On a beautiful sunny day without hardly a cloud in the sky, we had the wonderful privilege of capturing the gorgeous wedding of Caitlin and Derek. This incredible couple planned a magical reception at their exquisite summer Michigan wedding and it was a joy to spend the day with them!

Caitlin and Derek’s romance bloomed during an encounter at Disney World back in 2018. With a foundation of a great friendship, they quickly knew they would be married one day. Their faith, love for sports and all things Disney bonded them as a couple and after obtaining Caitlin’s parents’ blessing, Derek proposed in October of 2020 under the lights of hundreds of lanterns. As videographers, we get a front row seat to watching the love between our couples during their wedding day. For anyone on the outside, it only takes a few minutes to see the incredible connection and friendship that Caitlin and Derek have with one another.

Caitlin’s vision was to plan a wedding that was intimate yet exciting, and visually stunning and she, along with her planner Marina Birch from Birch Design Studio, created a truly memorable day. The ceremony took place in St. Isidore Catholic Church and there wasn’t a dry eye as Caitlin graced the center aisle in her stunning wedding gown. She had her grandmother's Irish rosary wrapped around her bouquet to honor and remember her and her blusher was the same one that her mother wore at her wedding. These touches showed Caitlin’s caring heart and love for her family.  Her bridesmaids were absolutely stunning standing beside her in their elegant, flowing gowns and Derek and his groomsmen were striking in their tuxedos.

It’s hard to put into words the feeling one got while walking into the reception tent…enchanting, breathtaking, captivating and exquisite only begin to describe the atmosphere. The archway of white and purple flowers, the sparkling centerpiece hanging over the dance floor, the hanging crystal curtains, and abundant array of white and purple flowers surrounding the room created a truly magical space. The “Tiki Lounge” was the perfect location for their Hawaiian-themed after party, complete with leis, hula and fire dancers. It was a blast capturing the couple, their family and guests have such an amazing time together!

Derek told Caitlin, “Rain or shine, this day will be perfect because it will end with your hand in mine.” It was an absolutely perfect day and we are so thankful for the opportunity to have shared it with you both.

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