There was something extra exciting about a wedding right in the midst of all the Christmas celebration. It was a busy week for sure with all the parties and family time and extra worship services… but having an additional reason to celebrate right in the midst of it all was a very special experience.
I am so happy to have met Stephenie and Mike last June when she was a bridesmaid in Emma & Chris’ wedding. In just meeting them then, I could tell they were fun, so I was very excited to get an email from her this fall asking me to be there for their wedding too! They both just recently graduated from college to be elementary school teachers and were planning a mid-week Christmas wedding so that they could be married before starting school in January. With the way the holidays fell this year, Tuesday turned out to be the day for them and it really seemed to work out great in the end! It will probably be my only Tuesday wedding ever, but will memorable for so many more reasons than that!
They were lucky to have good December weather with no crazy snowstorms blowing in, and actually we were very lucky to have a bit of snow to work with since just 2 days later Michigan got a big thaw and was pretty yucky looking for a bit. With all the sweet details they had planned and the beauty of the Christmas decorations all around, the whole day was just beautiful from start to finish. Although there is nothing that can quite be compared to the beauty of the way they can light up a room with their love and excitement!
Congratulations Steph & Mike! I am so pleased that you asked me to do this for you, I really enjoyed every minute of it! Good luck to you in your new jobs and your new home. May God bless you immensely with every happiness and success along your way!
(A special thanks to my friend and assistant, Sarah Watson, who was a great second photographer and caught some great shots of the day- a few here are hers. It was so nice to have you along for the day to help and hang out with!)
Notes on their vendors
DJ: Jammin DJ’s of Lansing- Adam was their DJ and he was fantastic! He was great at picking the right songs to keep the dance floor full!
Ceremony location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Reception location: Lexington Hotel in Lansing. Beautiful location, great food and I was impressed with their service too!