Melanie and Rob are two of the most kind, considerate people, head over heals in love people we’ve had the chance to meet. Not only was their Detroit Engagement Session smoking hot, but their easy going, fun-loving nature, welcoming attitude and love for each other made working with them a breeze.
Their requests for the day were simple: they wanted to be relaxed, enjoy themselves and GET MARRIED. For Rob, that meant starting the day out on the dock fishing at his parent’s place with his groomsmen, an activity he used to do it with his father who had passed away earlier this year. Not only was it a way to start out the morning in a relaxing manner, it was a way to honour and include his dad on his wedding day.
Melanie spent the morning with her girls in the beautiful Caesars hotel, sipping champagne and getting her hair done with her best friends. The room was busy when we arrived, but everyone was relaxed and happy. Her two piece Maggie Sottero gown hung on the window overlooking the Detroit skyline, which she slipped into with the help of her mom and best friends.
They held their ceremony and reception at the new Augustus 27 hall at Caesars Windsor. We walked off the elevator to a hallway lit up with string lights and a canvas of their engagement session blown up on an easel at the end, then walked into the breathtaking hall itself. A million Edison bulbs hung from the exposed ceiling and the riverfront skyline could be seen all around through the floor to ceiling windows, as people mingled at the bar, signed the guestbook and waited for Melanie to walk down the aisle.
Their ceremony was beautiful. Their vows were sincere and they were focused solely on each other, you could tell they meant every. single. word. They signed the papers, sealed the deal with a kiss, and walked straight into the arms of their guests who were waiting with fist pumps and champagne to celebrate with them.
After a few sunset portraits on the balcony (because seriously, when you have the Detroit skyline at sunset, you don’t NEED to go anywhere else), Rob and Melanie spent the evening with their guests relaxing, giving and receiving heartfelt speeches, and having a blast on the dance floor as the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Exactly as they intended.
Melanie & Rob, thank you so much for choosing us to document your wedding day. Your love for each other and desire to have a day true to yourselves and your families was evident and carried out beautifully. It was a honour to be there. Congratulations!
“In a sea of people, my eyes will always be searching for you”.
Accommodations: Caesar’s Windsor Augustus 27
Officiant: Mike Cardinal
Invitations/Stationary: Elizabeth R Fine Stationary
Hairstylist: Katherine Weinz, Salon Talio
Makeup Artist: Angie Morrone, Lotus Lash Studio
Florist: The Bourbon Rose Floral Design Co.
DJ: NXT Level Entertainment
Bride’s Dress Shop: Bridal Couture
Bride’s Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Suit Shop: Hugo Boss, Somerset Mall
Suit Designer: Hugo Boss
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin/Gianvito Rossi
Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss
Plant Rental: Anna’s Flowers, Kingsville and Leamington