Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

May 24, 2016

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

If there’s one thing I love about weddings, it’s the story. And this was a day filled with many stories that brought the day together. Bianca is a friend of my mother, who naturally became a friend of mine. She has gotten me addicted to many TV Shows, in addition to making me think a different way about many things. I was fortunate enough to spend this wedding day not only as a photographer, but as a friend as well.  Having spent most of her life in Detroit, Bianca considers the city home. The wedding took place in a tiny little town snuggled just outside of the big city: Southgate Michigan. This was a day you could tell love was in the air. The sun was pouring from the sky, the wind was calm, and everything just felt right. This wedding is not only a marriage of two people, but a marriage of two families. Both Bianca and Kieth had families of their own prior to meeting. They have also brought the cutest little bundle of joy into the world, baby Bryson.

Bianca & Keith, thank you so much for entrusting your special day to me. The story of your wedding day has deepened my appreciation for love and family. May you continue to shine through all life throws at you, both good and bad. With love and a contagious smile, SBG.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

When I arrived in the room to photograph the details, I spotted this little guy just sleeping. He wasn’t feeling the best today so he was taking a little nap.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth Bryson has thing for cellphones. It was the most effective distraction while Bianca combed through his hair.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

Bridal Prep took place at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Soughtgate Michigan.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth Bianca is a master at juggle tasks. I mean look at this girl! From feeding the baby to keeping in contact.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

Bianca opted for these blinged out heels for the ceremony

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

And can we talk about these blinged out flats ?! Awesome choice for the reception.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

 

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

 

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

The tie, watch, and cufflinks for the groom.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

Whats gonna work… Teamwork! (I almost teared up at this moment, son helping father, father helping son <3)

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

Mr. Reed look extra sharp with smiles for days !

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

I decided to head to the venue before the bride and groom arrived to finish their preparation. The chapel room was bright, simple, clean, and just downright gorgeous.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

I am still swooning over the bling theme and how well it worked withe the flowers and the color pallet.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

Yes, the cake tasted as good as it looked.

Last step wedding prep

The wedding party arrived just as I finished up the details (can you say perfect timing). Bianca finished up by putting on her gorgeous dress and jewelry.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth The groomsmen decided to spend their time in a more relaxing fashion.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

“Where there is love, there is life”

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Mother nature decided she needed to let go of some stress and take a few moments to cry, so we opted for a few indoor portraits.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

love transcends time, and the value of love is something that is passed down from generation to generation forever making its mark on the world.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

A couple that slays together, stays together.

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Cutting their first slice of cake together….

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

…Okay lets be honest, sometimes it’s a one person job.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

That “You better not smash that cake in my face” smile

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

For 5 minutes, I repeat 5 minutes mother nature decided to stop raining. So I took the time for the couple to have a little moment a lone.

Crystal Gardens Southgate Michigan Wedding: Bianca + Kieth

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.” – Maya Angelo

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.”

This wedding was warm and inviting. Everyone was enjoying each others company. Family members were reminiscing. Friends were smiling. There’s no other place you’d really want to be.

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.”

Im going to end on this photo because the happiness in these images really just express the entire day.

 

Many thanks to the creative teams which help bring this day together!

Venue: Crystal Gardens Wedding / Banquet Hall

Wedding Planner: Lavender Doves, LLC

Florist: Regis Floral Collections

 

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