From the welcome dinner to their wedding at Shinola Hotel, there’s nothing quite like photographing a weekend of carefully curated events sharing in the excitement, the joy, and creating new memories to share. Being invited to capture these moments is such an honor and a privilege. Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful wedding weekend in the heart of downtown Detroit. It is an experience we hope to relive again.
On Friday evening we headed to Leila. The lights were dimmed and the atmosphere was lively as cocktails were poured and guests gathered. After a bit, a few family members gave some heartfelt speeches as laughter was had and hugs given the night casually strolled on. Eventually, the friend groups showed up and the party seem to lift as the roar of the crowd grew. We ended the evening by taking a few more photos eventually making it to the glistening downtown streets.
The following day, we started at Shinola Hotel, which provided the perfect backdrop of buildings pierced with rays of sunlight. The couple had an intimate ceremony in the stunning Birdy Room, where they exchanged vows as family and friends watched on. The room was filled with love and emotion, and we found ourselves capturing everything from tears of joy to radiant smiles everything turned out perfectly.
After the ceremony, we dashed off to capture a few candids as the guests drank cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeuvre we eventually made it to Bixby Hall. The space was decorated elegantly, with tables full of delicate flower arrangements, and the marble fireplace was lit. The guests were in high spirits, as laughter and tears were heard while toasts were given. The night went on flawlessly as delicious food was eaten, drinks were shared, and the Blue Water Kings took the stage. We made it our goal to capture some more unique details from the couple holding hands to friends dancing.
As the night drew to a close, we grabbed the couple to say our goodbyes and head home. Weddings like this are a unique experience – we captured moments of love and joy in a way that we hope the couple will cherish forever and it gave us a chance to witness the bonds of family and friends set against the backdrop of the Motor City.
We love photographing weddings throughout Detroit and getting to experience a wedding at Shinola Hotel was something special. From the welcome dinner at Leila to the wedding at Shinola, we enjoyed every opportunity to create new memories for our couple.