Kicking off my 2016 wedding season at the Cheney Place with Emily & Mike was an absolute dream. Maybe it was extra sweet because I have known Emily as long as I have called Michigan home. Or maybe it was that I got to work alongside my dad as he officiated their ceremony, a host of familiar faces amongst the guests. I think I can attribute those things to the excitement of the day, but what made it truly special was how this couple focused on the celebration of their marriage above all else. Emily could have really cared less about the insignificant details-- stepping in mud in her wedding dress, the fact that the ceremony decor was finished 30 minutes before her walk down the aisle, and even how she chose to wear beat up blue Nike sneakers instead of the common expensive heel you find most girls painfully trodding in.
When I get to document events like this-- events where the moments that a father gets to see his daughter as a bride for the first time, where dance steps are practiced and twirls are perfected-- I know that it is just about as special as it gets. Emily and Mike are crazy perfect for one another, and every inch of this wedding reflected the love they have for each other, their family and their friends. I hope you enjoy this peek into their day!