I joined Briana at Alu Salon where she was getting ready. Very convenient that the church was right across the street!
Here’s Briana as she slips on her garter.
Briana covers up as one of her bridesmaids makes a few last minute adjustments to the dress.
Take a look at these awesome yellow shoes!
Slipping them on and making our way to the ceremony.
We arrived just in time.
St. Alphonsus is beautiful. I love shooting here!
And here’s Jamie, watching as his bride enters the church.
Her dad lifts her veil after walking her to the altar.
These two were so happy to be getting married. Jamie even got choked up. I love when that happens!
I love this shot of a quick smile from Briana’s dad as the ceremony begins.
Some quick adjustments to the dress…
One of the friends of the family gives a reading before the vows are exchanged.
The ceilings at this church are perfect!
Everyone joins together in prayer for the couple.
The rings…
…then they walk down the aisle as husband and wife!
We headed outside for more photos.
Jamie’s niece was ready for photos.
Here she is with her mom.
Briana in some beautiful light as she heads to the car to grab something before we make our way around town.
Keys in hand!
I had to make use of the light before we jump on the party bus.
And we’re off.
Had to stop for a beer run!!!
We took some pics in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Here’s Briana trying to stop traffic!
This guy, who was walking by, stopped to get in on pictures!
The wedding party.
The wedding party gets back to drinking and I grabbed a few shots of the newlyweds.
One more picture…
…then back on the party bus!
We moved on to the reception site, A New Leaf.
The guests were all outside enjoying the great weather.
Love this floor. I wish I had one like it at my house!
I think I caught this guy by surprise!
This poor guy had a nasty run-in with a candle.
Briana’s maid of honor says a few words about the couple.
And Jamie’s best man offers a toast and flips me off. He is totally flipping me off!
The couple both attended Michigan State.
Briana’s dad takes his turn at the mic, and thanks everyone for sharing the day.
The view from above, where the toasts were given.
Here’s the cake, which was baked by Luscious Layers Bakery.
Briana’s mom and dad.
Time for cake! The couple make the first slice.
They had cakes made for both of their parents. They were also celebrating many years together.
After cake, Jamie and Briana have their first dance.
Her mother was all smiles.
The father/daughter dance got crazy!
Her brother-in-laws watched from the sidelines.
Bouquet toss!
Someone really wants that garter!
What are the odds?!?! The garter landed right on Briana’s beer!
Finally, the two get a chance to sit and enjoy the delicious food from Blue Plate Catering. Briana got to check out the crazy dance floor from the “mock” head table.
The party gets started!
Dena from Toast & Jam provided the music for the party.
The newlyweds join me outside for one last picture.
Thanks for the fun!