We are so thrilled to announce we are a 2018 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award winner!  As the graphic above says... we are being recognized for being in the top 5% of wedding professional nationwide.  THANK YOU so much to our amazing couples for all the LOVE and continued support!  You guys made this happen!  THANK YOU!!!

We seriously had so much fun at this wedding!  Meghan + Matthew are two of the most likeable people you could ever meet and together they make one sweet couple!  M+M held both their ceremony and reception at the Masonic Temple in Detroit (check out the ballroom in their film - doesn't it look amazing!!!).  Prior to their ceremony, we were able to sneak off to various locations around Detroit to capture some great footage of them and their hilarious bridal party having some fun before the "I Do's".  Then, it was back to Masonic Temple for their wedding ceremony, which was beautifully officiated by Meghan's grandfather.  Meghan admitted to being "a big attention to detail person" so besides capturing all the "big moments" of the day in their film, we tried to include all the special little details that made their wedding uniquely them (and Meghan worked so hard putting together).  Gotta say, we're excited with how it turned out!  Shout outs to photographer Ryan Southen and planner Robin Wilson (Curtsy and Bow Events) for being so much fun to work with!  And, of course, the ballroom looked so amazing courtesy of the floral team from Bellisario Florist (great job, as always).  Congrats, Meghan + Matthew - here's to many happy years together!

"We are so unbelievably happy with how the highlight film turned out!  It is exactly what we had hoped for!!  I cried the moment it started and couldn't stop until it was finished!  Thank you again for everything, we are just so thrilled..."

film: Lee Thomas Films
photographer: Ryan Southen
planner: Curtsy and Bow Events
dj: DJ Mike from Love Plus One Entertainment
floral: Bellisario Florist
cake: Josef's Bakery
makeup artist: Katrina Malota from Luigi Bruni Salon
music licensing: Music Bed

When planning a wedding, I'd venture to say most couples hope for sunny skies and beautiful weather.  This is even more true when planning an outdoor wedding in Michigan, where the weather can often be very unpredictable.  In Jordan + Lauren's case, it couldn't have been any better!  They were married at RaOna Acres in Williamston, MI on an absolutely gorgeous summer day!  From bridesmaids in cowboy boots, to groomsmen in matching vests and blue jeans, to boutonnieres made of gunshot shells, this barn wedding in mid-Michigan fit Jordan + Lauren's personalities perfectly.  Their wedding ceremony - complete with pews - took place under the big, beautiful blue sky while their reception was on the second floor of RaOna's rustic Big Barn.  It's always fun working with planner Ashley Lynch + her team from Festoons and Flourishes (who do an amazing job!) and Tamara + Steve Morris from Silver Thumb Photo (who are just a blast to spend a wedding day with!).  It was a beautiful day all around and we were honored to have been a part of it.  Congrats, Jordan + Lauren - here's to many, many happy years together!  Congrats!

film: Lee Thomas Films
photography: Silver Thumb Photo
planner: Festoons and Flourishes
dj/mc: Radiant Receptions
floral: Country Lane Flower Shop
cake: The Wedding Cake Art and Design Center
hair design: Jessica Bruggner - Roots Hair Design
venue: RaOna Acres

When asked about their relationship and upcoming wedding, Maureen replied... "Adam and I first met at Westacres community beach across the lake from Bay Pointe Golf Club. We spent many hours working together as lifeguards at the beach before we started dating in 2005. We love to spend time together water skiing and wakeboarding on Middle Straits Lake. Because of this, the lake front location and natural beauty of our wedding reception site is very special to us. We hope for a beautiful summer day for our wedding...". As it turned out, they couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! Maureen + Adam were married at Orchard Lake Community Church in front of a packed house full of family and friends. The celebration continued at Bay Pointe Golf Club where guests dined on delicious food, listened to wonderful toasts, and danced the night away. We were honored to be a part of it all and loved capturing so many moments around the Westacres area that means so much to Maureen + Adam. It was also great working with the fun professional team Maureen + Adam put together: Ashley Lynch and her team from Festoons and Flourishes, Kate Saler Photography, the Rhythm Kings, just to name a few... (check the list below for all the details...).

