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.
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