Paul and Emma – A country wedding

Paul and Emma had the most beautiful country wedding in a small town among cornfields in Illinois.  They chose the church that the family has attended for generations.  Paul and Emma chose a timeline that allowed them to see each other for majority of their day and provided for a more relaxed day.   All photos were taken well before the wedding which meant they could go from a bubble exit straight to their reception. Continue reading “Paul and Emma – A country wedding”

Dylan and Barb – Houghton Fall Wedding

Dylan and Barb had the most perfect Fall wedding recently.   You couldn’t have asked for a better October wedding.   Sunshine, peak color season and warm temps, not to mention a couple who enjoy each other made for the most fantastic day.   What a unique day too!   Dylan and Barb treated their guests to an amazing Halloween party at the Brownstone Hall for their reception!   That was a first!  Scroll on through to see the fun!
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And Dylan designed and helped make their wedding rings!  Dylan is an artist through and through.  He’s a talented wood carver and I’m convinced there is nothing he cannot do! emilydennisphotography_3532emilydennisphotography_3531emilydennisphotography_3534emilydennisphotography_3535emilydennisphotography_3542emilydennisphotography_3536emilydennisphotography_3537emilydennisphotography_3538emilydennisphotography_3539emilydennisphotography_3540Barb and Dylan met through woodworking so it is only fitting to incorporate it into their wedding.   They had a small carving part of the ceremony. emilydennisphotography_3541emilydennisphotography_3543emilydennisphotography_3549emilydennisphotography_3550emilydennisphotography_3544emilydennisphotography_3545emilydennisphotography_3548emilydennisphotography_3551emilydennisphotography_3547emilydennisphotography_3546emilydennisphotography_3552emilydennisphotography_3556emilydennisphotography_3553emilydennisphotography_3555emilydennisphotography_3554emilydennisphotography_3557emilydennisphotography_3558emilydennisphotography_3559emilydennisphotography_3560emilydennisphotography_3561emilydennisphotography_3562
After portraits everyone transformed for the reception.

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Ceremony:  Hope Fellowship, Houghton
Reception:  Brownstone Hall, Atlantic Mine, MI
Cake:  Roy’s Bakery
Makeup:  Giselle Ryan of Make up by GR

Terry and Courtney’s Houghton wedding

Terry and Courtney’s Fall wedding in the Copper Country was a beautiful one.   It was nice and familiar since I’ve photographed a family wedding of theirs previously.   The ceremony took place in Courtney’s home church in L’Anse.

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Second Photographer:    Rylie Store
Ceremony:   First United Methodist Church, L’Anse, MI
Reception:   Isle Royale Ballroom in the Memorial Union Building
Flowers:   The Flower Shop, Hancock, MI
Cake Artist:  Roy’s Pasties and Bakery, Houghton, MI
DJ:  Wolftrax

Steve and Catrina {Houghton, MI wedding}

Steve and Catrina had such a fun wedding day in Houghton, MI.   They were married at the beautiful St. Ignatius Church in Houghton with their reception at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn.

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Steve and Catrina opted not to see each other before the wedding but they still took a few moments to exchange a gift and spend a few moments together.

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Married!!

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First time getting photo bombed by a boat!

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This was also a first!  Catrina’s dad took us out on his boat for a quick spin!

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Always a good time when the Michigan Tech Pep band shows up!  Steve and Catrina are MTU grads and Catrina was part of the cheer team.

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Second Photographer:   Rylie Store
Ceremony:  St. Ignatius, Houghton, MI
Reception:  Magnuson Franlin Square Inn, Houghton, MI
DJ:   Double Trouble
Cake:   Roy’s bakery (decorated by the bride and groom)
Linen rental:   Superior Rental
Flowers:   The Flower Shop, Hancock

 

Dylan and Jenni / Keweenaw wedding

Dylan and Jenni were married on a rainy Saturday a few weeks back.  Rainy wedding days can still be beautiful and fun!   We had a little bit of time in the afternoon where the rain held up just enough to get outside for some photos.    They were married at a historic church in Calumet with their reception at the Franklin Square Inn in Houghton.

