This styled came together over about a 4 week span of time. As we gathered our group of amazing vendors, we began to brainstorm the look and feel we wanted for this shoot, which is a wonderful perk to organizing a styled shoot - you have control over every detail! Having an event coordinator on our team was a gift! Pineapple Union found the Birchview Outdoor Wedding & Event Center, in Linden, Michigan. Our shoot was their first event, and I am honored to have been a part of their history. I have a feeling Michigan brides will be flocking to book this venue, as one mother-of-the-bride was scoping it out as we were setting up!
During the planning stage, I introduced myself to our model, Katelyn, via Facebook. Right from the beginning, I knew she was a perfect fit for the shoot. Katelyn is beautiful and very gifted guitarist, which totally fit into our bohemian vibe and her and her wonderfully bearded husband, Kyle (not many men can pull off a beard like his) make a gorgeous couple, which we couldn't help but tell them through the entire shoot. Working with actual couples is such a nice perk, as they have that authentic chemistry. To top it all off, Katelyn and Kyle are celebrating 5 years of marriage this summer, so the timing couldn't have been better!
The day of the shoot was unseasonably warm for Michigan, and extremely windy. But, once our models were finished with hair and make-up, the temps and wind calmed down and the evening turned literally picture perfect. We were even blessed with a beautiful sunset as the couple cut the cake. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful shoot and day. Having talented and happy vendors and models to work with makes all the difference. To top it all off, we were able to gift a whole gallery of images to the couple for their anniversary.
Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center, Linden, Michigan | Venue
Lisa Villella Photography | Photography
Pineapple Union | Wedding Coordination
Jennifer A. Berggren Productions | Videography
Lasting Touch Floral | Floral Design
Betty's Bakes | Bakery
Detroit Bridal House | Bridal Gown
The Valorized Collection | Hair
Brushed Beautiful | Makeup
Miller's Vintage Shabby Chic Event Rentals | Rentals
Linens By Harte | Linens
Pebble and Stone | Jewelry
Cordial Punch Press | Stationery
Voyage Lettering | Calligraphy
B Emerson Photography | Second Photographer
Gather Grace Co. | Floral Design
Event Theory | Rentals