Sam & Gabe

As a Michigan wedding photographer, I have had the pleasure of capturing many beautiful weddings at venues all over the state, but this particular spring wedding at the Venue at 501 in Clare, Michigan was truly a classic and gorgeous affair.

From the moment I arrived at the venue, I could tell that this was going to be a special day. The bridal party was getting ready in a suite filled with natural light and laughter, with the bride and her bridesmaids excitedly getting into their dresses and applying their makeup and getting their hair done. After an emotional and amazing first look between Sam and Gabe which they chose to do before the ceremony to get their jitters out of the way, the ceremony took place in the venue's stunning upstairs ceremony space, with the bride making a grand entrance down the aisle in a gorgeous traditional white gown that was truly made for her. The groom looked dapper in his blue suit, and together, they exchanged vows in front of their loved ones.

After the ceremony, the reception was held in the venue's elegant downstairs ballroom with chandeliers hung throughout the venue space. The room was adorned with beautiful flowers. As the night went on, the dance floor was packed with guests letting loose and having a great time. The night ended with a BUBBLE send off. You heard me, a bubble send-off and I have to say, a bubble send off at night is everything. With flash it becomes absolutely magical and I have to say that it's one of my favorite exit ideas so far. Overall, this wedding at the Venue at 501 in Clare, Michigan was a traditional, classic, and absolutely gorgeous affair. From the beautiful ceremony to the fun-filled reception, it was a joy to capture every special moment.

And if you're wondering, yes, I did manage to get some great shots in between several dance breaks. It's all part of the job! So if you are planning a traditional, classic, and gorgeous wedding in Michigan and are in need of a photographer who can not only capture beautiful images but also bust a move on the dance floor, I would love to chat with you about how I can be a part of your special day!

HMUA: Salon Blu (@salonblu_mp)

Rings: Michael Hill (@michaelhill)

Officiant: Jamey Nichols

Venue and Coordinator: The Venue at 501 (@thevenueat501)

DJ: Chad Baker (@chadbaker3)

Caterer: 505 Cafe (@505cafe)

Dress: Made With Love (@madewithlovebridal)