posted on: May 24, 2007
It was a dark and stormy day as the wind shook the branches of the trees in
Royal Oak, MI. Yet, inside her bungalow home, the bride was diligently
preparing to marry the man of her dreams.
Her dress hung patiently on the door, waiting to transform its owner into an image of classic romance.
As the guests walked up to the Shrine of the Little Flower, they were greeted by the grand architecture and craftsmanship of days past.
Waiting patiently for the ceremony to begin, the bridesmaids were veiled behind the curtains of the small chapel while the groomsmen and ushers greeted guests within the sanctuary. As each person took their seat, they became absorbed in thought and anticipation for the ceremony to begin.
With only a few moments before their grand processional, the bride assures
her father that he will always have a place in her heart.
In this sacred and holy space, the bride & groom promise their
commitment to love each other, their families, and the God that brought
The bride fondly remembers an image of her grandmother standing in front of
the very same Belle Isle Scott Fountain on her wedding day. In spite of
the wind and rain, we create an image for future generations to look
back on and treasure.
Ready to celebrate, the newlywed husband and wife ascend the grand staircase
of the Detroit Yacht Club to cut the cake and enjoy their first meal
with the family and friends who came to support them in their new life
As the music begins, the husband and wife embrace for their first dance
together, softly lit by the flickering fireplace and iron candelabras
of the grand ballroom.
With great beats and dancing feet, the music lures guests into the spotlight of the dance floor, ready to party the night away.
To Candice & Brian - thank you soooo much for giving me the privilege of photographing your wedding!! May you live happily ever after!! And a special thanks to Sally & Rodney for bringing us together.
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