"Adam and I watched the videos today and really enjoyed them.  It was very exciting to be able to relive our day through this video, which we look forward to sharing with our families.  The highlight film is great but we are also glad to have the full footage of the ceremony and toasts. Thank you for including as much as you did in the highlight film.  I appreciate every minute of it because the day did go by so fast!  The people and the places in our wedding are so special to us and now we will have this film to remember them always!  The more I watch the highlight film the more I love it"- Maureen

Congrats, Maureen + Adam - here's to many happy years together!  #westacreslove
film: Lee Thomas Films
photography: Kate Saler Photography
event design/planning: Festoons and Flourishes
entertainment: The Rhythm Kings
floral: Floral Sense Flowers
cake: Graf's Pastry
makeup artist: Danielle Bishop of Bellisima Event Hair and Makeup
venue: Bay Pointe Golf Club

Downtown Detroit was the backdrop for Wingyee + Scott's beautiful summer wedding.  From the preparations and first look at the Book Cadillac, to their photo/video shoot around the city, to their ceremony and reception at the amazing Colony Club, it was a fun-and-sun-filled day!  We absolutely LOVED their vows (which they wrote themselves!) and they play a major role in their film, as you'll see.  Both touching and humorous, their vows showcase the love, respect, and mutual admiration Wingyee + Scott have for each other.  Congrats to #theschwongs - here's to many happy years ahead!

"We LOVE our film!  I cried and laughed and that's exactly what I wanted the video to do.  Thank you so much!  You were so amazing to work with!!!  Thank you again for everything!!!  I will definitely recommend you to all my friends and family!" - Wingyee

film: Lee Thomas Films
photography: Amy Carroll Photography
day of coordinator: Bertha Crane/Gem Theater
mc/dj: Dj Tom T
florist: Flowers by Amore
makeup artist: Renata
cake: Holiday Market
venue: Colony Club

We wrapped up our 2016 season with a bang (well, it was New Year's Eve after all...) and Catherine + Christopher were the perfect couple to ring in the new year with: sweet, romantic, and FUN!  Though a little cold outside, it was obvious everyone was in the holiday spirit and ready to celebrate with Catherine + Christopher.  After a beautiful ceremony at historic Old St. Mary's, we headed downtown to the Spirit of Detroit to grab a few quick shots (I did say it was cold outside, didn't I...) before making our way to the Henry Ford Museum and Lovett Hall (which was beautifully decorated!).  Courtesy of toasts from Christine, Shannon, and Matthew, we gained a little insight into Catherine + Christopher as individuals, as well as, the story of how our couple came to be a couple.  The celebration "officially" started when The Dan Rafferty Band took the stage and, as they always do, had the place rockin' like nobody's business.  It's always great to film alongside Tamara + Steve from Silver Thumb Photography: lots o' fun!  Wedding planner Lisa Gephardt knocked it out of the park on this wedding, everything looked amazing and the day couldn't have gone smoother.  Bravo!  Oh yeah, and how about that bow on Catherine's dress... loved it!

Congrats, Catherine + Christopher - here's to many, many years of happiness!  Cheers!

"Hello Lee!  I don't know if we ever told you how amazing the video is!  We are very very happy with the final product.  We LOVE it!  It really captured the essence of us.  Didn't cry all day at the wedding but your footage put myself, Mr. Fletcher, my mother, and two women of honor in tears.  Pure magic and edited beautifully.  We also appreciate getting the ceremony and speeches.  Those really got us in the feels and I didn't think we'd have watched as many times as we have.  Also, from an advertising and marketing perspective, your branding of how you sent everything was flawless and impeccable.  Thank you for everything!" - Catherine, No Longer Bride-to-Be

cinema: Lee Thomas Films
photography: Silver Thumb Photography
planner/coordinator: Lisa Gephardt/LG Event Design
entertainment: Dan Rafferty Band
floral: Viviano Flower Shop
cake: Zingerman's Bakery (hand designed by Ella)
makeup artist: Lena Shkreli and Co.
music licensing: SongFreedom

Charlene + Quang's wedding day was full of family, friends, traditions, and lots of love.  From the nervous excitement during preparations, to their beautiful chapel ceremony, to the toasts at their reception, it was easy to feel the love in the air.  Not only between Charlene + Quang but between their families.  Congratulations, C + Q, here's to many happy years together!

"Thank you again!  You and Lisa did such a great job!  Quang and I have watched it twice (ok, maybe three...or four...), and we absolutely love it.  Our family has said nothing but great things and have shed a tear re-living the day (just like us...!)."

Read Charlene + Quang's review on Wedding Wire here.

cinema: Lee Thomas Films
photography: Kristen Taylor and Co.
entertainment: DJ Joey A
floral: Top That Event
cake: Bella e Dolce
makeup artist: Casey Stringer
venue: The Inn at St. John's

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