Our Wedding: September 25, 2021
“The Experience with Mike Staff was wonderful. The photo and video team worked so well together. All questions leading up to the wedding were answered and even a few issues we had regarding the downloading of the gallery were solved immediately. It was great having our photo & video services coming from one company. We would definitely recommend the services to others.” – Happy Bride, Tara
Our Love Story
We had met in summer of 2016 just a few weeks after I moved back to Michigan from Florida. The first night we met I paid him no attention then it just so happened we ran into each other again a few days later at the same venue in Detroit. From then our love story developed.
In 2019 we had planned a trip to Malta (where my family is from). While we were there Gary was doing a sunrise photo shoot with me and that is when he proposed in the most beautiful setting in a place very special to me.
Our Wedding Photography
We had such a good time working with the professional wedding photography team. They made us feel so comfortable right from the start of the day. With Gary being a photographer we knew that wedding photos were going to be a very important part of our day and we wanted to be able to capture moments to treasure forever.
It’s been so nice being able to share the photos on social media so those that couldn’t attend due to travel restrictions or those who were just uncomfortable to attend due to the current situation in the world we are all dealing with. They’ve been able to share in seeing our happiness from that day from afar.
Our Wedding Video
The main thing I heard from others that didn’t get a professional wedding video is it was the thing they regretted most not doing. Photos capture one aspect of the day but video is going to get those live moments that a photo just cannot capture. We love being able to re-live that day from how others saw us.
Our Wedding Vision
We knew we wanted a unique venue with not your everyday wedding decor. We love to travel so right from the start we knew our wedding theme would be based around travel, and given the venue we chose the vintage travel theme. Once that was set we knew we couldn’t do just traditional table numbers and had to incorporate destinations.
We thankfully did not have to change our plans at all. We got to keep the original wedding date that we had set 2 years prior.
Our Wedding Memories
First look was one of our favorite moments of the day after teasing Gary about what the dress would look for months and him finally seeing me in it was priceless. And secondly just getting the chance to spend time with family and friends who were there to celebrate our love.
Tara and Gary’s Wedding Vendors
- Venue: The Holly Vault
- Ceremony: The Holly Vault Chapel
- Florist: MI Honeybee Flowers
- Wedding Dress: The White Dress
- Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
- Hair & Makeup: Brie Artistry
- Bakery: Tasty Layers, Lakes Cakes
- Transportation: Country Club Limousine
- Mike Staff Productions: Photography & Videography