Kathleen a native Michigander and Jarir originally from Morocco made their marriage vows in Dearborn Michigan at the historic Lovett Hall. The couple met in New York where they now live but flew back to Michigan so Kathleen could celebrate with all her family. Because of the distance only a few of Jarirs special friends and relatives could come to the celebration but they brought so much character and life the party. It was really a classic wedding and it was really fun to introduce the internationals to american wedding traditions. Thanks so much again for the chance to photograph the wedding you guys are a wonderful couple and family. Ceremony & Reception: Lovett Hall Beautiful Easy to photograph in Venue & Christina Dodge the manager is truly amazing. Band: Royce the Voice
In the library at Lovett Hall. It has amazing light.
Their suite in the back of the Dearborn Inn.
Mom and Dad. Kathleen is also holding onto her handkerchief from her mom. This is an Irish tradition I was told and they hope this will become an heirloom for future daughters.
The hardest part about editting this wedding was looking at the millers bar food photography. Before the ceremony the guys went to Millers Bar a Detroit classic. The are known because the only sell hamburgers and french fries and payment is on your honor. You just tell the cash register what you had. Their hamburgers are amazing too! I eat there all the time. Just check out the reviews on yelp. Everybody loves it.
It rained just for a bit.
A behind the scenes shot. :)
Right after the ceremony just before the line of guests were about the greet them. They were so happy.
I don't think a lot of photographers would take this shot but I love shots at the receiving line. They are dense. There is so much to look at. I think the emotions are so honest too.
A historic cake topper.
One of the highlights of the day for me was listening to Jarirs best man's speech. He told the story of how Jarir and himself took a huge leap of faith to immigrate from Morocco and integrate into American living. It was really touching and amazing to hear how hard they have had to work to make a life here. I was impressed.
One of those classic Irish Blessings.
Royce bringing the mood.
Finally some of that Moroccan flavor coming out.