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Reception:  Magnussen Franklin Square Inn, Houghton, MI
Photographer:   Emily Dennis Photography
Second Photographer:   Janelle Johnson

Brent and Emily | Keweenaw Mountain Lodge wedding

Brent and Emily’s Keweenaw Mountain Lodge wedding was a gorgeous one despite the gloomy rainy day.   These two were surrounded and supported by such wonderful large families and you would never guess the weather was the way it was by their happy and joyful demeanor throughout the day.  🙂

This ring shot pretty much sums up the rainy weather 😉

emilydennisphotography_3214emilydennisphotography_3216Emily and her girls prepared for the wedding in one of the rustic cabins at the Lodge.   emilydennisphotography_3215emilydennisphotography_3217emilydennisphotography_3223emilydennisphotography_3218emilydennisphotography_3219There may or may not have been some funny wedding night stories (or truths) being shared here.   hahaemilydennisphotography_3220emilydennisphotography_3221emilydennisphotography_3222emilydennisphotography_3224emilydennisphotography_3225emilydennisphotography_3226emilydennisphotography_3227emilydennisphotography_3228emilydennisphotography_3229emilydennisphotography_3230emilydennisphotography_3231emilydennisphotography_3233emilydennisphotography_3232emilydennisphotography_3234emilydennisphotography_3235emilydennisphotography_3236emilydennisphotography_3238emilydennisphotography_3237Meanwhile, Brent and the guys were prepping in another cabin.   Thanks Dylan for hanging out and capturing the guys!emilydennisphotography_3239emilydennisphotography_3240emilydennisphotography_3241emilydennisphotography_3243emilydennisphotography_3242emilydennisphotography_3244emilydennisphotography_3245emilydennisphotography_3250emilydennisphotography_3251emilydennisphotography_3248emilydennisphotography_3246emilydennisphotography_3247emilydennisphotography_3249emilydennisphotography_3253emilydennisphotography_3252Brent and Emily brought their outdoor wedding inside and it was still just as beautiful.  emilydennisphotography_3255emilydennisphotography_3254emilydennisphotography_3256emilydennisphotography_3257emilydennisphotography_3258emilydennisphotography_3259emilydennisphotography_3260emilydennisphotography_3261emilydennisphotography_3262emilydennisphotography_3263emilydennisphotography_3265emilydennisphotography_3266Would you believe it was pouring when we got into the trolley but sunny by the time we got out of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge driveway!   Talk about lucky!  emilydennisphotography_3267emilydennisphotography_3268emilydennisphotography_3269emilydennisphotography_3270emilydennisphotography_3272emilydennisphotography_3273emilydennisphotography_3274emilydennisphotography_3275emilydennisphotography_3276emilydennisphotography_3277EMILY_DENNIS_PHOTOGRAPHY-1-2emilydennisphotography_3279emilydennisphotography_3280emilydennisphotography_3281emilydennisphotography_3282emilydennisphotography_3283emilydennisphotography_3284emilydennisphotography_3285emilydennisphotography_3286emilydennisphotography_3287emilydennisphotography_3288emilydennisphotography_3289Toasting on top of Brockway Mountain!emilydennisphotography_3290emilydennisphotography_3291emilydennisphotography_3292emilydennisphotography_3293emilydennisphotography_3294emilydennisphotography_3296emilydennisphotography_3297emilydennisphotography_3295emilydennisphotography_3299emilydennisphotography_3300emilydennisphotography_3301emilydennisphotography_3302emilydennisphotography_3304emilydennisphotography_3305emilydennisphotography_3306The reception was held inside the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor.   Emily and Brent had it decorated beautifully.  emilydennisphotography_3307emilydennisphotography_3308emilydennisphotography_3309emilydennisphotography_3310emilydennisphotography_3311emilydennisphotography_3312emilydennisphotography_3313emilydennisphotography_3314emilydennisphotography_3315emilydennisphotography_3316emilydennisphotography_3317emilydennisphotography_3318emilydennisphotography_3319emilydennisphotography_3320The toasts were on point!  And this is what happens when your best man isn’t able to make the wedding but sends in a pre-recorded toast.  🙂emilydennisphotography_3322emilydennisphotography_3323emilydennisphotography_3324emilydennisphotography_3325emilydennisphotography_3326emilydennisphotography_3327emilydennisphotography_3328emilydennisphotography_3329emilydennisphotography_3330emilydennisphotography_3331emilydennisphotography_3337emilydennisphotography_3336emilydennisphotography_3335emilydennisphotography_3334emilydennisphotography_3333emilydennisphotography_3332emilydennisphotography_3338emilydennisphotography_3339emilydennisphotography_3340emilydennisphotography_3341The best part about a Keweenaw Mountain Lodge reception is the beautiful sunset photos that are to be had!  The sun even made a brief appearance right at the end of the evening! emilydennisphotography_3342emilydennisphotography_3344emilydennisphotography_3345emilydennisphotography_3346emilydennisphotography_3347emilydennisphotography_3348emilydennisphotography_3349emilydennisphotography_3350emilydennisphotography_3351