Last August we shot a beautiful wedding. Steve and Adri got married in Houghton Lake and that is where we first met Jessica and Justin. Shortly after the wedding they asked us if we would photograph theirs. We happily agreed.
We love to do engagement sessions and we include them in all of our wedding packages. We love that it gives us a chance to get to know the couple. We find that it makes for a much easier shoot at the wedding if it is not the first time we were working together.
Justin and Jessica were so much fun we felt like we had known them forever.
Their wedding was going to take place at The Garland Lodge and Golf Resort in Lewiston, Michigan in February. Justin invited my husband, Matt to go snowmobiling with him and his groomsmen on the Friday before the wedding. We had heard wonderful things about Garland. Since it was close to our anniversary we decided to go and make a weekend trip out of it too.
We arrived Friday morning to the Resort. The wedding and the reception were going to be held there. Many of Justin and Jessica’s family had arrived and were starting to decorate the reception area.
Jessica’s Grandmother was busy decorating the dining room where the wedding ceremony would take place.
Another thing that is important to us is to attend the rehearsal whenever we can. We want to be as prepared as possible for the different lighting situations we will encounter and it also helps in getting to know the wedding party a little bit before hand.
Wedding Day! Hair and make up were provided by Stylistic Hair Designs. All of the girls looked absolutely beautiful.
Flower Girls were Justin’s nieces.
Jessica’s dress was a beautiful off the shoulder dress with a removable ruffle. The bridesmaids dresses were a shimmery rose gold.
Soon Jessica was ready.
A photo with Lynn and Julee. Justin’s mother and sister.
My husband Matt was out with the guys getting some photos with their snowmobiles.
While the girls were upstairs watching.
Justina and Jessica didn’t see each other before the wedding but did get a minute to hold hands around the corner.
After a beautiful ceremony
They were pronounced husband and wife.
Some photos after the wedding
Then a quick stop in the bar, then on to the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Green.
A delicious dinner, beautiful cake followed by good music and dancing made for an amazing reception.
A beautiful wedding from beginning to end. The staff of Garland was accommodating and helped make this wedding one that will always be on our list of favorites.
Best wishes Justin and Jessica. Thank you for letting us be part of your wonderful day.