Last fall, I received a call from Veronica requesting information regarding my wedding photography. As we began to talk, I got more and more excited for her day. The reason: a very small and intimate wedding at a new and different location, The Longacre House in Farmington Hills, Michigan. I LOVE intimate weddings. The overall feel of the wedding is different; it reminds me of the Pieter Bruegel paintings of wedding feasts during the early Renaissance. It is a day of celebration, but it is less about the pomp and circumstance and more about the couple, community, and commitment. I am always honored when I am invited to be one of just a few guests in attendance at intimate weddings.
Veronica and Dan’s wedding was exactly what I hoped for. The conversations were based around sentiments from the past and anticipation for the future. The ceremony was filled with laughter, sniffles, and smiles. When the bride and groom embraced, the world melted away. It was so great working with Veronica and Dan. The day started quietly and built with excitement. Dan and Veronica shared a beautiful first look, followed by a festive signing of the ketbuah, a Jewish marriage document. During the signing, his mom was so excited taking photos with her cell phone that she even made the portfolio. After the vows were read, blessings were given, and the glass was broken, it was all mazel tov to the bride and groom.
Following their intimate wedding, Dan and Veronica stepped outside the Longacre House for a short portrait session before joining family for an afternoon of celebration. The Longacre House offered the perfect and complimentary backdrop to their intimate wedding; it was classic and timeless, just like their love.