Robert & Katie’s Michigan Wedding

It’s pretty hard for me to put into words the joy that this wedding was.  My husband and I met Robert and Katie a few years ago right around the time that they started dating.   
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As we’ve served with them over the last few years, we have enjoyed watching their relationship develop from like to love. katie&robert_michiganwedding-15

Robert is a dogmatic southern gentleman with a penchant for pocket squares and patterned socks.  Katie is a sweet, spunky woman whose smile and infectious giggle light up the room.  Together, they are Robert and Katie.  Affectionately known to their friends as The Gingers.  Their wedding day was so perfectly THEM.  Every last detail, from Katie’s cowboy boots to Robert’s golf tee boutonniere.

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He gave her a Pandora charm and diary entries (that brought tears).katie&robert_michiganwedding-16

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She gave him a Daniel Wellington watch.  The look on his face when he saw the logo on that box was priceless.
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THIS moment.  This moment is one of the ones makes the sweat and tears worth it.  This is why I do what I do.  The moment he turns around and sees her.  The moment he bursts into tears because she is just SO beautiful.   

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katie&robert_michiganwedding-44Robert and Katie had SUCH a fun wedding party.katie&robert_michiganwedding-51

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SO much CUTE! katie&robert_michiganwedding_2katie&robert_michiganwedding-53katie&robert_michiganwedding-56katie&robert_michiganwedding-55katie&robert_michiganwedding-57

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With the ceremony came more tears.katie&robert_michiganwedding-89

And father/son moments.  Not many can say that their father officiated their wedding – so special!!!katie&robert_michiganwedding-90katie&robert_michiganwedding-91katie&robert_michiganwedding-93katie&robert_michiganwedding-95katie&robert_michiganwedding-94katie&robert_michiganwedding-96

Introducing…katie&robert_michiganwedding-97katie&robert_michiganwedding-98katie&robert_michiganwedding-99

My sweet friend Holly made this AMAZING cake.  What you don’t see is the chocolate cake with chocolate raspberry ganache.  I think I spelled that right.  What matters is that it was amazing.  Oh, and pretty too!katie&robert_michiganwedding-100katie&robert_michiganwedding-104katie&robert_michiganwedding-103

When you’re signing your life away and you’re happy about it!katie&robert_michiganwedding-102katie&robert_michiganwedding-101

And off into the sunset they go.  Robert and Katie, I love you both and I am so thankful that I had the privilege of capturing your wedding day.  It was beautiful in every possible way.katie&robert_michiganwedding-105