On July 23rd I loaded up my camera gear, kissed the boys bye for the day and headed to Detroit to the Ren Cen to start my day. Ryan and Sydney were getting married and it was a full day of shooting! I met Sydney way back when I worked with her sister at a tanning salon. I remember one day she walked in to tan and she was so bubbly and full of life and didn’t stop talking, she was my kind of girl! Ryan and I went to high school together and had a lot of friends in common so it was so cute to see them together as I knew them through totally separate walks of life!
The day started off with Sydney and the girls getting ready at the Ren Cen downtown. When I showed up everyone seemed relax and happy, which is so refreshing to see since this day can be hectic and rushed. The weather was beautiful, the girls dresses were perfect and Syd killed it in her gorgeous gown!
We headed to the ceremony at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs where Sydney was lead down the isle by her dad. The entire morning Sydney kept saying she defiantly wouldn’t cry and low and behold the tears started flowing as she walked closer and closer to Ryan, it was so sweet!
Sometimes Catholic ceremony’s can be long and boring to be honest but this priest (that’s the right word right?!) was hilarious! Yes I said hilarious in regards to a priest! After vows were exchanged the photographer and close friend of Ryan and Sydney, Catherine Holden, started snapping away for family and wedding party portraits. We then hopped on the party bus and headed to some iconic Detroit locations for more photos.
We arrived at The Garden Theater in downtown Detroit to get the cocktail hour and reception going. Every little detail was thought about when they planned the wedding! The place card holders, to the music, to the inside decor, it was absolutely beautiful! Good job Syd, I’m sure you were the brains behind it all 😉
The bridal party entered, the cake was cut (there was no face smashing, I secretly hate when people do that!) then followed up by dinner, dancing and a rap by the maid of honor and best man! The DJ was great and the dance floor always had people on it, something that I love to see!
But don’t read this post and try to imagine what the day looked like, you can watch it now here or below!!
Thank you Sydney and Ryan for letting me capture your day!
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