FINALLY! Our first international wedding!! When we heard of the location, you better believe we were pumped. Double checking our ‘Bring or Die’ photography checklist, packing the car, grabbing snacks for the trip, and GPSing the way, we headed off, eager to hit the road.
Ok… so… Michigan. I didn’t lie! It is a different country, even though we live 10 minutes away. None the less, being able to travel for a wedding was an amazing adventure, plus seeing family is always awesome.
As this is our family, it was important to us to capture this day and after a twelve-year wait, Tonya and Ran were able to finally be married. As this was a same-sex marriage, this was a special day for not only the beautiful couple but also for Alexa and I.
Tonya included some magnificent glass beads that were originally from her grandmother’s wedding, embellished onto her mother’s gown. Tieing in three generations for her big day, she looked absolutely stunning. I wouldn’t dare to make this image black and white because that would take away from the meaning of the vintage glass beads arranged in Pride colours.
I wouldn’t dare to make this image black and white because that would take away from the meaning of the vintage glass beads arranged in Pride colours. Another touching note was her aunt seamlessly sewn them on for her big day, making it extra special for the brides.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as the first dances began. The songs were perfectly chosen and brought back memories, as everyone sang along with the two of them spinning around them on the dance floor.
Starting at The Blue Water Bridge and moving towards the ceremony area, we snapped photos here and there trying to capture the love that we could clearly see emanating from them.
The entirety of the day was such an amazing experience. We are so proud to have photographed these two wonderful ladies and wish happiness to them in their next chapter of marriage.
Want to learn more about our wedding experience? We would love to chat.
Until next time,