“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let out true selves be seen.”

Brene Brown



You may have noticed by now that I don’t usually post photos of details. That’s because my style is all about connection- the relationship and story between two people. I choose not to share a lot of detail images because they aren’t as important to me as the human element. However, I do believe that it’s all the little details that make each wedding truly unique and special! Therefore, it’s important for me to capture these things as a part of the whole wedding story. When you’re planning your wedding, take the time to really personalize your day with details that speak of you as a couple. Don’t be afraid to get weird, or to go all out! These are the things that make your wedding shine :)


The first wedding I want to highlight was definitely a non-traditional wedding, but it was also incredibly beautiful and totally showed the personality of the couple. Ashley and Adam chose the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Twp, MI for their wedding- the perfect venue for their punk/rock and roll wedding theme.


The next wedding was a viking styled elopement that took place in the Grand Barn at the Mohicans in Ohio. The venue is rustic, and situated in the middle of a dense forest. The planner went all out, leaving no detail forgotten. I loved the touches of the rune-stones and the horns.


I have to admit- if I could get married all over again (to my husband Scott, of course!) I’d seriously consider a campground wedding! I love the casual/rustic/nature vibes. Andrea and Kris chose Camp Wathana in Holly, MI for their wedding, and it fit their personalities perfectly. Her dad made the wedding arch from scratch, and they did all of their favors, stationary and the succulents themselves. They had an amazing florist, Brittany from English Gardens. And they had the best “wedding cake”- a giant donut from Avon Donuts!


Lastly, this was a beautiful, natural woodland-styled elopement. The emphasis was on am intimate, warm mood, lots of gorgeous florals, with some vintage accents.  They did an awesome job incorporating elements from nature into their theme (the bride even rocked a green wedding dress).


Hopefully these ideas inspire you to infuse your own personality and style into your wedding. I know that with my own wedding, coming up with a cohesive theme was way over my head, and if that’s the case with you, I encourage you to work with a professional. If you are planning a wedding in the Detroit or SE Michigan area, here are a few wedding designers I highly recommend:

Pineapple Union

A Trace of Elegance

Detroit Design Co.



These are all such fun ideas and so beautifully photographed!

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