It was obvious that Megan & Jeff put so much thought into their wedding down to the littlest of details. From the jewelry to the bouquets, the bridesmaids dresses to the bridal gown, it was all stunning! Oh and wait til you see the groom's tux!
The bridal details were a grand combination of old, new, borrowed and blue. The earrings are from Ladies of Lineage & had just the right amount of bling. The Dior obviously smelled amazing. The garter was a gift to Megan from Jeff's mom. The Nina shoes complimented the veil perfectly. My favorite detail though was the purse made out of Jeff's grandmother's dressed and has been passed down through the family, adding each bride's name after she has worn it. I just love that!
Now this gown... it was simple yet extravagant at the same time! There are not many women that would be able to pull off this slimming Great Gatsby look, but Megan wore it like royalty.
Being from Michigan, Jeff picked out the rings from Diamond Jim's in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Jeff actually surprised Megan with not only one but TWO wedding bands! Her face when she saw them for the first time was priceless.
Following along the Great Gatsby theme, the bridesmaids each picked out sequined and beaded dresses in a variety of colors and styles. Just wait to you see the dresses on the girls, perfect.
The girl's got ready at the penthouse suite in the Westin uptown. Amazing light, great hair & makeup artists made for a fun morning.
Jeff was a few floors below but when I walked in the room, he was jamming out singing loud and proud in the bathroom.
Jeff loves funky socks so he made sure to get some for all of the groomsmen to wear on his big day.
Jeff paid attention to detail as much as his beautiful bride did. I loved the custom suit by Abbeydale which included his initials on his sleeves and their wedding date on his collar.
The whole morning Jeff stayed calm, cool and collected. He looks so dapper in his burgundy suit!
Meanwhile upstairs, Megan was slipping into her gown preparing to go see her groom for the first time on their wedding day.
The veil really set the bridal look on Megan. The veil was the PERFECT addition to her wedding dress.
Megan was such a stunning bride, I mean look at her!!
Being in the crowded Westin, on a day when 3 weddings were taking place, I had the bridal party block off a part of the lobby for Jeff & Megan to see each other for the first time in their wedding attire.
They looked absolutely darling together.
The bridesmaids loaded pu in the trolley and headed over to the Atrium at Southend. After a quick glass of wine, it was time to get married!
One last moment of silence as a single woman.
The last few moments of Jeff as a single man.
The Atrium transformed in a way I had never seen before, even after shooting there 3 times in one month! The draping and string lights were so romantic and set the scene.
I do. Me too. Let's kiss. & Let me introduce Mr & Mrs Sharp!
During cocktail hour I whisked the bridal party uptown for a few quick shots.
Ahhh, those dresses! & that beautiful bridal party!
As the trolley driver is rushing us to head back to the Atrium, we snuck in a few sweet moments of the newlyweds.
There's a little Michigan plug just for Jeff!
& off we go!
Check out a few of the details inside the reception, it has completely transformed from the ceremony space just an hour before!
If you know me, you know I LOVE to eat. & I love everything in small portions, probably because I feel like I can eat a greater variety that way. All of the food was amazing but the BBQ sliders and the cheesecake brownies were my favs.
Jeff was really into the first dance, it may have been the alcohol, but I loved the result! Megan is smiling so naturally up at him and you can see they are lost in this moment, just the two of them. & that dip/kiss combo was perfection!
It wouldn't be a wedding without a few quick family formals.
While everyone is inside enjoying dinner, Jeff & Megan snuck outside for a moment with just the two of them.
The cake was so beautiful, it was almost a shame to cut it.
Jeff & Megan have amazing friends and family who could bring them to tears and giggles all in a few minutes with a few words.
Cheers to the happy couple!
There isn't much better than the exposed brick backdrop for the first dances.
There's the exquisite bouquet again, it's a shame to throw it! But the single ladies showed out for this one!
Thank you for letting me capture your big day Megan & Jeff. It was truly a pleasure to meet and work for you both. I wish you many, many years of happy marriage!