Aloha! The first email I received from Amy started with the Hawaiian greeting, my ears perked up & after we figured out the best time to FaceTime with the 6 hour difference between us, I crossed my fingers that they liked me + my work as much as I liked them. They have been together for over 15 years and were hesitant to tie the knot. Not because they weren’t committed but it just wasn’t something they thought they needed to do. After some hard times they decided a celebration of their love with the people closest to them was definitely in order! For me, it was a refreshing break from the norm… The dressed for their day together in a hotel room overlooking the city where they met nearly 2 decades ago. There is something poetic about a Groom zipping up his Bride’s dress. There was no First Look, no Bridal Party, no fuss, just big hearts + lots of love. Their ceremony was full of beautiful touches and perfectly executed by their officiant Leigh Ann from Roots of Change in Ann Arbor. With all of the tropical flowers they brought it, you wouldn’t know that they didn’t get married in Maui… other than the lack of palm trees & the rain that didn’t end in the rainbow. Fire dancers, teepees, sand mandala!
It was an honor documenting this love filled day for Amy & Matt. Biggest congrats to them!!!
Ceremony + Reception: Private Residence, Temperence, MI
Hotel Accommodations: Grand Plaza Hotel Downtown Toledo, OH
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Officiant: Leigh Ann Roots of Change Ann Arbor, MI
Caterer: Stella’s Swig Chef Rob Campbell Perrysburg, OH
Cake + Desserts: Baked by Amy Maui, HI
Fire Dancers: Sunshine Fire Entertainment Birmingham, MI