because of Dahlias, and their wedding day was Dahlia heaven! I am so impressed with how hard this incredible bride worked and how perfectly she timed up her blooms! Everything was so intentional throughout the entire day, it was a photographer’s dream. I would rather show you with photos than list all of the things out.

It ended up being a beautiful, sunny, and even hot at times, late September day. The forecast 7 days earlier had predicted rain during their ceremony, but thankfully it held out until dinner at their reception with everyone under a tent (even then it only rained a few minutes!). I can’t believe how perfect it ended up being with the sun shining through for a beautiful glow during portraits, especially because the next day was rainy and gloomy all day. I already mentioned flowers, but some other highlights from their day for me were: Chance’s face when he saw Emily for the first time during their first look and as she walked down the aisle at their ceremony, their dogs walking with them when they exited as husband and wife for the first time, a bee modeling on Emily’s bouquet during portraits, heartfelt and hilarious speeches at their ceremony, and how Emily lights up when she looks at Chance. 

All in all, I felt so much love from Emily and Chance as their photographer. They were so sweet and welcomed me into their special day and home so warmly. Congratulations to this lovely couple!

Congratulations Emily and Chance! It was an honor being your wedding photographer! :)

EMILY AND CHANCE’S VENDORS

Ceremony Venue - Hudson Township Park at Huffman Lake

Reception Venue - Emily and Chance’s home

Florals - The Bride

Wedding Gown Purchased at David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses - David’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup - Bliss Salon

Entertainment - Pluister Entertainment

Baker - Sugar Me Sweet

Invitations and Stationery - Handmade by the Bride

Rentals - BJ’s Rentals

Catering - BC Pizza

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