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This sweet Port Huron wedding shot by Heather Jowett was entirely handmade. It’s kind of a given I will melt over any wedding coming from Michigan, but this one is extra special. Dannielle, the bride drew the black and white caricatures of each member of their bridal party and they were placed in front of them as place cards, among with lots of other little heartfelt details. Seriously, don’t miss their photo gallery.

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding


Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding
chic aqua DIY wedding

Port Huron Michigan Thomas Edison Inn wedding

Heather Jowett was entirely handmade. It’s kind of a given I will melt over any wedding coming from Michigan, but this one is extra special. Dannielle, the bride drew the black and white caricatures of each member of their bridal party and they were placed in front of them as place cards, among with lots of other little heartfelt details. Seriously, don’t miss their View all images from this wedding in the gallery

I met the bride, in this post, the same way her husband did: at a biweekly game of dodgeball we all participated in. When it came time for Corey to propose, he wanted to give a nod to the sport where they first met, and proposed to her by taking her to the dodgeball courts and writing his proposal on a dodgeball. It was seriously the sweetest thing ever. Considering their love was nurtured on those dodgeball courts (well, actually, they’re tennis courts, but we used them for dodgeball), Danielle wanted to visit them for pictures on her big day.

Danielle was one of my first friends when I moved to Michigan 6 years, so it was especially awesome to photograph her wedding day. You’d be hard pressed to find a sweeter and kinder person. I did learn, from the experience, that there is one drawback from photographing a dear friend’s wedding: Wedding guests who don’t know you’re a friend, may think you’re crazy overly-emotional wedding photographer who is obviously not cut out for work in this field when they see that you are visibly crying while photographing the wedding ceremony. Luckily, despite my tears, I managed to keep my shots in focus.

There are so many sweet moments in this wedding but by far, my favorite is, Danielle’s Dad (who married them) reacting to the first kiss. I also particularly love them picking the birdseed out of their hair on the way to the dodgeball courts, but I have a weird sense of humor.

Just about everything you see was lovingly handcrafted by Danielle, along with her sister, Rebecca, and their family. Danielle mostly wanted to explore the different textures of paper and wood in a more subdued pallet for her wedding decor. Here’s the low down on some of the details. The awesome necklaces all the bridesmaids wore were made by one of the bridesmaids, Caisee, the genius behind Maddox and Klaus.

Wedding Vendors (Port Huron, MI):

Venue: Thomas Edison Inn / Photographer: Heather Jowett / Hair: Beje Salon / Cake: Great Bakes Cakes / Florist: Natalie from Beautiful Beginnings / Officiant: Bride’s Father / Wedding Dress: Watters via the Macy’s Bridal Salon at Somerset / Jewelry: Maddox and Klaus / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Express

23 comments
  • Beautiful! Lovely details and super cute couple. Congratulations!

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting my wedding!!! Ruffled is probably my FAVORITE wedding blog….and I am SOOOOO honored to be showcased!!!

    Love always,
    Danielle aka “Mrs. Reid”

  • Eliza

    This is such a beautiful wedding, and so well shot! I love everything about this.

  • YAY! Wow, that was fast! I went from the elation of finding out I was gonna be featured this morning to the feature being live this afternoon! Thanks so much for featuring my work, and all of Danielle’s hard work.

  • Beautiful photos! They really compliment the feel of the day and make everything look so dreamy and unique and perfect.
    My favorite detail by far is the caricatures. Too, too cool!

  • wish I could of been at the wedding; the gallery is SO worth looking at over and over again! never fails to make me smile, so many wonderful ideas and a gorgeous couple!
    and ps…just wait for the newest maddox and klaus necklaces; i’ve been able to watch the artist in action this week and her new designs are simply stunning!!! :)

  • Stunningly beautiful wedding – simple and sweet. Beautiful photos too, great job Heather!

  • Jenny D

    I am a friend of the bride (and now the groom as well) and her family – I am a member at the church where Danielle’s grandfather is the pastor – and I was lucky enough to get to be a guest at the wedding. The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the reception was a blast! I am so grateful that I was able to share in their wonderful day.

  • Elissa

    This wedding is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it, Ruffled and Heather :)

  • How darling! Those baby’s breath bouquets are quite lovely and the setting just so sweet!

  • Nikk {Perpetually Engaged}

    I love those simple centerpieces. The whole wedding is just beautiful!

  • Such a sweet wedding… love all the little details – the place names, the signage and the moustaches on sticks! Absolutely adore the wedding dress too :)

  • Catherine Williford

    Once again Heather, you captured the absolute essence of beauty that most behind the camera would have missed. I know the bride and groom will look back at your photos for years to come with heart felt gratitude for the special memories you captured for them. <3

  • Bella

    where are the brides maids dresses from, I googled ‘express’ with no luck! Is there a website address? They look amazing!

  • Hey Bella, its a clothing store called express. Express.com is their website. They’re also in a lot of malls in the US. Hope that helps.

  • Oh, also, I know they were bought near the beginning of the calendar year, so they may not be selling them anymore.

  • AngelaKP

    Wow, the personal touches really make the decor special! Love the place cards (wonder what I’D look like…) Cheers!

  • Angela, I’d love to make one for you! Find me at http://www.treeslkgiants.blogspot.com

    ~Danielle

  • this wedding is completely adorable!

  • i freaking LOVE this wedding. seriously so gorgeous, the light, the details, every shot is perfection

  • So so beautiful! I loove the escort cards.

  • Bri

    This wedding is so pretty and unique! is a lot like the style I’m going for in my August wedding! I was curious as to what material was used for the pew banners? Thanks!

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