Hailey and Lou are both teachers, and their sweet love story started when they met each other at the middle school where they both teach! They were good friends for a while before they realized that their connection was starting to blossom into something more. They were married at Hailey's parent's church, St. Kenneth in Plymouth, on a sunny Friday in June, and celebrated afterwards at the Meeting House Grand Ballroom in downtown Plymouth.
Bridesmaids first looks are one of my favorite things to photograph, and these ladies could not have hyped Haley up more! They were so excited and supportive, and you could really feel how tight knit and sweet this friend group of beautiful women was.
After the bridesmaid first look, it was of course time for another one of my absolute favorite parts of the wedding day: the groom's first look! We did those photos in a courtyard outside the hotel lobby, with the entire wedding party watching eagerly through the windows and cheering the couple on! Haley also had a very thoughtful surprise for Lou: a photo of him and his mom who has sadly passed away, that she attached to the inside of his tie, so that his mom could be with him on his wedding day.
After the first look, where I think it's safe to say that Lou was absolutely thrilled with his bride, we took a few bride and groom portraits in the courtyard before heading out.
The party bus ride to our next stop was full of music and laughs! Haley and Lou honestly couldn't have asked for a better hype crowd than their 16 bridesmaids and groomsmen.
On the way to the ceremony, we stopped at Waterford Bend Recreation Area in Northville to capture the bridal party pics, and take a few more bride and groom photos!
Next, it was on to Saint Kenneth Church in Plymouth for the ceremony!
After the beautiful ceremony, we all loaded back into the party bus and headed to the elegant Meeting House Grand Ballroom in downtown Plymouth for the reception.
After the emotional and heartfelt toasts, it was finally time for Haley and Lou to dance the night away with all of their friends and family.