Adam + Leah | Backyard Michigan Wedding | Ypsilanti Freighthouse

OCTOBER 12, 2018

Backyard weddings might be my favorite. There’s a comfortability, history and beauty that translates in the photos that you can’t create anywhere else. Especially at the Kennedy’s home in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The house has lots of charm and their garden is award winning! When I walked in their house I was greeted with hugs and cozy. I walked up their gorgeous staircase to find Leah in her parent’s room putting the last touches into getting ready. Leah and her sisters are hilarious and kept me laughing the whole day. Sometimes I think, “This is my job? Laughing and hanging out with amazing people and photographing their crazy beautiful moments?? Dang.” I’m so glad these two gingers met and that I got to meet them. Adam has a quiet confidence with a deep wisdom inside. Leah is the light of the world, welcoming and brightening the faces and hearts of every room she enters. Together they are… HILARIOUS. And sharp. And warm. And giving. I loved watching them love on each other and love on their friends and family. They’d known each other for a long time before they tied the knot and it shows. They’re so comfortable and in tune with each other. They are in it together. Now and forever! What an amazing thing to witness. Adam + Leah, you’re the best!

Downtown Ypsilanti Wedding

Maybe I loved this family so much because I too am a Canuck at heart. I lived there through 1st and 2nd grade, and I love going back to that friendly country. If anyone’s curious, Windsor has amazing Korean food. I will give you a personal tour.

Backyard Wedding All Lace Wedding Dress

Apparently, I couldn’t decide where I wanted to put the dress. XD Too many pretty places!

Backyard Wedding All Lace Wedding Dress

After Leah got home from the hair salon, she realized that she wanted her hair down instead of up. Two sisters makin’ it happen.

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Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Perfume Wedding Details

Wouldn’t you feel like family in this room, too? All day, folks. All day.

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Shinola Watch Groom Wedding Details

Adam, you get best men’s wedding ring ever award.

Shinola Watch Groom Wedding Details

I’ve never had so many amazing details from a groom before! I felt like a kid in a candy store shooting these detes. Lol.

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Burgundy Wedding Details

SWANKY. SWANK.

Burgundy Wedding Groom Details

And now for the first look!

Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti First Look
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And the THIRD dress location. XD I couldn’t get enough!

Delicate Lace Wedding Dress
Delicate Lace Wedding Dress Burgundy
Delicate Lace Wedding Dress Burgundy

All…

Delicate Lace Wedding Dress First Look

the…

Delicate Lace Wedding Dress First Look

feels.

Delicate Lace Wedding Dress First Look
Delicate Lace Wedding Dress
Delicate Lace Wedding Dress

Some last minute fixins before she walked out of the kitchen and into a beautiful marriage.

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I want one of these in my imaginary garden.

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Pikachu witnessed the whole thing.

Delicate Lace Wedding Dress Ceremony

See those drops on Adam’s shoulder? When Leah started walking down the aisle, light rain drops started falling. It was so magical. And made us a little nervous that it might downpour. But nope, it stayed magical.

Burgundy Fall Wedding Details Groom
Beautiful fall wedding bouquet
Michigan Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti
Michigan Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti Burgundy
Michigan Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti Burgundy
Michigan Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti
Michigan Fall Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti
Michigan Fall Backyard Wedding Ypsilanti

After the ceremony we headed to downtown Ypsilanti to have some fun!

Downtown Ypsilanti Wedding Photos

Power couple.

Downtown Ypsilanti Wedding Photos Bridal Jean Jacket

Smooth dancers.

Downtown Ypsilanti Wedding Photos Bridal Jean Jacket
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That style.

Downtown Ypsilanti Wedding Photos Bridal Just Married Jean Jacket
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I love love LOVE when there’s lots of film cameras at a wedding reception! While I’m focused on the Bride and Groom, friends and family get to get jiggy with those lenses.

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Every detail. Stunning.

Fall Michigan Wedding Pumpkin Centerpiece

So much glowing love here.

Fall Michigan Wedding Ypsilanti Freighthouse First Dance

I can’t say enough about the Ypsilanti Freighthouse as a wedding venue. It’s already decorated so cool that you hardly need to add any details! They take care of everything and have AMAZING service. Would highly recommend.

Fall Michigan Wedding Ypsilanti Freighthouse First Dance
Fall Michigan Wedding Ypsilanti Freighthouse

Here’s a not-so-secret. I always cry during Father-Daughter dances. Without fail.

Fall Michigan Wedding Ypsilanti Freighthouse

When the groom is graphic designer. Come. On. I’ve never called hot chocolate fierce before today.

Fall Michigan Wedding DIY Hot Chocolate Favors

Donuts for a wedding dessert? Yes please.

Wedding Dessert Donuts
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I love this shot so much. Especially those Birkenstocks on the left and those kids front and center. It always takes some herding to get here, but I’m glad we made it happen. What a beautiful family.

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This was definitely a dancing crew! My favorite!

Ypsilanti Freighthouse Wedding Reception
Ypsilanti Freighthouse Wedding Reception

Thriller? Nailed it.

Ypsilanti Freighthouse Wedding Reception
Ypsilanti Freighthouse Wedding Reception

A beautiful end to a beautiful day. So glad I got to come along.

Ypsilanti Freighthouse Wedding Reception