Brooke and Jon’s summer wedding at Odins Owl in Michigan was a rustic faiytale come true. They chose to have both their ceremony and reception at Odins Owl because the venue perfectly combines an intimate, woodsy environment with a majestic great hall vibe. “It’s like a Barn and a Castle together. If you ask Jon, he saw the look in my eyes when we walked into the venue the first time and he knew it was perfect.”
Brooke brought her vision to life by choosing green, gold and white for their wedding colors and embracing rustic details for their decor. Her father built the beautiful wood doors used for their ceremony backdrop and her mother was the talented florist who added the greenery, white florals, and touches of gold. They also incorporated personal items and heirlooms into their decor. Their champagne flutes were passed down from Brooke’s parents’ wedding and Brooke had a piece of her mom’s dress sewn into the inner bottom lining of her wedding dress.
Brooke’s dress was a custom gown created to impress, she drove to Kentucky and back six times to get the design and fit just right – it was truly stunning on her! There were so many elements of the day that made it truly special and personal, but two details in particular from the ceremony were my favorite. Brooke’s Uncle was their Officiant, I love it when someone so near and dear to the couple has the honor of marrying them! For the couples out there who are looking for an amazing alternative to the traditional unity candle ceremony, Brooke and Jon had a unity whiskey ceremony. They each poured their own to create a unique blend. I love the idea of letting it age and enjoying it on a future anniversary.
Brooke and Jon, it was an absolute privilege to be a part of your wedding day; to capture your once-in-a-lifetime memories, and to meet and celebrate with your family and friends. I am honored to be your Wedding Photographer and your Forever Photographer – I can’t wait to capture all the memories to come!
You can read all about Brooke & Jon’s Love Story here: Kensington Metropark Engagement Session
Brooke & Jon’s Vendor Team:
Venue: Odins Owl
Dress: Renee’s Bridal
Cake: Sugar High Bakery
Caterer: From Scratch Catering
Videographer: Voice Media Collective