Welcome again to another edition of our Throwback Series! If you wanted to get married during the winter, hoping that you’d have a snowy day to celebrate and, be photographed on… Typically, you’d think that planning your day for early February in Michigan would be a safe bet. Well, mother nature had other plans and plainly said: Not this year! This had been probably one of the most snow devoid winters in my memory. Alas, so it was not meant to be. However, neither we nor our couple was going to let this hinder our enjoyment of this day in the least. Keep reading more below to see our journey through this Lake Orion Wedding.
Despite the lack of snow, this wedding day at King’s Court in Lake Orion Michigan was definitely blessed with some great weather! We were all able to enjoy somewhat moderate temperatures and bright blue partly cloudy skies (our favorite). Going into this day, I will say that I was thankful that we had worked with these two on a couple other occasions. We had already photographed their engagement & bridal photo shoots, and had a great comfort level in working together. Having such a relaxed comfort level with each-other from the start of the day is invaluable once the wedding day arrives as the jitters already can be pretty prevalent.
The good fortune for the day continued on in a relaxed, easy going kinda afternoon leading up to the ceremony. It included some of the best surroundings these photographers could ask for! Let’s see, there was a castle filled with intricate woodworking, suits of armor, and grand balconies. Also, we were happy to explore Canterbury Village right in it’s veritable back yard. While in Canterbury Village we were able to photograph the bride and groom at the little carousel and, even encountered one of the local draft horses!
The ceremony was held in a quaint chapel on the grounds which offered a lot of room to move around and capture various angles of the bride and groom during the nuptials. I really enjoyed this change of pace, and did my best to take advantage of the freedom to move around and still be unobtrusive.
After the ceremony, we particularly enjoyed the banquet facilities as they afforded us both a great backdrop for capturing the family, and the freedom to easily get overhead shots of the large family that was there to celebrate with the bride and groom.
What a great day, and a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in February! Thanks again for inviting us along to capture your special day. This Lake Orion Wedding won’t soon be forgotten.
Vendors for this Lake Orion Wedding:
- Salon: Bridesmaid Beautiful
- Dresses: Eva’s Bridal
- Tuxes/Suits: Men’s Warehouse
- Shoes: Shoes of Prey
- Jewelry: Chloe & Isabel
- Flowers: Budget Bride
- Entertainment: Ultimate Entertainment Inc
- Venue/Food/Alcohol: King’s Court Castle
- Lodging: Springhill Suites
- Cake: Five-Two Bakery
- Tables/Linens: King’s Court Castle
- Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
We truly hope that you enjoy these photographs! Should you be planning your wedding at King’s Court Castle… or any venue for that matter, we’d love nothing more than to show you what we can do for you!
If you are hoping to schedule a consultation about your own wedding photography needs with us, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at 313-355-9355. We would be excited to hear from you, and would love to help you with any photography needs you might have!
For the photographers out there, we used a various selection of cameras and equipment for this wedding.
Used by Jessica Dobbs:
Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC (Nikon Version)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G AF-S
Nikkor AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD (Nikon Version)
Used by Jeffrey Dobbs:
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7DMII
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX
Sigma Contemporary 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L (Non IS version)
If you happen to be up for an adventure in the Lake Orion area, don’t miss out on Michigan Photography’s post about Bald Mountain State Park!