Ann Arbor, Michigan is a gorgeous place for a wedding, even during the winter! There are so many different areas you can choose to have your portraits captured, so many wedding venues both big and small. During February in Michigan, you’d expect that your wedding would be a sort of winter wonderland–but Ann Arbor was actually sunny & warm on Lauren + Matt’s wedding day! Lauren + Matt hosted their entire wedding at The Michigan League. Lauren got ready in a beautiful bridal suite with gorgeous windows that I was obsessed with and they were married in the ballroom that was turned around into their reception. We captured their photos at the League and nearby at Hill Auditorium.
Every detail was perfect. The pair opted to see each other for the first time at the ceremony, and the look on Matt’s face just didn’t disappoint. This moment, is always one of my favorites! Lauren’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous black dresses with (faux) fur wraps that matched in color. Lauren also wore a (faux) fur wrap–even though our amazing Michigan weather had tricked us into thinking they were needed. Totally happy that they kept them on though, because they were gorgeous!!
The reception was loaded with all kinds of loving speeches that were both sweet and funny. I always love to hear the speeches people give about their friends on their special day…it’s always so awesome to see how loved they are and how much fun they have with their friends and families. The bistro light wall that was the backdrop for their ceremony stayed for their reception and served as a gorgeous backdrop for their details and dances! I love that wall of lights. Bistro lights are one of my absolute favorite things.
So happy that I was able to capture these images for Lauren + Matt!