From the Photographer:
When I first met Megan and Mike, I knew we were a good fit. I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was, but I was so pumped they chose me to photograph their wedding. And then I realized it – Megan is kind of my spirit animal. She’s super organized, a Jill of all Trades and a total take the project by the horns kind of girl. I mean, she made almost everything at their wedding! Her belt – the centerpieces – even the invitations (which were fantastic!). She got the DIY part from her family though – the veil she wore was her mother’s from her wedding day (which she made!). Her Mother also made Megan & Mike’s cake and the flower girls had used baskets that Megan’s Grandma had made when her and her sister were little. Pretty amazing.Megan & Mike’s day was perfect. With a small bridal party of the closest people in their lives (most of whom were siblings), both took on the day is a very joyful and laid back tone. I’d have to say my favorite part of the day was a request they had when we first met. As we sat at our first meeting, Megan asked if on their wedding day, we could go to their apartment and get a few photographs with their cats. We totally did and it was so sweet – not to mention nice for Megan and Mike to take a minute to take in their day. Their day was so amazingly, perfectly personal – between Megan’s DIY projects, the family heirlooms they used (like Megan’s necklace and cake topper), their favorite cupcakes, Megan’s impromptu family polka and the selfie stick photo booth – it’s not one I will son forget. Congratulations you two – your love and day was so amazing to photograph!
Personal touches: Megan wore her mother’s veil (which she made for her wedding), wore her Grandmother’s necklace, made her sash, and used her mother’s cake topper. She also made all of the centerpieces and invitations. Her Grandmother made the flower girl baskets that Megan and her sister used in their Aunt’s wedding when they were little girls. The centerpieces are fabric squares so that each square will be sewn together after the wedding to make a quilt for Megan and Mike.
Describe your wedding in three words: DIY, rustic, and personal. Megan’s favorite memory of the day: Marrying my soulmate – I knew Mike was “the one” right away and there had been so much build up and anticipation to the wedding!
Mike’s favorite memory of the day: Marrying my best friend and knowing I’ll always have a player 2 for game nights!
Wedding planning advice for newly engaged couples: It’s never too early to start planning and get things done little by little to avoid the late rush.
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Photographer: E Schmidt Photography
Floral Designer:Affordable Flowers//DJ:DJ Crashers//Reception Venue:Indianwood Golf and Country Club//Hair Stylist:Salon Elan//Makeup Artist:Salon Elan//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:The Tux Shop on Woodward//Bakery:Yummy Cupcakes//Dress Designer: Kittychen Couture//
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