Stoney Creek Metropark Sheldon Estates Shelby Township Michigan Wedding Photography

Stoney Creek Metropark Wedding

What happens when it rains the entire Wedding day?  Well, you accept your day and adapt to the weather.  This is the case this October at Stoney Creek Metropark Sheldon Estates Shelby Township Michigan Wedding Photography by Paul Retherford.

This Wedding is the second I am photographing in this family.  The bride has a twin sister.  Furthermore, I am lucky enough to have photographed her Wedding too.

It pours.  No, it downpours.  It rains so hard that you get wet standing under the umbrella.  The camera gear gets a good washing.:-)

Kudos to Jeanette Pierce on the gorgeous hair and makeup.  English Gardens floral design is flawless too.

Plymouth jewelers provide the incredible jewelry for the bride.

The beautiful Maggie Sottero dress holds up in the rain even after being wet, muddy, and tied!

Isn’t the Bride just beaming!

The original plan is to have the Wedding ceremony at Sheldon Estates in Stoney Creek Metropark.  Well, by golly, Shelby will not be denied.

It is a team effort in making this all happen.

The transportation is slower due to the weather and the umbrellas going up and down.

Groomsmen run to the local boot store and pick up rubber boots for all of the bridesmaids.  This saves their shoes.  The mens shoes, well, that is another story.

Music is not set up outdoors so the Wedding party decides to sing songs to make up for it.

The guests all receive ponchos for the ceremony at Sheldon Estates.

Since everything is pushed back the ceremony starts just before sundown.

Sheldon Estates Wedding ceremony in the woods

Sheldon Estates ceremony is a rustic, pine-forest ceremony venue.  The stout pines all but block out light getting into the ceremony location.

The short ceremony performed by Annette is beautiful and perfect for the day.

Following the ceremony, we rush through family and Wedding party images prior to darkness.

It is an interesting, but fun, Wedding ceremony that will be remembered forever.

Wedding reception Stoney Creek Metropark tent

Following the ceremony, all the guests bus back to the reception.

The heat in the tent feels so good after being totally saturated.

My camera lenses are fogging just as I am getting ready to photograph the introductions.  Thank goodness for hand warmers that help absorb the humidity.

The receptions includes introductions, toasts, cake cutting, first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, and garter/bouquet.

Everyone has a wonderful time.

Dancing and drinking go on way past my time.

If you would like to see all of the images visit Stoney Creek Metropark Wedding link here.

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Beach House Family Photography Deer Lake Boyne Mountain USA

Boyne Family Photography

Are you vacationing in Northern Michigan in 2018?  Maybe at Boyne Mountain Resort.  How about getting your Christmas card family photo taken while in Northern Michigan?  Beach House Family Photography Deer Lake Boyne Mountain USA is a great location for family photography.

Beach house restaurant is the perfect location for your family photography.

Deer Lake is nice in all of the seasons.

The family photography session is relaxing.

I have a way of making everyone feel comfortable.

You will not believe the amazing images that we get.

Call today for your family photography session at Boyne Mountain in Northern Michigan.

Paul Retherford Photography is available for family photography commissions on most days.

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Paul Retherford Photography loves photographing families at Deer Lake Beach House at Boyne Mountain.  Here are more family photography sessions by Paul Retherford: Boyne Mountain family photo session 1 link ~ Boyne Beach House family photo session 2 link

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Knights Courtyard Castle Wedding Photography Castle Farms Northern Michigan

Castle Farms Wedding Photography

What does a lovely Northern Michigan fall day and a beautiful couple have in common?  Well, A gorgeous Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan.  Knights Courtyard Castle Wedding Photography Castle Farms Northern Michigan by Photographer Paul Retherford.

The bar is set high right away with the perfect hair and makeup by Bliss Salon and Spa.  In addition, the florals by Thyme Hill Designs offer a nice color pop and also match the bridesmaid dressed perfectly.

Maggie Sottero Wedding gown is in the house.   Boy, does it fit the bride nicely.  In fact, the bridal store forgot to put the skirt in the dress bag that pushes the dress out and it still looked flawless!

The Bride and Groom choose to have a first look.

I organize the first at the pond next to the cool birch trees.  The ducks are happy that we show up. 🙂

Following the first look, we capture bridal party images and then head back to prepare for the Wedding ceremony.

Knights Courtyard Wedding ceremony

The advantage of a Knights Castle and Courtyard Wedding is that your guests park with a couple hundred yards of both locations.

It is SO easy!

In addition, the Knights Castle and Courtyard are more private than the other locations at Castle Farms.

The ceremony is officiated by their good friend.  He does a nice job.  Short and sweet.

After the kiss and introduction, they sign the marriage license in the round room adjacent to the Knights Courtyard.

Family images come next.

Then a few more images around Castle Farms with the Bride and Groom and back for the reception.

Knights Castle Wedding reception

Rusch Entertainment is the DJ for the evening.  Casey does a great job keeping the dance floor packed all night long.

They introduce everyone into the reception before having a first dance.

There are toasts, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, cake cutting, and bouquet toss.

The food is provided by BJ’s Catering.  Everyone must love it since the plates are empty.

Cake is by Kingsley Cakes.  Yummy!

Lots of drinking, laughing, and dancing ensues.

We end with some cool backlit images in the area of the large barn door and the arches.  I love the look of these images and so do they!

If you would like to see all of the images from the day visit Castle Farms Knights Castle Fall Wedding link here.

Enjoy these Knights Courtyard Castle Wedding Photography Castle Farms Northern Michigan images!

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