Eva & Kyle. These two are such an amazing couple. With amazing families! We had such a blast getting to know them & spending the day with everyone they know.
There day was gorgeous, with beautiful locations. We were in Michigan, mostly around the Henry Ford Museum. And of course, don’t forget that it was the beginning of November, so there were still leaves on the trees & still looked like fall.
I honestly cannot pick out a favorite part of the day, because it was so wonderful!
So many congrats Eva & Kyle! May God bless you both in your marriage!
Without further ado, here are my favorites…
The day started off at the Henry Hotel with Eva getting ready. Isn’t her dress gorgeous?
I love how her jewelry pops against the dark background.
Eva is getting “tied in” to her wedding dress. She made a stunning bride! She actually use to model.
Her ring was AMAZING! I couldn’t get enough of it!
She truly has a beautiful smile! And she was smiling all day!
Eva & Kyle had a first look. This is a garden off of Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford Museum, where they had their reception. They were so, so sweet.
Next came the couple hours of photos we had for photos of just them.
This was right inside of Lovett Hall, in front of the door to the Library. I love it when I picture something in my mind & it translates even better in photograph.
This is inside the Henry Ford Museum.
This is a Model T they were able to get inside of, in the museum.
There is a painting in the museum that actually has Eva’s great great (I think) Grandfather in it. She is pointing directly to him. And yes, that is his name in the picture below.
This is called the “Blue Room”. This staircase & chandelier were just stunning.
This is one of those in between moments of a photos. Kyle had just hugged Eva & was pulling away. I just love everything about their expressions. So much joy!
This is actually a reflection of them in a mirror. These two are just so sweet with each other. But they can also be silly too. And lots of laughter.
This is a courtyard in the middle of the museum. You can see the village clock tower, too. This was one of those “angel’s singing” moments.
Now the ceremony. Ok, so you should have heard my reaction when we first drove up to this church. I was FREAKING OUT!!! It is amazing!! It is actually a model of Scotland’s Melrose Abbey. It was just STUNNING! As was the inside!
Before the ceremony, all the groomsmen gathered outside to decorate their get-away-suv.
And of course, Kyle and his groomsmen gather while waiting for everything to start. Such a great group of people!!
One of Eva’s brother’s sang before she walked down the isle, and she wanted to be able to hear him sing. This is her listening to him.
Here is the inside of the church, during the ceremony. Beautiful, right??
Can’t forget the vows, candle lighting & first kiss. <3
They’re MARRIED!!! Their exit with the church behind them was phenomenal to shoot!
After the ceremony we headed back to the museum & Lovett Hall. Eva, Kyle & their parents gathered in the Library to chill for a little while. We took a few more photos…
And of course, I couldn’t resist the book cases… <3
We then headed up stairs to the reception area for a couple more photos…
And to photographed the hall…isn’t it STUNNING?!?! So simple and elegant!
Once everyone came upstairs & Eva & Kyle were introduced, they then had the best cake smashing ever! She tried to run away from her cash small. But she totally got him back.
The Maid of Honor & Best Man had very sweet speeches.
I just love the backdrop to their first dance. So beautiful!!
So, this needs a little back info. Eva’s family has fostered many children & have adopted 8 children. This little boy in these photos is Brian. He’s one of the adopted children. He has cerebral palsy, and was never expected to walk. As you can see, he blew those expectations out of the water. So, he requested to have a special dance with his mom, as a surprise. Oh man, I cried so much. It was such a special moment!
I always I love getting a photo of our couples dancing among their guests. I think it’s a great depiction of them surrounded by love.
Now this is just a fun photo. A lot of the groomsmen & some friends got together to have a shot.
Here’s one ring shot I took. Yes, that is a miniature Eiffel Tower in the background. Eva lived in France for awhile teaching.
Again, just love her ring!!
I think they had a great bouquet & garter toss!
There was a quilt that was put out, that people had signed. I though the “And they lived happily ever after…” was a great touch for the end.