Amy and Kevin had a lovely Lovett Hall wedding! As a photography company, we love working in a dynamic venue like the Henry Ford Museum, but we loved spending the day with the couple even more!
Amy and Kevin rented out a horse-drawn carriage to take the bridal party around Greenfield Village. No one had to be walking in the vast village under the scorching sun! And, most importantly, the bridal party was enjoying the moment with champagne and lively conversations.
During the reception, we thought it was so sweet that the newlyweds made sure that they greeted all of their family and friends present at the celebration before the festivities began. When you’ve got speeches, cake cutting, and first dances, it’s easy to get swept away, especially once the dance floor opens. Amy and Kevin talked to each person early in the night, so that there wouldn’t be a guest leaving that they hadn’t thanked and hugged.
There are many things we are going to remember from the day, like how the groomsmen always wanted to have their sunglasses on, how beautiful Amy looked, and the table names inspired by classic cars. But most of all, we are going to remember how kind and considerate the couple were.
Congratulations, Amy & Kevin! Here is to a marriage as joyful as your wedding! These are just a few of our favorite moments of the day.
(Pssst… You can also see Amy and Kevin’s Belle Isle engagement photos here).
Lovett Hall Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
Flowers: Jen House Design
Dress Designer: Lazaro
Hair & Make up: Mandy Rose Salon
Veil: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Menswear: Ralph Lauren
Invitation: Kleinfeld Paper
Cake: Elegance in Sugar
Music: Mike Staff Production
There are many perks to living on the border with another country. For example, you can sound impressive when you say that you’ve travelled internationally over the weekend, when really you just drove for an hour to cross the Ambassador Bridge. And, you are only a few miles/kilometers away from foreign delicacies such as poutine or cider mill donuts (such delicacies). Katie and Chris, a couple living in Ontario, took advantage of this fact and got married in a whole different country! We are so happy this lovely couple decided to tie the knot in Michigan!
Katie and Chris chose Lovett Hall in Dearborn as their wedding venue. “We picked this venue because we fell in love from the moment we stepped into Lovett Hall,” Katie said. “Its old world charm and classic elegance stood out from any type of wedding venue we have in Windsor […] It feels so ‘us’ and the grounds are absolutely stunning. It has a very classic and romantic feel to it.” The venue truly was representative of the couple because we can’t think of better words than “old world charm and classic elegance” and “absolutely stunning” to describe them!
We had so much fun taking photos of Katie and Chris around the Henry Ford Museum. We especially loved the First Look at the staircase with the baby blue walls. The moment when Chris first saw how beautiful Katie looked in her wedding gown was such a romantic, intimate moment, and we could tell just how much the couple loved each other. We only hope that we were able to capture the moment in the photos!
Congratulations, Katie & Chris! You are both such wonderful people, and it was a joy to be a part of your special day. Here are some of our favorite moments.
Lovett Hall Wedding Vendors
Photography: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
Coordinator: Ines & Marie Events (formerly Take a Seat Events)
Getting Ready Location: The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel
Venue: Lovett Hall
Flowers: Passion Flower
Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Hair & Make Up: 6 Salon
Headpiece: Teacups and Crowns
Rings: People’s Jewelers
Groom’s Menswear: Freeds
Invitation: Paper & Honey
Linens: La Tavola
Cake: Sweet Heather Anne
Ceremony Music: Shawn Boucke
Reception Music: DJ Mike Mele
Transportation: The Detroit Bus Company
Susan Mcleary of Passion Flower and I met a few years ago when I reached out to see if I could photograph some of her work, as I was looking to feature and network with local Ann Arbor wedding industry vendors. Since then I’ve had the honor of photographing some amazingly artistic and beautiful pieces of art. Both for fun and for multiple publications! It’s been so fun to challenge myself outside of wedding and portrait work to bring her creativity to life!
Most recently, Susan told me about this amazing idea of a floral arrangement that would mimic a floral sleeve tattoos. Of course, I could not wait to photograph Laporcshia wearing one of these handmade designs! This last shoot did not disappoint! If I was going to get a “tattoo,” one made of flowers sounds like a lot more fun than needles and ink!
I can’t wait for Susan to play more with this idea and see what kind of other amazing things we can create!