Meadow Brook Hall Wedding, Rochester, MI: Colby and Bryan

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On July 19th, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of my good friends Colby and Bryan. I met Colby while working with Teach For America in Eastern North Carolina, when she became my Manager, Teacher Leadership Development. I am really lucky to have had an MTLD who became a friend, and especially grateful that she and Bryan chose me to document such an important time in their lives: their engagement, wedding, and hopefully babies and other milestones in the future!

I traveled to Michigan a few days before their Friday wedding and got to spend some quality time with Colby’s family and some of the bridesmaids and groomsmen (which made the wedding even more fun having gotten to know everyone!). I was hoping to escape Boston’s heat wave, but it was just as hot all week in Michigan, and we were watching the forecasts closely hoping the chance of thunderstorms for Friday would go down. The outdoor ceremony was postponed during a brief shower, but in a wedding miracle, we got all the photos done outside! The Meadow Brook grounds are so beautiful, it would have been a shame to be limited to indoor shots. The bride and groom looked stunning, and their families and the bridal party made for a really fun celebration. Thank you all for being so welcoming! I’m so glad to have been a part of such a special day!

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Love when brides have unique shoes!

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Annnnd here’s a bonus shot of the groomsmen giving me their best “blue steel”

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Stunning!!

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Bryan’s expression as he sees Colby for the first time is so sweet!

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First stolen moment as husband and wife

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The bridal party certainly had some fun entering the tent!

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Thank you again to Colby and Bryan and their families! I had so much fun in Michigan with all of you!

Vendors that helped make this such a beautiful day:

Venue: Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, MI

Dress: Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor

Hair: Glitz Salon

Makeup: Bella Blush

Flowers: Bill Hamilton Designs

Ceremony Music: Ryan James (cousin of the groom)

DJ: Mike Staff Productions

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4 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Bill Hamilton Designs and commented:
    It was awesome to be a part of Colby & Bryan’s wedding. Such a great couple. Loved getting to know them and bringing their style to life. And,
    Meadowbrook Hall is such a spectacular place to play host to not only their wedding but any wedding. Thank you Riley Woods Photography for sharing these great photos with me…

    August 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  2. The bride was a vision! These are lovely photos but I guess my favorite would be the bride and groom kissing and everything else are all black! That was a work of a pure genius! http://www.congressplazahotel.com/

    September 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

  3. Pingback: Rocky Mount, NC Maternity: Colby and Bryan | Riley Woods Photography

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