Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jay & Carissa: Niles Michigan Wedding Photography

 Jay and Carissa had an absolutely stunning day for their October 12th wedding at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles Michigan. The sun was shining and it was a pleasant temperature; overall a great day to explore the bounties of the gardens. Surrounded by their families and friends, some who traveled far to celebrate, they said their vows on a backdrop of fall colors. Here is some of their amazing imagery:

Pheasant feather bouquet, Niles, Michigan, Fernwood Botanical Garden, Wedding

Wasn't her bouquet stunning? It's courtesy of Merry Me Events.

Wedding Ring photography, berries, yellow solitaire cushion cut halo, Niles, Michigan, Fernwood Botanical Garden, Wedding

Jay picked a stunning yellow diamond solitaire in a halo pave setting.
His wedding band was etched and coordinated beautifully.

Lace dress, brooch, pin

A special pin from her grandmother graced the front of Carissa's dress.

Lace dress

 Her gorgeous lace gown fit her like a glove.

Custom made DIY garter pheasant feather camio wedding

Isn't her garter amazing? She made it herself!

Ribbon wedding shoes white lace heels

Her shoes were straight out of a fairy tale. They graced her feet so elegantly.

 Khaki suit, tie, pocket square, vest, groom

I loved his whole ensemble.

Groomsmen, khaki suits, fall wedding

The groomsmen looked so sharp in their khaki suits.

wedding programs

Cute programs on a little wooden table.

Chemist's wedding, beakers, vases, science, geeky

Jay and Carissa are both chemists. It took me a few photos to realize that these beautiful arrangements are in large beakers! How fitting!

Niles Wedding Photography fall

Watching Carissa walk down the aisle was very touching. She was excited to see all of her guests and even squealed in delight to see some long-distance friends.

Fall Wedding, Fernwood botanical garden, S.C. Photography

Fernwood Botanical Garden has an amazing ceremony site!

Farm wedding, corn pew bows

Carissa's family has a working farm. Everything had a touch of home.

Bride and groom, niles, michigan

A lovely pair.

a bride and her grandmother

Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts.

bouquet pheasant feathers by merry me events

Another look at the bouquet. I'm in love with the pheasant feathers.

Wedding party bridal party

Silly wedding party.

bouquets by merry me events

Amazing bridal bouquets.

fernwood botanical garden wedding

The garden had so many lovely places to photograph.

Bride and groom portraits

The happy couple.

lace gown bridal portrait

The beautiful bride.

Blue Heron at Blackthorn wedding birch centerpiece

I loved these birch and moss centerpieces.
They had a lot of different centerpieces gracing the tables.

They danced the night away!


Thank you so much, Carissa and Jay, for sharing such a momentous occasion with me! I'm so glad you could make the trip up from Texas!

Ceremony: Fernwood Botanical Garden
Reception: The Blue Heron at Blackthorn
Flowers: Merry Me Events
Ceremony Music: Amy Kercsmar, Harpist 
DJ: R and S Entertainment

S.C. Photography, Niles and South Bend Wedding Photographer

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