The Henry Ford Wedding of Ashley and Doug

The Henry Ford Wedding of Ashley and Doug: September 13, 2019

Where do I even begin? Mike Staff is the way to go for video, photos, and music. Our experience with Mike Staff was/is unreal. From their customer service to the amazing talent, we can’t say enough great things. Since our wedding, we have made 3 referrals and will absolutely continue recommending this company. We can’t thank you all enough for such a memorable experience. Mike Staff is the best! Thank you!” – Happy Bride, Ashley

Our Love Story

We met in 2014 at Central Michigan University where we both graduated from. We were both in our senior year and were never expecting to suddenly meet the love of our lives the moment we met. Our story is one that we will cherish forever. One that we will never forget. And one that we can’t wait to share.

It all started when Doug called me [30 minutes ahead of time…some things never change] to come over for dinner at his apartment. Scurrying to get ready I confirmed that I would be there. Arriving, Doug greeted me with a huge unexpected SMOOCH! I nearly melted onto the ground as my knees somehow lost all strength. He walked me inside and had a gorgeous spread of grilled chicken, potatoes, veggies, his *famous* garlic bread and a giant bottle of wine- he knew me WAY too well. This is also the second I knew that he loved food as much as I did…perfect match or what?! I remember so well, returning home to my Sorority house and telling each girl, “I am going to marry this man!” They all thought I was absolutely crazy. #OneInAMullen

Thereafter, we began dating, meeting each others families, and making memories. From Michigan tailgating, Arizona vacationing, and being regular Detroit-foodies (see, I told you we were a perfect match!), we established a love that was so strong, so extraordinary, and so special.

On Monday, May 28th 2018, I found the love of my life down on one knee asking me the promise of a lifetime. So smooth with his words, so witty, and so valuable, I will never forget the look on his face as he asked me to marry him. This was the moment that confirmed our unending love.We cheers-ed champagne atop the most beautiful scenic Sedona rock watching the sunset. A moment I replay regularly.

Now here we are, after planning an event so big that we know was just the smallest piece of our lifelong puzzle, married and happier than ever. We can’t help but owe it to our loving family and our awesome friends.

Our Wedding Video

As a bride and groom, the day is very overwhelming and it’s a lot. From a crazy morning of  getting ready and making sure the day is perfect, there are a few moments that you don’t get to see. Having a professional wedding video lets you see those moments; the guests entering and getting seated at the church, cocktail hour, the empty reception room before it’s filled with family and friends, and so much more. It was very important to us to have this all on film.

Our Wedding Photos

Our wedding photographer, Madison, was and is incredible! From the engagement shoot all the way to the wedding, she had such talent and made sure to capture every moment, big and small. We have made sure to stay in touch for future photography. Madison was awesome and we can’t thank her enough!!

Our Wedding DJ

Our professional wedding DJ, James, had EVERYONE on the dance floor all night! We couldn’t believe that the dance floor was packed edge to edge until the end of the night. James was so awesome that he played a few extra songs to keep the party going. We had so many wonderful compliments on the music and dancing. James killed it!

We chose, “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison for our first dance song. This is such special song to us. Since the moment we fell in love, we always danced and sang to this song.

Our Favorite Wedding Memory

I will never forget the moment when Doug and I were taking photos together (during the romantic session) and he said a few special words while a photo was being taken. My heart melted and I couldn’t help but cry a few happy tears. I am so happy that our photographer and videographer were able to catch such a special moment. I will never forget it!

Ashley and Doug’s Wedding Vendors

  • Wedding Venue: The Henry Ford, Lovett Hall
  • Florist: M Dawn Floral Design
  • Make up: Blushed Hair and Makeup
  • Hair: Avashay Salon
  • Bakery: Pastry Palace
  • Wedding Dress: Becker’s Bridal
  • Mike Staff Photography: Wedding DJ, Photography, Videography

Wedding Videography at The Henry Ford

Wedding Photography at The Henry Ford