Renea and Richard were high school sweethearts, and we were told by their friends and family that this wedding was 23 years in the making! We had a sunny June day, and the event took place at the Morenci Sportsman Club in Michigan. The bride and groom chose to have a "First Look" before the ceremony. The tradition is that the groom doesn't see the bride before the ceremony, but the First Look is becoming more popular. It gives the couple the time to experience that moment in private, and we get to capture the emotions and get some relaxed shots of the couple before the excitement and rush of the day begins. If you plan on having a late afternoon ceremony with reception immediately following, we recommend considering a First Look.
Renea and Richard had a small outdoor ceremony, surrounded by their close friends and family, followed by a larger reception. The gray and yellow color scheme was perfect for a summer day, the decorations were unique and beautifully made, and everything went smoothly. Thanks for letting us be a part of your day and congrats again, Mr. and Mrs. Rutledge!