Here is how Meaghan explains how she met Douglas:

“We met at our podiatry school formal in Cleveland, Ohio. One day, Doug texted me that he treated my grandfather as a patient while rotating through a podiatry clinic in Plymouth, Michigan. I thought he was making an excuse to talk to me, since Doug played hockey growing up and idolized my grandfather Gordie Howe. Then, I realized that this was my OTHER grandfather, my mother’s father. At this point, he was acquainted with both of my grandfathers, and I couldn’t fathom the probability. My mother’s father came down for a family party and insisted I shadow the clinic where Doug was rotating. I drove up to visit, and was taken on a perfect first date.”

The two quickly fell in love, and when they tied the knot, they invited us along to capture it all!



The wedding took place in Glenn Arbor, at The Homestead Resort. The girls spent the morning getting their hair and make-up done, listening to music, and enjoying one another’s company. Meanwhile the boys ate lunch, danced in the kitchen, and suited up in their suits from Men’s Wearhouse. Douglas looked handsome in his grey Tommy Hilfiger suit, and we loved his pink argyle socks and legendary cuff links. Before long Meaghan’s maids put on their Ivanka Trump bridesmaid dresses, which were hand dyed by the groom’s sister, Jen! And after Meaghan put on her veil, she was ready to step into her gorgeous lace, beaded, trumpet style wedding gown; Ombera by Pronovias, which she purchased from Bridal Couture in Birmingham, MI. As for accessories, she paired the gown perfectly with sparkly Jimmy Choos.

Before long Meaghan made her way to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, where the pews were strung with dried lavender, and The Moxie Strings played gorgeous music as she walked down the aisle with her mother and father. Meaghan got teary eyed as she vowed to love and honor Douglas for the rest of her days, and with an exchange of rings and a kiss, the two were wed, and on their way back to The Homestead for their reception.

Their reception was filled with wine themed decor, which matched the story of their proposal. Cherryland Floral did a wonderful job on wedding floral, specifically the bridal party’s bouquets. The couple entered their party doing The Dougie, and heard great toasts before Meaghan and her Dad busted some serious air guitar moves on the dance floor. Douglas danced with his mother, the two cut their gorgeous cake from Top Tier Cakery, and then the couple danced the night away with all of their family and friends to music spun by 2 Bays DJs.

We are so thankful these two included us in their big day, we wish them all the best in their marriage!


Photography by Dan and Melissa
Photography by Dan and Melissa

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